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#161

Post by BecauseIAmBatman » August 29th, 2017, 4:08 pm

metaller on Aug 16 2017, 04:48:16 AM wrote:Still on the anime train. Recently watched Attack on Titan, which was as good as anyone says. Loved the mood of the whole thing and I really look forward to the third season.

Also, I did a rewatch of Evangelion. The original show + Death + End Of Evangelion. Left me as confused as 20 years ago (and as on my other rewatches, the last likely over 10 years ago), but also as fascinated and as touched. I still just love this tale about broken people, so fucked up and so unable to communicate that they'd rather see the world burn than to open up emotionally. Still one of the best things ever in the history of things.
Attack on Titan is one of those rare anime that made me take up the manga because I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. I hope the third season is 25 episodes long instead of 12 because then later half of it will be intense as fuck going by what happens in the manga.

Evangelion is like my favourite thing to exist. Its not something worth boasting about, but its the most relatable thing I've ever seen. I haven't seen Death and Rebirth though because I heard its a pointless rushed recap. The Rebuild movies are also interesting, the third one brought back some alternate mindfuckery. The fourth and final one has started production.

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#162

Post by Armoreska » August 29th, 2017, 4:28 pm

wasabi on Aug 29 2017, 08:46:41 AM wrote:
mjf314 on Aug 23 2017, 03:59:08 PM wrote:Anime has a lot of variety, in terms of both animation style and story. Maybe you can watch some trailers to find one that looks interesting.

Here are some trailers for you to watch:

Sci-fi:
Ghost in the Shell (cyberpunk): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uMNtOQOaLU
Paprika (dreams): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZKXXNCkrf4
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (time travel comedy/romance): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpWejxBaJb8

More realistic movies:
5 Centimeters Per Second (romance): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdM7athAem0
Whisper of the Heart (romance): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pVkiod6V0U
Grave of the Fireflies (war): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vPeTSRd580

TV series:
Cowboy Bebop (sci-fi/action; it's about a group of bounty hunters, and it's the iCM Forum's favorite anime series): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI08P5SaJNU
Monster (thriller, realistic animation style): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM0gjM96nxk

Series with unusual and artistic animation styles (if you're trying to get away from the typical anime style):
Mononoke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OJW9gZL33Q
The Tatami Galaxy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpctdMcHhUw
Did you watch monster???? I found it has 74 eps on bilibili.

https://www.bilibili.com/video/av95336/

Is this the right one? it's longer than gits tv series :(
Yep, get to it. :whistling:
I'm already 150 eps into One Piece, and expect to watch at least this much more.
And LOGH was over 160 long. :woot:
Epp, Rad82, me and some 22 other people have checked it.
And I'm still the only check on the final part.
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Post by wasabi » August 29th, 2017, 9:47 pm

Armoreska on Aug 29 2017, 10:28:39 AM wrote:
wasabi on Aug 29 2017, 08:46:41 AM wrote:
mjf314 on Aug 23 2017, 03:59:08 PM wrote:Anime has a lot of variety, in terms of both animation style and story. Maybe you can watch some trailers to find one that looks interesting.

Here are some trailers for you to watch:

Sci-fi:
Ghost in the Shell (cyberpunk): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uMNtOQOaLU
Paprika (dreams): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZKXXNCkrf4
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (time travel comedy/romance): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpWejxBaJb8

More realistic movies:
5 Centimeters Per Second (romance): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdM7athAem0
Whisper of the Heart (romance): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pVkiod6V0U
Grave of the Fireflies (war): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vPeTSRd580

TV series:
Cowboy Bebop (sci-fi/action; it's about a group of bounty hunters, and it's the iCM Forum's favorite anime series): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI08P5SaJNU
Monster (thriller, realistic animation style): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM0gjM96nxk

Series with unusual and artistic animation styles (if you're trying to get away from the typical anime style):
Mononoke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OJW9gZL33Q
The Tatami Galaxy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpctdMcHhUw
Did you watch monster???? I found it has 74 eps on bilibili.

https://www.bilibili.com/video/av95336/

Is this the right one? it's longer than gits tv series :(
Yep, get to it. :whistling:
I'm already 150 eps into One Piece, and expect to watch at least this much more.
And LOGH was over 160 long. :woot:
Epp, Rad82, me and some 22 other people have checked it.
And I'm still the only check on the final part.
I think I stopped watch One Piece at about 80 eps? It's long time ago...and I watched about 250 eps of Gintama...then I stopped...it's way too long...but that's still my most fav animation tv series...
新年了哟,换签名了哟,听周董的本草纲目嘿。爱Ayu爱Jolin爱周董~~~~

