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    Quote Originally Posted by karloz1337 View Post
    w-w-whaaaaat? i mean really? after all the praise and glory most of us have given to Clannad since i've been around and probably before and you just got enough votes to consider watching it?

    I didnt know you havent seen it i thought that as one of the masterpieces it is most of the people here had watch or will watch it after spending here a couple of days...

    Weaaboo mode:
    Neichus no baka! baka baka baka !
    I actually really just got into anime myself and this is my third or fourth romance one. I was blown away with it and am even considering taking courses of animation and story telling in college. I don't want to read every post but are there any animies like Clannad with likeable characters etc? Really the only two animes in that category I have watched is Clannad and Shuffle! Really want to try some more out.

    Btws over the past 4 months I have been getting into animes I have boughten 7 box sets. And much more artwork. I think I have found something I truly enjoy besides WoW!

    Clannad and clannad after story are both on netflix right now if you do not have that http://dubhappy.com/clannad-episode-1-english-dub/ is the first episode I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

    The movie clannad is a really quick version of season one and two that doesn't go with the same facts as the show so unless you love clannad you don't need to watch the movie since you have basically watched it. Plus it only centers around 3 of the characters and doesn't even really show my two favorite kyou and katanomi.

    Edit: Got done with the movie and yea don't watch it if you watched the series. It really was not all that I would have much rather seen an alternate universe where he dated someone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laylie View Post
    I actually really just got into anime myself and this is my third or fourth romance one. I was blown away with it and am even considering taking courses of animation and story telling in college. I don't want to read every post but are there any animies like Clannad with likeable characters etc? Really the only two animes in that category I have watched is Clannad and Shuffle! Really want to try some more out.

    Btws over the past 4 months I have been getting into animes I have boughten 7 box sets. And much more artwork. I think I have found something I truly enjoy besides WoW!

    Clannad and clannad after story are both on netflix right now if you do not have that http://dubhappy.com/clannad-episode-1-english-dub/ is the first episode I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

    The movie clannad is a really quick version of season one and two that doesn't go with the same facts as the show so unless you love clannad you don't need to watch the movie since you have basically watched it. Plus it only centers around 3 of the characters and doesn't even really show my two favorite kyou and katanomi.

    Edit: Got done with the movie and yea don't watch it if you watched the series. It really was not all that I would have much rather seen an alternate universe where he dated someone else.
    Kannon its from the same company its not as good as Clannad but still very good. Air was the first but ughh even its really good and enjoyable, the ending its humm i dont know.... shitty? so watch it at your own risk but yeah Kannon should work for you also for romance well Kimi ni todoke its pretty heartwarming and with some tears here and there for full romance and comedy check Kare kano... and as another drama/romance MASTERPIECE however you wanna tag it check Spice & Wolf

    i was checking for an /a/ reccomendation .jpg i saw the other day but cant find it so instead ill leave this yuru yuri fun for ya!


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    Quote Originally Posted by karloz1337 View Post
    w-w-whaaaaat? i mean really? after all the praise and glory most of us have given to Clannad since i've been around and probably before and you just got enough votes to consider watching it?

    I didnt know you havent seen it i thought that as one of the masterpieces it is most of the people here had watch or will watch it after spending here a couple of days...

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    Neichus no baka! baka baka baka !
    Well, it's as Skizzit said: I'm not usually much one for the genre. As I've tried to emphasize it's not that I dislike them strongly, but more that they fail to connect with me. My primary drive and joy in life is understanding; I don't care about wealth, dream of popularity, or indulge much in romantics. This motive has been obvious in this thread as I don't just watch series but instead process them, take them apart, and to attempt to comprehend them in their entirety. Now compare this to your average drama/romance/slice-of-life: my personality profile is a world apart from most of the portrayed characters. I feel like I'm watching an anthropology documentary rather than an emotionally touching tale. A series gets an extra negative reaction from me if it tries to manipulate my feelings when I don't think it is justified (this accounts for why I was so vitriolic toward Bakamonogatari).

    This doesn't mean I loath drama in its entirety. Karloz1337 brought up Spice and Wolf, and I thought that was a great series; even if I'm certainly no merchant I could understand and respect Lawrence a lot more than the emotionally volatile mid-teens that populate most of the genre. I also tend to classify Gunslinger Girl as a drama rather than action and as I've said on multiple occasions ((1), (2), (3)) I consider it the most powerful and profound anime series I've ever seen.

