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    Re: Favorite Animes

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishking View Post
    One frustrating thing that I've discovered, as I've been picking this up, is that there are a lot of only 1 seasons. I'd like to see more of Attack on Titan.
    Tomorrow in fact it is starting.

    Useful links: AniChart <~Note they use the Japanese form of the titles, so Attack on Titan is Shingeki no Kyojin
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    Re: Favorite Animes

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGoverness View Post
    One thing anime is known for, is tons of filler.
    And internal monologues, I'm finding, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGoverness View Post
    Lots of anime don't get past the 1st season. They just don't have the support.

    However, this isn't the case for Attack on Titan. Season 2 is scheduled to air on April 1st.
    It is usually not the lack of support that does it. For original anime, the story might just be contained all in one season, for anime based on manga or light novels, there might be a lack of material to adapt.
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    Re: Favorite Animes

    What do ya'll usually use to watch on?

    I'll add in:

    Fate Stay Night (Netflix)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It is usually not the lack of support that does it. For original anime, the story might just be contained all in one season, for anime based on manga or light novels, there might be a lack of material to adapt.
    What's wrong with these people? Don't they like making money? Write more, lol.
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    Re: Favorite Animes

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGoverness View Post
    One thing anime is known for, is tons of filler.
    Naruto is the king of filler.

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    Re: Favorite Animes

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishking View Post
    What do ya'll usually use to watch on?

    I'll add in:

    Fate Stay Night (Netflix)
    Crunchyroll, on a roku. Amazon has licensed some stuff to watch as well, and Netflix is pissing me off when they license current anime, which they then do not put up until who knows when. Netflix got Little Witch Academia this season, and have yet to put a single episode up...

    Crunchyroll is the way to go though. 70 $ for a year, they are slowly acquiring all of Funimation's catalog(they made a deal so as to stop competing and driving costs up), legal, supports the industry(right now US license fees are what make anime profitable, and have led to increased production standards). Huge catalog, most currently showing anime simulcast. Well worth the money.
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    Re: Favorite Animes

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishking View Post
    What's wrong with these people? Don't they like making money? Write more, lol.
    Here's a short video that explains it better than I could:

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    Re: Favorite Animes

    Anime fills a huge void in American programming. Seeing netflix back anime projects and that its got its own genre, etc., it's simply become more and more mainstream over time.
    I watched them from the beginning, dropped out for a while, then picked it back up.

    One day you could consider watching the big classics like:
    akira
    ninja scrolls
    fist of the north star
    D the Vampire Slayer

    This stuff was so incredible at the time because they were some of the first, and there was simply nothing like it in western unless you looked at fantasy books. They influenced so many things for a decade. I think all of those were mature themed too, at least not kids in school stuff!

    I think they used some of the Akira music as background to the new movie with Scarlett Johansson, life action of Ghost in the Shell. You may watch those too, although they were never my favorite, their production value was good, and they did have kind of a unique pacing/feel (disjointed and hard to get into at the same time).

    Some you may have access to on netflix I think, but that you didn't list. I watch most of the non-kids in school/slice of life stuff. But some that were entirely watchable IMO:

    Gargantia wasn't bad, very watchable, some OK action and interesting plot.
    Xam'd: Lost Memories was pretty good. It had some slow spots and definitely some really clunky plot reveals, but overall it was high production and felt fairly unique.
    7 deadly sins the first season was kind of interesting, that's netflix.
    Berserk, the original anime (not the newer one), is a classic too. The music in it is classic as well, just out of this world. That's a more modern cultural touchstone for this generation. The dubbing on it was really good too, I think it was flim students and they did a bang up job. One of the few I felt was better than subtitles for an English speaker to watch.The newer one loses a lot of the charm of the first one IMO.

    Chrome shelled Regios wasn't bad either. It had a bit of the "students trying hard" theme heavy in it, but it also had some interesting plot stuff.
    Tokyo Ghoul is a must watch IMO. It was exciting enough and had some interesting stuff going on that I'd rate it pretty high relatively to the rest of those.
    Basilisk: Another version of Ninja Scroll, it's the two ninja clans again, each fighter with some outrageous ability. Highly recommended. Adult.

    You know, for a pure sci-drama (think mainstream like xfiles type of show), I thought:
    Stein's Gate
    Was superb as a story. Now, keep in mind its not action, but it had such a charming character approach that it really stuck with me, and it had that sort of old fashioned sci-fi feel.
    Not sure, that might just be view-able free online somewhere. It is confusing for the first bit, just hang in there.

    I wish I could watch all those again for the first time.

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    Re: Favorite Animes

    Absolute Favorites:
    Neon Genesis Evangelion (original, End of, Rebuild 1.11 & 2.22, haven't seen 3.33 yet)
    Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood (original is kinda meh)
    Cowboy Bebop
    Super Dimension Fortress Macross
    Record of Lodoss War
    Akira (production values amazing, still abridges story too much, manga is better)

    Saw recentish and I really liked:
    Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)
    Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
    Psycho-Pass
    Fate: Zero
    Fate Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works
    One Punch Man

    Berserk is mainly recommended in manga form, though the recent Golden Age films were alright.

    I'm still in the middle of this one, but it is AMAZING so far: Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Space opera, dramatic, great characterization, so many episodes and so many characters and depth.


    PS NEXT FRIDAY, Your Name (Kimi no Na wa) is getting a US theatrical release. It's good.
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