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Post by BecauseIAmBatman » September 4th, 2017, 4:59 pm

Its a wonder what a great work of art can do. I recently had the pleasure of completing a recent anime series called Tsuki ga Kirei. Its a rather simple love story between a couple of middle school students that could simply be described as lovely, innocent and heartwarming. Its a 12 episode series of 24 minutes each, so in total its an investment of less than 5 hours. While watching I was entertained and engrossed fully, its pacing is slow but endearing and when it ended I was left touched and satisfied like any other good series but didn't think as highly of it as I do now since it wasn't something that suites my 'tastes' and it doesn't do anything new.

I went to sleep after it was over, my dreams and thoughts while sleeping where all about it and when I woke up the next day I realized how much it had affected me. I was completely into the world, the characters felt real and the stark realization that they aren't left a feeling of melancholy in me leading me to question my reality.

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Post by wasabi » September 5th, 2017, 1:34 am

BecauseIAmBatman on Sep 4 2017, 10:59:17 AM wrote:Its a wonder what a great work of art can do. I recently had the pleasure of completing a recent anime series called Tsuki ga Kirei. Its a rather simple love story between a couple of middle school students that could simply be described as lovely, innocent and heartwarming. Its a 12 episode series of 24 minutes each, so in total its an investment of less than 5 hours. While watching I was entertained and engrossed fully, its pacing is slow but endearing and when it ended I was left touched and satisfied like any other good series but didn't think as highly of it as I do now since it wasn't something that suites my 'tastes' and it doesn't do anything new.

I went to sleep after it was over, my dreams and thoughts while sleeping where all about it and when I woke up the next day I realized how much it had affected me. I was completely into the world, the characters felt real and the stark realization that they aren't left a feeling of melancholy in me leading me to question my reality.
do you like animations with fox spirits?
新年了哟,换签名了哟,听周董的本草纲目嘿。爱Ayu爱Jolin爱周董~~~~

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Post by maxwelldeux » September 13th, 2017, 7:16 am

This is going to veer slightly off-topic, but bear with me.

I watched Grave of the Fireflies (1988) tonight. Holy shit. I knew that, supposedly, it was a sad story going into it, but I had no idea of the impact it would have on me. I cried. I mean, I BAWLED. It wasn't pretty - as soon as I finished the film, I walked back into my wife's office and demanded a hug. She was concerned, and when I told her the story of the movie, SHE started crying. It was sad. Brilliant film. But there needs to be a "This film may cause feelings, even in people who don't like feelings" warning. :satstunned:

So what did I do? I followed this up with the last three episodes of Master of None, Season 2. Not one of my better decisions... :blink:

I'm at the stage now where Dumb & Dumber (1994) might be too emotionally charged and sad for me to handle right now. Something lighter and happier might be warranted now. :mw_confused:


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Post by Cynical Cinephile » December 1st, 2017, 10:31 pm

Looks awesome

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Post by 3eyes » January 1st, 2018, 5:45 am

Any advice on where I can find Giovanni's Island with English subs (preferred) or dubs? US.
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Post by cinephage » February 5th, 2018, 3:46 pm

Here's a link to an anime mashup to celebrate 100 years of japanese animation. Evidently huge titles missing, probably for copyrights issues, but that leaves room for less obvious candidates, and I found it quite exciting to watch (plus there are so many titles I wasn't able to recognise it's frustrating).

https://youtu.be/4t-GV4XcJak
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Post by AdamH » February 6th, 2018, 12:52 am

3eyes on Dec 31 2017, 10:45:48 PM wrote:Any advice on where I can find Giovanni's Island with English subs (preferred) or dubs? US.
Maybe bakabt? I tried to log in but looks like my account has been deleted (I haven't used it for a long time). I'm sure others on here will have access (definitely mjf).

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Post by Armoreska » August 4th, 2018, 12:34 pm

Been watching Shojo Kakumei Utena and Yu Yu Hakusho! By the way the latter is a great shonen that I binge watched easily. Utena is surely original but way too repetitive. Almost finished, so will move on to something else. Got these shortlisted to choose from:
Macross --> Beck --> Full Metal Panic! --> Love Hina --> Hajime no Ippo --> Slam Dunk --> InuYasha --> Ranma 1/2

Also watching Code Geass but it's such a disappointment. :( 4/10ish
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Post by fori » August 4th, 2018, 1:11 pm

Yu Yu is amazing! Of your shortlist, the only ones I enjoyed at all were Beck, Ippo & Slam Dunk, the rest I hated (well FMP had its moments, and the series is worth checking out for the semi-classic KyoAni side series that comes later). I agree, Geass is trash, cannot fathom the terrible rep that a lot of mecha series get when Geass is endlessly touted as a classic. Heavily borrows from superior predecessors as well.

