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the_cloud_system
polly pushy pants

2008 Aug 1 • 3050
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so i watched a few the past month, anybody have more i can watch?

im thinking ergo proxy to watch next...

so far i watched
desert punk
elfen lied
full metal panic
highschool of the dead
there are others but that's just off the top of my head.


outlaw star
black lagoon
hellsing ultimate
rurouni kenshin
wolf's rain
paranoia agent
ergo proxy
samurai shamploo
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2011 Oct 21 at 22:08 PDT — Ed. 2011 Oct 22 at 11:02 PDT
NatureJay
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I've been enjoying the hell out of Durarara!! lately, which seems to do this ensemble cast thing that's mostly set in our world (or a neighborhood in Tokyo) with some weird mythical shit added for spice (Dullahans, spirit possession, etc). It's been a damned long time since I've been as entertained by a show as I have been by that one, but I've been told it starts to fall apart at the end, maybe because they outpaced the author.



What else.... FLCL is worth watching and quick to get through. It might break your brain. People seem to either love or hate it, but it has far more depth than it seems like it has any right to... Darker than Black takes the "weird event in Japan causes some people to have superpowers" trope and does right by it in a lot of respects, providing solid characters, continuity, and a damned fine soundtrack... The second Full Metal Alchemist series (Brotherhood) was far superior to the first, though it glosses over too much of the plot leading up and Ed is not that likeable initially... Samurai Champloo = Shinichiro Watanabe (the guy who brought us Cowboy Bebop) + Samurai + Hiphop and is good, if you're okay with things mostly being one-offs.

I could probably think of more but not ones that I might recommend as strongly.
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2011 Oct 22 at 00:58 PDT
aaronjer
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Sexy Commando (This is a show that has no female characters)

Jungle Guu (Good luck comprehending the madness)

Irresponsilbe Captain Tylor (Good luck finding it)

Hellsing (The first one, and only the first six episodes)

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (I've only seen the first season)

Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust (It's a movie)

Slayers (Can be confusing to get in to due to difficult to follow chronology, but nobody other than me seems to like it anyway)
 
 
2011 Oct 22 at 03:36 PDT
the_cloud_system
polly pushy pants

2008 Aug 1 • 3050
-6 ₧
FLCL was my favorite until i watched elfen lied

Darker than Black reminded me of cowboy bebop so i watched the whole 6 volumes in 2 days.

i never watched all of samurai shamploo. it poped up on adult swim when i was little, and i remember i enjoyed the hell out of it.


and aaronjer, ill have to check them out.
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2011 Oct 22 at 10:46 PDT — Ed. 2011 Oct 22 at 10:47 PDT
NatureJay
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2005 Mar 22 • 1871
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I thought of some stuff! You've probably already watched the Ghost in the Shell series, but if you haven't go do it. They're mind-bendy in an intelligent way. Also, Paranoia Agent has the same "smart but mind-bending" aspect to it (though pushed in a much more insane direction)... but you already listed it in editting Trigun is apparently one of the rare series where the show was better than the manga.

aaronjer keeps pushing the Slayers thing and one of these days I might watch it. One of these days I might do a lot of things, but one of these days I might be dead.
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2011 Oct 22 at 11:37 PDT — Ed. 2011 Oct 22 at 11:41 PDT
the_cloud_system
polly pushy pants

2008 Aug 1 • 3050
-6 ₧
NatureJay said:
You've probably already watched the Ghost in the Shell series, but if you haven't go do it.

shit confused me so much... but seeing how i have the option of torrenting it and watching it when i want to ill see if i can actually watch it in order.

NatureJay said:
Trigun is apparently one of the rare series where the show was better than the manga.


ACTUALLY after reading the wiki about it i would rather read the manga. but the anime was priceless
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2011 Oct 22 at 11:55 PDT — Ed. 2011 Oct 22 at 11:57 PDT
buq25

2008 Jul 5 • 570
295 ₧
Blood+

Hellsing OVA
It's much better than Hellsing, in my opinion. They've only made 7/8/9 episodes though.
 
