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Title: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 08, 2011, 05:15:05 AM
I figured I'd ask the board what anime they like.

I'm very particular about anime and for a long time didn't really watch much of it (largely because most of what I saw was crap). I grew up watching old Streamline distributed movies in edited fashion on local broadcast TV here in Chicago, enjoyed a lot of the movies I saw. Then as anime because more popular in the US as the mid 90s approached, I saw more and more crap and really quit seeking out good anime.

I now have every Studio Ghibli movie in one form or another and am for the most part am a fan as I'm greatly impressed by quality 2D hand drawn style animation, while I borderline detest CG animation.

In any event I was wondering what anime people here like or recommend, or watch?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: blueraven on July 08, 2011, 05:31:03 AM
I really dug Lupin. He was a serious badass.

I also used to watch the B&W episodes of Gigantor and Speed racer as a kid, so I saw a lot of the 80's stuff.

When I was younger, as far as comics, I LOVED the Comico Robotech issues, Ninja High School, and the Akira issues on Marvel/Epic which the movie left so much out of. Once I got a little older, I started moving away form the more mainstream stuff. 

Lone Wolf and Cub is probably one of my all-time favorites, but I don't think they made that into an actual movie or show.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: sunteam_paul on July 08, 2011, 05:53:18 AM
I struggle to find decent anime these days which isn't typical teenage garbage.

Almost anything by Studio Ghibli is a must, of course - but don't forget the non-Miyazaki films such as Pom Poko and Whisper of the Heart, which is up there in my top 5 movies of all time.

In terms of series:
The City Hunter TV series is cool, although the feature length 'The Motion Picture' failed to work for me.
Urusei Yatsura is possibly the best anime series ever made.
Cowboy Bebop is just great, the dub is actually really nice.
Vision of Escaflowne was pretty good also.

Movies or OAVs:
Akira (of course).
Wings of Honneamise is thoughtful and atmospheric.
Paprika, Perfect Blue & Tokyo Godfathers, directed by Satoshi Kon are clever, mature and a bit mental at times.
Jin-Roh.
I like the 2 new semi-3D Appleseed movies. Much better than the crappy original one.
Gunbuster is one of my favourite anime series ever (pity the UK version has been censored).
Bubblegum Crisis - worth it for the songs.
Metropilis is cool.
Steamboy is also pretty good, I need to watch it again though as it's been a while.
Ghost in the Shell 2 is better than 1 in my opinion. It has some lovely visuals and a cool dog in it.
Also, check out Sky Blue/Wonderful Days which is Korean (I think) and has a technique of using models as backgrounds.

If anyone has further suggestions for decent mature anime (no I don't meen ettchi), then please list them.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on July 08, 2011, 02:28:51 PM
I'm also into older stuff, since it's mainly what I grew up on.  I find that a lot of the older shows have a lot more attention to detail, probably because many of them were made in the late 80's so there was money to dump into production budgets for anime before the bubble burst.  However, that's not to say there is not still some good stuff coming out, but almost all of it is a manga conversion or leans towards fan service in some way (I'm looking at you Gainex).

Some of the older ones I enjoy series wise are:
Ranma 1/2
Urusei Yatsura (this was essentially the Simpsons of Japan, only it stopped before getting bad  :P )
Legend of the Galactic Heroes (110 episode OVA, I'm only partway through now but it's an epic space saga)
Record of Lodoss War OVA (Typical fantasy fare, but pretty good)
Evangelion (some might say overrated or not worth the time, but the animation is great and the story is, well...)
Cowboy Bebop (Like sunteam_paul said, a classic.  Worth watching anytime)

For newer series (good animation, but better stories):
Mushishi (mysterious occurrences/situations in nature and and man who investigates them)
Mononoke (basically 2-3ep shorts about mysterious occurrences and the man who solves them) [Awesome visual style]
Plantes (It's about space debris, the people who collect it, and their lives)
Kino no Tabi (Kino's Journey-An outsider's take on many different fictional cultures)
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (Examination of the human condition)

Movies/OVA:
Akira (again)
Memories
Steamboy
El Hazard (fun little OVA)
The Cat Returns (More Ghibli, but I love it)
Summer Wars
5 Centimeters Per Second (just, yeah...)

I'd recommend www.crunchyroll.com (http://www.crunchyroll.com/) or torrents if you don't want to invest in DVDs right away.  I'm gonna stop now though, could probably talk about old anime for hours if I wasn't careful :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: PunkicCyborg on July 08, 2011, 02:54:12 PM
yeah its all about the 80s and early 90s stuff. I tried watching some new stuff and I feal anime has lots it's charm and style.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: sunteam_paul on July 08, 2011, 08:13:44 PM
Another couple I forgot:

Venus Wars - subtitled only, the dub lessens the experience.
The Place Promised in our Early Days - This doesn't manage to reach its potential, but it has a great atmosphere to it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ParanoiaDragon on July 08, 2011, 08:23:39 PM
Well, I'm sure some people around here will hate some of the stuff I love, but, here goes:

Cowboy Bebop(as already mentioned)
Samurai Champloo(pretty much from the same guys that did Cowboy Bebop)
Trigun(might be my favorite series ever)
Samurai 7(steampunk retelling of the classic Seven Samurai flick, love it even more now that I've watched the original movie)
Vandread(fun & wacky)
Ys series(not the best, not the worst)
Those Who Hunt Elves(a pretty absurd series)
Azumanga Daioh(another wacky series)
The Big O(kind of interesting, it's sort of like if Batman had a mech...kinda)
Cromartie High School(very ridiculous)
Rahxephon(like Evangelion....but better IMHO)
Dragon Ball & Dragon Ball Z(I like them even with the filler material, but now there's Dragon Ball Kai which gets rid of the filler)
Dragon Half(good cheap ridiculous fun)
Full Metal Panic(the whole series is great, the first & third seasons are more serious, with the second season being more wacky)
Geneshaft(I don't recall much about it, but, I recall enjoying it)
Gate Keepers(in general just was a really fun series IMO)
Happy Lesson(wackiness in the same genre as Tenchi Muyo)
Love Hina(ditto)
Last Exile(it's been awhile, but, I recall really enjoying this one)
Eureka 7(serious mecha series)
Outlaw Star(just a really fun series)
Please/Onegi Teacher & Please Twins((see Tenchi Muyo)
Lupin(as mentioned previously)
Project A-ko(it's been yeaaaaaaaaaars since I've seen them but recall enjoying them)
Read or Die(LOVE this series, it's like Bond mixed with The Avengers or X-men)
Serial Experiment Lain(wierd but interesting)
Tenchi Muyo(absurd "harem" anime series)
Evangelion(there's supposed to be some kind of total reboot of the series that comes in 4 parts, but, I haven't checked it out yet)

There's more I enjoy, & there's some I just haven't sat down & watched yet, like S-Cry-ed, Excel Saga, & the Ghost in the Shell series, but lastly, ...(I'll probably get hate for this), is Naruto!  It has similarities to the DB series, but, I think it blows it away.  Plus, I'm a sucker not only for ninja's but for the underdog(probably why I love the Turbo so much!).

Forgot about Code Geass!  I loved this series, I kept craving to watch each episode, had me on my toes.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on July 08, 2011, 08:32:38 PM
If you like 80's anime then i highly suggest armored troopers votoms  :dance:
One of the best sci-fi anime to come out of that time period.

Btw it did go out of print years ago but you can find people that sell it on,ebay and on amazon still.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: rag-time4 on July 15, 2011, 07:37:58 PM
My first recommendation is always Grave of the Fireflies, which deals with the brutal and deliberate U.S. attacks on civilians during world war 2. Dan, I'm assuming you already have that one...?

I recently watched the complete series of yu yu hakusho with my wife. It was her favorite as a kid in the philippines. I really enjoyed the series. It was really amazing to see how the young characters matured and developed as the series went along.

I'm looking forward to watching wataru (keith courage), genesis climber mospeada (character designer Yoshitaka Amano of final fantasy fame), and the fist of the north star series, because the movie was my favorite anime when i was younger.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SuperDeadite on July 15, 2011, 10:24:59 PM
PERFECT BLUE
HADES PROJECT ZEORYMER
DANGAIOH
LEGEND OF LEMNEAR
TOP OH NERAI (GUNBUSTER)

Those must be watched by all, they are all very short too. :)
WATCH THEM NOW.  OR I WILL WATCH YOU!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 16, 2011, 12:45:41 AM
My first recommendation is always Grave of the Fireflies, which deals with the brutal and deliberate U.S. attacks on civilians during world war 2. Dan, I'm assuming you already have that one...?

Yep, I've got it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: BlackandBlue on July 16, 2011, 06:24:25 AM
Do yourself a favor and watch Deathnote.  Absolutely fantastic series. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on July 16, 2011, 06:41:52 AM
Yay someone mentioned Azumaga Daioh!  I love that show. the anime show while great and has some fantastic gags is a bit too fast paced I'd advise you to read the manga first since there is a lot of stuff missing in the anime show.

another great show from the past is Fushigi Yuugi if you like shojo stuff.


if you don't mind watching a show based mostly on high school girls and lots of random happenings there is Nichijou




and.... if you are looking for a site to download subbed anime you can try this link.

http://www.animetake.com/


EDIT

also if you don't mind watching weird shit.. there is another old show called serial experiments lain.

plus if you can get hold of it.. a very very old show called Genesis Survivor Gaiarth and ah my goddess!!

Armitage III (get the ova's  I'm not keen on the movie)  average story but the music is fantastic.

http://www.youtube.com/user/FCipher#p/u/97/Gmcmdq-ezYo
http://www.youtube.com/user/FCipher#p/u/98/z6CeZFDKk3E
dunno why.. this music along with the battle always brings a tear to my eye ;_;

plus Cyber city oedo
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 16, 2011, 08:10:32 AM
The anime industry has really taken a shit in the last 10 years with almost nothing of quality being released. A casual fan won't notice this since he'd be looking at the entirety of anime, but as some who's been a big fan since about 1979 I went from, "Dang, I haven't seen a good new show in a while." to "I'm starting to wonder if they even make decent anime anymore." to "New anime sucks ass".

Occasionally some good stuff comes out, but almost everything is either based on a Jump manga that regurgitates the Dragon Ball Z formula for the 100th time, or some sort of pederast school girl/maid bullshit. Things are bad, really bad. The two problems are 1) lack of money and 2) lack of talent. The two have been feeding off each other for a decade and a half and the result is that positions in the industry have been largely outsourced completely outside of Japan and the ones that still are in Japan pay very little. The producers will only approve tried and true concepts, so you get more and more of the same shit. Therefore making anime is no longer a respectable career, not even for otaku, since it pays nothing and only produces masturbatory shite.

However, good stuff still does manage to squeak through once in a while. The best thing I've seen recently is the new reboot of Mazinger Z. Since I've been a Mazinger kid for decades I can't really say how great this show would be for people who are new to the universe, but I was very very impressed. Its super hot blooded! Actual name: Shin Mazinger Shogeki! Z Hen. This is not to be confused with Mazinkaiser SKL, which was also cool, but way shorter and more abstract in an OVA sort of way. Shin Mazinger Shogeki! Z Hen the first all new TV length series with the old characters since the early 70s.

The best series I'm currently into is Gundam Unicorn. Its a 6 part OVA that will be released every 6 months until its done. If you like UC Gundam and have wondered what goes on after Char's Counterattack, you have to see this one.

Mainly my interests are 80s scifi and "adventure" anime like Gundam, Macross, Votoms, everything Miyazaki/Ghibli, ect. Things I would recommend to someone like myself grouped by release method:

TV: Votoms, Macross (OG), Macross 7, Macross F (maybe), Mospeada, Initial D, Yawara!, Touch, Nadia: The Secret of Bluewater, Z Gundam, Lupin III, Patlabor...honestly 80s TV anime is an almost inexhaustible well. I'm still finding awesome shit to watch.

OVA: Lupin III, Aim for the Top!: Gunbuster (I cannot recommend this one highly enough! Made by dudes who have read something besides manga in their life!), FLCL (pure rock and roll, I love it), Giant Robo (soooooo awesome. Best soundtrack of anything ever, amazing visuals, coolest f*cking characters I've ever seen), Angels Egg, Patlabor, To-y (hah, there's one nobody else here will suggest), Megazone 23 (all three parts, but mainly the first one), Birth, Dragon's Heaven.

Film: Macross: Do You Remember Love?, Patlabor 1 and 2, Robot Carnival, Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack, Project A-Ko, Lupin III, Ghost in the Shell, The Wings of Honneamise (sometimes called The Royal Space Force).

Made for TV Movie: Lupin III (there is a new one every year, more or less), Crayon Shin-chan: The Parents Strike Back (soooo nostalgic and awesome/hilarious, best Shin-chan ever).

Things that deserve specific mention:

Run Melos: This was a direct to TV anime based on, I think, an early 20th century Japanese novel set in ancient greece. Its almost totally unknown and this is a shame because its one of the best things I've ever seen. If I had to sum it up on one word the word would be "trust". This is what I sometimes call "romance between straight guys" which is actually pretty common in asian movies (think: The Killer, 1989) but almost non-existant in the west for some reason. A man loves another man, but not sexually. Very hard to explain...

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: If you are into true hard scifi, not that Firefly bullshit, real scifi like 2001, Bladerunner, Solaris, Max Headroom, then you must see this. It addresses the inevitable conflicts that science and technology will bring to us in the coming decades like nothing else I've ever seen, and it does it episode after episode. Sadly the 2nd season really falls off, but the first is tremendous.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: sunteam_paul on July 16, 2011, 09:45:42 AM
I really need to go back and watch through the stacks of anime VHS tapes I have stored away. Most of it I only watched once, but I'm sure I'm forgetting some classics.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on July 16, 2011, 01:09:08 PM
ah there is also Excel Saga
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 16, 2011, 02:40:49 PM
ah there is also Excel Saga

If you're interested in the "manic jibba jabba" genre you should check out Excel Saga's precursors, Assemble Insert and Child's Toy.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: roflmao on July 16, 2011, 03:38:48 PM
The best thing I've seen recently is the new reboot of Mazinger Z. Since I've been a Mazinger kid for decades I can't really say how great this show would be for people who are new to the universe, but I was very very impressed. Its super hot blooded! Actual name: Shin Mazinger Shogeki! Z Hen.


Thanks for this recommendation, Zeta.  I grew up watching Force Five (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Force_Five) so I have to check this out.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 16, 2011, 04:18:31 PM
If you like it hot blooded, you won't be disappointed. The first episode will melt your f*cking face off.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ParanoiaDragon on July 16, 2011, 05:47:02 PM
Yeah, Excel Saga is supposed to be really great, & really random!  I have it, but, it's one of many on my backlog.  Also, IIRC, I might mention that Naruto actually has some characters that are apparently based on Far East of Eden Ziria.  I recall the Sonnin in Naruto being based on the protagnists, Ziria(became Jiraya the Toad Sage), Orochimaru(a villian in Naruto), & Tsunade.

Also, as memories start coming back, Code Geass is fantastic, it's one of those series where you really start to think about who really is the good guy & who is the bad guy.  Sometimes it seems clear, but, other times, not so much.  They just released a dvd set of the entire first season, but I'm kinda hoping they'll do a blu ray version.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: termis on July 21, 2011, 01:53:44 AM
As a casual fan, I mostly like the story-driven anime, rather than eye-candy material.  Let's see, ones immediately pop up in my mind are...

GTO
Salaryman Kintaro
Welcome to NHK

I *really* loved the Gundam design as a kid, and really, really tried to get in the series, but... it just doesn't hold my interest.  I started at the original UC Gundam, got to about episode 14-15 in the last 6 months.  Only reason I carry on is all the great shit I hear about Zeta Gundam, and I'd like to see the prequel before I get into this. 

Robotech is something that I also thought was cool as a kid/teenager, but never tried watching again as an adult.  Never got past the Macross saga.

I also have fond memories growing up with earlier stuff like Starzinger, Galaxy Express 999, Mechander Robo, but I'm not sure if I'd enjoy them all that much as an adult now.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 21, 2011, 05:39:59 AM
For me, personally, Galaxy Express 999 will always be awesome. Its the frightening, bluesy, dark, brooding weirdest that at the same time is comforting. The concepts are so f*cked up and thought provoking and sad that it will never get old for me. Also, of course, space trains are great and the designs are just beautiful.

So its like a really good Cure album, basically.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: PunkicCyborg on July 21, 2011, 04:30:54 PM
shonan bakusozoku was one of my favorites. It had a US release by the awesome company Animeigo on VHS. Too bad it didn't have a Laserdisc release.
(http://cdn1.iofferphoto.com/img/item/139/306/063/pN6h93MCkXu4oIm.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: bartre on July 21, 2011, 04:52:59 PM
personally, i love:
Higurashi no naku koro ni / When they cry - to date the only thing that has ever put my friends in the fetal position.
Gungrave - think Resident evil meets the godfather
Azumanga Daioh - already mentioned
GTO - already mentioned
Love Hina - already mentioned
Ah! my goddess - kind of a romantic comedy, but it's a good time.
Beck - the music alone makes this one worth watching.
Ranma 1/2 - already mentioned
Gunslinger Girl - it's about cyborg assassins, but it's not set in japan, so it's something a little different

but i hated:
Death note - it had a good concept, but after the 12th episode or so, it just ran around in circles
Lucky Star - there was no point, couldn't even give it a 3 episode test
Gunslinger girl season 2 - it ruined everything good about the first season.
Moon Phase - it seemed like it had an okay story, but there was this awkward sexual tension with a character that looked like she was 12, so that bothered me.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Lilgrafx on July 21, 2011, 06:46:32 PM
Samurai Champloo, the only anime I watched all the way through. I thought it was great.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: bartre on July 21, 2011, 07:04:10 PM
Samurai Champloo, the only anime I watched all the way through. I thought it was great.
Champloo was really good, the only problem i had with it was the ending, it just fizzled out.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 21, 2011, 07:48:00 PM
I think most anime fans hate the endings to most series. That's just the way it goes.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: bartre on July 22, 2011, 07:24:55 AM
heh, sometimes i think that's true.
but 2 of the best endings ever go to gunslinger girl and elfen lied.
champloo's last episode was all like
"BOOM CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT!"
and then
"BOOM BAD ASS ACTION"
and then
"FIZZLE! HA, I BET YOU THOUGHT THE CHARACTERS WERE GONNA SHOW THAT THEY GREW IN SOME WAY, DIDN'T YOU!"
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 27, 2011, 03:48:41 AM
So having close to run out of new anime to watch, I ordered a few movies off of Amazon, I should have "The Girl Who leapt through time" and "Project Ako" next week.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Arm on July 27, 2011, 04:10:07 AM
If you like the Lunar series, you should check out Nadia the Secret of Blue Water series from Studio Gainax.
Also, there are 3 series which invented a new style in the 70s (World Masterpiece Theater) and are very worth looking for : Heidi girl of the Alps, 3000 Leagues in search of Mother and Anne of Green Gables.

Those series, based on books, were directed by Isao Takahata and the Layoutman was mainly Miyazaki. This was before their Ghibli period and after they left Toei Animation in the 60s.
These series are very oldschool, but the direction and story are better than most of todays more stylish/empty anime.

The character designer of these anime Yoichi Kotobe, who also worked for Toei in the 60's was later hired by Nintendo and created all the definitive designs of Mario and Zelda franchise and gave advice for the animation process, back then. It's obvious for the art style of Wind Waker, Nintendo was inspired by the animation movies Kotabe had worked on in the 60's. In Animal Treasure Island, in addition to character design, he was in charge of the stylish water animation.

Animal treasure Island http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/video/other/ld-ati-front.jpg
Hols Prince of the Sun http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/video/other/ld-hols-front.jpg
Puss in Boots http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/video/other/ld-pib-front.jpg
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 27, 2011, 04:12:44 AM
If you like the Lunar series, you should check out Nadia the Secret of Blue Water series from Studio Gainax.

I actually own the Nadia movie and have watched the first episode of the TV series. Very similar art style to Toshiyuki Kubooka who did the Lunar character designs and art.

Kubooka also did Giant Robo (and it's spinoff Ginrei).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Arm on July 27, 2011, 04:29:07 AM
Nadia the Movie is rather bad. You should first watch all the series which is much better :)
The character designer/animation director of Nadia was Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (He's the major influence of Studio Gainax). He also designed the characters of Evangelion, The girl who leapt through Time, the movie Wings of Honneamise and the video game series . Hack.
Kubooka was also an animator at Gainax. He was storyboarder and animator on the Nadia series. He was also the animation director on Gunbuster.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: sunteam_paul on July 27, 2011, 05:20:02 AM
So having close to run out of new anime to watch, I ordered a few movies off of Amazon, I should have "The Girl Who leapt through time" and "Project Ako" next week.

I was going to get The Girl Who Leapt Through Time until I noticed it was a Manga Video release. Just can't trust them.

Has anyone watched Irresponsible Captain Tyler? I saw one episode at a convention years ago and it looked quite funny.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 27, 2011, 06:00:36 AM
Yeah, the Nadia movie is pretty terrible. The series is great though. It has an ending that is ABSOLUTELY worth sticking around for. I mention this because a lot of people lose interest when they get to the "island episodes" which are kind of boring and drag on forever. Back in the day, when this series was only available as a fan sub, the group doing it actually skipped the island episodes completely to conserve their resources. Its that boring.

Project A Ko is f*cking GOLD, btw. Very well animated, tons of funny in jokes, great action, I love it. The sequels are also pretty good, but the 2nd OVA series "The Versus Grey/Blue" is not very good. Its not the worst thing out there, its just a huge step down from the first few.

The complete lack of anything even half as cool as Nadia or A-ko in the "adventure" or "comedy" genres in recent years is depressing.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: PunkicCyborg on July 27, 2011, 06:55:35 AM
yeah Zeta is right, Ako is totally awesome. I love the soundtrack too. They even did a great job with the US soundtrack.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on July 27, 2011, 08:57:14 AM
If you like the Lunar series, you should check out Nadia the Secret of Blue Water series from Studio Gainax.

I am currently watching this show right now.. It's very similar to laputa.  It's not a bad show and just finished watching upto episode 20.


I am trying to get hold of patlabor tv series but only managed to download 1~10


EDIT

if you don't mind watching high school girls and moe stuff you might enjoy Lucky Star which has a very similar vibe to Azumanga Daioh
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Arm on July 27, 2011, 10:06:42 AM
"I am currently watching this show right now.. It's very similar to laputa.  It's not a bad show and just finished watching upto episode 20."

Actually, the Nadia project had originally to be handled by Miyazaki in the 70s. It never happened but he eventually created Conan and then Laputa, incorporating ideas he had planned for Nadia.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 27, 2011, 10:50:02 AM
"I am currently watching this show right now.. It's very similar to laputa.  It's not a bad show and just finished watching upto episode 20."

Actually, the Nadia project had originally to be handled by Miyazaki in the 70s. It never happened but he eventually created Conan and then Laputa, incorporating ideas he had planned for Nadia.


Isn't Nadia based on 20,000 leagues under the sea?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 27, 2011, 10:57:28 AM
Actually, the Nadia project had originally to be handled by Miyazaki in the 70s. It never happened but he eventually created Conan and then Laputa, incorporating ideas he had planned for Nadia.


If this is true at all, it can only be true in the vaguest of senses. Like, someone at NHK liked the idea of a modern 20,000 Legues. The end product is so much different from anything Miyazaki ever could have proposed that I doubt there is any resemblance to anything Miyazaki could have actually put to paper.

The series certainly has a Miyazaki-esque, steampunk vibe to it, but that's because it was made after Laputa, Holmes, Nausicaa, etc. A lot of people were going for that look, especially with NHK projects.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Arm on July 27, 2011, 11:55:08 AM
I suppose it would have been completely different if the project was handled by Miyazaki in the 70s, the 2000 leagues under the sea story being more used  as a general theme. The story of Laputa was inspired by Gulliver's Travels from Swift.
Gainax founders being fans of Laputa, Conan, Nausicaa and Space Battleship Yamato, I guess this is reflected in the current Nadia series.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on July 27, 2011, 02:03:16 PM
oh I wonder if the op will like these too:

Big O
Elfen Lied
Chobits
Fushigi Yuugi
Darker than Black
Full Metal Alchemist
The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya

I got a lot of anime catching up to do myself..
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: termis on July 27, 2011, 10:53:45 PM
Has anyone watched Irresponsible Captain Tyler? I saw one episode at a convention years ago and it looked quite funny.

I went through it back in 2001 or so, and quite enjoyed it.  It is indeed quite funny.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 27, 2011, 11:57:19 PM
oh I wonder if the op will like these too:

Big O
Elfen Lied
Chobits
Fushigi Yuugi
Darker than Black
Full Metal Alchemist
The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya

I got a lot of anime catching up to do myself..


Back when I was still in college and didn't have to work in the morning I often left the usually terrible programming lineup on Cartoon Network called Adult Swim on as background noise.

While I just stated it's usually terrible, Adult Swim did have a few anime shows running on it I did like. Big O being one of them (it's a ripoff of Batman TAS with a giant robot, I love Batman TAS), I also like FLCL and Lupin the Third a lot. I've also seen Full Metal Alchemist and never got into it. I am unfamiliar with the others you mentioned.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: _joshuaTurbo on July 28, 2011, 05:06:42 AM
Ninja Scroll
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: geise on July 28, 2011, 08:11:24 AM
I don't really watch anime much anymore.  Most of the new stuff just doesn't appeal to me.  I think the detail and animation was better back in the day when they were using cel animation.  Now it's all digital.  I feel the detail can get lost doing it that way.  When I did watch stuff it was usually Streamline pictures stuff if it was dubbed.  Regardless of translation, they brought over some great movies and had good voice actors.  I am big on 3x3 Eyes, Robot Carnival, Fist of the North Star, Akira, Venus Wars, Wicked City, Goglo 13, Doomed Megalopolis, Crying Freeman, Castle of Count Cagliostro, Lensman.  I really love Lensman.  Titan A.E. is a total rip off of Lensman.  Also I am a huge Doc E. Smith fan, so it was nice to watch Lensman back when Streamline brought it out.  

Non streamline stuff I love is Green Legend Ran, Genocyber, Guyver, Baoh, Mermaid Scar, A.D. Police Files, Record of Lodoss War,  Dagger of Kamui, Battle Angel Alita, Otaku No Video, All of the Lupin anime, the Captain Harlock stuff, Crusher Joe, Project A-ko, Gunbuster, 5 Star Stories.  

Not really new, but it is newer than other anima I listed.  I love Spriggan.  The animation is freaking amazing!  Plus, I loved  the comic when Viz brought it over.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 28, 2011, 08:48:31 AM
I don't really watch anime much anymore.  Most of the new stuff just doesn't appeal to me.  I think the detail and animation was better back in the day when they were using cel animation.  Now it's all digital.  I feel the detail can get lost doing it that way.  When I did watch stuff it was usually Streamline pictures stuff if it was dubbed.  Regardless of translation, they brought over some great movies and had good voice actors.  I am big on 3x3 Eyes, Robot Carnival, Fist of the North Star, Akira, Venus Wars, Wicked City, Goglo 13, Doomed Megalopolis, Crying Freeman, Castle of Count Cagliostro, Lensman.  I really love Lensman.  Titan A.E. is a total rip off of Lensman.  Also I am a huge Doc E. Smith fan, so it was nice to watch Lensman back when Streamline brought it out. 

Non streamline stuff I love is Green Legend Ran, Genocyber, Guyver, Baoh, Mermaid Scar, A.D. Police Files, Record of Lodoss War,  Dagger of Kamui, Battle Angel Alita, Otaku No Video, All of the Lupin anime, the Captain Harlock stuff, Crusher Joe, Project A-ko, Gunbuster, 5 Star Stories. 

Did you get started watching the Streamline stuff on TV?

Here in Chicagoland in the early-mid 90s we used to get edited Streamline movies late at night on weekends on local TV. Also random other anime that wasn't Streamline showed up occasionally.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on July 28, 2011, 10:20:36 AM
oh there was another show I really enjoyed called El Hazard check that out if you can.


I am currently watching Fushigi Yugi (or Fushigi Yuugi,) aka the Mysterious Play while downloading Nadia episodes (although this show is kinda expensive to get hold of now, and runs at 52 episodes).  

It's also one of my favourite shows.. especially if you can stomach lots of melodrama, love triangles and japanese middle-school girls who start of being bested friends who mysteriously  get transported back into ancient china and then end up trying to kill each other... O_o

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a348/kwoksta/fushigiyugi.jpg)


This main Heroine Miaka with her 7 bishonen Celestial Warriors
(http://i31.tinypic.com/106eeed.jpg)

and this is the opening theme song of Fushigi Yugi.. anyway I really love this show but then I like stuff like Sailor Moon..





Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 28, 2011, 10:43:13 AM
oh there was another show I really enjoyed called El Hazard check that out if you can.


I am currently watching Fushigi Yugi (or Fushigi Yuugi,) aka the Mysterious Play while downloading Nadia episodes (although this show is kinda expensive to get hold of now, and runs at 52 episodes). 

It's also one of my favourite shows.. especially if you can stomach lots of melodrama, love triangles and japanese middle-school girls who start of being bested friends who mysteriously  get transported back into ancient china and then end up trying to kill each other... O_o

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a348/kwoksta/fushigiyugi.jpg)


This main Heroine Miaka with her 7 bishonen Celestial Warriors
(http://i31.tinypic.com/106eeed.jpg)

and this is the opening theme song of Fushigi Yugi.. anyway I really love this show but then I like stuff like Sailor Moon..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-spe3sv5OKo







I checked YouTube for Nadia episodes and all I am finding is dubs ugh.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: geise on July 28, 2011, 10:55:01 AM
@DragonmasterDan:  No I didn't watch them on TV.  Around 1989 was when I started buying all the Streamline Stuff on VHS.  Most of the comic shops in the Cleveland area sold them.  We didn't have an awesome local station that showed that stuff.

The Hakkenden was another one I forgot to add.  I need to buy them on DVD.  I still own all the pioneer vhs tapes of these.  Haha I need to get with the times.
The original story by Kyokutei Bakin is amazing!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 28, 2011, 12:04:49 PM
@DragonmasterDan:  No I didn't watch them on TV.  Around 1989 was when I started buying all the Streamline Stuff on VHS.  Most of the comic shops in the Cleveland area sold them.  We didn't have an awesome local station that showed that stuff.

The Hakkenden was another one I forgot to add.  I need to buy them on DVD.  I still own all the pioneer vhs tapes of these.  Haha I need to get with the times.
The original story by Kyokutei Bakin is amazing!

Heh, the local TV station was, outside of running those Streamline movies anything but awesome. They mostly showed old 1960s and 1970s reruns of sitcoms. It was only at midnight on Friday and then later Saturday nights if my memory serves me correctly that they aired censored Streamline movies (really only blocking out boobs and bush) peppered with commercial breaks of literally nothing but phone sex ads. They called it Japanimation, eventually the station switched formats to a Spanish language only station and around 1996 or so we lost the show.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ParanoiaDragon on July 28, 2011, 04:08:08 PM
oh I wonder if the op will like these too:

Big O
Elfen Lied
Chobits
Fushigi Yuugi
Darker than Black
Full Metal Alchemist
The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya

I got a lot of anime catching up to do myself..


Back when I was still in college and didn't have to work in the morning I often left the usually terrible programming lineup on Cartoon Network called Adult Swim on as background noise.

While I just stated it's usually terrible, Adult Swim did have a few anime shows running on it I did like. Big O being one of them (it's a ripoff of Batman TAS with a giant robot, I love Batman TAS), I also like FLCL and Lupin the Third a lot. I've also seen Full Metal Alchemist and never got into it. I am unfamiliar with the others you mentioned.

Some people complain about Big O's 2nd season, but, I recall loving it!  I believe the 2nd season was actually made after the 1st recieved alot of positive feedback outside Japan, or something like that.  BTW, still gotta recommend Code Geass.  I'm sure they have the whole series available on either crunchyroll or dubhappy.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 15, 2011, 08:39:22 AM
So I found the whole series of Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 rather cheaply, I didn't realize it's not the same as the 80s Bubblegum Crisis I watched when I was younger.

Has anyone seen this before? And any impressions of comments on this version?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: td741 on August 15, 2011, 08:55:13 AM
So I found the whole series of Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 rather cheaply, I didn't realize it's not the same as the 80s Bubblegum Crisis I watched when I was younger.

Has anyone seen this before? And any impressions of comments on this version?

I've watched the whole series a while back.  It's sort of a re-imagining of the original. It almost hints as being a sequel as there is something said in an episode that could be interpreted as such...

My vague recollection is that the show gets intriguing and interesting for the first half.  I seem to remember not liking the second half.  The turning-point/plot twist half-way sort of killed the series for me...  YMMV.

Oh, and the music that played a large part of the original series is not present here... ;)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 15, 2011, 09:50:11 AM


Oh, and the music that played a large part of the original series is not present here... ;)

I have a strange campy fondness for the 80s stylle the "BIG CITY I WANNA HURRICANE" from the original series.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 15, 2011, 12:49:20 PM
That "new" BGC...it isn't actually bad, but it's as gutless as Tenchi Muyo. I consider it pointless.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ParanoiaDragon on August 15, 2011, 01:23:41 PM
I just finished up Magic Knight Rayearth Season 2.  It was ok, got kinda boring at times.  I'm just now starting up Gun X Sword.  So far, liking that alot better!  It's kinda serious, but not.  I'd call it a Western Mecha series.  Kinda reminds me slightly of Big O, which is a good thing, also reminds me a lil of Trigun, which is a REALLY good thing!  I'm only 2 ep's in so far though.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: 16bit on August 16, 2011, 07:22:50 AM
I'll never forget seeing Akira for the first time in the late 80's, that pretty much sold me on the world of anime.

Here's a few that I've enjoyed through the years:

Demon City Shinjuku - Just a great mindless romp in a city full of demons, great action.
Black Magic M66 - This has become one of my favorite works of Masamune Shirow, starring a female android assassin with a license to kill.
Record of Lodoss War - The first series was pretty epic and unforgettable. It's like anime's nod to Dungeons & Dragons.
Berserk - One of the most insanely violent cartoons I've ever seen. Think that's bad? Read the manga...
Blue Gender - Contender for my favorite anime ever. Love the sci-fi feel of a desolate Earth overrun by giant bugs. Bugs you say? Bring out the mechs!
Devilman Lady - Surprisingly underrated, a model turns into the devil lady to fight monsters...and her own madness along the way.
Ergo Proxy - High quality sci-fi anime here.

And here are a few I'm considering buying in the near future...any advice on whether these are decent or not would be great!

Casshern Sins
Blassreiter
Heroic Age
Claymore




Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ParanoiaDragon on August 16, 2011, 08:17:13 PM
Ergo Proxy...I have that one, maybe I'll watch that after Gun x Sword.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on September 02, 2011, 08:30:47 AM
I picked up the whole series of Blue Seed cheaply, is it any good? I also picked up all the Cowboy Bebop sessions, back in the mid 2000s they frequently served as background noise to late night gaming and net surfing, I've never sat and watched them all the way through.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: sunteam_paul on September 02, 2011, 10:22:27 AM
I don't know about Blue Seed but you'll not regret Bebop.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on September 02, 2011, 10:51:19 AM
Background noise? That's offensive. That's one of the last good TV anime...and its really good.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on September 02, 2011, 11:41:57 AM
Background noise? That's offensive. That's one of the last good TV anime...and its really good.

I would stay up very late at night and leave it on in the background. I watched Lupin, and FLCL a bit, Watched Big O. Cowboy Bebop for one reason or another I never got into, probably because I didn't get to watch the episodes in order.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on June 27, 2012, 04:18:27 AM
I figured I'd revive this thread.

I just finished watching the whole series of Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water

I may go on and watch the movie sequel next.

Has anyone else been watching any Anime lately?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Ji-L87 on June 27, 2012, 05:05:26 AM
Probably more than I can remember. I had an anime all nighter with a pair of friends last weekend, which we usually do every other friday, and we finished GitS: SAC 2. Seemed they didn't enjoy it as much as I did, but hawkeyed as they were, they also pointed out some flaws and agree with them. But then again, watching a show with someone else is a different experience than watching it alone.
I'm finding my suggestions for other shows vetoed though, and it seems shorter stuff is out of the question most of the time. Which is too bad, since I absolutely love me some easy to go through OVAs.

As for newer stuff, nothing right now. I followed Upotte! and Eureka Seven AO but the first one ended with a meh and the other I sort of dropped. I was reminded why I didn't like the first Eureka SeveN all that much and I sort of miss the funky underground-vibe.

Oh and Nadia, I was watching that some year ago but stopped...maybe halfway through? I just remember how the show turned all drama and I was having none of that :P Still, production values are pretty good. I guess that's Gainax for ya.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on June 27, 2012, 05:55:53 AM
Nadia slows down in the middle...a LOT. Back in the day the fan subbers actually skipped a bunch of the "island episodes" because they are so boring and contribute little to the worth of the series. The ending is AMAZING though, so I recommend people stick with it. The movie though, is just garbage. You can skip that.

Lately I've been watching Space Brothers, which can been seen for free on Crunchy Roll. It's really good! For people who want something that isn't just pure shonen retred, check this out. The best show I've seen in a long time. It's a near future setting with two brothers that want to be astronauts. One already is, the other decides to go for it a bit latter in life after problems with his career.

Recently Gundam Unicorn 5 came out and things got pretty exciting with that show again, probably the best episode yet. The series has now been extended to 7 episodes total, so it will be finished in...2013. The only OVA I can think of that took longer to make this many episodes was Giant Robo: The Animation, and even then it wasn't actually planned that way, this is. I don't know of this series will turn out to be as good as GR, but it is pretty damned good.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Arkhan on June 27, 2012, 05:56:25 AM
SAILOR MOON.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Nando on June 27, 2012, 06:04:55 AM
Persona 4

Tiger & Bunny
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on June 27, 2012, 06:16:51 AM
Nadia slows down in the middle...a LOT. Back in the day the fan subbers actually skipped a bunch of the "island episodes" because they are so boring and contribute little to the worth of the series. The ending is AMAZING though, so I recommend people stick with it. The movie though, is just garbage. You can skip that.
 

I went through all the Island episodes, and the pointless trip to Africa before reaching the end. While those episodes were pretty much filler I at least got some entertainment value out of it. So maybe I'll enjoy the movie.

Have you seen the 10 Omake shorts?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on June 27, 2012, 06:32:06 AM

I went through all the Island episodes, and the pointless trip to Africa before reaching the end. While those episodes were pretty much filler I at least got some entertainment value out of it. So maybe I'll enjoy the movie.

Probably not. The island episodes were at least part of the original production. The movie is just some after the fact garbage with zero inspiration where basically nothing cool or interesting happens. I have a mook that shows some pre-production art that is really great, but nothing in the actual movie is good.

Quote

Have you seen the 10 Omake shorts?

I have. IIRC they aren't on the US DVD, but they are available online. I barely remember what they were, but I don't remember them being anything worth tracking down.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on June 27, 2012, 06:36:23 AM

I have. IIRC they aren't on the US DVD, but they are available online. I barely remember what they were, but I don't remember them being anything worth tracking down.

I found them entertaining enough, they were really just there to provide some background knowledge about the series.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: munchiaz on June 27, 2012, 06:52:40 AM
Ive def fallen out of the loop when it comes to anime. I used to really be in to it, but time is really tight and i prefer my other hobbies. But here is a list of some of my favs that i think you guys should watch

Now and then, here and there (OVA short but really good and emotional)
Berserk (series. Great but has a lame ending and will make u want to start reading the manga)
Gundam 0080 war in a pocket (OVA. Really interesting Gundam story that is told from the perspective of a young boy)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: 420GOAT on June 27, 2012, 06:58:59 AM
violence jack is cool.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: djcouchycouch on June 27, 2012, 07:08:08 AM
I've been watching Sakamichi no Apollon (Kids on the Slope) and Kyouka lately. Pretty light fare, but not bad so far.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: geise on June 27, 2012, 07:42:32 AM
Green Legend Ran and Lensman.  I finally broke down and captured my old streamline vhs copy of Lensman.  Titan A.E. is a total rip-off.  Green Legend Ran is a huge favorite of mine that really gets overlooked.  My wife and I finished Hakkenden.  I have always loved that series.  I still only have it on vhs.  There's a ton of really great old anime I have that never got re-released on DVD.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on June 27, 2012, 07:50:19 AM
I have the US LD of Lensman. It's really good, and dual language, but it lacks any kind of subtitles which is a drag when other people who haven't seen it 500 times are watching it with me. Robot Carnival is the same way.

I also have the US Green Legend Ran LD box that came with the t-shirt and bonus stuff. I remember being a little disappointed with this show when it was new, but when I re-watched it recently I couldn't remember what my gripe was. It's actually pretty good, and I love the music. It's pretty impressive for how low the budget must have been on a 6800 yen Pioneer OVA.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on June 27, 2012, 08:05:43 AM
I've only seen the Harmony Gold Lensman, is the Streamline dub any beter?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on June 27, 2012, 08:09:33 AM
I've never seen the Harmony Gold version. It might be the same one.

All of Streemline's dubs were very good from the perspective of writing and timing and acting. The problem with them was always the script changes and horrible audio quality. Overall, I'd rather have a Streemline's dub than that French Canadian shit they have on TV now.

Overall though, dubs are basically for illiterate retards.

EDIT: ...and children under the age of 10.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on June 27, 2012, 08:15:27 AM
I've never seen the Harmony Gold version. It might be the same one.

All of Streemline's dubs were very good from the perspective of writing and timing and acting. The problem with them was always the script changes and horrible audio quality. Overall, I'd rather have a Streemline's dub than that French Canadian shit they have on TV now.

Overall though, dubs are basically for illiterate retards.

I'm unaware of a subtitled version of Lensman, that was kind of why I was asking.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on June 27, 2012, 08:17:59 AM
Yeah, most (all?) US anime LDs that have dual language also have either Closed Captions or the same program on another side with hard subs. The exception is Streamline. At least they included the JP track at all.

The other nice thing is that Streamline's LDs were all made by Lumavision, and they are very high quality overall. Compare this to, say, the stuff from AD Vision which is just garbage.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ParanoiaDragon on June 27, 2012, 02:39:07 PM
I'm still watching Naruto Shippuden.  Make fun of me if ya'll want, but I love that show.  I was watching Dragon Ball Z Kai, but it didn't finish the Frieza Saga, it started all over again, so I went & bought the first 2 seasons on Bluray.  I picked up the recent Marvel Anime stuff, but haven't watched them yet.  We did watch Trigun Badlands, though I was pretty tired, so I didn't get much out of it.  I've thought about watching shows like Bleach & One Piece, but haven't motivated myself, especially in regards to One Piece, I really do not like the character designs.  So, I've been watching Green Lantern, Young Justice, & Avenger's Earth's Mightiest Heroes lately.  They aren't anime, but they're great shows.  Oh, & I just finished the first season of the new Thundercats.  That's kinda anime, as I believe it was mostly made in Japan.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on June 27, 2012, 02:43:27 PM
The old Thundercats was made mostly in Japan, I'm not sure if any anime is made mostly in Japan now except the Ghibli stuff and occasionally some big-time stuff like Oshii.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ParanoiaDragon on June 27, 2012, 06:19:33 PM
Ok, looks like it's half anime, "animation provided by the Japanese Studio 4įC" according to Wikipedia.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Ji-L87 on June 27, 2012, 07:32:29 PM
The old Thundercats was made mostly in Japan, I'm not sure if any anime is made mostly in Japan now except the Ghibli stuff and occasionally some big-time stuff like Oshii.

Yeah, outsourcing sucks big time. Well, the good thing is that those guys in other countries get to level up their skills, but the backside of that is that those in Japan don't. I think the industry could use another wave of enthusiastic, overambitious youngsters who just want to go flipping bananas with a stack of paper and left over cels just to prove what they can do.

Well, I know there's a few of those guys out there but...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on June 27, 2012, 08:33:11 PM
Well, without outsourcing we never would have had the original Thundercats in the first place, or Orbots, or GI Joe, or Transformers, Ulysses, The Last Unicorn, etc etc.

The next wave will, hopefully, be Koreans. They basically do all the 2D animation in the world at this point, and yet create virtually nothing for themselves.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: NightWolve on June 27, 2012, 08:56:58 PM
ThunderCats = Made in Japan? Huh, didn't know that one. Loved the show as a kid - I can still remember ole Mumm-Ra's transformation routine and his laugh. ;)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Ji-L87 on June 28, 2012, 12:17:51 AM
ThunderCats = Made in Japan? Huh, didn't know that one. Loved the show as a kid - I can still remember ole Mumm-Ra's transformation routine and his laugh. ;)

The opening and ending theme is still so awesome, I wish I had it on CD.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on June 28, 2012, 02:52:09 AM
I am liking fairy tale anime a lot..

can get some good stuff on here

http://www.animecrazy.net/


Quite enjoying Saint Seiya Omega show too
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on June 28, 2012, 06:34:10 AM
ThunderCats = Made in Japan? Huh, didn't know that one. Loved the show as a kid - I can still remember ole Mumm-Ra's transformation routine and his laugh. ;)


Like much of 80s toy cartoons the concepts, character design, direction, scripts, voice recording, etc where American, but the grunt work was done in Japan because the artists there could work for nothing and yet still draw on model. Japan was the Korea of the 80s. The same studio that did Thundercats also did The Last Unicorn, the Hobbit cartoons, and even Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind.

I just now found a great website detailing this:

http://xoomer.virgilio.it/fedgrame/english.htm
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on June 29, 2012, 01:57:16 AM
I went through and watched the Nadia movie. It certainly didn't add anything to the series, but it wasn't terrible either. I'm going to finally finish watching the rest of the Cowboy Bebop episodes.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Ji-L87 on June 29, 2012, 02:42:21 AM
I went through and watched the Nadia movie. It certainly didn't add anything to the series, but it wasn't terrible either. I'm going to finally finish watching the rest of the Cowboy Bebop episodes.

Greatness. The Cowboy Bebop movie is also well worth checking out.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on June 29, 2012, 03:16:13 AM
I went through and watched the Nadia movie. It certainly didn't add anything to the series, but it wasn't terrible either. I'm going to finally finish watching the rest of the Cowboy Bebop episodes.

Greatness. The Cowboy Bebop movie is also well worth checking out.

I've seen the movie already
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: bartre on July 01, 2012, 04:09:11 PM
i went on a binge this weekend and pretty much rewatched 2 of my favorite animes - higurashi no naku kor ni and gungrave.
any thoughts on those two?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on July 03, 2012, 07:38:31 AM
I recently finished watching Legend of Galactic Heroes which was amazing.  Super long though at around 110 episodes for an OVA.

This is the time of year I like to watch Summer Wars though, that's a great movie.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: geise on July 03, 2012, 07:48:54 AM
I've been watching a lot of Osama Tezuka's (father of anime) stuff lately.  Pulled out the ol' vhs collection I have and watched some Legend of the Forest.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 30, 2012, 02:56:42 AM
I finally saw Galaxy Express 999 the movie, I enjoyed it. I am going to watch Adieu Galaxy Express 999 sometime soon.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 30, 2012, 11:45:56 AM
The first two moves are so so good. The ending of the second one was quite amazing. One of the characters has a change if heart and the results...


Seriously, that 70s shit is like Wagner meets The Cure. So powerful.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: PunkicCyborg on July 30, 2012, 01:22:16 PM
Hokuto no Ken!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Burnt Lasagna on July 30, 2012, 02:16:48 PM
Anyone here seen the anime movie Windaria (1986)?
I watched it once with my brother randomly. We wanted to watch a movie but we didn't know what, so he literally took out his external HDD with a crap tone of random anime on it and picked with his eyes closed and Windaria was the lucky winner.

It was actually a fantastic movie! I highly recommend it, but not the American release Windaria - Once Upon a Time . From what I hear that was completely re-written and re-edited to be a completely different movie. Fan subbed Japanese laser disk's are the only way to go.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Ji-L87 on August 02, 2012, 11:59:07 PM
I think I remember hearing about it in one of Anime News Network's podcasts - other than that, don't know much. Maybe I'll check it out if I can find it.

I just picked up a whole bunch of LDs, among them the music video for On Your Mark by Ghibli. Short but sweet - as they say. I need to try and record this on DVD and show my friends :P
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 03, 2012, 05:33:53 AM
Anyone here seen the anime movie Windaria (1986)?
I watched it once with my brother randomly. We wanted to watch a movie but we didn't know what, so he literally took out his external HDD with a crap tone of random anime on it and picked with his eyes closed and Windaria was the lucky winner.

It was actually a fantastic movie! I highly recommend it, but not the American release Windaria - Once Upon a Time . From what I hear that was completely re-written and re-edited to be a completely different movie. Fan subbed Japanese laser disk's are the only way to go.

I've not seen it, but I'll put it on my list to check out!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 03, 2012, 06:39:11 AM
I just picked up a whole bunch of LDs, among them the music video for On Your Mark by Ghibli. Short but sweet - as they say. I need to try and record this on DVD and show my friends :P

Yeah, this is an amazing video that is also extremely depressing. The angel leaves us to our hole in the ground, we as humans are completely f*cked. The lyrics to the song, depending on how you take them, sort of make up for it...sort of make it worse. Overall, amazing, A+.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Burnt Lasagna on August 03, 2012, 05:38:37 PM
Maybe I'll check it out if I can find it.
Ahem, I recommend putting this text into google
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Windaria baka

Then hit enter. The top result is interesting. 

(...wait, I just relised that ATLUS's logo is in corner! Why! :shock:)
Windaria (1986)
(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/5561/5340o.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 03, 2012, 06:30:24 PM
If I had to guess I would assume they had a go at DVD publishing at some point. A lot of strange stuff happened in the early 2000s when anime was transitioning to DVD and the industry was collapsing.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 04, 2012, 04:05:12 AM
Thanks for the tip on how one might be able to find it!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Burnt Lasagna on August 04, 2012, 04:06:52 AM
If I had to guess I would assume they had a go at DVD publishing at some point. A lot of strange stuff happened in the early 2000s when anime was transitioning to DVD and the industry was collapsing.
Hm, after further inspection that does indeed seem to be the case. I wonder if they did this for other anime/movies in Japan around the same time or if this was just one odd business decisions that they never repeated?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: RegalSin on August 04, 2012, 05:47:39 AM
It does not matter what we look for, they know what you look for, they are the ones who uploads it. They store it, and then when a new law passes, they come looking for you. Art is not a western thing, unless it is Monalisa, nothing of comic book origin, is loved, or like whatsoever.

They just want us to OBEY, like sheep that has been clean shaven. That is all. I am not talking about any NEC nonsense. It is like that animation with the notebook, the moment  they know your name, all they have to do, is just write it down.

Remember thirteen Warrior. They are not monsters, they are humans.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 04, 2012, 05:13:32 PM
I just watched Windaria, it was decent though it had an obviously intentionally depressing ending. Thanks for the recommendation.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: VenomMacbeth on August 04, 2012, 07:40:37 PM
Jin Roh, Macross Plus, Interstella 5555, Cowboy Bebop (the movie), Macross Frontier, and Big O are some of my favs.  I also like SDF Macross, Gundam 0079, and Gundam Wing.  I've been getting into Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood lately, as well.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Burnt Lasagna on August 05, 2012, 05:07:25 AM
I just watched Windaria, it was decent though it had an obviously intentionally depressing ending. Thanks for the recommendation.
Glad to hear you got some form of entertainment out of it.

Also here's another recommendation from 1986.
Ai City (1986)
(http://www.animebox.eu/reviews/artwork/Ai City.jpg)

This movie is one of my favorite B movies!
With all personal reasons for liking it aside, it's an okay movie with allot of trippy 80's Japanese animation. Which is always a plus for me.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: PunkicCyborg on August 05, 2012, 05:08:41 AM
I just watched Windaria, it was decent though it had an obviously intentionally depressing ending. Thanks for the recommendation.
That was a really popular release when it came out here but yeah it's way to depressing for my taste
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 06, 2012, 03:32:33 AM
I haven't seen Robot Carnival in about 17-18 years. I'm going to try and watch that for the first time in ages.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Burnt Lasagna on August 06, 2012, 03:56:04 AM
I saw Robot Carnival sometime last year. Great collection of short films that's for sure!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 21, 2012, 11:55:29 PM
I picked up "Memories" yesterday. Is anyone familiar with it?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Burnt Lasagna on August 22, 2012, 02:07:25 AM
Is anyone familiar with it?
I am! Love that collection of short films! Especially the first one, which I believe was directed by Satoshi Kon. The man behind Paprika and Millennium Actress.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 22, 2012, 06:21:02 AM
Yeah, Memories is pretty great. One of the last great theatrical anime.

Lately I've been into Space Brothers. Its a realistic near future story about two guys who made a deal to both become astronauts and go to the moon when they were children, but only one seems to be making it. Its one of the best shows I've seen in ages. You can watch it on Crunchyroll for free.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 26, 2012, 06:07:43 AM
I just watched "From up on Poppy Hill" I thought it was pretty good.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: PunkicCyborg on August 26, 2012, 06:11:56 AM
I wish I had all my issues of Animerica still.... My wife had me get rid of them when we were clearing out stuf but I really miss them. I had every issue from 94-96 plus a ton of other issues from earlier years. Anyone else read that magazine back in the day? I also read TokyoPop, but it wasn't around for very long.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 26, 2012, 02:33:36 PM
I wish I had all my issues of Animerica still.... My wife had me get rid of them when we were clearing out stuf but I really miss them. I had every issue from 94-96 plus a ton of other issues from earlier years. Anyone else read that magazine back in the day? I also read TokyoPop, but it wasn't around for very long.

I have a significant number of the early years stuff. It was the only national anime magazine back then so even though it was mostly just a mouthpiece rag for the parent company I was very excited to get it every month. I also have quite a few issues of Anime UK.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: PunkicCyborg on August 26, 2012, 03:28:29 PM
I loved reading Galaxy Espress 999 every month. My mom worked at Borders back then and I'd go there and read all the manga.  I fell in love with Battle Angel Alita. Too bad that one didn't get a good anime release, just that one kinda lame OAV. Now when I go to a book store and see the manga it's all girl stuff and naruto. None of that dark edgy stuff from the 80s and 90s. Back then all the manga on the shelf was dark, only romance stuff was like Ranma, Kimagure Orange Road and Ah My Goddess.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 26, 2012, 04:04:35 PM
Yeah, mainly what's at the store now is shounen/shoujo shite. The times are a lot different too, but what gets picked up for US localization is...not as great as it could be.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: RegalSin on August 27, 2012, 02:51:41 AM
Speaking of not-manga a whole bunch of Korean drama comics are constantly released by Tokyo Pop, It does not matter, we live in the wrong hemisphere.

Check this out dude, the people who under 25, especially the ladies,
and all those Kingdom Hearts fans, who dress in that black non-goth ( but it is still is goth ) fashion, tell me "they are graphic novels, and are
more sophisticated". What is sad is how all, the original 1965 people agree with them.

Because they are young and gets the support, from the older crowd.
They will never listen. Saying the word, comic is like saying the f-word,
to them. They get so angry.

It is like....no place for old men, but instead is no place for no hipsters.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Nando on August 28, 2012, 08:56:29 AM
I loved reading Galaxy Espress 999 every month. My mom worked at Borders back then and I'd go there and read all the manga.  I fell in love with Battle Angel Alita. Too bad that one didn't get a good anime release, just that one kinda lame OAV. Now when I go to a book store and see the manga it's all girl stuff and naruto. None of that dark edgy stuff from the 80s and 90s. Back then all the manga on the shelf was dark, only romance stuff was like Ranma, Kimagure Orange Road and Ah My Goddess.

That's too bad, we get all sorts varied titles around here. Hell even the local library carries some decent manga and comics.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: RegalSin on August 29, 2012, 08:22:46 AM
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None of that dark edgy stuff from the 80s and 90s. Back then all the manga on the shelf was dark, only romance stuff was like Ranma, Kimagure Orange Road and Ah My Goddess.

Back then our idea, of mature was boobies, blood, and profanity. The majority of buyers was men, as well. That alongside horror, and sci-fi it exsisted. Looking back, you realize that people were immature and while some had the right idea, this nation never had the respect for it. I am talking like back then in the early 1990's.

Generally everything released nowadays, is censored, still but is obviously made for children no matter which way. Even the sexploitative animations that came over here
were censored. Chung Lee bathing scene in Street Fighter the Movie was censored.......cough cough localized.

Let me say how stupid people are. You have this comic ( the illusionist or something ) and it is promoted as a plus size women comic. Like cloud princess from Adventure time is really all that.

About the darkness, that is how the city life, was and it matched the world that we lived in, at that time. I miss those jolly rancher days. It was the stench of the youth, the mercury smell of the streets, and the sounds of hard drives beeps, bleeps, and bops.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 29, 2012, 10:23:25 AM
It is odd how they censor anime now. Shit like Queen's Blade is perverted as hell but they show it on Crunchy Roll with censored boobies. WTF is with that? The show is basically just flat out porn...censored.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ParanoiaDragon on August 29, 2012, 12:05:49 PM
I think Japan has shrunken back(pun intended) on nudity to some degree, atleast with anime.  For instance, in Dragon Ball Z Kai, they always cover up young Goku's doodle, where in the past, it was no big deal, since it wasn't sexual in the first place, but apparently now it is.  Kinda strange.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 29, 2012, 12:22:34 PM
Yeah, it's something that has been going on since the late 80s when parents started getting concerned. I have issues of Jump weekly from as far back as 1985 that often have full frontal nudity...not going to happen now.

What I find stupid though is that on the whole there is way more creepy shit in mainstream shows now than there used to be. There are a full dozen shows on TV at any given time that are predicated on teen panty shots. Whether or not there is actual nudity in these shows or not doesn't make them any more or less creepy. Honestly, cleaned up H is even worse that full on H, to me.

Of course there was really horrible murder rape stuff in the 80s and 90s like Overfiend and Cool Devices but it was OVA series directed at adults, not mainstream TV anime aimed at 14 year olds sponsored by Bandai and Sony.

The casual nudity in shows like Ranma or even sometimes the early Gundam shows is gone, but there are tons of shows where either cleavage or barely concealed asses take up 25% of their run time.

It's all f*cked up.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Lilgrafx on August 29, 2012, 03:26:00 PM
Watched Lupin the III on netflix the other day and loved it, anything by Myazaki is gold
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on August 29, 2012, 07:25:28 PM
Watched Lupin the III on netflix the other day and loved it, anything by Myazaki is gold
If you like the movie check out the frist season of the tv show.It is out now on dvd through discotek media.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 30, 2012, 06:33:43 AM
Discotek is just awesome.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: RegalSin on August 30, 2012, 01:42:18 PM
I think Japan has shrunken back(pun intended) on nudity to some degree,

Japan is going threw a nationalist state right now. The lolita fashion also reflects the current mens fiction trend, Also because people like us, go over their alot, The government has tighten censorship. Anything that happens over since 2004, like a bunch of men coming out and admitting the priest all touched them, will also affect over their. Alot of Japanese people are also coming here to work. I mean, it seriously, it is insane. Then their was that retarded crying monkey mascot, which a couple of Africanized Japanese protested, I mean seriously, it is not Amerika, it is Japan. Then they have a retarded space housing issue, with the worlds smallest house, to apartments.

Back then being naked, never really mattered at all. It was moving towards the idea of nudism spreading, but because everybody got
old and tired, nobody is fighting for anything. All the fun got sucked out.

We start to mix with westerners, and now look the place.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: wilykat on August 30, 2012, 04:02:17 PM
Yeah too many pedo lurking about.  I remember many years ago (I was 6 or 7 then, visiting Japan) at an outdoor water park it was rare to see anyone under 8 wearing swimsuit.  A few had just underwears or panties, but most were fully nude.  I didn't go get wet as I didn't have towel back then.  I bet that water park now requires swimsuit
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: RegalSin on August 30, 2012, 04:51:01 PM
No, no it is not about perverts, at all. It is because our generation grewe up, and the older generation was ignored, and the newer generation are getting all sorts of stupid ideas, like the ones you mention. Things were innocent and normal back then, and now their is so much peace, they need something else to be against. Nobody is a pedo, and if so, it is small occurrences. Back then when I was growing up, everybody was calling all rape sex, and now they are calling straight people, pedophiles. The more people talk about things the more they come true. Now their a bunch of retarded laws, that defend paranoid people. Okay? They took normal actions between men and women and turned it into, an all out war between girls and boys. It is like nobody grew up, when it came to sex. Romance is something that is innocent, and is up to people to decide these things, not for the mass media to turn it into, sissory.

I blew a kiss to somebody outside, you know what they did? They tried to take a picture of me, and called 911. Not even yuck, or some sorta negative response, but snapping pictures at me, with a blasted cell phone, because I blewed a kiss. Do you want your children to live in that kind of a world??? 911, officer this guy blew a kiss at me. Some states in the US, have laws where you can't even curse out-load, even if you are in danger.

One day we are all going to have a chip that will talk back to you. It is called a fish tank environment, where people who do not want to live near you, will see you on their tracking meter built into a cell phone.

Their is a difference between reality and fiction. These morons, are conceiving the idea of censorship, even into our art? Why?? Because idiots like us all own cellar phones and will pay for data that has no trade value. You think it is not costing you anything, but on a scale of millions that is billions of pounds, added up. All your getting is something that will never add-here to the next generation and will die, when you die.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on March 29, 2013, 01:07:11 AM
This thread has been buried for a bit too long.

I've been watching the new(er) Lupin series. "Lupin the Third: A Woman Named Fujiko Mine" and been enjoying it so far. Has anyone else been watching anime lately?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on March 29, 2013, 11:37:00 AM
I actually watched High School of the Dead awhile in the background ago while I was working on other stuff.  Damn, that show is all fanservice. 

Still working on Nadia, but I kind of dropped off when I hit the filler.  I'm almost done with it but need to just take the time some weekend and barrel through. 

I also started watching some Angel Beats which seems okay, but I'm only like a couple episodes in. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on March 29, 2013, 03:26:11 PM
Still working on Nadia, but I kind of dropped off when I hit the filler.  I'm almost done with it but need to just take the time some weekend and barrel through. 

The ending of that show is SO BAD ASS. Its worth it, trust me.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on March 29, 2013, 03:36:58 PM
I've been buying tons of laserdiscs lately. I'm most of the way through the Dirty Pair box (TV + the 10 ep OVA series). I've been re-watching Gundam 0083 and Aim for the Top!. I got the Sherlock Hound LD box the other day too, which will take me a while to blow through.

Also, Gundam Unicorn EP6, I'll be watching that tomorrow. Loud. With one EP every 6 months you have to make them count. :)

The next big LD box for me is あらいぐまラスカル (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2mscy_yyyyyyyyy_music#.UVZPV7-UfhI)
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Post by: Nando on March 30, 2013, 10:58:33 AM
0083 Ftw!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on March 30, 2013, 03:21:48 PM
Honestly, 0083 isn't very good. The animation is very very good, and its probably the best looking Gundam on Laserdisc, but most of the characters pretty much suck. I still respect it for being such a grandiose project though. A very aggressively priced OVA with terrific animation and a whopping 13 episodes...its pretty amazing. They never pulled off anything like that again. Even 08th MS Team was kind of cheap looking by comparison.

I just find the politics kind of boring, most of the twists and turns not all that twisty and turny and the compete lack of newtype metaphysics to be a let down.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: nectarsis on March 30, 2013, 03:32:43 PM
not to mentiom 0083 hasePIC suit designs...Xamel FTW!!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on March 30, 2013, 03:37:40 PM
The best MS in 0083 are shoved into the background. They did such a great job updating the Zakus and GMs and only the grunts use them. The Xamel is really really coo, but you see it for 3 seconds. The Gerbera Tetra is magnificent (PC Engine related!) but it only shows up near the end.

My favorite is the GM Powered.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on March 31, 2013, 02:22:00 PM
I've been buying tons of laserdiscs lately. I'm most of the way through the Dirty Pair box (TV + the 10 ep OVA series). I've been re-watching Gundam 0083 and Aim for the Top!. I got the Sherlock Hound LD box the other day too, which will take me a while to blow through.



