"If at first you don't succeed, you really need to quit this game."
Has anyone mentioned Wolf's Rain in this large list =O? I'm 2/3's through the series right now and the only thing i haven't liked about it so far is the recap episodes in the middle of the series, it's like... i kinda wanna skip them, but even as a recap they have a few tid bits you didn't see before~ But besides that the series seems to flow nicely <3~
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nah honestly, i liked it too (even if it didn't fit my likings completely), but i didn't like the ending too much either. it felt awkward.
and it's flow, the "long, weary journey"-feeling, is pretty much unchallenged by any other anime i watched (although Ergo Proxy had a similar atmosphere at times, as far as i watched it).
I'm looking forward to C. the most for the next anime season. It's made by the same person who made Mononoke( I think I spelled that right), Eden of the East, Tokyo Magnitude 8, and Fractle.
There was somthing about samurai champloo the made me stop watching about half way through...watched it 3 times to the half way point untill i finaly got all the way done...dont know what it was about it that made me stop the first few time though same with wolfs rain(going to give it another shot since it was just brought up)
And this just croped up on one of the sites, Nana to Kaoru and all i can say is....yeah? 1 episode only and a realy odd premise for a non hentai story.
Ohh and all you K-ON!! fans, it just got an extra release as episode 27 from coalguys
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wow i'm surprised i didn't find this thread sooner. i'm more of a manga fan myself but since Most of the manga i have are anime as well it shouldn't be too much an issue.
out of the comedy, the ones i do agree with though are samurai Champloo, Haruhi, and Full Metal Panic. i haven't seen many of the others mentioned.
i can understand why people had mixed feelings about Samurai Champloo. it has a lot of moments where they try to add today's rap culture into feudal japan. probably why it gets such a good comedy billing though. its nice for overall. it has some action, some drama (granted not much at all, depending on your definition of drama), and a Long but decent story line.
I'd say the description of full metal was spot on. fumofuu was more or less an entire season of filler episodes.
Haruhi was special though. i've seen two seasons of it and have been trying to locate the manga. apparently there is a lot of content that never made it to the anime. or so i've been told. looking for just comedy, i'd say watch it and have a good time. try to wrap your head around what the story about and by all means let the rest of us know what you come too. I've both seen and been told what the basic premise of the anime is but i don't want to drop any spoilers for anyone.
i tried to read the chobits manga but didn't get far....didn't strike me as a comedy though.
Okay yea, i'm a dude, but oddly enough i have seen Shuffle and EflenLied.
i watched shuffle cause of an amv i saw and later found out it is based off of one of those "dating sim" games. there is a technical term for what they are called but i forget. It was a good anime for the romance lover. simple. i will say this...that amv i saw was very misleading.
I liked ElfenLied because i enjoy the odd little psychological factor it throws in. its not a large part of the story but its enough that it kept me entertained. Probably in the same way that i liked Neon Genesis Evangelion. Which is another one that's probably going to leave you curled up in a corner sucking your thumb trying to figure out what just happened after its over. make sure to watch the movie after the series. it helps.......somewhat.
I will say that i'm pissed i haven't gotten to ever finish Wolf's Rain. i've seen a handful of the beginning episodes but that's all. i enjoyed it and wouldn't mind finishing it as i keep hearing good things about it.
As for death note....well....i've found i'm one of the few people in existence that didn't like it. I got through a Good portion of it. I'm not sure how close to the end i was i just know that after a particular moment it just got to the point where i decided they were just dragging it out and milking the story to get their money's worth. I don't know really. the first few episodes were cleaver and i liked the over all concept but i think it just got out of hand. maybe i should finish it but i can't say i really want to. the Whole story basically got Too convienent as it went on. some of the plans and counter plans just went TOO well in my opinion.
i have seen two seasons of Gunslinger Girl and i could actually see that falling into the drama/romance section. as creepy as that may seem. i understand how and why it was placed where it was though. second season was pretty different from the first though so i have mixed feelings about that. Honestly i'd say to anyone curious to just watch it and form your own opinion.
When they Cry was actually REALLY Impressive. i've only seen what ever hulu had up so idk if i've seen the second season. all i know is that the last episode i saw basically answered all the questions i had about it. i assume it was the last episode in the first season. unless i started watching into the second season and didn't realize. saddly i can't find it on hulu at all anymore. time to scan the internet to find out. Virus protection Go!