    So that's why I hadn't seen Clannad. I can appreciate good work if it's outside of my normal range of interests, it's just taken me some time to build up enough curiosity for a series that seems solidly in the middle of "enemy territory."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neichus View Post
    Well, it's as Skizzit said: I'm not usually much one for the genre. As I've tried to emphasize it's not that I dislike them strongly, but more that they fail to connect with me. My primary drive and joy in life is understanding; I don't care about wealth, dream of popularity, or indulge much in romantics. This motive has been obvious in this thread as I don't just watch series but instead process them, take them apart, and to attempt to comprehend them in their entirety. Now compare this to your average drama/romance/slice-of-life: my personality profile is a world apart from most of the portrayed characters. I feel like I'm watching an anthropology documentary rather than an emotionally touching tale. A series gets an extra negative reaction from me if it tries to manipulate my feelings when I don't think it is justified (this accounts for why I was so vitriolic toward Bakamonogatari).

    This doesn't mean I loath drama in its entirety. Karloz1337 brought up Spice and Wolf, and I thought that was a great series; even if I'm certainly no merchant I could understand and respect Lawrence a lot more than the emotionally volatile mid-teens that populate most of the genre. I also tend to classify Gunslinger Girl as a drama rather than action and as I've said on multiple occasions ((1), (2), (3)) I consider it the most powerful and profound anime series I've ever seen.

    So that's why I hadn't seen Clannad. I can appreciate good work if it's outside of my normal range of interests, it's just taken me some time to build up enough curiosity for a series that seems solidly in the middle of "enemy territory."
    You are just thinking too much =D happily i learnt how to "put a crayon in my brain" and believe me it makes some things waaaay easier to enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karloz1337 View Post
    You are just thinking too much =D happily i learnt how to "put a crayon in my brain" and believe me it makes some things waaaay easier to enjoy.
    Well, thinking too much is my specialty. I don't mind there being a price to it.

    Just finished episode 8 of The Legend of Legendary Heroes. Once again I find myself less interested in the main character than in the shadier supporting ones (although Ryner was entertaining to watch in jail). I like where they're taking the Sion and his devil's pact with Miran Froaude in particular. Could stand to be coated a little less thickly with anti-war statements/sentiments, but thus far definitely appears to be a series I'll take to completion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faded Design View Post
    /hangs head in shame



    /heads off to find it.


    I have to admit, Ikkitousen after a while just got to the point of me wondering why they ever drew clothes on them in the first place and everything shot from the crotch angle got annoying quick. But I get into the storys. I've had to wipe away a tear or two in a few of them. I'm a sucker for happy endings.

    When I finished Toradora the wife laughed at me cause I was sniffling over a cartoon.

    Your wife just doesn;t get it then.

    Oh and try Zero no Tsukaima and Tenchi Muyo GXP oh also Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari, Vandread for some action and fanservice Oh right and for nigh absolute fanservice and awesome action try Ichiban Ushiro no Daimou or as the english release calls it Demon King Daimou oh right and Gravion and Goddannar

    as for pure fanservice try

    Girls Bravo and Dears

    Ichiban Ushiro no Daimou, Gravion, Goddannar and Girls Bravo should be PERFECFT for you while the others may not be perfect but should be close enough to have you really enjoying them.
    EDIT forgot to add Kurogane no Linebarrel or Linebarrels of Iron trust me you'll love it fanservice and fighting. Oh and at one point the main character can't summon his mech due to nosebleeds you can guess why. Oh and go for the official release if ya can it;s uncensored after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faded Design View Post
    I started watching that last night. Only made it an episode or two in. But It looks good so far.

    Edit: Scratch that. I guess it was something called Hayate no Gotoku that I started watching last night. But I got Clannad bookmarked. I'll get to it.
    Yeah Hayate is great stuff. Marathoned the manga this week and am now completely caught up can't wait for more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demoness View Post
    Too many pages to read through them all, but the main lists I saw on the first pages did not have Akira. That movie still has some of the best animation and graphics of any anime I have ever seen. It is actually quite old too. Akira was released in 1988. It is a futuristic movie with themes of revolution at first, but quickly gets overshadowed by the events that take place with the main characters.
    You mean what is IMO one of the most overrated anime ever made? Seriously man i've seen it and it's just overrated. Oh and try the manga supposed to be MUCH better still need to read that myself.