I've watched about half the Sherlock Hound episodes. I like it a lot. Nice pickup on the LDs.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on April 03, 2013, 06:49:07 AM

The next big LD box for me is あらいぐまラスカル (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2mscy_yyyyyyyyy_music#.UVZPV7-UfhI)


Heh, I picked up the Rascal SFC game a couple months ago because it's supposed to be a pretty fun puzzle game, but never found the show.  I heard that's the one that caused a lot of people to import raccoons as pets and then eventually release them, totally screwing parts of the ecosystem in Japan.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on April 03, 2013, 06:58:55 AM
Yeah, they're culling 10,000 raccoons a year in Japan because of that f*cking show.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on April 03, 2013, 07:09:07 AM
I may re-watch Bubblegum Crisis for the first time in a long time (15-20 years). I actually re-watched episode 1. I also picked up Bubblegum Crash as well, which I've never seen
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on April 03, 2013, 07:10:21 AM
Try not to get too mad about how bad Crash sucked. :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on April 03, 2013, 07:11:56 AM
Try not to get too mad about how bad Crash sucked. :)

Ah, is it that bad? I was thinking of picking up AD police as well. Any opinions on it?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on April 03, 2013, 09:05:10 AM
It's not super terrible, but it's not very good. The three episodes were produced at a much smaller budget. Also, whereas each episode of Crisis is different from the others, totally different plots, new characters, different running times, each one feeling like a stand alone movie almost, Crash is clearly one long low budget episode broken up into three parts. It's still totally worth getting, but the difference in quality from Scoop Chase to Crash is...considerable.

AD Police doesn't even resemble either show though. IMO it sucks.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on April 05, 2013, 03:58:37 AM
Lol, someday I'll finish Nadia but I watched half of the Oh My Goddess OVA on Laserdisc the other night, hopefully I'll finish the other couple episodes this weekend.  Watching old AnimEigo releases is such a nostalgia bomb.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SeymorOnion on April 05, 2013, 06:33:24 PM
I'm not sure if these have been mentioned yet, but here goes, in alphabetical order:

A Little Snow Fairy Sugar
Angelic Layer

Bottle Fairy

Cardcaptor Sakura

Diamond Daydreams

Fancy Lala
Figure 17

Kaliedo Star

Magical Meow Meow Taruto
Mao-Chan
Medabots

Nanaka 6/17

Panyo Panyo Di.Gi.Charat
Petite Princess Yucie
Princess Nine

Risky Saftey

Scrapped Princess
Someday's Dreamers

The Adventures of Mini-Goddess

Ultra Maniac
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on April 05, 2013, 07:00:22 PM
I've seen Risky Safety. I liked it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on April 08, 2013, 07:44:12 AM
Lol, someday I'll finish Nadia but I watched half of the Oh My Goddess OVA on Laserdisc the other night, hopefully I'll finish the other couple episodes this weekend.  Watching old AnimEigo releases is such a nostalgia bomb.

I highly recommend finishing Nadia, you can even skip over episodes 23-29 as they're just garbage filler. The ending of the series is great. If not for those filler episodes it would be right up there with being my favorite anime series of all time.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on April 10, 2013, 07:03:31 AM
I picked up Otaku no Video recently, still going through Bubblegum Crisis (then Crash) but I was curious if anyone had seen this before?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: geise on April 10, 2013, 07:27:09 AM
Man Otaku no Video.  I haven't seen that in ages.  I still have it on VHS.  Always liked watching it.  I have seen all of Bubblegum Crisis.  I like it way better than Crash.

Earlier this year I finally decided to watch One Piece.  I tend to stay away from mainstream anime, but holy shit it is so awesome!  I am only on episode 255 of 600 something I believe.  It's so good.  The character background and how it all comes together is deep and well thought out.  Sometimes it drags a little, but nothing like DBZ does.  God...f*ck DBZ...

BTW I am only watching the Kaizoku fansub versions of One Piece.  I never watch dubbed anime unless it's old Streamline.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on April 10, 2013, 08:20:18 AM
I picked up Otaku no Video recently, still going through Bubblegum Crisis (then Crash) but I was curious if anyone had seen this before?

Are you kidding? Yes. Yes, I've seen it. It's amazing.

Watch everything Gainax did before Eva. Everything. It's all great.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: munchiaz on April 17, 2013, 06:26:18 AM
Right now I'm just watching the new Jojos bizarre adventure. On ep. 21 right now. I really like it so far, it's weird and has an interesting story. Plus I'm really anticipating the ps3 game that drops in August   
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Nando on April 17, 2013, 10:29:42 AM
Right now I'm just watching the new Jojos bizarre adventure. On ep. 21 right now. I really like it so far, it's weird and has an interesting story. Plus I'm really anticipating the ps3 game that drops in August   


Where are you watching that at?  I had been watching anime on HULU, but I haven't had a chance to catch up on the series I had selected.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: munchiaz on April 17, 2013, 01:12:16 PM
Right now I'm just watching the new Jojos bizarre adventure. On ep. 21 right now. I really like it so far, it's weird and has an interesting story. Plus I'm really anticipating the ps3 game that drops in August   

Ive been watching Jojo's on Anilinkz
Where are you watching that at?  I had been watching anime on HULU, but I haven't had a chance to catch up on the series I had selected.


Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Ji-L87 on April 18, 2013, 09:01:06 PM
I picked up Otaku no Video recently, still going through Bubblegum Crisis (then Crash) but I was curious if anyone had seen this before?

The first two times I saw it, I remember being really put off those interviews because I thought they were actually sort of real. Sad, I know, and I got lashed out on my blog for it. But hey, I still like it :mrgreen:

As for BGC, keep going through out because IMO the best episodes are the last ones, as the overall quality is soo much better than the early episodes. Episode 7 is probably my fav of the bunch, but 8 is an easy watch for when I just want to bask in the BGC glory, and the way the backgrounds are done in both these episodes is veery nice - love the use of color. 8 can be especially atmospheric in this regard.

And after that, I want to remember Crash being a bit of a letdown. Still, might be worth going through if only for the pretty decent soundtrack :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on May 01, 2013, 09:45:38 AM
While I'm still working my way through the Bubblegum series this arrived in the mail today.

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/DragonmasterDan/IMG_20130501_154219_zps77d034b3.jpg)

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on May 01, 2013, 11:17:15 AM
That's a really high quality LD. The only thing that sucks about it is that it has no closed captions so English dub or raw Japanese are your only choices.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: PunkicCyborg on August 15, 2013, 05:24:29 PM
Watched an episode of Heavy Metal L-Gaim tonight
Thought it was pretty rad. Very nice animation, cool mecha, awesome opening theme with lots of synth and vocoder.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: KingDrool on August 16, 2013, 03:51:55 AM
Anybody watch The Devil is a Part-Timer? I've been watching it on Hulu lately. Really funny premise, mixed with a lot of fantasy elements. I'm enjoying it quite a bit.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on August 16, 2013, 06:10:25 AM
Watched an episode of Heavy Metal L-Gaim tonight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6mrGZY8nf0&list=LLNpZOPdW-wqa_7RTNtcoBcA&feature=mh_lolz
Thought it was pretty rad. Very nice animation, cool mecha, awesome opening theme with lots of synth and vocoder.


I watched the entire episode, then started the second one. 

I liked the atmosphere and pacing so far. It's not immediately "this is the best thing ever", but with the second episode expanding into a town, with new characters and the world growing, I'm curious to see how things will develop.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 16, 2013, 08:11:05 AM
I've been watching Sherlock Hound (finishing the series) and have  Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise waiting to be watched.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Nando on August 16, 2013, 09:32:37 AM
Started watching Attack on Titan and Sword-Art:Online to see what the hype is all about. I like them both so far.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on August 19, 2013, 09:14:51 AM
Attack on Titan looks really awesome, I like the look of it as well but have yet to get a chance to watch it.  I did finish watching Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple a couple months ago and it was a good funny and energetic (if generic) fighting anime.  Then I watched Angel Beats recently before it went off Netflix, it's a series with some fun ideas, but still makes you think a bit.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SuperDeadite on August 21, 2013, 03:50:21 AM
DANGAIOH  must be watched by all.  Just be careful though as the USA DVD completely skipped the first episode, and the dub is one of the worst ever too.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Nando on August 21, 2013, 04:26:44 AM
Attack on Titan looks really awesome, I like the look of it as well but have yet to get a chance to watch it.

Cruchy roll has the first episode for free.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: PunkicCyborg on August 21, 2013, 07:14:00 PM
Watched an episode of Heavy Metal L-Gaim tonight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6mrGZY8nf0&list=LLNpZOPdW-wqa_7RTNtcoBcA&feature=mh_lolz
Thought it was pretty rad. Very nice animation, cool mecha, awesome opening theme with lots of synth and vocoder.


I watched the entire episode, then started the second one. 

I liked the atmosphere and pacing so far. It's not immediately "this is the best thing ever", but with the second episode expanding into a town, with new characters and the world growing, I'm curious to see how things will develop.



Man it gets REALLY good, keep watching :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on August 22, 2013, 01:22:42 AM
Watched an episode of Heavy Metal L-Gaim tonight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6mrGZY8nf0&list=LLNpZOPdW-wqa_7RTNtcoBcA&feature=mh_lolz
Thought it was pretty rad. Very nice animation, cool mecha, awesome opening theme with lots of synth and vocoder.


I watched the entire episode, then started the second one. 

I liked the atmosphere and pacing so far. It's not immediately "this is the best thing ever", but with the second episode expanding into a town, with new characters and the world growing, I'm curious to see how things will develop.



Man it gets REALLY good, keep watching :)


I will! I have been exhausted the past few days and the only thing I want to do is WATCH SOMETHING that doesn't involve dinosaurs on a train, talking rabbits who lack adult supervision, etc.

I also will watch some more Battle of the Planets.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: turboswimbz on August 22, 2013, 01:40:08 AM
     I'm up into the 20's now.  damn L-gaim gets even better.  the story really builds through the first 15 episodes, and the artwork/battle screens are worth while. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 22, 2013, 02:11:08 PM
I've watched the first two episodes of "Future Boy Conan" after having finished up Sherlock Hound. So far I'm impressed.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 22, 2013, 02:38:17 PM
Conan is amazing. That scene near the beginning where he's crying and...is he digging a grave or...I can't remember. Anyway, very emotional.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on August 22, 2013, 03:37:45 PM
    I'm up into the 20's now.  damn L-gaim gets even better.  the story really builds through the first 15 episodes, and the artwork/battle screens are worth while.  


I just started Episode 9. I'm totally diggin' this.  (http://junk.tg-16.com/images/pcgs.png)

Also, I'm the first to make fun of J-pop, but I love the theme song! I don't skip opening/ending credits. I DO skip the previews, though, since they totally spoil the upcoming episode!

Good times.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: turboswimbz on August 23, 2013, 02:10:50 AM
    I'm up into the 20's now.  damn L-gaim gets even better.  the story really builds through the first 15 episodes, and the artwork/battle screens are worth while.  


I just started Episode 9. I'm totally diggin' this.  (http://junk.tg-16.com/images/pcgs.png)

Also, I'm the first to make fun of J-pop, but I love the theme song! I don't skip opening/ending credits. I DO skip the previews, though, since they totally spoil the upcoming episode!

Good times.


Yes I do the same after the end theme song.  However I Now skip the opening song as well. :(  - see warning/spoiler below

SPOILER ABOUT THE OPENING THEME SONG HERE - Hidden becuase it is tied to the story, the spoiler won't give away plot or anything but if your a purest I hid it: the theme song and title screen change at episode 26 to Heavy Metal Lgaim - mark 2( season two) and the new song stinks, stinks bad
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on August 23, 2013, 05:35:30 PM
     I'm up into the 20's now.  damn L-gaim gets even better.  the story really builds through the first 15 episodes, and the artwork/battle screens are worth while. 


I just started Episode 9. I'm totally diggin' this.  (http://junk.tg-16.com/images/pcgs.png)

Also, I'm the first to make fun of J-pop, but I love the theme song! I don't skip opening/ending credits. I DO skip the previews, though, since they totally spoil the upcoming episode!

Good times.


Yes I do the same after the end theme song.  However I Now skip the opening song as well. :(  - see warning/spoiler below

SPOILER ABOUT THE OPENING THEME SONG HERE - Hidden becuase it is tied to the story, the spoiler won't give away plot or anything but if your a purest I hid it: the theme song and title screen change at episode 26 to Heavy Metal Lgaim - mark 2( season two) and the new song stinks, stinks bad


OK, I couldn't stop myself from reading that! Thankfully, it's the ending credit song I frggin' love the most.  (http://junk.tg-16.com/images/pcgs.png)

I'm up to episode 14(?) now. It's just getting better.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: VenomMacbeth on August 23, 2013, 07:24:44 PM
Not sure if this falls under "good" anime, but has anyone else had their eyes on the Cho Kosoku Galvion box set?  I really want to see the series, but alas, I still don't know the moon language...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ParanoiaDragon on August 24, 2013, 11:31:55 AM
We just got a free 2 month trial for Hulu Plus thru our Wii.  I'm surprised at the mass of Anime they have on there, even stuff from the 80's & possibly 70's.  If no one has Hulu Plus, it might be worth checking out.  Though, I'm a bit pissed.  As I've admitted before, I'm a huge fan of Naruto(mainly the whole underdog theme, where he continues to overcome adversity appeals to me).  I'm in Naruto Shippuden at the moment, but I only watched dubbed.  Call me a dub Nazi if you like, I only do subtitles if there's no dub at all.  In any case, I was all excited that I could just watch it on Hulu, instead of random websites of dubious nature.....& it's all friggin' subtitled!  The main website says the dub is not available at this time, BOOOOOOOOOOO says me! :P
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 25, 2013, 05:03:22 AM
Oh shut up.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Ji-L87 on August 25, 2013, 06:07:25 AM
I think that's the first time I've seen someone complain about subs, instead of the reverse... :mrgreen:

(I'm too weeaboo for dubs)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ParanoiaDragon on August 25, 2013, 07:04:48 PM
Really?  I see people complaining about subs all the time....weird.  Whether it be anime or kung fu movies, subs are annoying for me to handle.  I find myself being distracted from seeing the visual aspect, especially in any kind of high action anime, or kung fu.  While I hate subs, I do deal with it when there's no other choice, as something, is better then nothing! :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Ji-L87 on August 25, 2013, 10:23:04 PM
I always want subs, even in times where the original work is in english because, listening comprehension and all that, I feel like I'm missing stuff otherwise.

Seriously, I'm horrible at remembering what people say when they talk to me, I need to write things down too. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on August 26, 2013, 06:00:21 AM
I'm a sub fan too, but I will watch dubs occasionally. The problem is my hearing is kind of bad so with dubs I either need to crank the sound up super high or still have subtitles on anyway :P
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: geise on August 26, 2013, 08:47:53 AM
Watched Dagger of Kamui for the first time in 23 years.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on August 26, 2013, 12:53:42 PM
Watched Dagger of Kamui for the first time in 23 years.

I don't know if I've seen that. Doesn't ring a bell.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 26, 2013, 01:35:30 PM
It's f*cking great.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: bartre on August 26, 2013, 01:51:32 PM
finished watching carnival phantasm the other day; a fun little diversion, but not much more.
that said, i thought this was funny:

also, started watching digimon, because i am a child.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ParanoiaDragon on August 26, 2013, 06:21:46 PM
I'm a sub fan too, but I will watch dubs occasionally. The problem is my hearing is kind of bad so with dubs I either need to crank the sound up super high or still have subtitles on anyway :P

Occasionally I'll have the subtitles on for shows I've seen before, like Dragon Ball Z, just to see how different the dub is from the sub.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on August 26, 2013, 07:40:53 PM
Watched Dagger of Kamui for the first time in 23 years.


I don't know if I've seen that. Doesn't ring a bell.

Classic ninja anime flick but it's a long movie whew !!

It was released in the u.s on vhs&dvd,but it has since long gone out of print.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on August 27, 2013, 01:27:13 AM
Watched Dagger of Kamui for the first time in 23 years.


I don't know if I've seen that. Doesn't ring a bell.

Classic ninja anime flick but it's a long movie whew !!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2vGP5vgFJg

It was released in the u.s on vhs&dvd,but it has since long gone out of print.


I watched 99% of my anime on VHS (pre-DVD), so it would have been the older NA version that was "highly edited" (...there is a good chance I've seen this, I'll have to check it out to see if I remember it).

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 27, 2013, 10:14:01 AM
I first saw it as "Revenge of the Ninja Warrior" on good old FHE video around...I want to say 1988. As far as terrible 80s dub/edit jobs go it wasn't bad at all. The action was still in tact, and that was the best part.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on August 28, 2013, 10:46:36 AM
I kinda like Freedom Project, short 7 episodes of what seems to be an anime version of logan's run.
Set in the future where people habitat on the moon and the anime is sponsored by nissin cup noodles so expect to see lots of advertising..
(http://i1.wp.com/www.animecion.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/freedomproject-3xl.jpg?resize=540%2C304)

All the art and animation seems to be done with cgi too.
(http://www.madman.com.au/wallpapers/freedom_(anime)_566_1024.jpg)


Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 29, 2013, 02:47:14 AM
Conan is amazing. That scene near the beginning where he's crying and...is he digging a grave or...I can't remember. Anyway, very emotional.

10 episodes in, great so far.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: wildfruit on August 29, 2013, 03:16:11 AM
I kinda like Freedom Project, short 7 episodes of what seems to be an anime version of logan's run.
was one of the first blu rays i got. picture quality is great and i like the story
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Nando on August 29, 2013, 03:25:54 AM
I kinda like Freedom Project, short 7 episodes of what seems to be an anime version of logan's run.
Set in the future where people habitat on the moon and the anime is sponsored by nissin cup noodles so expect to see lots of advertising..
(http://i1.wp.com/www.animecion.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/freedomproject-3xl.jpg?resize=540%2C304)

All the art and animation seems to be done with cgi too.
(http://www.madman.com.au/wallpapers/freedom_(anime)_566_1024.jpg)





The art style reminds me of Katsuhiro Otomo's work (Akira.)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: wildfruit on August 29, 2013, 03:41:28 AM

The art style reminds me of Katsuhiro Otomo's work (Akira.)
he did the character design they are quite remenant of akira's characters but not so angry
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on August 29, 2013, 03:47:29 AM
Otomo did do Freedom.  I second it as a very cool OVA to watch, I really enjoyed it.  Like wildfruit said though, if you can get ahold of a HD version it is totally the way to go.  The entire thing looks amazing, and you can see the advances they made after releasing Steamboy. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: cybercross on August 29, 2013, 08:13:10 AM
I think that's the first time I've seen someone complain about subs, instead of the reverse... :mrgreen:
When it comes to popular, nostalgic anime like Dragon Ball Z, YuYu Hakusho, Akira, Etc., this happens a LOT. You'll be surprised about how people bitch & moan about the original versions of these shows.

(I'm too weeaboo for dubs)
You and me both.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Ji-L87 on September 01, 2013, 05:11:31 AM
Hrm....speaking of nostalgic, classic anime...
I just started watching City Hunter. Quite enjoying it so far, just seen ep. 19 of the first season.  I think I've avoided it before because it seemed a bit long and I wasn't sure I'd like it. I read a bit of the manga once and I wasn't head over heels (but I am a fan of some of his other works, like Family Compo) but I just remembered a guy I knew a few years back who said it was pretty much the best thing ever so I'm giving the anime a shot. And it's pretty good.

Will give the manga another shot later : )
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on September 08, 2013, 05:25:23 AM
I just finished the final episode of Future Boy Conan. Absolutely stellar!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: PunkicCyborg on September 22, 2013, 01:03:57 PM
I finished L Gaim. I was thinking about jumping into Gundam. Should I start with the first series or something like Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam or ZZ. I like Tomino's style from the mid-late 80s, that's why I was thinking about jumping into one of those two. Any suggestions or recommendations for something else?
I'm in the mood for more serious sci-fi/drama stuff
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SuperDeadite on September 22, 2013, 01:30:01 PM
If you want to watch Gundam, watch the 3 Gundam movies.  Unless you become a super fan, don't bother with the TV series, which is more about selling toys then anything else.

I'd say.
1.  3 Gundam movies
2.  Zeta
3.  Char's Counter Attack
4.  0083
5.  08th MS Team

ZZ is optional imo.  It's a comedy, Zeta is really dark and f*cked up, so I can see why they chose this path, but it feels very out of place.  I found 0080 to be quite pointless.  As for AU series.  Turn A is amazing, but the more of the other AU's you watch first, the more you'll like it.  X being my favorite, though a bit flawed towards the end.  And G is simply badass.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on September 23, 2013, 07:59:56 AM
I agree that the movies are the best place to start with the original series, but I disagree that the series they are made from is worthless. It's a great show and while several plot points drag on too long (and those G parts sequences are really repetitious and stupid) there is also a lot gained from some of the story arcs being longer.

I also really love 0080. It shows a different side of the UC universe and does it with Hal character designs.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Mzo on September 23, 2013, 08:02:06 AM
I think Nichijou (My Ordinary Life) might be one of the best anime series I've ever watched.

>_>
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Ji-L87 on September 23, 2013, 11:39:29 PM
I think Nichijou (My Ordinary Life) might be one of the best anime series I've ever watched.

>_>

It's certainly something else.

And well animated. So, obviously it didn't sell that good :/
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Mzo on September 24, 2013, 09:14:22 AM
Right now I'm watching Attack on Titan, same as everyone else.  It starts off super interesting and almost feels like a Junji Ito story... but then a certain plot twist happens and it reminds you that it's a Shonen Jump story at heart.  It's still really well done and one of the few instances where I far prefer the anime to the manga.

I'm also really surprised at the third season of The World God Only Knows.  I really liked the first two seasons but the third is easily my favorite.  They do this weird thing where they skip a ton of the manga and sum it up as quickly as possible before getting to the goddesses storyline, but everything happening now is so good.  I liked it so much I bought a skull hairpin like Elsie's ._.

I've also been really, really enjoying the second season of Oreimo.  It's basically devolved into a harem anime at this point, but it's fun to watch.  I think I have an unhealthy fake cartoon crush on kuroneko .-.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Nando on September 24, 2013, 10:17:49 AM


I'm also really surprised at the third season of The World God Only Knows.  I really liked the first two seasons but the third is easily my favorite.  They do this weird thing where they skip a ton of the manga and sum it up as quickly as possible before getting to the goddesses storyline, but everything happening now is so good.  I liked it so much I bought a skull hairpin like Elsie's ._.


I'm so out of the loop. Gonna try and catch this one and Oreimo.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on October 01, 2013, 05:36:05 AM
So I've been watching some more recent anime.  

I finished watching RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ on Neflix and it was okay/good.  There was of lot of gratuitous sex/nudity though that I didn't really feel added too much to the story, and was almost shoehorned in.  Story was decent and the animation was quite nice, but some parts of it were almost uncomfortable to watch.

Since Halloween is coming up, the wife and I decided to watch Ghost Hunt.  It's actually quite good, has 3-4 episode arcs to tell each story, and all the characters are pretty likable.  The animation is nothing stellar, but works to set the mood for each of the stories.  It reminds me a bit of Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales but with a modern setting and plenty of humor as well to balance everything.

This did get me thinking though, has anyone else watched Ayakashi or Mononoke (not Princess Mononoke)?  They're both very good series that seem to have minimal recognition.  The art style for Mononoke specifically is amazing, and the stories are very fun. 
Edit:
Oh, and I forgot about Mushishi which is also very neat to watch.  All of these series are more akin to short stories than anything though.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on October 01, 2013, 09:23:09 PM
So I've been watching some more recent anime. 
Since Halloween is coming up, the wife and I decided to watch Ghost Hunt.  It's actually quite good, has 3-4 episode arcs to tell each story, and all the characters are pretty likable.  The animation is nothing stellar, but works to set the mood for each of the stories.  It reminds me a bit of Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales but with a modern setting and plenty of humor as well to balance everything.
I been watching ghost hunt as well on netflik recently.With it's super natural theme it's not that bad either.You get a episode that can be rather silly,then it being very serious.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on October 04, 2013, 04:24:33 AM
Just finished Ghost Hunt and I'd give it a 3.5/5 maybe.  Definitely enjoyable but don't go into it expecting a masterpiece.  Like TR0N said it can be a bit inconsistent on the style.

Now to finish watching Toradora before diving into all the new anime I grabbed at Entertainmart!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on October 06, 2013, 12:23:08 AM
Plastic Little arrived for me. I'm back logged with other anime to watch for now though.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: retroguy on October 06, 2013, 12:45:23 AM
I found something interesting yesterday. When the first Pokťmon movie was released here, they left out the prologue, but dubbed it later as a bonus on a different DVD. Someone took the audio from both and laid it on top of the original Japanese version to make a "complete edition" of the movie. Very cool! Check it out:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: munchiaz on October 09, 2013, 08:44:17 PM
finished up pokemon the origin last night. I'm a big pokemon game fan, not so much when it comes to the anime. But this cool since its based on the red,blue,green pokemon game. I also just finished watching the new gundam anime, gundam build fighters. It has to do with building gundams and using them to play a fighting game. It's neat if you're into gunpla.

Lastly, i started watching hajime no ippo again, since a new series just started
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Nando on October 10, 2013, 02:14:48 AM
. I also just finished watching the new gundam anime, gundam build fighters. It has to do with building gundams and using them to play a fighting game. It's neat if you're into gunpla.


I saw the previews for that, they also have a neat looking tie in game. I was wondering if it was any good. The premise if somewhat original, and it's Gundam! how do you like the mech designs?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: munchiaz on October 10, 2013, 06:51:59 AM
. I also just finished watching the new gundam anime, gundam build fighters. It has to do with building gundams and using them to play a fighting game. It's neat if you're into gunpla.


What system is the tie in game for? So far they have only showed 1 new gundam model. Hes the typical red,blue white, yellow gundam. Looks more modern, like gundam wing type gundams. If that makes any sense

I saw the previews for that, they also have a neat looking tie in game. I was wondering if it was any good. The premise if somewhat original, and it's Gundam! how do you like the mech designs?

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Nando on October 10, 2013, 08:33:54 AM
well maybe not a direct Anime tie in but here it is. Gundam Breaker

http://kotaku.com/gundam-breaker-lets-you-build-and-pilot-the-gundam-of-1152250037

(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18x5alg397kqnjpg/ku-xlarge.jpg)

There's a revamped Vita version coming too.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Ji-L87 on October 21, 2013, 08:37:32 PM
So, the new anime season is already underway. Anyone else watching Kill la Kill?

It's studio Trigger's latest work (escapees from GAINAX) and it's bit like Subekan Deka meets Utena meets Gurren Lagann. (Minus the detective part). The first episode in particular is very well animated and the show's use of CGI is actually pretty tasteful.  I.e. it mixes well with the hand drawn stuff.

The big question for me is if the show will manage to be this captivating all the way through. Only 3 episodes are out right now but the pace is furious, cramming stuff into these episode that would take a more normal show at least double the time.
Other possibly negatives is that the show maybe looks a bit too much like Gurren Lagann (same visual style, with a few tweaks) that it felt the most fresh the first time 'round.

None the less, I'm more positive about the future of japanese animation again. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Nando on October 23, 2013, 05:22:33 AM
So, the new anime season is already underway. Anyone else watching Kill la Kill?




On my list, alogn with Magi

Here's some fun stuff coming our way. 

http://www.tofugu.com/2013/10/14/fall-2013-anime-roundup/
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on October 23, 2013, 11:16:10 PM
Guess i shouldn't be surprise there's a bayonetta anime coming i hope it's good.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on October 24, 2013, 01:16:41 AM
I got the first few episodes of Aura Battler Dunbine sitting in my "to watch" queue right now.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on November 06, 2013, 06:43:45 AM
So I finished Toradora over the weekend and it was a great ending.  The characters and everything are just very well done, and even though it's based around high school kids the story didn't seem shallow.

I'm just watched the first episode of Armitage III, episodes are about 45 mins each so that's one per workout session and I'll probably be done next week.  I feel like I'm cheating the experience here though because the animation looks amazing and I'm only watching it on a tiny 9" portable DVD player.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: PunkicCyborg on November 06, 2013, 07:58:38 AM
I've always wanted to watch Armitage III ever since I read about it bitd in Animerica. Let me know how it is! I love the cyberpunk style
I just watched the first Gundam movie the other night and it was AWESOME. I also watched the UK dub of Cyber City Oedo which has some of the most ridiculous cursing I've ever heard. I'm interested in trying the pce game after I watch the last one since I should be able to follow along the story if it's the same as the OAVs
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on November 13, 2013, 08:50:22 AM
Just finished Armitage III today and my experience was kind of mixed.  The animation was great, but it seemed like it had more style than substance in the story.  Still really enjoyable though, it has a ton of cyberpunk influences, and a lot of Blade Runner influences.  Some things are a bit weird watching from "our" present to the "their" future, but it was worth my time for sure.  I'm just not sure if I would rewatch it any time soon.

Now to decide on what to watch next, I'm thinking between Agent Aika and Green Green.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on November 13, 2013, 11:37:05 AM
I've always wanted to watch Armitage III ever since I read about it bitd in Animerica. Let me know how it is! I love the cyberpunk style
I just watched the first Gundam movie the other night and it was AWESOME. I also watched the UK dub of Cyber City Oedo which has some of the most ridiculous cursing I've ever heard. I'm interested in trying the pce game after I watch the last one since I should be able to follow along the story if it's the same as the OAVs


Story is quite cliched but is has some awesome music. Watch the original short series first before trying the movie.  I really disliked the remix to the music.

Currently I am downloading a series called Blue Exorcist

(http://cdn.blogosfere.it/nuvoleparlanti/images/blue-exorcist.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on November 15, 2013, 07:07:19 AM
My wife really liked Blue Exorcist.  I guess there is a movie as well that is being shown in limited theaters.


So, I picked Agent Aika to watch next.  That was a poor decision and apparently I should have done a bit of Googling before deciding this would be what I watched on the treadmill/elliptical at the gym.  Lots and lots of fanservice in the form of boobies, panty shots and nudity. 

The ecchi was a bit lower in the first ep, but by the second ep I had to stop because it was SO over the top.  Then it was Fox News on the gym TV for the next 20 minutes :(

Googling about Green Green yields interesting results and makes me think I should just start looking to other parts of my anime collection for stuff to watch at the gym.    :shock: 8-[
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Ji-L87 on November 15, 2013, 11:42:20 PM
So, I picked Agent Aika to watch next.  That was a poor decision and apparently I should have done a bit of Googling before deciding this would be what I watched on the treadmill/elliptical at the gym.  Lots and lots of fanservice in the form of boobies, panty shots and nudity. 

The ecchi was a bit lower in the first ep, but by the second ep I had to stop because it was SO over the top.

I still think AIKa is good tho'. For being what it is - that bit is important. It is a total fanservice show and one must enter it with that mindset, otherwise it will shock you with it's hysterical number of panty flashes.
I still think it's a much better show (hand animated, great background art, great soundtrack, good character & vehicle design, enjoyably 90s) than many newer fanservice shows that somehow actually gains popularity while AIKa mostly receives flak. (For example the Queens Blade-thing).

But I guess I'm just happy when a show is drawn in a visual style I like.

Googling about Green Green yields interesting results and makes me think I should just start looking to other parts of my anime collection for stuff to watch at the gym.    :shock: 8-[
If AIKa wasn't for you, Green Green is pretty much worse. It can be funny, yes, but ultimately it's a poorly written, poorly animated show with some occasional highlights but overall very forgettable.

Not saying not to watch it - just keep them expectations low  :wink:

Unrelated to that,
I just finished watching Nadia - the secret of Blue Water.
The style is great, the beginning and ending is properly good. However the middle is pretty bad - and it pretty much ruins it - but stick through and you will be rewarded with a good closure.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Xak on November 16, 2013, 02:44:03 PM
I like old 80s animes and early 90s "movies" or OVA's whatever that stands for. I just love the quality and realism in the drawings back in the 80s (Golgo 13, Venus Wars , Devilman), those are classics. Now anime has gotten all weird and the art style has changed and got more eccentric . Please someone prove me wrong, and show me something cool like those movies I mentioned above. Vampire Hunter D was pretty cool too, and Demon City Shingitsu ?

I love that realistic anime art style the 80s OVA's used to bring.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Ji-L87 on November 16, 2013, 10:06:15 PM
Please someone prove me wrong, and show me something cool like those movies I mentioned above.


Have you checked out Gundam Unicorn (have only seen screencaps) or the Redline movie? It's decidedly current in aesthetics but also does have a bit of an oldschool feel if I remember correctly. It's also kind of a rush :mrgreen:

But oh man. I agree with you and you made me want to go on a rant : >

I think you'll be hard pressed to find the kind of realistic touches you're after in modern anime. Or at least the mainstream stuff. Your best bet will be in the movies and not TV series. And by that I don't really mean movies connected to a running TV series (as those will only look like a better produced version of said show) but more in the line of Miyazaki, Mamoru Hosoda etc (Summer Wars, Girl who Leapt Through Time, Wolf Children - his stuff does have more "current" look to it tho').

You said you liked OVAs and I too also totally love OVAs. (Original Video Animation)
They are awesome. Often done better than your average TV series but with way more creative freedom and no need for censoring since it went directly into the, then, booming home video market.

Everybody wins. Except for now - since it has pretty much died. Oh OVAs are still released but most stuff seem to be extra episodes for already existing works or smaller projects that just doesn't make much of a splash. I guess there just isn't much money to be had there anymore.

TV is where things are at right now and I'm not sure it's actually fair to compare OVAs with TV series - The drawing styles have changed, as you said, people are working at least partly digitally (i.e. the final line drawings are not printed on cels) - which dramatically change the way things look -  not to mention there is a lot of outsourcing going on (cheaper that way) and 3DCG is a thing now - which is both good and bad.

Honestly, I believe backgrounds is the one thing that have suffered the least over the years. Some are more digital than others but I've seen some stunning stuff in recent shows. There are still studios doing good animation work: Kyoto Animation, GAINAX/TRIGGER, Madhouse to name a few but they probably won't look like you want them too.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/ShawEXE/Anime/th_akibakko-11619699013934.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/ShawEXE/Anime/akibakko-11619699013934.jpg) <---- Example of how much better Kanon from 2006 (KyoAni) looks compared to the one from 2002. Not a show you'd be interested in perhaps but something I had on hand  8-[ TV anime is actually looking better and better - however the aesthetics are not always for us perhaps.

Then again, some shows just makes me want to
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/ShawEXE/lol/abandonthread_zps578dcbc8.gif)
Recent example (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-10-13/strike-witches-gets-3rd-tv-anime-series-ova)

I'll end this rant with this:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/ShawEXE/Anime/th_anime_comparison_zps5372dbf8.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/ShawEXE/Anime/anime_comparison_zps5372dbf8.jpg)

/rant  :-$

To brighten things up a bit. Here's a brief video showing that Production IG are still doing a lot of the animation work for the newest Ghost in the Shell installment the traditional way.

Things go digital in the end of course but it's good to know that way of working hasn't died off entirely.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on November 18, 2013, 09:22:22 AM
I've got no problem with fanservice shows, I just don't like watching them at the gym where everyone can see it.  :?  I watched and enjoyed Girls Bravo, I just did it at home though.

I switched over to a Pet Shop of Horrors DVD I found.  It's only about 90 minutes but decent for the 2 eps I watched so far. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on December 02, 2013, 09:00:11 AM
Bump for posterity. 

I finished Pet Shop of Horrors, it was pretty good for being only about 4 eps.  Nice little shorts that are each separate stories.  Then I just finished Tokyo Babylon which has two 45 min eps each on it.  It was not that great but at least it is watched and can now be gotten rid of.

I'm watching RahXephon now.  I managed to get the whole thing rather cheap a couple years ago and never got time to watch it.  The first couple episodes seem reaaaally slow to me, not enough meat and too many teasing open questions.  Hopefully it gets better.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Nando on December 02, 2013, 09:44:21 AM

I'm watching RahXephon now.  I managed to get the whole thing rather cheap a couple years ago and never got time to watch it.  The first couple episodes seem reaaaally slow to me, not enough meat and too many teasing open questions.  Hopefully it gets better.

I recall watching some of this. If I recall right, it was position as a better fleshed out Evangelion....never did watch more than a handful of episodes. I liked the Mech design.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on December 02, 2013, 11:02:52 AM
I finally watched the first episode of Bubblegum Crash. It wasn't nearly as bad as I was warned it would be.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on February 03, 2014, 07:55:29 AM
Just finished RahXephon today, it was pretty darn good and definitely worth the watch!  It does have a very Evangelion feel to it, but at least they didn't run out of budget 2/3 of the way through so everything looks great.  The ending is VERY Eva-esque, but it's got a nice semi-prologue to make a bit more sense of it all.  I also have the movie, but was told that the movie is really just a retelling of the series without much too it, I may watch it someday in the background.

Up next is an anime Bunny Drop which was given to me by a friend for Christmas.  I've heard good stuff about it, so I'm looking forward to it.  Also, only being 13 episodes makes it a bit faster to finish.  :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ParanoiaDragon on February 04, 2014, 06:40:32 AM
Just finished RahXephon today, it was pretty darn good and definitely worth the watch!  It does have a very Evangelion feel to it, but at least they didn't run out of budget 2/3 of the way through so everything looks great.  The ending is VERY Eva-esque, but it's got a nice semi-prologue to make a bit more sense of it all.  I also have the movie, but was told that the movie is really just a retelling of the series without much too it, I may watch it someday in the background.

Up next is an anime Bunny Drop which was given to me by a friend for Christmas.  I've heard good stuff about it, so I'm looking forward to it.  Also, only being 13 episodes makes it a bit faster to finish.  :)

I really enjoyed RahXephon as well.   I like it a lot more then Evangelion personally.  It's been a while, but I recall enjoying the movie as well, but I think it is semi different from the series, I just can't recall what the differences are.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Ji-L87 on February 05, 2014, 01:51:37 AM
I finally watched the first episode of Bubblegum Crash. It wasn't nearly as bad as I was warned it would be.

But not nearly as good as one wants it to be, rite? :mrgreen:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: HailingTheThings on April 04, 2014, 04:04:12 PM
Guyver! Is really good! Yes!
(http://i.imgur.com/ruMotRJ.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Arkhan on April 04, 2014, 04:57:43 PM
SAILOR MOON.  HNFGG
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on April 04, 2014, 06:38:58 PM
I like old 80s animes and early 90s "movies" or OVA's whatever that stands for. I just love the quality and realism in the drawings back in the 80s (Golgo 13, Venus Wars , Devilman), those are classics. Now anime has gotten all weird and the art style has changed and got more eccentric . Please someone prove me wrong, and show me something cool like those movies I mentioned above. Vampire Hunter D was pretty cool too, and Demon City Shingitsu ?

I love that realistic anime art style the 80s OVA's used to bring.


haven't been on this thread in ages but some obscure animes should be hunted down.  Although these ones are 90's.

Genesis survivor gaiarth is one of them  I love this one !!

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GcwT7mzt3wY/TuH9v7od0oI/AAAAAAAABBE/3_RMJxNK-aY/s1600/g1.jpg)

also if you ever liked Tenchi Muyo then El Harzard the magnificent world is also an amazing show.
(http://watchcartoononline.com/thumbs/El-Hazard-The-Magnificent-World-2-Episode-1-English-Dubbed.jpg)

another strange show was moldiver
(http://www.ost-center.fr/contenu/jaquettes/anime/1264-01.jpg)

only shows I can remember enjoying from the 80's is the Urusei Yatsura tv show, Creamy Mami and Candy Candy although that is one really old show !!

(http://i2.listal.com/image/1252834/600full-magical-angel-creamy-mami-.jpg)

candy candy
(http://desenelecopilariei.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Candy-Candy-326.JPG)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on April 04, 2014, 08:47:58 PM
I didn't know until now that the space cobra adventure tv series got a dvd/bluray release  :shock: :clap:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on April 05, 2014, 04:38:59 AM
I've actually worked through a fair number of stuff since the last post and forgot to update!

Bunny Drop - Really good slice of life series.  If you're a parent then this one will pull at your heart strings
Welcome to NHK - Okay, a bit to otaku heavy for me.  The underlying theme is a good one though.
Attack on Titan - Watched about half of the first series.  Action, killing, blood, babes.  Story is a bit weak IMHO.
Crest of the Stars - Older but good.  It was worth my time but I'm glad I didn't pay a lot for it.
Princess Jellyfish - Wow, this one was great.  It's very girl themed but I enjoyed almost every episode of this series.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: HailingTheThings on April 05, 2014, 12:03:32 PM
Genesis survivor Gaiarth looks pretty cool, too bad there's not a proper DVD release for it in NA, I found a listing for decent quality bootlegs, however.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: NessFreaK on April 23, 2014, 08:56:42 AM
I am just curious if anyone else here collects anime? If not, what difference do you think there is between collecting video games and collecting anime? Because I find that people who actually buy anime are few and far between ...

(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/NessFreaK/shelves/bb.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: munchiaz on April 23, 2014, 09:17:14 AM
I am just curious if anyone else here collects anime? If not, what difference do you think there is between collecting video games and collecting anime? Because I find that people who actually buy anime are few and far between ...

(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/NessFreaK/shelves/bb.jpg)


One reason why i stopped buying anime is because its so expensive. $30 for a dvd with a little over an hour a footage. I could never stomach that price
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on April 23, 2014, 10:28:13 AM
I am just curious if anyone else here collects anime? If not, what difference do you think there is between collecting video games and collecting anime? Because I find that people who actually buy anime are few and far between ...


One reason why i stopped buying anime is because its so expensive. $30 for a dvd with a little over an hour a footage. I could never stomach that price

It's gotten a lot better in the last several years.  Publishers release stuff as sets much more reasonably priced now, and the second hand market has a solid 15 years of stuff so used is pretty affordable.  You really only get into problems when a license on something popular expires, no one else picks it up, and no more discs are being reprinted.  Then the finite supply goes nuts on certain volumes for people trying to own it all.

I don't actively collect anime like I do games because of the sheer amount and the space involved, but I have a solid collection of stuff all the way back to some VHS.  Most of it is in boxes though at this point.  I'm probably most proud of all the Ah My Goddess stuff: OVA on LaserDisc, Both Seasons (one signed by the character design/cheif animation director), Mini goddess set, etc. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on April 23, 2014, 10:40:25 AM
I mostly collect particular series/directors works. I have a fair amount of anime DVDs but nowhere near as much NessFreaK and even less organized.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on July 29, 2014, 03:37:35 AM
Bump from the mists of time!

I've watched a couple things recently off Netflix.  First was Baka and Test.  It's a goofy comedy show with a school setting that's pretty fun if you don't take it too seriously. 

However, the other title (which I'm still watching) is Knights of Sidonia, and it is great.  It's seinen and has a deep sci-fi feel to it which I haven't felt for a long time in any shows.  Story wise it's very engaging, and most of the characters are pretty well done for what I've seen.  Stylistically it looks phenomenal.  If you've ever seen FREEDOM, it uses a similar kind of style to create the cell shaded 3D animation look, blended with some traditional drawings from my understanding.  Definitely worth the watch on Netflix if you've already got an account, and the opening song is pretty badass.  :D
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Nando on July 29, 2014, 07:16:45 AM


However, the other title (which I'm still watching) is Knights of Sidonia, and it is great. 

I've had a lot of people recommend me that and Kill-A-Kill (sp?)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on July 29, 2014, 05:03:00 PM


However, the other title (which I'm still watching) is Knights of Sidonia, and it is great. 

I've had a lot of people recommend me that and Kill-A-Kill (sp?)

Heh, Kill-La-Kill is on Netflix too and I watched that a month or so ago as well.  The animation style in that is very crazy, and lots of ecchi and fanservice shots but it is still a fun romp.  If you liked Gurren Laggann you will probably thoroughly enjoy Kill-La-Kill.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on July 30, 2014, 01:32:43 AM
I had stopped a long time ago buying anime due to price ....

But that has recently changed. Prices are reasonable and I feel I can finally afford to own complete sets of some of my favorit anime series, movies and OVAs.

The only problem now is I have amassed such a large and complete downloaded collection in DVD and Bluray I find it hard to drop down cash on stuff I already have on a hard drive where I can stream on my tv and just sit back and watch without ever having to swap out a DVD or change a feature to sub or dub....

With that said my collection is steadily growing. Mostly in Bluray because why not..it's typically priced the same as DVD collections especially the SAVE collections which apart from the fugly green save label on the spine are great deals.

-Evangelon movies first two
-black butler season 1 & 2
-robotech season 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 (missing 5-6)
-brotherhood complete
-and more...

Still want to get my hands on a lot of other stuff. Pretty much all of the SAVE library
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: geise on July 30, 2014, 07:52:30 AM
I am just curious if anyone else here collects anime? If not, what difference do you think there is between collecting video games and collecting anime? Because I find that people who actually buy anime are few and far between ...

(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/NessFreaK/shelves/bb.jpg)

No La Blue Girl/Inju Gakuen?  No Urotsukidoji?  No Angel of Darkness?  No Rei Rei?  No Ogenki Clinic?  Where are the classics?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on July 30, 2014, 11:59:58 AM
Ok I know you we kidding hut

Ogenki Clinic. Is freaking funny


Also WHAT?!? No bible black?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on August 05, 2014, 10:09:39 AM
Lol, the only hentai type anime I can ever remember watching was Dragon Pink on VHS back in the day.  That was still quite funny though.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ultrageranium on August 05, 2014, 10:28:06 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/From_the_New_World_(novel)

this
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on August 06, 2014, 07:31:11 PM
Bump from the mists of time!



However, the other title (which I'm still watching) is Knights of Sidonia, and it is great.  It's seinen and has a deep sci-fi feel to it which I haven't felt for a long time in any shows.  Story wise it's very engaging, and most of the characters are pretty well done for what I've seen.  Stylistically it looks phenomenal.  If you've ever seen FREEDOM, it uses a similar kind of style to create the cell shaded 3D animation look, blended with some traditional drawings from my understanding.  Definitely worth the watch on Netflix if you've already got an account, and the opening song is pretty badass.  :D
This i finished watching it recently and i heard there will be a 2nd season.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on November 10, 2014, 04:23:19 AM
I recently watched Arpeggio of Blue Steel on Netflix, it's a 12 episode series which is pretty entertaining.  The best description I can think of would be like Vocaloids X Battleship. 

In the anime certain naval ships have "mental models" which are basically human representations of the ships, and they all happen to be attractive looking young women with semi-ridiculous outfits.  There's a definite strategy feel to to the happenings in the show.  I had time to kill over several days so I didn't mind watching it. 

Will probably go back to something a bit more traditional now.  I haven't watched Evangelion or Berserk again in a long time so I might pull those out.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on November 10, 2014, 04:31:14 AM
Though I've watched it before I got the new(er) Sherlock Hound DVD set over the weekend and watched quite a few episodes.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on November 10, 2014, 08:28:44 PM
Lol, the only hentai type anime I can ever remember watching was Dragon Pink on VHS back in the day.  That was still quite funny though.
Dragon Pink is quite a classic to me that I'd prefer any day over the mindless hardcore rape-fests of today's hentai anime.

That said, I'm mostly into early 80s to early 90s animation anyway. I can't wait to get my hands on Orguss, which will be released by Discotek Media in 2015. I already got SDF Macross, Southern Cross and Mospeada when they were released in collector's editions by ADV some years ago, and I can't believe how much much the prices for these rose in the secondary market since ADV went defunct.

Yes, I'm nuts for old school Macross.
One of the very few modern shows I have a soft spot for is Yamada's First Time, though.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: majors on November 11, 2014, 12:48:14 AM
Parasyte: The Maxim

I remember reading it in that US MixxZine mag bitd, and really liked it. Finally has a anime release plus made by Mad House, of which I'm a fan.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on November 11, 2014, 01:54:17 AM
Parasyte: The Maxim

I remember reading it in that US MixxZine mag bitd, and really liked it. Finally has a anime release plus made by Mad House, of which I'm a fan.

Parasyte is finally getting an anine?  Wow great to hear.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on November 11, 2014, 04:07:00 AM
Lol, the only hentai type anime I can ever remember watching was Dragon Pink on VHS back in the day.  That was still quite funny though.
Dragon Pink is quite a classic to me that I'd prefer any day over the mindless hardcore rape-fests of today's hentai anime.

That said, I'm mostly into early 80s to early 90s animation anyway. I can't wait to get my hands on Orguss, which will be released by Discotek Media in 2015. I already got SDF Macross, Southern Cross and Mospeada when they were released in collector's editions by ADV some years ago, and I can't believe how much much the prices for these rose in the secondary market since ADV went defunct.

Yes, I'm nuts for old school Macross.
One of the very few modern shows I have a soft spot for is Yamada's First Time, though.

Haha, I watched Yamada's First Time on Netflix awhile back.  It's pretty entertaining and I like to consider it like an ecchi anime with heart.  I've never been a huge mecha fan, my wife is a Gundam girl though.

Cool to hear they are doing an anime version of Parasyte!  I remember reading that back in the day as well.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on November 22, 2014, 08:33:23 PM
This caught my attention lately discotek media getting the rights to super dimension century orguss.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/2014-06-16/discotek-adds-orguss-mecha-tv-series/.75639

Years ago i bought a bootleg and it's english subs were flawed.I think by next year,i will have to buy the discotek media release asap.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on November 22, 2014, 09:45:57 PM
I agree, as I said 4 posts ago I'm pretty excited for Discotek's Orguss release. :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on November 23, 2014, 05:38:59 PM
I agree, as I said 4 posts ago I'm pretty excited for Discotek's Orguss release. :)
Discotek Media,sure is becoming like working designs of anime.Bringing over 70's,80's and 90's shows while others that distribute anime ignore it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on November 24, 2014, 12:42:12 AM
Lol, the only hentai type anime I can ever remember watching was Dragon Pink on VHS back in the day.  That was still quite funny though.
Dragon Pink is quite a classic to me that I'd prefer any day over the mindless hardcore rape-fests of today's hentai anime.

That said, I'm mostly into early 80s to early 90s animation anyway. I can't wait to get my hands on Orguss, which will be released by Discotek Media in 2015. I already got SDF Macross, Southern Cross and Mospeada when they were released in collector's editions by ADV some years ago, and I can't believe how much much the prices for these rose in the secondary market since ADV went defunct.

Yes, I'm nuts for old school Macross.
One of the very few modern shows I have a soft spot for is Yamada's First Time, though.

Dragon pink man once I googled it I was I HAD THAT ON VHS a!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on November 28, 2014, 06:40:27 AM
So I just binge watched Sword Art Online over last the week.  It was pretty solid, and I can see the popularity for it.  24 episodes, but it's divided into like 2 major arcs that cover the "whole" story.  I really liked the first half over the second, just because of the way the characters developed and the way they depicted the amount of time spent in the MMO. 

I seriously could have done without the second half as I feel it almost cheapens the first part, but was an okay wrap up.  There's supposedly a second season coming out now so I may watch a bit and see if I like it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on November 28, 2014, 07:34:33 AM
So I just binge watched Sword Art Online over last the week.  It was pretty solid, and I can see the popularity for it.  24 episodes, but it's divided into like 2 major arcs that cover the "whole" story.  I really liked the first half over the second, just because of the way the characters developed and the way they depicted the amount of time spent in the MMO. 

I seriously could have done without the second half as I feel it almost cheapens the first part, but was an okay wrap up.  There's supposedly a second season coming out now so I may watch a bit and see if I like it.


I never really got that into it.  I really should give it another chance. It just felt like a .hack rip off to me
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on December 08, 2014, 07:54:14 PM
I didn't know until now sunrise has given the rights to right-stuff to distribute gundam.
http://www.otakuusamagazine.com/LatestNews/News1/Sunrise-and-Right-Stuf-to-Gundam-in-the-State-5985.aspx

When bandai sold it i never got the rest of the shows in the uc time period.Now i have another chance finally and right-stuff is looking to bring,turn-a-gundam and gundam zz to the u.s  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on December 09, 2014, 01:26:00 AM
Well I have been in a Lupin the Third kick as of late.  This being an anime I enjoyed while it was on adult swim I look up on YouTube every now and again.

Well I had the urge to buy some DVDS of the show and movies.

So I started to look up who was releasing it and what was even released in the US what is dubbed and subbed and so forth.



Man I forget every time just how involved the Lupin series is.

It started to be released by Manga Video then Geneon and now a combination of Funimation and Discotek.


On top of that there are 33 movies some of which where tv specials spanning 40 years. These movies are a mix of all the above companies who released these over the years starting in the mid 90s. Some of these where in movie collections some have been edited rerelease do in the same collection and unedited/censored 

The first tv series (green jacket) which is 16 or so episodes is only dived even though Amazon keeps saying dived and subed released by Discotek

The second tv series (red jacket) is 150 episodes but only 74 were ever subed and released in 15 DBS vols by Geneon which are out of print and expensive depending on which DBS vol you are looking for.

He'll even some of the more resent Funimation stuff is already out of print as the show changes hands so often. And of course Funimation has krillian from DBS doing Lupin and piccolo/vagita doing the voice of the gun slinging friend in the show.

The third series does not seem to have been released yet (pink jacket).

The latest series has been released and in bluray (a first in the us) titles the woman called fujiko mine by Funimation. So I will be picking this up in a month.

Most of the movies seems to have been released with some gaps.


I am currently making a spread sheet listing all the movies and series and including who released what. What has been dubbed or subed. And how many different variations of that same movie/show there are so I know what the case looks like.


I have a feeling I am going to do all this work. Slowly get all the stuff that's been released.  Only for a bluray Funimation total package with dubbing on the stuff missing like a day after I finish. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on December 09, 2014, 01:29:29 AM
Well I have been in a Lupin the Third kick as of late.  This being an anime I enjoyed while it was on adult swim I look up on YouTube every now and again.

Well I had the urge to buy some DVDS of the show and movies.

So I started to look up who was releasing it and what was even released in the US what is dubbed and subbed and so forth.



Man I forget every time just how involved the Lupin series is.

It started to be released by Manga Video then Geneon and now a combination of Funimation and Discotek.


On top of that there are 33 movies some of which where tv specials spanning 40 years. These movies are a mix of all the above companies who released these over the years starting in the mid 90s. Some of these where in movie collections some have been edited rerelease do in the same collection and unedited/censored 

The first tv series (green jacket) which is 16 or so episodes is only dived even though Amazon keeps saying dived and subed released by Discotek

The second tv series (red jacket) is 150 episodes but only 74 were ever subed and released in 15 DBS vols by Geneon which are out of print and expensive depending on which DBS vol you are looking for.

He'll even some of the more resent Funimation stuff is already out of print as the show changes hands so often. And of course Funimation has krillian from DBS doing Lupin and piccolo/vagita doing the voice of the gun slinging friend in the show.

The third series does not seem to have been released yet (pink jacket).

The latest series has been released and in bluray (a first in the us) titles the woman called fujiko mine by Funimation. So I will be picking this up in a month.

Most of the movies seems to have been released with some gaps.


I am currently making a spread sheet listing all the movies and series and including who released what. What has been dubbed or subed. And how many different variations of that same movie/show there are so I know what the case looks like.


I have a feeling I am going to do all this work. Slowly get all the stuff that's been released.  Only for a bluray Funimation total package with dubbing on the stuff missing like a day after I finish. 

If you have questions I own basically every legitimately US released Lupin anime DVD (and some VHS tapes, laserdiscs and foreign releases).

Added in edit:
Just for some other Clarifications the earliest US released Lupin stuff came from Streamline who released Castle of Cagliostro, Mystery of Mamo and a few Lupin series II episodes in the early 90s. These were all dubs. Lupin is called "Wolf" here due to not wanting to infringe on rights to the original Lupin character. Manga's Cagliostro is a different dub and the DVD releases include subtitles.

Animego released Plot of the Fuma Clan and Legend of Gold babylon on VHS and LD slightly later. Manga didn't get involved in the US until they redubbed and re-released Cagliostro in the mid 90s. Fuma was dubbed, Gold Babylon was subbed. Lupin is called "Rupan" here due to not wanting to infringe on rights of the original Lupin character.

Funimation released some of the TV specials, the theatrical release movies Dead or Alive and Farewell to Nostradamus in the early 2000s, along with the Fujiko series more recently. All were dubbed and subbed.

 Discotek has released TV specials, Mamo, Plot of the Fuma Clan and the entire first series (subbed only) with more TV specials, and an upcoming Blu-Ray and DVD re-release of Castle of Cagliostro.

The Lupin Series II that you saw on Adult Swim was distributed by Pioneer/Geneon in the early mid-2000s, they also made their own dub of Mamo. I believe Geneon did 79 episodes on DVD not 74 and there's also the two episodes (both Miyazaki directed) that Streamline did in the 90s. The 79 episodes are both subbed and dubbed.

Series III has been legitimately released in the US via Hulu in subtitled form but last I knew only episodes 1-30 were up leaving the last 20 for fan subs.

A new series is coming next year.

There's also two live actions Lupin movies, one released on DVD by Discotek some years ago. And a second one released in Japanese theatres this year that has not yet been released on home media in the US. A lot of the TV specials are unreleased in the US along with the theatrically released Lupin vs Detective Conan movie, Lupin The Tomb of Jigen movie, and the Return of Pycal OVA.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on December 09, 2014, 02:12:58 AM
Wow you said an even bigger mouth full then me.

Well this will help greatly in my quest for all that is Lupin.

Yes I had heard they used the wolf (as the French name also means wolf). I also heated that other use of the name due to the whole Japanese L and R switching thing.  It also seems that the original character Lupin is based from as the great grand son is now in public domain so they can do what ever they want dub wise for the name from this point on.

I know some people didn't like the Genoen release as they tried to modernize the show (originally from the 70s) with things like eBay and such.  To be honest at the time I never realized the animation was from a show that old when it originally aired. I guess Japan Animation holds up better then most Western animation.  Sure they did a lot of static images with moving mouths but that was very common of most Japanies animation even in the early to late 90s.


Well so far I scored:

Lupin the third first haul off eBay for $34 with the seller verifying that the one movie was not the edited verson

Lupin vol 15 for $24

Most of the other vols for between $3-$6 dollars off amazon only missing vols 5, 10, 12, 13

With holiday expenses I will have to hold off until next month to buy any more. Plan on getting the missing vols and final haul.

Then the next month the resent Fujiko series on bluray and the first lupin series.  And just keep going from there I guess until I and done.  Sigh.  I just know I am going to rebut these as a bluray comes out and if any more dubs. Although there is clearly a following for this series it never seems to get the kind of release and bundles that would make it more accessible.  Granted O think Dunimation did a great job with their two movie collections totaling ten movies all together they really should reprint these in bluray and do more of the movies IMO.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on December 09, 2014, 02:29:03 AM


I know some people didn't like the Genoen release as they tried to modernize the show (originally from the 70s) with things like eBay and such.  To be honest at the time I never realized the animation was from a show that old when it originally aired. I guess Japan Animation holds up better then most Western animation.  Sure they did a lot of static images with moving mouths but that was very common of most Japanies animation even in the early to late 90s.

Lupin the Third isn't exactly poetry and while it's clear series 2 takes place in the 70s I didn't have a problem with the modernization. I actually do like the Geneon dub of series II as I think it captures the humor of the series that might otherwise be lost in translation. I've watched all 155 series II episodes and unfortunately the series gets worse  and starts having a much lower good episode percentage around the 80s-90s so where Geneon left off isn't a bad stop.

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Well so far I scored:

Lupin the third first haul off eBay for $34 with the seller verifying that the one movie was not the edited verson

Lupin vol 15 for $24

Those Geneon DVDs can get expensive, I have all 15 of them and I know a few go for a small fortune. Last I knew if you want to watch the dubbed episodes they're all free on Hulu.

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Most of the other vols for between $3-$6 dollars off amazon only missing vols 5, 10, 12, 13

With holiday expenses I will have to hold off until next month to buy any more. Plan on getting the missing vols and final haul.

I have the individual first haul DVDs and then the final haul set for the funimation movies/TV specials. Just as a warning the video quality on these is piss poor. Nostradamus while possessing great animation looks horrid on the DVD sets.

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Then the next month the resent Fujiko series on bluray and the first lupin series.

If you're on a budget and just want to watch them last I knew Fujiko and Green jacket were both on Hulu too. On a side note there's two different series 1/green jacket sets. A cheaper set exists that removes all the bonus material. If you just want to watch the episodes do so over Hulu, if you want it to collect buy the set with the bonuses.


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  And just keep going from there I guess until I and done.  Sigh.  I just know I am going to rebut these as a bluray comes out and if any more dubs. Although there is clearly a following for this series it never seems to get the kind of release and bundles that would make it more accessible.  Granted O think Dunimation did a great job with their two movie collections totaling ten movies all together they really should reprint these in bluray and do more of the movies IMO.

It's a money thing. Cagliostro is coming out on Blu-Ray in the US, the recent Fujiko series already is. The TV specials/shows were originally created for 480 television and a lot of them don't exactly have stellar animation. Unless TMS still has all of their original film sources for these episodes/specials it's probably not worth it to go back and re-scan/remaster these for higher res TV quality animation releases. As mentioned earlier Discotek is releasing two more of the TV specials next year.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on December 09, 2014, 04:11:18 AM
Dat Fujiko...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on December 09, 2014, 07:54:13 AM
My better half is totally into Lupin III. I helped her with her quest getting hands on all the German DVD releases, which are mainly movies and OVA specials. Most of them are out-of-print for years now, so this involved some exciting last-second-bidding moments on auctions.

She would also like to cosplay Fujiko sometime in the near future. f*ck yeah.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on December 09, 2014, 10:59:40 AM
My better half is totally into Lupin III. I helped her with her quest getting hands on all the German DVD releases, which are mainly movies and OVA specials. Most of them are out-of-print for years now, so this involved some exciting last-second-bidding moments on auctions.

She would also like to cosplay Fujiko sometime in the near future. f*ck yeah.

You know we would have to see this cosplay if and when it happens.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: HailingTheThings on December 09, 2014, 03:07:06 PM
Fujicakes!!!!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on December 10, 2014, 05:29:57 AM
You know we would have to see this cosplay if and when it happens.

Well, this could take quite a while, but in the meantime here she is dressing as Koyori Kokubunji from Nurse Witch Komugi:
(http://abload.de/img/13034835spuh1.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=13034835spuh1.jpg)

If you guys want to see more pictures, please stay tuned when her official cosplay site opens up in January. I will post a link here in this thread if anybody is interested.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on December 10, 2014, 10:04:40 AM
Sure by not. Voyager ism at its best
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: HailingTheThings on December 10, 2014, 03:37:24 PM
Sure by not. Voyager ism at its best

Hehe. Fan of Star Trek, are we? lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on January 01, 2015, 10:45:19 AM
Well, you asked for it, so here you go for more cosplay pics:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/MorninGlory-Cosplay/873433509368465?ref=hl

Besides, there's a winter/Christmas photo contest going until 10th of January:
http://bakayaro.de/weihnachts-cosplay-contest-2014-voting/
Feel free to stop by if you like to. Your votes, especially for Kokiri Girl & NANASE, are highly appreciated.

I wish you all a happy new year! =)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: sunteam_paul on January 24, 2015, 11:20:35 PM
What are some good 'Space Cowboy' style anime, in the same style as things like Outlaw Star and Cowboy Bebop?

Is Trigun like that, is it any good?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on January 25, 2015, 07:13:36 AM
What are some good 'Space Cowboy' style anime, in the same style as things like Outlaw Star and Cowboy Bebop?

Is Trigun like that, is it any good?

Those three for me are he only ones that come to mind with a western cowboy theme.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on January 25, 2015, 08:21:01 AM
Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs comes to my mind when thinking of Space Cowboy Anime.
I've never seen any episode of it honestly, but it seems like it was pretty popular in the late 80s to early 90s in Germany, where it even got a DVD release later on.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SuperGrafx on January 25, 2015, 10:50:40 AM
The last good anime series I felt compelled to watch was "Mezzo"

It's basically just 3 DVD's worth for the entire run.  Nothing overly mind blowing, but good solid fun.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: HailingTheThings on January 25, 2015, 12:00:58 PM
What are some good 'Space Cowboy' style anime, in the same style as things like Outlaw Star and Cowboy Bebop?

Is Trigun like that, is it any good?

Trigun is very hot. The Trigun Maximum manga is hotter, though.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on January 25, 2015, 01:39:18 PM
Trigun is like Western themed with a dash of Science Fiction to smooth things out.  I really liked Trigun back in the day, but I don't think it holds up as well today personally.

I actually recently watched the second season of Sword Art Online and it's pretty good.  I think the first arc dragged a bit in some spots, but the shorter parts for the second act were well done.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: cjameslv on January 25, 2015, 02:58:28 PM
... really liked Trigun back in the day, but I don't think it holds up as well today personally....

This man is of teh crack smokerz club! Trigun was and is still a great anime! The series was by far the best part but Badlands movie was really good too! Humor, storyline, characters...all amazing sir!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on January 25, 2015, 05:20:20 PM
Finish watching magi and the magic kingdom on netflik earlier.It takes one thousand and one knights but with a twist,think japan own take on arabian knights.The show can be often really silly then get very serious beside characters being killed off.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: cjameslv on January 25, 2015, 05:25:17 PM
Finish watching magi and the magic kingdom on netflik earlier.It takes one thousand and one knights but with a twist,think japan own take on arabian knights.The show can be often really silly then get very serious beside characters being killed off.

Ya that story evolved alot differently than i expected. Thought the main character should have been more epic but it was a solid series.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ParanoiaDragon on January 25, 2015, 05:43:52 PM
What are some good 'Space Cowboy' style anime, in the same style as things like Outlaw Star and Cowboy Bebop?