 
2011 Oct 22 at 13:14 PDT
NatureJay
SJA: Commander of Ruthless Abuse

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2005 Mar 22 • 1871
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buq25 said:
Blood+

For merely mentioning Blood+ and not Blood: The Last Vampire, you're going to get hell from aaronjer. I saw them in reverse order and I was okay with Blood+, mostly, but it got to the point where I realized that none of the scene-setting shit mattered and that the peripheral characters were all but disposable. That's not something that makes me happy.

Among the shows I would give some praise of but not fully endorse (it seems like you're well-versed in the Adult Swim stuff):

Ghost Hound - Takes place in a small Japanese town with primary characters of a brewer's son who was kidnapped as a child along with his sister (who died), a somewhat smarmy scientist's son from Tokyo who has a crippling fear of heights, the guitar-playing, ne'er-do-well grandson of a local cult leader (whose family was rumored to be involved with the kidnapping of kid #1), and the daughter of a local priest who is sometimes possessed/has visions. It's a decent premise rooted somewhat in the spirit world and self-exploration with questions of technology and the human soul, but the last few episodes shit the bed and they forget about the driving forces of the plot in favour of some other stupid bullshit.

Black Butler - Basic premise: Victorian era nobleman's son witnesses parents killed off by some cultish thing and then contracts with the devil to be his butler in exchange for his soul later. There are also the goofy side characters of the pyromaniac chef, the absurdly strong but clumsy gardener, the near-sighted maid, and the usually chibi old butler, none of whom are exactly what they seem. It's mostly humourous, but dark humour, mixed with the occassional feat of badassery from the butler. If you get into it, I wouldn't watch the second series, it's not nearly as good.

D. Gray Man - It's a shounen, so you have to deal with certain shounen tropes, but it has a driving force behind it that is a lot weirder and scarier than most shows will go to. In the world, there are akuma, or demons. These demons come out in a very particular way. First, someone dies. Then someone close to them, lamenting that death, contracts with the series' villain (a particularly goofy looking gentleman) to bring them back. The soul of the deceased is then transfered to large black skeleton where it is trapped, and the soul, no longer capable of controlling its own actions but remaining aware of them, kills the person that brought them back and wears their skin. Those are the akuma. There are various evolutions of each akuma which only corrupt the soul more and more, but that's the gist of it. Exorcists fight them. One of them has a big punchy hand and then there's a samurai and a girl who kicks stuff. They aren't quite so interesting as the akuma and the people controlling the akuma, but at the very least, they manage to give the main characters development. The shit thing about the show is that it follows a manga and the mangaka is frequently sick/injured/loony and production has become erratic, which means that the show went to an anime-only conclusion where the manga is still rolling (and has just recently revealed all of the players on the evil side). But when it's funny/silly, it's super silly, and when it's uncomfortable, it's super bleak.

Samurai 7 - Based off the Kurosawa flick, if you make the world not feudal Japan but some grey wasteland with pockets of dense industrial cities, if you make the raiders evil aliens with space ships, and if you give the titular samurai anime type martial arts superpowers. It's fucking pretty but I've never seen it in its entirety.

Last Exile - Steampunky, lots of air fights, weird world (kingdoms fighting each other, separated by giant storm fields), but ultimarely falls apart at the end like Ghost Hound does and fails to be as interesting as it seemed like it wanted to be. BUT THEY'RE MAKING A NEW SERIES.

Pani Poni Dash - Uhhh.... seen Azumanga Daioh? It's like that. But faster. And usually weirder. God is a cat that lives in vending machines and warms things up to his body heat.

Excel Saga - Also fucking weird. Just watch it. Nabeshin!
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2011 Oct 22 at 14:16 PDT — Ed. 2011 Oct 22 at 14:20 PDT
phoenix_r

2009 May 13 • 888
17 ₧
I think perhaps SWORD OF THE STRANGER is my favorite evar.

AKIRA duh

Excel Saga (now on Netflix!)

Bastard! Destroyer of Darkness

Berserk (sooooo gooooood)

Tachiguishi-Retsuden ("The Amazing Fast Food Grifters" - super-beautiful, well written, great characters, heartfelt dialogue, loved it)

Ghibli filmography with special recommendations for Grave of the Fireflies, Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, assuming you've already seen Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Howl's Moving Castle. And Ponyo, can't forget that one. Oh, Ghibli did Earthsea as well, quite pretty.