Princess Mononoke was interesting. i would also have to agree that Sy's description in the op was pretty much spot on. *thumbs up*
Other anime i'd recommend personally:
Full metal Alchemist. i'm sure plenty of ppl have seen it. but there is also the Full metal alchemst: brotherhood out now which is also a must see imo. brotherhood is based exactly off the manga though. and they have completely different endings.
the Count of Monte Cristo: Gankutsuou. Freakin Awesome. the art style and visual effects of the anime will likely make your eyes bleed but you get use to it quick. as the name implies its based off the Count of monte cristo story, the difference is that its more futuristic and has a Scifi element to it. i HIGHLY recommend it
I also enjoyed Mushi-shi. its a good little leisurely anime. not really action, drama or anything really. there is no over all story arch either but it works. its more or less about a doctor that takes care of medical issues brought about by what i guess you could describe as super natural creatures. there was a live action movie made too but that was pretty bad as it tried to get the whole series into something like an hour and a half.
those are pretty much the ones i think would be pretty good. there are plenty other that i also personally enjoy but this post has already gotten long enough. I love anime and manga though so i'm all for conversation.
Thanks Sy for making this thread btw. i'm glad there are places anime lovers can chat without some tool walking in and declaring it all porn without even watching any.
1 Harui ISN'T based on a manga but light novel series and TBH the manga will probably follow the anime more than the light novel.
2 Chobits was NEVEE meant to be a comedy as far as i know if you want comedy see DEARS Chobits was meant to be more of a dark series.
3. Being a guy has NOTHING to do with liking Shuffle and Elfen lied since males were the target audience to begin with. Thus putting you right where you belong. Now if it were something like Fushigi Yugi or another shoujo show then maybe but trust me those are aimed at men.
4.If you think Eva and elfen lied are depressing you REALLY need to try Bokurano and Shadow Star Narutaru those will mess you up eva and Elfen lied are like kids series compared to what those shows do. Most people are amazed that Dark Horse dropped Narutaru for being too dark.
5. Umm what kinda forums have you been on. Most gamer forums know anime to not be just porn or kids sows but a mix as broad as anything. Alot of people just hate it for some reason. I mean i don;t think i've ever been on a gamer forum that thinks anime is all porn or pokemon.
Oh and this one is in general to all the eva nuts. Why do s many people keep saying evas ending is confusing? I mean i don't get it and it seems pretty straightforward to me but I'm just wondering if someone could explain it to me.
Also i found Raxhephon to be FAR better than Eva myself. Fafner too actually.
3 actually i can believe that. i suppose one could argue the target audience for shuffle but can still see what you mean.
4 I'll have to look for them. saddly hulu is the only decent place for me to find anime online now a days. -.-;
5 Actually that's a sigh of relief. Saddly i guess this is where i admit that this is mostly the only forum website that i frequent. and the wow community site too if i need to look up something game related.
As for the eva comment i never said I personally saw it as confusing. I enjoyed it, but i keep hearing people say it is like that for them. honestly i don't get it either. (not the anime the mentality about it) i suppose i can understand if they saw the serious without the movie and had to stop and scratch their head about the last few episodes. even i had to watch it a second time before i caught on. but i do agree the rest of the series is more or less straight forward. at least enough that it shouldn't be an issue.
if it's the first 2 arnt they just the series condenced and buchered into a movie version(been so long since i watched them)
Eva was one of the early ones i watched and there are some exclent combat sceens in it and i would agree with you that RahXephon is better, the only downside to these animes are the bloody irritating whiney mentaly unstable lead...if they were real i would hit them for being so anoying :P
Not actualy seen fafner yet but Argento Soma was quite good aswell.
Also most people don;t even know about VN and about the HULU thing don;t expect to see em there while Narutaru is licensed(or was at least from what i know) Bokurano has not been and thus you wouldn't find it there try some places that we can't talk about here. Just ya know expect to see stuff that most people can;t handle it seems.
Oh and as for shuffle trust me it;s a male oriented show. You know Kanon and Clannad are male oriented as well. So are ALOT of series you might not think are while some you might think are aren't.
Oh right and the genre name is either eroge gal game or dating sim take your pick.
BTW if you wanna see something even semi amazing look at my sig it tracks anime you;ve seen and this one doesn't even have everything i've seen since they don't count hentai and multiple viewing. I may also help you find some good series to watch.
Oh and amazingly i DO like Gundam Seed as well as Heroic Age. What's even more amazing is that i DON'T like Akira and Eva which are considered by many to be among the best anime ever made.
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If someone have some good Series With some fight and romance or just fighting PM me What ive watched so far
Fairy Tail, Code geass, Rosario to Vampire, Dance in the vampire bund, Claymore, Shigofumi : Letters from the Departed, Kampfer and some other i forgot.
Some i have started and intention on finishing: Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, The Legend of the Legendary Heroes
@Sorrior's last post...yeah well i like akira, eva, seed and heroic age...but then one of the reasons i like watching anime is the visulisation of stuff that you wouldnt even get close to in movies(well maybe now you would)
Akira the fight between tetsuio and kaneda when kaneda gets the laser rifle and tetsuio flying into space to get destroy the satalite
Theres a load in Eva but its on the pure destrusctive side of the Eva units like picking up a ship to use as a sheild.
and Heroic age was a combo of good story and exclent visulisation on the action.