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General Anime/Manga/Otaku Thread
As you guys can tell by my username, I'm a pretty big anime fan. Why not make a thread to help contain it all in?

Truth me told actually, I recently just had a break from anime as there was a list of video games that I wanted to tackle, and decided that I could use a break from the medium and do something different. However, I have started watching some anime again and will hopefully catch up with the Winter shows I watch watching before I stopped.

At the moment, I recently started Katanagatari which has been quite a treat so far. It has a style that interests me and the animation is pretty fluid as it gives off this very "cool" vibe. Matched with an interesting mix of jazz and hip hop for part of the OST, it becomes very enjoyable to watch and listen to.

The characters themselves I quite like as the main two have some interesting chemistry and fun dialogue that I like between the two. One praise that I must give to one of the main characters is that even though he's sort of an idiot due to the fact that was isolated with only his family, they don't exaggerate on that one character trait and make it his whole character like some others shows do.

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As far as manga goes, I tend to go off and read a couple chapters of Black Jack here and again. I love his morals and how he just isn't a "Help anyone for free!" type of main character. That matched with Tezuka's usually sillyness (though he is known to dive into dark works such as some of Black Jack and MW) with the other characters makes it a joy to read.



So what of you? Use this thread to talk about any anime/manga you're watching/reading, favorite anime/manga, etc.
03-12-2013 05:52 AM
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New best friend!

I read and watch a lot of manga/comics and cartoons/anime. Because I just absolutely can't animate it's my sworn duty in life to indulge myself in the world of animation so I can at least see what other people can do. Thus far I've seen... lots. Here's my AnimePlanet page if you wanna see how I've used my free time: linky link

I don't really have all that much time to actually sit down and watch full series anymore but I try to catch a few episodes here and there whenever I do have time. I think I've been watching the animated Spawn series for a couple of years now Big Grin I still need to see the last few episodes. I still have a full list of stuff that I actually need to watch and/or read.

My favorite animes include Outlaw Star, TTGL, Angel Beats!, Higurashi and HotD. There are lots of others but those are my main favorites atm. Favorite manga is either DragonBall or Fullmetal Alchemist. I'll refrain from going into cartoons and comics to cut down the length of this post.
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(03-12-2013 09:20 PM)Mass Distraction Wrote:  Here's my AnimePlanet page if you wanna see how I've used my free time: linky link

Oh my god, that website still exist?

I used to watch a good bit of anime, but I kinda grew out of it. Now I can tolerate a series if it's short and I'm watching with friends to riff on it some. (Really want to get back into that >_>)

Here's all the anime I've seen:

http://myanimelist.net/animelist/lightmatt
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(03-12-2013 09:20 PM)Mass Distraction Wrote:  New best friend!

I read and watch a lot of manga/comics and cartoons/anime. Because I just absolutely can't animate it's my sworn duty in life to indulge myself in the world of animation so I can at least see what other people can do. Thus far I've seen... lots. Here's my AnimePlanet page if you wanna see how I've used my free time: linky link

I don't really have all that much time to actually sit down and watch full series anymore but I try to catch a few episodes here and there whenever I do have time. I think I've been watching the animated Spawn series for a couple of years now Big Grin I still need to see the last few episodes. I still have a full list of stuff that I actually need to watch and/or read.

My favorite animes include Outlaw Star, TTGL, Angel Beats!, Higurashi and HotD. There are lots of others but those are my main favorites atm. Favorite manga is either DragonBall or Fullmetal Alchemist. I'll refrain from going into cartoons and comics to cut down the length of this post.

Outlaw Star is still one of those shows I have to see, though I really do love TTGL and all of its over the top goodness. Considering it was a pretty early anime for me, I was pretty sad when I got to episode 8 where

As far as manga goes, FMA and the original Dragon Ball are great reads (with the original Dragon Ball being my favorite entry in the Dragon Ball Universe).

(03-12-2013 10:27 PM)Lightmatt Wrote:  
(03-12-2013 09:20 PM)Mass Distraction Wrote:  Here's my AnimePlanet page if you wanna see how I've used my free time: linky link

Oh my god, that website still exist?

I used to watch a good bit of anime, but I kinda grew out of it. Now I can tolerate a series if it's short and I'm watching with friends to riff on it some. (Really want to get back into that >_>)

Here's all the anime I've seen:

http://myanimelist.net/animelist/lightmatt

Your lists reminds me that I still need to watch the last two seasons of Sayonara Zetsbou Sensei

Oh yes, and here's my list.

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Found this while lurking around on SA's "Your awful anime forum", it's a series synopse and recommendation wiki dedicated to helping old anime nerds find something new as well as newcomers who are looking to try anime, but don't want to bother with skimming episodes of the latest "Pretty Rainbow Princess-sama: HERO GO!" to find what suits their tastes. (I just wished I found this sooner so I could show it to Arjahn when he was looking to try anime.)

http://adtrwiki.com/index.php?title=Main_Page (Try to ignore SA's titlebar; Hentai is banned from that site.)
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There are a lot of solid series on those lists, both for newcomers and for old watchers.

