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Posted by on 17.05.2006 at 05:02
This topic is for the discussion of Anime - The Japanese animation which is either loved or hated by the majority of movie-going individuals.

My experience of the art form is limited however, only being familiar with the films "Princess Mononoke" "Spirited Away" & "Howls Moving Castle".

So if there are any Anime experts out there, please feel free to jump straight into this thread and recommend me some movies that I can't live without!

Cheers.



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LordHypnos

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  06.01.2014 at 17:09
Written by bj_waters on 06.01.2014 at 06:13

Written by LordHypnos on 05.01.2014 at 23:47

I just finished watching Katekyo Hitman Reborn. The ending was weak, and now I don't have any good animes to watch. Any recommendations?


Well, it kind of depends on what you're looking for.

Also, you can do a google image search for "anime recommendations" and get charts like this one or go to Anime Planet, find a show you liked and look for recommendations based on that.

EDIT: I should have noticed earlier, but I saw that earlier in the thread you asked about Gundam. Did you try any, do you want more, or are you looking for something different.

These are the animes I've been watching:

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (Japanese voices, Portuguese subs; still incomplete, Yu-Gi-Oh! Extremo didn't finish subbing)
Tenku Senki Shurato (re-watched in Japanese)
Yoroiden Samurai Troopers (re-watching in Japanese; still incomplete, the Dollars Fansub didn't finish subbing)
Naruto
Naruto Shippuuden (still watching)
Gundam Seed
Dragon Ball Kai
Death Note
Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
Saint Seiya: Lost Canvas
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
Escaflowne
YuYu Hakusho (dubbed)
Rurouni Kenshin (re-watched in Japanese)
Fairy Tail

There are other animes I've watched, but these are the latest.

Right now, I'm gonna watch Fate/Zero. I hope it's good.
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  06.01.2014 at 18:34
Judging by the ones you mentioned I guess you would like Hunter x Hunter, if you haven't seen it already.
Oh. I mean the re-release, of 2011.
bj_waters

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  07.01.2014 at 02:23
Written by LordHypnos on 06.01.2014 at 17:09

These are the animes I've been watching:

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (Japanese voices, Portuguese subs; still incomplete, Yu-Gi-Oh! Extremo didn't finish subbing)
Tenku Senki Shurato (re-watched in Japanese)
Yoroiden Samurai Troopers (re-watching in Japanese; still incomplete, the Dollars Fansub didn't finish subbing)
Naruto
Naruto Shippuuden (still watching)
Gundam Seed
Dragon Ball Kai
Death Note
Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
Saint Seiya: Lost Canvas
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
Escaflowne
YuYu Hakusho (dubbed)
Rurouni Kenshin (re-watched in Japanese)
Fairy Tail

There are other animes I've watched, but these are the latest.

Right now, I'm gonna watch Fate/Zero. I hope it's good.


Looking that list over, I think you may like D. Gray Man, Trigun, and maybe Gintama. I also second Hunter x Hunter.
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  07.01.2014 at 13:54
Written by InnerSelf on 20.12.2013 at 15:38

Written by Karlabos on 20.12.2013 at 15:19

I'm finally on vacations, and with so much free time, I decided to start watching One Piece, with its more than 600 episodes.
Everybody says this is a masterpiece and stuff, so I'm watching to see where the thing goes...
So far it's not so appealing, but still not bad.

My favorite (long) Anime with no other show near its complexity and brilliant plots ... be patient and you shall be rewarded

You were right, it became stupidly addicting hehe. It keeps getting better, and I watched no more than a third of it yet.
LordHypnos

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  08.01.2014 at 23:53
Written by Karlabos on 06.01.2014 at 18:34

Judging by the ones you mentioned I guess you would like Hunter x Hunter, if you haven't seen it already.
Oh. I mean the re-release, of 2011.

What's the difference between the original and this 2011 version?
Karlabos
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  09.01.2014 at 00:16
Written by LordHypnos on 08.01.2014 at 23:53

Written by Karlabos on 06.01.2014 at 18:34

Judging by the ones you mentioned I guess you would like Hunter x Hunter, if you haven't seen it already.
Oh. I mean the re-release, of 2011.

What's the difference between the original and this 2011 version?