    Oh and has probably been said the OP just lists his PERSONAL favs don't take it too seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shishca View Post


    i would like SEED if they hadnt screwed up on alot of parts. Only thing i like in SEED is SEED Astray. AND I WISH THEY MAKE MORE FMP Anime!!!

    To me the only real prob with seed is that they tagged it with gundam. As a general mecha series it;s quite good in fact very good if not great but as a gundam series it had too much of a legacy to live up to. Oh and i own that game. Bonat-Kun FTW. Also i do agree on the FMP front as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanksin the enhance shamy View Post
    seen all of those sept gantz and dmw..but ivv read up to the current dmw manga which is 100% more gory then the anime fun times!

    umm i wasnt really into the samurai one...but thats prolly me being biased because dragon destiny made me think anything to do with all those samurai generals etc is crap..lol guess ill just fly through some pages on this thread i remmeber seeing some prty decent trailers down the road
    Give this one a try. It's based on a game that spoofs the dynasty warrior games and basically says "Fuck you realism this genre is over the top and we will make it even more so" so yeah give it a shot man you may like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faded Design View Post
    I didn't really get too broken up on that one either. I watched up to episode 11 yesterday, then raid started, finished 12 and 13 after raid. I guess because I broke it up there at the end I wasn't as into it when I went back to watch the ending. But it wasn't really that sad of an ending, more of a happy ending you might cry through depending on who you related to the most.

    Started watching Shakugan No Shana today. Seems interesting enough so far.
    It is though season 2 has some low points but overall it's a great series. Season 3 is coming out this fall though you may want to watch the OVAs between season 2 and 3 since they're supposed to fill in some gaps and corrections to make season 3 viable. Reminds me WHERE IS ZNT SEASON 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laylie View Post
    Its a work of genius in my opinion it was so easy to fall in love with all the characters and this is an anime that I will sincerely cherish all my life. Not only is it a great show it shows and teaches many very important things in life like never giving up when things get rough . I know this will sound cheesy but this actually taught me quite a few things about adulthood. It was so good immediately after finishing it I bought about 200 dollars in box sets/lithographs. I want to buy the game but it only works on Japanese computers.
    Welcome to my world. Why do you think i watch anime? It's messages and lessons(depending on series) can apply quite well to life and even challenge ones own views and beliefs. Thus triggering emotional/psychological growth. Though i'm guessing this doesn't apply to everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laylie View Post
    I actually really just got into anime myself and this is my third or fourth romance one. I was blown away with it and am even considering taking courses of animation and story telling in college. I don't want to read every post but are there any animies like Clannad with likeable characters etc? Really the only two animes in that category I have watched is Clannad and Shuffle! Really want to try some more out.
    They're both based off of VN games and if ir ecall right both are made by key(not sure and not in a mood to double check) so yeah they would be similar.