One anime I actually really tend to recommend to people who really aren't into anime is Bacanno. It's around 13 episodes and has a great mixture of action, comedy, and mystery with some of the best characters I have come across in an anime. Not only that, but it also has a very western feeling considering that it takes place in New York with mobsters abound, all set to a jazzy beat. Many seem to love it, so I can call it a good starting point for some.



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Ahhh yeeeaaaah! I watch tons of anime, and I've looked through all your guys' lists to see if any of you watched any anime I've watched, and I gotta say like none of you have seen any of the animes I have watched recently. I for the life of me couldn't find Cannan, Darker Than Black, Blood+, Eureka Seven, and Samurai 7 in any of them, and I only found Angel Beats, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Cowboy Bebob, and Psycho-Pass in only one of the lists. (not all the same list) Although MexicanAnime I see you've watched Blood: The Last Vampire, Blood+'s story is loosely based off of that movie.

On a less ranty note though, I've seen a lot of anime but never really finished a lot of them, I only recently started watching them to the end on the interwebs and on TV so really all the ones I named off are all the ones I've finished, except for Psycho-Pass because that's still coming out and I have to watch that in subbed. Although I can tell you the story of a few animes without ever watching them because I read visual novels, and if they are good enough those get turned into animes just like manga do, and they use anime style art like manga do. As for those I've read Clannad, Little Busters, Tsukihime, Fate/stay night, Kanon, Remember11 -the age of infinity-, DaCapo, Katawa Shoujo, and I'm almost done with Rewrite. (not all of them have been turned into animes they are just relevant to the thread.)
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(03-17-2013 04:23 AM)cingchris Wrote:  I gotta say like none of you have seen any of the animes I have watched recently. I for the life of me couldn't find Cannan, Darker Than Black, Blood+, Eureka Seven, and Samurai 7

I'm pretty sure I have most of those in my Dropped list; then again I do a bad job with keeping up with my list, but I'm certain I've seen at least 3 to 4 episodes of each of those series and dropped them. Though I could get into Darker Than Black if it didn't have a very slow start.

On the filpside of things, there's gonna be a new Dragonball Z movie in the works which involve Goku punching Anubis in the face, repeatedly. This is canon.

http://www.dragonball2013.com/
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Psst, Anubis doesn't have a cat head.

Anyways, at the moment, I'm getting close to finishing Tiger x Bunny and the first season of the new JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. I'm also looking into Madoka Magica, since I heard it has a pretty dark story. I also finished watching the Persona 4 anime a little while ago. As for manga, I'm going back and reading the fifth, sixth, and seventh arc of the JJBA manga.
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(03-17-2013 06:27 AM)Lightmatt Wrote:  
(03-17-2013 04:23 AM)cingchris Wrote:  I gotta say like none of you have seen any of the animes I have watched recently. I for the life of me couldn't find Cannan, Darker Than Black, Blood+, Eureka Seven, and Samurai 7

I'm pretty sure I have most of those in my Dropped list; then again I do a bad job with keeping up with my list, but I'm certain I've seen at least 3 to 4 episodes of each of those series and dropped them. Though I could get into Darker Than Black if it didn't have a very slow start.

Yeah just so you know none of those are on your dropped list or anywhere else on your list. You should probably update that list.
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I "usually" try to finish the shows I start as I'm sort of a completest like that. Even if something is not good, I'll keep piling through if I have watched an X number of episodes. Cing, may I see your list? (quick note, believe it or not but I have started watching Darker than Black and am on the 6th episode).

As for visuals novels go, I have only completed three to date. Fate/Stay Night (all three routes which is extremely long), Katawa Shoujo, and Saya No Uta. I've played some of Tsukihime and have it on my laptop on the moment.

The DBZ movie sure is something. I have watched evertyhing to come out of that series, and this movie is not going to be exluded from it. Still find it funny that the Government actually ended up giving money to the studio for making it.

@Ourberry - Tiger and Bunny is one of my personal favorite series, largely due to the characters with in it. While I do feel a few should have been developed more, it was a fun ride and I anxiously await to watch the movies.
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A new DragonBall movie? Nice, I've watched pretty much anything that has come out of the series. The only ones I'm still missing are the first two live action movies (ridiculously hard to find) and I guess one or two of the original DragonBall animated movies.


(03-17-2013 12:31 PM)MexicanAnime Wrote:  I "usually" try to finish the shows I start as I'm sort of a completest like that. Even if something is not good, I'll keep piling through if I have watched an X number of episodes.

I have the same thing, though there has been a couple cases when I just simply couldn't keep watching the series. Powerpuff Girls Z, Tokyo Mew Mew and ESPECIALLY Princess Resurrection come to mind. My GOD that last series was horrible. I powered through first three episodes, then I just couldn't stand anymore.

On an unrelated note, I just watched Sky Crawlers. There's not one Mamoru Oshii film I haven't liked and this was no exception.


@cingchris: Thanks for reminding me, apparently I was missing Blood: The Last Vampire from my list for some reason. I have both that and the live action one on DVD.
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Not a big fan of japanese cartoons but i kinda like avatar... Does that count?
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(03-19-2013 04:37 AM)GOLD89 Wrote:  Not a big fan of japanese cartoons but i kinda like avatar... Does that count?

Please move to the new forum. This is the great migration.
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