Well, the main difference is that the 1999 version stopped in the Greed Island arc, while the 2011 version proceeded further.
Also, the 1999 version has older graphic design (obviously) if compared to the newer one.
The bad about the newer version is that all the 2011 version arcs which are also covered by the 99 one tend to occur faster. The greed island arc ended in about episode 75 on the newer version, while it took 92 episodes on the original to reach its end. This occurred for two reasons: First the 1999 version is a bit more detailed, and second because it also included filler episodes.

So, summarizing: The 1999 version loses to the newer one in almost everything except for the fact that it's a bit more detailed, exploitative...
In order not to miss anything, the natural reaction would be to watch the 1999 version until the end of the greed island arc, and then start watching the newer one, but you would see lots of fillers, and also would miss the fight of Hisoka x Kastro in the heaven's arena arc. The fight was omitted (and I wonder why?) in the 99 version, while it happened on the 2011 one.

A way of watching most of the anime without getting filler and without losing anything would either watch just the 2011 version, or watch the yorkshin and greed island arcs on the 1999 one and all the rest on the new version. (basically watching about 2011 from episodes 1-37, then 1999 from 48 to 92, and then picking 2011 back at 75 and proceeding forever.)
bj_waters

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  09.01.2014 at 07:52
Written by Karlabos on 09.01.2014 at 00:16

Well, the main difference is that the 1999 version stopped in the Greed Island arc, while the 2011 version proceeded further.
Also, the 1999 version has older graphic design (obviously) if compared to the newer one.
The bad about the newer version is that all the 2011 version arcs which are also covered by the 99 one tend to occur faster. The greed island arc ended in about episode 75 on the newer version, while it took 92 episodes on the original to reach its end. This occurred for two reasons: First the 1999 version is a bit more detailed, and second because it also included filler episodes.

So, summarizing: The 1999 version loses to the newer one in almost everything except for the fact that it's a bit more detailed, exploitative...
In order not to miss anything, the natural reaction would be to watch the 1999 version until the end of the greed island arc, and then start watching the newer one, but you would see lots of fillers, and also would miss the fight of Hisoka x Kastro in the heaven's arena arc. The fight was omitted (and I wonder why?) in the 99 version, while it happened on the 2011 one.

A way of watching most of the anime without getting filler and without losing anything would either watch just the 2011 version, or watch the yorkshin and greed island arcs on the 1999 one and all the rest on the new version. (basically watching about 2011 from episodes 1-37, then 1999 from 48 to 92, and then picking 2011 back at 75 and proceeding forever.)


I would think it would be easier to just watch the 2011 version, if you haven't seen anything or read the manga. Besides, the 1999 version is a bit hard to dig up, I think, while the 2011 version is available on CrunchyRoll. The only reason I'm watching the 1999 version is because I'm a completist like that (and I want to compare the two).
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  09.01.2014 at 12:54
Written by bj_waters on 09.01.2014 at 07:52


I would think it would be easier to just watch the 2011 version, if you haven't seen anything or read the manga. Besides, the 1999 version is a bit hard to dig up, I think, while the 2011 version is available on CrunchyRoll. The only reason I'm watching the 1999 version is because I'm a completist like that (and I want to compare the two).

Yes, that's why I recommended the 2011 the first time =P
Anyway, HxH is so good that it's very likely to end up wanting to watch both versions. I did that too.
LordHypnos

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  11.01.2014 at 16:59
Written by Karlabos on 09.01.2014 at 12:54

Written by bj_waters on 09.01.2014 at 07:52


I would think it would be easier to just watch the 2011 version, if you haven't seen anything or read the manga. Besides, the 1999 version is a bit hard to dig up, I think, while the 2011 version is available on CrunchyRoll. The only reason I'm watching the 1999 version is because I'm a completist like that (and I want to compare the two).

Yes, that's why I recommended the 2011 the first time =P
Anyway, HxH is so good that it's very likely to end up wanting to watch both versions. I did that too.

I watched the original version on TV, I didn't like it that much. The story and characters are good, but the action was meh. Also, that Nen/Ten/Zetsu explanation was way too confusing (maybe it was because of the dubbing and untranslated words?).
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  11.01.2014 at 19:54
Written by LordHypnos on 11.01.2014 at 16:59

I watched the original version on TV, I didn't like it that much. The story and characters are good, but the action was meh. Also, that Nen/Ten/Zetsu explanation was way too confusing (maybe it was because of the dubbing and untranslated words?).