Is Trigun like that, is it any good?

There's also Wild Arms, which is ok, nothing special compared to those 3.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on January 26, 2015, 03:59:47 AM


There's also Wild Arms, which is ok, nothing special compared to those 3.

It's an excellent PSone game though.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ParanoiaDragon on January 26, 2015, 05:05:34 AM


There's also Wild Arms, which is ok, nothing special compared to those 3.

It's an excellent PSone game though.

Correct, though, oddly, the only ones I've beaten are 1, 4, & Alter Code F.  I have a file of 2 that I had been working on for years, but I just can't get into that one.  I started 3 a million years ago, but never got back to it, & really haven't played 5 or XF.  I should probably do a marathon soon & play thru the rest of the games I haven't beaten.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on January 26, 2015, 06:05:06 AM
... really liked Trigun back in the day, but I don't think it holds up as well today personally....

This man is of teh crack smokerz club! Trigun was and is still a great anime! The series was by far the best part but Badlands movie was really good too! Humor, storyline, characters...all amazing sir!

I'm not saying Trigun is bad, but upon rewatching it recently it just didn't hold up to the memories I had.  It's still a good, solid anime, just not something I would put on the level of Cowboy Bebop for the overall quality. 

There is some anime I have rewatched recently and it just wasn't that good as I remembered, others seem to be better than I had remembered and I'm surprised I didn't like them more back then. 

Some random musings:
Slayers is still hilarious
Serial Experiment Lain is not that deep
Beserk is still an epic (albeit violent) story
The original Dragonball is funnier when you have kids watching it too.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: munchiaz on January 26, 2015, 10:12:00 AM
Been watching Jojo's Bizarre adventure: Stardust crusaders. Up to ep. 13 so far. its got the monster of the week feel, but its just one of those animes that you like because its so anime.   
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Sarumaru on January 26, 2015, 10:13:53 AM
Watching Akame ga Kill right now, sh!t is cray.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on January 26, 2015, 10:46:28 AM
I finished Gundam Unicorn a while back. The ending satisfied me quite a bit, but I'm afraid the new school/non-Japanese fans probably aren't going to quite get it.

Speaking of which, and since someone mentioned Gundam Breaker here a year ago, I'm playing Gundam Breaker 2 quite regularly and its a game I like quite a bit. (I put 127 hours into GB1) so PM me if you want to play.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on January 26, 2015, 11:03:01 AM

I finished Gundam Unicorn a while back. The ending satisfied me quite a bit, but I'm afraid the new school/non-Japanese fans probably aren't going to quite get it.

Speaking of which, and since someone mentioned Gundam Breaker here a year ago, I'm playing Gundam Breaker 2 quite regularly and its a game I like quite a bit. (I put 127 hours into GB1) so PM me if you want to play.

Dude, you can't just post and then disappear. Talk to my saggy white ass, at least. Thank you.

For example, have you played Miraculum on PC-FX? I haven't, but I have been enjoying the soundtrack. See? We can talk, goddammit. :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on January 27, 2015, 08:36:51 AM
I haven't played it. Lately I've been playing mostly PS3 and Vita stuff, if you can believe that.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Arkhan on January 27, 2015, 08:41:23 AM
I haven't played it. Lately I've been playing mostly PS3 and Vita stuff, if you can believe that.

Have you played Demon Gaze?

That game ruled.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on January 31, 2015, 05:37:15 AM
Nah, I mostly just play Bandai stuff and racing games.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on January 31, 2015, 01:03:48 PM
I've been big into old school Toei Douga movies lately and watched Animal Treasure Island this weekend.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on February 02, 2015, 08:03:03 AM
I watched a fair chuck of Terraformars this weekend, I'm not sure what this series is trying to do but I don't think it's doing a very good job of it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on February 02, 2015, 08:22:01 AM
I spent the weekend rewatching attack on Titan.


Love it

Just reminded me of how much of a wait time there is until another season is available. Just like high school of the dead it had a strong first season and it left fans waiting for more content when the manga is still very early in its being established.  Sigh
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on April 22, 2015, 08:53:50 AM
Bumping this.

I've been watching the Kancolle anime and it seems okay. I was recommended Elfen Lied again from a friend but only watched part of it back in the day was a bit turned off by the extreme violence in it. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on April 22, 2015, 10:59:08 AM
I've been watching the 1970s Captain Harlock series. I watched through all the episodes of Galaxy Express 999 a while back. So this is familiar territory for me.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on April 22, 2015, 12:19:19 PM

I've been watching the 1970s Captain Harlock series. I watched through all the episodes of Galaxy Express 999 a while back. So this is familiar territory for me.

I always feel comforted by Harlock and Galaxy Express. It is a compliment I rarely give anything.

:)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on April 22, 2015, 01:08:32 PM

I always feel comforted by Harlock and Galaxy Express. It is a compliment I rarely give anything.

:)

Comfortable is right.

Captain Harlock has a bit more going for it in terms of linear continuity and storytelling from episode to episode.

Galaxy Express was so cookie cutter it got incredibly formulaic yet I ended many an evening with an episode right before bed.

There's a Queen Millennia show from the same Universe/made by Toei in roughly the same period but alas it hasn't been subtitled into English. So once I'm done with Harlock I have the Arcadia DVD to watch, then I might seek out Maetel Legend to close out that universe for a while.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on April 23, 2015, 11:10:19 AM


I always feel comforted by Harlock and Galaxy Express. It is a compliment I rarely give anything.

:)

Comfortable is right.

Captain Harlock has a bit more going for it in terms of linear continuity and storytelling from episode to episode.

Galaxy Express was so cookie cutter it got incredibly formulaic yet I ended many an evening with an episode right before bed.

There's a Queen Millennia show from the same Universe/made by Toei in roughly the same period but alas it hasn't been subtitled into English. So once I'm done with Harlock I have the Arcadia DVD to watch, then I might seek out Maetel Legend to close out that universe for a while.

I never watched all of Arcadia, I really gotta go back to that. 

I never saw Maetel Legend...now I am curious about it (and, of course, Wueen Millennia).

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on April 23, 2015, 01:46:22 PM
Getting my Afro Samurai fix on today.



Got the limited edition two disk DVD set of the first OVA.

The case is so pretty


Really wish the second half came in a matching case.



Might just buy the two parts on bluray and swap out this case with those versions.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on April 24, 2015, 12:14:09 AM

if i's not been mentioned already then..

space adventure cobra the original tv series to buy here

http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalogmgr/j0EsTkob-RwTzThCWN/browse/item/100521/4/0/0

or can watch it on youtube if you like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5tyNSkLq7Y&index=2&list=PLrrh84y760v-hEDjVQX_4N-TRZk0zeoxk
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on April 24, 2015, 09:17:43 AM


if i's not been mentioned already then..

space adventure cobra the original tv series to buy here

http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalogmgr/j0EsTkob-RwTzThCWN/browse/item/100521/4/0/0

or can watch it on youtube if you like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5tyNSkLq7Y&index=2&list=PLrrh84y760v-hEDjVQX_4N-TRZk0zeoxk


Thank you! I gotta watch this.

ONLY BECAUSE I CONSIDER IT "RESEARCH" for the Hudson digital comics...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on April 24, 2015, 10:53:15 AM
The quality of animation in Cobra is ridiculously high. It makes pretty much all anime from the same period look like the cheap junk that it is.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on April 27, 2015, 02:39:56 PM
Junker comes here movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRfHOQU5rAM
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on April 27, 2015, 03:10:51 PM
I was really into that until everyone started speaking English. Still waiting for the anime market to tank back to the point where dubs are no longer economically feasible.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on May 16, 2015, 02:10:33 PM
a blossoming girl born from a vampire and werewolf is to befriend normal every folk..because her folks think she is an ordinary human being for not having any special powers, she falls in love with someone in the human world but there is a love rival in the form of daughter from a yakuza boss.

Girl's anime Tokimeki Tonight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5I8Eb5RBUg
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ultrageranium on May 16, 2015, 09:13:08 PM
For those into slow paced, mysterious, at times eerie (not horror though) short folk-tales like stories set in an imaginary medieval Japan, I really recommend Mushishi. Both the 2005 and 2014 seasons are very good.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mushishi#Anime
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on May 17, 2015, 01:06:25 AM
I'm still waiting for the upcoming Robot Carnival and Orguss releases. :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on May 17, 2015, 08:16:17 AM
It's great that Robot Carnival is going to be easily available again. New anime by and large is so totally f*cking terrible that it would be great for the new generation to have something decent to watch once in a while.

According to Hulu, "Tourniment" is now a genre. That's where we're at currently.

I probably mentioned excellent Space Brothers in this thread or someplace else on the form. That was a couple of years ago now but I haven't seen much else new that was actually watchable. The newer Gundam OVAs are good, but since they are based on preexisting properties (to say the least) it's not as interesting as something new.

I wonder what it's like to even be a younger anime fan now. Since tape trading doesn't exist and nobody imports discs anymore I suppose they just torrent everything? There are a lot of shows on Crunchyroll and Hulu but 9/10 are totally unwatchable hyper derivative horse shit. Those places don't seem like anywhere for broad minded people to hang out except for when they need a high school show which is EVERYTHING THEY HAVE.

Here is my list of criteria for anime I want to see:

A main character over the age of 20.

A setting that is not Japan, but also not a magical parallel fairy world with a bunch of Japanese stuff in it.

Nobody is in high school except maybe some sub charactor.

No collecting magical crippity crap in order to activate/summon the whatever.

Giant robots are OK, but not if they are disgusting and totally impractical garbage such as Eva units, things that require impossibly intense mental focus (which nobody has as the thing goes nuts with the semi-conscious pilot inside) or some giant pealed human (Attack on Titan). Anyone who knows anything about the development of weapons of war knows they don't build stuff that only one guy can use that never works. Even Fa can pilot the Zeta Gundam, even though she stinks at it. It will not turn her brain into mush or eat her.

No "omni-hobbies" or nuclear plot devices such as Pokemon, YuGiOh, or anything else where the is some...thing...like a sport or some shit that for some reason is more popular than European and American style football combined. The other side of this would be impossibly significant plot devices that are only used to justify some weird agenda on behalf of the creator. The ultimate example of this is Evengelion. The entire mecha science in that show is predicated on the creators psychological problems. You need a ATF because you want to have millions of gallons of blood dripping from trafic lights. There is high concept and then there is just wankery. Know the difference.

Unless there is a really good reason, no shows that are more than a season. There are very few decent stores that require 100 hours to tell. An anime should not take 10 times as long to watch as it takes to read a Thomas Pynchon book. Honestly, the shorter the better.

As little "humor" regarding panties and rack size. I have no problem with sexual content, but I do have a problem with shows that have the same dumb "jokes" I heard on the playground when I was 11. People f*ck. They just do. If you need that in the story, fine, but seeing an endless river of  Ataru clones getting smashed in the face with a giant hammer after walking into the lady's onsen for the 100th time is some SERIOUSLY PLAYED OUT SHIT is what I'm trying to say.

NO ONLINE VIRTUAL REALITY GAMES.

So, does anyone have any suggestions within this narrow criteria?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on May 17, 2015, 08:41:58 AM

It's great that Robot Carnival is going to be easily available again. New anime by and large is so totally f*cking terrible that it would be great for the new generation to have something decent to watch once in a while.

According to Hulu, "Tourniment" is now a genre. That's where we're at currently.

I probably mentioned excellent Space Brothers in this thread or someplace else on the form. That was a couple of years ago now but I haven't seen much else new that was actually watchable. The newer Gundam OVAs are good, but since they are based on preexisting properties (to say the least) it's not as interesting as something new.

I wonder what it's like to even be a younger anime fan now. Since tape trading doesn't exist and nobody imports discs anymore I suppose they just torrent everything? There are a lot of shows on Crunchyroll and Hulu but 9/10 are totally unwatchable hyper derivative horse shit. Those places don't seem like anywhere for broad minded people to hang out except for when they need a high school show which is EVERYTHING THEY HAVE.

Here is my list of criteria for anime I want to see:

A main character over the age of 20.

A setting that is not Japan, but also not a magical parallel fairy world with a bunch of Japanese stuff in it.

Nobody is in high school except maybe some sub charactor.

No collecting magical crippity crap in order to activate/summon the whatever.

Giant robots are OK, but not if they are disgusting and totally impractical garbage such as Eva units, things that require impossibly intense mental focus (which nobody has as the thing goes nuts with the semi-conscious pilot inside) or some giant pealed human (Attack on Titan). Anyone who knows anything about the development of weapons of war knows they don't build stuff that only one guy can use that never works. Even Fa can pilot the Zeta Gundam, even though she stinks at it. It will not turn her brain into mush or eat her.

No "omni-hobbies" or nuclear plot devices such as Pokemon, YuGiOh, or anything else where the is some...thing...like a sport or some shit that for some reason is more popular than European and American style football combined. The other side of this would be impossibly significant plot devices that are only used to justify some weird agenda on behalf of the creator. The ultimate example of this is Evengelion. The entire mecha science in that show is predicated on the creators psychological problems. You need a ATF because you want to have millions of gallons of blood dripping from trafic lights. There is high concept and then there is just wankery. Know the difference.

Unless there is a really good reason, no shows that are more than a season. There are very few decent stores that require 100 hours to tell. An anime should not take 10 times as long to watch as it takes to read a Thomas Pinchon book. Honestly, the shorter the better.

As little "humor" regarding panties and rack size. I have no problem with sexual content, but I do have a problem with shows that have the same dumb "jokes" I heard on the playground when I was 11. People f*ck. They just do. If you need that in the story, fine, but seeing an endless river of  Ataru clones getting smashed in the face with a giant hammer after walking into the lady's onsen for the 100th time is some SERIOUSLY PLAYED OUT SHIT is what I'm trying to say.

So, does anyone have any suggestions within this narrow criteria?

Ha! I haven't watched much stuff from the last 20 years, but this was still hilarious to read.

I watched a bunch of episodes of some detective dog show...I thought it was entertaining.

Otherwise, I'm still watching old stuff I (1) never saw, (2) want to see again.

Since I don't have much free time, I have a long list of old stuff to catch-up on.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on May 17, 2015, 08:56:23 AM
You know, Signofzeta, both of us belong to an extinct species.


Today's Anime "fans" neither do tape, DVD or torrent. They just stream: Watch & forget.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on May 17, 2015, 09:05:09 AM

I'm still waiting for the upcoming Robot Carnival and Orguss releases. :)

I completely forgot about Robot Carnival something I've always been eager to see and that just reminded me of another .. Twilight of the cockroaches
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on May 17, 2015, 09:41:04 AM
I tried to think of a good anime I watched relatively recently that fits the Zeta bill, one of the first that I thought of was Kino no Tabi, although the greater than 20 years old main character criteria was met, it hits everything else I think.  It's good watch, only 13 episodes, and one of those where each episode can kind of stand separate but link back to a general theme/story. 

Anyway, I'm going to start Sora no Woto probably next week and see how that goes. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on May 17, 2015, 09:58:44 AM


I completely forgot about Robot Carnival something I've always been eager to see and that just reminded me of another .. Twilight of the cockroaches


I have a tremendous amount of nostalgia for those old Streamline pictures releases. Robot Carnival in particular.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on May 17, 2015, 10:51:11 AM
Streamline didn't handle their licenses the way I would have liked, but they sure knew how to pick them.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on May 17, 2015, 11:38:49 AM
Streamline didn't handle their licenses the way I would have liked, but they sure knew how to pick them.

In that they released mostly dubbed movies and removed Japanese text and intro scenes where possible? Or other reasons?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on May 17, 2015, 05:30:14 PM
In that they had to put their stank on everything, more "localization" than the pure product most OGs wanted. They had their sights set on as wide of an audience as possible so they dubbed everything (using a cassette deck, from the sounds of it) and sold it at ultra cheap prices when people like me would have gladly paid double for a subtitled version that would have cost less to produce. They didn't see it that way, they also decided to package Nadia at one EP per tape at $8 each. People weren't exited about devoting a huge wall to 39 VHS tapes for one series so it didn't sell, and then they abandoned the series completely shafting the supporters it had despite the stupid packaging.

To say something nice. They did manage to release a couple of nice LDs, including Lensman, which is really handy today since that movie seems to be nowhere near release in any format since.

It's actually pretty amazing how long a lot of these titles had been out of print, even in Japan.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on May 17, 2015, 11:11:04 PM
To say something nice. They did manage to release a couple of nice LDs, including Lensman, which is really handy today since that movie seems to be nowhere near release in any format since.

It's actually pretty amazing how long a lot of these titles had been out of print, even in Japan.

Yep, I've got quite a few Streamline LDs, Lensman, Twilight of the Cockroaches being a pair of them that at least in the US were never released on DVD.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: elmer on May 18, 2015, 04:52:44 AM
So, does anyone have any suggestions within this narrow criteria?

Haha ... you've really narrowed down the window there!  :-k

I've turned a lot of crap off after only 3 or 4 minutes recently, but there have been a couple of shows that have pleasantly surprised me.

One of those is "The Devil is a Part Timer", but it fails on your "not in Japan" criteria.

It's a cute and funny (to me, at least) take on transporting a "sword and sorcery" hero and villain into modern Japan where they end up working in McRonald's and a Call Center to make ends meet, and slowly becoming almost-friends.

Using nano.RIPE's beautiful "Gekka" as the end music (after the first few episodes) is a nice bonus.

Another thing that seems to have recently turned up on Netflix that I'm enjoying is "Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet".

That's about a teen born-to-be-a-soldier from the space-faring decedents of an abandoned Earth, crash landing back on the now-mythical planet, only to find a flourishing society of people still living there and scavenging off the submerged remains of old cities.

I'm about half way through, and it's managed to be completely enjoyable without insulting my intelligence yet.

But ... the main 2 characters are teen aged ... so that misses your criteria, too (although there's a sizable cast of adults in there, as well).

So, really ... "no", I can't think of anything that actually fits 100% within your criteria ... but I did get to mention a couple of shows that I like that don't seem to have been mentioned, yet.  :wink:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on May 18, 2015, 11:22:22 AM
I started watching Gargantua just because its in the new Super Robot Wars. I had extremely nice animation and some fun scenes, but it's SUPER cliche ridden, almost like some f*cked up Ender's Game fanfic.

The thing is, although my criteria seems extremely narrow, I can name dozens of older shows that fit.

Legend of Galactic Heroes
Bubblegum Crisis
The Royal Space Force
Legend of the Forest
Ghost in the Shell
Dagger of Kamui (likely fails on age of main character, but I don't recall it being mentioned)
Cowboy Beebop
Melos (aka: Run Melos)
Jin Roh
Memories
The previously mentioned Space Brothers, Robot Carnival and Twilight of the Cockroaches
The Violinist Hamlin
Cleopatra (the Tezuka one)
Jungle Emperor
Record of Lodus War
Howl's Moving Castle
Macross Plus
Captain Harlock
Dirty Pair
Gundam 0083
Locke the Superman
Unico and the Isle of Magic
Only Yesterday
Patlabor

Shitloads. And stuff that fails only one criteria would include stuff like Otaku no Video, The Wind Rises, Aim for the Top! and Giant Robo, and nearly all of Gundam so you can get some great stuff with young main characters. What's fuct to me is that nearly every new series I attempt to watch fails on many or sometimes ALL of those criteria. This is what makes me realize that it's not my tastes that are changing as much as it is that new anime is really garbage most of the time.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: elmer on May 19, 2015, 07:07:13 PM
I started watching Gargantua just because its in the new Super Robot Wars. I had extremely nice animation and some fun scenes, but it's SUPER cliche ridden, almost like some f*cked up Ender's Game fanfic.

I might have said "Soldier" meets "WaterWorld" ... but basically, "yes", it's not breaking any new ground, just doing what it does very nicely.

With some of the utter crap that's been released recently, I'm pretty happy to find some new anime on NetFlix that rises as high as derivative-but-decent.

I know some of the older stuff that you mention, but there's still lots there that I've not seen and will now look for ... so "thank you" for the list.

But first, I'll have to go and drag the Bubblegum Crisis dvd's out of whatever box they're in.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on May 19, 2015, 09:26:11 PM
I didn't mention Lupin III.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on May 20, 2015, 03:58:49 AM
I started watching Gargantua just because its in the new Super Robot Wars. I had extremely nice animation and some fun scenes, but it's SUPER cliche ridden, almost like some f*cked up Ender's Game fanfic.

I might have said "Soldier" meets "WaterWorld" ... but basically, "yes", it's not breaking any new ground, just doing what it does very nicely.

With some of the utter crap that's been released recently, I'm pretty happy to find some new anime on NetFlix that rises as high as derivative-but-decent.

I know some of the older stuff that you mention, but there's still lots there that I've not seen and will now look for ... so "thank you" for the list.

But first, I'll have to go and drag the Bubblegum Crisis dvd's out of whatever box they're in.

Netflix has a pretty decent anime selection.  Knights of Sidonia was another pretty good anime they had, the visuals on it were amazing too.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on May 20, 2015, 06:40:01 AM


Netflix has a pretty decent anime selection.  Knights of Sidonia was another pretty good anime they had, the visuals on it were amazing too.

Almost everything I saw on Netflix was dubbed :(
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on May 20, 2015, 08:28:00 AM
Hulu has a lot of shows offered both sub and dub, of course they'll be slathered in advertising...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on May 20, 2015, 09:13:26 AM


Netflix has a pretty decent anime selection.  Knights of Sidonia was another pretty good anime they had, the visuals on it were amazing too.

Almost everything I saw on Netflix was dubbed :(

I ran into that too, but always double-check closed captioning settings to see the alternate audio tracks.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on May 20, 2015, 10:15:28 AM
Yesterday, I tried the Crunchyroll app on the Xbox 360 and happened to come across Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life. Wooser is some sort of rabbit and kind of a perverted weirdo living together with two girls. He is fond of meat, school uniforms and money.

The episodes are short, they do not last longer than 5 minutes I think. The art style is pretty close to what you would expect from a Wario Ware or Rhythm Heaven game, with the occasional change in style to mock other animes. There's even a parody of Gunbuster somewhere in season 1.

EDIT: By the way, are there any weblogs out there worth reading? The only one I can think of so far is Colony Drop (http://www.colonydrop.com/), but unfortunately they update their site rather infrequently. I even got both printed CD fanzines.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on May 21, 2015, 10:05:23 AM
Colony Drop is terrific. I also love Lets Anime and Newtype/Oldtype.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on May 21, 2015, 12:31:44 PM
Woohoo! My long awaited Castle of Cagliostro US Blu-Ray finally arrived
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on May 31, 2015, 08:33:59 AM
SEGA fans! watch SeHa Girls

The saturn hardware anthropomorphized into anime girls !
(http://tralhanerd.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/7gYMicy.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on May 31, 2015, 02:20:34 PM
No.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: wildfruit on May 31, 2015, 07:42:16 PM

Ha! I haven't watched much stuff from the last 20 years, but this was still hilarious to read.

I watched a bunch of episodes of some detective dog show...I thought it was entertaining.

Otherwise, I'm still watching old stuff I (1) never saw, (2) want to see again.

Since I don't have much free time, I have a long list of old stuff to catch-up on.
Was it Sherlock hound
Also I really like chis sweet home 😊
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on May 31, 2015, 11:47:39 PM


Ha! I haven't watched much stuff from the last 20 years, but this was still hilarious to read.

I watched a bunch of episodes of some detective dog show...I thought it was entertaining.

Otherwise, I'm still watching old stuff I (1) never saw, (2) want to see again.

Since I don't have much free time, I have a long list of old stuff to catch-up on.
Was it Sherlock hound
Also I really like chis sweet home [emoji4]

Yes. Sherlock Hound. I enjoyed it. :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on June 01, 2015, 02:23:59 AM


Yes. Sherlock Hound. I enjoyed it. :)

I had watched the dubbed versions of it years ago as I believe it had been up on Hulu/Youtube for some time. A US DVD set came out last fall, I picked it up and finally had the opportunity to watch it with the original audio.

It's such a fantastic show with absolutely stellar animation for something created for early 80s television.
Title: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on June 01, 2015, 06:57:43 AM


Yes. Sherlock Hound. I enjoyed it. :)

I had watched the dubbed versions of it years ago as I believe it had been up on Hulu/Youtube for some time. A US DVD set came out last fall, I picked it up and finally had the opportunity to watch it with the original audio.

It's such a fantastic show with absolutely stellar animation for something created for early 80s television.

I hope you are not teasing me, because I actually liked that damn show...granted, I did not see every episode.  :)

Now I have to go back and finish watching a series that I started 2-3 years ago...it was something that geise or elabit or punkicCyborg or _____________ suggested in this very thread. I was really enjoying it. Mech + cute little fairy + goofballs + lady rivals + cliche + cliche + cliche 80's....but it was fun!

Subbed by fans.  YouTube.

I hope it is still available.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on June 01, 2015, 09:51:42 AM


Yes. Sherlock Hound. I enjoyed it. :)

I had watched the dubbed versions of it years ago as I believe it had been up on Hulu/Youtube for some time. A US DVD set came out last fall, I picked it up and finally had the opportunity to watch it with the original audio.

It's such a fantastic show with absolutely stellar animation for something created for early 80s television.

I hope you are not teasing me, because I actually liked that damn show...granted, I did not see every episode.  :)

Now I have to go back and finish watching a series that I started 2-3 years ago...it was something that geise or elabit or punkicCyborg or _____________ suggested in this very thread. I was really enjoying it. Mech + cute little fairy + goofballs + lady rivals + cliche + cliche + cliche 80's....but it was fun!

Subbed by fans.  YouTube.

I hope it is still available.

That sounds like Heavy Metal L-gaim maybe?



I agree that Se-Ha girls is lots of fun as just a goofy anime.  The huge number of in jokes going around regarding Sega games and hardware really make it a love letter to the fans.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on June 01, 2015, 09:56:13 AM
Heavy Metal L-Gaim!

I gotta watch this...I might even start over from the beginning since its been so long....
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on June 01, 2015, 11:29:37 AM
I love Sherlock Hound. I have the wonderful LD Memorial Box and the theatrical release, which was basically two episodes with slight differences. This theatrical version was how it debuted to the public, it played with Nausciaa's roadshow release in 1984 and the series started airing later that year.

That episode where Mrs Hudson is revealed to have a past as an aviator was so awesome...she didn't do much in the Conan Doyle version...

I need to get that U.S. DVD set now when I'm thinking about it. I'll want it in a few years when my kid is old enough to grasp it.

Edit: I found a good pic of the Memorial Box. Each of those discs is gatefold, btw, with art on the back side that is just as good as the front. The book contains konte and direction, the phone card...is just a phone card.

(http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0_mall/tsk-eshop/cabinet/ld_anime/img57134403.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on June 01, 2015, 12:08:09 PM
Sherlock Hound. Damn, what a gorgeous presentation for the Memorial Box.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on June 01, 2015, 12:15:42 PM

I hope you are not teasing me, because I actually liked that damn show...granted, I did not see every episode.  :)


Oh I like it as well.

It's a bit of a kids show, but the animation quality has no equal. It has an element of fun and Miyazaki mayhem to it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on June 01, 2015, 12:18:42 PM


I hope you are not teasing me, because I actually liked that damn show...granted, I did not see every episode.  :)


Oh I like it as well.

It's a bit of a kids show, but the animation quality has no equal. It has an element of fun and Miyazaki mayhem to it.

:)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on June 01, 2015, 01:31:17 PM
I lied guys. I think the jackets are actually not gatefold since the thing is only 13 sides. However, I'm still pretty sure there is special art on both sides. I haven't watched it in a couple of years and I'm at work so I can't check.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: wildfruit on June 02, 2015, 12:23:29 PM
I got the uk dvd release about 5 years ago when it came out on the manga label. Normally I don't enjoy dubbed stuff but I find it very watchable and engaging. Nothing really special in the packing to compare with that LD though. But better than not having it at all. 11 hours of fun! Love that theme tune.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ShadowKitty777 on June 08, 2015, 10:23:19 PM
Most new anime is crap, but Parasyte the Maxim was pretty good. I highly recommend. Kinda funny to me one of the only newer animes worth watching right now is based off an older manga (originally published in the late 80's-90's)

(Also Resident 4 completely ripped a lot of designs from this series, which was pretty interesting)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on June 09, 2015, 03:52:51 AM
I finished watching Lupin: From Siberia With Love (the proper title is From Russia with love but for copyright reasons it was changed for the US release).

I have The Tale of Princess Kaguya and Demon City Shinuku stacked up on my shelf waiting to be watched next.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on June 09, 2015, 03:52:57 AM
(http://abload.de/img/10150800_1096690187029ku27.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=10150800_1096690187029ku27.jpg)
Work in progress cover for Orguss, release in August (tentative).

Source:
http://www.discotekmedia.com/blog/?m=201506


By the way, my better half involved me in watching Kill la Kill with her on Blu-ray. Although I'm not that much into newish animation, I found the first four episodes funny and well-drawn enough to go on. Thankfully most of CGI was found only in the first episode, and it looked decent enough to be not totally out of place.
I also tried the first two episodes of Super Sonico on Crunchyroll, and even though it has massive tits, I found the story unentertaining and the main character not likeable enough to go on. I was also highly irritated by the CGI animated band in the ending songs.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on June 09, 2015, 09:05:12 AM

I finished watching Lupin: From Siberia With Love (the proper title is From Russia with love but for copyright reasons it was changed for the US release).

I have The Tale of Princess Kaguya and Demon City Shinuku stacked up on my shelf waiting to be watched next.

I haven't seen Demon City Shinjuku since it was released here in the States. Over 20 years, I think.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on June 09, 2015, 09:31:44 AM
Kill la Kill is fun and over the top like Gurren Lagann. 

I am almost done with Sora no Woto and it's been a nice little series.  Very slice of life so far, only a couple of episodes left.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gredler on June 10, 2015, 07:34:13 AM
Rookie chiming in so please ignore if this is horrible, but I've never seen Fist of the North Star until very recently, and I really enjoyed it. After seeing Mad Max and being so amped on that world, I thought it'd be a good time to try FoNS out, and I was not wrong. I really enjoyed the first 100 episodes. I am watching it on hulu in the background at work, and it's a blast. I am going to see it through, though the interesting story arc already finished lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on June 10, 2015, 08:39:38 AM
I just finished watching Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet on Netflix last night with my wife and was really pleased with it all, thanks to others for the recommendation.  It's nice to have a 13 episode series that does such a good job getting you invested in the characters and is able to bring the story to a nice conclusion as well. 

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on June 10, 2015, 08:21:23 PM
(http://abload.de/img/10150800_1096690187029ku27.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=10150800_1096690187029ku27.jpg)
Work in progress cover for Orguss, release in August (tentative).

Source:
http://www.discotekmedia.com/blog/?m=201506


By the way, my better half involved me in watching Kill la Kill with her on Blu-ray. Although I'm not that much into newish animation, I found the first four episodes funny and well-drawn enough to go on. Thankfully most of CGI was found only in the first episode, and it looked decent enough to be not totally out of place.
I also tried the first two episodes of Super Sonico on Crunchyroll, and even though it has massive tits, I found the story unentertaining and the main character not likeable enough to go on. I was also highly irritated by the CGI animated band in the ending songs.

I know i'll buy the official release of orugss on dvd.Just so i can replace my bootleg copy of it.Now if only discotekmedia,could get the rights to gallforce among other 80's anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on June 11, 2015, 03:11:57 AM
As far as I can remember, some Gallforce episodes (or movies, or OVAs? I have no clue) had been released on DVD in the US. Although a complete collection boxset would be nice to avoid buying the DVDs separately. I haven't seen one of the Gallforce episodes yet, but I would like to get my hands on them due to Sonoda's character design and some screenshots look like there are tie-ins with Bubblegum Crisis and other animations based on his designs.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: VenomMacbeth on June 11, 2015, 03:29:08 AM
Just watched Paprika the other night.  What an awesome movie, way better than Inception.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on June 12, 2015, 07:25:19 AM
So I just finished watching Sora no Woto and it was pretty great. Slice of life + coming of age with a majestic backdrop and excellent music. The characters are all younger so some people might write it off as a moeblob drama but I think they are all distinct and solid characters as the show progresses.  The music in the show (and music itself) plays an integral part in the storytelling.

It's 14 episodes in total (one in the middle is a mid-season extra episode) so very easy to watch and finish.  The second-to-last episode was a wonderful culmination of the series, showcasing the growth of the characters and the world itself, it almost brought me to tears actually.  The final episode was also a great wrap for the story and everyone as well.  I'd recommend it to a lot of folks, if anything give the opening extended episode a try and see what you think.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on June 14, 2015, 03:39:04 PM


I haven't seen Demon City Shinjuku since it was released here in the States. Over 20 years, I think.

I watched it last night.

Having watched so much Lupin I immediately recognized the main villian's  voice actor as the guy who is the voice of Jigen. I looked it up afterwards and my suspicion was confirmed.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on June 15, 2015, 12:02:25 AM



I haven't seen Demon City Shinjuku since it was released here in the States. Over 20 years, I think.

I watched it last night.

Having watched so much Lupin I immediately recognized the main villian's  voice actor as the guy who is the voice of Jigen. I looked it up afterwards and my suspicion was confirmed.

Ha! :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ShadowKitty777 on June 18, 2015, 11:13:02 PM
Just watched Paprika the other night.  What an awesome movie, way better than Inception.
Awesome movie. Have you seen Perfect Blue? (Same director)

@ the mention of Kill la Kill I really like that series, it's pretty fun to watch. It's like a parody of action animes, yet a pretty entertaining action anime at the same time.

After seeing the new Mad Max for the 2nd time, I want to re-watch Fist of the North Star again.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on June 19, 2015, 06:38:21 AM
Neo Tokyo and Redline are next in line for me to watch.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: NightWolve on July 09, 2015, 01:44:00 AM
My Studio Ghibli marathon is pretty close to being finished. Recent one I saw was Whisper of the Heart. I found it OK, and as usual, Disney takes pride in their dubbing work and mostly does a great job with it.

Finally saw Ghost in the Shell for the first time after years of hearing about it. A recent new one I tried was Appleseed Alpha which I thought was pretty solid, not great, but B- level decent. I tend to like SciFi post-apocalyptic themes.

Just watched Paprika the other night.  What an awesome movie, way better than Inception.
Awesome movie. Have you seen Perfect Blue? (Same director)

Oh, that was the Perfect Blue guy, huh... No wonder, I can believe that. I was given a VHS of Perfect Blue as a gift. Yeah, it's a heck of a movie certainly. I still have "Excuse me, who are you? Excuse me, who are you?" repeating in me and fully associated with it...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 09, 2015, 02:55:13 AM
My Studio Ghibli marathon is pretty close to being finished. Recent one I saw was Whisper of the Heart. I found it OK, and as usual, Disney takes pride in their dubbing work and mostly does a great job with it.

I just can't watch the dubbed versions of those.

I had such a terrible experience with Howl's Moving Castle's dub I've just given up. I do like Whisper of the Heart as far as "slice of life" style anime films.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on July 09, 2015, 03:50:02 AM
Season 2 of Knights of Sidonia is out on Netflix so I have started watching that.  Still as awesome as before for the handful of episodes I'm into it. 

I also discovered and anime store where I live, traded in a bunch of old stuff for like $50 credit and banked it for now.  Will try and dig up more goodies eventually to dump and maybe get like the Cowboy Beboy Blu-Ray set. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: wilykat on July 09, 2015, 08:01:02 AM
Of the films by Ghibli, Wind Rises is one of the very few that didn't appeal to me.  It is Miyazaki's last work and it's more like a fictionalized biography of a boy who helped design planes and were one behind the famous Zero that fought against USA in WWII.  The girl he married IRL was not sick like in the movie and did have children.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: PunkicCyborg on July 09, 2015, 11:25:24 AM
Watching Kimagure Orange Road. Is there a better romance anime? It's amazing
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on July 09, 2015, 07:57:36 PM
Knights of Sidonia,season two is up on netflik now.What else can i can say about this sci-fi drama mystery etc.If you enjoy the first season id suggest checking it out.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 09, 2015, 11:19:20 PM
I have Venus Wars sitting on top of a pile of DVDs in the "soon to be watched" stack.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: datbuta on July 17, 2015, 03:52:03 AM
My Studio Ghibli marathon is pretty close to being finished. Recent one I saw was Whisper of the Heart. I found it OK, and as usual, Disney takes pride in their dubbing work and mostly does a great job with it.

I normally watch studio ghibli movies monthly.. but over the years i only watched grave of the fireflies twice... the second time just a couple days ago... its soo sad.. plus i think setsuko's mannerisms are so close to being child like.. its sad..
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on July 17, 2015, 05:38:22 AM

My Studio Ghibli marathon is pretty close to being finished. Recent one I saw was Whisper of the Heart. I found it OK, and as usual, Disney takes pride in their dubbing work and mostly does a great job with it.

I normally watch studio ghibli movies monthly.. but over the years i only watched grave of the fireflies twice... the second time just a couple days ago... its soo sad.. plus i think setsuko's mannerisms are so close to being child like.. its sad..

Grave of the Fireflies is a favorite of mine.

Once I had kids, the movie took on an additional level of beauty/tragedy. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: NightWolve on July 17, 2015, 05:45:42 AM
Grave of the Fireflies is a favorite of mine.

Once I had kids, the movie took on an additional level of beauty/tragedy.

I saw that a few weeks ago actually. It's not my favorite in their library, but it was alright. I can't recall seeing an anti-war anime before so that was a first.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 17, 2015, 06:32:59 AM


I saw that a few weeks ago actually. It's not my favorite in their library, but it was alright. I can't recall seeing an anti-war anime before so that was a first.

Did you ever see Barefoot Gen ?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: fluxcore on July 17, 2015, 09:00:24 AM
Anyone who likes mind games (see jojos's young joseph arc) should definitely check out 'One Outs'. Give it 4 eps and you'll be hooked :) There's a lowish quality subbed version on youtube.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: PunkicCyborg on July 17, 2015, 12:25:51 PM
Seriously Kimagure Orange Road. My wife and I are totally hooked. I can't believe I missed this in the mid 90s when it came out in the US from AnimEigo. Can't recommend this one highly enough!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: wilykat on July 17, 2015, 02:53:05 PM
For those who liked Graves of the Fireflies and wanted something to make you cry, try Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

One of the rare few anime that can make me cry.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 17, 2015, 02:58:41 PM
Grave of the Fireflies is a favorite of mine.

Once I had kids, the movie took on an additional level of beauty/tragedy.

I saw that a few weeks ago actually. It's not my favorite in their library, but it was alright. I can't recall seeing an anti-war anime before so that was a first.

First off, anyone who isn't completely reduced to a blubbering wreck by GotF is a certifiable psychopath. I always knew, now you've given us proof.

As for anti-war anime...I guess you haven't seen very much anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: NightWolve on July 18, 2015, 12:06:36 PM
Grave of the Fireflies is a favorite of mine.

Once I had kids, the movie took on an additional level of beauty/tragedy.
I saw that a few weeks ago actually. It's not my favorite in their library, but it was alright. I can't recall seeing an anti-war anime before so that was a first.

First off, anyone who isn't completely reduced to a blubbering wreck by GotF is a certifiable psychopath. I always knew, now you've given us proof.

Wait, what ? Are you implying because I thought it was "alright" that I didn't think it was a sad or tragic depiction of the costs of war and so worth ? Your leap of conclusion based on what I said is what is psycho... Heh. Yeah, it's a moving/touching/sad/tragic type of movie. You want me to put it at the top of my favorites as far as Studio Ghibli releases else otherwise I'm a "psycho" ?? ...

Le Zeta is usually more rational than this. I'll chaulk it up to a fluke this time.

Quote
As for anti-war anime...I guess you haven't seen very much anime.

Correct, I haven't seen very much anime. I believe I've said as much somewhere here. This would be the first anime I've seen set in a wartime situation (in this case, WWII) as I said.

Did you ever see Barefoot Gen ?

Nope.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on July 18, 2015, 10:06:20 PM
I saw Grave of the Fireflies once on TV, back in the day where I recorded many previous "video only" releases on VHS.

To be honest, I did not liked that film. But I can understand that other people appreciate it more than me, and well, that's fine.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: NightWolve on July 18, 2015, 11:10:34 PM
Uh-oh, I guess you're a "psychopath" too, Clod, according to snapperhead Chad (AKA Zeta) there for not loving the movie like he does... Heaven forbid... I guess I should blow a gasket every time I read somebody else doesn't love a movie like I do... Yeah, that's a good reason to assault someone's character... Makes total f--king sense!

I didn't trash it, I didn't say it sucked ballz or it can suck deez nutz, I just said I wouldn't add it to my favorites of the SG library and I only found it "alright." Hardly the condemnation of the century! If you can't process that, if it got you that butthurt, Chad, then go f--k yourself!

If you do not retract and apologize for insulting me to that level over something like this, then I'm one step away from withdrawing my respect for you and you're not gonna get it back! If you don't care, hey, that's fine too, but I'm making it clear to you.

You pop in here out of nowhere to intimidate for sharing an opinion on movie taste like that, I dunno, got up on the wrong side of bed ? Bipolar much ? Please DO explain your crazed psycho fanboy rationale for going from 'a' (the movie was alright to me) to 'z' (OMG, only a psychopath wouldn't love this movie as much as *I* do!)! I wanna hear it!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on July 18, 2015, 11:50:55 PM
I'm fine with being a psychpath.

At the same time, I can't stand watching surgery on TV for my life, while my better half has no trouble seeing blood, bones and internal organs spilled all around the table. The messier, the better she said once to me.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 20, 2015, 02:27:13 PM
The movie is not "okay", it's a masterpiece. By no means do I suggest that it should be everyone's favorite Ghibli movie. It certainly isn't mine. The thing's just too impractical. "Hi, honey. I got this movie we should see. Do you mind spending the next 10 years in therapy? Good. Here's 'Grave of the Fireflies'". It should have all the warnings on the box that you get on a bottle of antidepressants. It's literally dangerous.

The last time I saw even a frame of this movie was when my group showed it as part of a film series at a public library. I introduced the film, set a timer, and didn't come until I knew the credits would be running so I could do the follow up session. That was nearly ten years ago, and probably 10 years since I saw it then. The movie is basically unwatchable for me.

However, the same can be said for A Clockwork Orange, Johnny Got His Gun, The Grapes of Wrath,  The Sorrow and The Pitty, Bicycle Theif, etc. What makes people psychopaths is when they spend 90 minutes watching a film where adorable children should starve to death, then you find out it's based on a guy's autobiographical tale, that there was a real life Setsuko who really did starve to death only the movie glossed over a few things so that it wouldn't be too f*cked up and depressing. The whole thing is animated by absolute masters who went way out of their way (name another animated film from 1988 that had hand drawn lines, because xerography can't do brown, and they had to be brown to get the point across with this kind of subtlety) risking the possible future of the new Studio Ghibli if it was a flop. The whole thing was made for about 3.7M USD, or roughly what gets spent advertising Ant Man in the time it took me to type this sentence. Then you say, "eh, it's OK". That's psychopathic.

I've see a lot of war movies, the best of which rarely claim to be "anti-war" because the tragedies are so vast that they seem to condem not just war, but the human condition in general, so depressing and terrible that even war just seems like another part of how f*cked it all is.

Liking it or not has nothing to do with it. If you directly dissed my favorite movie of all time I would probably just ignore it. People with no taste will suck up all your time if you let them, and them not being able to enjoy great works is %100 their loss. It doesn't matter how we feel about star ratings or whatever. In this cause, the quality is unimpeachable, if you can't see that, whatever, but movies can be more than just flickering images made to entertain during their running time, and if here ever was a movie that did it, this is it. You have to literally have something wrong with you to not be changed forever, just a little bit, by seeing this movie. I would say from your explosive reaction that I'm probably not the first person to diagnose you, correctly or not.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 20, 2015, 02:31:20 PM
Btw, do you seriously watch these movies dubbed? Is it because you have 7 year old children or...?

I'm not sure those kids should really be seeing Firefiles, not unless they are fully prepared and willing and supported. This shit can do real damage they'll hate you for when they become older.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: NightWolve on July 20, 2015, 03:10:36 PM
So, let's review this again...

* Person A pops in a thread to share an opinion on a movie (of the anime variety in this case):
I saw that a few weeks ago actually. It's not my favorite in their library, but it was alright. I can't recall seeing an anti-war anime before so that was a first.

* Person B, apparently so butthurt by the above opinion has a crazed, emotional overreaction and pops in said thread to assault Person A's character in this way:
First off, anyone who isn't completely reduced to a blubbering wreck by GotF is a certifiable psychopath. I always knew, now you've given us proof.

As for anti-war anime...I guess you haven't seen very much anime.

So, Person B calls Person A a psychopath, claims his above opinion on a movie gives proof of it, adds in the fact that he has baggage associated with the view to back it up (the "I always knew" addition), etc. whatever that is...

* In a great twist, Person B now accuses Person A of an overreaction to that level of character assault over a brief opinion on not really being a fan of a particular movie... Imagine if Person A had outright trashed the movie!

I get what the movie is all about, what it conveys. This movie shows you the devastation of war, everyday people that just wanted to live their lives who had nothing to do with the imperialism, militantcy, world conquest notions that others in their society did but nonetheless suffered the consequences of what that warring brought back. This particular brother and sister lose their parents, their home, are left to fend for themselves, they try to live with a relative for a time who really didn't want them, so eventually they find a cave and decide to survive on their own. This proves fatal for the brother's sister who dies on him because he failed to find food in time and so forth...

So yes, it's a sad/tragic wartime tale and all of that. But, I started with later Studio Ghibli titles in the library and only after I decided to go down the list of their animes did I come to this particular one. I've seen better wartime movies surrounding the theme of loss, tragedy and so forth and that were far better at inducing tearjerking reactions. This one didn't do so and like I said, I wouldn't add it to my favorites, I found it "alright" in terms of quality. I probably wouldn't watch it again because it just wasn't that good and since I know the plot now.

Anyway, I feel kind of a dupe now for defending you in private chat against someone here who feels you're just "a piece of shit keyboard warrior" and to be honest, I was not sure of Professor's hardtrolling you in the past was earned/deserved, but I think I can see now how he came to find the justification for it... Yeah, I had a feeling a$$hole-ism and pride would win out in this case, and it did. Sorry, but you're going on the peripheral ignore here on out. That shit was uncalled for given that opinion and you f--king know it, frankly!

If somebody had told me THAT particular comment would be the source of drama, I wouldn't have believed it! No way! I know when I'm being trollish, when I'm being provocative, when I'm being uppity and can expect to get challenged, with or without nastiness, but NO WAY did I think I would get trolled for that particular comment! That shit was 4chan/GameFAQs level reaction/intolerance to differing viewpoints. Snapperhead Chad made something reality I wouldn't have believed originally! Just sayin' as a natural reaction from A to B... Like I said then, go f--k yourself.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on July 20, 2015, 10:18:24 PM
Sometimes I am very confused when I mix up the abbreviations GOTF and GTFO in this thread. I feel embarrassed now.
Title: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on July 20, 2015, 11:03:41 PM
Sometimes I am very confused when I mix up the abbreviations GOTF and GTFO in this thread. I feel embarrassed now.

"Get off the floor" (GOTF)
is simply a nicer way of saying
"GTFO"
when you are at your favorite discotheque.

Don't be embarrassed. We all suspected that you were a fan of Giorgio Moroder, anyway.

I am.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on July 20, 2015, 11:41:32 PM
Giorgio is ace on Daft Punk's Random Access Memories album.

And on a serious note, I found Grave of the fireflies alright for what it is. When I saw it, I was expecting something like the usual Ghibli stories where they mix fantasy with real life, happiness, friendship and such things. Turned out I was wrong.

I think it is a good way to make aware of the suffering and hardship of victims of war.

I just wouldn't watch it another time. It didn't made a psychological wreck out of me, but somehow back then I was hoping for a happy end for both protagonists that SPOILER ALERT eventually didn't happen.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on July 21, 2015, 02:17:22 AM

Giorgio is ace on Daft Punk's Random Access Memories album.

And on a serious note, I found Grave of the fireflies alright for what it is. When I saw it, I was expecting something like the usual Ghibli stories where they mix fantasy with real life, happiness, friendship and such things. Turned out I was wrong.

I think it is a good way to make aware of the suffering and hardship of victims of war.

I just wouldn't watch it another time. It didn't made a psychological wreck out of me, but somehow back then I was hoping for a happy end for both protagonists that SPOILER ALERT eventually didn't happen.

Ha! I didn't know Moroder collaborated with Daft Punk.

Anyway, Grave of the Fireflies remains just as powerful now as when I first saw it over 20 years ago. Very few films have that effect. :)

Anyway, let's talk about MD GEIST.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on July 21, 2015, 02:41:15 AM
MD Geist is perfectly fine as it is.

His face and hairstyle in the opening sequence reminds me of my father's in the late 80s. So that's bonus points.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: datbuta on July 21, 2015, 03:00:57 AM

Anyway, Grave of the Fireflies remains just as powerful now as when I first saw it over 20 years ago. Very few films have that effect. :)

Anyway, let's talk about MD GEIST.


MD Geist was pretty cool back then. Was the directors cut any different than the original?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on July 21, 2015, 04:17:51 AM
I don't really know, since all we got in Germany was the director's cut anyway, which as far as I heard from somewhere (maybe Colonydrop?) fixed some logical errors in the storytelling.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on July 21, 2015, 04:51:43 AM


Anyway, Grave of the Fireflies remains just as powerful now as when I first saw it over 20 years ago. Very few films have that effect. :)

Anyway, let's talk about MD GEIST.


MD Geist was pretty cool back then. Was the directors cut any different than the original?

I have only seen the original NA release. I didn't even know there was a director's cut.

I STILL SING "Dangerous...Most Dangerous..." to myself when I am preparing for something stressful....it has been stuck in my head, and it's not going to leave, apparently.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 21, 2015, 05:07:52 AM
I've not seen MD GEIST, I take it that I should?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: datbuta on July 21, 2015, 05:46:08 AM
I've not seen MD GEIST, I take it that I should?

if you don't mind the 80's hairstyles and music... story wise its ok... action is ok... to me its more of a memory of my childhood... the violence was up there in the ova.. at that time that is .. its more of an anime that you would watch while your eating lunch... to keep you occupied

if anything maybe watch patlabor... dominion tank polce.. dirty pair... black magic-66.. madox-01 and appleseed... those i think better represent that era of anime.. and I'm pretty sure there are plenty more to add to that
Title: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on July 21, 2015, 06:00:01 AM
I've not seen MD GEIST, I take it that I should?

It's light-hearted fun. Popcorn.

Enjoy the gratuitous violence.

Also, I love the catchy theme song. 

MADDOX, as datbuttaface pointed out, is superior.

But MD Geist is brainless fun.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 21, 2015, 06:38:55 AM
I've not seen MD GEIST, I take it that I should?

It's light-hearted fun. Popcorn.

Enjoy the gratuitous violence.

Also, I love the catchy theme song. 

MADDOX, as datbuttaface pointed out, is superior.

But MD Geist is brainless fun.

I've seen Maddox already.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on July 21, 2015, 08:28:56 AM
For the uninitiated, here is the theme song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMC57r4PPsw

Don't worry, you can sing along to "Dangerous...Most Dangerous" in the chorus...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: turboswimbz on July 21, 2015, 08:55:21 AM
For the uninitiated, here is the theme song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMC57r4PPsw

Don't worry, you can sing along to "Dangerous...Most Dangerous" in the chorus...

OH MAH GOUTTTTTTTTTT!

that song is all whail whail whail "Dangerous...MOst Dangerous" and now it is forever stuck with me
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 21, 2015, 09:24:38 AM
Man. I really pissed off Nighwolve.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on July 21, 2015, 10:32:17 AM
MD Geise.
Title: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on July 21, 2015, 01:03:14 PM
Man. I really pissed off Nighwolve.

Yes. I can't help but honk that you had that diatribe bottled up for quite some time and then....vwooooosh! You just unleashed that deluge...


Anyway... As ClodBuster is want to say:

MD GEISE
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 21, 2015, 02:07:56 PM
That may be true, but why did he just explode like that? It either indicates a history of diagnosed mental health issues or...a yet to be diagnosed list of mental health issues. On this forum of all places, someone's going to explode like that just because I called them a psychopath? I've been called much nastier shit than that like a million times. It must be the specific insult I used.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on July 21, 2015, 09:09:33 PM
I'd suggest re-reading your own post that started it and just thinking about it, since there must be something in there that angered Nightwolve. In his case, I'd be somehow felt offended too, but since English isn't my native language and thus I'm only able to read so far between the lines but not go in-depth, I mostly shrug annoying things off on this particular forum.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Raizen1984 on July 22, 2015, 07:51:56 AM
There's nothing worth thinking about here.  When you insult someone, especially for an asinine reason like this, it's always going to rub them the wrong way.

Everyone deals with things like this differently.  For example, when Zeta implied I was a racist for not wanting to play a visual novel in Japanese, a language I cannot read or speak, I just shrugged it off.  Some people are just more vocal than others.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: VenomMacbeth on July 22, 2015, 08:08:27 AM
Speaking of Daft Punk on the anime thread, anyone here seen Interstella 5555?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: datbuta on July 22, 2015, 08:10:45 AM
Speaking of Daft Punk on the anime thread, anyone here seen Interstella 5555?

I have... and thats an awesome movie to go with the soundtrack
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on July 22, 2015, 08:44:51 AM
Speaking of Daft Punk on the anime thread, anyone here seen Interstella 5555?

Yeah, that's an awesome album and movie.  I don't think there is a US blu-ray though unfortunately.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 22, 2015, 09:43:20 AM
I'd suggest re-reading your own post that started it and just thinking about it, since there must be something in there that angered Nightwolve. In his case, I'd be somehow felt offended too, but since English isn't my native language and thus I'm only able to read so far between the lines but not go in-depth, I mostly shrug annoying things off on this particular forum.

Quote from: a$$hole

First off, anyone who isn't completely reduced to a blubbering wreck by GotF is a certifiable psychopath. I always knew, now you've given us proof.

Is that *really* that bad? All this stuff about rating the quality of the movie or respecting opinions and whatever, it doesn't matter. My point was that anyone who wasn't emotionally deaf would be massively moved by this movie, their enjoyment or where it ranks in the Ghibli world was never a thing I brought up.

To me, this movie is a metric of human empathy. If it doesn't effect you, you don't connect to humanity very well. This isn't an insult as much as it is a mental health diagnosis. Psychopaths are real people with a real condition. It's like saying, "there's snot running down your nose, you must have a cold."  This is obviously not a professional opinion, but it is an opinion, and since you 21st century pussies demand that every opinion be respected regardless of how completely ignorant it is, then I think you have nothing to complain about per your own rules.

Obviously Clodbuster isn't a psychopath because he found the movie too disturbing to enjoy. He is moved by human suffering.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on July 22, 2015, 10:23:25 AM
Nobody enjoys Grave of the fireflies. Period.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on July 22, 2015, 12:13:33 PM
Speaking of Daft Punk on the anime thread, anyone here seen Interstella 5555?

yup did enjoy it despite it feeling like a long music video.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: NightWolve on July 22, 2015, 01:36:13 PM
OK, from the top, the review of his crazed psycho fanboy behavior :

* Person A pops in a thread to share an opinion on a movie (of the anime variety in this case):
I saw that a few weeks ago actually. It's not my favorite in their library, but it was alright. I can't recall seeing an anti-war anime before so that was a first.

* Person B, apparently so butthurt by the above opinion has a crazed, emotional overreaction and pops in said thread to assault Person A's character in this way:
First off, anyone who isn't completely reduced to a blubbering wreck by GotF is a certifiable psychopath. I always knew, now you've given us proof.

As for anti-war anime...I guess you haven't seen very much anime.

So, Person B calls Person A a psychopath, claims his above opinion on a movie gives proof of it, adds in the fact that he has baggage associated with the view to back it up (the "I always knew" addition), etc. whatever that is...

* In a great twist, Person B now accuses Person A of an overreaction to that level of character assault over a brief opinion on not really being a fan of a particular movie... Imagine if Person A had outright trashed the movie!

So the guy is 100% clearly in the wrong. Case closed on that! Firebombs a perfectly civil thread, then plays stupid and blames the target's reaction (e.g. "no no no, forget me, his reaction! his his his!!!")! The above analysis/conclusion is unimpeachable, to borrow his word!

But now fast forward to present behavior. We see a continued troll strategy. It appears it'll be to drag focus away from his crazed, emotional, PMS-vaginal overreaction to a perfectly civil opinion on the movie in question, and try to focus on his mark/target to repetitiously repeat the same charge of psychopath, in other words, not only will he not apologize, he instead is digging in and this could be due to several reasons. It may be his arrogance/bigotry/pride is so far gone, it's literally impossible for him to admit any wrongdoing and/or he is revealing traits of a genuine sociopath, etc. He hopes others will seriously take the bait in this strategy and engage with him to aid in this whole pathetic, immature, petty exchange he caused!

GUYS, HELP!!

I JUST...DON'T UNDERSTAND... I JUST DON'T...

NEVERMIND THAT I'M A GREAT BIG OLE VAGINA THAT COULDN'T HANDLE THIS MASTERPIECE OF AN ANIME ONLY BEING THOUGHT OF AS "ALRIGHT" IN TERMS OF QUALITY! IT'S A GODDAMN MASTERPIECE AND ANYONE WHO SAYS OTHERWISE CAN SUCK MY LEFT ONE AND DIE!!!!!! DIE I SAY!! DIE!!!!!

BUT SERIOUSLY, WHY WOULD ANYONE GET ANGRY BEING CALLED A PSYCHOPATH AND THEN "EXPLODE" BY CALLING ME A PSYCHOPATH AND TELLING ME TO GO F--K MYSELF ???

I JUST... I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND...

I'VE BEEN CALLED NASTIER SHIT MILLIONS OF TIMES OVER THE INTERNET! MILLIONS!!!! I KID YOU NOT!! I HAVE A CHARMING PERSONALITY, WHAT CAN I SAY! I'M A CERTIFIED A$$HOLE!!! MY TROLL IS STRONG!

YOU WANT EXAMPLES ?? SURE!

LET'S SEE, OFF THE TOP OF MY SNAPPERHEAD, I CAN LIST THE FOLLOWING:

AN EGOTISTICAL EGOMANIAC WITH AN EGO THE SIZE OF JUPITER, A TROLL, A PIECE OF SHIT KEYBOARD WARRIOR, A BIGOTED ARROGANT a$$hole, A MANCHILD, A MONSTER, A BIG OLE VAGINA, A NARCISSISTIC DRAMA QUEEN, ETC. AWWW SHIT, I'M OUT, BUT YOU GET THE IDEA, KNOW WHAT I'M SAYIN' ?? SINCE I'M A HUGE INTERNET A$$HOLE TROLL AND HAVE BEEN CALLED EVERYTHING IN THE BOOK, I JUST WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY SOMEBODY ELSE WOULD GET ANGRY AT INSULTS ANYMORE UNLIKE ME...

WHY FEEL INSULTED BY AN INSULT ANYMORE ?? IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO ME ANYMORE!

The better, REAL question here obviously is why would anyone have such an explosive reaction to somebody else not liking or loving a movie as much as they do ?? I doubt this could all ever easily be explained let alone understood... :/

I think this whole sad and embarrassing incident on Snapperhead Chad's part brings up a good tangent discussion on the nature of trolls. Just so happens that a new article on The Washington Compost went up where they did a study to answer the question of what makes them so nasty. It's not detailed, but I think it applies well in his case. Let's take a took!

"Science Reveals What Makes Trolls so Nasty"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/science-reveals-what-makes-trolls-so-nasty/2015/07/20/ (http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/science-reveals-what-makes-trolls-so-nasty/2015/07/20/7ca2509a-273d-11e5-b72c-2b7d516e1e0e_story.html)
(https://s5.postimg.cc/s1v99bezr/Trollpathy.png)

Quote
People who enjoyed trolling had much higher rates of dark traits such as sadism, narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism ó so much so that ďit might be said that online trolls are prototypical everyday sadists,Ē the authors concluded.

The study also found a correlation between enjoyment of trolling and the amount of time a person spent commenting online ó perhaps explaining why so many corners of the Internet seem overrun by trolls.

Hmmm, yessss, interesting. So according to the graphic, sadism was the top reason for trolling. I think that might be on to something with Snapperhead Chad here I'm afraid... I'd add arrogance, bigotry, egomania, nerd pride, etc. The most striking thing I would say here is that he demonstrates clear characteristics of a sociopath. It's looking like it would be IMPOSSIBLE for him to admit/comprehend/process that he did/said anything wrong from A to B if you assumed he wasn't trolling and this was all serious - that would be the fundamental problem here. I was thinking earlier that simple nerd pride is what makes it impossible for him to admit any over-the-top wrongdoing, but the real reason might just be much worse as mentioned... We'll never know for sure I suppose. Ah well. :/ The troll aspect to his behavior is 100% though.

There's nothing worth thinking about here.  When you insult someone, especially for an asinine reason like this, it's always going to rub them the wrong way.

Everyone deals with things like this differently.  For example, when Zeta implied I was a racist for not wanting to play a visual novel in Japanese, a language I cannot read or speak, I just shrugged it off.  Some people are just more vocal than others.

Yeah, don't fall for the bait, Raizen, his shitty, ill-conceived troll strategy is not that hard to discern... He's a lot better than that when he really wants to troll, so that's far from his best work on PCEFX. Color me unimpressed here...

I'm afraid I missed the exchange where he implied you're a racist but somehow I'm not surprised. Sounds like there might be Japanophilic excesses based on your experiences with him. I see elements of a cyberbully that wants to browbeat someone into liking something as much as he does with psychological attacks...

Yeah, I'm understanding better the feeling of another PCEFX member who refers to him as "a piece of shit keyboard warrior." I'm bothered by the fact that I stood up for him and referred to his informative posts on gaming at times as a defense and that he is a valuable member. I failed to see him for the piece of shit that he is and it took this exchange to do so, thus I feel a bit foolish. It bothered me enough to go back and tell that person he was right all along and to laugh with me at this thread! I try to correct my shit when possible, so yeah, this is not somebody I would ever defend again.

Basically, SnapperChad jumped the shark for me... He went full retard, and as Robert Downing Jr. taught us, you never go full retard... Your career cannot recover in the aftermath and so I'll never look at him the same way again to be quite honest. Also, I wouldn't wanna watch this movie again at all because I think I will forever hold the association of what happened in this thread; it'll forever remind me of a psycho nutjob fanboy ripping my head off for not finding it the masterpiece that he does, etc... One reason I considered the possibility is because I watched it in Japanese with English subtitles, so watching it for the sake of the English dubs would've given me a replay reason, but f--k that shit now... Heh.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Raizen1984 on July 22, 2015, 06:09:25 PM
This isn't an insult as much as it is a mental health diagnosis. Psychopaths are real people with a real condition.

Right.  So if I called you a retard, it wouldn't be an insult, but a diagnosis of your lack of mental function.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on July 22, 2015, 09:10:06 PM
Finished watching the dirty pair tv series earlier.What else can i say it's girls with guns etc.Just turn off you're brain and have fun watching this 80's classic.Yeah it was released back in 2010 on dvd but i got around to picking them up finally.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BY6XMKE
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on July 22, 2015, 10:02:24 PM
I got the TV series DVDs back then and later the OVA series + movies. I went through the movies and half of the TV series yet. Good entertainment. The animation for the "Project Eden" movie is very good, and the story holds up well.

So much fun watching the Dirty Pair, erm... I mean Lovely Angels causing havoc.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: PunkicCyborg on July 23, 2015, 02:02:03 AM
OK, from the top, the review of his crazed psycho fanboy behavior :

* Person A pops in a thread to share an opinion on a movie (of the anime variety in this case):
I saw that a few weeks ago actually. It's not my favorite in their library, but it was alright. I can't recall seeing an anti-war anime before so that was a first.

* Person B, apparently so butthurt by the above opinion has a crazed, emotional overreaction and pops in said thread to assault Person A's character in this way:
First off, anyone who isn't completely reduced to a blubbering wreck by GotF is a certifiable psychopath. I always knew, now you've given us proof.

As for anti-war anime...I guess you haven't seen very much anime.

So, Person B calls Person A a psychopath, claims his above opinion on a movie gives proof of it, adds in the fact that he has baggage associated with the view to back it up (the "I always knew" addition), etc. whatever that is...

* In a great twist, Person B now accuses Person A of an overreaction to that level of character assault over a brief opinion on not really being a fan of a particular movie... Imagine if Person A had outright trashed the movie!

So the guy is 100% clearly in the wrong. Case closed on that! Firebombs a perfectly civil thread, then plays stupid and blames the target's reaction (e.g. "no no no, forget me, his reaction! his his his!!!")! The above analysis/conclusion is unimpeachable, to borrow his word!

