Last edited by Skelington; 2013-02-20 at 12:20 AM.
personally, as far as light novels being made into animes go, im waiting for mahouka koukou no rettousei, its like the onyl one in the top 20 sellers not to have an anime yet.
I've watched Bleach (my favourite anime so far, even if certain people dislike it), Sword Art Online, Dragon Ball, and a few episodes of Zetsuen no tempest.
I've attempted watching Naruto and don't really like it as much as the others I've watched, but maybe it's a case of getting further into it (only at around episode 45). I'm not a fan of one piece (can't stand the characters). I've also had a look at Full Metal Alchemist (which is nice, but I don't know if I'll watch it just yet).
If anyone can come up with any suggestions based on this, I'd be really grateful, because anime seems to grip my mind in a way other tv shows can't.
Young Tetsu’s life is torn asunder when his parents are brutally murdered one night. Now, blinded with a thirst for revenge, Tetsu decides to join the Shinsengumi, an elite group of swordsmen sworn to protect the capital. The Shinsengumi are engaged in a brutal conflict with the Choshu rebels, the same ruthless killers who murdered Tetsu's parents. In the name of justice - and against the will of his older brother - Tetsu desperately hopes to join the Shinsengumi.
But an incident late one night forces him to face reality. The Shinsengumi show themselves capable of the same brutality as his parents' murderers. Wading through a sea of espionage, intrigue, and flowing blood, the young boy must decide whether to shed his humanity and become a demon of the Shinsengumi, or to relinquish his hatred and become a Peacemaker in the spirit of his father. Revenge is sweet, but is it worth losing your soul?
Inuyasha(still watching) synopsis :
Except for the fact that her family lives in and runs the local shrine, Kagome Higurashi is a typical fifteen-year old Japanese schoolgirl. One day, while searching for her missing pet cat, Kagome is violently dragged into a nearby well by a huge, centipede demon that asks her if she has "the Jewel of Four Souls." Kagome, having barely survived the attack, later wakes up at the bottom of the well, finding that the demon has left. When she climbs to the surface, she discovers that she is no longer in contemporary Japan; she's in ancient Japan, a Japan where demons, monsters, and violent swordplay still exist and thrive. Confused, scared, and unsure of herself, Kagome is at a loss at to what to do. She soon crosses paths with a half-human, half-dog demon boy named Inu-Yasha, who has nasty claws, an acidic mouth, and a violent temper. After Yasha easily deals with the resurfaced centipede demon, he turns his attentions and his claws toward Kagome, demanding the Jewel of Four Souls from her.
Midori No Hibi synopsis (just finished the other day and loved it!):
High school delinquent Seiji Sawamura is desperate to have a girlfriend, especially after being rejected by 20 girls as of late. He's afraid that he will end his life with his right hand as his only companion. Apparently, that doesn't change when one day when he wakes up and discovers that his right hand has become a girl named Midori Kasugano, who confesses that she has had a crush on him for the last three years
All of Naruto and love it!
FMA still need to watch Brotherhood
Started but haven't finished:
Kenzou Tenma, a Japanese brain surgeon in Germany, had it all: incredible skill at his work, a rich and beautiful fiancee, and a promising career at his hospital. However, after becoming disenchanted by hospital politics, he chose to save the life of a young boy who got shot in the head over the life of the mayor. As a result he lost the support of the hospital director, as well as his position in the hospital and his fiance. A short time later, the hospital director and the doctors that replaced him were murdered, and once again he was catapulted back onto the top. But as the chief suspect of the murders, Tenma did not get a easy life. As a matter of fact, it seems that the boy he saved was much more than he had appeared to be... Now to clear his name and to correct his past mistake, Tenma must get to the bottom of these and other murders, and investigate the truth of the Monster who is behind all of this.
Pokemon(haven't caught up anyway..)
Just throwing this out there for anyone and will take any others suggested!
In a way SAO reminded me of tower of duraga. I could have happily watched more episodes of that if they had spent more time on showing them clearing the dungeons/levels.
Blah all the people with the "SAO ... Rushed" thing stahp it. The anime did what they could using every chapter available to it from the light novels even including all of the bloody side stories that it could have done fine without. People would be raging so hard if they stuck to the driving plot and wrote a 13 ep series and they would be raging even harder if they put half the content into 52 episodes by Dragon Balling the novels to death. You NEED to read the novels if you want to make any critique on the series, SAO is a book, not a manga or an anime.
Heard various requests so i'll pitch
Elemental Gelade. It's not a commonly heard name but it's a cute shounen romance that plays it's cards like the other ones all do and concludes in an acceptable way.
Darker Than Black Season 1: Dark, X-Men esque superpower series with an absolute badass of a main character, very enjoyable. Skip Season 2.
Magi, Labyrinth of Magic: The Arabian nights stories meets Anime. Magic, intense fighting, political intrigue, characters with Depth from episode 1 onwards. Ongoing series.
Baccano! + Durarara!: If you watch one, watch the other. If you've seen one but haven't seen the other go do it.
El Cazador de la Bruja: What, who says the Japanese can't use Spanish shit in anime. El Cazador is like Trigun for girls, I say this in the best way possible since Trigun is number 3 of my all time favorite anime. If you aren't ok with girl girl relationships then skip this. (Non ecchi series)
Toradora!: It's probably been mentioned, because it is amazing.
Kaichou wa Maid-Sama: Romantic comedy that plays off of the stereotypes surrounding stellar students and the "Maid Cafe" culture in Japan.
Stein's; Gate: No spoilers allowed, watch it yourself.
Psycho-Pass: If you haven't seen Ghost in the Shell SAC or Cowboy Bebop watch both of those first. After that watch Psycho-Pass, the culmination of more than a decade of anime work made into sheer, fucking, awesomeness.
Seinen (Shounen but more... adult):
Jormungand: If you haven't seen Black Lagoon, start there. Guns, and the characters that shoot them.
Mirai Nikki: This is borderline shounen but it gets gruesome and fucked up as hell at some points, an absolute joy to watch.
Deadman Wonderland: Gladiator with superpower humans that use their own blood as weapons, I vomitted once watching this during one character's "Punnishment". Freaking brilliant show.
Shit not animated yet but will be:
Dangan Ronpa: Based off a PSP game that probably won't get localized in the West due to shit budget and heavy culture shock differences that make the game very troublesome to translate. It's gonna air sometime in 2013 and will VERY LIKELY blow up hard like SAO. Honestly I'm looking forward to this even more than I was for SAO even after reading the SAO light novels. The wait is going to be absolute Despair.
Last edited by Tsuna; 2013-02-22 at 11:31 AM.
Naftc, "Hunters are the cheapest class in game and when played right are more deadly than a train plowing through a field of bunnies covered in napalm"
People are allowed to have opinions on something you like that differ from your own you know.
semi anime related, but si there anyway to know when the next chapter of a manga is going to come out in english? before its actually released?
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Okay, I need some background noise while I study and I am looking for a fairly action pack anime, Is naruto worth watching? I was told Bleach was terrible by a lot of people and while the filler might be, its second arc is probably one of the best in anime so I am not interested in what fanboy X thinks about Y anime, Instead what do the neutrals think, is it worth watching? Now mind I am not looking for something with a great plot atm, I am happy with good action, some funny one liners etc. Also it seems its second "series" (if you could call it that) naruto shippuden is considered better, can I jump into it without watching the first series without been total lost, ie will there be some small expiation of what is happening
I'd probably recommend Samurai Champloo instead.