I never watched anything dubbed, but I remember that I also tried the 99 version before I liked hunter x hunter, and it felt a little "meh" as well. But then I watched the 2011 version and it rocked, because it walked so much faster and straight to the point than the 99 one. After I rewatched the 99 and started liking it somehow.
You probably should try the new version. If you don't like even that one, then you can give up on HxH =P
LordHypnos

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  12.01.2014 at 22:53
Written by Karlabos on 11.01.2014 at 19:54

Written by LordHypnos on 11.01.2014 at 16:59

I watched the original version on TV, I didn't like it that much. The story and characters are good, but the action was meh. Also, that Nen/Ten/Zetsu explanation was way too confusing (maybe it was because of the dubbing and untranslated words?).

I never watched anything dubbed, but I remember that I also tried the 99 version before I liked hunter x hunter, and it felt a little "meh" as well. But then I watched the 2011 version and it rocked, because it walked so much faster and straight to the point than the 99 one. After I rewatched the 99 and started liking it somehow.
You probably should try the new version. If you don't like even that one, then you can give up on HxH =P

Okay, then. I'll give it a try.
LordHypnos

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  12.01.2014 at 23:02
I've been watching Fate/Zero, and I say it's a really good anime. There's no main character, but all the characters are there only to kill each other in a holy war (and the big prize is the Holy Grail, which can grant any wish). You could say there are no villains either, although there are cold-blooded professional killers. The events happen in the modern days btw, not the Middle Ages.
bj_waters

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  13.01.2014 at 08:41
Written by LordHypnos on 12.01.2014 at 23:02

I've been watching Fate/Zero, and I say it's a really good anime. There's no main character, but all the characters are there only to kill each other in a holy war (and the big prize is the Holy Grail, which can grant any wish). You could say there are no villains either, although there are professional killers. The events happen in the modern days btw, not the Middle Ages.


I admit that I haven't seen Fate/Zero yet, but I am aware that it's actually a prequel to Fate/Stay Night, which was a Japanese Erotic Visual Novel game made in 2004-ish, which got it's own anime adaptation (which I also haven't seen yet, but I understand it's quality is somewhat debatable). It was developed by Type-Moon, and they have fair amount of material that has become anime series might be worth your time (though, again, I haven't seen them, yet). I was able to read the manga adaptation of Fate/Stay Night, but Tokyopop didn't publish more than ten volumes, and scanlations have only gotten to a few more beyond that, but I liked what I read.

I apologize if this seems a bit out of the blue, but I figured I could provide a bit more information about it in case you (or someone else reading this thread) hadn't gotten around to researching the show.
LordHypnos

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  13.01.2014 at 18:04
Written by bj_waters on 13.01.2014 at 08:41

Written by LordHypnos on 12.01.2014 at 23:02

I've been watching Fate/Zero, and I say it's a really good anime. There's no main character, but all the characters are there only to kill each other in a holy war (and the big prize is the Holy Grail, which can grant any wish). You could say there are no villains either, although there are professional killers. The events happen in the modern days btw, not the Middle Ages.


I admit that I haven't seen Fate/Zero yet, but I am aware that it's actually a prequel to Fate/Stay Night, which was a Japanese Erotic Visual Novel game made in 2004-ish, which got it's own anime adaptation (which I also haven't seen yet, but I understand it's quality is somewhat debatable). It was developed by Type-Moon, and they have fair amount of material that has become anime series might be worth your time (though, again, I haven't seen them, yet). I was able to read the manga adaptation of Fate/Stay Night, but Tokyopop didn't publish more than ten volumes, and scanlations have only gotten to a few more beyond that, but I liked what I read.

I apologize if this seems a bit out of the blue, but I figured I could provide a bit more information about it in case you (or someone else reading this thread) hadn't gotten around to researching the show.

Erotic?
bj_waters

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  14.01.2014 at 04:45
Written by LordHypnos on 13.01.2014 at 18:04

Erotic?


Oh boy. Okay, at least let me admit that there probably are other people who have much more experience with these things, as I don't do anything with them, but being a fan of anime means that I've come to learn about them as a consequence.

First of all, you have to understand that one extremely popular style of video game in Japan is what they call the Visual Novel. Essentially, they are video games that play like reading a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book, where you read a section of story, then answer a multiple choice question (usually making a decision between two or three options) that has an impact on future content of the story. Given that this is a video game, they can make these things pretty long and robust, especially since they can skimp on graphics by simply showing a lot of still, static images with the dialogue. The stuff's been around since at least the 80s.