But now fast forward to present behavior. We see a continued troll strategy. It appears it'll be to drag focus away from his crazed, emotional, PMS-vaginal overreaction to a perfectly civil opinion on the movie in question, and try to focus on his mark/target to repetitiously repeat the same charge of psychopath, in other words, not only will he not apologize, he instead is digging in and this could be due to several reasons. It may be his arrogance/bigotry/pride is so far gone, it's literally impossible for him to admit any wrongdoing and/or he is revealing traits of a genuine sociopath, etc. He hopes others will seriously take the bait in this strategy and engage with him to aid in this whole pathetic, immature, petty exchange he caused!

GUYS, HELP!!

I JUST...DON'T UNDERSTAND... I JUST DON'T...

NEVERMIND THAT I'M A GREAT BIG OLE VAGINA THAT COULDN'T HANDLE THIS MASTERPIECE OF AN ANIME ONLY BEING THOUGHT OF AS "ALRIGHT" IN TERMS OF QUALITY! IT'S A GODDAMN MASTERPIECE AND ANYONE WHO SAYS OTHERWISE CAN SUCK MY LEFT ONE AND DIE!!!!!! DIE I SAY!! DIE!!!!!

BUT SERIOUSLY, WHY WOULD ANYONE GET ANGRY BEING CALLED A PSYCHOPATH AND THEN "EXPLODE" BY CALLING ME A PSYCHOPATH AND TELLING ME TO GO F--K MYSELF ???

I JUST... I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND...

I'VE BEEN CALLED NASTIER SHIT MILLIONS OF TIMES OVER THE INTERNET! MILLIONS!!!! I KID YOU NOT!! I HAVE A CHARMING PERSONALITY, WHAT CAN I SAY! I'M A CERTIFIED A$$HOLE!!! MY TROLL IS STRONG!

YOU WANT EXAMPLES ?? SURE!

LET'S SEE, OFF THE TOP OF MY SNAPPERHEAD, I CAN LIST THE FOLLOWING:

AN EGOTISTICAL EGOMANIAC WITH AN EGO THE SIZE OF JUPITER, A TROLL, A PIECE OF SHIT KEYBOARD WARRIOR, A BIGOTED ARROGANT a$$hole, A MANCHILD, A MONSTER, A BIG OLE VAGINA, A NARCISSISTIC DRAMA QUEEN, ETC. AWWW SHIT, I'M OUT, BUT YOU GET THE IDEA, KNOW WHAT I'M SAYIN' ?? SINCE I'M A HUGE INTERNET A$$HOLE TROLL AND HAVE BEEN CALLED EVERYTHING IN THE BOOK, I JUST WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY SOMEBODY ELSE WOULD GET ANGRY AT INSULTS ANYMORE UNLIKE ME...

WHY FEEL INSULTED BY AN INSULT ANYMORE ?? IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO ME ANYMORE!

The better, REAL question here obviously is why would anyone have such an explosive reaction to somebody else not liking or loving a movie as much as they do ?? I doubt this could all ever easily be explained let alone understood... :/

I think this whole sad and embarrassing incident on Snapperhead Chad's part brings up a good tangent discussion on the nature of trolls. Just so happens that a new article on The Washington Compost went up where they did a study to answer the question of what makes them so nasty. It's not detailed, but I think it applies well in his case. Let's take a took!

"Science Reveals What Makes Trolls so Nasty"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/science-reveals-what-makes-trolls-so-nasty/2015/07/20/ (http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/science-reveals-what-makes-trolls-so-nasty/2015/07/20/7ca2509a-273d-11e5-b72c-2b7d516e1e0e_story.html)
(https://s5.postimg.cc/s1v99bezr/Trollpathy.png)

Quote
People who enjoyed trolling had much higher rates of dark traits such as sadism, narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism ó so much so that ďit might be said that online trolls are prototypical everyday sadists,Ē the authors concluded.

The study also found a correlation between enjoyment of trolling and the amount of time a person spent commenting online ó perhaps explaining why so many corners of the Internet seem overrun by trolls.

Hmmm, yessss, interesting. So according to the graphic, sadism was the top reason for trolling. I think that might be on to something with Snapperhead Chad here I'm afraid... I'd add arrogance, bigotry, egomania, nerd pride, etc. The most striking thing I would say here is that he demonstrates clear characteristics of a sociopath. It's looking like it would be IMPOSSIBLE for him to admit/comprehend/process that he did/said anything wrong from A to B if you assumed he wasn't trolling and this was all serious - that would be the fundamental problem here. I was thinking earlier that simple nerd pride is what makes it impossible for him to admit any over-the-top wrongdoing, but the real reason might just be much worse as mentioned... We'll never know for sure I suppose. Ah well. :/ The troll aspect to his behavior is 100% though.

There's nothing worth thinking about here.  When you insult someone, especially for an asinine reason like this, it's always going to rub them the wrong way.

Everyone deals with things like this differently.  For example, when Zeta implied I was a racist for not wanting to play a visual novel in Japanese, a language I cannot read or speak, I just shrugged it off.  Some people are just more vocal than others.

Yeah, don't fall for the bait, Raizen, his shitty, ill-conceived troll strategy is not that hard to discern... He's a lot better than that when he really wants to troll, so that's far from his best work on PCEFX. Color me unimpressed here...

I'm afraid I missed the exchange where he implied you're a racist but somehow I'm not surprised. Sounds like there might be Japanophilic excesses based on your experiences with him. I see elements of a cyberbully that wants to browbeat someone into liking something as much as he does with psychological attacks...

Yeah, I'm understanding better the feeling of another PCEFX member who refers to him as "a piece of shit keyboard warrior." I'm bothered by the fact that I stood up for him and referred to his informative posts on gaming at times as a defense and that he is a valuable member. I failed to see him for the piece of shit that he is and it took this exchange to do so, thus I feel a bit foolish. It bothered me enough to go back and tell that person he was right all along and to laugh with me at this thread! I try to correct my shit when possible, so yeah, this is not somebody I would ever defend again.

Basically, SnapperChad jumped the shark for me... He went full retard, and as Robert Downing Jr. taught us, you never go full retard... Your career cannot recover in the aftermath and so I'll never look at him the same way again to be quite honest. Also, I wouldn't wanna watch this movie again at all because I think I will forever hold the association of what happened in this thread; it'll forever remind me of a psycho nutjob fanboy ripping my head off for not finding it the masterpiece that he does, etc... One reason I considered the possibility is because I watched it in Japanese with English subtitles, so watching it for the sake of the English dubs would've given me a replay reason, but f--k that shit now... Heh.

I think Grave of the Fireflies was excellent but it's not really my favorite Ghibli movie and I probably would never watch it again. I've seen it 2 or 3 times which is enough for me. Which of the other Ghibli movies did you like? Did you see Princess Mononoke and Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind (pre ghibli)?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on July 23, 2015, 04:37:15 AM
Princess Mononoke is a pretty stellar movie overall, and one that I normally use to introduce people to anime who are curious about it.  Production values are great, story is solid and less contrived that most Ghibili stuff, plus even though it takes place in Japan a lot of the concepts are pretty relatable for many people. 

While their movies are often very good, I think there a lot more recent movies that are also quite good.  Miyazaki et al are not the only game in town.

Really good movies I enjoyed recently are like The Girl who Lept through Time, 5 centimeters per second, and of course Summer Wars.

Summer Wars is suuuuuch a good, fun movie.  It feels almost perfectly balanced with characters, multiple stories, comedy/drama plus really well done animation.  Has anyone else here seen it?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 23, 2015, 05:20:31 AM
Princess Mononoke is a pretty stellar movie overall, and one that I normally use to introduce people to anime who are curious about it.  Production values are great, story is solid and less contrived that most Ghibili stuff, plus even though it takes place in Japan a lot of the concepts are pretty relatable for many people. 

I liked it a bit more when it was called Hols: Prince of the Sun.

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While their movies are often very good, I think there a lot more recent movies that are also quite good.  Miyazaki et al are not the only game in town.

Really good movies I enjoyed recently are like The Girl who Lept through Time, 5 centimeters per second, and of course Summer Wars.

Summer Wars is suuuuuch a good, fun movie.  It feels almost perfectly balanced with characters, multiple stories, comedy/drama plus really well done animation.  Has anyone else here seen it?

Three excellent choices, I have DVDs of all three.

Summer Wars is my least favorite of the three. The second life that the world economy is apparently almost entirely built around that's completely insecure through me off of the concept.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on July 23, 2015, 10:51:03 AM
Princess Mononoke is a pretty stellar movie overall, and one that I normally use to introduce people to anime who are curious about it.  Production values are great, story is solid and less contrived that most Ghibili stuff, plus even though it takes place in Japan a lot of the concepts are pretty relatable for many people. 

I liked it a bit more when it was called Hols: Prince of the Sun.

Quote
While their movies are often very good, I think there a lot more recent movies that are also quite good.  Miyazaki et al are not the only game in town.

Really good movies I enjoyed recently are like The Girl who Lept through Time, 5 centimeters per second, and of course Summer Wars.

Summer Wars is suuuuuch a good, fun movie.  It feels almost perfectly balanced with characters, multiple stories, comedy/drama plus really well done animation.  Has anyone else here seen it?

Three excellent choices, I have DVDs of all three.

Summer Wars is my least favorite of the three. The second life that the world economy is apparently almost entirely built around that's completely insecure through me off of the concept.

With Summer Wars I felt like the characters were much more distinct and memorable than the other movies.  Yeah the whole digital system thing seemed a bit out there, but I mean I could see something similar with as connected to smartphones as people are now.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: BigusSchmuck on July 23, 2015, 11:10:18 AM
Robot Carnival. Enough said.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 23, 2015, 12:44:26 PM
I'm going to be perfectly honest here and say that I didn't really read the post I just quoted. It's way way too f*cking huge. It's ridiculous to expect anyone to read that.

I did want to ask a question though. What on earth makes you think the WP article (which I saw the other day) somehow applies totally to me but somehow not to yourself? You're much more aggressive with people than I am these days. The wind kinda left my sails a few years ago, not sure why. I certainly don't have the energy to write up page long fake quotes of someone.

I'll try to keep this short.

I don't care what you think of any movie. It doesn't matter. All these Ghibli movies are beloved world wide. Someone not liking one of them doesn't matter. Their image is still pristine.

When I said you were a psychopath, it wasn't because of what you thought of the movie as a movie. It just wasn't. You can obsess over how you think this is about me not approving of your taste, but that's not it. Taste doesn't matter. I called you a psychopath because your reaction to the movie was like a review of a super bowl commercial. Nobody reviews Schindler's List or Three Kings completely removed from the circumstances of the subject matter. I've never read a review of The Great Dictator That didn't mention Hitler. These things just can't be separated.

You did that though. You just brushed that dust off your jeans...like Grave of the Fireflies was a less funny version of Kiki's Delivery service. Anyone who can see a movie that unpleasant and not even comment on how hard it is to watch is pretty f*cking numb to humanity. Psychopath? Maybe just autistic. Maybe you're so patriotic you can't allow yourself to be drawn into a movie that portrays the Asia pacific campaign as anything but holy. I don't know what it is, I just know it's f*cked. I've talked about this movie with a lot of people, and I've read a lot of reviews of it. Nobody is "meh" about this movie unless they are in the John Birch Society or they have Ass Bugers. I mentioned it. I didn't mean it even as an attack but as an observation. How could you have such a half ass "meh" attitude about something so powerful? Oh, it wasn't powerful for you? Well, that sorta proves my point. You're emotionally impaired. Abject human misery rolls over you like water. Great. I'll remember that and not mention it again for fear of massive explosions from the parts of your soul that actually do exist.

I'm sorry you feel insulted by my diagnosis. I'm sorry your opinion of me is somehow in a constant state of flux. I don't know why you care. I don't know why you stuck up for me in some dumb chat with who the f*cker ever. I don't know what was said about me, why is stuck up for me, why now you aren't, or why you have such a huge emotional stake in this forum politicking crap.

A lot of people here can't stand me (a lot more would, but I don't post as much anymore) but I believe I have a decent reputation as someone who is honest about saying what they feel. I would never belabor a point by changing my story to win some sort of argument. Regardless of how inappropriate my comment was, I *genuinly* did not call you a psychopath for not liking a movie I like. I wouldn't have said anything it if it were any number of movies I like much more than Fireflies. My "psychopath" comment was used on you for the same reason I'd use it for people who own all the Faces of Death movies or who run over squirrels in their pickups on purpose or who won't donate money to a worthy cause because they used a tacky font in their flier. If you want to be pissed off at me for armchair mental health diagnosis, fine, but this fallacy you keep repeating, that I call people crazy if they don't have identical taste in movies...it isn't true. It just isn't. If it were, I'd admit it.

I failed to keep this short. I'll admit to that too.


OK, from the top, the review of his crazed psycho fanboy behavior :

* Person A pops in a thread to share an opinion on a movie (of the anime variety in this case):
I saw that a few weeks ago actually. It's not my favorite in their library, but it was alright. I can't recall seeing an anti-war anime before so that was a first.

* Person B, apparently so butthurt by the above opinion has a crazed, emotional overreaction and pops in said thread to assault Person A's character in this way:
First off, anyone who isn't completely reduced to a blubbering wreck by GotF is a certifiable psychopath. I always knew, now you've given us proof.

As for anti-war anime...I guess you haven't seen very much anime.

So, Person B calls Person A a psychopath, claims his above opinion on a movie gives proof of it, adds in the fact that he has baggage associated with the view to back it up (the "I always knew" addition), etc. whatever that is...

* In a great twist, Person B now accuses Person A of an overreaction to that level of character assault over a brief opinion on not really being a fan of a particular movie... Imagine if Person A had outright trashed the movie!

So the guy is 100% clearly in the wrong. Case closed on that! Firebombs a perfectly civil thread, then plays stupid and blames the target's reaction (e.g. "no no no, forget me, his reaction! his his his!!!")! The above analysis/conclusion is unimpeachable, to borrow his word!

But now fast forward to present behavior. We see a continued troll strategy. It appears it'll be to drag focus away from his crazed, emotional, PMS-vaginal overreaction to a perfectly civil opinion on the movie in question, and try to focus on his mark/target to repetitiously repeat the same charge of psychopath, in other words, not only will he not apologize, he instead is digging in and this could be due to several reasons. It may be his arrogance/bigotry/pride is so far gone, it's literally impossible for him to admit any wrongdoing and/or he is revealing traits of a genuine sociopath, etc. He hopes others will seriously take the bait in this strategy and engage with him to aid in this whole pathetic, immature, petty exchange he caused!

GUYS, HELP!!

I JUST...DON'T UNDERSTAND... I JUST DON'T...

NEVERMIND THAT I'M A GREAT BIG OLE VAGINA THAT COULDN'T HANDLE THIS MASTERPIECE OF AN ANIME ONLY BEING THOUGHT OF AS "ALRIGHT" IN TERMS OF QUALITY! IT'S A GODDAMN MASTERPIECE AND ANYONE WHO SAYS OTHERWISE CAN SUCK MY LEFT ONE AND DIE!!!!!! DIE I SAY!! DIE!!!!!

BUT SERIOUSLY, WHY WOULD ANYONE GET ANGRY BEING CALLED A PSYCHOPATH AND THEN "EXPLODE" BY CALLING ME A PSYCHOPATH AND TELLING ME TO GO F--K MYSELF ???

I JUST... I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND...

I'VE BEEN CALLED NASTIER SHIT MILLIONS OF TIMES OVER THE INTERNET! MILLIONS!!!! I KID YOU NOT!! I HAVE A CHARMING PERSONALITY, WHAT CAN I SAY! I'M A CERTIFIED A$$HOLE!!! MY TROLL IS STRONG!

YOU WANT EXAMPLES ?? SURE!

LET'S SEE, OFF THE TOP OF MY SNAPPERHEAD, I CAN LIST THE FOLLOWING:

AN EGOTISTICAL EGOMANIAC WITH AN EGO THE SIZE OF JUPITER, A TROLL, A PIECE OF SHIT KEYBOARD WARRIOR, A BIGOTED ARROGANT a$$hole, A MANCHILD, A MONSTER, A BIG OLE VAGINA, A NARCISSISTIC DRAMA QUEEN, ETC. AWWW SHIT, I'M OUT, BUT YOU GET THE IDEA, KNOW WHAT I'M SAYIN' ?? SINCE I'M A HUGE INTERNET A$$HOLE TROLL AND HAVE BEEN CALLED EVERYTHING IN THE BOOK, I JUST WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY SOMEBODY ELSE WOULD GET ANGRY AT INSULTS ANYMORE UNLIKE ME...

WHY FEEL INSULTED BY AN INSULT ANYMORE ?? IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO ME ANYMORE!

The better, REAL question here obviously is why would anyone have such an explosive reaction to somebody else not liking or loving a movie as much as they do ?? I doubt this could all ever easily be explained let alone understood... :/

I think this whole sad and embarrassing incident on Snapperhead Chad's part brings up a good tangent discussion on the nature of trolls. Just so happens that a new article on The Washington Compost went up where they did a study to answer the question of what makes them so nasty. It's not detailed, but I think it applies well in his case. Let's take a took!

"Science Reveals What Makes Trolls so Nasty"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/science-reveals-what-makes-trolls-so-nasty/2015/07/20/ (http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/science-reveals-what-makes-trolls-so-nasty/2015/07/20/7ca2509a-273d-11e5-b72c-2b7d516e1e0e_story.html)
(https://s5.postimg.cc/s1v99bezr/Trollpathy.png)

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People who enjoyed trolling had much higher rates of dark traits such as sadism, narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism ó so much so that ďit might be said that online trolls are prototypical everyday sadists,Ē the authors concluded.

The study also found a correlation between enjoyment of trolling and the amount of time a person spent commenting online ó perhaps explaining why so many corners of the Internet seem overrun by trolls.

Hmmm, yessss, interesting. So according to the graphic, sadism was the top reason for trolling. I think that might be on to something with Snapperhead Chad here I'm afraid... I'd add arrogance, bigotry, egomania, nerd pride, etc. The most striking thing I would say here is that he demonstrates clear characteristics of a sociopath. It's looking like it would be IMPOSSIBLE for him to admit/comprehend/process that he did/said anything wrong from A to B if you assumed he wasn't trolling and this was all serious - that would be the fundamental problem here. I was thinking earlier that simple nerd pride is what makes it impossible for him to admit any over-the-top wrongdoing, but the real reason might just be much worse as mentioned... We'll never know for sure I suppose. Ah well. :/ The troll aspect to his behavior is 100% though.

There's nothing worth thinking about here.  When you insult someone, especially for an asinine reason like this, it's always going to rub them the wrong way.

Everyone deals with things like this differently.  For example, when Zeta implied I was a racist for not wanting to play a visual novel in Japanese, a language I cannot read or speak, I just shrugged it off.  Some people are just more vocal than others.

Yeah, don't fall for the bait, Raizen, his shitty, ill-conceived troll strategy is not that hard to discern... He's a lot better than that when he really wants to troll, so that's far from his best work on PCEFX. Color me unimpressed here...

I'm afraid I missed the exchange where he implied you're a racist but somehow I'm not surprised. Sounds like there might be Japanophilic excesses based on your experiences with him. I see elements of a cyberbully that wants to browbeat someone into liking something as much as he does with psychological attacks...

Yeah, I'm understanding better the feeling of another PCEFX member who refers to him as "a piece of shit keyboard warrior." I'm bothered by the fact that I stood up for him and referred to his informative posts on gaming at times as a defense and that he is a valuable member. I failed to see him for the piece of shit that he is and it took this exchange to do so, thus I feel a bit foolish. It bothered me enough to go back and tell that person he was right all along and to laugh with me at this thread! I try to correct my shit when possible, so yeah, this is not somebody I would ever defend again.

Basically, SnapperChad jumped the shark for me... He went full retard, and as Robert Downing Jr. taught us, you never go full retard... Your career cannot recover in the aftermath and so I'll never look at him the same way again to be quite honest. Also, I wouldn't wanna watch this movie again at all because I think I will forever hold the association of what happened in this thread; it'll forever remind me of a psycho nutjob fanboy ripping my head off for not finding it the masterpiece that he does, etc... One reason I considered the possibility is because I watched it in Japanese with English subtitles, so watching it for the sake of the English dubs would've given me a replay reason, but f--k that shit now... Heh.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 23, 2015, 01:04:40 PM
I didn't like Mononoke. It's well made and all, but it's basically a grown up remake of Nausicaa with way more violence and no flying. It's bleak and depressing and puts me on edge. It's also the first big use of the "giant black pudding" seen now in other Ghibli movies. It's pure quality, don't get me wrong, and if I came from any place but Ghibli it would stand out as being something very special, but to me I'd say it's probably my least favorite Ghibli movie.

I will occasionally watch the thing, which is more than I can say for Fireflies. I have the 13 disc Ghibli LD box and Fireflies has never even been opened. That's how much I enjoy watching that f*cker.

The Ghibli that does it for me most consistently is Kiki's Delivery Service. The plot and characters are not the greatest, but as an animated movie it really soars. It's so so well done. The settings are so cool, the zeppelin and the bike ride and the scenes of flying over the city at night...it's Ghibl pure and total. Laputa is great a these same things, but it's a bit long.

Porco has the coolest characters. Of that I have no doubt.

Nausicaa is and always will be my favorite though. Ponyo is still "new" to me, but it's rapidly growing on me. The way there is danger, but you always feel safe. The special way it makes use of parents in a kids movie, like Totoro, is something other makes of kids movies should learn from. They can be there with the kids and adventures can still happen. Nobody has to be kidnapped or orphaned for the movie to begin.

When I watch a movie like Kiki, Porco, Ponyo, (also, Fireflies) I see what makes quality animation so special; animators. It's not what they put out that is most important, but what they take in. Sometimes you can be unaware of how special something is until you see an animator bring it to life. The way Mei moves in Totoro is...it's amazing. Only someone with the greatest observational skills can animate like that. Porco actuating the fuel pump on his plane, Nausicaa loading her rifle, the HUGE tears in Arrietty, made large because of how the relative viscocity of water changes with scale. These are things we all know l, but don't realize we know until an animator shows it to us.   
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 23, 2015, 01:18:32 PM


With Summer Wars I felt like the characters were much more distinct and memorable than the other movies.  Yeah the whole digital system thing seemed a bit out there, but I mean I could see something similar with as connected to smartphones as people are now.

It was like "Second Life" somehow mixed with World of Warcraft, it was bizarre that the entire world economy was based on this.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on July 23, 2015, 08:07:41 PM
I got the TV series DVDs back then and later the OVA series + movies. I went through the movies and half of the TV series yet. Good entertainment. The animation for the "Project Eden" movie is very good, and the story holds up well.

So much fun watching the Dirty Pair, erm... I mean Lovely Angels causing havoc.
Ditto i first got into dirty pair through the adam warren comics.Then what little streamline pictures released here.Damn,it sure took a long time for the tv series to make it here officially.After watching it i find it more comedic then the movies are.I enjoy project eden the most as well,best out of the three dirty pair movies.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on July 23, 2015, 08:12:11 PM
I saw Mononoke 15 years ago where it got a very limited cinematic release in Europe - when Buena Vista acquired the distributional rights, it seemed they either tried to cautiously test the waters or secretly dump that film right away, in favour of protecting Disney movies from the "Japanese invaders".

I liked it. Because anything is more likeable than Grave of the fireflies. And Mononoke isn't starting any dumb controversies and trolling shit - is it?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 23, 2015, 09:02:46 PM

Ditto i first got into dirty pair through the adam warren comics.Then what little streamline pictures released here.Damn,it sure took a long time for the tv series to make it here officially.After watching it i find it more comedic then the movies are.I enjoy project eden the most as well,best out of the three dirty pair movies.

I have fond memories of the Streamline pictures released movies. I actually picked up a DVD set a few years ago with three of them.

 The TV series I watched a few episodes of via the Manga Entertainment channel that is on Xbox live and it didn't blow me away.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on July 23, 2015, 11:14:04 PM
Grave of the Fireflies ó If you haven't seen this film, watch it tonight. Lights out, no distractions.


Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 23, 2015, 11:53:15 PM
Grave of the Fireflies ó If you haven't seen this film, watch it tonight. Lights out, no distractions.

I know I asked NightWolve this as well, but have you seen Barefoot Gen?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SephirothTNH on July 23, 2015, 11:55:38 PM
Best anime ever right here.
(http://i.imgur.com/bguGkdO.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 24, 2015, 12:18:07 AM
Best anime ever right here.
(http://i.imgur.com/bguGkdO.jpg)


Heh, I own that VHS as well.

I've never actually watched that cut of the movie in its entirety. But I have watched through Nausicaa
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SephirothTNH on July 24, 2015, 12:25:33 AM
Nausicaa is better but Warriors of the wind is what started it all for me.  I must have worn out my video stores copy back in the day. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 24, 2015, 12:30:50 AM
Nausicaa is better but Warriors of the wind is what started it all for me.  I must have worn out my video stores copy back in the day. 

What's kind of lame about the copy of it that I have is it's a legitimate pre-recorded VHS tape, but they recorded it at SLP (I'm not sure how many people remember that VHS had different speed settings that effected video quality and duration of the tape). So cheap.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on July 24, 2015, 12:36:10 AM

Best anime ever right here.
(http://i.imgur.com/bguGkdO.jpg)


Hell yes.

:)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on July 24, 2015, 12:47:21 AM

Ditto i first got into dirty pair through the adam warren comics.Then what little streamline pictures released here.Damn,it sure took a long time for the tv series to make it here officially.After watching it i find it more comedic then the movies are.I enjoy project eden the most as well,best out of the three dirty pair movies.

I have fond memories of the Streamline pictures released movies. I actually picked up a DVD set a few years ago with three of them.

 The TV series I watched a few episodes of via the Manga Entertainment channel that is on Xbox live and it didn't blow me away.
Yeah streamline pictures had there own english dub.The dirty pair tv series is fine for what it is.Girls with guns added with action and comedy mixed in.Though the show only lasted 24 episodes due to low ratings,which lead to the ova's and movies.I didn't know there was a manga entertainment channel for the XBAL.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 24, 2015, 12:48:44 AM

Yeah streamline pictures had there own english dub.The dirty pair tv series is fine for what it is.Girls with guns add with action and comedy mixed in.Though the show only lasted 24 episodes due to low ratings,which lead to the ova's and movies.I didn't know there was a manga entertainment channel for the XBAL.

From what I recall there was a second dirty pair animated series done maybe a year or two later that was also on the Manga channel.

And yeah, it's there but I believe it requires an Xbox Live Gold subscription which I long ago allowed to expire.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SephirothTNH on July 24, 2015, 12:49:34 AM
Nausicaa is better but Warriors of the wind is what started it all for me.  I must have worn out my video stores copy back in the day. 

What's kind of lame about the copy of it that I have is it's a legitimate pre-recorded VHS tape, but they recorded it at SLP (I'm not sure how many people remember that VHS had different speed settings that effected video quality and duration of the tape). So cheap.

How do you know yours is recorded in SLP.  I need to check my copy.  I hope I don't need to track down a Standard Play copy. 

Although I made a cap of mine and it looks pretty good so I would be surprised to find that my copy is in Super Long Play.

Hell yes.

:)
The man knows.  The man Knows!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on July 24, 2015, 12:50:08 AM

Yeah streamline pictures had there own english dub.The dirty pair tv series is fine for what it is.Girls with guns add with action and comedy mixed in.Though the show only lasted 24 episodes due to low ratings,which lead to the ova's and movies.I didn't know there was a manga entertainment channel for the XBAL.

From what I recall there was a second dirty pair animated series done maybe a year or two later that was also on the Manga channel.

And yeah, it's there but I believe it requires an Xbox Live Gold subscription which I long ago allowed to expire.
Didn't know i had never had a xbox.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 24, 2015, 12:52:22 AM
Nausicaa is better but Warriors of the wind is what started it all for me.  I must have worn out my video stores copy back in the day. 

What's kind of lame about the copy of it that I have is it's a legitimate pre-recorded VHS tape, but they recorded it at SLP (I'm not sure how many people remember that VHS had different speed settings that effected video quality and duration of the tape). So cheap.

How do you know yours is recorded in SLP.  I need to check my copy.  I hope I don't need to track down a Standard Play copy. 

Although I made a cap of mine and it looks pretty good so I would be surprised to find that my copy is in Super Long Play.

The on-screen HUD on my VCR indicated it was SLP when I popped the tape in. I know not all VCRs list that on their HUD or menu's.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SephirothTNH on July 24, 2015, 12:54:50 AM
Oh yeah I remember some of my vcrs growing up did that.  I'm not sure if either of my current ones do.  I'm just going to pretend I never heard of this being a possibility.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 24, 2015, 01:01:13 AM
Oh yeah I remember some of my vcrs growing up did that.  I'm not sure if either of my current ones do.  I'm just going to pretend I never heard of this being a possibility.

It's also quite possible since this was kind of a budget release to import and dub that a standard play copy of it doesn't exist.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SephirothTNH on July 24, 2015, 01:19:25 AM
That's certainly possible.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on July 24, 2015, 03:36:46 AM
I never heard of pre-recorded longplay VHS - I was assuming that feature was only used for TV recordings done by the user. I think that pose a lot of problems for owners of VHS recorders that didn't support longplay. I know I had to bring my own recorder with me back in the late 90s to school when we watched a TV recorded copy of Kitano's Hana-Bi at our Japanese culture club, since none of the school's VHS recorders featured longplay.
Title: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on July 24, 2015, 04:05:28 AM
I never heard of pre-recorded longplay VHS - I was assuming that feature was only used for TV recordings done by the user. I think that pose a lot of problems for owners of VHS recorders that didn't support longplay. I know I had to bring my own recorder with me back in the late 90s to school when we watched a TV recorded copy of Kitano's Hana-Bi at our Japanese culture club, since none of the school's VHS recorders featured longplay.

SP
LP
SLP

I remember most VCR decks supports all three speeds, but in the mid-80's I was surprised that LP was the speed that I sometimes had trouble finding support for.

Or maybe it was SLP? I honestly have forgotten. I used to know. Dammit.






Oh yeah I remember some of my vcrs growing up did that.  I'm not sure if either of my current ones do.  I'm just going to pretend I never heard of this being a possibility.

It's also quite possible since this was kind of a budget release to import and dub that a standard play copy of it doesn't exist.

I am sure that only the SLP version exists. Only because that would be the way to have a budget release.

The budget movies I bought back in the day were almost always recorded at a slower speed.

This would be mid- to late-80's and I was getting Metropolis and Night of the Living Dead  and 1960's beach films. Frankie & Annette.

I originally wrote Donny & Marie. Senility.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 24, 2015, 04:24:20 AM


SP
LP
SLP

I remember most VCR decks supports all three speeds, but in the mid-80's I was surprised that LP was the speed that I sometimes had trouble finding support for.

All the ones I've seen supported all three speeds. But I could certainly imagine early ones might not have.

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I am sure that only the SLP version exists. Only because that would be the way to have a budget release.

The budget movies I bought back in the day were almost always recorded at a slower speed.

This would be mid- to late-80's and I was getting Metropolis and Night of the Living Dead  and 1960's beach films. Frankie & Annette.

I originally wrote Donny & Marie. Senility.

Night of the Living Dead was/is public domain. So that's exactly what I would have expected to see in the dollar bin on VHS probably recorded with SLP on a tape that did maybe 40 minutes if it were SP.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on July 24, 2015, 04:25:40 AM
I guess this must be a US thing then. VHS Longplay wasn't a common feature in PAL Europe area, and mostly non-existant on the bread-and-butter Monoaural recorders sold in masses in the 90s. That feature was mainly reserved for the more expensive HiFi-Stereo VHS and S-VHS recorders that weren't very common until DVD hit the market anyways.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 24, 2015, 04:29:08 AM
I guess this must be a US thing then. VHS Longplay wasn't a common feature in PAL Europe area, and mostly non-existant on the bread-and-butter Monoaural recorders sold in masses in the 90s. That feature was mainly reserved for the more expensive HiFi-Stereo VHS and S-VHS recorders that weren't very common until DVD hit the market anyways.

Ahh you're in Europe.

That would definitely explain why you haven't seen pre-recorded tapes at other speeds.

Added in edit: I don't recall seeing VHS players in North America that didn't support all three speeds. I know the one my parents purchased when I was about two years old (1983) definitely did all three speeds for example. A lot of budget VHS tapes would use the lower speed just to save on manufacturing costs.

 I do remember the middle speed sometimes being called EP for Extended Play.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SephirothTNH on July 24, 2015, 04:35:36 AM
I thought EP was synonyms with SLP.  Anyway being born in 1983 I also don't recall ever seeing a VCR that wouldn't do all three speeds.  The first VCR I remember was one of those top loading ones and even it could do all three.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 24, 2015, 05:01:13 AM
I thought EP was synonyms with SLP.  Anyway being born in 1983 I also don't recall ever seeing a VCR that wouldn't do all three speeds.  The first VCR I remember was one of those top loading ones and even it could do all three.

So I decided to spend a whole minute and check wikipedia and discovered.....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VHS#Technical_details

A VHS cassette holds a maximum of about 430 m (1,410 ft.) of tape at the lowest acceptable tape thickness, giving a maximum playing time of about four hours in an DF480 for NTSC and five hours in an E-300 for PAL at "standard play" (SP) quality. Other speeds include "long play" (LP), and "extended play" (EP) or "super long play" (SLP) (standard on NTSC; rarely found on PAL machines). For NTSC, LP and EP/SLP doubles and triples the recording time accordingly, but these speed reductions cause a slight reduction in video quality Ė from the normal 250 lines in SP, to 230 analog lines horizontal in LP and even less in EP/SLP. The slower speeds cause a very noticeable reduction in linear (non-hifi) audio track quality as well, as the linear tape speed becomes much lower than what is commonly considered a satisfactory minimum for audio recording.

So it seems like the Super Long Play was  uncommon in PAL territories while universal in NTSC-lands.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on July 24, 2015, 06:53:02 AM
I thought EP was synonyms with SLP.  Anyway being born in 1983 I also don't recall ever seeing a VCR that wouldn't do all three speeds.  The first VCR I remember was one of those top loading ones and even it could do all three.

So I decided to spend a whole minute and check wikipedia and discovered.....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VHS#Technical_details

A VHS cassette holds a maximum of about 430 m (1,410 ft.) of tape at the lowest acceptable tape thickness, giving a maximum playing time of about four hours in an DF480 for NTSC and five hours in an E-300 for PAL at "standard play" (SP) quality. Other speeds include "long play" (LP), and "extended play" (EP) or "super long play" (SLP) (standard on NTSC; rarely found on PAL machines). For NTSC, LP and EP/SLP doubles and triples the recording time accordingly, but these speed reductions cause a slight reduction in video quality Ė from the normal 250 lines in SP, to 230 analog lines horizontal in LP and even less in EP/SLP. The slower speeds cause a very noticeable reduction in linear (non-hifi) audio track quality as well, as the linear tape speed becomes much lower than what is commonly considered a satisfactory minimum for audio recording.

So it seems like the Super Long Play was  uncommon in PAL territories while universal in NTSC-lands.


TOTALLY RANDOM: I remember getting a "VCP" for my aunt. That's right. All it did was play videocassettes, hence the "P"....I had no idea such a thing existed until helping her out.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 24, 2015, 06:55:51 AM
I thought EP was synonyms with SLP.  Anyway being born in 1983 I also don't recall ever seeing a VCR that wouldn't do all three speeds.  The first VCR I remember was one of those top loading ones and even it could do all three.

So I decided to spend a whole minute and check wikipedia and discovered.....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VHS#Technical_details

A VHS cassette holds a maximum of about 430 m (1,410 ft.) of tape at the lowest acceptable tape thickness, giving a maximum playing time of about four hours in an DF480 for NTSC and five hours in an E-300 for PAL at "standard play" (SP) quality. Other speeds include "long play" (LP), and "extended play" (EP) or "super long play" (SLP) (standard on NTSC; rarely found on PAL machines). For NTSC, LP and EP/SLP doubles and triples the recording time accordingly, but these speed reductions cause a slight reduction in video quality Ė from the normal 250 lines in SP, to 230 analog lines horizontal in LP and even less in EP/SLP. The slower speeds cause a very noticeable reduction in linear (non-hifi) audio track quality as well, as the linear tape speed becomes much lower than what is commonly considered a satisfactory minimum for audio recording.

So it seems like the Super Long Play was  uncommon in PAL territories while universal in NTSC-lands.


TOTALLY RANDOM: I remember getting a "VCP" for my aunt. That's right. All it did was play videocassettes, hence the "P"....I had no idea such a thing existed until helping her out.

I vaguely recall my elementary school having such a device that would roll in on a cart along with a CRT so we could watch movies.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on July 24, 2015, 09:47:58 AM
So do I recall on elementary and high school. Almost no VHS recorders, mainly top-loading players. For some educational material, there were even Super 8 reels. Man, those were THE thing to me, even if they were outdated even back then.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: NightWolve on July 24, 2015, 11:33:47 AM
I'm going to be perfectly honest here and say that I didn't really read the post I just quoted. It's way way too f*cking huge. It's ridiculous to expect anyone to read that.

Claims he didn't read it, but then it's clear that he did... Complains it's long, then writes a long post himself... The irony of his level of ridiculousness in this incident is apparently totally lost on him... If you're gonna overtly claim you read nothing then F--K OFF already!

If you subtract the response for Raizen and the requote of my unimpeachable review of your actions, it was about as long as yours! It's easy to exit a thread, stop reading when you've lost interest, and the fact is, you should've done so a long time ago but mission accomplished as far as going full retard and digging yourself in an even deeper hole!

Nobody should feel intimidated they'll be called a psychopath in this thread for simply sharing a brief and polite opinion on a movie due to a thin-skinned, hyper-sensitive, arrogant, emotional nutjob who couldn't stand his precious "masterpiece" only being thought of as "alright" and not a favorite of his in the SG library... You've *clearly* lost it and you're not gonna get away with pulling your bullshit on me!

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I did want to ask a question though. What on earth makes you think the WP article (which I saw the other day) somehow applies totally to me but somehow not to yourself? You're much more aggressive with people than I am these days. The wind kinda left my sails a few years ago, not sure why. I certainly don't have the energy to write up page long fake quotes of someone.

So you expect me to read all of your posts and answer all of your questions yet whine like a bitch that you refuse to read anything of mine, proving yourself to be the bigot you are that doesn't listen let alone learn from another person that you decided to wildly attack ?

NO, let's go further back, what on earth makes YOU think that "psychopath" somehow applies totally to me but somehow not to your disgusting self ??

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I don't care what you think of any movie. It doesn't matter.

Sure you do chief, sure you do! That's what started this whole thing! Now you're not even being intellectually honest with yourself and that's part of what makes you so disgusting to me right now in addition to your continued efforts to hurl as many as possible psychological insults... If I had simply said the following:
I saw that a few weeks ago actually. It's not my favorite in their library, but I liked it! I can't recall seeing an anti-war anime before so that was a first.
Then you never would've attempted to heckle and browbeat me down!

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All these Ghibli movies are beloved world wide. Someone not liking one of them doesn't matter. Their image is still pristine.

I agree. It's too bad I won't ever care to discuss them with a nutjob such as yourself.

You're not the first crazed anime fanboy/girl I've ever encountered on the Internet... I learned a long time ago to be nervous and distrusting around them when there's that high-degree of Japanophilia-excess with a mix of fanaticism. All the people that ever did me harm over the Internet were fanatical anime fans and for at least 4 of them, it was the reason that they learned Japanese and one of them works for XSEED Games right now... Maybe just a freak pattern I began to notice, or not...

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I called you a psychopath because your reaction to the movie was like a review of a super bowl commercial. Nobody reviews Schindler's List or Three Kings completely removed from the circumstances of the subject matter. I've never read a review of The Great Dictator That didn't mention Hitler. These things just can't be separated.

You did that though. You just brushed that dust off your jeans...like Grave of the Fireflies was a less funny version of Kiki's Delivery service. Anyone who can see a movie that unpleasant and not even comment on how hard it is to watch is pretty f*cking numb to humanity. Psychopath? Maybe just autistic.

Listen, snapperhead, did you EVER once in that disgusting, bigoted, arrogant, assumptive brain of yours stop to consider that I kept my comment brief just because I didn't care to go into detail ?? I only felt the need to express that I wouldn't put that particular movie in my favorites list in contrast to esteban. I didn't feel it was THAT good.

That is ALL I cared to mention at the time... Hell, my short 3 sentences even met PunkiCyborg's limit and I missed Twitter's limit by a few words! esteban was 2 sentences, BUT he said it's his favorite and beautiful which met your approval and why you didn't jump down his damn throat like a madman!

WHY is it that you deliberately continue down on a path of choosing every worst possible explanation/conclusion ?? Bipolar much ? Went off your medication ?

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Maybe you're so patriotic you can't allow yourself to be drawn into a movie that portrays the Asia pacific campaign as anything but holy. I don't know what it is, I just know it's f*cked. I've talked about this movie with a lot of people, and I've read a lot of reviews of it. Nobody is "meh" about this movie unless they are in the John Birch Society or they have Ass Bugers. I mentioned it. I didn't mean it even as an attack but as an observation. How could you have such a half ass "meh" attitude about something so powerful? Oh, it wasn't powerful for you? Well, that sorta proves my point. You're emotionally impaired. Abject human misery rolls over you like water. Great. I'll remember that and not mention it again for fear of massive explosions from the parts of your soul that actually do exist.

You are seriously such a disgusting bigot right now and I can't believe you actually had the f--king nerve to attack my character to such a degree over one f--king movie! AND AGAIN! IN MORE DETAIL! AND WITH SO MANY PREJUDICED-BASED VAST ASSUMPTIONS OVER ONE F--KING SENTENCE !

It's YOU that needs to get your damn head checked, not me!

I think I see what's going on here based on your political commentary, and it's what I guessed seeing your comment about "I always knew" which suggested you had baggage assigned to ME in particular! Your disgusting explosion was because it's "TEH NightWolve, that 'right-winger' over there with his website!" You're a political bigot and figured there was something so much more than meets the eye with my one sentence based on ALL the prejudices that you have for right-wingers!

You were caught in that rock in a hard place because normally you'd have no problem expressing your full hatred and venom for a right-winger being on the Far Left of the political spectrum, but yet the guy was the main man responsible for the Ys IV project and other things, so you showed some teeny tiny level of respect for those accomplishments... However, this situation, seizing on one sentence allowed you the opportunity to vent, and vent you did!!! That'd be my guess, and just a guess! Only you know for sure what's going on inside that bigot brain of yours and the full reasons for it.

I remind anyone reading this, that this disgusting, psycho maniac has made all these vast prejudiced-based conclusions, accusations, condemnations over THIS F--KING SENTENCE: "It's not my favorite in their library, but it was alright."

That is ALL that it took for this maniac to be set off!!! A CLEAR CUT MANIAC!

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I'm sorry you feel insulted by my diagnosis.

Then I hope you don't at all feel insulted by my diagnosis of you.

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I'm sorry your opinion of me is somehow in a constant state of flux. I don't know why you care. I don't know why you stuck up for me in some dumb chat with who the f*cker ever. I don't know what was said about me, why is stuck up for me, why now you aren't, or why you have such a huge emotional stake in this forum politicking crap.

I would not ever again make the mistake of defending a vile, disgusting, certifiable monster like you again, of this I assure you! You're so unbelievably out of line right now, I can't believe you seriously descended down to this level! Like I originally said, go f--k yourself!

And I mentioned it because of how foolish I feel right now for having attempted to disagree with him when I see now he was right all along! I defended you because I used to respect you, some of your insightful gaming opinions and are someone I exchanged PMs with over the years, the last related to metal soundtracks for your Lords of Thunder project! I would've done that for *anyone* I had some level of respect for to remind the other party of the positive aspects of the person. NEVER AGAIN in your case, monster! Not after something like this! And I see why Professor felt 100% justified power-trolling your sorry ass - you're a piece of shit that must've collectively earned it!

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A lot of people here can't stand me (a lot more would, but I don't post as much anymore) but I believe I have a decent reputation as someone who is honest about saying what they feel.

You've gained more people that can't stand you and I doubt you can keep your "decent" reputation here after this!

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Regardless of how inappropriate my comment was, I *genuinly* did not call you a psychopath for not liking a movie I like.

That is a bald-face lie! I already partly proved it by pointing out you didn't heckle anyone that said they simply liked it. Secondly, I paid attention to your immature troll behavior, and 2 TIMES in the aftermath I added more details that it was a sad/moving/touching/tragic film but you deliberately ignored that and trolled on and on and on, etc..

So here are the quotes of twice referring to the type of movie it is:
Wait, what ? Are you implying because I thought it was "alright" that I didn't think it was a sad or tragic depiction of the costs of war and so worth ? Your leap of conclusion based on what I said is what is psycho... Heh. Yeah, it's a moving/touching/sad/tragic type of movie. You want me to put it at the top of my favorites as far as Studio Ghibli releases else otherwise I'm a "psycho" ?? ...

This particular brother and sister lose their parents, their home, are left to fend for themselves, they try to live with a relative for a time who really didn't want them, so eventually they find a cave and decide to survive on their own. This proves fatal for the brother's sister who dies on him because he failed to find food in time and so forth... So yes, it's a sad/tragic wartime tale and all of that.

AND THEN, this nutjob says this:

Obviously Clodbuster isn't a psychopath because he found the movie too disturbing to enjoy. He is moved by human suffering.

In other words, even after I responded in short posts to disprove his wild accusations, he references Clodbuster to make an indirect troll response about me. HINT HINT, unlike that NightWolve guy, "Clodbuster is moved by human suffering..." Like a little immature manchild, trolling on and on and on...

So, this psycho nutjob generalizes me by one CARTOON, which is what it is! ONE CARTOON! Which I watched in a gibberish language (since I can't understand a word) while reading text at the bottom of the screen which is just about a brother whose sister dies on him... And from all that, the nutjob accuses me of never having cried in ANY other movie, never having been moved, or touched by human suffering and so forth!

Just what kind of an accusatory nutjob am I really dealing with here ??

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I KNOW I KNOW! IT WAS THIS, IT WAS THAT, DURR, UMM, IT WAS RIGHT-WING JINGOISM OR RACISM! IT WAS THAT OR THIS, AND IF IT WASN'T THAT OR THIS, THAN I KNOW IT MUST'VE BEEN ANOTHER CASE OF AN UNFEELING, UNCARING RIGHT-WINGER THAT WANTS TO THROW OLD PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR HOMES AND STARVE THE POOR!!! AND IF IT WASN'T THAT IT WAS BECAUSE YOU'RE A RIGHT-WING WARMONGER AND THE TRUE COSTS OF WAR DIDN'T FIT YOUR RIGHT-WING NARRATIVE SO YOU COULDN'T STAND IT! AHA, IT WAS THAT, WASN'T IT, WASN'T IT ?? DON'T PLAY STUPID WITH ME YOU RIGHT-WINGER! I CAUGHT YOU! I CAUGHT YOU!!! YOU'RE GONNA BE MADE TO ANSWER FOR EVERY POSSIBLE WILD-EYED ACCUSATION, ASSUMPTION, PREJUDICED-BASED CRITICISM THAT I CAN COME UP FOR NOT LOVING IT FOR THE MASTERPIECE THAT IT IS!!!

How's that for wild-eyed, assumptive, accusatory bullshit all over the f--king place, eh Chad ??

One last thing: After you finally finish spewing more of your bullshit, I don't ever wanna speak to you again on this forum. You understand, Chad, f--kface ? If you ever quote me, or post in a thread of mine, you'll only be met with uncivil responses! Someone that does not have the capacity to honestly admit wrongdoing and genuinely apologize is a monster in my book and I've met far too many to let it slide! You're DeuceBag, Lipschultz, DarkKobold to me! Whether it's cause you're a sociopath and lack empathy, or it's partly or totally due to the arrogance/bigotry/pride that screams off the page, I dunno, but I don't ever wanna deal with you again! You're not gonna browbeat bully me down into caring about your f--king masterpiece of an anime! F--k you and your Grave of the Fire Flies!

I really don't have anything else left to say you other than you need to get your snapperhead checked and you need to f--k off. Everything I felt that needed to be said to you in response to your disgusting, pathetic behavior is in this damn post! Read it, don't read it, claim TL;DR as a troll response, I don't care, but it's all here uncensored! Whatever the case, we're done after this.
Title: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on July 24, 2015, 01:21:41 PM
STATUS: I am glad I kept my popcorn from yesterday. It may be stale, but it turns out I needed it after all.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on July 24, 2015, 04:54:49 PM
Man, I was hoping the dramu had subsided.  No offense, but you guys are worse than the EGL community sometimes.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: roflmao on July 24, 2015, 05:11:47 PM
STATUS: I am glad a kept my popcorn from yesterday. It may be stale, but it turns out I needed it after all.

Yep.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: viper0hr on July 29, 2015, 11:54:39 AM
Galaxy Express 999
If you can find the original series it's well worth a watch.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 29, 2015, 12:06:01 PM
The most interesting thing about the Dirty Pair TV series is that the first episode clearly has a budget equal to the remaining two dozen episodes than follow it. If you are a big fan of that ultra HQ kid 80s stuff from Sunrise (Crusher Joe movie, for example) you want to at least see Dirty Pair EP1. After that it's still fun, but much cheaper.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: PunkicCyborg on July 29, 2015, 01:21:31 PM
Would you all shut the f*ck up and talk about anime like grown ass men?
I am rewatching Gunbuster. Cool series with some great art and music but It's a little goofier than I like these days
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on July 29, 2015, 08:33:45 PM
I love the original Gunbuster series, also because I fall for Mikimoto's character designs. Those cute pseudo-educational intermissions between the episodes are enjoyable too.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 29, 2015, 09:17:06 PM
Galaxy Express 999
If you can find the original series it's well worth a watch.

I watched the entire series on Crunchy Roll some time back. It's free to watch there.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on July 29, 2015, 11:37:31 PM
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on July 30, 2015, 01:01:52 AM
Would you all shut the f*ck up and talk about anime like grown ass men?
I am rewatching Gunbuster. Cool series with some great art and music but It's a little goofier than I like these days
That's a early one by gainax,beside a classic by them.Last year i got it on dvd and brand new through a third party on amazon.It holds up well but like most ova's it's over before you know it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on July 30, 2015, 04:54:23 AM
http://youtu.be/jscfV8T-KTA
http://youtu.be/jscfV8T-KTA


SuperDeadite's translation is pretty lulzworthy at times:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jscfV8T-KTA&feature=youtu.be&t=411
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: NightWolve on July 30, 2015, 12:33:45 PM
Would you all shut the f*ck up and talk about anime like grown ass men?

Ah shaddup yourself! While it'd be too much to ask for you to learn to write properly, it's not too much for you to learn how use the quote feature and holding SHIFT + PGDN to quickly select text and delete/empty out what's irrelevant or use the mouse proper to do it! And even if you're dumb as a box of rocks for that or lazy as all f--k, you could've gone a page prior for a shorter post of mine! No, you brought your quoting troll game/stunt out of FS, so you ain't no "thread hero" - stop acting like one!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: PunkicCyborg on July 30, 2015, 05:43:22 PM
Would you all shut the f*ck up and talk about anime like grown ass men?


Ah shaddup yourself! While it'd be too much to ask for you to learn to write properly, it's not too much for you to learn how use the quote feature and holding SHIFT + PGDN to quickly select text and delete/empty out what's irrelevant or use the mouse proper to do it! And even if you're dumb as a box of rocks for that or lazy as all f--k, you could've gone a page prior for a shorter post of mine! No, you brought your quoting troll game/stunt out of FS, so you ain't no "thread hero" - stop acting like one!

Please stop insulting me and sending me very weird PMs. You are derailing the thread which is "The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime "
Thank you.

With that out of the way, I am curious about what everyone thinks of the "Gainax Jiggle"?
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcmq4kTHZa1qia1hqo1_500.gif)
Title: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on July 30, 2015, 05:54:23 PM
I am curious about what everyone thinks of the "Gainax Jiggle"?
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcmq4kTHZa1qia1hqo1_500.gif)



That clip appears to be a "ROID RAGE" moment....

So, that's a pretty cute young guy with bitch tits.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on July 30, 2015, 08:15:32 PM
Is it true there was never an official English language release of Gunbuster that was either uncensored or had the original training music retained?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Necromancer on July 31, 2015, 02:55:52 AM
Would you all shut the f*ck up and talk about anime like grown ass men?

.... he said while ignoring that everyone had indeed shut the f*ck up five days prior.

Don't poke the embers, toss on a fresh log, then bitch about the flame up.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: NightWolve on July 31, 2015, 03:23:39 AM
Please stop insulting me and sending me very weird PMs. You are derailing the thread which is "The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime "

There was nothing "weird," very or otherwise, about my PMs - when you do mass quote bombs of me in the forum publicly, I send you those same mass quote bombs to your PM inbox till you stop doing it! See how that works ? That's ALL it was! That's what it'll take for you to stop thinking that you're funny with it... It wasn't funny the first time you did it, and it wasn't funny the other time you did it either!

Stop heckling/needling me on this forum as you've done for well over a year now -- I really don't care for you -- and then you don't have to worry about me insulting you in response! You're the one that picked the fight with me, brah, or are you now confused a little bit with your own history ??

And as was pointed out, SignOfZealotry moved on with me, he'll find somebody else to call psychopath that says the wrong thing about his favorite "unimpeachable masterpiece" of an anime... You were late to the party Mr. "thread hero." The show was over, don't start another one if you purport to all of a sudden care about the thread so much.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on July 31, 2015, 06:45:08 AM
I have heard mixed reviews for Grave of the Firefliesóso, is it worth watching? DISCUSS....
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 31, 2015, 07:29:02 AM
Is it true there was never an official English language release of Gunbuster that was either uncensored or had the original training music retained?

The original VHS releases are in tact, but I don't know that those were ever dubbed, just subtitled. I think all the JP release are fine.

I'm a huge fan of this show, btw. As far as putting real "hard scifi" into an anime this is the one, IMHO. It also has the totally ridiculous scifi as well, great action, some decent romance, it has everything. One of the very best and probably the ultimate "nobody knows how to make this any more" show.

Currently watching: The Unico double feature BR from Discotek. I'm so grateful this company exists. My best copy of Island of Magic is the LD from the mid 80s and I've never run across an LD of the first movie. These BR transfers are PERFECT. Not overly restored, just very clear and original. The best way to watch these really charming and really weird movies.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on July 31, 2015, 07:49:57 AM
Punki's jiggles and other talk of Gunbuster have me interested.  I'd heard of it before but never really looked into it, will have to try and find a torrent or something to give it a go.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on July 31, 2015, 08:05:05 AM

Is it true there was never an official English language release of Gunbuster that was either uncensored or had the original training music retained?


The original VHS releases are in tact, but I don't know that those were ever dubbed, just subtitled. I think all the JP release are fine.

I'm a huge fan of this show, btw. As far as putting real "hard scifi" into an anime this is the one, IMHO. It also has the totally ridiculous scifi as well, great action, some decent romance, it has everything. One of the very best and probably the ultimate "nobody knows how to make this any more" show.

Currently watching: The Unico double feature BR from Discotek. I'm so grateful this company exists. My best copy of Island of Magic is the LD from the mid 80s and I've never run across an LD of the first movie. These BR transfers are PERFECT. Not overly restored, just very clear and original. The best way to watch these really charming and really weird movies.


http://archives.tg-16.com/DENGEKI/1993-02/page_0004.jpg

http://archives.tg-16.com/DENGEKI/1993-02/page_0005.jpg
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 31, 2015, 11:35:34 AM


Currently watching: The Unico double feature BR from Discotek. I'm so grateful this company exists. My best copy of Island of Magic is the LD from the mid 80s and I've never run across an LD of the first movie. These BR transfers are PERFECT. Not overly restored, just very clear and original. The best way to watch these really charming and really weird movies.

I'm a big fan of Discotek's stuff as well. I haven't picked up the Unico Blu-Ray but you've just about convinced me to do so.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 31, 2015, 11:46:30 AM
From the second I put that Unico disc in for the first time the other day I was at once taken back in time to the era...not just an era before anime sucked, but before we ever even though that it might ever suck. When I was a kid anime (actually, animation in general) felt like the most limitless medium possible. We hadn't hit the wall yet, there were no known walls to hit. The talent, the skill, and the budgets all just seemed like they would expand forever.

It's a great disk. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Grandiloquence on July 31, 2015, 12:00:51 PM
Ahh, Gunbuster. Love it, but I only have the VHS tapes. Is it available on blu ray? Currently watching the second lot of the Patlabor OAV series on BD that I had to import from the States because it was only available on DVD in the UK. Apparently the first series didn't sell well enough here to justify releasing it on blu ray. A pity, I love Patlabor.
I have also been watching Gurren Lagann which is excellent! I have the Robotech box set to watch next, and the recently released Nadia: Secret of Blue Water on BD after that.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 31, 2015, 12:03:12 PM
From the second I put that Unico disc in for the first time the other day I was at once taken back in time to the era...not just an era before anime sucked, but before we ever even though that it might ever suck. When I was a kid anime (actually, animation in general) felt like the most limitless medium possible. We hadn't hit the wall yet, there were no known walls to hit. The talent, the skill, and the budgets all just seemed like they would expand forever.

It's a great disk. 

I recall renting those Unico VHS tapes when I was a very little kid. So I did just buy that Blu-Ray set which should be here in a few days. Just about everything discotek masters is high quality from a video/audio standpoint.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on July 31, 2015, 12:04:41 PM
Oh well, thanks. Good thing Gunbuster was released uncut with the original soundtrack on DVD where I live. There might be hope Discotek may re-release the uncut version in with English subtitles as well? Also I would like to see an official English subbed release of the 1984 Macross movie. The official DVD we got here was alright, but in one or two scenes the subtitles aren't timed right, and the picture and sound quality is typical for very early DVD releases. Funny thing though is that the even earlier released VHS tape had the subtitles set 100% correct and was the base for a TV broadcast. However, our Macross II DVD release was pretty much f*cked up sound wise, good thing there was still a working English dub as a secondary sound option, since the Japanese track had some technical problems that made it unwatchable.


EDIT:
Ah, those were the days when VOX (not to be confused with FOX) broadcasted Anime nights every weekend in the late 90s/early 00s. They had shown a lot of the stuff from the golden OVA era, like Record of Lodoss War, Bubblegum Crisis, and Riding Bean. They even threw in the occasional TV series like Neon Genesis Evangelion as well as some T&A in the form of Agent Aika and (cut to fit TV softcore mature ratings) borderline Ecchi/ soft Hentai movies like  Dragon Knight 4 Ever and Midnight Panther.*
Guess what, I still got the VHS tapes with recordings from back then, since a few of the shown shows never saw a DVD release at all.


*The funny thing is: The DVDs from these two series we got here were offically released "cut" as well, but you could punch in a secret 4-digit code on your DVD player's remote to unlock the uncut versions including all nudity and stuff. Codes like "6969" or variations of that were the key.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 31, 2015, 12:10:03 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ZvaUa3R.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 31, 2015, 12:12:11 PM
Oh well, thanks. Good thing Gunbuster was released uncut with the original soundtrack on DVD where I live. There might be hope Discotek may re-release the uncut version in with English subtitles as well? Also I would like to see an official English subbed release of the 1984 Macross movie. The official DVD we got here was alright, but in one or two scenes the subtitles aren't timed right, and the picture and sound quality is typical for very early DVD releases.

The Macross movie was released in BR a couple of years ago. Quality is very good, but it is censored slightly, only a few frames, but it is censored. It comes with a PS3 game, Flashback 2012, and a ton of printed material. It's like $150-200, IIRC.

I'm sure someone has fansubbed it by now.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: viper0hr on July 31, 2015, 01:27:36 PM
Galaxy Express 999
If you can find the original series it's well worth a watch.

I watched the entire series on Crunchy Roll some time back. It's free to watch there.
Ok cool, I remember it being available there for a bit a while back, but they did not have all the episodes.

Finding that series 8 years ago was near f*cking impossible because it never saw a US release, it took me over a month to torrent the whole series because almost no one had it back then :/ .

The movie was one of the first things anime related I ever watched back on Sci Fi channel when i was super young haha, it really is a great series, and was extremely influential in sci fi/future space anime that followed.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: viper0hr on July 31, 2015, 01:32:49 PM
I have heard mixed reviews for Grave of the Firefliesóso, is it worth watching? DISCUSS....
It's...ok?
I'd watch it in Japanese, I only watch anime with Subs due to awful voice acting, except GitS and CB, and a few others :p

With GotF its hit or miss person to person.
I myself really enjoy war time movies and war history as well as anime, and overall "liked" the movie, though some parts were boring/overdone IMO.
I would recommend watching it though, and it's good to remember that the movie is based off of the writer/directors life growing up during WWII in japan.
Title: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on July 31, 2015, 01:45:53 PM
I have heard mixed reviews for Grave of the Firefliesóso, is it worth watching? DISCUSS....
It's...ok?
I'd watch it in Japanese, I only watch anime with Subs due to awful voice acting, except GitS and CB, and a few others :p

With GotF its hit or miss person to person.
I myself really enjoy war time movies and war history as well as anime, and overall "liked" the movie, though some parts were boring/overdone IMO.
I would recommend watching it though, and it's good to remember that the movie is based off of the writer/directors life growing up during WWII in japan.


Interesting. I prefer subtitles, too, unless the local voice actors are excellent (rare, but it happens).

I am intrigued by this film. 

Thanks.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 31, 2015, 02:22:19 PM
Not the experiences of the director,

"Grave of the Fireflies (火垂るの墓 Hotaru no Haka?) is a 1967 semi-autobiographical short story by Japanese author Akiyuki Nosaka. It is based on his experiences before, during, and after the firebombing of Kobe in 1945. One of his sisters died as the result of a sickness, his adoptive father died during the firebombing proper, and his younger adoptive sister Keiko died of malnutrition in Fukui. It was written as a personal apology to Keiko, regarding her death."

The idea that a guy would be so wracked with guilt that he wrote a book decades later to apologize for not being able to protect his 4 year old sister from an undefeatable onslaught of poverty, disease, theft, and the 2nd most aggressive firebombing campaign in history when he himself was only 12-15 years old is something that hits me pretty hard.

This thing is pure tragedy. If you often consider suicide or have a history of depression, think twice before seeing it. I'm not joking even a little when I say this.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ShadowKitty777 on July 31, 2015, 05:27:57 PM


The Macross movie was released in BR a couple of years ago. Quality is very good, but it is censored slightly, only a few frames, but it is censored. It comes with a PS3 game, Flashback 2012, and a ton of printed material. It's like $150-200, IIRC.

I'm sure someone has fansubbed it by now.
That Japanese BR is really nice, and game is decent too. It sucks that it's censored, but at least its minimal.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on July 31, 2015, 08:38:56 PM
I don't give a shit about the Japanese Blu-Ray (that I already know of since) since it has no translation on disc, and it's overpriced, and I'm not sure if I really would want that game, since Macross PS2 would rule it anyway. 2nd thing is I don't watch fansubs.

By the way, dubs can be awesome if the right voice actors are involved, which is usually the case where I live when a movie gets a cinematic release here. For direct-to-video releases it's a hit-and-miss, but all our current anime DVD and Blu-ray releases features  both dub as well as Japanese with subtitles anyway. While in the early days we had mostly just Japanese with subtitles since good voice acting is expensive.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 01, 2015, 12:37:29 AM
You make it sound like subs are some old timey thing fans had to endure in lieu of dubs.

Regardless of how "awesome" a dub is, it's not the original work and it never will be. Replacing the entire soundtrack of a movie in order to introduce it to foreign audiences is something you see very rarely in the U.S. outside of anime. French Canadians do it with everything because they are xenophobic a$$holes yet totally hooked on foreign culture. In parts of the world where illiteracy rates are very high you see it as well. In English speaking cultures, dubbing movies is akin to colorizing them.

Therefore I can think of three reasons why anime gets dubbed constantly and enthusiastically without apology or regret:

Since the mouths are rarely synced well by western standards in anime it's easy to equal if not better the timing while dubbing. In live action it's usually very awkward looking.

Anime fans are idiots.

It isn't valued. It's OK to dub trash. Anime is basically just porn anyway. 

Btw, my elitist shit talking doesn't necessarily apply to everything. Things that have no "original" track, such as HK action movies where all dialog is ADR, to accommodate a dub they know they'll need just to cover China and also because live sound is a pain in the ass. Another example might be something like later Ghibli movies or Ghost in the Shell where the dub is in progress very early on in production. This still ends up being a replacement track done by less involved people, but it's still better than listening to "Valspeak" coming out of cartoon characters that predate such affectations completely, making them both geographically and chronologically very far removed from the visuals.

The most frustrating thing about dubsters is that they demand more from translations but invariably pay less. This was fine during the boom years in the 2000s since punter dollars were expanding the industry, but now I see them as mostly just parasites. I wish all those "awesome" dubs never got made. Then maybe some of these companies would still be in business.

