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  • GettingFitter

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    Apr 18, 2008 12:44 PM GMT
    I am a huge anime aka japanese animation fan, and read a lot of manga as well. My fave series so far are -

    NEON GENESIS EVANGELION - Shinji to me is the ultimate anti hero and tragic figure in anime, though a bit grating with his constant winging in the finale and in the END OF EVANGELION movie. I guess I favour this one above others because it, along with GHOST IN THE SHELL, was the first anime to truly amaze me with it's intricate plots, characters that were multi layered and backstabbing galore ! PLus the actual eva fights were amazing and nothing I had ever seen before. My only complaint was that the ending of the original series was quite bizarre, but End Of Eva was just plain icon_eek.gif

    GHOST IN THE SHELL - My truly first adult anime. Loved the political intrigue and the main character of Kusaragi was a fine strong character who you always kept wondering about. INNOCENCE was amazing to see but the plot was not as good as it could have been, plus I missed the Major. STAND ALONE COMPLEX aka the tv series was interesting too.


  • auryn

    Posts: 2061

    Apr 18, 2008 4:25 PM GMT
    You haven't lived until you've been to Akihabara or Studio Ghibli in Japan.

    I was going to buy a copy of Demashita PowerPuff Girls Z in Akihabara 2 years ago, but they were sold out.

    So much to do. So little time. I need to go back icon_cry.gif... Stupid economy.
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    Apr 18, 2008 4:38 PM GMT

    The what I love about anime are the details. Especially the way they draw men...I know, big surprise, but I had to be honest and say it: ripped arms, barrel chest, chiseled bodies...mmmm.

    SS GOKU
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    Apr 18, 2008 4:56 PM GMT
    yeah so they are going to make a live action version of ghost in the shell. No joke!

    http://blog.wired.com/underwire/2008/04/spielberg-to-ma.html
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    Apr 18, 2008 5:00 PM GMT

    Because live-action attempts at our favorite animes never disappoint?

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    Apr 18, 2008 5:35 PM GMT
    hahahahaha nothing is better than that except the live action Sailor Moon....... ARGH it sucked
  • auryn

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    Apr 18, 2008 5:44 PM GMT
    ItsMyLife saidhahahahaha nothing is better than that except the live action Sailor Moon....... ARGH it sucked


    did you watch the whole series? it got better after she became the Princess. i have the Live action Sailor Moon series on my iPod.
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Apr 18, 2008 7:07 PM GMT
    This kitty seems appropriate:

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  • phunkie

    Posts: 325

    Apr 18, 2008 7:38 PM GMT
    Does anybody watch Naruto? Its awesome!



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    Apr 18, 2008 8:16 PM GMT
    ANIME RULES!!!
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    Apr 18, 2008 8:27 PM GMT
    phunkie saidDoes anybody watch Naruto? Its awesome!


    I download the subbed torrent every week the day after it airs in Japan. Bleach as well. He's a little older and meaner.
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    Apr 18, 2008 9:04 PM GMT
    I am more of a bleach fan. The storyline and characters are more appealing to me. Not that I am not a Naruto fan, but sometimes the way they try to "stretch out" the story drives me nuts. When you have flashback of an event that occurs earlier in the same episode, that's just ... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 18, 2008 9:38 PM GMT
    Anime is AWESOME!!!!!!

    I am a huge fan of NARUTO and BLEACH. As the subbed versions are released I am on them. I get so involved with the show it's unhealthy.

    Infact I just finished playing a Naruto game on PS2. Gotta get me some anime.
  • phunkie

    Posts: 325

    Apr 18, 2008 10:02 PM GMT
    JustJohn said[quote][cite]phunkie said[/cite]Does anybody watch Naruto? Its awesome!


    I download the subbed torrent every week the day after it airs in Japan.[/quote]

    Ditto. But I haven't been able to find time to watch Bleach. I've heard its good.

    I'm just glued to Naruto, 24 (finishing sixth season), and BSG. When 24s finished...I'll look into it.
  • Warren

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    Apr 18, 2008 10:03 PM GMT
    I've watched a ton of anime, from Slayers to Inuyasha, Last Exile....


    Yeah, Naruto is good except the exceeding long time it takes to do anything. Bleach, i haven;t watched for a while, but i have it all saved on my computer.
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    Apr 18, 2008 11:06 PM GMT
    I love Ghost in the Shell SAC!! I also love Inuyasha, Trigun, and Big O.
  • SkyMiles

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    Apr 18, 2008 11:31 PM GMT
    Great topic!

    Kimba the White Lion! Yay! Speed Racer too.

    and, of course, Naruto, One Piece, 3X3 Eyes, Akira, Tekkon Kinkreet, Blue Submarine #6, Tank Police, Hellsing, Appleseed, Castle in the Sky, Steamboy, FullMetal Alchemist, Fist of the North Star, Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro!!!icon_lol.gif

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    Apr 18, 2008 11:45 PM GMT
    Forgot about Full Metal. Love that one too.
  • GettingFitter

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    Apr 19, 2008 12:22 AM GMT
    fitguymike saidForgot about Full Metal. Love that one too.


    FMA I love as much as NGE. Although I still have the same problem with FMA as I did with EOE in that the ending really threw me off and kind of came off as not so complete, which makes sense when you find out they made the film FMA _ Conqueror Of Shambala. I just sort of connect with the brother's plight and how they are, really, just longing to create the family they lost when their dad disappeared and their mom died.

  • Buddha

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    Apr 19, 2008 12:53 AM GMT
    Naruto got kind of boring after a while but One Piece is probably the best epic manga/anime I've read/watched ^^ I really love how each island is almost like a new world. And Zoro's fucking hot. As in so fucking hot I wish he was real.

    Oh yeah FMA is really great, I really liked the ending of it ^^ I liked the movie too but I kinda wished they'd just leave it there.
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    Apr 19, 2008 1:07 AM GMT
    LOL PGSM rocked! I'm a big fan of the
    .hack// series. The novels weren't bad either.
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    Apr 19, 2008 1:30 AM GMT
    Anyone seen Death Note? That is great! I love that! Along with Naruto and Bleach of course! I also like the anime movie Spirited Away by Miyazaki! He does so much nice work! Howl's Moving Castle, Castle in the Sky, Kiki's Delivery Service!
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    Apr 19, 2008 9:58 AM GMT
    GITS, InuYasha, Gundam Seed, Trigun, Bubblegum Crisis, Appleseed, Samurai 7, Ghost Hunter, The Vision of Escaflowne, Hunter X Hunter, Full Metal Alchemist, Gundam Wing
  • NickoftheNort...

    Posts: 1416

    Apr 19, 2008 10:29 AM GMT
    By the way, do any of you know of any good shonen-ai (gay) series? Thus far I've bought and watched the first season of Mirage of Blaze, a gay-themed horror series; its boy-love elements are so tame that they make Fushigi Yuugi and Sailor Moon look like yaoi (if you love understated and repressed affection, you're likely to enjoy MoB).

    In terms of animé series I enjoy:
    Record of Lodoss War (OVA, TV series, and Legend of Crystania movie plus OVA), X: The Series, Sailor Moon, Hellsing (the original series; the current OVAs are too hentai / ecchi for me), Fushigi Yuugi (TV series and OVAs), the early parts of Pokémon, and more (got to go and clean!).
  • iHavok

    Posts: 1477

    Apr 19, 2008 10:40 AM GMT
    God the cartoons will never let me go!
    sigh!


    What about Witch Hunter Robin?
    Come on! It Rocked!!!
    and Last Exile?

    And Wolf's Rain?

    anime is awesome.