Naturally, they made ones with pornographic material, known as Erotic Games, or Eroge, which have been around for about as long. There's still a story, but quite often the player is "rewarded" with the occasional erotic image or animation (usually with the quality of an animated gif, though I suppose they might have gotten better over the years; like I said, not my department, really). They existed, being mostly made for Japanese PCs, and didn't really make too many waves.

However, in the early 2000s, they gained a considerable amount of popularity, mostly titles made by Type-Moon and Key Studios, quite often getting a cleaned-up versions on the PS2 and a manga and/or anime adaptation. (Just as another example of their popularity: remember Caramelldansen, that silly song and dance gif that was everywhere roughly 2007-ish? The original animation came from the opening animation for the eroge Popotan.) In any case, they have since been a pretty regular go-to source for new anime series, and Fate/Stay Night was one of them. I don't know if Fate/Zero was originally an eroge or not, but it's obviously part of the franchise.

Again, I admit that I haven't seen or gotten into this stuff (personal choice, mostly), but I know it's been around as a significant part of anime culture for quite some time now. I hope that answers your question.
LordHypnos

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  14.01.2014 at 14:11
Written by bj_waters on 14.01.2014 at 04:45

Written by LordHypnos on 13.01.2014 at 18:04

Erotic?


Oh boy. Okay, at least let me admit that there probably are other people who have much more experience with these things, as I don't do anything with them, but being a fan of anime means that I've come to learn about them as a consequence.

First of all, you have to understand that one extremely popular style of video game in Japan is what they call the Visual Novel. Essentially, they are video games that play like reading a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book, where you read a section of story, then answer a multiple choice question (usually making a decision between two or three options) that has an impact on future content of the story. Given that this is a video game, they can make these things pretty long and robust, especially since they can skimp on graphics by simply showing a lot of still, static images with the dialogue. The stuff's been around since at least the 80s.

Naturally, they made ones with pornographic material, known as Erotic Games, or Eroge, which have been around for about as long. There's still a story, but quite often the player is "rewarded" with the occasional erotic image or animation (usually with the quality of an animated gif, though I suppose they might have gotten better over the years; like I said, not my department, really). They existed, being mostly made for Japanese PCs, and didn't really make too many waves.

However, in the early 2000s, they gained a considerable amount of popularity, mostly titles made by Type-Moon and Key Studios, quite often getting a cleaned-up versions on the PS2 and a manga and/or anime adaptation. (Just as another example of their popularity: remember Caramelldansen, that silly song and dance gif that was everywhere roughly 2007-ish? The original animation came from the opening animation for the eroge Popotan.) In any case, they have since been a pretty regular go-to source for new anime series, and Fate/Stay Night was one of them. I don't know if Fate/Zero was originally an eroge or not, but it's obviously part of the franchise.

Again, I admit that I haven't seen or gotten into this stuff (personal choice, mostly), but I know it's been around as a significant part of anime culture for quite some time now. I hope that answers your question.

I always knew what visual novels are, but you surprised me a bit when you said that the Fate series are erotic. But Fate/Zero is different, there are no erotic scenes at all. I've reached episode 21 and have seen nothing of this kind (it ends in episode 25). But still, I don't think it's for kids (too much violence).
bj_waters

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  15.01.2014 at 04:14
Written by LordHypnos on 14.01.2014 at 14:11

I always knew what visual novels are, but you surprised me a bit when you said that the Fate series are erotic. But Fate/Zero is different, there are no erotic scenes at all. I've reached episode 21 and haven't seen nothing of this kind (it ends in episode 25). But still, I don't think it's for kids (too much violence).


Oh, okay, sorry. I think I understand what your question is now.

The original Fate/Stay Night PC game was an erotic game. I don't think that any erotic content made it into the anime adaptation, nor in the prequel, which is what you're watching. I'm simply saying that the franchise started as an erotic game, but has since made more consumer-friendly versions of the story (PS2 version, manga, anime, etc.). (At least, that's what I'm assuming. I'm sure there's someone around here who could correct my mistakes if I've made any).
Karlabos
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  06.02.2014 at 14:24
I finished One Piece and now there isn't really much to watch.
I'm just following Hunter x Hunter and Hajime no Ippo. And I just began to watch a short anime called "Psycho Pass".
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  06.02.2014 at 18:17
Written by Karlabos on 06.02.2014 at 14:24

I finished One Piece and now there isn't really much to watch.
I'm just following Hunter x Hunter and Hajime no Ippo. And I just began to watch a short anime called "Psycho Pass".