    Oh and i have yet to see clannad myself just havn't been in the mood for a series guaranteed to make ya cry for over a year now. I had some stuff happen that messed me up for a bit IRL so while i'm doing better these days i am for now avoiding depressing shows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neichus View Post
    Well, it's as Skizzit said: I'm not usually much one for the genre. As I've tried to emphasize it's not that I dislike them strongly, but more that they fail to connect with me. My primary drive and joy in life is understanding; I don't care about wealth, dream of popularity, or indulge much in romantics. This motive has been obvious in this thread as I don't just watch series but instead process them, take them apart, and to attempt to comprehend them in their entirety.
    Tell me about it. Though as said above that has currently taken a backburner to some RL issues i'm dealing with. Going through an existential crisis mixed with depression and a panic disorder will do that LOL. But yeah i do the same. Though for me ANY series i've found can offer some form of data for use. Hell their have been series i've pushed through but by the end actually offered something of merit so i make it a point to see as much as i can cause you never know what will have useful data. Hell my only reason for money is to acquire more anime,games and manga. Thus why i watch a variety of shows. Though when down i prefer to watch Slice of Life and more fanservicey things. But yeah i nderstand and agree completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karloz1337 View Post
    You are just thinking too much =D happily i learnt how to "put a crayon in my brain" and believe me it makes some things waaaay easier to enjoy.
    Some people can't do that though just not i our nature. Hell i WISH i could do that but i can't. Well not unless i'm completely exhausted and even then well not necessarily. Though i also auto process so i can just watch a show and then just sleep and wake up with it fully processed same for RL issues just takes time with those.
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    Even though it is sad it is still heartwarming. If you can't handle the sadness just watch the first season for now its really not that sad maybe one part but that's just because it is a happy kind of sadness. Clannad After Story is where it gets sad and if you are having irl difficulties I don't recommend watching just yet. Give season one a go for me I know you will enjoy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laylie View Post
    Even though it is sad it is still heartwarming. If you can't handle the sadness just watch the first season for now its really not that sad maybe one part but that's just because it is a happy kind of sadness. Clannad After Story is where it gets sad and if you are having irl difficulties I don't recommend watching just yet. Give season one a go for me I know you will enjoy it.
    Lol don't get me wrong here I mean I read NTR hentai and think Bokurano is one of the best things out there just that for the time being it's on hold. Truth is sad or depressing things don't even tend to make me cry takes something EXTREMELY beautiful to do that. Oh and of course I know what happen death and all that just not emotionally stable enough yet if I'm right. And since my sisters visit I've wound up becoming even more messed up(she has that effect what with constant criticism and pushing her lifestyle onto others) so probably gonna be a few more months before I see it. Well that amd I watch what the mood strikes me for and with being prone to depression without it means it's not time yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorrior View Post
    Lol don't get me wrong here I mean I read NTR hentai and think Bokurano is one of the best things out there just that for the time being it's on hold. Truth is sad or depressing things don't even tend to make me cry takes something EXTREMELY beautiful to do that. Oh and of course I know what happen death and all that just not emotionally stable enough yet if I'm right. And since my sisters visit I've wound up becoming even more messed up(she has that effect what with constant criticism and pushing her lifestyle onto others) so probably gonna be a few more months before I see it. Well that amd I watch what the mood strikes me for and with being prone to depression without it means it's not time yet.
    *snip*
    Sorry, I thought you were talking about Bokura ga Ita, saw Bokurano and my head rushed to conclusions that it was spelt Bokura ga Ita.

    Has anyone actually seen Bokura ga Ita?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorrior View Post
    Reminds me WHERE IS ZNT SEASON 4.
    Oh and i have yet to see clannad myself just havn't been in the mood for a series guaranteed to make ya cry for over a year now. I had some stuff happen that messed me up for a bit IRL so while i'm doing better these days i am for now avoiding depressing shows.

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    Tell me about it. Though as said above that has currently taken a backburner to some RL issues i'm dealing with. Going through an existential crisis mixed with depression and a panic disorder will do that LOL. But yeah i do the same. Though for me ANY series i've found can offer some form of data for use. Hell their have been series i've pushed through but by the end actually offered something of merit so i make it a point to see as much as i can cause you never know what will have useful data. Hell my only reason for money is to acquire more anime,games and manga. Thus why i watch a variety of shows. Though when down i prefer to watch Slice of Life and more fanservicey things. But yeah i nderstand and agree completely.

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    Some people can't do that though just not i our nature. Hell i WISH i could do that but i can't. Well not unless i'm completely exhausted and even then well not necessarily. Though i also auto process so i can just watch a show and then just sleep and wake up with it fully processed same for RL issues just takes time with those.
    - Zero no tsukaima: not anytime soon i even saw the author just got a surgery to treat his cancer so even the Manga is delayed....

    -Clannad: ohhh gawwwwd no i just really cant believe you have not seen it... i would like to (at least according to my point of view) point out that the strong points in Clannad are not the sad parts since sometimes its the impression some people get from it which is something im just realizing now when you mentioned you are not up to watch sad things due to IRL issues well for me actually the strong points of it are the Joyful, Happy, enthusiastic parts. I mean the story truly have some sad bottoms but it honors the phrase "the sun will always rise again"(or something like that) the whole anime emphasizes on cherishing relations, emphasizes on family and that a family its not just the people who lives with you under the same roof but those who are with you through the hard times...(typing this with a knot in my throat and teary eyes) and help you through them and Afterstory enhances this concept even more... of fighting through the hard and sad times in search of that light that will make every step to it worthwhile so you cant hate those seconds cuz are those moments the ones who brought you to be the great person you are right now... anyway ill just stop here since i've already been cheesy enough just notice Clannad means Family so you have an idea of how much they love the concept...