This reminds me of something else...

At some point, the early 80s I would guess, someone came up with the brilliant idea of colorizing Betty Boop cartoons, either for broadcast or home video, I don't know. What's amazing is that instead of the computerized methods used by Turner's shitty colorizations they actually paid animators in Korea to TRACE THE ENTIRE SHORTS! Yeah, American animation from the 30s traced by Koreans in the 80s. Talk about f*cking with something. Then, years later, when it was obvious that anyone who is going to want to watch Betty friggn Boop was going to want it to be b/w, some home video collections used the f*cked up Korean tracings and just dropped out the chroma leaving you with something neither original nor color.
Title: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on August 01, 2015, 06:53:13 AM
Wait , I never knew about the Betty Boop stuff...I have crappy transfers of the originals, but I am curious about the Korean versions...

What an oddity!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 01, 2015, 09:42:43 AM
Wait , I never knew about the Betty Boop stuff...I have crappy transfers of the originals, but I am curious about the Korean versions...

What an oddity!

I'm a pretty big Fleisher cartoon fan and was unaware of this as well.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 01, 2015, 09:44:33 AM
It really is weird. The differences are obvious enough that there is at least one misspelled sign.

Which I would say is similar to watching something dubbed from Streamline where the main charactor's name is pronounced differently by every voice actor in the show because their direction sucks so bad they can't even homogenize pronunciation. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on August 01, 2015, 09:51:01 AM
Zeta:
Too long, didn't read what you said.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SephirothTNH on August 01, 2015, 10:08:34 AM
Which I would say is similar to watching something dubbed from Streamline where the main charactor's name is pronounced differently by every voice actor in the show because their direction sucks so bad they can't even homogenize pronunciation.
I will agree that this is somewhat annoying to an extent.  But it is a phenomenon that happens in real life.  I've had friends whose names started with an "A" and even among their friends there was always a mix of pronouncing it like the word "all" or the name "Al."
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on August 01, 2015, 10:38:32 AM

Which I would say is similar to watching something dubbed from Streamline where the main charactor's name is pronounced differently by every voice actor in the show because their direction sucks so bad they can't even homogenize pronunciation.
I will agree that this is somewhat annoying to an extent.  But it is a phenomenon that happens in real life.  I've had friends whose names started with an "A" and even among their friends there was always a mix of pronouncing it like the word "all" or the name "Al."

Yeah, that's true. Even better, it happens when we talk about destinations...my friends and I have no universally-agreed pronunciation for:
Costco
Caribbean
Worcestershire
Etc.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Emerald Rocker on August 01, 2015, 12:15:32 PM
Yeah, that's true. Even better, it happens when we talk about destinations...my friends and I have no universally-agreed pronunciation for:
Costco
Caribbean
Worcestershire
Etc.

Objectively correct pronunciations:
/kawst*koh/
/Kerry*bean/
/wurst*er*sha*ear/
/etts/
Title: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on August 01, 2015, 01:06:02 PM
Kuh Rib Eee Anne
Kween

According to , but I say

Kuh Rib Eee Uhhn
Kween



Or do I say:
Kuh Rihh Bee Uhhn
Kween
?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 01, 2015, 02:06:23 PM
Kuh Rib Eee Anne
Kween

According to Billy O, but I say

Kuh Rib Eee Uhhn
Kween



Or do I say:
Kuh Rihh Bee Uhhn
Kween
?

I pronounce it Care Bear Countdown
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 01, 2015, 02:25:32 PM
Which I would say is similar to watching something dubbed from Streamline where the main charactor's name is pronounced differently by every voice actor in the show because their direction sucks so bad they can't even homogenize pronunciation.
I will agree that this is somewhat annoying to an extent.  But it is a phenomenon that happens in real life.  I've had friends whose names started with an "A" and even among their friends there was always a mix of pronouncing it like the word "all" or the name "Al."

That's totally true. I fraternize with both fans of Ree-yu and Rye-yu. The difference between this and dubbed anime is that if everyone is Japanese exactly zero people in a group will say "Rye-yu" because native speakers all know that that would be Raiyu, a totally different word.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Emerald Rocker on August 01, 2015, 02:52:16 PM
It's neither Ree-yu nor Rye-yu.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on August 01, 2015, 07:55:25 PM


I pronounce it Care Bear Countdown

Ha!

You know, that's a damn catchy theme song.

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 :)


Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on August 01, 2015, 07:56:27 PM

It's neither Ree-yu nor Rye-yu.

Roo.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Emerald Rocker on August 01, 2015, 10:07:28 PM
That's closer, actually.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 02, 2015, 12:33:08 PM
And I watched the first of the two movies on the disc.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 16, 2015, 12:47:38 PM
So I watched both Unico movies. The second one Island of Magic is actually a lot better than the first. The quality of animation in those 80s Tezuka projects is unparalleled.

Thanks for the recommendation Zeta!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 18, 2015, 02:10:49 PM
And as mentioned in the what did you get today thread. This is out on DVD in the US.
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/DragonmasterDan/2015-08-18 19.37.23_zpsbcjgh160.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 18, 2015, 04:53:56 PM
Is that BR or DVD?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on August 18, 2015, 06:54:52 PM
It's Betamax.



I'm looking forward to get my hands on Robot Carnival, too.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 18, 2015, 08:54:43 PM
Is that BR or DVD?

DVD
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: RyuHayabusa on August 19, 2015, 11:46:19 AM
And as mentioned in the what did you get today thread. This is out on DVD in the US.
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/DragonmasterDan/2015-08-18 19.37.23_zpsbcjgh160.jpg)

I bought the DVD of Robot Carnival a couple of years ago off of Ebay. Definitely one of my favorite anime of all time. Deprive and Presence are my favorite parts. I also have the soundtrack. The Presence tunes are hauntingly beautiful. Almost all of my favorite anime are from the 80s. Fist of the North Star (movie and TV series), Robot Carnival, Akira, Vampire Hunter D, Bubblegum Crisis, Area 88, Golgo 13: The Professional, etc. There's just something about anime from that time that is missing today. For me the 80s is the golden age of anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 19, 2015, 12:02:23 PM
I bought the DVD of Robot Carnival a couple of years ago off of Ebay. Definitely one of my favorite anime of all time. Deprive and Presence are my favorite parts. I also have the soundtrack. The Presence tunes are hauntingly beautiful. Almost all of my favorite anime are from the 80s. Fist of the North Star (movie and TV series), Robot Carnival, Akira, Vampire Hunter D, Bubblegum Crisis, Area 88, Golgo 13: The Professional, etc. There's just something about anime from that time that is missing today. For me the 80s is the golden age of anime.

I  have a tremendous nostalgia for most of those. Fist of the Northstar the movie, Vampire Hunter D, Robot Carnival, Golgo 13: The professional (though blurred out in a lot of spots) are all movies I saw on local TV in Chicago in the 90s when Streamline pictures was distributing their movies to TV stations.

I like 80s anime aesthetically more than any other decade as you have basic mastery of what can be done with traditional paint and cel's without digital editing and cleanup that removes a lot of the fine lines, details and imperfections from the look of the animation.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on August 19, 2015, 06:03:58 PM
f*ck yes, you two are saying what I'm thinking of and feeling for the animation of that old days. It's the aesthetics, it's the storytelling, it's the music.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: RyuHayabusa on August 21, 2015, 12:32:25 PM
f*ck yes, you two are saying what I'm thinking of and feeling for the animation of that old days. It's the aesthetics, it's the storytelling, it's the music.

Definitely. I much prefer the art and music of the old stuff. Anyone else a Bubblegum Crisis fan? I absolutely love the music to that series. I happened to find an old Bubblegum Crisis laserdisc for $1 at a local bookstore years ago. I'd heard about the series before but once I popped it into the old Laseractive, I was hooked. Bubblegum Crash is ok but not as good as the original. Probably my favorite somewhat recent anime is Berserk. The artwork, music, and story is top notch. The new Blu-Ray series, Egg of the King, is pretty good too, though I like that the original DVD series omits some of the weird stuff from the manga.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 21, 2015, 12:48:15 PM
One really nice thing about 80s anime is that there is a ton of it. I got hooked on anime with Battle of the Planets but didn't really get "into" the fan scene until the late 80s/early 90s. But even now, even with a U.S. domestic scene and fan subbers and Bit Torrent and all that jazz I'm *still* finding cool new shows.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: RyuHayabusa on August 21, 2015, 12:59:35 PM
One really nice thing about 80s anime is that there is a ton of it. I got hooked on anime with Battle of the Planets but didn't really get "into" the fan scene until the late 80s/early 90s. But even now, even with a U.S. domestic scene and fan subbers and Bit Torrent and all that jazz I'm *still* finding cool new shows.

There are a lot of good ones I haven't gotten to watch yet. I hear Record of the Lodoss War is good. I'm kinda interested in checking out Saint Seiya. Any opinions on SS here?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on August 21, 2015, 09:55:37 PM
BGCrisis was the first "mature" anime I got in contact with, when a friend of mine brought over his VHS tapes back in the 90s. Then he introduced me to Lodoss War. I was hooked from that moment.

Lodoss War is pretty much Lord of the rings in Japanimated form.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on August 22, 2015, 11:32:29 AM
Question for those who can offer an honest opinion.


A few days ago Funimation had a sale on all of their Dragon Ball box sets


I jumped at sessions 1-9 for the blu Ray release of the DBZ (not Kia)

But it is on back order as they sold out.

But as I did some research I learned that Funimation went cheap and cropped the heck out of it.

For those who have it is it worth owning?

I am tempted to cancel the order even though it was at 60% off.

Anyone who owns this version of the Blu Ray set of DBZ WOULD YOU SAY KEEP IT OR WAIT FOR A BETTER QUALITY RELEASE?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 22, 2015, 01:27:09 PM
I can't even imagine *why* you'd need a BR of Dragon Ball Z. The animation is so cheap in that show I can't see it being any more enjoyable than a VHS fansub.

Just so that nobody flies off the handle at me, this is not a criticism of DBZ. It's a terrific show, one of the greats, I just don't see there being anything to work with here, picture quality-wise.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on August 22, 2015, 01:57:46 PM
I can't even imagine *why* you'd need a BR of Dragon Ball Z. The animation is so cheap in that show I can't see it being any more enjoyable than a VHS fansub.

Just so that nobody flies off the handle at me, this is not a criticism of DBZ. It's a terrific show, one of the greats, I just don't see there being anything to work with here, picture quality-wise.

From what have seen or read up on they did a lot of work (Japan) to clean it up and do color correction much like Akirs.


Then when Funimation started their import and blu Ray release they started with the high end work that Japan was doing.

But after the first two parts of season one DBZ. The cost to do it and keep the aspect ratio Funimation said. f*ck it. And revisit zoomed in and no color correction graininess removed.

Which pissed off fans. That was around 2006? 

So now the fans say the completed blu ray release (not Kia) is piss poor when compared to what they where originally where doing.


But u didn't know any of that. So I am asking for those who may have this version is it worth having?  Paid $154 for the 9 seasons at 60% Off.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 22, 2015, 04:56:34 PM
It sounds like if you want to avoid those issues you should just stick with the DVD. DBZ was a very cheap TV anime from 25 years ago. There isn't anything...there, that you can extract by bringing it into HD except for the flaws that they apparently suck at scrubbing out. It's not like it's Nightmare Before Christmas or Do You Remember Love or Tokyo Olympiad where there is an almost infinite complexity in every frame, It's like notebook doodles.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ParanoiaDragon on August 22, 2015, 06:16:53 PM
I have the orange boxset seasons on DVD.  I wouldn't mind the BR's if only to save a lot of space in my limited DVD racks.  But yeah, I've heard they're all cropped & zoom, etc.  So I haven't bothered with them.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on August 23, 2015, 03:04:36 AM
I guess the real question is if I don't mind owning a inferior copy of the DBZ show for $154 and if I am willing or rebut if a more "fistful" bluray port comes out.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: wildfruit on August 23, 2015, 06:22:17 AM
Late interjection;
In general I have no emotions, about anything. My wife says I am dead inside and that I can't relate to people. She is probably right.
Gotf bent me over and did me good. O man it's powerful.
That is all.
Each and everyone of you god speed.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 23, 2015, 02:23:26 PM
Late interjection;
In general I have no emotions, about anything. My wife says I am dead inside and that I can't relate to people. She is probably right.
Gotf bent me over and did me good. O man it's powerful.
That is all.
Each and everyone of you god speed.


Just for some context, I'm assuming you watched it subbed rather than dubbed?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: NightWolve on August 23, 2015, 02:52:57 PM
I would've preferred to have watched that dubbed, and preferably by Disney. Reading text for 1:30 to 2 hours while listening to gibberish (as whatever foreign language you're listening to, you don't understand a word of it) makes it harder to connect with characters and hence care for them.

Like, I enjoyed "Porco Rosso" where the main character, the fighter ace, was voiced by Michael "I'm Batman!" Keaton; he brought an old skool cool to it. In "My Neighbor Totoro" the girls were voiced by the Dakota sisters (Fanning & Elle Dakota) and I think they did a great job as well. Christian Bale voiced the lead in "Howl's Moving Castle" and I could tell it was him - I was at first very surprised that they got someone as high profile as him to do an anime as that was one of the first Studio Ghibli animes I watched localized by Disney. It's a weird one, but I liked it too and thought his voice fit.

Anyway, with GotF, that was the only one I watched subbed while listening to Japanese. The difference in that is you don't connect to any characters by their voice obviously, there is far less memory of it when it's over too, and it might as well be or could have all been voiced by one person in whatever foreign language it's in, you just sat there and read text through the whole thing, like a book or an article... That's just a different experience and it's not gonna be as enjoyable, moving or interesting, etc.

I agree with somebody earlier who found parts of it boring, I did as well. Maybe dubbing would've helped, but my first experience was without it and that's how I came to feel what I do about this one. It's understandable that it's not as good as their later work, it's one of the first ones they made. But yeah, I just didn't think it was all that great and I'm kinda surprised a movie critic like Roger Ebert considers it to be one of the best and most powerful war films and had added it to his "greatest movies" list... It just wasn't THAT good in my view, but yeah, I get that some came away with a far more intense reaction to it...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on August 23, 2015, 03:47:31 PM
I guess the real question is if I don't mind owning a inferior copy of the DBZ show for $154 and if I am willing or rebut if a more "fistful" bluray port comes out.

Return DBZ.  Buy Dragon Ball and watch it instead as it is much better IMHO.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on August 23, 2015, 05:51:37 PM
I got in contact with the Dragon Ball manga at first, read through all 42 volumes, when the TV series was released a few years later in my country. I enjoyed the books, and the TV series is fine too. But since I already knew the story, I didn't put too much interest in watching every episode. The TV series moved on in a rather slow pace, which put me off a bit, while I could determine the pace by myself when reading the books.


Long story short: Today I wouldn't start watching such a near-endless TV series or even collecting its numerous books. I lack time and shelf space.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ParanoiaDragon on August 23, 2015, 07:50:53 PM
I guess the real question is if I don't mind owning a inferior copy of the DBZ show for $154 and if I am willing or rebut if a more "fistful" bluray port comes out.

Return DBZ.  Buy Dragon Ball and watch it instead as it is much better IMHO.

Correction, return DB & DBZ & trade em' in for DBGT!  BEST. SERIES. EVER!  Kidding, actually, I thought it was "ok" but it didn't excite me.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on August 24, 2015, 04:02:47 AM
I guess the real question is if I don't mind owning a inferior copy of the DBZ show for $154 and if I am willing or rebut if a more "fistful" bluray port comes out.

Return DBZ.  Buy Dragon Ball and watch it instead as it is much better IMHO.

Correction, return DB & DBZ & trade em' in for DBGT!  BEST. SERIES. EVER!  Kidding, actually, I thought it was "ok" but it didn't excite me.

The original Dragon Ball is so much more fun to watch to me.  Lots of goofiness and entertaining side stories going on, plus plenty of kids humor that's still funny to watch.  Just my 2c though. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 24, 2015, 04:09:41 AM
Just my 2c though. 

Wasn't that also the animation budget on those episodes?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: GreatBlueSwirlof99 on August 24, 2015, 06:04:48 AM
Pokemon advanced series so great!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: BigusSchmuck on August 24, 2015, 07:25:20 AM
I finished Death Note this weekend, that's one screwed up anime. Now my wife is watching the live action drama series, it's ok..
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on August 24, 2015, 05:57:37 PM
I finished watching Yamada's First Time on Blu-Ray. Usually, I don't like today's animation, but this one grew on me pretty well. It's about a virgin schoolgirl on her mission to lay 100 boys or so, but very soon it becomes apparent that she's got to change her insane plans when she faces reality. Funny, charming and entertaining.

At the moment, I'm watching the 3rd season of the Wooser's hand to mouth life via Crunchyroll app on Xbox 360. Man, Wooser is some messed up mascot. I'm also watching Miss Monochrome, which looks like a sister series to Wooser with a cameo. Both series are wacky and have episodes that last around 5 minutes.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on August 25, 2015, 04:57:36 AM
I finished watching Yamada's First Time on Blu-Ray. Usually, I don't like today's animation, but this one grew on me pretty well. It's about a virgin schoolgirl on her mission to lay 100 boys or so, but very soon it becomes apparent that she's got to change her insane plans when she faces reality. Funny, charming and entertaining.

At the moment, I'm watching the 3rd season of the Wooser's hand to mouth life via Crunchyroll app on Xbox 360. Man, Wooser is some messed up mascot. I'm also watching Miss Monochrome, which looks like a sister series to Wooser with a cameo. Both series are wacky and have episodes that last around 5 minutes.

Haha, Yamada's First Time was one of those animes I thought was going to be all fanservice with no plot but it was surprisingly good and endearing in parts. Glad to see other people are enjoying it too, there can be a lot of modern anime hate on these boards sometimes when there is still really good stuff being put out :P
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 25, 2015, 10:26:34 AM
This arrived today.
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/DragonmasterDan/2015-08-25 16.22.35_zpsrbtmfpn3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: RyuHayabusa on August 25, 2015, 01:11:48 PM
This arrived today.
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/DragonmasterDan/2015-08-25 16.22.35_zpsrbtmfpn3.jpg)


Wow, that's the first time I've seen the Vampire Hunter D Blu-ray. Cool Amano artwork on that cover. Is that a US region BR? Gotta pick that up. Let me know how the picture and sound quality is. I've watched the VHS and DVD versions and there's a lot of dark, sometimes hard to see parts but that's probably just the way the movie was made. Thanks for posting this. I had no idea it was available on BR. Hopefully all those old Streamline Pictures anime will be coming to BR.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 25, 2015, 01:16:26 PM


Wow, that's the first time I've seen the Vampire Hunter D Blu-ray. Cool Amano artwork on that cover. Is that a US region BR? Gotta pick that up. Let me know how the picture and sound quality is. I've watched the VHS and DVD versions and there's a lot of dark, sometimes hard to see parts but that's probably just the way the movie was made. Thanks for posting this. I had no idea it was available on BR. Hopefully all those old Streamline Pictures anime will be coming to BR.

Yes, it's a US region Blu Ray.

Picture quality is excellent. The Urban Vision DVD was very dark but the Streamline VHS and LD releases were brighter. This is a much cleaner brighter transfer.

 I heard bits and pieces of the redone dub (the Streamline dub is not included) and I'm not that impressed. The big reveal at the end is kind of limited in its effect by the rewritten dialogue. Audio quality is overall pretty good, those complaints aside.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: RyuHayabusa on August 25, 2015, 01:27:53 PM


Wow, that's the first time I've seen the Vampire Hunter D Blu-ray. Cool Amano artwork on that cover. Is that a US region BR? Gotta pick that up. Let me know how the picture and sound quality is. I've watched the VHS and DVD versions and there's a lot of dark, sometimes hard to see parts but that's probably just the way the movie was made. Thanks for posting this. I had no idea it was available on BR. Hopefully all those old Streamline Pictures anime will be coming to BR.

Yes, it's a US region Blu Ray.

Picture quality is excellent. The Urban Vision DVD was very dark but the Streamline VHS and LD releases were brighter. This is a much cleaner brighter transfer.

 I heard bits and pieces of the redone dub (the Streamline dub is not included) and I'm not that impressed. The big reveal at the end is kind of limited in its effect by the rewritten dialogue. Audio quality is overall pretty good, those complaints aside.

Yeah, just read a review for the BR and was disappointed that they've omitted the Streamline dub. After watching the movie for 20 years it will be jarring to hear different voice actors. Wish they would've added more extras. I'm still going to get it just to check out the improved picture quality.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: KnightWarrior on August 26, 2015, 11:39:16 AM
Anyone watch Strawberry Panic?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on August 26, 2015, 06:00:35 PM
Never heard of it. Please tell me more.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 27, 2015, 09:00:55 PM
On a semi-PCE related anime note. Discotek announced a Space Adventure Cobra the movie Blu-Ray release scheduled for December.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on August 28, 2015, 12:52:36 AM

On a semi-PCE related anime note. Discotek announced a Space Adventure Cobra the movie Blu-Ray release scheduled for December.

If it features female buttocks on motorcycles, I'm in.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 28, 2015, 01:03:11 AM
If it features female buttocks on motorcycles, I'm in.

And in high definition!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on August 28, 2015, 01:12:34 AM

If it features female buttocks on motorcycles, I'm in.

And in high definition!

What's funny is I only recently bought a BR drive for my computer. So, suddenly, I Am interested in BR.

A few months ago, I would have skimmed past any reference to BR.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 28, 2015, 01:20:30 AM
What's funny is I only recently bought a BR drive for my computer. So, suddenly, I Am interested in BR.

A few months ago, I would have skimmed past any reference to BR.

It's probably the last "standard" physical consumer format we're going to have for movies/home media. So I've been buying quite a lot of old favorites on blu-ray lately.

The other thing is that with animation, watching it on Blu-Ray lets you see a lot of cel detail and things you won't notice as much on lower resolution transfers. Watching Vampire Hunter D in HD for example, I saw a lot of fine detail that on DVD or Laserdisc would have been too low res to make out. It also shows you more imperfections, grain, and dirt. But I think that's part of the fun of it.

Now when movies are mastered like garbage, that's another issue entirely.
Title: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on August 28, 2015, 01:49:49 AM
What's funny is I only recently bought a BR drive for my computer. So, suddenly, I Am interested in BR.

A few months ago, I would have skimmed past any reference to BR.

It's probably the last "standard" physical consumer format we're going to have for movies/home media. So I've been buying quite a lot of old favorites on blu-ray lately.

The other thing is that with animation, watching it on Blu-Ray lets you see a lot of cel detail and things you won't notice as much on lower resolution transfers. Watching Vampire Hunter D in HD for example, I saw a lot of fine detail that on DVD or Laserdisc would have been too low res to make out. It also shows you more imperfections, grain, and dirt. But I think that's part of the fun of it.

Now when movies are mastered like garbage, that's another issue entirely.

Yeah, I don't mind seeing the imperfections (it's akin to playing a record). The imperfections are *part* of the experience.

ASIDE: But seeing them as "imperfections" is just one way to look at itóit is also touches on our quest for "purity" (see below).

However, poor mastering is unacceptable. Or lazy transfers.

I have a bunch of movies (Dvd) where the subtitles are permanently on the film itself (instead of data track allowing you to turn captions on/off). The transfer looks like they pulled it from the damn SVHS version (which I already had)...

...anyway, this was from the dawn of DVD and I think a lot of early DVDs cheaply done (especially foreign films).

Why do I bring this up?

I'm OK with pops and scratches on a BR...

...but it does take away some of the magic of the film. :(

*ASIDE: I made a similar argument with RGB vs composite: some games just look aesthetically "better" when color/graphics morph into something unique (less perfect) on a standard CRT. I argued that the intended destination was the canvas artists were painting foróregular consumers with standard television/inputs...when you compare the same game on RGB + monitor, the sharp (often harsher) pixels provide a distinctly different aesthetic, one that often "takes away the magic" (more sterile) because pixel artists used tricks to make a sterile, unrecognizable block of four pixels transform into a  recognizable character's face on a standard television.

Ok, I'll stop.

The point is: restoration projects that clean up source material without corrupting/altering the original content are good. But, if that is not going to happen, I am willing to put up with the sterile, harsh imperfections of the original.

However, I do wonder how much "magic" is lost in our quest for "purity"óbe it purity of RGB signal, or the purity of literally capturing all the specks of dirt and film grain in a film.

Am I silly for suggesting that consumes should have the option to use filters (beyond the standard settings in TV) to intentionally *downgrade* an image...say by offering a "smart blur" (PhotoShop filter) that would hide the dirt and grain?

I know emulators have various filters, but I am talking about a different set of filters specific to viewing TV vs film content.

Consumer would always buy the purest source...but then have ability to modify it. Seems like the best of both worlds (content providers could even have their "suggested filters" activated by default, so only the video enthusiast would have to tinker around, if he/she was so inclined).

Ok, I'll stop.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 28, 2015, 02:01:17 AM
Yeah, I don't mind seeing the imperfections (it's akin to playing a record). The imperfections are *part* of the experience.

However, poor mastering is unacceptable. Or lazy transfers.

Without getting into a long rant. This is still a problem even with major studio movies on Blu-Ray. Being a big general fan of animation I picked up a favorite from my childhood "An American Tail". A movie not even 30 years old. it looks f*cking terrible. Absolutely terrible lazy mastering jobs. It's like they ran the 35MM negative through some kool aid, let it dry in a dusty vacuum bag and then ran it through the digital scanner to capture each frame in HD for the Blu-Ray. Just atrocious.

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I have a bunch of movies (Dvd) where the subtitles are permanently on the film itself (instead of data track allowing you to turn captions on/off). The transfer looks like they pulled it from the damn SVHS version (which I already had)...

...anyway, this was from the dawn of DVD and I think a lot of early DVDs cheaply done (especially foreign films).

I have some LDs like this too.

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Why do I bring this up?

I'm OK with pops and warbles on a BR...

...but it does take away some of the magic. :(

I made a similar argument with RGB vs composite: some games just look aesthetically "better" when color/graphics morph into something unique on a standard CRT (I argued that the intended destination was the canvas they were painting foróregular consumers with standard television/inputs)...when you compare the same game on RGB + monitor, the sharp (often harsher) pixels provide a distinctly different aesthetic, one that often "takes away the magic" (more sterile) because pixel artists used tricks to make a sterile, unrecognizable block of four pixels transform into a  recognizable character's face on a standard television.

I think it depends on the game and the situation. Some things like the famous Sonic water effect on Genesis don't look right in RGB on a good monitor because the developers did expect people would be using inferior inputs and used that to their advantage to create a "special effect". In general, you see more detail, color seperation and overall sharpness using RGB on old game consoles. But as a good example I had a young lady visit me who felt some of these games looked too "blocky" in RGB and preffered the smoothness of using Svideo or composite on the same display.

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The point is: restoration projects that clean up source material without corrupting/altering the original content are good. But, if that is not going to happen, I am willing to put up with the sterile, harsh imperfections of the original.

However, I do wonder how much "magic" is lost in our quest for "purity"óbe it purity of RGB signal, or literally capturing all the specks of dirt and film grain in a film.

I have no problem with minor smoothing out of dirt or grain from a film to improve the transfer.

However, when this is done through some sort of batch process program to save time and energy this removes detail. Look up some of the reviews of the Disney movie the Sword and the Stone on Blu-Ray. It's an abomination for the reverse reason of the aforementioned An American Tail release.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: RyuHayabusa on August 28, 2015, 02:23:08 AM
I watched part of An American Tail in HD a few weeks back and it did look absolutely horrible. I was a somewhat early adopter of BR and one of the first movies I bought was Terminator. Damn was I disappointed with that one. Picture quality was terrible. After watching Blade Runner HD I was hoping for similar results but it wasn't even close. I've since bought the Terminator Collection but I can't remember if it had the original or remastered BR in it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 28, 2015, 02:32:33 AM
I watched part of An American Tail in HD a few weeks back and it did look absolutely horrible. I was a somewhat early adopter of BR and one of the first movies I bought was Terminator. Damn was I disappointed with that one. Picture quality was terrible. After watching Blade Runner HD I was hoping for similar results but it wasn't even close. I've since bought the Terminator Collection but I can't remember if it had the original or remastered BR in it.

Heh, I remember getting a very early DVD version of Terminator with a really faded picture. That movie is just cursed with bad transfers. I think a special edition came later that looked better.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: KnightWarrior on September 03, 2015, 04:01:04 PM
It's this

http://www.animeseason.com/strawberry-panic/
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on September 09, 2015, 06:39:52 AM
Woot, I went to my local anime con over Labor Day weekend (NanDesuKan) and it was a fun time.  I've got a big old list of new stuff to dig through, plus I got a chance to take lots of pictures.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: wildfruit on September 09, 2015, 06:00:15 PM
Late interjection;
In general I have no emotions, about anything. My wife says I am dead inside and that I can't relate to people. She is probably right.
Gotf bent me over and did me good. O man it's powerful.
That is all.
Each and everyone of you god speed.


Just for some context, I'm assuming you watched it subbed rather than dubbed?

Absolutely. I will always take subbed over dubbed.
Except maybe kikis delivery service. Kirsten dunst has such a cute voice
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on September 09, 2015, 06:04:19 PM
, plus I got a chance to take lots of pictures.
Pics or it didn't happen. :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Punch on September 14, 2015, 02:45:01 PM
Never was much into anime, but I still love Fist of the North Star. Watched the movie and the first part of the Fuji TV cartoon (literally the first part, the episode where Kenshiro kills Shin). Might watch the rest of the episodes.

The Raoh vs Rei fight from the movie is probably the most badass scene ever.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: RyuHayabusa on September 16, 2015, 08:49:45 AM
Never was much into anime, but I still love Fist of the North Star. Watched the movie and the first part of the Fuji TV cartoon (literally the first part, the episode where Kenshiro kills Shin). Might watch the rest of the episodes.

The Raoh vs Rei fight from the movie is probably the most badass scene ever.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mZQr-SBMxA#)


Still my favorite anime series of all time. The movie was one of the first anime I watched and I was hooked after that. You might want to watch further into the TV series. I actually think it doesn't get that good until after the Shin series and Raoh is introduced.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on September 17, 2015, 06:39:15 AM
, plus I got a chance to take lots of pictures.
Pics or it didn't happen. :)

Here you go :)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/93679370@N00/albums/72157658411200366
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: geise on September 18, 2015, 07:38:57 AM
I loved the Streamline release of FotNS.  Rei: "Looking for these?" The translation was great! lol.  Not really, but added enjoyment for me to the movie.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: RyuHayabusa on September 18, 2015, 01:24:06 PM
I loved the Streamline release of FotNS.  Rei: "Looking for these?" The translation was great! lol.  Not really, but added enjoyment for me to the movie.

Lol, I showed that scene to my wife a while back and, let's just say she's not a fan.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Punch on September 18, 2015, 05:33:32 PM
I watched the streamline translation too. It makes a lot of changes to the story but it's for the best, considering it's a standalone movie in the US (ie no anime or manga already on the market), the movie is very vague for someone who doesn't know Fist, especially the ending, where... well you know if you watched, no spoilers here. In the US dub they magnified the importance of the flower and the bag of seeds, to "restore earth" so to say, which wasn't really the original idea of the movie.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on September 20, 2015, 11:42:34 PM
Here you go :)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/93679370@N00/albums/72157658411200366


Thank you so much!


(http://abload.de/img/waahrgtpk2z.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: deadly_duck on September 21, 2015, 03:58:55 AM
I don't think Baccano! has been mentioned.

Gantz is also interesting; not great, but interesting.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on September 21, 2015, 04:12:37 PM
Found vol 3, 5, 6 of R.O.D. TV

Or

Read or die as it is also known at a local CD Exchange complete for $5 each.

Sweet!

Now to find 1, 2, 4, & 7.

Sadly this is a very hard DV series to fin. Loved the OVA as well. Which I still have but sadly it was back when I threw out all of my DVD cases and put them all in a DVD binder. Sigh.


Anyone else watch this short lived but fantastic series?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ParanoiaDragon on September 21, 2015, 07:25:19 PM
Read or Die is great, I have the series & the prequal on one of those so called "perfect collection" dvd's sets.  I think I originally saw it on Cartoon Network back when they used to show more anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on September 22, 2015, 03:01:41 AM
Read or Die is great, I have the series & the prequal on one of those so called "perfect collection" dvd's sets.  I think I originally saw it on Cartoon Network back when they used to show more anime.

It was something that was so flashy and James Bond like that I gravitated to it. I know I bought the OVA or Movie as I think they called it originally when it first came out. I remember buying it new at a music DVD store at the local mall based on the back cover art and that it looked like it might be fun.

The movie or OVA for the first time in a long long time felt like I really got my money's worth.

Mind you this was when they would give you maybe two episodes off a anime show per DVD and each DVD cost $35 retail.

When the TV show came out I believe it was on Toonamie where I ended up DVRing it and still have the whole series in my binder full of DVRs.


This along with Planets I doubt will ever get re-released on bluray as the companies who originally brought them to the US are now non existent.

Which sucks because I usually only see complete listings for head two shines on eBay if at all and those go for between $140-220.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on September 22, 2015, 03:48:13 AM
The ROD OVA is lots of fun, the soundtrack alone is phenomenal and from what I remember the animation quality was great.  ROD the TV is pretty good, I watched it a long time a go though.  The OST on it is solid too though, I think it was brought out by Pioneer/Geneon or the another of those IP holders which has disappeared. 

Gotta love that Nancy ;)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: RyuHayabusa on September 23, 2015, 01:24:35 PM
Just finished watching Vampire Hunter D on Blu-ray. The colors and clarity are pretty damn good. However, there is a good amount of visible grain in some parts and the new dub isn't as good as the original in my opinion. Hoping that more classic 80s anime gets the Blu-ray treatment soon.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on September 23, 2015, 01:32:24 PM
Just finished watching Vampire Hunter D on Blu-ray. The colors and clarity are pretty damn good. However, there is a good amount of visible grain in some parts and the new dub isn't as good as the original in my opinion. Hoping that more classic 80s anime gets the Blu-ray treatment soon.

HUGE video upgrade.

But yeah, I like the old dub more, the writing in the old dub even more so than the voice acting.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on September 23, 2015, 03:45:42 PM
Today I watched a little short called Pale Cocoon.  It's about 23 minutes long and was a neat little story, takes place in a world where one man's job basically is decryption data from the past to learn about what Earth was like and then stumbling upon a piece of data that leads to more questions. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on September 28, 2015, 01:46:02 PM
As many people here know I love old hand drawn anime from the 60s-90s.

Discotek's release of the 1970s Toei Douga version of The Little Mermaid arrived today. I watched and was quite entertained.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on September 28, 2015, 02:10:28 PM
I used to watch that one on 16mm in Elementary school. It has that cool haunting despondency that only anime from that era can achieve.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on September 28, 2015, 02:17:18 PM
I used to watch that one on 16mm in Elementary school. It has that cool haunting despondency that only anime from that era can achieve.

I think there's a dollar store version of it produced years ago that just includes the edited and dubbed version. (I have the Wonderful World of Hans Christian Andersen that Toei Douga made in the late 60s in a similar dollar store terrible looking format). But this is a nicely transferred, properly colored, subtitled with Japanese audio (and if you want to hear it dubbed it's there too) release.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on October 06, 2015, 06:54:48 AM
I just placed my order for the Robot Carnival and Orguss DVDs at Rightstuf. Thank god they're finally accepting Paypal payments. Discotek Media themselves don't accept international orders - bummer! But I think that's not too bad, since Robot Carnival was on discount ($10 off) on Rightstuf. They also claimed that Orguss would be on discount, but I see the same price of $49 shown on Discotek's shop.

I'm so excited!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on October 06, 2015, 08:23:03 AM
I actually finally watched Robot Carnival this weekend and was pretty delighted by it, it was worth the time in almost every sense, and the animation looked very very good. 

In the complete opposite side of the spectrum I'm watching a kind of slice of life/coming of age show called Golden Time.  It's fun enough and I just watch it while at the gym still.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: johnnykonami on October 06, 2015, 08:29:45 AM
I have loved Robot Carnival ever since the Sci-Fi channel was showing anime back in the 90's and have wanted an official DVD of it ever since.  I was thrilled to find out Discotek was doing just that and asked for it for my birthday, here's hoping someone picked it up for me!  Discotek has some pretty great releases.  Maybe one day they'll do Lensman, also.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on October 06, 2015, 08:50:45 AM
I have RC and Lensman on LD, US versions, surpringly good LDs considering so many US LDs kinda suck.

I'll be sure to get the BR too. While Lensman isn't half the movie Robot Carnival is, they are both a good example of what anime used to be like. Even the seriously disappointing stuff like Lensman still kinda kicks ass, it certainly has things modern shows don't.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: johnnykonami on October 06, 2015, 09:15:30 AM
I agree that Lensman isn't the best thing I've ever seen, but I do have a degree of Sci-fi channel nostalgia for it.  That channel also made me a fan of The New Adventures of Gigantor (and I was already a fan of Tokyo Movie Shinsha (TMS) cartoons like Bionic 6, Galaxy High School, Mighty Orbots, and really almost all of the stuff they ever made during the 80's), The Prisoner, and probably some others that slipped my mind at the moment.  Which BR are you talking about, BTW?  I thought that Robot Carnival's discotek release was DVD only, unless you are talking about a Japanese BR.

I agree that Anime had a totally different feel back then.  We had a little club and got new freshly taped shows as they aired for a while, and even though there's been a handful (pretty rare actually) of new shows that have come out in recent years, all of my favorites (including themes) are from yesteryear.  Cyberpunk, horror, giant robots, demons, etc. etc. etc. vs. now the cute and bubbly Chris Hansen from Dateline NBC summoning fare of late.  I admit my favorite of all time is Urusei Yatsura though, which is pretty cute and bubbly.  But great!

I never got into the LD scene.  I remember when DVDs were first getting kinda big, and my buddy and I still went to conventions.  He bought a ton of LDs on the cheap then, and I think a couple of players.  I don't think we've ever really watched any of them, they were always such a hassle compared to DVDs.  I'm sure if he had the space at the time and one of the players setup, and it was something we couldn't get otherwise, we might have checked it out.  Still, LDs are a neat piece of history.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on October 06, 2015, 10:25:13 AM
How are LDs "a bother"? You plug it in, you turn it on, you put the movie in. Are you so physically weak that a DVD can be lifted but you need special equipment to lift an LD? I ask because I generally consider them far more convenient than other formats. They don't break or need rewinding like VHS. They don't have stupid menues and unskipable copyright warnings like DVDs. Anything related to random access, freeze frame, or slow motion is still vasty better on LD than any other format. They are also devoid of region locking or copyright protection.

As for BR, I guess I just meant any eventual BR that comes out. I don't do a very good job keeping up with releases these days, but I do buy Discotek stuff from time to time. They are great. I'll rarely go for a DVD if I already have the LD, but the upgrade to BR is essentially for my favorite movies. Nasuciaa, Macross: DYRL, Whisper of the Heart, Unico...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: johnnykonami on October 06, 2015, 10:32:29 AM
I don't personally own any LDs, but my friend who did had limited space and didn't have any of the stuff hooked up, and all of his discs were in giant vertical stacks so getting the ones out at the bottom of the pile was all the hassle I meant.  Not that they are intrinsically troublesome, sorry about the misunderstanding.  If he had been organized enough to put them into some kind of crate or whatever to thumb through, maybe we coulda enjoyed a couple of them.  God knows if his laserdisc player even works anymore.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on October 06, 2015, 10:40:46 AM
How are LDs "a bother"? You plug it in, you turn it on, you put the movie in. Are you so physically weak that a DVD can be lifted but you need special equipment to lift an LD? I ask because I generally consider them far more convenient that other formats. They don't break or need rewinding like VHS. They don't have stupid menues and unskipable copyright warnings like DVDs. Anything related to random access, freeze frame, or slow motion is still vasty better on LD than any other format. They are also devoid of region locking or copyright protection.

As for BR, I guess I just meant any eventual BR that comes out. I don't do a very good job keeping up with releases these days, but I do buy Discotek stuff from time to time. They are great. I'll rarely go for a DVD if I already have the LD, but the upgrade to BR is essentially for my favorite movies. Nasuciaa, Macross: DYRL, Whisper of the Heart, Unico...

A properly upscaled bluray can look very very good if it was originally animated with traditional cel animation. A lot of early computer assisted stuff from the 90's looks pretty meh though.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on October 06, 2015, 10:43:36 AM
I'm not interested in any up scaled BRs. New transfers only, please.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on October 06, 2015, 10:44:26 AM
I don't personally own any LDs, but my friend who did had limited space and didn't have any of the stuff hooked up, and all of his discs were in giant vertical stacks so getting the ones out at the bottom of the pile was all the hassle I meant.  Not that they are intrinsically troublesome, sorry about the misunderstanding.  If he had been organized enough to put them into some kind of crate or whatever to thumb through, maybe we coulda enjoyed a couple of them.  God knows if his laserdisc player even works anymore.

In addition to being a pain to sift through, stacking LDs (or LPs) in like that warps them.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: johnnykonami on October 06, 2015, 10:54:09 AM
I don't personally own any LDs, but my friend who did had limited space and didn't have any of the stuff hooked up, and all of his discs were in giant vertical stacks so getting the ones out at the bottom of the pile was all the hassle I meant.  Not that they are intrinsically troublesome, sorry about the misunderstanding.  If he had been organized enough to put them into some kind of crate or whatever to thumb through, maybe we coulda enjoyed a couple of them.  God knows if his laserdisc player even works anymore.

In addition to being a pain to sift through, stacking LDs (or LPs) in like that warps them.

Yep, I bet they aren't in good shape either.  He's hardly worthy of being a museum curator.  I gave him some books once and noticed months later they were in the same bag I gave them to him in weighing down on and warping some of the books.  Damn shame.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on October 06, 2015, 09:16:57 PM
I watched what may be the final Studio Ghibli feature film. When Marnie was there.

I recommend it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on October 07, 2015, 03:24:49 PM
It's nice to see a hugely profitable studio deciding to take some time off instead of just making...you know, Cars 2 or whatever.

But there is no way this is the final Ghibi movie, as cool as that would be.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on October 08, 2015, 04:43:08 AM
It's nice to see a hugely profitable studio deciding to take some time off instead of just making...you know, Cars 2 or whatever.

But there is no way this is the final Ghibi movie, as cool as that would be.

Deep down I hope this is just a momentary hiatus and they will come back strong in 2-3 years.


For them to move away from feature films is like Disney saying "you know what people really want today?"

ALIENS. I mean Commercials.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on October 08, 2015, 05:00:00 AM

For them to move away from feature films is like Disney saying "you know what people really want today?"

Disney has answered that with "Live action remake's of our traditional hand drawn classics and CG movies where celebrity voice actors have punchy dialogue" and has basically ended their tradition of doing traditional 2D animated films.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on October 08, 2015, 08:13:26 AM
Yeah, I don't know WTF is up with Disney. Such disposable crass garbage. They really need to stop designing movies around Metacritic sores. Even stuff like Treasure Planet and Atlantis, themselves hugely dirivitive and kneecapped by cliche and audience pandering, seem impossibly innovative and original compared to a live action Cinderella reboot with %99 CG backgrounds.

There is a rumor, possibly true, I don't know, that Bandai has a 100 year business plan for Gundam. This probably won't be needed! But hey, it's already 35 and bigger than ever before so...maybe. Anyway, I'm pretty sure Disney doesn't have such a plan, or if they do it's terrible. They probably realize by now that subsequent generations find Disney's best work (Snow White, Dumbo, Bambi, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, etc) unappealing if not completely terrifying. The "new classics", Mermaid, Beast, Lion King, despite being 1/4 as old are four times as played out since the animation is cheap, the plots largely interchangeable, and the songs...well, you can only hear that shit so many times. So obviously they need to make new high quality work, but their creativity destroying power structure makes that unlikely. I think they might actually be screwed.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on October 08, 2015, 08:21:07 AM
They probably realize by now that subsequent generations find Disney's best work (Snow White, Dumbo, Bambi, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, etc) unappealing if not completely terrifying. The "new classics", Mermaid, Beast, Lion King, despite being 1/4 as old are four times as played out since the animation is cheap, the plots largely interchangeable, and the songs...well, you can only hear that shit so many times. So obviously they need to make new high quality work, but their creativity destroying power structure makes that unlikely. I think they might actually be screwed.

I call it "The Aladdin effect".

After Aladdin, Disney and many other animation studios found the "Let's make an animated movie with celebrity voices and pop culture references" formula to be the perfect template for making animated features. None of them did this as well as Aladdin did, and very soon this became the templated design for  almost every entry in the new to the mid 90s genre of completely computer generated animated films, and as they continued to be successful, they found no reason to change this approach. Here we are twenty years later, quality Western 2D animation is dead and all that's left is a constant stream of Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks and other garbage studio crap following the same template set but not matched by Aladdin more than 20 years ago.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: turboswimbz on October 10, 2015, 12:20:33 PM
They probably realize by now that subsequent generations find Disney's best work (Snow White, Dumbo, Bambi, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, etc) unappealing if not completely terrifying. The "new classics", Mermaid, Beast, Lion King, despite being 1/4 as old are four times as played out since the animation is cheap, the plots largely interchangeable, and the songs...well, you can only hear that shit so many times. So obviously they need to make new high quality work, but their creativity destroying power structure makes that unlikely. I think they might actually be screwed.

I call it "The Aladdin effect".

After Aladdin, Disney and many other animation studios found the "Let's make an animated movie with celebrity voices and pop culture references" formula to be the perfect template for making animated features. None of them did this as well as Aladdin did, and very soon this became the templated design for  almost every entry in the new to the mid 90s genre of completely computer generated animated films, and as they continued to be successful, they found no reason to change this approach. Here we are twenty years later, quality Western 2D animation is dead and all that's left is a constant stream of Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks and other garbage studio crap following the same template set but not matched by Aladdin more than 20 years ago.

  This is a really intresting look at this.   I must say people have gotten quite upset that I hate frozen.  And it's mostly for these reasons, IMO it doesn't stand up to those older classics.   Although growing up with some of the new classics, I must say I really like Lion king and some of the older pixar stuff, but this might have a lot to do with growing up with it in the first place.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on October 10, 2015, 03:15:38 PM
I saw Frozen. It was slightly above average. I don't hate it or anything, but I do have trouble understanding its popularity. I bet the boys in Disney's top secret audience pacification institute have some good data on this, but they probably didn't expect this level of popularity either.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: wilykat on October 13, 2015, 09:32:36 AM
How are LDs "a bother"? You plug it in, you turn it on, you put the movie in. Are you so physically weak that a DVD can be lifted but you need special equipment to lift an LD? I ask because I generally consider them far more convenient than other formats. They don't break or need rewinding like VHS. They don't have stupid menues and unskipable copyright warnings like DVDs. Anything related to random access, freeze frame, or slow motion is still vasty better on LD than any other format. They are also devoid of region locking or copyright protection.

replacement DVD player: about $5 from Goodwill
replacement BD player: about $50 from Walmart
replacement working LD player: an arm and a leg just to ship it.

Since LD is heavier, the spindle has to handle the weight and I've had a few go bad (sounds like banshee) and these day, replacement spindle can cost almost as much as an used working LD player.

So unless there's new LD players or reasonable priced replacement parts, LD would be rather low on my list.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on October 13, 2015, 11:15:00 AM
The comment was aimed at someone who, probably 10-15 years ago, had a working player in the house already. Nobody is arguing that obsolete technology is a pain in the ass. It usually is, but in this case it wasn't obsolete or a pain, it was just owned by a hoarder idiot who didn't appreciate what he had.

Regarding spindles and the banshee sound: most of the time, if it's really loud and happens during high torque events (i.e.: start, stop, side change) this isn't the spindle, it's just the little rubber sticker that mates with the disc. You can usually get away with just cleaning it, but the sticker is still available from Pioneer for a lot less than a spindle.

Btw: this out of time criticism of LD, that it isn't impossibly cheap like everything else nowadays, amuses me. I have LD box sets that probably cost more than what these punks have spend on home theater in their entire lives. A Bluray player for less than the price of a fancy Bluray disc is a great thing, I have many Blurays, it's completely unfair to someone use that reality against a technology from the 1970s.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on October 19, 2015, 01:35:39 PM
I recently obtained a Hulu plus subscription and with what free time I've had lately to watch TV I've been watching the TV series of Space Adventure Cobra. It's fantastic, I love the art style, Yuji Ohno's jazzy tunes and the overall pace and flow the the show.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: roflmao on October 19, 2015, 03:22:16 PM
Not long ago I dug out one of my VHS players and unpacked a box of my old VHS tapes that have been in storage for a long time:

(http://risemedia.org/risemedia/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2015-10-19-21.17.11-338x600.jpg) (http://risemedia.org/risemedia/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2015-10-19-21.17.11.jpg)
(Click for larger view.)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on October 19, 2015, 08:54:31 PM
Pretty nice.
From this point of view, Bubblegum Crash's box design looks like My Little Pony softporn.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on October 20, 2015, 12:38:26 AM
Yeah, Animeigo had a real weird idea of what graphic design was back then.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on October 20, 2015, 01:03:48 AM
Yeah, Animeigo had a real weird idea of what graphic design was back then.

I have one of the older bubblegum crisis DVD sets and it's an eyesore sticking out as being bright pink on my shelf. From a distance one might assume it's Barbie or Rainbow Bright.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on October 20, 2015, 08:18:40 AM
The original VHS was actually extremely good. The LDs aren't perfect, but still OK.

I guess...it was the 90s. US companies had some budget to deal with and instead of behaving like Criterion or whatever they all wanted to put their own mark on things. Dubs are a huge part of this, naming compilations that didn't exist in Japan with "funny" parodies of western things was another. Marketing BGC to fans of Barbie...was another, I guess.

All this is mostly over and the guys who are left over are back to doing what they should have been doing all along; taking something previously only available untranslated in the Japanese market and selling it to Americans in a way that it can be appreciated; that is, with subtitles and a much lower price, but otherwise changed as little as possible from the original.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on October 20, 2015, 01:28:58 PM
This arrived today.
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/DragonmasterDan/Mobile Uploads/IMG_20151020_185223_zpschwtq5pg.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on October 20, 2015, 02:25:41 PM
English dubbed? 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: roflmao on October 20, 2015, 02:59:29 PM
Pretty nice.
From this point of view, Bubblegum Crash's box design looks like My Little Pony softporn.

:lol:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on October 20, 2015, 08:56:48 PM
English dubbed? 

These are subtitled.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on October 21, 2015, 05:03:39 AM
I wonder if Funimation will do a dubbed version of these two movies.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on October 21, 2015, 05:13:03 AM
I wonder if Funimation will do a dubbed version of these two movies.

It's Discotek that has the rights. So it's unlikely.

And I'm not a fan of Funimation's dub cast in general.

I do like the old Pioneer/Geneon dub cast even if the localization weren't the most literal but even then I'd watch with both the original Japanese cast and the dub.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on October 21, 2015, 10:13:29 AM
I seriously doubt Discotek could be the company we know them as if they were pissing away twice as much as money on every release just to provide a dub that probably only %1 of their already really small customer base would ever watch. They include period dubs (which I enjoy for Unico) but most of the time their attitude is "dub it yourself, we aren't made of money, you illiterate otaku scum".

Ok, that last part is mostly me...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on October 21, 2015, 09:16:00 PM
I seriously doubt Discotek could be the company we know them as if they were pissing away twice as much as money on every release just to provide a dub that probably only %1 of their already really small customer base would ever watch. They include period dubs (which I enjoy for Unico) but most of the time their attitude is "dub it yourself, we aren't made of money, you illiterate otaku scum".

Ok, that last part is mostly me...

If the dub already exists they'll try to get the rights for it.

But yeah, they're not going out of their way to finance new dubs.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ShadowKitty777 on October 23, 2015, 10:43:01 PM
I would recommend checking out One Punch Man if you haven't already.

I saw Frozen. It was slightly above average. I don't hate it or anything, but I do have trouble understanding its popularity. I bet the boys in Disney's top secret audience pacification institute have some good data on this, but they probably didn't expect this level of popularity either.
Yeah I agree that Disney def had some analysts in on this one. I think most of the popularity/hype comes from the fact that it had a lot of "progressive" themes that has become really popular in social media right now. I'm not saying it's bad for it, but it is just why I think everyone is making it seem like it's a special snowflake.
I enjoyed the movie though.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on October 24, 2015, 12:36:35 AM
I just placed my order for the Robot Carnival and Orguss DVDs at Rightstuf. Thank god they're finally accepting Paypal payments. Discotek Media themselves don't accept international orders - bummer! But I think that's not too bad, since Robot Carnival was on discount ($10 off) on Rightstuf. They also claimed that Orguss would be on discount, but I see the same price of $49 shown on Discotek's shop.

I'm so excited!
Yes! They finally arrived!
Now it's time to dig out that old region modded DVD player. The last time I used it was before the move, since then the PS3 has become my working horse for Blu-ray movies.

I still remember how I performed the mod on that Toshiba SD-220E. Not the usual way by using secret IR remote codes, no this one needed a CD-R burned with some firmware update that somehow removed the region check. Thank god it also has no trouble playing both NTSC and PAL.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: elmer on October 24, 2015, 09:54:13 AM
Just finished the 1st season of Aldnoah.Zero on Netflix.

Definitely not going to recommend it.

It was entertaining enough to actually watch the whole season, but the story didn't really work, and the ending was a bit naff. Don't know if was just a poor translation job.

They really had to do some major "you-didn't-see-what-you-thought-you-saw" to get the 2nd season made.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on October 31, 2015, 07:22:35 AM
Started picking up some anime again from used movie stores and what not. Here's what I have found so far.

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/63254524-0D4A-43E5-8924-E95287DC5173_zpstibw6oto.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/63254524-0D4A-43E5-8924-E95287DC5173_zpstibw6oto.jpg.html)

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/7924C97B-93B4-4D42-8374-86C5FD47C803_zpsd4f6ktpg.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/7924C97B-93B4-4D42-8374-86C5FD47C803_zpsd4f6ktpg.jpg.html)

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/2FEB4AAD-D7F2-40D0-B397-D33074807645_zpsvop5sazh.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/2FEB4AAD-D7F2-40D0-B397-D33074807645_zpsvop5sazh.jpg.html)

Never heard of this anime and unfortunately it seems to be only English sub as I usually prefer dubbed. Seems to have character designs by the creator of Akira. Found that there is a blursy compete collection English dubbed for like $30 new. Unfortunately it is region 5 so I will need to invest in a region free blursy player eventually. There are a few other blursy complete collections of like to get that never made it to NA. Moral Oral is one that frankly surprises me seeing how it is a NA produced claymation show.


(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/5A3CC507-D476-4954-83EA-05B4CAD9DAE8_zpsy9sautnf.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/5A3CC507-D476-4954-83EA-05B4CAD9DAE8_zpsy9sautnf.jpg.html)

Fan of this spin off series. They have the two other DVDs that complete it but it am being a tight wade and waiting to see if they go on clearance as well.

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/0AF84932-A6CF-445D-863C-2B24B5A0A5F2_zpssj5ji20h.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/0AF84932-A6CF-445D-863C-2B24B5A0A5F2_zpssj5ji20h.jpg.html)

Hoping it is a movie as it seems interesting.

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/9C510F9F-C644-4C4D-A450-27F3B0C36D48_zpsgr1hbvt3.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/9C510F9F-C644-4C4D-A450-27F3B0C36D48_zpsgr1hbvt3.jpg.html)

Another "older" anime that was made in modern times. Or at least in character design and art. Not sure how many are in this series but the cover art and back plot grabbed me 

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/CE881F43-300B-42BD-A27E-BD2A70706EAE_zpsbqtd7g8w.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/CE881F43-300B-42BD-A27E-BD2A70706EAE_zpsbqtd7g8w.jpg.html)

Not sure if this is the complete collection but this and the caption harllack series that came out in the mid 2000s will make me happy.

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/7FB38403-A9D0-471F-91CF-8DC94398D4BC_zpsnnnaddnu.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/7FB38403-A9D0-471F-91CF-8DC94398D4BC_zpsnnnaddnu.jpg.html)

I think I am only missing vol 4 but I hope it is as good as the rendition of count of monti cristo.

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/885DCF3C-802D-4CC6-8A06-C2EE65469CC7_zpsjbsg0ezj.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/885DCF3C-802D-4CC6-8A06-C2EE65469CC7_zpsjbsg0ezj.jpg.html)

Most expensive anime I have picked up recently at $65. But this is SO hard to find with the English dub. I have the sub version as well on DVD I got for $3.99 but prefer the dub.

These next few I got at a half price book clearance. All DVDs $2 or less. Some not anime.


(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/1D8C1D26-93EE-4AFE-8EFA-D85F5779540D_zpsjxzpt4oc.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/1D8C1D26-93EE-4AFE-8EFA-D85F5779540D_zpsjxzpt4oc.jpg.html)

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/E33A75F0-3E0D-46FE-8132-676D3C1A6346_zps7jkc1jgo.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/E33A75F0-3E0D-46FE-8132-676D3C1A6346_zps7jkc1jgo.jpg.html)

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/A2B9C95F-19C9-4BFE-AA7A-E2B8939131E3_zpscej8f0gz.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/A2B9C95F-19C9-4BFE-AA7A-E2B8939131E3_zpscej8f0gz.jpg.html)

Figured I love the game let's check this out. Not sure if there are more in this series or what. Will be watching tonight.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on October 31, 2015, 07:47:04 AM
These I have picked up throughout the year as well

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/11692CBE-5792-4E2A-82D6-445B83C3F3C3_zpsexxrnzja.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/11692CBE-5792-4E2A-82D6-445B83C3F3C3_zpsexxrnzja.jpg.html)

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/C8FCF274-8C75-4502-9A7C-73C8333CB8E7_zpswux2jh4e.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/C8FCF274-8C75-4502-9A7C-73C8333CB8E7_zpswux2jh4e.jpg.html)

An extremely underrated series that I am having a HELL of a time competing.

 
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/BC74C4E5-97AC-49E0-843E-C399CA3C9690_zpsfrc8qulc.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/BC74C4E5-97AC-49E0-843E-C399CA3C9690_zpsfrc8qulc.jpg.html)

Sure the bluray is out but this collectors edition is sweet.

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/17A8E0D9-638C-47A0-854B-79CB30481F69_zpswptuhyvk.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/17A8E0D9-638C-47A0-854B-79CB30481F69_zpswptuhyvk.jpg.html)

Only missing the first DVD I think. Also so wish the sexual to the Afro Samuri collector edition matched this one in style. Now it looks like the odd DVD our. When ever I get around to picking up the sequel.

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/BCF0FBAE-BE1E-4BEE-8FD9-4BA71550493D_zpss5fcquqh.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/BCF0FBAE-BE1E-4BEE-8FD9-4BA71550493D_zpss5fcquqh.jpg.html)

On the look out for the second half.

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/48F93530-EEAE-4B61-912B-8B78E58D8578_zpsy5s87vvo.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/48F93530-EEAE-4B61-912B-8B78E58D8578_zpsy5s87vvo.jpg.html)

Wouldn't mind a redo of GANTZ to more closely match the manga. Who knows.

Also steamboat was fun.

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/6AF9BA19-B85B-4CD9-B24F-881B4D5E5468_zps79scanzb.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/6AF9BA19-B85B-4CD9-B24F-881B4D5E5468_zps79scanzb.jpg.html)

Found a complete set minus the movie on eBay for less then what it would have cost for the seasons I was missing. Now I have season 1 2 part 1 and 3 part 1 as extras. Probably trade for more anime. To me G1 TF is basically anime lol.

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/6E4AF179-F640-4BE4-8C8F-4111591922D1_zpsjfsfdbwa.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/6E4AF179-F640-4BE4-8C8F-4111591922D1_zpsjfsfdbwa.jpg.html)

Honestly don't know if I want to bother getting the original series to pair with these or not. But boy do I remember buying them when they where new and it was like $35-40 a DVD and they would have like 2 episodes a pop. Grrrr.

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/71B36E01-78FB-4EC1-A79E-145408D372EB_zps4mhtycik.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/71B36E01-78FB-4EC1-A79E-145408D372EB_zps4mhtycik.jpg.html)

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/1C9AA7A6-FD19-484C-A29A-A5A9158C7A78_zpsqgmdfnju.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/1C9AA7A6-FD19-484C-A29A-A5A9158C7A78_zpsqgmdfnju.jpg.html)

Another underrated series that is balls hard to find.


Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on October 31, 2015, 07:49:38 AM
I am amazed on the number of collector editions and near complete series I can find for cheap.

But hen again I haven't bought anime since like 2004 maybe lol.

For the most part I would download, stream, or rent from a local rental bookstore (and burn copies with clone DVD) lol. It wasn't until pretty much last year I started picking up some to own.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on October 31, 2015, 07:51:51 AM
Turns out the PS3 for bluray is region free. Neat. Guess I can pick up some blurays now that have been on my want list.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: in99flames on October 31, 2015, 08:01:23 AM
I like the Hellsing series. Always entertained me.

I watched Angel Beats recently. Pretty good series. Pretty deep story. Lots of funny parts....lots of sad parts. Definitely Worth a view.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: shawnji on November 01, 2015, 04:39:37 AM
I honestly don't remember if I've posted in here before, so forgive me if I end up repeating myself in places.  Here's some of my personal favorites:

Trigun - A show that heavily influenced me, and I still collect merchandise for it to this day.  It caused some friends of mine and I to have a very long conversation on the moral issues it brings up, which to me is the mark of something truly great.  I won't go into a lot of detail, as it's a very popular title, but if you haven't seen it I would definitely give it a go.

Master Keaton - This is an excellent, episodic story of a half-Japanese, half-British jack-of-all-trades.  Like another of Naoki Urasawa's works, Monster, it's set heavily in Europe and the writing is some of the best you'll find in the manga or anime world.  Unfortunately, most will never get to see it, as Pioneer released the DVDs in limited quantities, and they're somewhat expensive these days.

Hajime no Ippo (AKA Fighting Spirit) - This is probably the best shonen anime out there, in my opinion.  It's directed by Satoshi Nishimura, of Trigun, with music by Tsuneo Imahori, who also worked on Trigun and provided guitar work for Yoko Kanno on Cowboy Bebop.  It's about a teen who helps his single mother with her fishing boat business, but is shy and gets bullied a lot.  He's rescued one day by a heavyweight fighter who proceeds to tell him that he has less respect for him than he does for the bullies because he wouldn't stick up for himself, which gives him the push he needs to try and better himself through boxing.  The fights are fantastic, and the great thing about it is that you almost never encounter a completely unsympathetic character; meaning you always end up wishing both could win.  It's great stuff.

Boogiepop Phantom - This is an awesome, highly atmospheric, supernatural horror story.  I love to put this one on around Halloween.  The style is very reminiscent of Serial Experiments Lain and Haibane Renmei (which I also highly recommend).  I won't say any more, as this is one best experienced for yourself.

Now and Then, Here and There - I forget the Japanese title (maybe something like: Ima, Soku ni Iru Boku), but this is an incredibly harrowing and heartbreaking story of a boy who gets drawn into another world.  If you're familiar with Future Boy Conan, it's almost like someone took that and made it a million times darker and more depressing.  I know that's not a high selling point for all, but it really is an incredible show.  Again, the less known going in, the better.

Planetes - A story about a future where space travel is prevalent and NASA has its own debris collection unit, which turns out to be highly dangerous, yet extremely important work.  It's handled with such care and attention to detail that it even became popular with astronauts on the International Space Station.

Please Save My Earth - This is a hard one to find, as it has been out of print almost since Viz released it at the dawn of the DVD era, along with Video Girl Ai (which really tugged at my heartstrings when I was a teen).  I absolutely love this six episode OVA.  It involves reincarnation, psychic powers, and a bit of a love story thrown in.  It's based on the shojo manga of the same name, which is much more readily available than the DVD.  The whole thing may be on YouTube, though.

Madoka Magica - This was a recent one for me.  I had heard people rant and rave about it, and was like, "What the hell are you people on?  This looks like pandering crap."  Well, when it ended up on Netflix, I decided to give it a chance, and I finally got what the big deal was.  It takes the entire "Magical Girl" genre and flips it on its head.  This is another one where it's better if you just see it for yourself.  I'll just say that it gets suprisingly dark (like most of my favorite anime series are).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on November 01, 2015, 05:13:55 AM
So if this appears to become a "look what I got to make you jealous" thread, I think I need to post this to stop you guys.