I just started Psycho Pass as well O.o
The Dres Rosa arc of One Piece (the one that just started) is the best arc of the show according to people who read ahead through the manga.
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  06.02.2014 at 20:05
Written by InnerSelf on 06.02.2014 at 18:17

I just started Psycho Pass as well O.o

Judging by the first episodes, it seems that this is gonna be a good one
Written by InnerSelf on 06.02.2014 at 18:17

The Dres Rosa arc of One Piece (the one that just started) is the best arc of the show according to people who read ahead through the manga.

Let's see. But I guess I'm gonna leave One Piece for some weeks before watching again, just so I can watch everything at once =P
I don't think it becomes as good as Ennies Lobby Summit War though.
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  06.02.2014 at 20:11
Written by Karlabos on 06.02.2014 at 20:05

Let's see. But I guess I'm gonna leave One Piece for some weeks before watching again, just so I can watch everything at once =P
I don't think it becomes as good as Ennies Lobby Summit War though.

My favorites are The War and then Impel Down.
And they're saying it's better, I know a couple of spoilers and things are gonna go down
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  09.02.2014 at 03:03
I'd like to say that Sword Art Online was a really entertaining watch for me. It's only 25 episodes and explores an MMORPG community who is trapped in a virtual reality game, with only one means of escape - to beat the game. And if you die in the game, you die in your real body as well. It's interesting to see what people will do in a digital world if their actions will have very real consequences on others. So naturally there is lots of combat, both with and against players. There is a lot of romance as well, mostly it was done well, occasionally too cheesy (also ecchi at times), but somewhat fitting to the material still. The art was excellent and music captured the moment real nicely.

The only real problem that I had with SAO was the half-way point between the story arcs. I'd rather not go into too much detail, just to play it safe. But despite the flaw, I was satisfied with the conclusion and I recommend the series, especially because it's a short show. There are chances of a sequel, because there is more story written for the universe, but I think it hasn't even been made into a manga, so I can't imagine when or if.
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  18.02.2014 at 04:39
Has anyone watched Kill La Kill? It's pretty great if I say so myself...
AtDawnTheySquee

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  23.02.2014 at 00:07
I'm going to start watching Nisemonogatri tonight, I enjoyed Bakemonogatari so I'm looking forward to it.
Written by AcierPeintures on 18.02.2014 at 04:39

Has anyone watched Kill La Kill? It's pretty great if I say so myself...

Yea, Kill la Kill is one of my recent favorites.
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  24.02.2014 at 00:26
Written by AtDawnTheySquee on 23.02.2014 at 00:07

I'm going to start watching Nisemonogatri tonight, I enjoyed Bakemonogatari so I'm looking forward to it.
Written by AcierPeintures on 18.02.2014 at 04:39

Has anyone watched Kill La Kill? It's pretty great if I say so myself...

Yea, Kill la Kill is one of my recent favorites.

Favorite character so far? Mine would be Ira Gamagoori, since he's pretty tough yet sensitive at the same time.
AtDawnTheySquee

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  24.02.2014 at 03:41
Written by AcierPeintures on 24.02.2014 at 00:26

Written by AtDawnTheySquee on 23.02.2014 at 00:07

I'm going to start watching Nisemonogatri tonight, I enjoyed Bakemonogatari so I'm looking forward to it.
Written by AcierPeintures on 18.02.2014 at 04:39

Has anyone watched Kill La Kill? It's pretty great if I say so myself...

Yea, Kill la Kill is one of my recent favorites.

Favorite character so far? Mine would be Ira Gamagoori, since he's pretty tough yet sensitive at the same time.

Nonon because Nonon.
AcierPeintures

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  24.02.2014 at 04:39
Written by AtDawnTheySquee on 24.02.2014 at 03:41

Nonon because Nonon.

She's pretty cool, especially in the most recent episode, but the only thing about her that bothers me is her voice. It annoys me. :/
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  04.03.2014 at 00:28
I finished Code Geass a month ago, best anime I've seen so far.. I haven't seen much though I found out about anime a year ago.
Now watching Clannad..

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