STEAMBOY was pretty fun

SHIN CHAN (for kicks AND cultural insight!) - I've never tried subs of the originals, but the recut/rewritten/dubbed American stuff is awesome.

Urotsukidoji LEGEND OF THE OVERFIEND

Casshern

Basilisk

edit: I almost forgot about Jin Roh, little red riding hood meets violent mindfuck (yeesh...sounds like my ex-wife!)
BOOOOO
 
 
2011 Oct 22 at 14:17 PDT — Ed. 2011 Oct 22 at 14:18 PDT
NatureJay
SJA: Commander of Ruthless Abuse

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2005 Mar 22 • 1871
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phoenix_r said:

Excel Saga (now on Netflix!)

HULU
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2011 Oct 22 at 14:20 PDT
phoenix_r

2009 May 13 • 888
17 ₧
Sick vid

Sick vid

Sick vid


Truck Parked.
BOOOOO
 
 
2011 Oct 22 at 14:23 PDT
the_cloud_system
polly pushy pants

2008 Aug 1 • 3050
-6 ₧
Samuel adams, always the white choice.
 
 
2011 Oct 22 at 15:07 PDT
NatureJay
SJA: Commander of Ruthless Abuse

Good Conduct Medal
2005 Mar 22 • 1871
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You should also watch Dennou Coil, which is fun, and cute, and abruptly gets really fucking scary.

And Serial Experiments Lain, which is cute sometimes, not so much fun, and gets WEIRD.
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2011 Oct 22 at 21:54 PDT — Ed. 2011 Oct 22 at 21:58 PDT
phoenix_r

2009 May 13 • 888
17 ₧
NatureJay said:
Serial Experiments Lain

BOOOOO
 
 
2011 Oct 23 at 10:52 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
Afro Samurai
Death Note
Soul Eater
Bleach


And if you're in for a good romantic comedy... Spice and Wolf
 
 
2011 Oct 23 at 15:05 PDT
aaronjer
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@buq: It's true. Blood+ is one of those things I hate. If it was just it's own show that wasn't pretending to be related to Blood: The Last Vampire I would have thought it was alright. BUT WHAT THE FUCK?! EVERYTHING IS WRONG! It was SO FUCKING COOL in the OVA. Why did the cool characters get replaced with whining pussies?!

Also... Hellsing OVA... it was all going along just fine and then BAM! People refer to vampires as draculas and draculinas. Totally unwatchable.

@Enjay: And Lucky Star is the "Azumanga Daioh/Pani Poni Dash but slower" show. It was only barely entertaining.

@ZJams: I used to like Akira, but then I read the manga. Now I like the manga and am like WHAT MOVIE.

Bastard! is one of those... gloriously terrible animes. It's so fucking retarded it is amazing. Totally worth a watch, but SO DUMB.

Berserk is really cool up until they pass the story on to a punk-ass 12 your old kid that thinks it would be funny to abruptly end the story with "AND THE THE WORLD EXPLODED." It's seriously amazing up until that point. Just... expect to be totally fucking let down by the last few episodes. "LETS HAVE A WHOLE SERIES OF BUILD-UP SO THAT WE CAN IGNORE MAKING A CONCLUSION AND INSTEAD TOTALLY SHIFT GEARS AND HAVE EVERYONE GET EATEN BY DEMONS FOR NO REASON! DEEERRRRPPP."

Urotsukidoji? Really? Why? I mean, if you get beyond the fact that it is super high budget porn, it's really stupid.

I really wish Puni Puni Poemi was an actual show and not just a really short joke...

Oh... and something that should be mentioned about Excel Saga. Nabeshin is not in the manga. Nabeshin is the director of the anime. He ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE THAT, YES, ALL THE TIME, and he stuffed himself as a character into the show like a complete asshole. It's awesome.

And @RB: That's... a lot of shows with Shinigami in them. Apparently you've mostly been watching anime post-bleach where that is the new cliche EVERYONE MUST USE. Not really a complaint, just noticing.



