Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by Cold Storm, Feb 1, 2008.
YuruYuri... Any Yuri in it or is it just a name ? A friend recommended it but I just dismissed it cuz I though it was a Hentai :shadedshu . But then I checked MAL and it wasn't listed as one.
Please tell me you didn't get the cross dressed Hideyoshi as well
Only one figure fits the box, and that's actually the "back" of the box. The front features Himeji and her summon.
Just yuri fantasies, harmless ones, ZERO nudity (i dont even remember seeing any panty-shot), the only yuri thing so far seems to be a kiss in the pv of the last episode...
The anime is harmless...
Edit: Usagi drop, anyone who might have missed or been waiting, now is the time to start...
Usagi drop is a heartwarming and realistic slice of life story, i believe the production did a perfect job bringing the story and characters to life, making it just perfect to watch with about anyone or share with the family, after all Usagi drop is about life and the hardships of raising a child...
I finished Le Chevalier D'Eon. That was quite good. I'm still a little put-off by the changing loyalties and I'm not sure how well that was really developed in the story, but in terms of the feel and ambiance, it's the sort of thing I very much like. I also liked the occult aspect although the rules that applied to using the power were never very clear, but I can live with that.
Right now I'm watching Baccano and I'm really tempted to bail on this one. It's extremely confusing and some of the characters are way too over the top for me. I know that it's supposed to be several intertwined stories but it doesn't have a pace or rhythm to the plot. I'm on episode 3 at the moment. How far do I go before I decide it's not for me?
What do you think of Chrome Shelled Regios, Mushi-shi, Basilisk and Burst Angel? I think Elfen Lied is top contender also.
i think i will give usagi drop a try,
after a bit raged of that kiss in yuruyuri
Baccano really isn't one to watch if you don't like the "jump around" that it does.. It took me 3 tries to really sit down and watch it fully.. But, once you do it's a great anime.
out of the few that you say.. Elfen is going to be a great anime.. blood and gore and greatness.. Might be a little much if you thought Speed Grapher was out there.. I'd say watch Mushi-shi. Great anime with a story that draws you in. Burst Angel was good. Good action.
Chrome Shelled was an interesting story, some monster designs where horrible, but overall i thought it was interesting, specially some characters, nothing to special though...
Mushishi is a masterpiece of fantasy, hardly you will ever find anything better, only in Ghibli material you will found that much quality, i recomend you to watch 2 other fantasy masterpieces, they are actually pertaining to the same creators, they are Kemono Souja Erin, by watching this, you will think that you are reading a fairy tale book instead of actually watching anime, simple enough to be enjoyed by a kid, and complex enough to drawn in any adult; the other is serei no Moribito, it is a radically different story than Erin is, but the setting and the characters are fantastic...
Basilisk is a very grim and dark story about Ninjas, very dark and violent...
I watched most of burst angel, but that was long ago, im not sure i would recommend it before watching it myself again, i know it involves a team of four girls that came together due to certain circumstances and past's, they are a group that solves crimes, and fights using some mechs but they can kick ass too, i remember liking the white headed and the loli...
Baccano really pays off if one sits and watches it until the end...
Elfen lied a is a gory dark tale, a classic in the genre, the music is specially fantastic, and the use of imagery...
I recommend you to take a look at the "Djisas's Noobs guide to Anime" in the first page, it will help you a lot...
djisas and Cold Storm: Thanks for the advice. I'll try to take a look at the OP as you suggest.
In the meantime, what is the darkest most frightening anime you've ever seen that I can get with eng dubs. I really didn't find D'eon or gungrave very scarey. Speed grapher was just a few instances of gratuitous gore. I don't really mind gore as long as it's only people being killed. The can be killed in the most horrible and graphic ways. I don't have a problem with that, it's just not something I have an affinity for. Otherwise, its perfectly fine. But I don't especially like it and prefer stories that use is sparingly as a way to make certain points.
I love everything dark and occult, evil and malevolent. What really gave you nightmares that fits the bill of being dark and occult? I usually find these soothing and relaxing.
I'll look into the ones you mention though. Thanks you.
With luck higurashi no naku koro ni: when the cicadas cry it cant get better than this, even you will be impressed...
Shiki is also fantastic but very recent, getting it dubbed might be impossible yet...
Occult academy it does a fantastic job with the occult theme...
Umineko no naku koro ni: when the seagulls cry, from higurashi creator, it mixes occult and gore, the tv edition was severely censored to tone down the amount of gore, if you can find a dub, you might like it, specially the bd rips...
Baccano is also gory enough...
There's school days too, never got down to watch it after watching like 2 episodes before dropping it, but i know it gets really nasty...
Just bought a Natsu and Mugi stuffed toy. I'll keep Natsu while I'll give Mugi to my girlfriend (along with the Hello Kitty wearing a yukata).