(http://abload.de/img/sam_41615kacg.jpg)

From left to right:

1. SDF Macross Collection (ADV Films 2008). Contains the whole series in its original Japanese format with sub and a whole new dub, about 900 minutes runtime not counting all the bonus content. Got this in 2010 when ADV just went defunct and the pricetags for this set went mental. They still are, if you can find this somewhere, good luck.
2. SDC Southern Cross / Genesis Climber Mospeada Double Collection (ADV Films 2008). Similar story to the Macross collection.
3. SDF Macross Perfect Collection (OVA Films 2001). Contains Do you remember Love? and Macross II. The one and only official and 100% uncut DYRL release outside of Japan. Has German subtitles. Very sought after, though the price went down since when the Blu-ray of DYRL was released in Japan.
4. SDC Orguss - just for the fun of showing all the "Super Dimension" TV series/movies in one picture and for bowing down to Discotek that they finally released this on DVD in 2015.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on November 01, 2015, 06:01:10 AM
Nice!

Don't worry, you won't make me jelous. I have the DYRL BR, as well as two different versions on LD and the TV series.

I should get that Orgus DVD though. I've never owned that series, but I do have the Mospeada LD box.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on November 02, 2015, 04:06:39 AM
I got Hulu Plus fairly recently and have been watching Space Adventure Cobra the series.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on November 02, 2015, 09:14:52 AM
I just finished Nadia after finally making it over the filler hump.  Solid show, which was well paced and I even enjoyed the ending.  It seems a bit contrived, but I think that's only because I am watching it after seeing so much other stuff that has followed it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on November 02, 2015, 09:18:52 AM
I just finished Nadia after finally making it over the filler hump.  Solid show, which was well paced and I even enjoyed the ending.  It seems a bit contrived, but I think that's only because I am watching it after seeing so much other stuff that has followed it.

So much was influenced by it. Whenever I see Team Rocket I immediately think of the Grandis gang.

The fact that it derived from an unused Miyazaki idea became a bit more apparent after I saw Future Boy Conan.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on November 02, 2015, 11:07:12 AM
Yeah, Laputa and Conan make up over half of Nadia. I'd honestly say it was more dirivitive of past works than inspirational to stuff that came after. Most of the stuff that seems based on it could just as easily be inspired by Laputa.

I love the ending to this series, btw.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on November 02, 2015, 12:11:12 PM
I love the ending to this series, btw.

And for any other fans of the series. Don't bother with the Nadia movie. It's terrible!
Let the story end where the series ends it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on November 02, 2015, 02:19:33 PM
It's true. It's terrible. The art book is worth owning, but not the movie.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on November 04, 2015, 02:50:28 AM
Finally after being recommended by a friend to watch Attack on Titan I got round to finish watching the first season of Attack on Titan in two nights viewing and I would say I was hooked and I found that after watching each episode they always leave a cliff hanger and I just couldn't stop watching.

The main character Eren really does remind me of Shinji from Neon Genesis Evangelion while his adoptive sister Mikasa evokes vibes of Rei Ayanami and if you are veteran of anime you might find a lot in this series that evokes feelings that you may have felt from other animes. Despite this I do like it.

Give it a go if you haven't already.  The atmosphere, characters, story and settings are decent.  There is also something about this anime that gives me a 90's vibe but technically it's bang up to date.

(http://nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/attack-on-titan-970x545.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on November 04, 2015, 04:35:30 AM
I simply cannot fathom willingly exposing myself to a character that instantly reminds one of Shinji from Eva. I hated that kid from the first second I saw him. Also, giant skinned humans is not a draw for me, personally, and that part is extremely similar to Eva's "robots should be gross and totally unappealing" axiom.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on November 04, 2015, 08:19:27 AM
I personally had a mixed reaction to AoT, I watched the first like 13 episodes or so and then came to the realization they were doing the same cliffhanger shtick on every episode and I knew where the second half was leading up to.  I read a synopsis of the second half online and was not surprised to see I was right. 



I just finished an anime called Golden Time which I thoroughly enjoyed.  It's about some college students and starts out pretty innocuous, and goes through some interesting ups and downs about the friends, their feelings for each other, and how their struggling sometimes to transition from "adults in the eyes of the world" to "actual adults" who understand what the world is going to expect of them. 

There's plenty of comedy and romance, plus the latter half of the series is dominated by a large psychological issue, but it seems to tell two stories at once sometimes, and didn't drop the ball on either for me.  One of the best things though is that at the end everything seems to wrap up decisively.  There is no teaser for a second season put out, it simply tells it's story and finishes which is quite refreshing.  I'd definitely give it a solid 8/10 for the story and the silly but fun characters.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: _joshuaTurbo on December 29, 2015, 08:49:01 AM
Not sure if it was already mentioned but,

Dead Leaves?-
https://youtu.be/TB87PwTKJyc

So bizarre
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on December 30, 2015, 03:01:36 AM
Haha, Dead Leaves. I think I saw it on DVD some years ago, had a great time with friends who couldn't believe what was happening right in front of their eyes. Recommended.

I just tried to watch Iria on DVD yesterday, but the picture quality of the official German/French release by AnimeVideo was as horrible as a Hongkong VHS bootleg. I can live with a lot, but this was so pathetic, I had to turn it off after five minutes of blurry fuzzy colourbleeding video.

I guess I'll sell it on, maybe to fund the new release from Discotek Media (if I recall right).

I also got Patlabor 1 yesterday on Blu-ray.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: deubeul on December 31, 2015, 01:31:10 PM
Lately I had good times watching first seasons of Kekkai Sen Sen and One Punch Man.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: BigusSchmuck on January 15, 2016, 03:29:13 PM
Started watching Erased. Damn good anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: lions3 on January 18, 2016, 12:20:50 PM
Anyone watching Crunchyroll? At the moment I'm digging "Gate". Modern military in a fantasy world. Fun

Now to start Captain Harlock. Been so long I can't remember the story.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on January 18, 2016, 08:34:02 PM
I watch Crunchyroll for short 5-minute episodes of wacky series like Wooser and Miss Monochrome, where the commercial breaks inbetween don't bother me.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: wilykat on January 18, 2016, 11:43:37 PM
Anyone watching Crunchyroll? At the moment I'm digging "Gate". Modern military in a fantasy world. Fun

Now to start Captain Harlock. Been so long I can't remember the story.


If mixed military and fantasy is your thing, maybe Outbreak Company? http://myanimelist.net/anime/19369/Outbreak_Company  Quite funny.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on January 19, 2016, 04:08:38 AM
Anyone watching Crunchyroll? At the moment I'm digging "Gate". Modern military in a fantasy world. Fun

Now to start Captain Harlock. Been so long I can't remember the story.


If mixed military and fantasy is your thing, maybe Outbreak Company? http://myanimelist.net/anime/19369/Outbreak_Company  Quite funny.


This sounds interesting.  Maybe.  I have such a hard time getting a reliable internet connection in the gym unfortunately.

I'm almost done with the Devil is a Part Timer though, it's pretty fun.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: elmer on January 19, 2016, 04:20:09 AM
I'm almost done with the Devil is a Part Timer though, it's pretty fun.

One of my favorite shows in a long time, and the first one that I've wanted to actually buy since Cowboy Bebop.

Not sure how they're going to keep it "fresh" for the 2nd season ... but I'm hoping.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on January 19, 2016, 07:40:51 AM
I'm almost done with the Devil is a Part Timer though, it's pretty fun.

One of my favorite shows in a long time, and the first one that I've wanted to actually buy since Cowboy Bebop.

Not sure how they're going to keep it "fresh" for the 2nd season ... but I'm hoping.


My wife said that the author rebooted the light novels to do something like "the devil is a high school student" or similar, so I'm not sure either.  I'm on episode 13, after I finish that I might go back to Zero no Tsukaima, but it's getting pretty ecchi in the 3rd season.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: lions3 on January 19, 2016, 11:54:00 AM
If mixed military and fantasy is your thing, maybe Outbreak Company? http://myanimelist.net/anime/19369/Outbreak_Company  Quite funny.


Thanks. I'll check that out. I was looking for something new.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on January 21, 2016, 05:05:31 AM


Now to start Captain Harlock. Been so long I can't remember the story.

I watched the whole late 70s or early 80s Toei Captain Harlock series last year. The story isn't that complex but it's a fun watch nonetheless.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on January 30, 2016, 05:00:42 AM
Well that took for ever.


(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/Video Games/455E31F2-1C3F-4407-B25A-154B1A974564_zpsjnl5ogm3.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/Video Games/455E31F2-1C3F-4407-B25A-154B1A974564_zpsjnl5ogm3.jpg.html)


I completely forgot I even had the third movie preordered.


Hmm seems I never got around to getting the first one. Wonder if it will be difficult going one that will match up with these other two in terms of casing.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: lions3 on February 06, 2016, 02:31:37 PM
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/Video Games/455E31F2-1C3F-4407-B25A-154B1A974564_zpsjnl5ogm3.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/Video Games/455E31F2-1C3F-4407-B25A-154B1A974564_zpsjnl5ogm3.jpg.html)


Thanks for posting about that series. They were taking so long I completely forgot about the 3rd movie.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on February 10, 2016, 09:56:51 AM
Well that took for ever.


(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/Video Games/455E31F2-1C3F-4407-B25A-154B1A974564_zpsjnl5ogm3.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/Video Games/455E31F2-1C3F-4407-B25A-154B1A974564_zpsjnl5ogm3.jpg.html)


I completely forgot I even had the third movie preordered.


Hmm seems I never got around to getting the first one. Wonder if it will be difficult going one that will match up with these other two in terms of casing.


what region are those?  The UK packaging is different.

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m113/secretsociety1/2AA9BC84-6F4D-44C1-BDBC-54671284E718.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on February 10, 2016, 01:16:04 PM
Holy shit. Manga Video still exists!?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on February 10, 2016, 07:57:23 PM
I bit the bullet and got me Bubblegum Crisis on Blu-ray.

I've watched up to episode 5 so far and I think Animeigo did a very nice job, the picture and sound is better than I expected. And much, much better than on my 15 year old DVDs released by OVA-Films/ACOG back in the day.

Luckily, there are even German subtitles on the BR discs, and it looks like they're mostly taken from the old release I mentioned, with only a few touch ups here and there. Which is fine for me, since I like that translation and would have found it odd to see a major overhaul.

I'll give the English subtitles as well as the English dub a try soon.

Still, I think the initial 4 episodes were the best out of the total 8. The drawing style, the animation, the believeable story and the attention to detail is amazing in them. The later ones seem to lose a bit of that, ok admittedly episode 7 double vision brings back some of it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on February 11, 2016, 12:59:12 AM
Well that took for ever.


(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/medic_wheat/Video Games/455E31F2-1C3F-4407-B25A-154B1A974564_zpsjnl5ogm3.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/medic_wheat/media/Video Games/455E31F2-1C3F-4407-B25A-154B1A974564_zpsjnl5ogm3.jpg.html)


I completely forgot I even had the third movie preordered.


Hmm seems I never got around to getting the first one. Wonder if it will be difficult going one that will match up with these other two in terms of casing.


what region are those?  The UK packaging is different.

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m113/secretsociety1/2AA9BC84-6F4D-44C1-BDBC-54671284E718.jpg)


NA collectors editions. Basicly it comes with a slip cover.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on February 19, 2016, 05:49:25 AM
I bit the bullet and got me Bubblegum Crisis on Blu-ray.
(...)
I went through the whole bunch of discs now.
Comparing the music videos, which are available in both SD and HD versions, the remastered picture quality of the HD versions is f*cking awesome. Hats off to Animeigo!
I just wonder why the video for Konya wa hurricane appears two times in HD, while Touchdown to tomorrow is only available in SD. To my eyes, it looks like both konya wa hurricane HD videos are absolutely the same. Or am I missing something that you guys have already spotted?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on February 19, 2016, 07:25:20 AM
I bit the bullet and got me Bubblegum Crisis on Blu-ray.
(...)
I went through the whole bunch of discs now.
Comparing the music videos, which are available in both SD and HD versions, the remastered picture quality of the HD versions is f*cking awesome. Hats off to Animeigo!
I just wonder why the video for Konya wa hurricane appears two times in HD, while Touchdown to tomorrow is only available in SD. To my eyes, it looks like both konya wa hurricane HD videos are absolutely the same. Or am I missing something that you guys have already spotted?

Are the bluerays still available for order?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on February 19, 2016, 07:48:06 AM
I bit the bullet and got me Bubblegum Crisis on Blu-ray.
(...)
I went through the whole bunch of discs now.
Comparing the music videos, which are available in both SD and HD versions, the remastered picture quality of the HD versions is f*cking awesome. Hats off to Animeigo!
I just wonder why the video for Konya wa hurricane appears two times in HD, while Touchdown to tomorrow is only available in SD. To my eyes, it looks like both konya wa hurricane HD videos are absolutely the same. Or am I missing something that you guys have already spotted?

I don't have the BRs, but I do know of two different Hurricane videos. I think the edit from the CDV is different than the one that was used for promotion elsewhere. There's also a live action one.

EDIT: if you give me the running times I can be more specific. I have lots of BGC on earlier formats.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on February 19, 2016, 07:55:35 AM
Are the bluejays still available for order?
Yes they are. Unfortunately, the cheaper basic Blu-ray set seems to be sold out, there's only the costly premium one left. They can be ordered via Animeigo's website either by credit card or paypal.
I don't have the BRs, but I do know of two different Hurricane videos. I think the edit from the CDV is different than the one that was used for promotion elsewhere. There's also a live action one.

EDIT: if you give me the running times I can be more specific. I have lots of BGC on earlier formats.
Ah, thanks, I'll take a second look at the two versions included on the Blu-Ray and let you know about them.
I wasn't aware there was a live action video of Konya wa Hurricane, now that's interesting!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on February 19, 2016, 08:13:28 AM
It may be out of print on purpose. There was some contractual shit with the two different Priss's back in the day that may have made rereleasing it impossible. Or maybe it's all over the place, I don't know. I know it was on the first US VHS release of episode 1. I can't remember if my big remastered LD BOX has it or not.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on February 19, 2016, 09:31:17 AM
The BGC Blu Ray set was a pretty limited run through Kickstarter so basically what they're selling now are just the extra leftovers from that.  I went in at the premium poster level and for the set and I don't feel like the funds were wasted at all. 

Like you said the remaster looks glorious and was well worth the money to me, the person running it really knew how to interact with people and keep engagement up.  So much so that I went in on the Otaku no Video KS as well, and will probably throw down for Riding Bean too.  I'm normally not a snob when it comes to video quality, but they really spent a lot of time making this right. 

I'm amazed to see how much the base copies and the premium ones are going for now.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on February 19, 2016, 03:51:52 PM
I ordered the Otaku no Video one and honesty just seeing Animeigo and Gainax revisit this period was worth the price alone. They actually went back and built a few of the old Daikon III girl kits to give away, one of the earliest General Products. The same kit they cast in OVA with the same guy actually building it in 2016. That was almost a misty eyed moment when I read that...of course I'll never win one, but man that's cool. It's the kind of thing you can't tack onto a overpriced box set of any old show, it's integral to the very plot of this semi-historical OVA.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: johnnykonami on February 19, 2016, 04:17:07 PM
Wish I could justify spending $130 for the BGC set right now, I'd like to get it one day though.  Those new Ranma 1/2 blu rays would be nice too.  I bought the Cobra TV series on DVD a while back, and some of the UY from animeigo but I couldn't keep up so I didn't get all of them.  Between all those and the Giant Robo box set, that's pretty much all my favorite stuff anime wise.  UY is one of my favorites, I wish I could afford to get the whole thing somehow, movies, oavs and all.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on February 20, 2016, 01:53:20 AM
Wish I could justify spending $130 for the BGC set right now, I'd like to get it one day though.  Those new Ranma 1/2 blu rays would be nice too.  I bought the Cobra TV series on DVD a while back, and some of the UY from animeigo but I couldn't keep up so I didn't get all of them.  Between all those and the Giant Robo box set, that's pretty much all my favorite stuff anime wise.  UY is one of my favorites, I wish I could afford to get the whole thing somehow, movies, oavs and all.

I have been eyeing those bluray releases of Ranma 1/2. I think they finished releasing them all. Don't know if they will release the movies as well
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on February 22, 2016, 12:11:36 AM
The BGC Blu Ray set was a pretty limited run through Kickstarter so basically what they're selling now are just the extra leftovers from that.  I went in at the premium poster level and for the set and I don't feel like the funds were wasted at all. 

Like you said the remaster looks glorious and was well worth the money to me, the person running it really knew how to interact with people and keep engagement up.  So much so that I went in on the Otaku no Video KS as well, and will probably throw down for Riding Bean too.  I'm normally not a snob when it comes to video quality, but they really spent a lot of time making this right. 

I'm amazed to see how much the base copies and the premium ones are going for now.

I didn't realize it was going for a premium now.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on February 22, 2016, 05:23:50 AM
Well, here's the product page for the BGC box sets.
http://www.animeigo.com/products/anime/bubblegum-crisis
The basic BD set is still available in Canada, for the rest of the world there's only the premium BD set left.
So I bought the premium one. Maybe I'll sell the coins, keychain and patch, since I've got no use for them. I just wanted the discs, that's all.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on February 22, 2016, 09:36:44 AM
Do not do that. That is an a$$hole move, parting out perfectly good LEs is just...so f*cking uncool.

I mean, I don't know who the f*ck on planet Earth would want a comemorative coin with Largo's face on it (WTF!?) but it's still a culture crime to reduce the number of LEs out there just to get the data when you can just pirate the data anyway and save the money.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on February 22, 2016, 07:41:57 PM
You mean I should raffle off the hideous coins instead here on the forums?

Edit: I'd take Mason over Largo anyway. Plus, I don't really understand why the hell the distributor or the backers decided for the coins to include as bonus material. Or the patch, keychain and postcards. There's nothing supplied to store them conviniently along with the discs, so at the moment they're just wasting space in a cupboard.

A small art book of some sorts with reprints of Sonoda's drawn works for Bubblegum would have made so much more sense.

Edit2: The price of the premium set did not worry me too much. Back in the day of the VHS tapes, I would have had to pay around 150 US$ to get all 4 PAL tapes with subs + the Hurricane Live tape, distributed by ACOG.

Still, I had to overthink long before I was willing to pay that amount of money today for the BDs.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on February 22, 2016, 09:19:48 PM
You mean I should raffle off the hideous coins instead here on the forums?

Edit: I'd take Mason over Largo anyway. Plus, I don't really understand why the hell the distributor or the backers decided for the coins to include as bonus material. Or the patch, keychain and postcards. There's nothing supplied to store them conviniently along with the discs, so at the moment they're just wasting space in a cupboard.

A small art book of some sorts with reprints of Sonoda's drawn works for Bubblegum would have made so much more sense.

Edit2: The price of the premium set did not worry me too much. Back in the day of the VHS tapes, I would have had to pay around 150 US$ to get all 4 PAL tapes with subs + the Hurricane Live tape, distributed by ACOG.

Still, I had to overthink long before I was willing to pay that amount of money today for the BDs.

A lot of those premium items were voted on by Kickstarter backers. I was admittedly lazy and didn't vote.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on February 22, 2016, 09:26:05 PM
Ah thanks.
If I won't come up with better ideas, I'll build a plywood box where I can stuff all the useless bonus junk along with the BD box set. Maybe I'll sew the patch onto my gym/travelling bag just for fun, right next to the Wacken 2011 patch.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on February 23, 2016, 02:15:52 AM
I voted on the ideas, but admittedly there was only so much in the budget to work with, plus issues with licensing and printing.  We did get nice digital copies of a lot of art and stuff provided, but most people forget about them because it was digital only. 

I think one of the largest issues was with weight.  In the US shipping books and stuff is cheap, but going internationally anything over 1lb starts inflating the shipping cost like CRAZY apparently.   I do think that the owner has gotten a lot better on this run with OnV though.  I would just keep the items if I were you, I doubt you would get much for them online unless the stars were in alignment.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on February 23, 2016, 03:18:59 AM
Agreed, you guys are correct. Thanks for explaining the situation to me. Sorry for my rant.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on February 26, 2016, 02:17:48 PM
man I still have the originals Bubblegum Crisis on VHS.... I just don't have a video player anymore...

The Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 I didn't like that much and I can't remember why exactly as it's been years since I imported the box set from US soil.

I still got the japanese music CD

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m113/secretsociety1/9B3E5728-8275-4690-9C64-C7A40170CBA6.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on February 26, 2016, 06:27:31 PM
I think I've got it on tape as well, recorded from TV in the late 90s/early 00s. Good times.

Since my old VCR broke down, I got me a cheap used SVHS recorder from Panasonic that in all honesty rarely ever gets use nowadays apart from collecting dust in the TV rack.

Ah, that music CD, got that as well from a local import store in 2003. Back then when they still imported game soundtracks and old school anime music. Today, they're left with Korean and Japanese Pop/Rock music CDs. Got one or two Ayumi Hamasaki CDs as well from them.

About BGC 2040, I think you might haven't bothered with it so much because of its hideous character design and the lame music. At least this is why I stayed away from it without even having seen a single episode, so please don't count my opinion as universal.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on February 28, 2016, 09:54:36 AM

The Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 I didn't like that much and I can't remember why exactly as it's been years since I imported the box set from US soil.


It lacks the charm, attention to quality character design, music and animation that the original had.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on February 28, 2016, 10:30:20 AM
Yeah, f*ck that other show. It looks OK but it was one of those things where the rights holders moved while the actual tallent was not involved. It's also TV so...way way too long.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on February 29, 2016, 10:03:02 AM
currently watching through Evangelion 3.33 and I'm like Wut da fuq!!!!!!!

Comparing to the original TV series this is completely different ..
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on March 23, 2016, 11:42:53 AM
This fan trailer makes me want to rewatch the original series.

Sadly I do not have them. But I do have the two movies that replaced its tv ending.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: lions3 on March 23, 2016, 03:12:56 PM
I just got sucked into the PSO2 animation on Crunchyroll. Was bored so watched a few episodes. Didn't expect it but I couldn't stop watching.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on March 28, 2016, 05:05:12 AM
A friend just sent me this, new Berserk!!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: RyuHayabusa on March 29, 2016, 10:34:32 AM
man I still have the originals Bubblegum Crisis on VHS.... I just don't have a video player anymore...

The Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 I didn't like that much and I can't remember why exactly as it's been years since I imported the box set from US soil.

I still got the japanese music CD

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m113/secretsociety1/9B3E5728-8275-4690-9C64-C7A40170CBA6.jpg)


Love the original Bubblegum Crisis, especially the soundtrack. BC 2040 was nearly as good for me and I think part of it had to do with the music. The original set the bar so high.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: BigusSchmuck on April 07, 2016, 08:25:16 AM
Just watched the entire series of Attack on Titan. Wow.
Eagerly waiting for season 2.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on April 07, 2016, 09:56:58 AM
Just watched the entire series of Attack on Titan. Wow.
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScV5tNmHbgw#)
Eagerly waiting for season 2.


My daughter and I (6th grade) really enjoyed it.

I'm ordering the jumbo-sized manga reprint/collection as we speak.

We also really enjoyed Tokyo Ghoul and Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on April 07, 2016, 10:01:26 AM
Just watched the entire series of Attack on Titan. Wow.
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScV5tNmHbgw#)
Eagerly waiting for season 2.


My daughter and I (6th grade) really enjoyed it.

I'm ordering the jumbo-sized manga reprint/collection as we speak.

We also really enjoyed Tokyo Ghoul and Puella Magi Madoka Magica.


Interesting. Link to the Managua you are ordering new?  I might be interested as welll
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on April 07, 2016, 12:20:57 PM
Interesting. Link to the Managua you are ordering new?  I might be interested as welll

I'm a sucker for the jumbo size. In the early 80's, my parents let me buy tons of comics from garage sales and I got TONS of these friggin HUGE JUMBO-SIZED comics (reprints and collections).

Volume 3 won't be released until Sept. 16, 2016...


Attack on Titan: Colossal Edition 1

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1612629717/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_.JUbxbYQJP70C

Attack on Titan: Colossal Edition 2

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1632361817/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_yQUbxbJM5KSFR
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on April 07, 2016, 12:54:10 PM
Awe. No hardbound editions?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on April 07, 2016, 08:24:53 PM
My daughter and I (6th grade) really enjoyed it.
I had no idea you're still in 6th grade.

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We also really enjoyed Tokyo Ghoul and Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
My better half is a lot into Madoka. She even once cosplayed as Sayaka, along with her best friend dressed as the blonde one with the heaving bosom (I don't remember the name).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: guyjin on April 08, 2016, 10:23:30 AM
gave up the anamoo several years ago so I could afford my crack habit. What's good lately?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on April 08, 2016, 12:05:47 PM
My daughter and I (6th grade) really enjoyed it.
I had no idea you're still in 6th grade.

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We also really enjoyed Tokyo Ghoul and Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
My better half is a lot into Madoka. She even once cosplayed as Sayaka, along with her best friend dressed as the blonde one with the heaving bosom (I don't remember the name).

You see now I have to ask if the friend has a he sing bosom and if they are not underage where are the pics of the blonde one?



Side note on a much less creepy topic. I really enjoyed that dark twist on the magic school girl anime.


Wasn't really sure if any of the moves continued the plot of the anime series or was a condensed two movie version of the tv show with slight additions to the animation. Sucks that to get a blu Ray copy it is stupid expensive. Might pick up the DVDs eventually.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on April 08, 2016, 01:38:21 PM
My daughter and I (6th grade) really enjoyed it.
I had no idea you're still in 6th grade.

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We also really enjoyed Tokyo Ghoul and Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
My better half is a lot into Madoka. She even once cosplayed as Sayaka, along with her best friend dressed as the blonde one with the heaving bosom (I don't remember the name).

You see now I have to ask if the friend has a he sing bosom and if they are not underage where are the pics of the blonde one?



Side note on a much less creepy topic. I really enjoyed that dark twist on the magic school girl anime.


Wasn't really sure if any of the moves continued the plot of the anime series or was a condensed two movie version of the tv show with slight additions to the animation. Sucks that to get a blu Ray copy it is stupid expensive. Might pick up the DVDs eventually.

Jahahajajaha. 


Yeah, I want pictures, too.

:)

I also thought the ending of Puella Magi Madoka Magica was exactly what it should have been, despite the sadness.

:(
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on April 08, 2016, 10:59:47 PM
You see now I have to ask if the friend has a he sing bosom and if they are not underage where are the pics of the blonde one?
Her bosom doesn't sing, but it may ring your bell? Well, here you go.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.892150730830076.1073741833.873433509368465&type=3
Sayaka's wig might not be made that great, but since this is one of the earlier cosplays they've done, please keep in mind: You can't make an egg without breaking a few omeletts.

By the way, this is one of the newest photos.
https://www.facebook.com/morninglorycosplay/photos/pb.873433509368465.-2207520000.1460195608./1156478804397266/?type=3&theater
Give them a like, if you like what you see.

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Wasn't really sure if any of the moves continued the plot of the anime series or was a condensed two movie version of the tv show with slight additions to the animation. Sucks that to get a blu Ray copy it is stupid expensive. Might pick up the DVDs eventually.
Rebellion is a whole new movie. If you liked the TV show, you'll enjoy the it. Since the series is known surprising story twists, I won't spoil you about the movie.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on April 09, 2016, 01:44:45 AM
:)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on April 09, 2016, 06:00:00 AM
Those are actually pretty good cosplay pictures. The costumes are on point and there where great props.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on April 09, 2016, 11:17:15 AM
Thanks, I'll let them know.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: wilykat on April 11, 2016, 06:30:15 PM
I didn't see this one mentioned but if you like funny soft ero anime that will leave you in stitches, try Shimoneta (http://)

In this anime (12 episodes), dirty words and jokes are banned.  Pron magazines and sex toys are banned. Eroge games and arts were destroyed. Sex shops shuttered. All digital images were deleted and all old books and magazines were burned. People had to wear device that monitors verbal languages and called decency police if someone uttered something offensive.

In the 16 years since the laws went in effect, many high school students had no idea how sex worked or how to produce babies. The society wanted to be of high moral but there's a perverted terrorist group running inside high school trying to liven up the bland society.

PS still soft core and may leave you feeling unsatisfied and running for the real porn!

I'd consider this soft core porn due to heavy innuendo and words used even though no actual body part were shown. And damn funny.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on April 11, 2016, 08:24:27 PM
The intial paragraph of the story sounds a lot like 1984 to me.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on April 12, 2016, 02:12:09 AM
I didn't see this one mentioned but if you like funny soft ero anime that will leave you in stitches, try Shimoneta (http://)

In this anime (12 episodes), dirty words and jokes are banned.  Pron magazines and sex toys are banned. Eroge games and arts were destroyed. Sex shops shuttered. All digital images were deleted and all old books and magazines were burned. People had to wear device that monitors verbal languages and called decency police if someone uttered something offensive.

In the 16 years since the laws went in effect, many high school students had no idea how sex worked or how to produce babies. The society wanted to be of high moral but there's a perverted terrorist group running inside high school trying to liven up the bland society.

PS still soft core and may leave you feeling unsatisfied and running for the real porn!

I'd consider this soft core porn due to heavy innuendo and words used even though no actual body part were shown. And damn funny.



They were streaming this subbed on YouTube for awhile. I saw maybe four episodes and thought it was very funny.


Now excuse me as I wear my a pair of panties with lace on my face like a super hero mask.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: wilykat on April 12, 2016, 04:05:12 AM
Now excuse me as I wear my a pair of panties with lace on my face like a super hero mask.

I prefer one fresh and clean.  Skid mark just looks bad.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on April 12, 2016, 05:27:39 AM
Now excuse me as I wear my a pair of panties with lace on my face like a super hero mask.

I prefer one fresh and clean.  Skid mark just looks bad.

But I like the hint of poo and possibly gamble of pink eye.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on April 12, 2016, 07:18:24 AM
Now excuse me as I wear my a pair of panties with lace on my face like a super hero mask.


Like this?

(http://abload.de/img/blablayzpij.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=blablayzpij.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on April 12, 2016, 07:44:17 AM
Pretty much

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: NightWolve on April 12, 2016, 07:15:24 PM
Heh, and it works too.  :lol:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on May 18, 2016, 09:07:00 AM


f*ck YES!!! R-Type meets 80s space anime, or what?!
The animation is pretty smooth, and even the colours and shades resemble that time.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on May 18, 2016, 10:19:20 AM

I agree that Anime had a totally different feel back then.  We had a little club and got new freshly taped shows as they aired for a while, and even though there's been a handful (pretty rare actually) of new shows that have come out in recent years, all of my favorites (including themes) are from yesteryear.  Cyberpunk, horror, giant robots, demons, etc. etc. etc. vs. now the cute and bubbly Chris Hansen from Dateline NBC summoning fare of late.  I admit my favorite of all time is Urusei Yatsura though, which is pretty cute and bubbly.  But great!



I am actually trying to watch all 190+ episodes of the TV series right now and currently up to 35 so some ways off.

Watching this today I really miss this kind of animation although I can see imperfections and rough bits here and there which is what I think gives it that charm.  The show is really bizarre to say the least and the pacing feels forced at times as in it flows to quickly and there is a lot to take in.  Each show is around 25 mins but they never seem to drag.

The japanese voice acting is superb and while the stories and supporting characters feel a bit insane at times if you stick to it you might find you end up craving to see more episodes.
I've no doubt the influence this anime show had on video games and sci fi anime at that time.
 I love the 80's music in this and somehow I feel this show had influenced a lot of the music you hear on pc engine CD-Rom tracks and some of Konami's crazier games such as Parodius...cute girls, aliens, space ships, japanese cultural references and underworld folklore all in one show...

Try and get it if you can. They don't make em' like they used to.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: johnnykonami on May 18, 2016, 11:27:54 AM
Yeah, it's pretty great.  I've got a full run of the US released paperbacks from Viz, the Mega CD and PCE CD games, and the first 3 box sets from Animeigo, but I could never keep up with the $100 per box so I stopped after that.  I wish I had the whole TV series as well as the movie collection, but alas, it wasn't meant to be.  I need to upgrade my PCE Stay With You to a nicer copy, the extra Hudson audio CD is scratched and there's a chip in the plastic case.  The music in the UY TV show is amazing, especially the weird little incidental stuff.  All that 70's/80's synthesizer hotness!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on June 10, 2016, 12:49:53 AM
Why do I find sailor moon fascinating ? O_o

I think the sailor moon S is perhaps the best arc so far with a slight hint of lesbianism from Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus.

Anyway for something a bit more modern, short and creepy I just got into a show called: Yami shibai

They are incredibly short but I like its unique style I can only find the intro for it on you tube but you will have to look around for the epsisodes.
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jbR_oVC5qg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: wilykat on June 10, 2016, 01:54:49 PM
Watched some episodes here and there, couldn't get into any of Sailor Moon. Oddly I liked Card Captor Sakura.

Right now I am catching up to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_you_thought_there_is_never_a_girl_online%3F which seemed funny.  A girl who can't tell apart fantasy themed MMORPG game games from reality, a boy who somehow ended up marrying the said girl in game and has her clinging to him in reality, and a few more girls around in a school club trying to teach her the difference between fantasy and reality.  With hilarious result.

The latest episode #10 have the 4 of them getting wiped a few times trying to take on big guild in PVP combat.  The one on one practice PVP were pretty funny too and seems to suggest the pay-to-win scam most online game has is useless in PVP.

No boobies shot but in game characters have very revealing outfit, showing everything but the nipples.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on June 10, 2016, 02:18:09 PM
Watched some episodes here and there, couldn't get into any of Sailor Moon. Oddly I liked Card Captor Sakura.

Right now I am catching up to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_you_thought_there_is_never_a_girl_online%3F which seemed funny.  A girl who can't tell apart fantasy themed MMORPG game games from reality, a boy who somehow ended up marrying the said girl in game and has her clinging to him in reality, and a few more girls around in a school club trying to teach her the difference between fantasy and reality.  With hilarious result.

The latest episode #10 have the 4 of them getting wiped a few times trying to take on big guild in PVP combat.  The one on one practice PVP were pretty funny too and seems to suggest the pay-to-win scam most online game has is useless in PVP.

No boobies shot but in game characters have very revealing outfit, showing everything but the nipples.

I enjoyed card capture as well but I am a bit of a clamp fan. To bad the original tv series has never been re-released and finding the individual DVDs is such a pain. I remember vaguely seeing the movie (if there was more then one then okay). I remember being some what surprised with the blaster lesbis mod the female characters best fire d who would make her different costumes to fight. Cards. Or what ever. More so that they didn't try and hide it in the dub
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on June 10, 2016, 08:24:11 PM
Sailor Moon got released in a pretty faithful form to the original where I live in the mid to late 90s, with no visual cuts whatsoever, good dubbing actors and only a very slightly toned down translation. Among with the TV release of Nadia/Secret of Blue Water, it was one of the first series here that were seen by the public as a different kind of animation compared to the usual cartoon shows.

Sailor Moon eventually found its way on DVD in the last years, with both the German and Japanese versions included. Still, German anime fans like to moan about commercial releases, at least that's the feeling I got when browsing forums or visiting conventions. They seem to avoid DVDs and Blu-Rays like the plague, hoard lots of Manga books instead and since broadband internet access came in the mid 2000s, they crippled the already small German anime distribution business into a few competing companies. Most newer releases on disc consist mainly of T&A and moe, since sex and cuteness sells.

To get my anime fix, the only choice I'm left with is importing discs from the US and UK.

By the way, the last ones I bought and watched have been Jungle de Ikou and Labyrinth of Flames. Ok, both go into the direction of T&A, but are visually very appealing in that late 90s style, when cel animation was on its last breath and looked amazingly clean and colorful. I'd recommend both shows for a laugh with friends and beer.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on June 11, 2016, 10:08:53 AM
Watched some episodes here and there, couldn't get into any of Sailor Moon. Oddly I liked Card Captor Sakura.

Right now I am catching up to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_you_thought_there_is_never_a_girl_online%3F which seemed funny.  A girl who can't tell apart fantasy themed MMORPG game games from reality, a boy who somehow ended up marrying the said girl in game and has her clinging to him in reality, and a few more girls around in a school club trying to teach her the difference between fantasy and reality.  With hilarious result.

The latest episode #10 have the 4 of them getting wiped a few times trying to take on big guild in PVP combat.  The one on one practice PVP were pretty funny too and seems to suggest the pay-to-win scam most online game has is useless in PVP.

No boobies shot but in game characters have very revealing outfit, showing everything but the nipples.


I enjoyed card capture as well but I am a bit of a clamp fan. To bad the original tv series has never been re-released and finding the individual DVDs is such a pain. I remember vaguely seeing the movie (if there was more then one then okay). I remember being some what surprised with the blaster lesbis mod the female characters best fire d who would make her different costumes to fight. Cards. Or what ever. More so that they didn't try and hide it in the dub


I still got the first 4 DVDs which I ordered from the US years ago
one thing I miss from the Japanese version is that it lacks the funky music you hear during kero beros corner in the US version.
(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m113/secretsociety1/FFBC05C2-8C6F-49FB-8273-453AE4B70943.jpg)

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on June 11, 2016, 11:44:25 AM
I wonder what was in the uncut versions.  Clearly to lazy to look up on google or an anime forum.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on June 11, 2016, 12:44:31 PM
I wonder what was in the uncut versions.  Clearly to lazy to look up on google or an anime forum.


quite a lot was changed between the japanese and usa version.

http://kss.mysticalaura.com/tv/main.php?page=tvdiff


some of them are:

1.Even though Sakura kept her name, her last name, which was originally Kinomoto, has been changed to Avalon.

2.Syaoran's name has been switched around to become Li Showron instead of Syaoran Li.

3.Meiling Li's name was changed to Meilin Rae, and Tomoyo Daidouji was changed to Madison Taylor.

4.Cerberus (Kero-chan) has been changed to Keroberus.

6.Yue's name was kept, but is now pronounced as "You-ay"

7.Eriol's new name is Eli MoonÖand Spinel Sun's new name isÖSPINNER?!

5.Sakura's friends, family members, and teacher's names have all been changed to sound more American-like. Nelvana wanted the names to be able to be pronounced by little kids watching the show.

Other Changes

6.The first episode of Cardcaptors began with the original episode 8, making us drop right into the middle of an ongoing story without any clue on what's going on. Episode 8 was the first episode in which Sakura's male rival/ally, Syaoran, was introduced. Eventually, they aired the first episode as part of a flashback during the Sand Card episode.

7.Meiling and Syaoran were originally cousins and fiancees, but Nelvana changed their relationship because they felt it wasn't appropriate.

8.The dubbed version is heavily edited, with a lot of scenes cut out and conversation being twisted around and changed.

9.Nelvana is not dubbing the Cardcaptors episodes in order. They're skipping around a lot, dubbing only the episodes they think would be interesting to the viewers. Originally, they were going to only air only 13 episodes; the 13 episodes with the most action and excitement.

10.To make up for skipping a lot of the episodes, they're adding in a lot of flashbacks of card captures in the episodes that they are dubbing, which takes time away from the storyline of that particular episode. (If they're going to add in all these dumb flashbacks, why not just dub all the episodes? Geesh...)

11.The relationship between Yukito (Julian) and Touya (Tori) is completely cut out.

12.There is no sign whatsoever of Li having a crush on Yukito.

13.Sakura seems to slightly have an attitude problem and seems like a brat in the dub.

14.Sakura, Li, Madison, and Kero's vices are much deeper and mature than their original voices, making them sound older than they seem. Sakura had a really cute, sweet voice in the original.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on June 13, 2016, 01:59:56 PM
Just finish watching the 4th season of Sailor Moon Super S. This would be soooo much better without the filler crap and just cut to the main story.  When it works it just has you gripped and you find yourself compelled to watch the next episode as soon as the previous ends.  It's somewhat strange how a series that starts off somewhat clumsily and and whimsical and at times downright embarrassing but towards the end of the road it takes a turn and becomes terrifying and you are just gripped in this life and death struggle of a bunch of girls fighting to keep the loves and dreams alive from supernatural and alien forces that want to take the world down in terror!


I just started watching the 5th and final season Sailor Moon Stars and already the tone is just much darker and I anticipate with both dread and curiosity of how this is going to turn out as the enemies become more stronger and stronger and the girls lives and thrown into deeper peril and the strain on their relationship with each other.  Plus the ever overflowing optimism and compassion of the main protagonist in believing everything will work out fine in the end... will it end up being her downfall?

You do not want to mess with this woman!
(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/7e/0e/5e/7e0e5ee0bed487e8885349575d632429.jpg)
 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on June 13, 2016, 06:33:16 PM
What I found interesting even back then when Sailor Moon aired for the first time is the change in animation quality from one episode to another. It looks like several different studios must have had worked on different episodes. One of those studios has a pretty distinctive style, with rounder heads, less shading and more thin black lines to make up for the lack of shading. The second episode of the Galaxy Fršulein Yuna anime looks like being made from the same studio.

However, it clashes a lot with the character design and animation style I'm used to from the better animated episodes. Kind of like those episodes from the original SDF Macross that had been outsourced to other studios with lessee quality standards, but not THAT bad, to be honest.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: munchiaz on June 14, 2016, 01:44:04 AM
anyone here ever watch violence jack? Im curious because the new Suda51 has inspirations from violence jack, so i think i will look into watching it
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: johnnykonami on June 14, 2016, 08:15:42 AM
Now excuse me as I wear my a pair of panties with lace on my face like a super hero mask.


Like this?

(http://abload.de/img/blablayzpij.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=blablayzpij.jpg)


Nice!  Had these babies since High School.  Missing Vol. 5, unfortunately.

(http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo183/jhharold/Mobile Uploads/2016-06-14 14.41.03_zpsut3rolkl.jpg) (http://s374.photobucket.com/user/jhharold/media/Mobile Uploads/2016-06-14 14.41.03_zpsut3rolkl.jpg.html)

Speaking of anime, and sorry if I missed another thread about it, but has anyone seen the new Voltron on Netflix yet?  I watched a bit of it and it's not bad but IMO they dropped the ball on the music.  No sign of the original theme I loved so much as a kid, now it's semi-generic sorta fantasy/movie type stuff.  They also made a Pidge into a girl.  I don't know why but that upsets me, but it does! I guess I just don't like the source material tampered with too much.  On the upside they got that guy who played the manager from Flight of the Conchords and the werewolf leader from What We Do in the Shadows to be the voice of Coran, which is sweet.  Princess is no longer white bread, I guess your mileage may vary on that.  I wasn't too bothered by it but again I prefer the original models.  Looks like a design more out of Lunar or similar (has more of a 90's-ish feel than an 80's one to me).  The lions looked a little more menacing in the original, I think, which is preferable to me.  Voltron's design is mostly the same though I think it was missing the crest on it's chest and the star belt.  Biggest change that I noticed was in the face.  The new one is more squared off and has a frown.  I kinda prefer the DSL of the original, plus I love that 70's/80's/Giant Robot/Glam Rock look it had going on.  None of that remains.  The Robeasts so far have been alright, no complaints, feels like daikaijuu stuff which I like.  They used to get dropped off in giant coffins (awesome) and now it's a box and sorta coffin shaped but a little less descript.

I read a few reactions online and it seems like a few people are disappointed in the joining sequence.  I think it's mostly the same but the key element again was the music for me, and with that missing it doesn't have the same feel.  They also cut the "dynatherms connected/megathrusters are go/etc/and I'll form the head" stuff which I always thought was pretty awesome.  The majority of the other comments were from those freaks who want to make the characters into yaoi couples. (Same people ruining Fire Emblem (devs included)).  They scare me, so that's all I saw.

Overall, there is a bit more depth to the writing so it has that over in the original in most cases (except for pidge!) and it's probably worth a look if you were ever a fan of the original.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on June 14, 2016, 08:29:22 AM
anyone here ever watch violence jack? Im curious because the new Suda51 has inspirations from violence jack, so i think i will look into watching it
I only watched the infamous chainsaw torture scene that floats on Youtube. Was enough for me, even though I've got no issue with other brutal human dismemberings, e.g. MD Geist. It's just that I can't stand watching somebody being tortured.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on June 14, 2016, 12:18:35 PM
I know I am late to the party but I am having a great time watching Full Metal Alchemist with my daughter (12 years old) and she really likes Cowboy Bepop (I'm rewatching it).   

She is giving Record of Lodoss War a chance, too...but I don't know if she likes it as much as I did.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on June 14, 2016, 01:40:25 PM

I agree that Anime had a totally different feel back then.  We had a little club and got new freshly taped shows as they aired for a while, and even though there's been a handful (pretty rare actually) of new shows that have come out in recent years, all of my favorites (including themes) are from yesteryear.  Cyberpunk, horror, giant robots, demons, etc. etc. etc. vs. now the cute and bubbly Chris Hansen from Dateline NBC summoning fare of late.  I admit my favorite of all time is Urusei Yatsura though, which is pretty cute and bubbly.  But great!



I am actually trying to watch all 190+ episodes of the TV series right now and currently up to 35 so some ways off.

Watching this today I really miss this kind of animation although I can see imperfections and rough bits here and there which is what I think gives it that charm.  The show is really bizarre to say the least and the pacing feels forced at times as in it flows to quickly and there is a lot to take in.  Each show is around 25 mins but they never seem to drag.

The japanese voice acting is superb and while the stories and supporting characters feel a bit insane at times if you stick to it you might find you end up craving to see more episodes.
I've no doubt the influence this anime show had on video games and sci fi anime at that time.
 I love the 80's music in this and somehow I feel this show had influenced a lot of the music you hear on pc engine CD-Rom tracks and some of Konami's crazier games such as Parodius...cute girls, aliens, space ships, japanese cultural references and underworld folklore all in one show...

Try and get it if you can. They don't make em' like they used to.



I picked up the first 25 volumes on DVD inexpensively a few years back. After about 15 episodes they get kind of repetitive. But I love that 80s animation
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on July 06, 2016, 02:48:57 AM
oh if you folks are into demon slaying, blade runner-esque vistas and an all female cast of of devil hunters look out for Silent  Mobius. 

I am a huge fan of Kia Asamiya's work and been collecting his stuff over the years.  There are two short movies and a 26 episode tv series (released many years after the movies) which you could check out.  I had no idea that the movies got western release and completely forgot about them over the years.  So I was extremely surprise and happy to have found the first movie released by Bandai for fairly cheap on US import.  The 2nd movie however is a lot more harder to come by and pricier too...

Shame a pc engine game never materialized.
(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m113/secretsociety1/2B1DCD30-E0F4-42F3-8282-0D8FF6335D2D.jpg)


The TV series starts of cool but somewhere halfway it seems like they began to run out of money as the quality begins to fall a bit but don't let that put you off.


(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m113/secretsociety1/8E88C205-ABD4-46A3-A32C-475136FE6B0C.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on July 06, 2016, 05:42:08 AM
Silent MŲbius.

Damn.

The list grows.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on July 08, 2016, 08:47:03 AM
I watched Silent MŲbius back in 2002 on TV. To me, back then it made the impression of being a spiritual sequel to Bubblegum Crisis. I wasn't very fond of both Asamiya's visual character design as well as the story, but it held my interest until the end of the series.



On another note.
(https://abload.de/img/tumblr_o6u7dmxw8f1s40tasv0.gif) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=tumblr_o6u7dmxw8f1s40tasv0.gif)
I'm watching the SDF Macross TV series for the second time on DVD. Still very entertaining.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: NightWolve on July 08, 2016, 09:43:14 AM
Yes, she is. ;)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 08, 2016, 10:31:41 AM
I got a copy of Project A-Ko 3 (first pressing, not the "Dual Disc"). It's a great series, but we probably know all that. What I found interesting was a sorta promo real at the end all in Chinese, with digitally censored boobies to go with it.

Also, a music video for the closing theme where the two idols are wearing super baggy acid washed overalls and dancing around a farm...

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g780857-d1395744-Reviews-Makaino_Farm-Fujinomiya_Shizuoka_Prefecture_Chubu.html

That place, actually.

I love 80s anime. I really do.

I also got EP3 of a short lived OVA (probably there is a manga) called Shakotan Boogie. I bought it because I never saw it before. Bosuzoku style low riders, basically. A lot like Initial D, just a decade earlier and nowhere near as good. It doesn't seem to be listed at LDDB.com yet. It's amazing that we're still uncovering unlisted LDs even now in 2016 with something like 60,000 known releases.

Also, I have my own copy of Angel's Egg now. :) My word that movie is absolutely unique. A masterpiece.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Sarumaru on July 08, 2016, 11:03:03 AM
Best animuus evarrrr
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on July 08, 2016, 12:50:04 PM

Also, I have my own copy of Angel's Egg now. :) My word that movie is absolutely unique. A masterpiece.




I've forgotten about that anime
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 08, 2016, 03:39:44 PM
Somewhere on Youtube I saw an HD transfer of Angel's Egg. It was obvious when I saw it that anyone who saw this movie only in SD hasn't really seen the movie yet. Its a decent LD, but still just an LD. There is so much detail in this movie that's been hidden since 1986 and only now being seen.

The HD one I saw didn't have English subs, but really there's almost no dialogue and none of it makes sense anyway, don't worry about it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Arbitern1 on July 09, 2016, 01:42:56 AM
Angels egg looks absolutely beautiful. It's certainly a film that would drive many people up the wall. I love it though. It's a movie you can just sit in. Why won't Oshii do anime anymore? I know his later output is pretty hit or miss, but almost all his live action films are terrible.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on July 09, 2016, 02:24:30 AM
OK, I don't think I have ever seen Angel's Egg...the title fete only doesn't ring a bell.

ONE MORE ITEM ADDED TO NEVER-ENDING LIST.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: BigusSchmuck on July 09, 2016, 03:57:32 AM
The new Berserk anime is pretty good. I would say a step above the movies, but not as good as the original anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 09, 2016, 04:23:40 AM
Angels egg looks absolutely beautiful. It's certainly a film that would drive many people up the wall. I love it though. It's a movie you can just sit in. Why won't Oshii do anime anymore? I know his later output is pretty hit or miss, but almost all his live action films are terrible.

I don't know if there's any financial interest in movies like his currently. Even Ghibli is on theatrical hiatus these days.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: seieienbu on July 10, 2016, 08:53:49 AM
I've been a fan of Berserk for a long time.  I saw the original anime back in high school and loved it.  I later read the manga and enjoyed it as well.  Yeah, it kinda meanders off and nothing happens for about 10 years worth of issues, but that's a whole other thing.  I saw the movies and thought they were okay, I guess, though at least a bit pointless as they were covering the same material as the old anime but I wasn't of the opinion that they were substantially better and they left out a lot of content.  I was hoping the new anime series would be really good, but after 2 episodes I've found the new Berserk series rather disappointing. 

One of the reasons that I like the print version so much is because of how well drawn all of Miura's artwork is.  There's tons of detail everywhere and the action sequences look really good.  Then you have the stylized brushwork sometimes used to demonstrate that Guts is quite insane which I'm quite unsure how it will be portrayed.  As for the story, it seems they skipped past my favorite arc after the original anime ended.  Rather than the Forest of Lost Children arc they went right into the aftermath.  Who knows, maybe they'll go back and animate it later? 

I still intend to watch it but so far it isn't what I hoped that it would be.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: BigusSchmuck on July 10, 2016, 12:01:25 PM
I've been a fan of Berserk for a long time.  I saw the original anime back in high school and loved it.  I later read the manga and enjoyed it as well.  Yeah, it kinda meanders off and nothing happens for about 10 years worth of issues, but that's a whole other thing.  I saw the movies and thought they were okay, I guess, though at least a bit pointless as they were covering the same material as the old anime but I wasn't of the opinion that they were substantially better and they left out a lot of content.  I was hoping the new anime series would be really good, but after 2 episodes I've found the new Berserk series rather disappointing. 

One of the reasons that I like the print version so much is because of how well drawn all of Miura's artwork is.  There's tons of detail everywhere and the action sequences look really good.  Then you have the stylized brushwork sometimes used to demonstrate that Guts is quite insane which I'm quite unsure how it will be portrayed.  As for the story, it seems they skipped past my favorite arc after the original anime ended.  Rather than the Forest of Lost Children arc they went right into the aftermath.  Who knows, maybe they'll go back and animate it later? 

I still intend to watch it but so far it isn't what I hoped that it would be.

I sat down and watched the original anime again. God damn thats a hell of a lot better than the movies and the new one. Even with the cheesy intro music its definitely one of my favorite anime series.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: seieienbu on July 10, 2016, 04:37:28 PM
I really liked the intro; the Engrish is quite charming.  I also liked the song Forces and was quite pleased to see it make it into the new series.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on August 05, 2016, 06:30:13 AM
So FINALY desired to pick up the Ranma 1/2 blu Ray sets with the idea of buying two sets a month until I have all 7 sets.

Now Amazon had these ranging between $25-55 a set for some time.



However I now see it must be OOP?  Because people seem to think Set 1 & 4 are now $250 and $150 respectively for those two individual sets.


Well guess I snag the reasonable ones still going for $35 for 2-3 and 5-7 over the next few months and wait and see if set 1 & 4 go back to a reasonable price.

I did attempt to do some searching and found hat Walmart is sold out, and one internet based Japan company who had set one Viz media release with English dub for $45 new set one. I bought it last night however I got a cancelation notice today that the set was no longer avilable.

I do see one full set on eBay 1-7 for $270 whoever they state it only has English sub no sub. Sent a question to confirm if it is the reason A NA copy of the bluerays however no response as of yet.




Anyone here happen to have or see set 1 for the original MSRP of $45?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: shugs81 on August 05, 2016, 01:58:09 PM
Used to be a massive anime fan when it first came to the UK... Akira of course!!!

Some of my favs are just the wierd shit... But to be honest it kind of explains me as I love all the weird Japanese stuff... Think I was born in the wrong country!! Lol...

Some of the stuff i watched ( haven't really watched anything new since I watched the entirety of naruto... All 250 episodes of the original series in about 3 days... )

Full metal alchemist - awesome twist on the whole alchemy thing..  Kind of clever but still almost kid friendly
Trigun -loved it..  Well animated but a little confusing towards the end... But then pulls it together quite nicely
Beck Mongolian chop squad - great overview of the series... God if you like jrock
Cowboy bebop -need I say anything more??? I still almost wet myself when I hear the intro music!!!
Elfin lied - very odd but still quite good..  Kind of alien experiments and psychic gore.. 
Doomed megalopolis - 3 part ova.. Very old school manga quite disjointed but good if you can overlook that...
Gyver - I loved it even though I watched mutronics and giver dark hero before watching it! Typical alien armour hero stuff!
Aik for the top 2 - was the second 'series' for the gunbuster stuff..  A bit silly in places but loved it anywy...
Big o - I love big robots.... Nuff said...
Gunfam.... All series before seed... Gundam is amazing..well... I think it is anyway.... I really enjoyed all of the series i've seen up until seed... Seed looked too new and shiny... Put me off... But again... Giant robots!!!!
Bleach was good up until he first major filler.... Not sure what episode it was but it was me weird child girl thing...
Initial d was also pretty awesome... Only watched up until 4th stage.... I believe its still going...
Ergo proxy started well... But then got shit towards the end.   

I enjoyed the version of deadman wonderland.... Manga was loads better though...

I decided that reading manga was better than watxhjg the anime's.... Mainly as voice acting in Japan is stupid.... All girls sound the same...  All heroes that aren't kids sound the same and it can be via ryvdistracting from the storylines..   Plus the anime's skip of r a lot of stuff...

As I said I watched nearly 100 episodes of filler shit for naruto before switching to the manga... Much more entertaining and more fluid and relevant storylines....

As for anime films I would agree with everyone on Grave of Fireflies... Possibly one of my favourite gibli films although it's a bit difficult to watch..

Perfect blue is an amazing and well done psychological thriller..   The first time you watch it it seems a little odd but by the end of the film your hooked!!!

I also enjoyed ninja scrolls... Again... Bit twisted but good...

There's also a lot of stuff if you've read the manga it makes the film better..   Appleseed is awesome..  If you now the background.... If not its a little like you've been dropped in the middle of something that hasn't quite been explained properly...

Battle angel alita was also good... But again there was sooooo much more to it in the manga ...

There's loads I've watched that I can't remember...  But I know Venus wars was good.... Sky blue ( I think) was really a good story but a bit weird with the 3d elements thrown in. 

Evangelion is great... I have seen a weird porn twist which put me off for a long time but I came back around too it...  Definitely watch the newer ending as the original was done under time constrains and was a bit weak....

Samurai champloo is awesome....

I remember xxxholic being good but I can't remember if that was the anime or the manga... And it isn't porn related... It was magical stuff... No idea why they chose The name
...

Couple of odd ones I've enjoyed... Suzuka... Cheesey love story based around athletics...  Air.... Odd kind of story where a drifter befriends/ looks after a tween/ teenager...

Many many more.... Generally read the manga these days as it seems easier to get through..   bakuman was a great manga about drawing manga.. I've heard the series is quite good...

Gantz was pretty amazing.... But only 25 episodes... Manga was solo much better but it got turned into 2 live action films.... All worth watching!!!!
Anyway.... Booze.... Me... Not good mix
... 2 am here... Bah....
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: spenoza on August 05, 2016, 04:49:38 PM
Let's face it, the current Japanese animation market caters to grade school kids and otaku. The bottom has fallen out of a lot of different markets in Japan.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on August 05, 2016, 05:41:45 PM
Been watching aura battler dunbine as of late.Last year i pick it up on dvd and so i figure id watch it finally.Interesting mix of fantasy and sci-fi.This show is directed by yoshiyuki tomino of gundam fame,so yeah you will have characters die randomly out of nowhere  :lol:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on August 10, 2016, 09:56:39 AM
And this, ladies and gentleman, is why I don't use cute girly anime avatars on the web. I'm a guy, after all:

Quote
Why Do Anonymous Twitter Trolls Use Anime Avatars?
Source:
https://theringer.com/anonymous-twitter-trolls-anime-avatars-harassment-4chan-8578d36b2920-8578d36b2920#.4fckfpovm
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 10, 2016, 02:01:47 PM
And this, ladies and gentleman, is why I don't use cute girly anime avatars on the web. I'm a guy, after all:

Quote
Why Do Anonymous Twitter Trolls Use Anime Avatars?
Source:
https://theringer.com/anonymous-twitter-trolls-anime-avatars-harassment-4chan-8578d36b2920-8578d36b2920#.4fckfpovm

Normally I don't complain about off topic posts but this article was so directionless and lame I'll make an exception.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on August 10, 2016, 03:27:29 PM
Ergo proxy started well... But then got shit towards the end.   

Yeah pretty much. I had high hopes for it too.

Let's face it, the current Japanese animation market caters to grade school kids and otaku. The bottom has fallen out of a lot of different markets in Japan.

This got me thinking about when I quit bothering to even check the new anime each season in Japan. I'm thinking around 2011 was when I just gave up. I vaguely pay attention to US releases and use that as a quasi-filter now. Lately I've been rewatching a lot of older oavs.

Been watching aura battler dunbine as of late.Last year i pick it up on dvd and so i figure id watch it finally.Interesting mix of fantasy and sci-fi.This show is directed by yoshiyuki tomino of gundam fame,so yeah you will have characters die randomly out of nowhere  :lol:

I remember this being decent. 7/10 material or so, but it's been a long time and I am biased positively towards mecha.

Did you actually managed to get all the dvds btw? Vol 11 and 12 are pretty hard to find. I torrented that shit.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on August 10, 2016, 05:54:20 PM
And this, ladies and gentleman, is why I don't use cute girly anime avatars on the web. I'm a guy, after all:

Quote
Why Do Anonymous Twitter Trolls Use Anime Avatars?
Source:
https://theringer.com/anonymous-twitter-trolls-anime-avatars-harassment-4chan-8578d36b2920-8578d36b2920#.4fckfpovm

Normally I don't complain about off topic posts but this article was so directionless and lame I'll make an exception.

I think you woke up on the wrong side of the bed :)

It was a decent article.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on August 10, 2016, 06:13:21 PM
Normally I don't complain about off topic posts but this article was so directionless and lame I'll make an exception.
Thank the author, not me.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on August 10, 2016, 07:06:09 PM



Let's face it, the current Japanese animation market caters to grade school kids and otaku. The bottom has fallen out of a lot of different markets in Japan.

This got me thinking about when I quit bothering to even check the new anime each season in Japan. I'm thinking around 2011 was when I just gave up. I vaguely pay attention to US releases and use that as a quasi-filter now. Lately I've been rewatching a lot of older oavs.

Been watching aura battler dunbine as of late.Last year i pick it up on dvd and so i figure id watch it finally.Interesting mix of fanta
Ergo proxy started well... But then got shit towards the end.   

Yeah pretty much. I had high hopes for it too.

Let's face it, the current Japanese animation market caters to grade school kids and otaku. The bottom has fallen out of a lot of different markets in Japan.



Been watching aura battler dunbine as of late.Last year i pick it up on dvd and so i figure id watch it finally.Interesting mix of fantasy and sci-fi.This show is directed by yoshiyuki tomino of gundam fame,so yeah you will have characters die randomly out of nowhere  :lol:

I remember this being decent. 7/10 material or so, but it's been a long time and I am biased positively towards mecha.

Did you actually managed to get all the dvds btw? Vol 11 and 12 are pretty hard to find. I torrented that shit.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on August 10, 2016, 10:53:31 PM
Did I mention I found Grave of the Fireflies tedious to watch?






Let's face it, the current Japanese animation market caters to grade school kids and otaku. The bottom has fallen out of a lot of different markets in Japan.

This got me thinking about when I quit bothering to even check the new anime each season in Japan. I'm thinking around 2011 was when I just gave up. I vaguely pay attention to US releases and use that as a quasi-filter now. Lately I've been rewatching a lot of older oavs.

Been watching aura battler dunbine as of late.Last year i pick it up on dvd and so i figure id watch it finally.Interesting mix of fanta
Ergo proxy started well... But then got shit towards the end.   

Yeah pretty much. I had high hopes for it too.

Let's face it, the current Japanese animation market caters to grade school kids and otaku. The bottom has fallen out of a lot of different markets in Japan.



Been watching aura battler dunbine as of late.Last year i pick it up on dvd and so i figure id watch it finally.Interesting mix of fantasy and sci-fi.This show is directed by yoshiyuki tomino of gundam fame,so yeah you will have characters die randomly out of nowhere  :lol:

I remember this being decent. 7/10 material or so, but it's been a long time and I am biased positively towards mecha.

Did you actually managed to get all the dvds btw? Vol 11 and 12 are pretty hard to find. I torrented that shit.
lost in quotation.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on August 11, 2016, 01:15:22 AM
Did I mention I found Grave of the Fireflies tedious to watch?

That's a shame, since it is a great film.

Not enough sex/motorcycles/tits/magic/guns/tits/jidaigeki/vampires/supernatural cocks/pre-pubescent girls/Squirtles/anthropomorphized cats/sex?

That is a shame.


Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on August 11, 2016, 02:05:04 AM
No. Just tedious, that's all.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: BigusSchmuck on August 11, 2016, 02:51:17 AM
Got the wife to watch Food Wars! since its basically a cooking anime show on steroids. Very very goofy, enough said.
Title: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on August 11, 2016, 07:07:53 AM
No. Just tedious, that's all.

Stay away from:

Los Olvidados
The Shining
Walkabout
Fitzcarraldo
Aguirre, Wrath of God
Redbeard
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

And countless other tedious films.

:)

Yes, I am teasing you about your taste and your tolerance for slower pacing.

Seriously, though, stay away from every film Antonioni ever made. Even Blow Up.

Sorry to tease :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on August 11, 2016, 07:21:34 AM
Thanks for the advice. I'll keep it in mind.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 11, 2016, 08:36:25 AM
I'm so glad someone else played art snob instead of me this time. I'm worn the hell out putting the taste smack down on cavemen Internet-wide.

To prove I'm as low as anyone, a Family Guy reference. What was it he said when asked why he didn't like The Godfather? I can't remember.
Title: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on August 11, 2016, 08:10:36 PM
I'm so glad someone else played art snob instead of me this time. I'm worn the hell out putting the taste smack down on cavemen Internet-wide.

:)

To his credit, he didn't take the bait

:)




BACK ON TOPIC:

By the way, I actually am having fun watching Noragami.

I finished the first season.

Maybe I lost all credibility by acknowledging this?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on August 12, 2016, 05:43:21 PM
Did I mention I found Grave of the Fireflies tedious to watch?






Let's face it, the current Japanese animation market caters to grade school kids and otaku. The bottom has fallen out of a lot of different markets in Japan.

This got me thinking about when I quit bothering to even check the new anime each season in Japan. I'm thinking around 2011 was when I just gave up. I vaguely pay attention to US releases and use that as a quasi-filter now. Lately I've been rewatching a lot of older oavs.

Been watching aura battler dunbine as of late.Last year i pick it up on dvd and so i figure id watch it finally.Interesting mix of fanta
Ergo proxy started well... But then got shit towards the end.   

Yeah pretty much. I had high hopes for it too.

Let's face it, the current Japanese animation market caters to grade school kids and otaku. The bottom has fallen out of a lot of different markets in Japan.