 
 
2011 Oct 23 at 18:07 PDT — Ed. 2011 Oct 23 at 18:17 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
aaronjer said:

And @RB: That's... a lot of shows with Shinigami in them. Apparently you've mostly been watching anime post-bleach where that is the new cliche EVERYONE MUST USE. Not really a complaint, just noticing.



Actually, I watched Afro Samurai on Netflix, and then Netflix recommended the others for me
I'm like 2/3 of the way through bleach right now... I need to finish it.


You are right though... there sure is a lot of Shinigami goin' on in my list... never really noticed that before xD
 
 
2011 Oct 23 at 18:14 PDT
aaronjer
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God damn it why only 2 eps of Puni Puni Poemi?! The main character keeps referring to herself as the name of her voice actress. THAT IS SO AWESOME.
 
 
2011 Oct 23 at 18:22 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
aaronjer said:
THAT IS SO AWESOME.

You know what's ALWAYS awesome?
The comment question of the day, which comes from username BOW!
 
 
2011 Oct 23 at 18:54 PDT
phoenix_r

2009 May 13 • 888
17 ₧
Considering who's asking for recommendations, I figured Overfiend was appropriate. Definitely agree about Akira, the movie is what, one sixth of the plot in the darkhorse series?
BOOOOO
 
 
2011 Oct 24 at 16:58 PDT
phoenix_r

2009 May 13 • 888
17 ₧
I just noticed that picture is solid snake plus georgio...fuck, daily the love pile grows, cloudy...
BOOOOO
 
 
2011 Oct 24 at 17:00 PDT
NatureJay
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2005 Mar 22 • 1871
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phoenix_r said:
I just noticed that picture is solid snake plus georgio...fuck, daily the love pile grows, cloudy...

Wait you just now noticed that?

Rockbomb said:

I'm like 2/3 of the way through bleach right now... I need to finish it.


Bleach is pretty all right for a shounen, but it has a lot of the usual shounen pitfalls like "good guys never die", "hero is so fucking determined he's going to tell you about how fucking determined he is all the time", and "nakama are ultimately useless". Also the anime-only arcs have been pretty uninspired for the most part, but hey, at least none of them have yet been as bad as the Bount arc because holy crap that was awful (and hey, the mod soul pals from that thing are still around and continued to never interact with anyone in a meaningful way, which is getting it at least mostly right).

On the plus side, fucking characters and shit. And interesting powers that work in such a way that few universal advantages can be maintained.
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2011 Oct 24 at 23:20 PDT
buq25

2008 Jul 5 • 570
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aaronjer said:
Blood+ pretending to be related to Blood: The Last Vampire.

I have never watched Blood: The Last Vampire. I have neither heard that Blood+ is based upon The Last Vampire.
aaronjer said:
Also... Hellsing OVA... it was all going along just fine and then BAM! People refer to vampires as draculas and draculinas. Totally unwatchable.

Why are you against the use of a different word?

I'd also like to add Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan) to the list.
 
 
2011 Oct 25 at 02:46 PDT
aaronjer
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buq25 said:

I have never watched Blood: The Last Vampire. I have neither heard that Blood+ is based upon The Last Vampire.


It is. Watch Blood: The Last Vampire and you won't even need to look it up. Blood+ is clearly some kind of remake.

buq25 said:
Why are you against the use of a different word?

It's not that it's different, it's that they're calling vampires draculas and draculinas, which is retarded. I already used up all my 'stupid name forgiveness' with Alucard.

It's like, if you were watching a really great movie, Die Hard or something, and then instead of being named John McClane the main character is called "Poofy Funtime Grilled Cheese Mega Snake." It suddenly becomes really hard to take it seriously.
 
 
2011 Oct 25 at 05:41 PDT — Ed. 2011 Oct 25 at 05:44 PDT
the_cloud_system
polly pushy pants

2008 Aug 1 • 3050
-6 ₧
just got done watching paranoia agent.



Edit: shit would go alot smoother if i can find a reliable internet source and torrent.
Samuel adams, always the white choice.
 
 
2011 Oct 31 at 22:26 PDT — Ed. 2011 Oct 31 at 22:30 PDT
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