Also note that none of the series from your shortlist come with strong recommendations, even the good ones. None of them are big favourites.

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Post by weirdboy » August 4th, 2018, 1:48 pm

All those sports & competition anime tend to follow exactly the same pattern and repeat that pattern ad nauseum, so I always get insanely bored with them after a few episodes.

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Post by Armoreska » August 4th, 2018, 1:59 pm

Probably so. Well I'll try and skip to the end when I've had it.
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Post by fori » August 4th, 2018, 2:35 pm

Yeah agreed, but at least the better ones can just reach an acceptable level... inuyasha, ranma, macross & love hina couldn’t even do that.

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Post by Armoreska » August 4th, 2018, 4:23 pm

So what ARE your favorites, Fori? You seem to have watched a lot of anime.
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Post by mjf314 » August 4th, 2018, 8:18 pm

Armoreska wrote:
August 4th, 2018, 12:34 pm
Been watching Shojo Kakumei Utena and Yu Yu Hakusho! By the way the latter is a great shonen that I binge watched easily. Utena is surely original but way too repetitive.
I think if Utena was about 10 episodes shorter, it could've been great. There are a lot of great scenes, but I agree it's repetitive.

What's bad about Code Geass? (I haven't seen it yet so no spoilers please)

I've only watched 1 sports anime series so far, Ping Pong The Animation, although it's not a typical sports anime. I didn't like it very much (it's the worst Yuasa series that I've seen).

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Post by Armoreska » August 4th, 2018, 9:00 pm

What's bad? What's good about it? It's somewhat interesting what crap they going to come up with next. Worst thing is it never stops, I've never seen such horrid pacing anywhere else. Add some of the most annoying characters and voice acting and an animation style I don't like, and I have to wonder how it manages to average a 4. But I'm quitting after season 1, gonna watch the S2 finale and that's that.
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Post by fori » August 4th, 2018, 9:56 pm

My favourites?
Big fan of Osamu Dezaki, particularly Takarajima and Ashita no Joe... GineEiDen has always been a favourite, as well as Kino no Tabi (haven’t seen the new series), Serial Experiments Lain. Gasaraki is top 5, and quite a fan of Yoshiyuki Tomino, especially Brain Powerd. Should also throw in that World Masterpiece Theater always delivers too. The Space Battleship Yamato reboot & the best of Leiji Matsumoto. Big fan of Patlabor, have seen all of the animated stuff. Quite a lot more that I like as well, but a lot that I hate too.

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Post by rnilsson19 » August 5th, 2018, 11:39 am

How about everyone naming their favourites, mine are:

1. One Piece
2. Cowboy Bebop
3. Mushishi
4. Neon Genesis Evangelion
5. Rurouni Kenshin
6. Berserk
7. Fullmetal Alchemist Brootherhood
7.5: Fullmetal Alchemist
8. Wolf's Rain
9. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
10. Serial Experiments Lain
11. Monster
12. Samurai Champloo

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Post by Armoreska » August 5th, 2018, 11:48 am

The only one of these I haven't seen in full or a one big piece of is Wolf's Rain.
I take it you don't mind what happened to One Piece in its later seasons then? I've only seen the fullscreen episodes, but I hear it's going to get stupid/ugly/badly paced even beyond its leisurely but bearable progression during the first 200 episodes.
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Post by fori » August 5th, 2018, 12:03 pm

rnilsson19 wrote:
August 5th, 2018, 11:39 am
1. One Piece
2. Cowboy Bebop
3. Mushishi
4. Neon Genesis Evangelion
5. Rurouni Kenshin
6. Berserk
7. Fullmetal Alchemist Brootherhood
7.5: Fullmetal Alchemist
8. Wolf's Rain
9. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
10. Serial Experiments Lain
11. Monster
12. Samurai Champloo
I quite like the aforementioned Lain, Berserk, Monster and also enjoy Rurouni Kenshin, Evangelion & Mushishi to a lesser extent. The other 6-7 were pretty disappointing, especially given the hype. One Piece in particular has long been a pet peeve.