Been watching aura battler dunbine as of late.Last year i pick it up on dvd and so i figure id watch it finally.Interesting mix of fantasy and sci-fi.This show is directed by yoshiyuki tomino of gundam fame,so yeah you will have characters die randomly out of nowhere  :lol:

I remember this being decent. 7/10 material or so, but it's been a long time and I am biased positively towards mecha.

Did you actually managed to get all the dvds btw? Vol 11 and 12 are pretty hard to find. I torrented that shit.
lost in quotation.
Damn edit wasn't working right  ](*,)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on August 12, 2016, 08:10:35 PM
I liked watching Tampopo (funny movie about a female ramen cook and for the love of food in itself) and I'm a fan of everything directed by Takeshi Kitano (apart from Blood and Bones, what an annoying waste of time).

Otherwise, to hell with any arthouse cinema bullshit. Most of these just exist to make viewers feel pseudo intellectual.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: seieienbu on August 13, 2016, 07:34:57 AM
BACK ON TOPIC:

By the way, I actually am having fun watching Noragami.

I finished the first season.

Maybe I lost all credibility by acknowledging this?

I watched the first season and thought it was better at the start than at the end.  I tried to watch the second season but never got through the second episode.
Title: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on August 13, 2016, 08:16:02 AM
BACK ON TOPIC:

By the way, I actually am having fun watching Noragami.

I finished the first season.

Maybe I lost all credibility by acknowledging this?

I watched the first season and thought it was better at the start than at the end.  I tried to watch the second season but never got through the second episode.


I am going to try to watch Season 2 soon.

I also want to finish watching Full Metal Alchemist (which has been enjoyable, as well).










I liked watching Tampopo (funny movie about a female ramen cook and for the love of food in itself) and I'm a fan of everything directed by Takeshi Kitano (apart from Blood and Bones, what an annoying waste of time).

Otherwise, to hell with any arthouse cinema bullshit. Most of these just exist to make viewers feel pseudo intellectual.

I've seen Tampopo. :)

Anyway, don't worry so much about other folks (there will always be silly people)...and don't worry about how something is labeled/marketed... see if *you* enjoy it.

No, I don't think you will rush out to see Los Olvidados.

But I bet you *might* find it intriguing, especially for the time it was made.


FUN TANGENT:
If Dracula X/Snatcher/Metal Slug were "art house gaming", would we care? (Hint: they are!)

I can pseudo-intellectualize anything: great games, crappy video games, the swirling mass in the toilet I sit upon now, the lyrics to "Sea of Love" on TG-CD, vapid anime, XaviX, all the films by Jackie Chan, etc.

:)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on August 13, 2016, 08:59:30 AM
Anyway, don't worry so much about other folks (there will always be silly people)...and don't worry about how something is labeled/marketed... see if *you* enjoy it.

This. Just watch what you enjoy. Too many times with anime people try to make people feel bad for what they watch. f*ck that.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 13, 2016, 12:09:47 PM
I liked watching Tampopo (funny movie about a female ramen cook and for the love of food in itself) and I'm a fan of everything directed by Takeshi Kitano (apart from Blood and Bones, what an annoying waste of time).

Otherwise, to hell with any arthouse cinema bullshit. Most of these just exist to make viewers feel pseudo intellectual.

GotF isn't "art house cinema". Its not 8 1/2 or even Stardust Memories. It's a really straightforward movie with only two main characters, less than 90min IIRC. If you can't handle something simple as that then forget enjoying huge portion of the best movies ever made.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on August 18, 2016, 06:38:44 PM
Can't handle it, and I'm not ashamed to admit it in the public. I never understood why grave was so hyped. I found it acceptable, though. Maybe not as bad as I made purposefully up, for the fun. But ultimately, that film doesn't mean much to ME. I'd rather watch Aliens or the first Terminator for the tenth time, they never get old.

Don't blame me that you're enjoying a boring-as-hell movie like grave. That's ok, since it is YOUR taste, but you can't make everybody in the world share that taste.
Title: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on August 19, 2016, 03:31:08 AM
Can't handle it, and I'm not ashamed to admit it in the public. I never understood why grave was so hyped. I found it acceptable, though. Maybe not as bad as I made purposefully up, for the fun. But ultimately, that film doesn't mean much to ME. I'd rather watch Aliens or the first Terminator for the tenth time, they never get old.

Don't blame me that you're enjoying a boring-as-hell movie like grave. That's ok, since it is YOUR taste, but you can't make everybody in the world share that taste.

Well, in the form of a simple drama (brother and sister trying to survive), it masterfully delves into personal, moral, political, social, existential, economic, historical, etc. issues. It is *not* simply about war. Hell no. Yes, it deals with war, but so much more (existential).

And it does it in a *meaningful* way against the backdrop that is still relevant today (yes the film is about WWII, and yes, it has specific meanings for the pre- and post- WWII generations, but the issues in GotF remain relevant today and transcend that specific era in history).

Surely you know about the firebombings of Dresden?

Think about how that *alone* (let alone the backdrop of Grave) has relevance to 2016 and the tactics used by governments/politicians today.

Even if you were ignorant of history (I am *not* suggesting you are), nearly all viewers would still be able to engage with the moral/political/social/economic ramifications of *inequality* and GotF. Hardship is not equally distributed in a society divided by inequality.

Notice I didn't even mention "war"...because Grave of the Fireflies is *not* simply about war. It is about what is happening, every day. I worry about my flaky internet connection whilst millions of people are simply trying to survive another day.


WATCH "THE BICYCLE THIEF" .... If you find that film boring, then I understand why you would call GotF boring.

I have always thought that The Bicycle Thief and Grave of the Fireflies were connected in some meaningful way, beyond the obvious WWII backdrop.

Anyway, if those are boring films, may I suggest The Battle of Algiers as a film that might match your preferences? It is less boring, perhaps. And, more obviously relevant to issues of 2016.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: BigusSchmuck on August 19, 2016, 04:43:18 PM
The new Berserk anime is finally getting interesting. If you disregard a whole ark missing (The Black Swordsman and The Lost Children Ark) its doing the Conviction Ark justice. I just wish they ditch the cheesy CGI.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 19, 2016, 05:35:33 PM
Can't handle it, and I'm not ashamed to admit it in the public. I never understood why grave was so hyped. I found it acceptable, though. Maybe not as bad as I made purposefully up, for the fun. But ultimately, that film doesn't mean much to ME. I'd rather watch Aliens or the first Terminator for the tenth time, they never get old.

Don't blame me that you're enjoying a boring-as-hell movie like grave. That's ok, since it is YOUR taste, but you can't make everybody in the world share that taste.

Why would I blame you for me enjoying a movie? Never mind what sort of mechanism would take place to make that happen in the first place. Why would anyone be blamed? I'm nothing but thankful that I have a love of boring things.

Its not really taste, exactly. Apparently you're a retarded 9 year old because if if its not full on scifi action with both barrels blazing nonstop its unwatchable. I have a hard time even imagining what life would be like if I had zero attention span or breath of interests.

I imagine you only have one CD, Andrew WK's "I Get Wet".

You're really missing out on a LOT. And I'm not saying that like some hipster trying to tell you licorice isn't disgusting or when you watch sports without a DVR. I mean you seriously have missed out on a LOT if you can't handle a movie more complex than a GI Joe cartoon. I'm not going to list movies here or anything, there's no point. From what you're saying probably %90 of all movies ever made bore you to tears. In other words, you don't actually like movies.

Ah! I remmeber. "It insists upon itself". That's what he said.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 19, 2016, 05:38:03 PM
Can't handle it, and I'm not ashamed to admit it in the public. I never understood why grave was so hyped. I found it acceptable, though. Maybe not as bad as I made purposefully up, for the fun. But ultimately, that film doesn't mean much to ME. I'd rather watch Aliens or the first Terminator for the tenth time, they never get old.

Don't blame me that you're enjoying a boring-as-hell movie like grave. That's ok, since it is YOUR taste, but you can't make everybody in the world share that taste.

Well, in the form of a simple drama (brother and sister trying to survive), it masterfully delves into personal, moral, political, social, existential, economic, historical, etc. issues. It is *not* simply about war. Hell no. Yes, it deals with war, but so much more (existential).

And it does it in a *meaningful* way against the backdrop that is still relevant today (yes the film is about WWII, and yes, it has specific meanings for the pre- and post- WWII generations, but the issues in GotF remain relevant today and transcend that specific era in history).

Surely you know about the firebombings of Dresden?

Think about how that *alone* (let alone the backdrop of Grave) has relevance to 2016 and the tactics used by governments/politicians today.

Even if you were ignorant of history (I am *not* suggesting you are), nearly all viewers would still be able to engage with the moral/political/social/economic ramifications of *inequality* and GotF. Hardship is not equally distributed in a society divided by inequality.

Notice I didn't even mention "war"...because Grave of the Fireflies is *not* simply about war. It is about what is happening, every day. I worry about my flaky internet connection whilst millions of people are simply trying to survive another day.


WATCH "THE BICYCLE THIEF" .... If you find that film boring, then I understand why you would call GotF boring.

I have always thought that The Bicycle Thief and Grave of the Fireflies were connected in some meaningful way, beyond the obvious WWII backdrop.

Anyway, if those are boring films, may I suggest The Battle of Algiers as a film that might match your preferences? It is less boring, perhaps. And, more obviously relevant to issues of 2016.

The Bicycle Thief *needs* to be boring to work. You have to be genuinely sedated so that when the end comes you won't KILL YOURSELF.

BTW, I'm not sure why you are recommending other movies. GotF was on a double bill with My Neighbor Totoro. Its a cartoon for children, preteens, 9 year olds even. Heavy as f*ck? Yes, but its Japan's Last Temptation of Christ so the whole family sees it. If he can't handle a little baby's cartoon like GotF then he's not going to make it two frames into The Bicycle Thief. As soon as he sees its in black and white he'll throw his Captain Caveman club high through the screen.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on August 19, 2016, 05:56:02 PM
^ Hey, you never know. He might be curious to check out stuff :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on August 19, 2016, 07:50:57 PM
I watch movies to enjoy them. Can I get enjoyment about watching two kids starving slowly to death? Hell no.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on September 03, 2016, 10:26:05 AM
Really am enjoying rewatching the 2003 tv series of Astro Boy.  I wish I could watch it with the original japanese just to see how much was changed when it was westernized but still great production values.  I' m not a huge fan of Osamu Tezuka's work but here I feel they gave the series some love and charm.


(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ7U-XbAp-s)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: PunkicCyborg on September 03, 2016, 10:54:04 AM
I finished Maison Ikkoku and was having a hard time finding something to follow up that amazing series with. Watched most of Super Dimension Century Orguss but started to feel like a chore. Just got really boring but I need to finish it since I'm almost done. Wife wanted something to watch with me so we started Macross Frontier but she kept falling asleep. Then she wanted to switch to Inu Yasha but man thats just too long at almost 200 episodes for the first series!
Finally started Gurren Lagann and think that will be the one we stick with, whether she falls asleep or not on me (I work late so our sleep schedules kind of suck) because it's so fun. I'm just gonna binge watch this all week. Gotta love Gainax!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on September 03, 2016, 01:12:07 PM
Even I like Gurren Lagann.

I don't know how it rates overall but if you like really long soap opera stuff that goes in strange places sometimes (Maison) then try Touch. A word of warning. If you think you want to watch the long TV version then do so. You could also watch the movies instead. However there is a major event that takes place somewhat early on in the series and the TV/films will spoil it for each other.

I'd recommend the movies, honestly.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on September 03, 2016, 01:41:19 PM
Really am enjoying rewatching the 2003 tv series of Astro Boy.  I wish I could watch it with the original japanese just to see how much was changed when it was westernized but still great production values.  I' m not a huge fan of Osamu Tezuka's work but here I feel they gave the series some love and charm.


(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ7U-XbAp-s)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ7U-XbAp-s


I got six of the DVDs of this series from dollar tree of all places. I've thus far only watched the first episode though.

I really love the 1980 version of Astro Boy as well if you enjoy this one.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on September 03, 2016, 05:07:35 PM
The GBA game from that era is maybe my favorite game on the system. I haven't seen the TV series though since I'm waiting for a Japanese language version. Been waiting 10 years or more now 12?

The Astro Boy manga is like nothing else. Amazing.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: wildfruit on September 03, 2016, 10:24:29 PM
No. Just tedious, that's all.
You have no soul?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on September 03, 2016, 11:03:07 PM
My hair is blonde, and I don't have freckles.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on September 04, 2016, 01:07:47 AM
The GBA game from that era is maybe my favorite game on the system.
 

It's my favorite game made by Treasure too.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on September 04, 2016, 01:13:25 AM
My hair is blonde, and I don't have freckles.

We tease you too much! Sorry. :)

By the way, have you seen Fires on the Plain?

I think it is the perfect film for you. Lots of mocaccino, mocha, Marvel superheroes and explosions and tits with an occasional penis. NOT BORING AT ALL.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fires_on_the_Plain_(1959_film)

NOTE: Not tedious.

:)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on September 04, 2016, 02:54:31 AM
When somebody gets butthurt about hearing others opinions, he should hide himself in a deep hole isolated from the rest of the world and shouldn't visit online forums.

:)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on September 04, 2016, 06:53:07 AM
When somebody gets butthurt about hearing others opinions, he should hide himself in a deep hole isolated from the rest of the world and shouldn't visit online forums.

:)

I was teasing. I'll stop.

:)

But, seriously, I bet you would like some of these films.

:)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on September 04, 2016, 07:00:31 AM
When somebody gets butthurt about hearing others opinions, he should hide himself in a deep hole isolated from the rest of the world and shouldn't visit online forums.

:)

Well then, bye. Don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on September 04, 2016, 07:23:10 AM
I was teasing. I'll stop.
Don't worry. How in the world could I be mad at you?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on September 07, 2016, 08:41:18 AM
I finished Maison Ikkoku and was having a hard time finding something to follow up that amazing series with. Watched most of Super Dimension Century Orguss but started to feel like a chore. Just got really boring but I need to finish it since I'm almost done. Wife wanted something to watch with me so we started Macross Frontier but she kept falling asleep. Then she wanted to switch to Inu Yasha but man thats just too long at almost 200 episodes for the first series!
Finally started Gurren Lagann and think that will be the one we stick with, whether she falls asleep or not on me (I work late so our sleep schedules kind of suck) because it's so fun. I'm just gonna binge watch this all week. Gotta love Gainax!

If you want another space epic I recommend Legend of Galactic Heroes.  110 episodes but there's like no filler, I really enjoyed the entire show.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on September 08, 2016, 09:42:49 AM
Me and my girlfriend started watching the first season of Pokťmon again. Oh, good old times. Even watching two metapods engaging in a hard(en) fight is more entertaining than watching a certain Ghibli movie. just kidding.

And by the way, there are more sexy pics added on her Cosplay site on Facebook. Feel free to stop by and... hit the like buttons as hard as you can. Or whatever you guys do in your free time.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on January 04, 2017, 09:11:39 AM
Rose of Versailles

This late 1970's anime based around drama's in a french noble court has grabbed my interests these last few days.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on January 04, 2017, 09:26:22 AM
Been watching,gatchaman since i pick it up on bluray recently.Sure it's a kids show but i all ways wanted to watch it uncut since it was sanitize for na as battle of the planets.With gacthaman you can see how much it influence sentai.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on January 04, 2017, 09:33:13 AM
Been watching,gatchaman since i pick it up on bluray recently.Sure it's a kids show but i all ways wanted to watch it uncut since it was sanitize for na as battle of the planets.With gacthaman you can see how much it influence sentai.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Sn1Y_BFfuI


I still loved Battle of the Planets.

I remember this one, messed up episode where a young boy loses his father (the ground rips open and the boy tries to hold his father by the arm to save him...but his grip isn't strong enough).

Anyway, here we are, decades later, and I still remember that scene. It was very rare to see something like that back in the early 80's in a kid's show :)

Wait!

This scene might have been from Robotech, actually.

Damn.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on January 04, 2017, 09:46:36 AM
Been watching,gatchaman since i pick it up on bluray recently.Sure it's a kids show but i all ways wanted to watch it uncut since it was sanitize for na as battle of the planets.With gacthaman you can see how much it influence sentai.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Sn1Y_BFfuI


I still loved Battle of the Planets.

I remember this one, messed up episode where a young boy loses his father (the ground rips open and the boy tries to hold his father by the arm to save him...but his grip isn't strong enough).

Anyway, here we are, decades later, and I still remember that scene. It was very rare to see something like that back in the early 80's in a kid's show :)

Wait!

This scene might have been from Robotech, actually.

Damn.



Yeah that episode with the giant mummy and the kid ends up blaming ken for taking his father away.The show in it's original form can be a little brutal with characters being killed off ! To it's credit,only thing i liked about botp is ken the eagle being voiced by casey kasem.Every thing else for botp had to much forced edits.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: johnnykonami on January 04, 2017, 10:03:14 AM
I just bought the Bubble Gum Crisis Blu-ray set from Animeigo, it should be en route.  Picked up AD Police and Bubble Gum Crash DVDs from them too since they were so cheap.  I started buying the Ranma Blu-Ray sets also, so those should take me forever to get through.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on January 04, 2017, 09:56:51 PM
Johnny, you won't be disappointed with the Crisis BDs, I promise.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on January 05, 2017, 09:39:28 AM
Johnny, you won't be disappointed with the Crisis BDs, I promise.

Seconded, they did an amazing job there.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on January 05, 2017, 10:55:02 AM
Johnny, you won't be disappointed with the Crisis BDs, I promise.

Seconded, they did an amazing job there.

Unless you have a Blu-Ray player like my old Pioneer that doesn't like the discs.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: johnnykonami on January 05, 2017, 12:51:20 PM
Johnny, you won't be disappointed with the Crisis BDs, I promise.
Seconded, they did an amazing job there.

Sweet!  I'm glad to hear that.  I'm excited to watch them now!

Unless you have a Blu-Ray player like my old Pioneer that doesn't like the discs.

Gonna watch them in the ol' PS Tripple, should work well enough hopefully.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on January 06, 2017, 01:36:37 AM


Gonna watch them in the ol' PS Tripple, should work well enough hopefully.

Yeah, works fine on my PS3, I have a couple of other Sony BluRay players, haven't tested it on those. But the Pioneer in the living room didn't like the discs.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on January 06, 2017, 01:59:04 AM
Unless you have a Blu-Ray player like my old Pioneer that doesn't like the discs.

That sucks, I feel for you. Good thing it works on your PS3, does on mine, too.

By the way:
(https://abload.de/img/magical_girl_crossovex0opf.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=magical_girl_crossovex0opf.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on January 06, 2017, 09:00:03 AM
Unless you have a Blu-Ray player like my old Pioneer that doesn't like the discs.

That sucks, I feel for you. Good thing it works on your PS3, does on mine, too.

By the way:
(https://abload.de/img/magical_girl_crossovex0opf.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=magical_girl_crossovex0opf.jpg)


I recently got the rebellion movie. Not sure if I want to get the tv series or the three movies the tv show Elias condensed into. Considering they are pricy.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on January 10, 2017, 04:56:11 AM
The first volume of the Lupin Series 2 box sets arrived today  (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/DragonmasterDan/Mobile Uploads/IMG_20170110_113002_zpsz7p4rsyl.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on January 10, 2017, 05:36:16 AM
The first volume of the Lupin Series 2 box sets arrived today  (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/DragonmasterDan/Mobile Uploads/IMG_20170110_113002_zpsz7p4rsyl.jpg)


Neat. Because Lupin is so old and I am. It very familirour with the series as tk what has and has not been dubbed I have a few questions.

Are these dubbed?  How many episodes? Blu ray? 


I know you can kinda tell what decade Lupin series were done based on the color jacket he wears but that's about it. I have a few of the movie collections from Funimatiksn and even fewer DVDs of the tv show that was dubbed.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on January 10, 2017, 05:40:27 AM

Neat. Because Lupin is so old and I am. It very familirour with the series as tk what has and has not been dubbed I have a few questions.

Are these dubbed?  How many episodes? Blu ray? 


I know you can kinda tell what decade Lupin series were done based on the color jacket he wears but that's about it. I have a few of the movie collections from Funimatiksn and even fewer DVDs of the tv show that was dubbed.

This is series 2 from the late 1970s and early 1980s. Of series 2 episodes 81 of 155 are dubbed. This particular box set contains episodes 1-40 (all dubbed), this is DVD not Blu-Ray. All of the episodes on the first set were released in individual volumes by Geneon over a decade ago with approximately 5 episodes per DVD, but have been long since out of print.

Added in edit: Updated to late 1970s and early 1980s
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on January 10, 2017, 05:41:53 AM
Ah this might be a more viable options. Those Geon dvds are what I have. I think like two or three but they were just to expensive to try and complete
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on January 10, 2017, 05:45:27 AM
Ah this might be a more viable options. Those Geon dvds are what I have. I think like two or three but they were just to expensive to try and complete

Starting with volume 5 they started to get produced in much smaller quantities. A quick look on amazon shows that Geneon Volume 5 is considerably more expensive https://www.amazon.com/Lupin-3rd-Mission-Irresistible-Vol/dp/B0000TG4A6

Than the whole new set that includes it https://www.amazon.com/Lupin-3rd-2-Box-1/dp/B01MAXV89Q/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1484073951&sr=1-2&keywords=Lupin+the+third+part+2
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on January 10, 2017, 10:30:31 AM
Dat Fujiko!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on January 13, 2017, 05:58:15 AM
And on a completely different note, this short (6 mins) gave me the feels so hard :'(
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on February 16, 2017, 07:08:42 AM
So I recently watched and enjoyed Konosuba.  It's total ecchi and comedy but the situations and characters are good enough to keep watching.  Without saying too much, it's like the concept of Sword Art Online except there is nothing noble about any of the characters and it plays on like every RPG trope ever.  First episode starts a bit slow but the series picks up as it goes on.

You know you want to at least Google it now...
(https://68.media.tumblr.com/e40854abf1737e3e503ea031eb293ea4/tumblr_o1zp779DsU1s21xzoo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Michirin9801 on February 16, 2017, 12:15:00 PM
Konosuba is pretty good, fun and funny, I watched it soon after season 1 finished airing and I had a good time, but since I'm not the kind to watch stuff week-by-week I'll only be watching season 2 once the whole thing has come out so that I can binge on it...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on February 16, 2017, 06:15:23 PM
Did watch,cyborg 009 call of justice recently on netflik.It was ok but the whole show being cgi,makes the characters look stiff far as the animation goes.Beside the show main villain having a god like complex makes it kind of forgettable.It'some thing though this series such as cyborg 009 continue to be updated for the modern age.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on March 29, 2017, 05:35:08 AM
I finally watched all of Macross: Do You Remember Love?

The productions values on the movie are pretty amazing, and the story and characters are pretty well fleshed out.  I definitely enjoyed it more than Macross Plus.  I'm debating watching Frontier or Zero next, but I also have a couple other things queued that I'd probably want to finish first. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on March 29, 2017, 05:45:06 AM
I finally watched all of Macross: Do You Remember Love?

The productions values on the movie are pretty amazing, and the story and characters are pretty well fleshed out.  I definitely enjoyed it more than Macross Plus.  I'm debating watching Frontier or Zero next, but I also have a couple other things queued that I'd probably want to finish first. 

I saw it a few years ago for the first time (I'm assuming you mean the movie). I love the 80s music theme and animation, but it was more eye candy and nostalgia for me than a film that stuck with me due to memorable plot or characters.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on March 29, 2017, 06:54:17 AM
I saw Macross DYRL the first time in 2000, when it was aired along with Macross II: Lovers Again on German TV, subtitled. I still have the VHS recording somewhere, which interestingly did not yet introduced the mastering bugs from the 2001 double pack DVD release. (one or two subtitle timing issues in DYRL and a horrible permanent reverb in the Japanese audio track of Lovers Again.)

I got introduced to the TV series much, much later in 2010.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on March 29, 2017, 06:54:29 AM
DYRL was basically a wank real for fans of the TV series. You're supposed to already love all the characters already going in.

Amazingly I was able to stomach the childish bullshit long enough to wach Frontier and it was OK. Zero straight sucked though, a waste of a Macross series.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on March 29, 2017, 07:01:54 AM
The story of DYRL was initially a bit confusing to me, since there was no explanation why mankind was on a big 'ol transformable spaceship flying back to earth. There were only a few hints told by Minmay in her concert.
Still, all these things I didn't know about made it interesting for me to dig into it more and more. There were also some articles in the AnimaniA magazine back then revealing background information about the origins of the movie and its alterations to the TV series, and how Macross became the first part of Robotech.

The animated art of DYRL is pure visual porn.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on March 29, 2017, 07:50:39 AM
The story of DYRL was initially a bit confusing to me, since there was no explanation why mankind was on a big 'ol transformable spaceship flying back to earth. There were only a few hints told by Minmay in her concert.
Still, all these things I didn't know about made it interesting for me to dig into it more and more. There were also some articles in the AnimaniA magazine back then revealing background information about the origins of the movie and its alterations to the TV series, and how Macross became the first part of Robotech.

The animated art of DYRL is pure visual porn.

I agree 100%, and while the story was a bit disjointed and some of the character development felt a bit rushed, I enjoyed it.

I was talking to a friend about this and he said that DYRL is actually supposed to be like, a movie made about the events of the first Macross series within that world.  Hence some weirdness, like Zeta said it feels like you need to know all the characters before watching the movie to get the full impact, but I didn't mind.

If you don't like Frontier and you don't like Zero, then what series from Macross do you actually enjoy Zeta?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on March 29, 2017, 08:21:37 AM
I enjoy actual Macross. The 1982 series. Did you forget about that one? Zero was made like...20 years after the original show. It's not "Macross", it's "Macross Zero."  If you like Gundam Wing you don't like Gundam, you like Gundam Wing. "Gundam" proper is 0079, Zeta, ZZ, CCA, F91, 0080, 0083, Unicorn...with Macross the sequels are all canon more or less but the staff changes so much and the quality is so up and down that the stuff is clearly disconnected from Macross in so many ways.

Also, while I initially hated it like all western fans, I eventually flopfloped and fell totally in love with Macross 7, especially the Dynamite OVAs. I don't expect anyone to understand that, I have a hard time explaining myself. 7 is the only Macross that exists as a philosophical sequel. The other series producers try to invent conflict to have an exuse sell more VFs. They all go back to Boobytrap, basically, and just do the same shit all over again. 7 begins with the notion that you already know about the power of song but what do you do with it once you're bored of using it to kill aliens? The sacrifices the main characters will go through to try and answer this question are what make me love the show.

And of course I love DYRL immeasurably. A Concord moment of anime in so many ways, and also sort like the Thriller of anime in that EVERYONE who liked anime saw this in the summer of '84. I own it twice on LD and also the hybrid BR.

BTW, the hybrid BR has a short paragraph at the beginning that explains the setting...barely.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on March 29, 2017, 06:32:05 PM
It's similar to me.

The Macross I like is bonded to Mikimoto's 80s and 90s character designs, and the music of that time.
Even though I haven't seen anything else beyond Macross, DYRL and Lovers Again, I don't think I'll ever touch Frontier, Zero or Plus.

I found the Macross 7 Trash manga enjoyable enough that I might like the anime as well. Has it been available on disc anywhere, Japanese audio with English subtitles? Not counting bootlegs.

Also I don't care if later Macross incarnations claim DYRL to be a "movie" within the universe or even declare Lovers Again being non-canon. What the f*ck, is Shoji Kawamori trying to be George Lucas or what, for not being involved into Lovers Again.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on March 29, 2017, 08:58:37 PM
Unless it came out in the U.K. I don't think Macross 7 was been released with subs anywhere. The DYRL BR I mentioned doesn't have them either. I think it might be a Harmony Gold issue since Bandai puts English subs on a lot of stuff now.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on March 29, 2017, 10:19:46 PM
Does HG have the US distribution rights for the whole Macross franchise, or only for the 1982 SDF Macross series?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on March 30, 2017, 04:42:06 AM
They own Robotech as if it were an actual show they made. Therefore, any Macross items sold here go through them or nowhere. Any Macross show sold here would have have to have absolutely nothing to do with the original show including the word "Macross".

I read an interview where Kawamori basically says he feels that Macross could maybe be as big as Gundam if fans in America particularly could have access to it. Personally, I don't think Macross could be as good as Gundam because the focus is too narrow but he does have s point. There are more Macross fans here than anywhere precisely because of Robotech but they are unable to legally view Fronteir, Zeo, etc or even DYRL. What kind of a Macross fan can avoid DYRL? It's bullshit. Harmony Gold are total a$$holes.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on March 30, 2017, 04:54:21 AM
Well at least they allowed the release of the 1982 TV series unaltered through ADV Films. Also Plus and Lovers Again got official releases on DVD. So I think if US publishers would have the guts, they should be able to negotiate with HG amd Big West about releasing more Macross. Following also the example of Toynami who were able to produce TV and DYRL versions of transformable Valkyries (not just Veritechs) and other toys for the US a few years ago. Toynami must have had a decent enough production run since at one point I was able to buy these toys at a German con, where you'd usually find no Macross related stuff at all, and just very few Gundam kits.

This gets me puzzled why there isn't more like that.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: NightWolve on April 14, 2017, 04:42:54 PM
Hm, just a quick detour, I ran into my scuffle with SignOfZeta from 2 years ago in this thread, and after looking at some of what I wrote, I felt I should apologize... It was extremely over-the-top/unhinged on my part, and I'm sorta surprised I was responsible for writing it, I feel embarrassed looking back at it. Dunno how he got me that angry, but ah well... ;)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on April 20, 2017, 08:39:34 AM
Decided to revisit my Anime collection and see what I have. What I am missing so I can try and fill any holes in my attempt to complete my various series runs.


Then I got side tracked re-watching the Moby Dick Anime series.

I forgot how much I got into these Ankme reimagjnnng of classic stories. Makes me want to hunt down the Romeo and Juliet that I never saw and finish finding the last Count of Monticello DVD I am missing fro that set.


Also missing two dvds for my ROD tv show and various other stuff.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on April 20, 2017, 11:04:44 AM
Singles are the devil. Also, that Count anime was crap imo.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on April 20, 2017, 11:24:28 AM
Singles are the devil. Also, that Count anime was crap imo.

I remember liking it. Granted I haven't re-watched it in maybe ten years. I haven't started watching it as I am still missing one of the dvds. Number two I think. If I re-watch it I want to bing watch it so I can make a fresh assessment of it. Sure I could eBay it, but I have had fun picking these up locally at used DVD stores. Usually for $4 or less a DVD.

Granted I have seen many older anime I enjoyed are getting or have been blu Ray released as a collection.

Outlaw star
Big O (never got to finish it when it aired)
Wolf Rain
Gundom 008 and 08 war
And many more I can't think of at the moment.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on April 20, 2017, 03:10:00 PM
The whole show should be pretty cheap. Though, there may be some mild quality issues compared to the singles due to a lazy release. I noticed this with YuYu Hakusho. Of course that has a bluray release, which is likely cheaper than getting the singles, so I'll just grab those. Though I probably shouldn't, because I'll just keep these dvd sets I have anyway, and I have way too much anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on April 21, 2017, 03:28:53 AM
I like Yuyu a lot but I didn't even consider buying the US DVDs when they first came out. Too long of a show, way too many discs in their plan, odds of cancelation too high.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on April 21, 2017, 03:40:10 AM
Yeah, I picked up the full season in slim cases releases. The master appears to be the same one from the split season releases.

I'm a pretty big cheapskate when it comes to anime. I typically pre-order nothing.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on April 21, 2017, 05:14:23 AM
Yeah, I picked up the full season in slim cases releases. The master appears to be the same one from the split season releases.

I'm a pretty big cheapskate when it comes to anime. I typically pre-order nothing.

I am the same. I'll go for the cheapest option that allows me to complete a series and save as much space on the DVD wall.

Minus my days of just torrenting the shot out of everything and having my apartment littered with HDDs wfilled with tv shows movies and anime.

Haven't torrented in nearly three years so now I just look for deals.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: roflmao on April 22, 2017, 04:13:27 PM
Both of these I've had as either VHS or DVD, but I finally got around to adding them to my LaserDisc library, and the both look phenomenal in that format.

(http://risemedia.org/risemedia/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-03-29-20.08.23-Ghost-600x490.jpg)

(http://risemedia.org/risemedia/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-03-31-21.14.08-Princess-Mononoke-2-600x311.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on April 22, 2017, 05:21:01 PM
You should consider a version of GitS that isn't shit! I recommend the Premium Box (BEAL-921). You get both languages and the video doesn't look like dirareah like all Manga's LDs did. It also has CCs/LD+G.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on April 22, 2017, 11:14:28 PM
(https://abload.de/img/bgcnuuuurosuk.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=bgcnuuuurosuk.jpg)
Yes.

Source: https://twitter.com/colonydrop/status/851960447766978560

Oh and by the way, I found Ghost in the Shell with Scarlett Johannson quite decent. I wasn't expecting much when friends asked me to go with them to the cinema, but eventually I was pleasantly surprised. Not mindblown, but since I forgot most about the story from when I saw the Anime on DVD over ten years ago, I was able to enjoy it without having to compare the new and old one back and forth in my mind.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on April 23, 2017, 01:45:19 AM
Getting my mind blow is why I watch GiTS. I have no need for a $200M large print edition for the punters. Totally f*cking pointless. I'm glad to hear it isn't bad, but "not bad" isn't high enough praise for GitS. I still think about Stand Alone Complex on a daily basis and I haven't seen a single episode in probably five years.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on April 23, 2017, 02:16:19 AM
Getting my mind blow is why I watch GiTS. I have no need for a $200M large print edition for the punters. Totally f*cking pointless. I'm glad to hear it isn't bad, but "not bad" isn't high enough praise for GitS. I still think about Stand Alone Complex on a daily basis and I haven't seen a single episode in probably five years.

 :lol: But yeah I hear you, this version is no doubt pretty pointless.

@Clod That's pretty awful. Never much understood the desire to watch unboxing videos myself.

That Bubblegum Crisis set is pretty nice, much much much better than say, the recent blu release of GiTS SAC. Referring purely to the quality of the release. Unfortunately, it's really a complete joke that no one should buy, out of fear of showing a penny of support for such shit practices.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on April 23, 2017, 02:56:30 AM
Getting my mind blow is why I watch GiTS. I have no need for a $200M large print edition for the punters. Totally f*cking pointless. I'm glad to hear it isn't bad, but "not bad" isn't high enough praise for GitS. I still think about Stand Alone Complex on a daily basis and I haven't seen a single episode in probably five years.

Hollywood.

Nuff said.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on May 26, 2017, 10:45:02 PM
Well this is a pleasant surprise,record of the lodoss war ova and tv series being released again on bluray.
It pop up on my recommendations through amazon.This is a must buy for me since i like to replace my copy of it on dvd.Still i wish funimation would redub it i all ways thought CPM did a terrible job of it.By the way it's release will be in july.
Title: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on May 28, 2017, 12:12:16 AM
Well this is a pleasant surprise,record of the lodoss war ova and tv series being released again on bluray.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hJ7SJC1vFY
It pop up on my recommendations through amazon.This is a must buy for me since i like to replace my copy of it on dvd.Still i wish funimation would redub it i all ways thought CPM did a terrible job of it.By the way it's release will be in july.


I have the DVDs, too.

I was going to rewatch them and see if my kids were interested.

Now, I don't even want to think about how much better the picture quality could be if I wasn't watching DVD.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on May 28, 2017, 10:14:31 PM
Well this is a pleasant surprise,record of the lodoss war ova and tv series being released again on bluray.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hJ7SJC1vFY
It pop up on my recommendations through amazon.This is a must buy for me since i like to replace my copy of it on dvd.Still i wish funimation would redub it i all ways thought CPM did a terrible job of it.By the way it's release will be in july.


I have the DVDs, too.

I was going to rewatch them and see if my kids were interested.

Now, I don't even want to think about how much better the picture quality could be if I wasn't watching DVD.

Ditto have both on dvd as well.I did watch the ova and the tv series originally on vhs first before getting it on dvd.If the transfer is done right i assume it will look better on bluray.The most i'm buying it for the ova it's one of my favorites from the 90's.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on May 31, 2017, 06:40:11 AM
Gonna keep a look out for this one in the coming months.

Ex-Ghibli Director Yonebayashi's Mary and the Witch's Flower

Also if you don't mind the slight bromance and pretty boys in speedos there is Free! Iwatobi Swim Club which I actually enjoyed the characters develop.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9b/Free%21_promotional_image_1.jpg)



Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on June 06, 2017, 07:32:10 PM


I just watched Project A-Ko on DVD yesterday.

Hilarious story, likeable characters and so much parody everywhere (without the need for the audience to have seen the parodied references). Is this where Gunbuster got its idea of girl schools and mech training? The animation is pretty good with lots of smooth scenes, impressive tracking shots over towns, mechs and spaceships, battles, etc.

You won't get this much hand drawn animation out of today's anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on June 06, 2017, 07:45:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP9gB4Oa5q4

I just watched Project A-Ko on DVD yesterday.

Hilarious story, likeable characters and so much parody everywhere (without the need for the audience to have seen the parodied references). Is this where Gunbuster got its idea of girl schools and mech training? The animation is pretty good with lots of smooth scenes, impressive tracking shots over towns, mechs and spaceships, battles, etc.

You won't get this much hand drawn animation out of today's anime.

Project A-ko is pretty much one big parody.I remember when i first watched it on vhs originally thinking how ridiculous it was  :lol:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on June 07, 2017, 06:50:42 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP9gB4Oa5q4

I just watched Project A-Ko on DVD yesterday.

Hilarious story, likeable characters and so much parody everywhere (without the need for the audience to have seen the parodied references). Is this where Gunbuster got its idea of girl schools and mech training? The animation is pretty good with lots of smooth scenes, impressive tracking shots over towns, mechs and spaceships, battles, etc.




I believe it was already borrowing a lot of those tropes from existing Manga and Anime. I know A-Ko is very nostalgic for a lot of people and I see why people like it so much, but it isn't exactly a favorite of mine either.

Quote
You won't get this much hand drawn animation out of today's anime.

With that said, I really do prefer the fully hand drawn look, painted backgrounds before traditional animation went digital.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on June 07, 2017, 08:52:24 AM
Heh, it's funny that you watched A-Ko recently because I decided to grab an older title myself recently.  I started watching Magic User's Club and it's another one of those that you can tell there was definitely some time spent on doing the animation by hand since it's an OVA.  I'll easily admit that it was seeing a picture of Akane that made me research the show a bit more before starting it though.

(http://ami.animecharactersdatabase.com/uploads/chars/5688-462372597.jpg)

Something about that anime from that period just gets me!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on June 07, 2017, 09:00:54 AM
Yeah, sorry, not even in the same universe. Granted, I've only ever seen the TV version and it wasn't terrible animation-wise but honestly once you get past 1990 or so anime was already over the hill and rolling down fast. All those insanely high end cuts in things like DYRL, MADOX, Riding Bean, Five Star Stories, To-y, Angel's Egg, etc were becoming very rare to extinct...the kids who drew them for free, after school, for the love of it, had to move to actual paying jobs. New fans/staff had the same drive, but less of the background. By the end of the decade Korea had inherited the industry as it was.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on June 08, 2017, 06:19:58 AM
Lol, you know I actually even debated posting my previous comment (and picture) because I had a feeling you were going to rip into it about the animation being mid-90s instead of 80s or earlier. 

I spent a lot of time when I was younger watching probably more 90s anime than anything else, and while I will easily admit that the difference in quality is noticeable, I personally don't mind too much.  I still like the character styles and the animation quality from that time, and to use an oft-overused meme:

(https://i.imgur.com/tC5uumk.png)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on June 08, 2017, 07:25:09 AM
That reminds me I'm hoping for a Madox-01 blu-ray via kickstarter. I backed BGC and Riding Bean. I was very happy with BGC and I'm sure Riding Bean will be a fine release as well. I wish I had been following AE before Kickstarter back when they restored Super Dimensional Fortress Macross. A blu of that would be a dream. I'd support pretty much anything Macross if they put it out through Kickstarter.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on June 08, 2017, 08:19:21 AM
I sorta forgot and missed Riding Bean but I sure as hell got the Otaku no Video one. MADOX is way up on my list of OVA faves and I still don't have an LD so I'd fund that for sure.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on June 08, 2017, 08:30:13 AM
Lol, you know I actually even debated posting my previous comment (and picture) because I had a feeling you were going to rip into it about the animation being mid-90s instead of 80s or earlier. 

I spent a lot of time when I was younger watching probably more 90s anime than anything else, and while I will easily admit that the difference in quality is noticeable, I personally don't mind too much.  I still like the character styles and the animation quality from that time, and to use an oft-overused meme:

(https://i.imgur.com/tC5uumk.png)


I wasn't trying to make a value judgement. I enjoy the You're Under Arrest OVAs from the same time and they have very good animation, much better hand drawn animation of passenger cars that just about anything from any era.

However, the simple reality was that nearly all the money was gone by the time those OVAs came out and people had stopped working for free. I remember at the time (let's say 1997) I knew people in the industry who were constantly complaining about how nobody would fund good ideas anymore, how the labor was being offshored, and at the time I didn't really see it as someone who's just a consumer. Now that time has passed and I've seen a lot more anime and have had time to take a broader view of the whole situation it seems super obvious as hell when the bottom fell out.

Great anime came from the 90s (Giant Robo, Beebop, etc) just as it's being made today but when it comes to stuff like A-ko...well, it was already over by the time it came out. That's why it's 90 minutes of theatrical grade animation and all the sequels are shorter and cheaper. Many of the really top tier shit from the 80s was too lovingly crafted to make a profit. Five Star Stories and To-y come to mind. By now of course pretty much every studio has gone under or was bought out, it was a slow progress with them cranking mediocre stuff to pay the bills. Sunrise only exists because Bandai owns them now. Ghibli is only still here because they are able to work with Disney for international distribution.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on June 08, 2017, 10:41:12 AM
I sorta forgot and missed Riding Bean but I sure as hell got the Otaku no Video one. MADOX is way up on my list of OVA faves and I still don't have an LD so I'd fund that for sure.

If you want it, you can still buy it via the kickstarter page. Or just wait for it to go up for sale on their web store. If you don't need it on blu the dvd is only $8 off their web store.

I'm actually not as familiar with 80s era oavs in general and our tastes seem to intersect, so I'm definitely down for some recommendations.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on June 08, 2017, 05:11:14 PM
Just finished rewatching Blood C tv show. Will watch the movie/ending to the show this weekend.

I remember when it came out it was pretty much hated especially compared to blood + (never saw it in full just a episode or two on tv many years ago). Also I use to own and enjoyed the original blood the last vampire movie when it was a new release.


But back to blood c


I greatly enjoyed it. 12 episodes no filler or crape. People tend to think it's bad because the characters are "hollow" uninteresting and slow.

However I tend to look at it similarly to Madoka Magica as a slice of life Anime with a twist.

The characters are playing (literally) stereotypical arcatyoes of a typical high school slick of life Anime similar to say Card Capture Sakura or xxxHolic.

You have a "typical" naive high school student who at night fight evil with super powers. A shrine maiden with a sacred sword. Never been done!  And who's father can sense evil and sends his daughter out I. Missions with little explanation as to why or how

The unacquainted love interest

The hard to get love interest whi doesn't like to talk or army he likes the girl.

The chibi/Moe character who is there to be relatable this time twins who are interchangeable

The jock girl who is like a bi sister or mother

The teacher who acts more as a friend then an adult or educator.

And lastly a seemingly random coffee shop owner who seems to have a store just for he main character. With a flirting possibly love interest in the main heroin.

So it starts off with seemingly cardboard archetypes. You'd expect them to play their roles. However. Slowly. You start to realize. They are doing just that. Playing a role. A deeper mystery is around each corner. Even in the first episodes you get the sense things are being watched. Scenes are shown in a fish eye lense. He town is stated to be mostly empty. A ghost town. There is "one of everything". The population is reported to be the size of nearly 2,500 and people seem to almost break character at times.

I found it to be enjoyable after the second viewing. I first watched it off YouTube two years ago and didn't pay much attention. I just sort of fat forward through the "slow parts" and speed group 12 episodes just because I heard he ending was "messed up and full of gore". People would say just watch the last episodes he rest isn't worth it. However, after watching it and paying attention his feel like a under rated and falsely hated anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on June 08, 2017, 07:32:18 PM
I was surprised to see the Golden Boy anime had pretty good animation for its time in the mid nineties.

I got my hands on the Otaku no Video blu-ray last year and have backed the Riding Bean blu-ray this year.

By the way, have you guys seen Roujin Z? I remember having seen it in some cinema around 2000, I think. Was amused by how much Sony brand placement was in this movie.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on June 09, 2017, 04:03:31 AM
Roujin Z is pretty cool. These days the most remarkable thing about it is that it doesn't have any high schoolers in it. It's a really good movie in general, but the (IIRC) total lack of high schoolers...kinda nice.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on June 09, 2017, 06:23:50 AM
Exactly!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on June 09, 2017, 07:56:22 PM
I wish I had been following AE before Kickstarter back when they restored Super Dimensional Fortress Macross. A blu of that would be a dream. I'd support pretty much anything Macross if they put it out through Kickstarter.
Macross is still a license nightmare thanks to harmony gold and there bs.Don't ever expect to see it on bluray for the west at least.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on June 09, 2017, 08:35:46 PM
But SDF Macross has been released twice on DVD (Animeigo and ADV). Also there had been Macross VF-1 toys for the west by Toynami. All officially licensed through Big West and Harmony Gold. I think that shows everything is possible.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on June 10, 2017, 12:30:43 AM
Well there are usually even more hindrances with bluray. The spectre of reverse importing and whatnot.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on June 10, 2017, 01:15:31 AM
What I'm saying, and I've said it before, people are pretty quick in blaming HG for anything. Plus, I don't worry too much about that reverse importing thing for something as old as a 1982 animated tv series. What eventually counts is: Can a product sell well enough?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on June 10, 2017, 06:53:31 AM
Well, lets see. It was super difficult to get western Macross releases to happen during the anime boom, now %90 of the revenue is gone and still no NA release of DYRL (beyond its first VHS release in like 1985 or whatever). Still no Frontier, 7, Zero, Flashback, or Delta.

I wouldn't hold out hope. If you like it that much pay $700 for the import.

I personally wouldn't since this is extremely cheap and crude anime that was quickly drawn into A4 sized cels and made for TVs that were only slightly larger. My LD box will do just fine.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on June 24, 2017, 02:58:33 AM
Is GiTS Arise any good? Planning a GiTS marathon and wondering if I should bother with it. If it were cheaper I'd just buy it anyway to find out, but it's costly enough that I am seeking opinions on it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on June 24, 2017, 05:03:37 AM
I haven't seen it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on June 24, 2017, 07:01:05 PM
Is GiTS Arise any good? Planning a GiTS marathon and wondering if I should bother with it. If it were cheaper I'd just buy it anyway to find out, but it's costly enough that I am seeking opinions on it.


I enjoyed the first two on Netflix, haven't watched the rest of it yet though.  If you enjoyed GiTS and Stand Alone Complex you'll probably like this, though it is a prequel of sorts.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on June 25, 2017, 02:21:36 AM
Yeah a prequel to the whole thing if I was understanding right. And yeah I love GiTS. Too bad the blus for the first movie and SAC 1/2 are garbage.

I actually need to pick up the DVDs for SAC, fortunately they seem to be back in print.

Right now I've been watching some random OAVs/movies I accumulated but hadn't got around to watching or haven't watched in a long time. Watched Venus Wars last night it was okay. Started on Dominion Tank Police and it seems fine.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on June 29, 2017, 06:46:36 AM
Finished Dominion Tank Police awhile ago. It was pretty good.

Other things watched recently: Cyber City Oedo 808, 801 TTS Airbats, Elf Princess Rane. Nothing too great here.

Waiting on GiTS stuff to trickle on in through the mail. Giant Robo coming as well.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on June 29, 2017, 08:33:42 AM
Finished Dominion Tank Police awhile ago. It was pretty good.
It is, indeed.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on June 29, 2017, 09:04:45 AM
Good to hear Stand Alone Complex is available again. I didn't buy it back in the day because of the confusing nature of the releases. I actually fell in love with it on cable and VoD and by then it was hard to find anything that looked like a "volume 1" anywhere.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on June 29, 2017, 09:45:02 AM
Yeah the collection DVDs are still in print thankfully (you can actually order them directly from Amazon). The BD release is an embarrassment, otherwise I'd have gone with that.

Oh and if anyone here would like a UV code (digital HD) for Innocence just message me, I got on with this combo pack and I'm not going to use it. Also it should definitely be valid, because I bought new.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on June 29, 2017, 03:22:45 PM
Yeah the collection DVDs are still in print thankfully (you can actually order them directly from Amazon). The BD release is an embarrassment, otherwise I'd have gone with that.

Oh and if anyone here would like a UV code (digital HD) for Innocence just message me, I got on with this combo pack and I'm not going to use it. Also it should definitely be valid, because I bought new.

That's very nice of you. Not interested as I have a downloaded file of it and The bluray.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on June 29, 2017, 04:32:46 PM
I went to someone on another forum.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on July 14, 2017, 01:48:14 AM
Finally I can watch both movies now!

The first one is pretty easy to find released by Bandai but the 2nd movie is super hard to get and for a decent price.

So I when I saw both movies being released as a set and cheap I just had to grab that Malaysian release comes in both english and japanese audio.  Love the animation and artwork!

(http://i.imgur.com/YAwNmIg.jpg?1)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on July 14, 2017, 01:56:17 AM
Malaysian release, lol.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on July 14, 2017, 04:43:12 AM
Nice bootleg. Let us know about picture quality (or lack thereof) and how much Engrish it contains.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on July 14, 2017, 05:46:30 AM
Nice bootleg. Let us know about picture quality (or lack thereof) and how much Engrish it contains.

picture quality is exactly the same as the official western bandai release and uses the same assets ie american voice dialogue track
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on July 14, 2017, 10:46:34 AM
picture quality is exactly the same as the official western bandai release and uses the same assets ie american voice dialogue track

Well it's a DVD, it is digital so assuming they used the same source and didn't re-encode to use single layer discs or something the picture quality wouldn't be suspect.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on July 14, 2017, 11:00:14 AM
picture quality is exactly the same as the official western bandai release and uses the same assets ie american voice dialogue track

Well it's a DVD, it is digital so assuming they used the same source and didn't re-encode to use single layer discs or something the picture quality wouldn't be suspect.


Well the problem I have is that no one is selling the official US copy for a reasonable price.  It's out of print. there is nothing on Youtube showing the full movie or even something like KODI and I wanted to see the movie with western audio as I have been watching the first movie and TV series all in english and this is the only way I can ever get to watch the 2nd motion picture and now I get sneered at by anime snobs O_o


I can't even feed the malay DVD through a capture device as it says it has HDCP encoding on it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on July 14, 2017, 11:23:51 AM
I understand why you bought it, I just thought it was funny that you said Malaysian release instead of bootleg.

Really it's a shame that the situation is what it is. The series and the first movie are so cheap in the aftermarket that I would guess most companies don't see much of a profit in getting the license.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on July 14, 2017, 12:03:25 PM
It's worth $10 to not have to torrent it yourself, especially if it's on a pressed disc. Everyone's got bootlegs. I'm rolling hundreds deep in OG LDs and even I have assloads of bootlegs. 

(I don't generally pay very much, if anything for them however.)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on August 13, 2017, 02:31:46 PM
So thought I'd take this thread in new direction. I nothing else to spark a conversation about Anime without the need to a new thread.

-what holes are you currently trying to complete in your anime sets?

-what are some "rare" hard to find anime you are still on the hunt for?

-what are some of your most prized anime VHS/Laser Disk/DVD/Bluerays?

-what are some upcoming anime dvd/blue rays you are looking forwored to picking up?

Thought this would stimulate some conversation and possibly garner attention to something new or old to watch.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 13, 2017, 02:37:07 PM
So thought I'd take this thread in new direction. I nothing else to spark a conversation about Anime without the need to a new thread.

-what holes are you currently trying to complete in your anime sets?

There aren't a lot of "holes" persay. I'd really like a DVD of Neo Tokyo or for a US Blu-Ray to come out.

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-what are some "rare" hard to find anime you are still on the hunt for?

See above. almost everything else is stuff I "want" but only if it's a really good deal.

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-what are some of your most prized anime VHS/Laser Disk/DVD/Bluerays?

I have a handful of movies that haven't been released on DVD or BR in the US that are on laserdisc. Lensman, Twilight of the Cockroaches and Lupin the Third: Gold Babylon are three that come to mind

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-what are some upcoming anime dvd/blue rays you are looking forwored to picking up?

Besides some much buy stuff for me (I'm a huge Lupin the third fan) there aren't a lot of super exciting releases that I'm aware of on the horizon.

 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 13, 2017, 02:45:52 PM
Inspired by this amazing scratch build superpower: https://www.pcenginefx.com/forums/index.php?topic=10062.855;topicseen

I decided to watch the finale again myself. I watched both the TV series and third movie. These being from the Master Grade Box and the 1998 TV box. It. Was really cool to see how much new animation was really added to the movie version. (A lot). When you don't watch them side by side you don't notice it as much. I usually watch the movies anyway. Also, the 15 sec trailer for this third movie made me want to watch the whole thing again.

After this I decided to keep going so I watched the last ep of Z and ZZ, the last real and a half of Char's Counterattack, and now I'm going for EP 6 of 0080.

Gundam Finalefest 2017.

So far my opinion is that the third movie had the best finale. You really got a cohesive sense of all the shit that was happening at once. The new scenes are in many cases vastly improved or expanded upon. In Zeta the show seems very focused on the heroes, those that are left by the end anyway, and this kind of gives it that fake/superficial X Men vibe where it seems like only cool badasses exist. ZZ has a decent ending but CCA is terrific with all that whispy triply rainbowy Newtype stuff happening all over the place. I'll never understand this movie but I'll always love it. Maybe the best example of hand drawn mecha? Possibly.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on August 13, 2017, 02:51:42 PM
-what holes are you currently trying to complete in your anime sets?

For me I am still missing: Robotech Legacy 5/6/8, Planetes 3/4, ROD TV 1/3/4, Magic Knight Rayeart Memorial box 2, Gasaraki 1, Irrisponsable Captian Taylor box set (only have the OVA), full metal alchamest brotherhood part four, Gankutsuou II, V, Lupin the 3rd final haul movie pack,

-what are some "rare" hard to find anime you are still on the hunt for?

I don't really have an answer for this as I dot. Know what's "rare". So let's just say the holes I have are rare to me. As 95% of what I have I buy from used stores.

-what are some of your most prized anime VHS/Laser Disk/DVD/Bluerays?

I'd have to say it's mostly the old stuff that's been re-released. My Lupin the 3rd collection from disco diskotech, big-o blue ray and cowboy bebop and outlaw star.

-what are some upcoming anime dvd/blue rays you are looking forwored to picking up?

I'll be honest so much of the urgent anime I see released is girls with big tits and that's about it.

However I hear good things about one punch man, the next season of attack on Titian. Erased sounds interesting.

I have torrented/seen

Parasite and bought it I liked it so much. Then again I remember reading the Managa when new type USA existed. Death Parade (plan to buy), Pyscho. Honestly I have torrented so much anime it's hard to list. Simply can't own it all on the up and up lol.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on August 13, 2017, 02:52:57 PM
I could have sworn twilight if the cockroaches got a DVD release in NA.

Well I'll be. It's never had a DVD release. Just looked.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 13, 2017, 03:26:50 PM
-what holes are you currently trying to complete in your anime sets?

For me I am still missing: Robotech Legacy 5/6/8, Planetes 3/4, ROD TV 1/3/4, Magic Knight Rayeart Memorial box 2, Gasaraki 1, Irrisponsable Captian Taylor box set (only have the OVA), full metal alchamest brotherhood part four, Gankutsuou II, V, Lupin the 3rd final haul movie pack,

-what are some "rare" hard to find anime you are still on the hunt for?

I don't really have an answer for this as I dot. Know what's "rare". So let's just say the holes I have are rare to me. As 95% of what I have I buy from used stores.

-what are some of your most prized anime VHS/Laser Disk/DVD/Bluerays?

I'd have to say it's mostly the old stuff that's been re-released. My Lupin the 3rd collection from disco diskotech, big-o blue ray and cowboy bebop and outlaw star.

-what are some upcoming anime dvd/blue rays you are looking forwored to picking up?

I'll be honest so much of the urgent anime I see released is girls with big tits and that's about it.

However I hear good things about one punch man, the next season of attack on Titian. Erased sounds interesting.

I have torrented/seen

Parasite and bought it I liked it so much. Then again I remember reading the Managa when new type USA existed. Death Parade (plan to buy), Pyscho. Honestly I have torrented so much anime it's hard to list. Simply can't own it all on the up and up lol.



I actually have the Final Haul Lupin box. I don't hate it but if you really wanted it I could trade you something for it.

My kid (2) loves Lupin now. I have this weird Cagliostro LD that came out in the late 90s that has two soundtracks 1) the 1992 Streamline dub and 2) music and FX isolated. It also comes with a script so you could dub it yourself if you hate Carl Macek so f*cking much.

So anyway, he fell in love with that movie so I got him the Discotek BR, which is amazing, and even has the same 1992 dub on it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on August 13, 2017, 04:18:39 PM
-what holes are you currently trying to complete in your anime sets?

I know I still have a few shows where I'm missing 1 or 2 singles. Nothing is a huge hole though, and I have the episodes on an hdd, but still I would like to complete these shows that I enjoyed.

-what are some "rare" hard to find anime you are still on the hunt for?

Hmm, not too much. I just knocked out a few shows I had been trying to track down for years (without breaking the bank) so that was nice. Thank goodness for Madman entertainment who is based in Australia. I got their releases of Nana (really good) and Karin (comedy nonsense). Way cheaper than the US releases usually fetch online.

-what are some of your most prized anime VHS/Laser Disk/DVD/Bluerays?

I'd have to go with my Slayers and Lupin stuff. Some of my favourite anime right there. Also Macross.

-what are some upcoming anime dvd/blue rays you are looking forwored to picking up?

Nothing upcoming but there are a few Discotek releases that are still in print that I'd like to pick up. Probably soon-ish. Mostly old mecha that is seeing its first US release like Dancougar and Giant Gorg. I'm making sure to buy these new, it's not much of a price difference and I want to see more old mecha put out by them. So nothing new, that's for sure.

-what holes are you currently trying to complete in your anime sets?

For me I am still missing: Robotech Legacy 5/6/8, Planetes 3/4, ROD TV 1/3/4, Magic Knight Rayeart Memorial box 2, Gasaraki 1, Irrisponsable Captian Taylor box set (only have the OVA), full metal alchamest brotherhood part four, Gankutsuou II, V, Lupin the 3rd final haul movie pack,

Do yourself a favour and don't get Robotech. Just get the original stuff. I mean, unless you really want to watch that version for some reason.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on August 14, 2017, 01:33:32 AM
Robotech

That's the funny thing I grew up watching it so I enjoy it. Sure I think everyone be knows it's actually three shows merged into a single show. It's funny how things like this seems to become more enjoyable to some then the original versions. Much like your Mario Bros 2, Transformers made form merged toy lines, and what not.

Considering the two or three box sets I am missing go for $10 or less I plan on picking them up sooner or later.
Title: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on August 14, 2017, 03:00:42 AM
Robotech

That's the funny thing I grew up watching it so I enjoy it. Sure I think everyone be knows it's actually three shows merged into a single show. It's funny how things like this seems to become more enjoyable to some then the original versions. Much like your Mario Bros 2, Transformers made form merged toy lines, and what not.

Considering the two or three box sets I am missing go for $10 or less I plan on picking them up sooner or later.

I agree. :)


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Forgive me, for I will rant:

I totally enjoy the RoboTech "hybrid" that we watched.

It is its own, unique experience and perfectly awesome as its own thing.

It has a purpose in this universe, regardless of what purists say.

Purists (let's say "zealots") would want to delete/cleanse the world of a lot of wonderfully unique pop culture: banish all sampling in music! Burn all mash-ups!

We get it!

RoboTech is a bastard!

Well, guess what, I love my little bastard! He's still a part of this family, whether or not his older brothers agree.

YOU WILL ALWAYS BE LOVED.

That doesn't mean I don't love the original source material, too.

PRO TIP: You can enjoy RoboTech for what it is. No need to make excuses. You can also have love for the source material. The categories are *not* mutually exclusive, unless you choose to make it that way.

TRIVIA: LEGENDARY AXE II is a friggin' charming game and the fact that it is a "sequel" only *adds* to my enjoyment of *both* games. I know LAII isn't actually a sequel, but life is *way more fun* in the North American mythos were it is a sequel. I actually feel bad for the Japanese folks who see the games as merely "similar" instead of a "series"... yes, I am easily amused. My heart is big, too. Don't hurt me.

/rant


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:)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 14, 2017, 04:37:23 AM


My kid (2) loves Lupin now. I have this weird Cagliostro LD that came out in the late 90s that has two soundtracks 1) the 1992 Streamline dub and 2) music and FX isolated. It also comes with a script so you could dub it yourself if you hate Carl Macek so f*cking much.

So anyway, he fell in love with that movie so I got him the Discotek BR, which is amazing, and even has the same 1992 dub on it.

Any chance you know the LDDB entry or anything on which LD of Cagliostro has an English dub on it?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on August 14, 2017, 04:50:32 AM
Robotech

That's the funny thing I grew up watching it so I enjoy it. Sure I think everyone be knows it's actually three shows merged into a single show. It's funny how things like this seems to become more enjoyable to some then the original versions. Much like your Mario Bros 2, Transformers made form merged toy lines, and what not.

Considering the two or three box sets I am missing go for $10 or less I plan on picking them up sooner or later.

I'd say Robotech is clearly worse. Obviously just my opinion but I didn't like how they changed characters around. Southern Cross just sucks so there is that. I greatly prefer the original versions of Macross and Genesis Climber Mospeada.

But I mean if you do want it you might as well go for it. I have a couple lying around I'll double check to see if they are the ones you need. I could just throw them in with your raffle package for you. For free of course.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ParanoiaDragon on August 27, 2017, 04:26:26 PM
Speaking of great anime, I just discovered this!  I wish it was real!

https://youtu.be/8UHWQaAjcZg
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 27, 2017, 04:50:22 PM


My kid (2) loves Lupin now. I have this weird Cagliostro LD that came out in the late 90s that has two soundtracks 1) the 1992 Streamline dub and 2) music and FX isolated. It also comes with a script so you could dub it yourself if you hate Carl Macek so f*cking much.

So anyway, he fell in love with that movie so I got him the Discotek BR, which is amazing, and even has the same 1992 dub on it.


Any chance you know the LDDB entry or anything on which LD of Cagliostro has an English dub on it?


Lupin the 3rd: Cagliostro no Shirou (Castle of Cagliostro) (1979) [TLL 2473] (http://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/16474/TLL-2473/Lupin-the-3rd:-Cagliostro-no-Shirou-(Castle-of-Cagliostro))
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 27, 2017, 05:36:23 PM
Robotech

That's the funny thing I grew up watching it so I enjoy it. Sure I think everyone be knows it's actually three shows merged into a single show. It's funny how things like this seems to become more enjoyable to some then the original versions. Much like your Mario Bros 2, Transformers made form merged toy lines, and what not.

Considering the two or three box sets I am missing go for $10 or less I plan on picking them up sooner or later.

I'd say Robotech is clearly worse. Obviously just my opinion but I didn't like how they changed characters around. Southern Cross just sucks so there is that. I greatly prefer the original versions of Macross and Genesis Climber Mospeada.

But I mean if you do want it you might as well go for it. I have a couple lying around I'll double check to see if they are the ones you need. I could just throw them in with your raffle package for you. For free of course.

I really love the way Macek's dubs sounded. I like those voice actors and the shitty compressed sound of his mixer. I still watch "Robotech" once in a while. I wish the people who made dubs now would learn a few things from the old Streamline dubs, as annoying as the "localizations" could be some times.

However as an overall product I'm really just a Macross fan. I have Mospeada and its cool, but its no Macross and Southern Cross is really lame. Making Southern Cross part of Robotech made Southern Cross *slightly* more interesting, but the same process makes Macross worse. Obviously anything "Robotech" other than the shit licensed from Japan is f*cking garbage and I hope HG goes out of business as soon as possible. They only make things worse for Macross's actual creators and owners.

As an American kid I only had access to the Robotech version of the show but there was never a time I didn't know it was three shows because I was already buying the model kits before the shows aired. A guy I'd get 'zine style catalogs from hand wrote something like "Macross coming to American TV, check your local listings!" or something like that in the lower margin of one catalog. (In the master, before he photocopied it 100 times). The same one had listings for Gundam, Yamato, Super Police, Crusher Joe, and SFin3D, what is now called Maschinen Krueger. Those catalogs were so f*cking exciting! That "Summer '84" logo they used to promote DYRL made me wonder what all that was about but I wouldn't see the movie until my friend joined the army and brought back a pirate VHS of the f*cked up English dubbed version. I later learned that this version had already been released in the US years back, I'm pretty sure before Robotech, with some scenes cut out of it as Clash of the Bionoids. My video store didn't have this even though they had a bunch of other FHE anime releases like Harlock, Phoenix, Revenge of the Ninja (Dagger of Kamui) that predated US Renditions or Animeigo, or any of those companies. What a weird chain of events...