    Now watching Gosick since a couple of friends insisted on it and well seems okay so far(ep5) ill keep watching just to check why they were so excited about it...

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    Gosick was meh. Victorique was awesome, but the dude is just annoying.

    Side note, Hidamari Sketch gets 4th season! More Yunocchi = yay! Also Amagami SS is getting a 2nd season. Really hope they are going with a whole new cast with maybe some of the original as side character (more Miya can never be a bad thing) otherwise it will suuuuuuuuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizzit View Post
    Gosick was meh. Victorique was awesome, but the dude is just annoying.

    Side note, Hidamari Sketch gets 4th season! More Yunocchi = yay! Also Amagami SS is getting a 2nd season. Really hope they are going with a whole new cast with maybe some of the original as side character (more Miya can never be a bad thing) otherwise it will suuuuuuuuck
    Yup, squirrel boy's personality definitely hurt the series. Tis a shame since series that are that well made are pretty rare (in terms of animation) nowadays.

    Definitely agree with the Amagami thing as well. That crazy chick (Tsukasa I think?) was amazing, lol. I'll be sad if there's none of her or the swimmer in the second season.

    Also a bit unrelated (and old), but did anyone else find episode 4 of Natsume's third season really friggin sad? I don't think I've ever teared up that much. Ever. It was so bittersweet. :S

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    more like another 6 arcs of the amagami universe?

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    @Karloz ya mean light novel not manga also the series is essentially at novel 12 of 21-22 out with the next one that I'd coming out later this year being the last. Thus yeah easy enough to do.

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    Sorrior, I too love the Hayate no Gotoku series, and as such a fan, I know you must Love Hinagiku, right? Even if you don't I feel the need to show the gloriousness of this picture, even to regular anime fans are like "Awwwwwww" in such a way that their like "Daaaamn"

    It's a rather favorite of mine, not just because of the Hinagiku goodness, but also because of the overall feel. I think it's the look in her eyes...

    I'll let you all decide.

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    Ayumu > Hinagiku. Yeah thats right. I love me some Hamster girl. Maybe I just have a soft spot for the under dog, but she is awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizzit View Post
    Gosick was meh. Victorique was awesome, but the dude is just annoying.
    Yeah, in terms of side kicks I think Kujo is only topped by Raki of Claymore in terms of obnoxious uselessness through much of the series. I was more impressed by how they actually managed to tie all the episodic elements together in the end; I really didn't see the bigger picture until they showed me, and that was a great experience.

    Anyway, guess I'll give Clannad a shot sometime when I get around to it. Still watching Legend of Legendary Heroes and the next few nights are raid nights and then I'm moving out so it'll be on the back burner for a while.

    Edit: and to return the strong recommendation Laylie if you ever feel like a melancholy anime I give Gunslinger Girl my wholehearted approval (season 1 only; season 2 is awful). Subtle series, with a great deal of sadness mixed in with just a bit of hope. You'll love it...or you'll flat out hate it because it's:
    a) A little-girl anime with no moe appeal
    b) An action anime that has little fighting and decries violence
    c) A drama with no romance and few tears
    One of the two. ;D
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    2 more Miku VOMTOM vids lol





    me like Miku with serious face

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neichus View Post
    a) A little-girl anime with no moe appeal
    you know humm moe its an appeal totally subjective so even if its not Moe to you it may be moe for everyone else =D

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    Quote Originally Posted by karloz1337 View Post
    you know humm moe its an appeal totally subjective so even if its not Moe to you it may be moe for everyone else =D
    *a) A little-girl anime with no intended moe appeal

    That better?

    Edit: About halfway through Legend of Legendary Heroes. Am I the only one that wishes they spent more time on Sion and Miran? The politics of nations and the dilemmas of power are a lot more fascinating than watching the umpteenth lonely good guy who has a great hidden power of destruction (/waves at Kenshin, Vash, Naruto, Ichigo, Yusuke Yurameshi, Abel Nightroad, Hei, Touma...).
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