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Post by rnilsson19 » August 5th, 2018, 8:03 pm

Armoreska wrote:
August 5th, 2018, 11:48 am
The only one of these I haven't seen in full or a one big piece of is Wolf's Rain.
I take it you don't mind what happened to One Piece in its later seasons then? I've only seen the fullscreen episodes, but I hear it's going to get stupid/ugly/badly paced even beyond its leisurely but bearable progression during the first 200 episodes.
Wolf's Rain is one the first ones I watched and thus carries some sentimental value, not sure how well it holds up. Very moody with a great soundtrack.

Yeah, the anime has been wack ever since the timeskip, mostly read the manga these days and look out for some of the big moments in the anime.

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Post by Armoreska » August 5th, 2018, 9:38 pm

I read somebody else saying the same about 1p. Or maybe it was you elsewhere haha
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Post by funkybusiness » August 12th, 2018, 9:17 pm

One Punch Man season two!!! April 2019!!!!


but...not animated by Madhouse....moving to JC Staff who do comedy romance series almost exclusively....directed by some new guy....who has only done one other series before...and was chief animation director on a couple Naruto films....

*meek groaning of despair*

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Post by mjf314 » August 13th, 2018, 6:39 am

Have any of you seen Made in Abyss? I watched it a couple of months ago and it's good.

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Post by Armoreska » August 15th, 2018, 8:43 pm

Made in Abyss - is it over?
added from WC:
Yoru wa mijikashi aruke yo otome
Kono sekai no katasumi ni

Any other recent shortish recs?

ep 19 of Geass is the pits.
Yu Yu Hakusho finale is really rushed. Did they run out of financial support?
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Post by mjf314 » August 15th, 2018, 9:22 pm

The first season of Made in Abyss is over, but there's a 2nd season coming.

There are some recent series that I'm considering watching, but haven't watched yet. For example, A Place Further Than The Universe, Violet Evergarden, Land of the Lustrous. Has anyone seen them? Are they worth watching?

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Post by fori » August 16th, 2018, 12:44 am

Made in Abyss was very disappointing I found. Such mediocrity could only be lauded amongst the pitiful crop of anime in recent years.

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Post by mjf314 » August 16th, 2018, 7:49 am

Do you have a favorite recent series, or are none of them good? (let's define recent as 2015 or later)

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Post by fori » August 16th, 2018, 8:03 am

Only seen maybe 20 series that began after 2015 to completion, and picking a favourite amongst them would be like picking the unflushed toilet to stick your hand in. However I did kind of enjoy shouwa genroku rakugo shinjuu and the sequel series...

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Post by mjf314 » August 17th, 2018, 12:59 am

I found this list: https://www.sbs.com.au/popasia/blog/201 ... -voted-you
The top 100 anime of all time, voted by 132,000 people.

There's also a video:

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Post by weirdboy » August 17th, 2018, 1:59 am

Ugh.

I do admit that the the Steins;Gate video game is absolutely fantastic if you speak Japanese, and pretty good even if you don't, and just read the subtitles, although there's a bunch of puns that don't translate to the English subs.

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Post by Armoreska » August 17th, 2018, 4:20 am

Yeah, dont ask people, leave it to critics
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Post by Onderhond » August 17th, 2018, 5:36 pm

If you're looking for an interesting film (and you're not too puritan about it not being Japanese), Big Fish & Begonia is an absolute recommendation. It's blend of fantasy and cultural elements is not unlike Spirited Away, but with a decidedly Chinese vibe to it.

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Post by fori » August 18th, 2018, 12:04 am

Wasn’t too keen on it - my wife told me before watching it that it’s notorious in China for its terrible script, and I could certainly see why. Some beautiful animation at times though.

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Post by Onderhond » August 18th, 2018, 6:49 am

Well, I don't quite trust the Chinese when it comes to Chinese cinema. I liked the script (and lore) a lot, a rarity for fantasy films.

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Post by fori » August 18th, 2018, 7:08 am

Nah... in terms of how effectively and interestingly it explored the mythical characters and world that it was supposed to, it was a complete failure. The most interesting aspects of the world were eschewed in favour of a limp and cliche semi-romantic story that they abandoned at the end anyway. The whole thing was an enormous missed opportunity.

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Post by Onderhond » August 18th, 2018, 7:26 am

I quite liked the balance between the mythical parts and the central story. I prefer it when there's enough mythology around but it isn't explored ad nauseum. The vagueness of some of the ideas add the to the intrigue, digging into them would've taken that away.
Also don't see how the "semi-romantic" story was abandoned, it came to a smart conclusion that avoided the typical good/bad ending clichés.

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