"Berserk" is dark and gritty.
"Hellsing" is dark and occult. The protagonist is called Arucard and for a good reason.
"Aoi Bungaki" has dark,depressing and bitter sweet stories. It's basically an anime version of (arguably) the best Japanese novels ever written.
"Basilisk" is another dark and gritty anime. I personally liked how the story unfolded, it felt like an old-school play.
"The Count of Monte Cristo" is the alternate universe anime version of the (french?) play/novel(?) of the same name.
"Elfen Lied", which is touted as being the goriest scenes in anime.
"Afro Samurai" and it's sequel. A good contender in terms of gore with the above. It also has some of the best animation I've ever seen.
"Ergo Proxy", a dark and philosophical sci-fi.
"Kara no Kyoukai", a dark anime consisting of 7 films. So the animation and stuff are excellent (cause you know, film = highbudget).
"Kurozuka", you'll probably be confused the whole way through but when you reach the end your mind will equal blown.
I assume you're a fan of sci-fi, if so you'll really like "Memories". It also has black comedy.
"Mnemosyne", violent and gore filled. Has awesome action. Consists of six 45min long eps.
"Monster", it's a thriller. Has arguably the best story of any anime.
"Paranoia Agent", contains paranoia and excellent music.
"Seikimatsu Occult Gakuen", contains occult stuff, as the title states.
"Shigurui", a work of art painted in blood. Nuff said.
"The Animatrix", shows how the robots came to power. Contains metaphorical buttrape (for the humans).
Oh and for teh lulz, "Detroit Metal City". It's a comical take on death metal.
Another one for the lulz since you're into politics and all that jazz, "Hetalia Axis Powers", it's a comedy.
And the stuff the others recommended.
Mononoke is about perfect for occult fans, really just perfect...
Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror is good too, in fact one of Ayakashi's stories is about Mononoke since these two share the same creator...
Have you watched Bakemonogatari??
It gets into the occult stuff and is a fantastic production...
I have Mononoke and Ayakashi lying on my hard drive, unwatched. It's almost comical how long some of the unwatched stuff have been lying there.
Last night I decided to watch Witchblade. It had been lying on my hard drive so long that the blu-rays had already come out, lol.
I watched some witchblade, never finished though, if you like it, then watch Mnemosyne, im sure you will love...
Now, i just talked about Bakemonogatari, it was the biggest anime hit before Madoka, both being "Shafted" and sell more than K-on or any other anime for that matter (except record shattering eva 2.0 bd), i was checking on it on anidb and for the first time i realized there is a sequel listed to start this winter Nisemonogatari and i never found until now, not only that, but i already knew about the prequel Kizumonogatari, and im pretty sure Shaft has enough resources to pull this out and outdo themselves, again...
So here's what i have:
* Based on a series of light novels written by Nishio Ishin and illustrated by Vofan.
A sequel to Bakemonogatari. A black swindler Kaiki Deishu, who once deceived Hitagi, returned to the town and spreads the incantation, which cursed Nadeko before. Koyomi's sisters Karen and Tsukihi try to capture Deishu but...
Looking forward to more Bakemonogatari stuff too, but in the meantime I need to catch up to the ones which has just finished airing.
I need to catch up with baka to test, usagi drop, mitsudomoe, and rozen maiden,.
i know that the last 3 are finished already, but i havent really have the time to watch
Rozen Maiden was really, really good...
If you want, I'll add that to the op this weekend. Don't mind adding stuff like that there.. Dj's just going to have a Speical spot. But, I have no problem's adding what others think about animes also.. I'll just [spoiler) tag it with your name above..
Just remind me on Sunday if I haven't yet..
I'm still not finished with Witchblade.. I think I have a few more episodes to go. I've liked it since you really don't see that sort of thing happen in Anime.. Meaning.. Parent doing all the stuff for the kid... It's normally a "person under 30" doing it for themselves.
Yeah, 13-16 year old protagonists get annoying after awhile.
Nah, I'm cool. I just posted that for twilyth but thank you for the offer anyway.
NP. Anything to make the OP better I'm all for it.. Unless Mussels is around.. he changes it hiself.. Which I'm cool with.
But, anyone has idea's to add and we all think the same.. by all means I'll add.. Just might have to make sure it's in a PM so I don't forget.
Watching Saiunkoku Monogatari Season 2, the first few episodes are just as good as the first seasons. Clannad after that.
I can't rewatch Clannad after story.
its just too depressing..
Indeed but they will never change
I never heard of that before(or just ignored it) so i will check it out when I get the chance
im agree with you dj,
the story is nice, im at episode 9 now,
so far im really heating that suigintou, what the heck does she want.
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