I eventually ran into that guy on Facebook and he's really nice. He's into Star Trek and runs SciFi cruises and stuff. I guess the whole model catalog thing happened because he knew a guy in Japan at the time and when he quit being his source that was when the catalogs stopped.

Back then a Gundam model was like $3, and even that was after a huge markup. It was crazy cheap. Kids these days have it rough with these 3800yen MGs. That's fine for the anoraks but what are the poor kids supposed to play with? Plastic models used to be the vastly cheaper alternative to a Chougokin or whatever and one that kinda did a better job of teaching the kid a thing or two...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on August 28, 2017, 01:00:55 AM


My kid (2) loves Lupin now. I have this weird Cagliostro LD that came out in the late 90s that has two soundtracks 1) the 1992 Streamline dub and 2) music and FX isolated. It also comes with a script so you could dub it yourself if you hate Carl Macek so f*cking much.

So anyway, he fell in love with that movie so I got him the Discotek BR, which is amazing, and even has the same 1992 dub on it.


Any chance you know the LDDB entry or anything on which LD of Cagliostro has an English dub on it?


Lupin the 3rd: Cagliostro no Shirou (Castle of Cagliostro) (1979) [TLL 2473] (http://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/16474/TLL-2473/Lupin-the-3rd:-Cagliostro-no-Shirou-(Castle-of-Cagliostro))


My daughter has never seen Lupin....

I am debating going to see this tonight:

https://www.fathomevents.com/events/studio-ghibli-fest-castle-in-the-sky

...because I just went to the Five Doctors (rifftrax) with her and it was so much fun...

Helped me remember why I loved the theatre when I was younger...even though we were watching Dr. Who 4:3

...but, Caligostro isn't at my local theatre (a minute away), so I am being an old person and complaining about having to drive 15 minutes to see Caligostro (I know it sounds so stupid).

Obviously, I posted this hoping it would help me make a decision. As in, just typing I out helped a bit, for starters.

:)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 28, 2017, 02:12:59 AM
Cagliostro isn't G rated. It's not early Lupin or anything, he had been almost sanitized even by 1979, but it's not as clean as Totoro. The Count gets smooshed in the end and the death toll is more than zero on the generic thug side. Also, depending on which dub they were showing there may be swearing. Carl Macek's dub is clean, but they will probably not be showing that and the new one is only "clean" if you select it on the DVD.

I don't know why they put actual "swear words" in a movie like this. You can just say "crap" or "darn". Most English profanity has no Japanese equivalent anyway.

Overall it gets a 2 year old hooked pretty quick. The movie opens with a chase, then some credits, then another chase. It's quiet and old fashioned and nothing vomits 200db rainbows onto you like The Secret Life Of Pets which I have to say I'm just about done with watching...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on August 28, 2017, 08:32:29 AM

I really love the way Macek's dubs sounded. I like those voice actors and the shitty compressed sound of his mixer. I still watch "Robotech" once in a while. I wish the people who made dubs now would learn a few things from the old Streamline dubs, as annoying as the "localizations" could be some times.

However as an overall product I'm really just a Macross fan. I have Mospeada and its cool, but its no Macross and Southern Cross is really lame. Making Southern Cross part of Robotech made Southern Cross *slightly* more interesting, but the same process makes Macross worse. Obviously anything "Robotech" other than the shit licensed from Japan is f*cking garbage and I hope HG goes out of business as soon as possible. They only make things worse for Macross's actual creators and owners.

It would be nice if we could ever see US releases of DYRL, Frontier and Delta. Not holding my breath though obviously, and I've already watched them all via the means that I was forced into.

Cagliostro isn't G rated. It's not early Lupin or anything, he had been almost sanitized even by 1979, but it's not as clean as Totoro. The Count gets smooshed in the end and the death toll is more than zero on the generic thug side. Also, depending on which dub they were showing there may be swearing. Carl Macek's dub is clean, but they will probably not be showing that and the new one is only "clean" if you select it on the DVD.

I don't know why they put actual "swear words" in a movie like this. You can just say "crap" or "darn". Most English profanity has no Japanese equivalent anyway.

Overall it gets a 2 year old hooked pretty quick. The movie opens with a chase, then some credits, then another chase. It's quiet and old fashioned and nothing vomits 200db rainbows onto you like The Secret Life Of Pets which I have to say I'm just about done with watching...

It's a pretty good movie, imo.

I think I'm going to try the Fujiko show and Jigen's Gravestone soon. I've seen almost everything Lupin, but not these. This stuff is near the top of my to buy list, along with a lot of Gundam BDs that RS has put out. Even if they don't benefit greatly from being on BD (they probably don't) the lower disc count is a wonderful boon.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 28, 2017, 10:34:34 AM
Have you seen Lupin III: Secret File? That thing is like maximum disc count. It's 37min and shipped as an 8" LD double pack wasting more space than any LD that isn't a promo.

I love it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 28, 2017, 09:57:16 PM


I think I'm going to try the Fujiko show and Jigen's Gravestone soon. I've seen almost everything Lupin, but not these. 

Just as a quick note this is waaaaaay more adult oriented than other Lupin shows and movies. So know what you're going into ahead of time.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on August 29, 2017, 04:54:21 AM
Continuing my trend of watching stuff that is sure to give Zeta heartburn I've been watching Little Witch Academia recently and it's a cute fun little show.  Netflix is really stepping it up in the anime department, it really makes me wonder if Crunchyroll is going to be able to survive long term going up against Netflix and the Funimation/Sony partnership. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on August 29, 2017, 05:04:03 AM
I rarely find anything on the streaming services that isn't loli-shite...dubbed at that.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on August 29, 2017, 06:09:41 AM


I think I'm going to try the Fujiko show and Jigen's Gravestone soon. I've seen almost everything Lupin, but not these. 

Just as a quick note this is waaaaaay more adult oriented than other Lupin shows and movies. So know what you're going into ahead of time.

Yep. I've heard it's excellent and the ending is sick.

Might be awhile before I get to it though. I've got...Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ BDs all coming in. I'm absolutely going to watch them all, but yeah it's going to take awhile.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 29, 2017, 07:01:28 AM


Yep. I've heard it's excellent and the ending is sick.

I liked it. There's a Goemon follow up that came out in Japan earlier this year as well.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on September 03, 2017, 06:33:05 AM


Lupin the 3rd: Cagliostro no Shirou (Castle of Cagliostro) (1979) [TLL 2473] (http://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/16474/TLL-2473/Lupin-the-3rd:-Cagliostro-no-Shirou-(Castle-of-Cagliostro))


Thanks, I managed to snag this http://www.ebay.com/itm/282627054693
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on September 03, 2017, 10:18:36 AM
That's a terrific deal. Each of those discs is worth that.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on September 03, 2017, 12:42:29 PM
Started on MS Gundam and enjoying it. Also went ahead and grabbed F91 and Char's Counterattack. Still a lot more to acquire and try out. Really pleased that loads of it is available on BD here now.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: PunkicCyborg on September 03, 2017, 06:09:14 PM
Been on a Fate series kick. My friends got me playing Fate Grand order which has been very fun addictive gacha game. Got into the anime with Fate Stay Night and  watching fate zero
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on September 04, 2017, 02:47:32 AM
I started the FSN anime and never finished it. Don't remember why.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on September 04, 2017, 03:17:25 AM
I started the FSN anime and never finished it. Don't remember why.

Chlamydia?

:)

(no, it makes no sense)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on September 05, 2017, 05:39:33 AM
FSN was good when I watched it long ago but I've heard that Fate/Zero is much better. 

My wife and I started watching The Eccentric Family on Crunchyroll and have been enjoying it, it's got a very laid back feel to it and has a fun bend on the whole Japanese mythical creatures in modern Japan idea. 

Also started watching the BubbleGum Crisis blu rays over the last week as well, man it looks so good.  The AnimEigo folks did a hell of a job on that remaster.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on September 05, 2017, 06:09:23 AM
Also started watching the BubbleGum Crisis blu rays over the last week as well, man it looks so good.  The AnimEigo folks did a hell of a job on that remaster.

It's fuggin great. Looking forward to their next kickstarter. I did finally snag Otaku no Video blu from their webstore.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on September 05, 2017, 06:38:11 AM
Also started watching the BubbleGum Crisis blu rays over the last week as well, man it looks so good.  The AnimEigo folks did a hell of a job on that remaster.

It's fuggin great. Looking forward to their next kickstarter. I did finally snag Otaku no Video blu from their webstore.

Link?  Might be interested as well.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on September 05, 2017, 08:32:59 AM
Also started watching the BubbleGum Crisis blu rays over the last week as well, man it looks so good.  The AnimEigo folks did a hell of a job on that remaster.


It's fuggin great. Looking forward to their next kickstarter. I did finally snag Otaku no Video blu from their webstore.


Link?  Might be interested as well.

Here you go (http://www.letmegooglethat.com/?q=otaku+no+video+blu+ray)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on September 05, 2017, 12:43:05 PM
I love Animeigo's BRs but I sure would love it if they could use something less greasy for their printed stuff. There's so much gloss and glare on everything...reminds me of 90s trading cards.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: johnnykonami on September 18, 2017, 04:35:12 AM
Got the Ranma 1/2 Movies and OAV collection on Blu-ray to complete my Viz special edition set a couple days ago.  Still working my way through the series so I haven't watched it yet, I'm on set 4 I think.  I am still waiting for UY to get the same treatment and then I'm all over that too.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on September 18, 2017, 05:35:45 AM
Got the Ranma 1/2 Movies and OAV collection on Blu-ray to complete my Viz special edition set a couple days ago.  Still working my way through the series so I haven't watched it yet, I'm on set 4 I think.  I am still waiting for UY to get the same treatment and then I'm all over that too.

I did the same as to complete my Ranma 1/2 series.

UY?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on September 18, 2017, 06:09:05 AM
Got the Ranma 1/2 Movies and OAV collection on Blu-ray to complete my Viz special edition set a couple days ago.  Still working my way through the series so I haven't watched it yet, I'm on set 4 I think.  I am still waiting for UY to get the same treatment and then I'm all over that too.

I did the same as to complete my Ranma 1/2 series.

UY?

I'm assuming he means Urusei Yatsura, you know, Lummy with the tiger stripe bikini and the horns?

I've love a UY TV box set myself but I think AnimEigo has lost the rights to it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: johnnykonami on September 18, 2017, 06:45:45 AM
Yep Urusei Yatsura.  I attempted to collect the Animeigo DVD Box sets back in the late 90's but never completed the set.. if I recall correctly they were $100 bucks per 5 dvd set, I got 3-4 in and stopped because I couldn't keep up.  $40 for like 24 some episodes on blu-ray would be much better, I hope someone can pick it up, it is probably my favorite show.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on September 18, 2017, 07:24:27 AM
Yep Urusei Yatsura.  I attempted to collect the Animeigo DVD Box sets back in the late 90's but never completed the set.. if I recall correctly they were $100 bucks per 5 dvd set, I got 3-4 in and stopped because I couldn't keep up.  $40 for like 24 some episodes on blu-ray would be much better, I hope someone can pick it up, it is probably my favorite show.

I have a few of those  (https://i.imgur.com/eU72tvu.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: johnnykonami on September 18, 2017, 07:55:53 AM
Nice, looks like you got a few more than I did!  I'll buy Movie 2 again also which I already have on DVD but is being re-released at some point soon by discotek, in hopes it would encourage the series to be re-released.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on September 18, 2017, 09:21:15 AM
Nice, looks like you got a few more than I did!  I'll buy Movie 2 again also which I already have on DVD but is being re-released at some point soon by discotek, in hopes it would encourage the series to be re-released.

Beautiful Dreamer is an odd one, I enjoy it on many levels but it's so drastically different than the tone of the TV show that it's kind of hard to get into. I really need to be in a certain type of mindset to watch and enjoy it. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: johnnykonami on September 18, 2017, 09:57:43 AM
Nice, looks like you got a few more than I did!  I'll buy Movie 2 again also which I already have on DVD but is being re-released at some point soon by discotek, in hopes it would encourage the series to be re-released.

Beautiful Dreamer is an odd one, I enjoy it on many levels but it's so drastically different than the tone of the TV show that it's kind of hard to get into. I really need to be in a certain type of mindset to watch and enjoy it.

I agree with that, it's much less light-hearted for sure.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on September 18, 2017, 10:02:46 AM
I find it the easiest to get into because I don't normally watch a lot of high school stuff.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on September 18, 2017, 11:32:28 AM
I finished up the original Mobile Suit Gundam a few days ago. It was okay. Really ramped up in the last few episodes. Going to start 08th MS Team tonight.

Got the Ranma 1/2 Movies and OAV collection on Blu-ray to complete my Viz special edition set a couple days ago.  Still working my way through the series so I haven't watched it yet, I'm on set 4 I think.  I am still waiting for UY to get the same treatment and then I'm all over that too.

I did the same as to complete my Ranma 1/2 series.

UY?

I'm assuming he means Urusei Yatsura, you know, Lummy with the tiger stripe bikini and the horns?

I've love a UY TV box set myself but I think AnimEigo has lost the rights to it.

With the caveat that it's wiki, there is a list.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AnimEigo#Anime_Titles

And yeah, they lost UY.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on September 18, 2017, 07:27:37 PM
Today I noticed that living with a cosplaying girlfriend sometimes results in wig heads being randomly placed as decorative objects in the living room. :shock:


On another note, she posed as Eileen from Silent Hill 4, fake bruises and all. Shameless plug:

https://www.facebook.com/morninglorycosplay/photos/a.918824914829324.1073741838.873433509368465/1651316428246832/?type=3&theater
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Winniez on September 19, 2017, 02:00:42 PM
ClodBuster A Real Powehouse


No Guts, No Glory
Anytime Baby!
Being Nuts Is Neat
Way Out Running!
:)

I have never been a huge fan of anime but grown to somewhat appreciate it. Just recently watched the Ace Attorney series on Crunchyroll. Too bad their selection for my country is very lacking, propably better in the US. Enjoyable series anyway.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on September 19, 2017, 03:20:00 PM
Though I've seen it many times before. I watched The Castle of Cagliostro in a Cinema for the first time this evening
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on September 19, 2017, 04:16:39 PM
Though I've seen it many times before. I watched The Castle of Cagliostro in a Cinema for the first time this evening

Nice. I don't think it was happening anywhere close enough for me to go. I did watch the blu recently though.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: NightWolve on September 20, 2017, 05:35:37 PM
Thought I'd pass along a Studio Ghibli ad I ran into the other day. Hm, I guess I haven't seen this yet...
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From the legendary Studio Ghibli comes NAUSICAń OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND, considered by many to be Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki's masterwork. This epic tale of warring clans, heroism and future worlds ranks not only among the finest animated films, but also among the finest works of science fiction
https://www.facebook.com/GKIDSfilms/videos/10155730577576880/
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on September 21, 2017, 05:41:49 AM
First Lupin and now Nausicaa!  How cool!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on September 21, 2017, 06:00:21 AM
First Lupin and now Nausicaa!  How cool!

It's like the episode of Lupin where Nausicaa rides around in one of the robots from Castle in the Sky.

(https://i.imgur.com/AcWIoaq.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/OGOr8yQ.png)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on November 06, 2017, 08:09:12 AM
So I watched The Eccentric Family on Crunchyroll recently (both seasons) and it was a cute well executed little show.  Nothing amazing animation wise (what is up with the ears) but the premise is fun and the characters are diverse and given decent backstory/characteristics. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on November 06, 2017, 08:19:55 AM
Nausicaa is my favorite movie ever. Lately my 2.5 year old kid has gotten into it, but only through the soundtracks. He hasnít seen the movie yet but he loves Joe Hisaishi I guess (kind of like a Japanese Vangelis) and he loves the covers of the albums (which were all Miyazaki watercolors back then since there was to ďGhibli staff artistĒ team to do them). Weird.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on November 06, 2017, 08:31:37 AM
Nausicaa is my favorite movie ever. Lately my 2.5 year old kid has gotten into it, but only through the soundtracks. He hasnít seen the movie yet but he loves Joe Hisaishi I guess (kind of like a Japanese Vangelis) and he loves the covers of the albums (which were all Miyazaki watercolors back then since there was to ďGhibli staff artistĒ team to do them). Weird.

In the Summer they were doing digital screenings of various Ghibli movies (Yes, I'm aware Nausicaa is technically a Topcraft production and not Ghibli) and Nausicaa was among them. Any chance you got to see it on the big screen?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on November 06, 2017, 08:54:33 AM
Nausicaa is my favorite movie ever. Lately my 2.5 year old kid has gotten into it, but only through the soundtracks. He hasnít seen the movie yet but he loves Joe Hisaishi I guess (kind of like a Japanese Vangelis) and he loves the covers of the albums (which were all Miyazaki watercolors back then since there was to ďGhibli staff artistĒ team to do them). Weird.

Yeah, my 4 year old loves Totoro like to the ends of the earth at this point.  It's funny that since she's just used to the English version of the opening (and she sings it all the time) the JP version really puts her off as the "wrong words".
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on November 06, 2017, 10:16:20 AM
Nausicaa is my favorite movie ever. Lately my 2.5 year old kid has gotten into it, but only through the soundtracks. He hasnít seen the movie yet but he loves Joe Hisaishi I guess (kind of like a Japanese Vangelis) and he loves the covers of the albums (which were all Miyazaki watercolors back then since there was to ďGhibli staff artistĒ team to do them). Weird.

Nausicaa is pretty enjoyable. Ran into some people on another forum that hated it. I was surprised but there is always someone that hates something I suppose.

Yeah, my 4 year old loves Totoro like to the ends of the earth at this point.  It's funny that since she's just used to the English version of the opening (and she sings it all the time) the JP version really puts her off as the "wrong words".

Heh. At least the English dubs for Ghibli stuff are generally quite good. I've watched the dub and sub for all that I've seen.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on November 06, 2017, 11:31:52 AM
I didnít see Nausicaa this summer. I was too exhausted. It will return though, GKids will go broke selling only BRs. We did see Totoro though, which my kid loves. He loves Mei specifically. My kid also has a preference for the English dub but specifically the Fox/Macek one since thatís whatís on the LD box and thatís where he first saw the movie. He has his own BR now.

His favorite overall thing is Loony Toons and trucks. Anything with trucks. Trucks trucks trucks trucks.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on November 06, 2017, 01:51:09 PM
Are they really not selling dvd versions or including them with the blu? I haven't looked at all since I have the Disney release of all the ones I want.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on November 06, 2017, 01:56:50 PM
I have no idea and I didnít mean to imply otherwise. Itís just that, from what Iíve heard, Ghibli more or less ensures their US licensed will issue to theaters by charging so much that home video alone wonít pay the bill. They also donít do streaming.

I consider the DVD ver a ďbackup copyĒ so Iíd prefer they kept up with that system. Iíll buy them all again just get have the Disney stank scrubbed off them though.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on November 07, 2017, 04:39:47 AM
We still have the DVD version of Totoro.  I wish I'd known they were doing a theater showing of the film as I'd have loved to take my daughter to it, looks like it was back in June apparently. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on November 07, 2017, 09:34:32 AM
We still have the DVD version of Totoro.  I wish I'd known they were doing a theater showing of the film as I'd have loved to take my daughter to it, looks like it was back in June apparently. 

I have the Blu-Ray that came in the Miyazaki box set which just has the Disney dub and subs.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on November 07, 2017, 10:18:18 AM
Ok, maybe youíre confusing me now. Are you saying it has no original track? If so, f*ck that release totally. If you mean it lacks the Fox dub, thatís to be assumed. Only Discotek spends money rescuing vintage dubs (and bless them for it). Disney isnít going to use a lofi mono dub from 1994 (even if the songs are better and the dad cooler).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on November 07, 2017, 12:41:08 PM
Ok, maybe youíre confusing me now. Are you saying it has no original track? If so, f*ck that release totally. If you mean it lacks the Fox dub, thatís to be assumed. Only Discotek spends money rescuing vintage dubs (and bless them for it). Disney isnít going to use a lofi mono dub from 1994 (even if the songs are better and the dad cooler).

It has the original Japanese audio. But the subtitles are closer to dubtitles.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on November 07, 2017, 01:06:13 PM
So I just found Mushi-shi volume 1 & 2 today. I picked them up remembering he much I enjoyed the series. Back in my pireate bay days. I am sure if I looked through my various USB External HDDís I might find the. Series I downloaded.

I watched the episodes in the two DVDís. I really like the cardbored slip case I looked on eBay to see how many volumes there are.

What I learned.

Mushi-shi is 26 episodes from funimation. 6 dvd set. For some reason Volume 3 is trending at $90 plus where Volume 4-6 can be had for around $45 all together on seperate lots. Or a ultimate collectors edition on eBay for $200 of all six slip cover DVDs. Or a SAVE Edition (I never liked the SAVE collections looks but their prices love them) for $34-45.

Then I learned there are two OVAís a second season and a movie that ends the series. However all of that is licensed by Anipolex from 2014. However I canít tell if there is a dub of it and there appears to be ZERO NA dvd/Blu-ray release of it. It would seem Iíd need a Crunchyroll account.

And I am now swiftly reminded why I torrented a shit ton of Anime. lol.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on November 07, 2017, 01:58:03 PM
The save set is $17 brand new from amazon dot com.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B005HVWWB2/ref=tmm_dvd_new_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=new&qid=1510109829&sr=8-1
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on November 07, 2017, 02:10:22 PM
Ok, maybe youíre confusing me now. Are you saying it has no original track? If so, f*ck that release totally. If you mean it lacks the Fox dub, thatís to be assumed. Only Discotek spends money rescuing vintage dubs (and bless them for it). Disney isnít going to use a lofi mono dub from 1994 (even if the songs are better and the dad cooler).

It has the original Japanese audio. But the subtitles are closer to dubtitles.

Ah, thatís weird. I wouldnít really care. I watch most anime raw anyway so really just any kind of translation works. I only need some help.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on November 07, 2017, 02:12:04 PM
The save set is $17 brand new from amazon dot com.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B005HVWWB2/ref=tmm_dvd_new_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=new&qid=1510109829&sr=8-1

Hey thanks thatís. Sweet sweet price. Maybe in payday (next Friday not this Friday) I can order it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on November 08, 2017, 04:51:54 AM
The Disney dub for Totoro is actually quite well done in my opinion, and I've watched it MANY times at this point.  I think it helps that the actresses for the dub are sisters in real life as well which seems to add a bit to it. 


@Medic
Mushishi is a neat series, I've got the version you actually didn't mention.  In between the singles box set and the SAVE edition they did a slimpack with a nested case.  It looks like this:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mushishi-Mushi-Shi-Complete-Box-Set-4-Disc-DVD-Set-Funimation-COMPLETE-TESTED/263299053478

My wife was saying the manga is also incredibly expensive now as well for some volumes.  With Aniplex taking the rights back it means everything will be expensive though.  I watched Season 2 on Crunchyroll, I believe they still have free/ad supported accounts as well but I'm not sure.  If you watch enough anime it's totally worth the money though, they have a lot of variety. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on November 08, 2017, 06:33:43 AM
Yeah for anyone concerned about having physical releases, check what Aniplex USA has and when the licenses expire.

https://reelrundown.com/animation/Why-Aniplex-Reverting-Anime-Licenses-Back-To-AniplexUSA-or-Aniplex-Japan-Is-Driving-Collectors-Crazy
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on November 08, 2017, 07:20:41 AM
Thereís nothing wrong with the Disney dub of Totoro (although you can sure find people complaining about it online...) its just that the Macek version is better and I was very familiar with it for many years before Disney released theirs.

Why the Macek version is better is, to me, two things.

The songs are sung by a woman who sounds like a kindergarten teacher and the Disney version sounds more ďbelted outĒ or kinda Hanna Montana-informed. Pop starish. Loud. I like whatever grandma sang the Fox version more. She understood the quiet nature of the movie better.

The dad has some dialog that makes him sound cooler and this is key since the dad being cool, a gateway between the forest magic and the kids, is absolutely key.

I have no opinion which is more accurate and I donít care, itís for the kids. I donít usually watch translated anime.

The biggest problem with this and all Macek dubs is the sound quality which is muddy and mono which really hurts the sections with more expansive music. I wonder if anyone has the tapes...I would love  I make 5.1 ver of the Macek dub.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on November 13, 2017, 08:42:12 PM
I been watching fist of the north star tv series recently the bluray edition.I never got to watch the whole series fully and now i see how ridiculous the show can get.One of the most manly anime to be produce they sure don't make them like this any more.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Digi.k on November 14, 2017, 10:13:26 AM
picked this up today

(https://i.imgur.com/DSoQraX.jpg?1)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on November 14, 2017, 12:11:07 PM
Gundam Origin V showed up today. IMO stretching Loam out to two hour long eps is not a great idea (series was extended from 5 to 6 eps) but weíll see.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on December 01, 2017, 08:57:02 AM
Last month, I finally got around starting to watch the SDC Orguss DVDs from Discotek. I've been through the first five episodes so far and glad that the production value, animation wise, seems to be higher than compared to SDF Macross, SDC Southern Cross and GC Mospeada. I like it so far. And Mimsy is ONE DAMN SEXY BITCH.


When browsing through the PCE games catalogue, I got intrigued by Bakuretsu Hunters. Turned out this was released as Sorcerer Hunters by ADV USA. Oh, those titties. Did anybody of you watched this yet and could please tell me if this is worth for an old hog that's used to watch hand drawn and cel-colored animation of the 80s to late 90s?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Arkhan on December 01, 2017, 09:43:27 AM
ORGUSSSSSSSSS

*dndnnnnnnnn*

ORRRGGGUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on December 01, 2017, 10:39:28 AM
More than meets the eye.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Arkhan on December 01, 2017, 12:14:10 PM
lol that reminds me of this one time I shouted out

FAGFORMERS

ROBOTS IN SOME GUYS

and my friend almost choked to death on pizza from laughing at me.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on December 01, 2017, 01:56:04 PM
Watched Lupin the 3rd The Plot Of The Fuma Clan. It was pretty enjoyable. Lots of laughs.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on December 01, 2017, 08:28:51 PM
I'm still watching FOTNS tv series on bluray.On the second season now.Though this is where the show has more dumb plots and villains but enjoyable.Still the most manly anime that was ever produce.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on December 02, 2017, 08:38:29 AM
I have just finished watching the anime ďErasedĒ. Man was it good. I love thriller mystery stories. Especially when I canít guess the twist on who the killer is. I wish the Blu-ray wasnít so expensive. Aniplex strikes again lol.
 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on December 03, 2017, 02:13:42 AM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/madoverlord/riding-bean-high-octane-edition-anime-blu-ray/posts/2061743

Next blu-ray from these guys will be Gunsmith Cats. The old DVD of this is pretty overpriced but the biggest thing for me with this is they are now releasing something that wasn't in their old catalog.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on December 03, 2017, 07:22:06 AM
Thanks Gypsy for letting us know. I like the GSC manga better than the animation, but it is still very entertaining.
When browsing through the PCE games catalogue, I got intrigued by Bakuretsu Hunters. Turned out this was released as Sorcerer Hunters by ADV USA. Oh, those titties. Did anybody of you watched this yet and could please tell me if this is worth for an old hog that's used to watch hand drawn and cel-colored animation of the 80s to late 90s?
Oh well, I just won the 7-DVD-collection from a UK based seller for around 32 pounds. So I'll let you guys know how it holds up.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on December 03, 2017, 10:48:28 AM
You're welcome. I'm definitely going to buy it.

I just grabbed Lupin First Contact off Amazon, heard it's pretty good.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on December 03, 2017, 11:40:45 PM
Watched Lupin the 3rd The Plot Of The Fuma Clan. It was pretty enjoyable. Lots of laughs.

Great animation in it, but the weird voice cast and lack of Yuji Ohno music makes it a little strange.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on December 04, 2017, 12:25:20 AM
Yeah I'd like to see a bluray of it at some point. I was excited to see that not only is Gold Babylon getting released, but it will have a bluray in addition to the dvd. Not the best Lupin movie but it didn't need to be stuck on VHS and LD.  :lol:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on December 04, 2017, 01:08:30 AM
Yeah I'd like to see a bluray of it at some point. I was excited to see that not only is Gold Babylon getting released, but it will have a bluray in addition to the dvd. Not the best Lupin movie but it didn't need to be stuck on VHS and LD.  :lol:

Gold Babylon isn't bad.

But you have to be a fan of Series 3 to really enjoy it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on December 04, 2017, 01:31:44 AM
It's okay. I'll def be buying the bluray.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on December 04, 2017, 07:23:28 AM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/madoverlord/riding-bean-high-octane-edition-anime-blu-ray/posts/2061743

Next blu-ray from these guys will be Gunsmith Cats. The old DVD of this is pretty overpriced but the biggest thing for me with this is they are now releasing something that wasn't in their old catalog.

I got the email about this as well, super exciting!  Will probably back it when it shows up as well as they have been doing a really solid job on their Kickstarter releases.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on December 04, 2017, 09:53:05 AM
You're welcome. I'm definitely going to buy it.

I just grabbed Lupin First Contact off Amazon, heard it's pretty good.

First contact is decent if you want to watch non-canon Lupin gang origin story #2872
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on December 04, 2017, 09:55:05 AM
Heh. With super long running anime I tend to not really worry about what is and isn't canon. I actually didn't even know that was the case though so thanks.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on December 04, 2017, 12:46:40 PM
Gundam Origin V showed up today. IMO stretching Loam out to two hour long eps is not a great idea (series was extended from 5 to 6 eps) but weíll see.

Well, I was wrong to doubt. Origin V is one of the best Gundam episodes ever. Iíve finally warmed up to this series which is due to end at VI.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: PunkicCyborg on December 04, 2017, 04:35:13 PM
Got tickets to see Fate Stay Night: Heaven's Feel in theaters tomorrow night with my FGO buddies.  So excite 😁
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on December 10, 2017, 12:54:47 AM
I finished up the original Mobile Suit Gundam a few days ago. It was okay. Really ramped up in the last few episodes. Going to start 08th MS Team tonight.

I just finished MS Team recently. I basically watched it in two chunks. The first seven episodes back around when I posted this, then I got caught up with other stuff and watched the remaining 5 over the last couple nights. Animation quality was excellent, show itself was short and sweet.

Started Zeta Gundam. The jump in animation from the original is pretty noticeable.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on December 10, 2017, 03:46:42 AM
The 08 MS Team is totally enjoyable but also pretty much totally forgettable. Sort of a waste of potential, IMO.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on December 10, 2017, 08:47:31 AM
The 08 MS Team is totally enjoyable but also pretty much totally forgettable. Sort of a waste of potential, IMO.

Yeah it's just a short gaiden that is basically a love story. In terms of the overall story it doesn't really add anything.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on December 10, 2017, 04:57:10 PM
Last night my niece was over so we watched Magnetic Rose, the first part of Memories (1995). Anyone who hasn't seen that should and anyone who hoards old LDs should have this one, it even has English CCs/LD+G.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on December 10, 2017, 11:35:38 PM
I had not heard of this before. I'll check it out.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on December 11, 2017, 12:13:32 AM
Speaking of new Anime I recently got the tv/ova series to Patlabar. I was unaware of this series having anything more than the two movies.

The movies I picked up a few years ago do really cheap. I want to say $15 per set which I kinda loved. The box sets and books with concept art is really great. Made me feel no need to upgrade the set to the Blu-ray.

https://i.imgur.com/inHcbXq.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/TxPatcF.jpg

I got these off a recent sale that Sentai had. I think there is a 3rd movie and a ďnew seriesĒ also available but buyin this set wasnít cheap. Maybe next year I can splurg on more anime lol. I sorta went crazy with the lot I bought from Sentai and Right Stuff. But then again I wait for the year end sales force most part.

This series from what I can see on YouTube is really fun. The animation is fantastic and although a different less gritty tone than the movies is definitely worth a watch. So Iíll have to slowly work my way through all this.

https://i.imgur.com/uZKHNLo.jpg

Once I finish watching my newest anime I plan to rewatch the movies.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on December 11, 2017, 12:43:13 AM
If you like the tv series a lot, the 2nd oav is a continuation of it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on December 11, 2017, 02:06:09 AM
You must have been confused as shit by those movies. :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on December 11, 2017, 02:50:02 AM
If you like the tv series a lot, the 2nd oav is a continuation of it.

I just double checked. Yes the new files great to know itís a continuation. I thought I might have just been a stand alone OVA. Odd to me that the tv show and first OVA is dubbed in English. However the second OVA is only subbed.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on December 11, 2017, 02:51:40 AM
You must have been confused as shit by those movies. :)

Itís one of those things where you take the world for what it is. I think I had only seen the movies off toonami due to the popularity Of Gundam series in the mid 90s.

To think of it I donít believe I have ever heard anyone speak of the Patlabor movies let alone the fact a tv series exist.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on December 11, 2017, 04:13:48 AM
Last night my niece was over so we watched Magnetic Rose, the first part of Memories (1995). Anyone who hasn't seen that should and anyone who hoards old LDs should have this one, it even has English CCs/LD+G.

What a classic, I don't remember seeing Memories until like early 2000s though and didn't realize it came out in 95.  I've got a DVD release of it from years ago.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on December 11, 2017, 05:21:15 AM
You must have been confused as shit by those movies. :)

Itís one of those things where you take the world for what it is. I think I had only seen the movies off toonami due to the popularity Of Gundam series in the mid 90s.

To think of it I donít believe I have ever heard anyone speak of the Patlabor movies let alone the fact a tv series exist.

Patlabor is underappreciated imo.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on December 11, 2017, 08:26:55 AM
Last night my niece was over so we watched Magnetic Rose, the first part of Memories (1995). Anyone who hasn't seen that should and anyone who hoards old LDs should have this one, it even has English CCs/LD+G.

What a classic, I don't remember seeing Memories until like early 2000s though and didn't realize it came out in 95.  I've got a DVD release of it from years ago.

I just added Magnetic Rose to my list...my daughter and I love watching anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on December 11, 2017, 09:31:17 AM
Magnetic Rose is the first of a three part anthology called Memories that was released theatrically. Since the LD is CAV it consumes three discs so each short has its own jacket with its own artwork which looks completely unique from the others because there are three directors. Normally nobody would ever watch/look for Magnetic Rose by itself, it just turned out that way because we only had an hour and the LD is divided up so well like that. Stink Bomb and Cannon Fodder are the other segments and they are great but Magnetic Rose stands out, particularly if you have the WATTS to blast Maddam Butterfly as loud as possible. The soundtrack is terrific and the surround very absorbing.

Warning: it has a very sad plot element!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on December 11, 2017, 09:55:52 AM
The DVD is pretty cheap. There is a blu but it's region b.

I had a mini-pile of Lupin DVDs arrive today. Almost have all the movies/specials/oavs released in the US now...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on December 11, 2017, 11:43:24 AM
Magnetic Rose is the first of a three part anthology called Memories that was released theatrically. Since the LD is CAV it consumes three discs so each short has its own jacket with its own artwork which looks completely unique from the others because there are three directors. Normally nobody would ever watch/look for Magnetic Rose by itself, it just turned out that way because we only had an hour and the LD is divided up so well like that. Stink Bomb and Cannon Fodder are the other segments and they are great but Magnetic Rose stands out, particularly if you have the WATTS to blast Maddam Butterfly as loud as possible. The soundtrack is terrific and the surround very absorbing.

Warning: it has a very sad plot element!

I donít have surround sound, just good old-fashioned receiver with stereo speakers designed for blasting music.

:)

So, yes, we can WATTS.

Also, we can handle the somber and the sads.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on December 11, 2017, 02:32:18 PM
Lupin Green vs Red. I'd put it in the same tier as Mamo. So definitely not the best.

Gonna watch some of the older tv specials tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on December 12, 2017, 01:32:37 AM
Lupin Green vs Red. I'd put it in the same tier as Mamo. So definitely not the best.

Gonna watch some of the older tv specials tomorrow.

Green vs Red is just kind of nonsense.

I actually like Mamo quite a bit, it's weird and very 70s.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on December 12, 2017, 01:46:39 AM
Lupin Green vs Red. I'd put it in the same tier as Mamo. So definitely not the best.

Gonna watch some of the older tv specials tomorrow.

Green vs Red is just kind of nonsense.

I actually like Mamo quite a bit, it's weird and very 70s.

I chalked both up to nonsense. Neither was an enjoyable for me as the average Lupin thing, but I don't exactly hate either of them.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on December 12, 2017, 06:49:14 PM
I got the first Patlabor movie on Blu-ray, but haven't got around watching it yet.

Some years ago, I grabbed the three theatrical movies of Mobile Suit Gundam on DVD for cheap when they were on sale at the German distributor, as well as the movies F-91 and Char's Counter Attack. So far, I've only seen the first half of the first Gundam movie. I wonder if I should give it another try.


When browsing through the PCE games catalogue, I got intrigued by Bakuretsu Hunters. Turned out this was released as Sorcerer Hunters by ADV USA. Oh, those titties. Did anybody of you watched this yet and could please tell me if this is worth for an old hog that's used to watch hand drawn and cel-colored animation of the 80s to late 90s?

Oh well, I just won the 7-DVD-collection from a UK based seller for around 32 pounds. So I'll let you guys know how it holds up.

(Sorcerer Hunters TV opening)

Yesterday I saw the first episode of the TV-series (contained on DVD 1 to 6).
Reminds me of Slayers and Dragon Half, although not as zany as the latter one. Still good for a laugh. Animation is done well. Chocolate Misu is darn sexy.

Also I saw the beginning of the first OVA-episode (contained on DVD 7).
Both the OVA opening* as well as the first scene (hot springs) include major boobage. Too risky to link a video here.

*censored on Youtube, though, strangely there's one shot of heavy boob jiggle missing that you'll only find on the DVDs.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: nectarsis on December 12, 2017, 07:05:09 PM
The 08 MS Team is totally enjoyable but also pretty much totally forgettable. Sort of a waste of potential, IMO.

!!!!  DIEEEEE !!!!! lol

I like it because it's the most "realistic" by in large (besides the MA, and you know giant bipedal robots) ;)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on December 13, 2017, 12:22:56 AM
Zeta Gundam is awesome.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on December 13, 2017, 03:10:01 AM
Well, everybody knows that.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: ClodBuster on December 13, 2017, 03:38:25 AM
Hahaha!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on December 13, 2017, 04:21:52 AM
Heh. Well it is my first time watching this stuff. It looks like it's going to be one of my favourite mecha series.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on December 17, 2017, 10:48:45 AM
Steins;Gate is $11 brand new on Amazon right now.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on December 17, 2017, 03:30:51 PM
Steins;Gate is $11 brand new on Amazon right now.

And I just bought it. Sure I have had it for years from torrent sites but I have been on a crusading to legally own Anime especially series and movies I enjoyed.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on December 17, 2017, 11:23:44 PM
Yeah I bought it too. Hard to go wrong at that price so I'll give it a go, been meaning to anyway. I noticed it after I had already placed a large order but I'd think Amazon would combine it and ship everything in a box.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on December 30, 2017, 01:38:51 PM
My Lupin the Third Series Part II Collection II arrived this week along with GoShogun: The Time Estranger on Blu-Ray (which I've never seen).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on January 19, 2018, 01:31:56 PM
On the recommendation of PunkicCyborg a couple weeks back, I just finished watching Devilman Crybaby on Netflix just recently. It starts out really weird and over the top with the nudity and themes, but the series ends with an insane crescendo of sorts over the last three episodes. Definitely not for the faint of heart, but the music and animation are incredibly well done, plus at only 10 episodes it is not too long to stick with. I'd recommend it to anyone looking with something different to watch, it's not anything like most of the modern moe garbage that comes out.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on January 19, 2018, 01:39:49 PM


Iíd be interested in discussing this, the OVA itself or the analysis. The guy himself...his voice is annoying and every pro podcaster looks like Jake Paul to me now but in my opinion itís well worth watching.

This is the kind of anime that I love and almost nobody else will even watch let alone watch dozens of times, largely because a lot of it is impossible to find (in this case there is a perfect HD ver on YouTube) or its untranslated (in this case there is so little dialogue and so many ways to interpret the thing that language is not that important) so Iím glad to see this.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on January 19, 2018, 02:26:19 PM
Thinking of cataloging my current anime library and verifying what is a keeper, what to ykgrade if blu Ray is avilable, and what holes I have left in my incomplete series/movies collection.

Apart from all of that I am debating on getting the newest Berserk season one. I enjoyed the golden egg arch three movie features. So probably get it but not 100% sold on it yet.

A few weeks ago I marathoned Mob Psycho 100. I loved it. I think I enjoyed it more so than One Punch. Even though the same creator made these series Mob just seemed more. I donít know. 80s light hearted.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on January 19, 2018, 04:01:46 PM
https://twitter.com/medic_wheat/status/954579350334197761
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on January 19, 2018, 05:23:37 PM
On the recommendation of PunkicCyborg a couple weeks back, I just finished watching Devilman Crybaby on Netflix just recently. It starts out really weird and over the top with the nudity and themes, but the series ends with an insane crescendo of sorts over the last three episodes. Definitely not for the faint of heart, but the music and animation are incredibly well done, plus at only 10 episodes it is not too long to stick with. I'd recommend it to anyone looking with something different to watch, it's not anything like most of the modern moe garbage that comes out.
Dunno but i think devilman crybaby animation was rather sloppy.Though for the amount of sex&violence it had i saw it as the norm since it is based off go-nagai original.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on January 20, 2018, 02:35:12 AM
http://youtu.be/2PJePhJY76U

Iíd be interested in discussing this, the OVA itself or the analysis. The guy himself...his voice is annoying and every pro podcaster looks like Jake Paul to me now but in my opinion itís well worth watching.

This is the kind of anime that I love and almost nobody else will even watch let alone watch dozens of times, largely because a lot of it is impossible to find (in this case there is a perfect HD ver on YouTube) or its untranslated (in this case there is so little dialogue and so many ways to interpret the thing that language is not that important) so Iím glad to see this.


Watching the movie on youtube now.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on January 20, 2018, 02:51:52 AM
On the recommendation of PunkicCyborg a couple weeks back, I just finished watching Devilman Crybaby on Netflix just recently. It starts out really weird and over the top with the nudity and themes, but the series ends with an insane crescendo of sorts over the last three episodes. Definitely not for the faint of heart, but the music and animation are incredibly well done, plus at only 10 episodes it is not too long to stick with. I'd recommend it to anyone looking with something different to watch, it's not anything like most of the modern moe garbage that comes out.
Dunno but i think devilman crybaby animation was rather sloppy.Though for the amount of sex&violence it had i saw it as the norm since it is based off go-nagai original.

I agree with the latter part of your comment regarding what to expect as far as content and explicitness.

With that said I rather enjoyed crybabies art direction.

Would love to see the series get a physical release. A NA blueray release fk the OVA (I believe JP got one a few years back).

I would also like to see a NA release of the chino series as well.

https://i.imgur.com/7HDTem3.jpg

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on January 20, 2018, 02:57:23 AM
I am so dumb. Diskotech released Chara Go Nagai World already.

Seems only dvd?  Still itís now a must buy for me.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on January 20, 2018, 04:10:49 AM
http://youtu.be/2PJePhJY76U

Iíd be interested in discussing this, the OVA itself or the analysis. The guy himself...his voice is annoying and every pro podcaster looks like Jake Paul to me now but in my opinion itís well worth watching.

This is the kind of anime that I love and almost nobody else will even watch let alone watch dozens of times, largely because a lot of it is impossible to find (in this case there is a perfect HD ver on YouTube) or its untranslated (in this case there is so little dialogue and so many ways to interpret the thing that language is not that important) so Iím glad to see this.


Fantastic movie, highly symbolic so there is a lot to think about. I wonder if I could find a Japanese LD or DVD of it. Preferably LD just for the artwork if anything.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on January 20, 2018, 11:16:41 AM
On the recommendation of PunkicCyborg a couple weeks back, I just finished watching Devilman Crybaby on Netflix just recently. It starts out really weird and over the top with the nudity and themes, but the series ends with an insane crescendo of sorts over the last three episodes. Definitely not for the faint of heart, but the music and animation are incredibly well done, plus at only 10 episodes it is not too long to stick with. I'd recommend it to anyone looking with something different to watch, it's not anything like most of the modern moe garbage that comes out.


I just started watching this last night!

Ha!

I am sticking to the end.

:)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on January 20, 2018, 05:33:58 PM
http://youtu.be/2PJePhJY76U

Iíd be interested in discussing this, the OVA itself or the analysis. The guy himself...his voice is annoying and every pro podcaster looks like Jake Paul to me now but in my opinion itís well worth watching.

This is the kind of anime that I love and almost nobody else will even watch let alone watch dozens of times, largely because a lot of it is impossible to find (in this case there is a perfect HD ver on YouTube) or its untranslated (in this case there is so little dialogue and so many ways to interpret the thing that language is not that important) so Iím glad to see this.


Fantastic movie, highly symbolic so there is a lot to think about. I wonder if I could find a Japanese LD or DVD of it. Preferably LD just for the artwork if anything.


The LD is the cheapest by far now, but it still hard to find. I have the original release and while Iíll never part with it I honestly have to say that nobody really saw this thing until the HD transfer. You lose a LOT on the LD.

There is a reprint that Iím pretty sure just adds Digital Sound and I think here is an Oshii box set that has this in it. If the box is a remaster Iíd recommend it over the earlier LD.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on January 21, 2018, 01:27:05 AM
Yeah I couldn't find anything but the blu on eBay. Didn't look on yaj yet though. The blu was a bit more than I'd want to pay for a single movie.

There is an LD Oshii set on eBay but it does not include Angel's Egg. It was 4/6 movies I already have too, so not much interest in that.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on January 22, 2018, 02:47:09 AM
On the recommendation of PunkicCyborg a couple weeks back, I just finished watching Devilman Crybaby on Netflix just recently. It starts out really weird and over the top with the nudity and themes, but the series ends with an insane crescendo of sorts over the last three episodes. Definitely not for the faint of heart, but the music and animation are incredibly well done, plus at only 10 episodes it is not too long to stick with. I'd recommend it to anyone looking with something different to watch, it's not anything like most of the modern moe garbage that comes out.
Dunno but i think devilman crybaby animation was rather sloppy.Though for the amount of sex&violence it had i saw it as the norm since it is based off go-nagai original.

Yeah, I can see your complaints on the animation, but I considered it just hyper-stylized which to me kind of fit with the off kilter feel of the whole anime.  My biggest animation complaint was that you see Miki's amazing abs like once and then they never show them again despite the fact that you frequently see her running in the same outfit.  Must've been too much work to keep up :P
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on January 22, 2018, 07:08:21 AM
I started up rewatching Ranma the other day. I don't think I ever finished the first time.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on January 22, 2018, 07:53:53 AM
On the recommendation of PunkicCyborg a couple weeks back, I just finished watching Devilman Crybaby on Netflix just recently. It starts out really weird and over the top with the nudity and themes, but the series ends with an insane crescendo of sorts over the last three episodes. Definitely not for the faint of heart, but the music and animation are incredibly well done, plus at only 10 episodes it is not too long to stick with. I'd recommend it to anyone looking with something different to watch, it's not anything like most of the modern moe garbage that comes out.
Dunno but i think devilman crybaby animation was rather sloppy.Though for the amount of sex&violence it had i saw it as the norm since it is based off go-nagai original.

Yeah, I can see your complaints on the animation, but I considered it just hyper-stylized which to me kind of fit with the off kilter feel of the whole anime.  My biggest animation complaint was that you see Miki's amazing abs like once and then they never show them again despite the fact that you frequently see her running in the same outfit.  Must've been too much work to keep up :P

I finished watching Devilman: crybaby and I enjoyed it.

:)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on January 23, 2018, 09:25:46 AM
https://imgur.com/gallery/9HWuu

Time to take a break and just enjoy an Anime that is light hearted and hits all the funny bones.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on January 23, 2018, 10:59:42 AM
Yeah I couldn't find anything but the blu on eBay. Didn't look on yaj yet though. The blu was a bit more than I'd want to pay for a single movie.

There is an LD Oshii set on eBay but it does not include Angel's Egg. It was 4/6 movies I already have too, so not much interest in that.

I watched the original LD again the other night. Itís not as bad as I remember, very good image for 1985. I guess that HD version on YT just blew my mind a little too much for a minute. Full disclosure, I have a CLD-99 and an XBR-960 which, in period, was one of the best LD viewing setups available. Your mileage may vary.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on January 23, 2018, 12:09:04 PM
I have that exact tv but definitely not as good of a player. I'm generally fine with my LD viewing experience though, and I don't watch them super frequently.

Lately I've been focused on upgrading my audio. Also eyeing a better BD player.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on January 24, 2018, 09:55:46 AM
Something I have been thinking. About since I watched Devilman Crybaby is this.


It says season 1

Everyone seems to ignore this.

Sure it covered be entirety do the five volume manga but why denote t as season one?

Will it continue with a second season?  Maybe following Violance Jack?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on January 24, 2018, 11:19:18 AM
Every show on Netflix is season one, even if there is one season only.

Now, can we talk about Angelís Egg you f*cking retards?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on January 24, 2018, 11:59:08 AM
Every show on Netflix is season one, even if there is one season only.

Now, can we talk about Angelís Egg you f*cking retards?

I have never noticed that. 

You must watch more Netflix then I.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: esteban on January 24, 2018, 12:12:47 PM
Every show on Netflix is season one, even if there is one season only.

Now, can we talk about Angelís Egg you f*cking retards?

Is Angelís Egg available via ESPN Internacional or FOX NEWS?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on January 24, 2018, 01:39:07 PM
Itís only on Crackle, somehow.

But seriously,

HD ver


SD ver with subs (not needed, film is almost totally without dialogue, donít watch this, watch the HD version. Yes, stupid, I know you canít understand Japanese. No, Iím not saying youíre stupid for not knowing Japanese, youíre stupid for thinking that being able to understand Japanese would somehow make it easier to understand this movie. Donít watch this. Watch the HD version.):


Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on January 24, 2018, 02:53:18 PM
Now, can we talk about Angelís Egg you f*cking retards?

Good movie. I've watched it a couple times now.

It's a religious commentary. There is some stuff up for interpretation I think. It seems to me like Oshii at the time wasn't entirely sure what to make of religion entirely himself.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: seieienbu on January 25, 2018, 12:55:36 PM
First impression of Angel's Egg:  I love the gritty, old look of the animation.  The way animation looked when I was a child always gives me a nostalgia feeling that modern animation can't match.  I'm happy to watch something like this for a bit just due to the look.  I'm a big fan of how much detail goes into hair and rippling water and things of that nature.  Likewise, the details like the rusted junk or the wooden objects with scrollwork in the foreground/background are fantastic.

I'll probably post something of more substance in an hour or so after I've, you know, actually watched the film.

Post viewing edit:  The spectacle of the visuals makes it well worth watching.  Without spoilers, the ending was hard to get through. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on January 25, 2018, 02:09:55 PM
The animation is fantastic really.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on January 26, 2018, 04:57:26 AM
It doesnít look like ďanimeĒ. There are lots of labor saving long shots but when the action happens itís animated on 1s. Instead of 2s or 3s. (That is, 24fps instead of 12 or 8 like anime usually is). The character designs are difficult to draw and they knew this and didnít care. Iíd bet the sloppiest cel in this entire production is cleaner than the cleanest Dragonball cel ever.

Here was a time when animeís most hardcore were so hardcore that the creators and the fandom thought of it as a limitless art form that could do anything. You can see that here.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: seieienbu on January 26, 2018, 11:14:50 AM
It doesnít look like ďanimeĒ. There are lots of labor saving long shots but when the action happens itís animated on 1s. Instead of 2s or 3s. (That is, 24fps instead of 12 or 8 like anime usually is). The character designs are difficult to draw and they knew this and didnít care. Iíd bet the sloppiest cel in this entire production is cleaner than the cleanest Dragonball cel ever.

Here was a time when animeís most hardcore were so hardcore that the creators and the fandom thought of it as a limitless art form that could do anything. You can see that here.

I'll likely go to my grave thinking that Akira is the finest animated feature ever for these reasons.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on January 26, 2018, 12:01:46 PM
I donít like Akira very much but youíre right, it has the exact same spirit.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on January 26, 2018, 12:50:48 PM
It doesnít look like ďanimeĒ. There are lots of labor saving long shots but when the action happens itís animated on 1s. Instead of 2s or 3s. (That is, 24fps instead of 12 or 8 like anime usually is). The character designs are difficult to draw and they knew this and didnít care. Iíd bet the sloppiest cel in this entire production is cleaner than the cleanest Dragonball cel ever.

Here was a time when animeís most hardcore were so hardcore that the creators and the fandom thought of it as a limitless art form that could do anything. You can see that here.

I'll likely go to my grave thinking that Akira is the finest animated feature ever for these reasons.

I would love to see Akira redone as a film series more closely following the completed Managa.

Sure the animation will never be matched and most likely be nearly all digital in either coloring or 3D with cel shading.

Yes the filmís screen adaptation was made by the creator with a ending made for the movie as the manga was yet to be completed. Unfortantly without the Managa the film ending is abstract. To a point that it seems disjointed from the rest of the film. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: seieienbu on January 26, 2018, 02:11:28 PM
I agree with you on that.  But whatever the ending of the movie compared to the books, Akira has some beautiful art.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on January 28, 2018, 02:30:39 PM
https://youtu.be/g7gsb-XgXes

So I went to YouTube to try and find some videos on Occult Nine (he Aniplex two part Blu-ray). As typically I can only find videos related to the game.

Being an Aniplex NA release itís pretty expensive for a simple 12 episode series. I found a single video on it. However this guy seemed ďoddĒ to me. As he showed other items he picked up and didnít seem to know anything pertaining to the items. As bough he was going through the motions of obtaining more anime.

Then I looked through his videos to se if he has a room tour.

https://youtu.be/g7gsb-XgXes

The word impressed doesnít real encapsulate what I think when I saw this. It honesty felt like an episode of Horders that my wife watches. How it spilles over everything. Cluttered. Messy. He stated how some piles are bejmg processed. Other piles being ripped and archived.

I thought. Is this the guy (or other like him) who keep torrent sites in buisness?  Should I thank him for the various external HDD I have filled with Anime back when I use to torrent like crazy?

I also thought wow. Is this what my wife thinks/sees when she looks at my own various collections of (media/comics/figures/video games)?  It makes me want to sell off the whole collections. Meetings only partial gems and going full digital. Just rip everything out it on a server to stream and just ever drive the lot do my older systems.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on January 29, 2018, 04:02:03 AM
https://youtu.be/g7gsb-XgXes

So I went to YouTube to try and find some videos on Occult Nine (he Aniplex two part Blu-ray). As typically I can only find videos related to the game.

Being an Aniplex NA release itís pretty expensive for a simple 12 episode series. I found a single video on it. However this guy seemed ďoddĒ to me. As he showed other items he picked up and didnít seem to know anything pertaining to the items. As bough he was going through the motions of obtaining more anime.

Then I looked through his videos to se if he has a room tour.

https://youtu.be/g7gsb-XgXes

The word impressed doesnít real encapsulate what I think when I saw this. It honesty felt like an episode of Horders that my wife watches. How it spilles over everything. Cluttered. Messy. He stated how some piles are bejmg processed. Other piles being ripped and archived.

I thought. Is this the guy (or other like him) who keep torrent sites in buisness?  Should I thank him for the various external HDD I have filled with Anime back when I use to torrent like crazy?

I also thought wow. Is this what my wife thinks/sees when she looks at my own various collections of (media/comics/figures/video games)?  It makes me want to sell off the whole collections. Meetings only partial gems and going full digital. Just rip everything out it on a server to stream and just ever drive the lot do my older systems.

I've said this to many people, but I consider the main difference between a hoarder and a collector is the level of organization that a person has, plus if it is impacting their ability to live. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on January 29, 2018, 04:20:35 AM
Oh no. I keep things highly organized and I do not have spillage.

Heck I activity work to ride myself of clutter if possible.

With that said I do lack the additional shelving needed to finish my organizing. Which is why I keep some things in boxes. This was more due to never owning a house previously and being in small apartments.

Granted now it seems I have the space for shelving (have only bought one large all wooden bookshelf) I have it pained for two additional shelves to house the remainder of the collection(s).

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on January 29, 2018, 04:22:15 AM
Hasn't truncated his singles yet?  :lol:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: xelement5x on January 29, 2018, 05:04:37 AM
Hasn't truncated his singles yet?  :lol:

You laugh but I found it super useful.  No need for a ton of cases if you can recase them all in a slimpack.  To be honest I'd bet that guy could save a ton of space that way.  His sniffling during the video kind of got to me though.   ](*,)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on January 29, 2018, 09:02:30 AM
Hasn't truncated his singles yet?  :lol:

You laugh but I found it super useful.  No need for a ton of cases if you can recase them all in a slimpack.  To be honest I'd bet that guy could save a ton of space that way.  His sniffling during the video kind of got to me though.   ](*,)

I'm laughing because he should do it. I did it. It was greaaaaaaaat.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: TR0N on January 29, 2018, 05:22:25 PM
Oh another adaption of go-nagai mazinger-z coming ? :shock:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on January 30, 2018, 03:49:51 AM
I will try to see this in the theater but nobody wants to see it with me so I donít know.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: NightWolve on February 17, 2018, 05:32:11 AM
I watched "Fist of the North Star" a few days ago, a freebie on Sony's Crackle app/network.

http://m.crackle.com/fist-of-the-north-star

I had a feeling I seen it as a kid which was confirmed when Kenshiro does his death move and lets out that super silly-ous, repetitive "te te te te te te te te te te te te te!!!!!!!!!!" screeching! Hahahaha, horrible voice-acting but funny as hell!

I loved all the 80's enemy musclebound punks with Mohawks and Kenshiro doing a few "death touch" moves on them causing head and bodily explosions in the blink of an eye. That shit is hilariously silly!

All in all, it made me appreciate the live action movie so much more that stars Gary Daniels, Malcolm McDowell, Costas Mandylor, Dante Basco, Sean Penn's brother Chris, and a familiar name from MTV days of old, Downtown Julie Brown. Even then, you'll still find other familiar actors that found their way in it.

While the plot could've used some work, I enjoyed it. Somehow, they scored a pretty epic soundtrack also. I was hoping it'll get remastered to BluRay, but it only exists on DVD. The anime scores much lower for me as it feels more geared to teenage males, it invokes much cringe worthy laughter so I still enjoyed it for what it is.

http://m.crackle.com/wicked-city

I'm tempted to watch "Wicked City" again which is also playing.

When I was kid, Chicago had channel 50, WPWR, which had a program called "Japanimation" that aired every Friday afternoon. You can already figure out what it was, the best animes out of Japan were aired in succession and watching them was how I sometimes spent my Fridays. This is where I saw "Wicked City" and remember being blown away by it. I believe I saw Lupin as well as others that left an impression like "Ghost in the Shell."

Anyway, it's been so many years and I can't even slightly remember the plot of "Wicked City" so it'd be interesting to watch again and see how it holds up for me now as a 42 year-old man, heh.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Punch on February 17, 2018, 05:50:18 PM
Kenshiro is Gary Daniels? Hahahah I have to watch that.

(https://i.imgur.com/VutqMBx.gif)

On topic: the Fist of the North Star movie has the best "walking like a badass" montage in the history of montages.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Punch on February 17, 2018, 05:55:36 PM
EASE MY RONRINESSSSSS
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on February 19, 2018, 05:53:41 AM


When I was kid, Chicago had channel 50, WPWR, which had a program called "Japanimation" that aired every Friday afternoon. You can already figure out what it was, the best animes out of Japan were aired in succession and watching them was how I sometimes spent my Fridays. This is where I saw "Wicked City" and remember being blown away by it. I believe I saw Lupin as well as others that left an impression like "Ghost in the Shell."

Anyway, it's been so many years and I can't even slightly remember the plot of "Wicked City" so it'd be interesting to watch again and see how it holds up for me now as a 42 year-old man, heh.



It was actually WJYS that was running all of those Streamline pictures movies as Japanimation.  And yes, Lupin the Third Castle of Cagliostro aired there, as did Vampire Hunter D, Golgo 13 the Professional, Barefoot Gen, Dirty Pair Affair on Nolandia, Doomed Megapolis, 3x3 eyes and others.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on February 19, 2018, 07:32:44 AM
The entire Streamline catalog, in other words. TBS and SciFi did the same thing.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on February 19, 2018, 08:05:34 AM
The entire Streamline catalog, in other words. TBS and SciFi did the same thing.

There was definitely some stuff they weren't airing during that time frame. It was also very amusing to see movies like Golgo 13 on broadcast TV with mere blurring covering up naughty parts to meet FCC regulations, and then other movies like Barefoot Gen running completely unedited.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: lukester on February 19, 2018, 09:01:43 AM
I don't watch much anime. Sometimes I'll watch Dragon Ball or One Piece, though I prefer to read One Piece weekly. The current arc is pretty good. I did watch Season 1 of One Punch Man with my dad, he used to watch Naruto all the time when I was younger but stopped when Sasuke started becoming more edgy.

I did binge watch all of Yu Yu Hakusho a few months back though...would be nice to watch more Fist of North Star sometime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: seieienbu on February 19, 2018, 12:49:42 PM
I really liked Yuyu Hakusho until Toguro was defeated.  I didn't enjoy what little I saw afterward so I eventually stopped watching.  But man, that first part?  That was fantastic.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: lukester on February 19, 2018, 02:41:41 PM
I really liked Yuyu Hakusho until Toguro was defeated.  I didn't enjoy what little I saw afterward so I eventually stopped watching.  But man, that first part?  That was fantastic.

I loved Chapter Black. Had a different tone to it, I prefer Sensui to Toguro as a villain.
3 Kings Saga was disappointingly short though. The only really good part was that they expanded the lore.

I looked up the differences with the manga...gotta wonder why the ending was shortened and why Yusuke's mom was replaced by Kuwabara's sister. Apparently the first arc was edited down too?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on February 20, 2018, 12:35:10 AM
YYH is definitely worth finishing.

3 Kings Saga was disappointingly short though. The only really good part was that they expanded the lore.

It's possible they ran out of money but idk. I do know this was an issue for Ranma. Not that the manga ending for Ranma is much better...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on February 22, 2018, 02:43:57 AM
I donít know why exactly. But I enjoy these reconstructive videos about animation, art, and anime.

Granted at times it feels more that the creator of the video is tying a little to hard to justify their degree in film making.

https://youtu.be/xf0WjeE6eyM
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: SignOfZeta on February 22, 2018, 04:03:19 AM
I donít know why exactly. But I enjoy these reconstructive videos about animation, art, and anime.

Granted at times it feels more that the creator of the video is tying a little to hard to justify their degree in film making.

https://youtu.be/xf0WjeE6eyM

Yeah, there are a LOT of these now. Some are very good (the Angelís Egg one I linked) but many are just...a guy going on. I watched one about GitS once and he went on about this ending for quite some time based on a total misobservation.

The issue is too much unearned respect for what they are reviewing. They should watch it 50 times and then make a half hour thing talking about it. That way you donít end up going on and on about something thatís not even in the movie.

I donít think you need a film degree to do what this guy did with Akira. This one is quite low end, IMO.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Medic_wheat on February 22, 2018, 04:32:02 AM
The art degree was just a jab at the over examination.

No idea if the YouTuber did go to film school. Or art. Or what have you.

I mean heck. They have these deconstructive videos (in general not this specific person) on food in anime

The hidden meaning of panties and fan service in Monotogstari

And so forth.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: Gypsy on February 26, 2018, 09:15:12 AM
I noticed Robot Carnival has a bluray upcoming so I pre-ordered it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: DragonmasterDan on February 26, 2018, 09:28:55 AM
I noticed Robot Carnival has a bluray upcoming so I pre-ordered it.

I did a little while back as well.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread: Finding Good Anime
Post by: NightWolve on February 27, 2018, 02:12:16 PM
Kenshiro is Gary Daniels? Hahahah I have to watch that.
(https://i.imgur.com/VutqMBx.gif)

You should, in fact, I just found the whole movie on YouTube. Looks like it survived for a whole year without a takedown copyright strike. Epic soundtrack right in the opening, check it out! :)

Narration begins with Malcolm McDowell, well-executed. This had some good things going for it, but they screwed it up. Still like it though as a B-action straight-to-video guilty pleasure, like I said, it has a "Cyborg" feel to it (the 1989 JCVD flick, also in the post-apocalyptic genre) and hopefully they remaster it to BluRay some day so we have something better than 720x480.

Found a purty good retrospective/review about it also.