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Re: Anime?
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2018, 03:54:58 AM »
You put SAO over Log Horizon?  Seriously?   :cookoo:
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I'm also surprized you've put Miyazaki's works at the bottom.

Unless, of course, the list isn't ranked and is just a collection of stuff you've seen.
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Re: Anime?
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2018, 12:18:58 PM »
I'm going to date myself with this one:

G-Force

and

Starblazers

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Re: Anime?
« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2018, 07:09:48 PM »
You put SAO over Log Horizon?  Seriously?   :cookoo:
 :laugh:


I'm also surprized you've put Miyazaki's works at the bottom.

Unless, of course, the list isn't ranked and is just a collection of stuff you've seen.

Yeah, I was kinda rushing myself to finish before I had to sleep so it isn't in any specific order like I had planned.  The list just came out that way.  I was trying to keep a list on my phone's memo pad but I kept forgetting to save it before it went to standby and it wiped everything out and I had to start over again till I got fed up and e-mailed it to myself instead.

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Re: Anime?
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2018, 07:13:08 PM »
I'm going to date myself with this one:

G-Force

and

Starblazers

just finished Girls und Panzer

Did you know they made a live action of Starblazers in 2010?   It was actually really good.

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Re: Anime?
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2018, 06:40:55 AM »
I mentioned Nichijou before, it's on Crunchyroll now!

Don't have Crunchyroll?  Whats wrong with you! :nono:

I'm rewatching it and I'm reminded of why I liked it to begin with.  It's epic while mundane, but that's the point!  It also has wild swings in animation style, which works well to capture the moods of the characters and ads flavor to what's happening on screen.

Found a great YouTube video (Parental Advisory) that highlights the show, but you really need to watch it for yourself.

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Re: Anime?
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2018, 05:12:31 PM »
I watched "Mary and the Witch's Flower" recently. It was entertaining and the animation was incredibly well done. Its apparently made by some former Studio Ghibli people, and the animation style really shows it. But, its much more geared towards kids than other films like it. It has that "normal kid in a fantastical world" feel that Spirited Away does, but it lacks the nuance and subtlety that Miyazaki's films do. Still worth the watch, I think.

Also, I have watched all of what's available of My Hero Academia and I've enjoyed it for the most part. There's a bit of light fanservice, which always makes me roll my eyes, and a couple of the characters are just the embodiment of anime tropes. But, its well written for the most part and the action sequences are great. Definitely worth watching if you like anime. Wouldn't be what I recommend to someone who hasn't watched much anime before though.

Lastly, I caught up on Attack on Titan by re-watching Season 1, then watching Season 2 and the first 2 episodes of season 3, which I had not watched. Definitely one of my favorites. IMO, the show gets better and better as it goes on. The only complaints I have are the incredibly long waits between seasons, and the fact that there is a bit of corner cutting when it comes to animation. Attack on Titan has some of the most well-animated action sequences I've ever seen, but there are also times when you're essentially just watching an animated face on a stiff body with a quickly scrolling background. I'm 99% sure its to save the animation budget for the action sequences, which is fine I guess, but its still a bit disappointing to see such low effort stuff from a studio that is capable of much better work. In the grand scheme of things, I guess that's more of a nitpick than anything else. Since the show is basically brilliant otherwise.

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Re: Anime?
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2018, 03:03:55 AM »
Rain took out my dish TV and they cant fix it until tomorrowyso I'm sitting here watching a vhs of Heavy Metal. This has to be one of my top 2 all time favorite. I don't know if its considered Anime but it should be. I'm talking about the one from Heavy Metal Magazine back in1980. Crankin on my 90's surround  rack stereo setup.

Everyone on this forum should have seen this movie. James Earl Jones and that green orb. If you haven't you have no business talking about cartoons.

Before this I watched cheech and cheong up in smoke.  :bowdown:

No lie
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Re: Anime?
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2018, 02:54:48 PM »
I started watching Aggretsuko on Netflix. Its suprisingly entertaining. A bit surreal at times (the show follows an office worker who hates her job and does death metal karaoke to vent her anger), which is great if you enjoy that type of thing. But its also very relatable for anyone who has worked in an office.

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Re: Anime?
« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2018, 04:18:05 PM »
I've really been on an anime kick lately...

I started watching Fate/Zero last night. Seems okay so far, first few episodes lay it on a bit too heavy with the exposition for my tastes, but maybe I'll feel different after I watch a few more episodes.

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Re: Anime?
« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2018, 10:42:58 AM »
Found, started, and finished "Made in Abyss" over the last two days, it's quite profound.

Stay away if you're easily disturbed, but it has a compelling story, interesting and lovable characters, and a uniqie and mysterious lore, but what really sets it apart is the juxtaposition of art style to story events and content.

The cliff-notes version is there's what's essentially a giant pit (the Abyss) in the center of an island, noone knows how deep it goes, and within are many ancient artifacts and ruins that hold riches and incredible powers.  However, it is inhabited by many hostile fantastical creatures that grow more powerful the deeper you go.  To make matters worse, the area is cursed such that the deeper you go the more physically difficult it is to ascend.  For the first layer a person may experience dizziness or nausea during ascent, deeper down then hallucinations and loss of motor control, then hemorrhaging of the oraphices, finally reaching a point where if you go to the deepest depths return simply means death or "loss of humanity".

Introducing Riko, a child of about 12 years old, the daughter of some veteran "cave raiders" (Abyss explorers) who are presumed dead.  She lives in an orphanage which doubles as a training academy for cave raiders.
One day while on a training mission she finds a boy robot who is thought to originate from the Abyss.  She befriends the boy, names him Reg, and gains him admittance to the orphanage as a trainee.  Shortly after, the town receives a delivery from one of the deepest known depths of the Abyss with some items implicating that Riko's mother is still alive and at the absolute bottom of the Abyss.
Along with Reg she sneaks out from the orphanage and embarks on a quest to the bottom of the Abyss to find her mother.
That's about where the story, while despite having heavy overtones, stops being relatively light hearted and hopeful and starts being, well, horrible.

Death, torment, despair, terrible realizations, crushing sadness, and other hardships pile on rather rapidly and quite heavily for the rest of the show, with very little in the way of relief, comic or otherwise, and much in the way of suspense.
And here's where the art style really comes into it's own.  It's adorable.  Very much so.  Initially you'd think they would use this as a way to break the tension of the environment, but they do quite the opposite.  The main characters are made incredibly child-like, which makes sense since they are children, but it often comes as a painful reminder and adds incredible contrast to the situations they are in.  Adult characters are also often done very cute, in a sense, and the shock factor of witnessing something terrible or terrifying gets you straight in the gut.

It isn't all despair, however, as at least one friendly character is met on the way down.  One in particular joins the cast as a protagonist, though even that person is enveloped in a tale of personal tragedy.  I won't leave anything more in the way of spoilers.

This one is a definite recommendation by me, but comes with a big advisory.  It's pretty f_@#ed up most of the time, you will experience "the feels", and it ends on a cliffhanger.  That being said, a second season IS in production so the suspense will be resolved soon enough.
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