Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by Cold Storm, Feb 1, 2008.
Yukikaze thanks for your insite on anime and you. just give me two top animes and when i get to a computer, on celly now, i'll add ya.
ira.... whar you saying bro?
Code Geass R2
The Sky Crawlers
Maybe he meant furi kuri?
so there are some stronger enemies than aizen??
Thanks going to add ya now.
Maybe... I hope.. lol.. Ira, your my black bro!!
I really loved Witch hunter Robin and Helsing. Vampire hunter D was also pretty good as was Full metal alchemist. I generally like occult fantasy. I like some mecha stuff but mostly stuff that is borderline like cowboy beebop or the one with Vash (???).
I've checked out anime planet which seems like a really good resource. I found some recommendations there, but i was wondering if y'all had some ideas.
Your thinking of Tri-Gun for Vash the Stanpeed (I raped the last part I know).. So I can throw ya on as Witch Hunter Robin and Helsing?
Me, I wish there was another Witch Hunter Robin.. I re watch the first season every now and again.
I believe they are called valkyries fighters and not veritechs??
There was something really serene about witch hunter. The textures and the music. The dialog wasn't rushed and always a little enigmatic. It's nothing like Big O over all, but both had a similar feel - although WHR was much nicer.
Chrono Crusade was also pretty good. And there was another one I can't remember. The world was controlled by a church-like government that was secretly tapping into ancient but advanced technology. That was up there on my list too - even if I can't remember the name.
Yep, Good ol' FLCL. Still one of my favs of all time.
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My name is Mark im old and I watch anime/cartoons.....
I just started this month when I got a membership to Netflix..
I started with
Ghost in the Shell
Kurau Phantom Memory
I cant sleep at night so I started watching one episode thinking how stupid this was , the next thing I realized 20 episodes later I hated to turn it off.. Its like crack
Welcome to exactly how most of us got started. lol.
And you are likely only watching stuff dubbed in English. A lot of these lose a bit in translation in the English dubs. Most are even better in Japanese audio with English subtitles.
Last Exile, Noein and Mezzo qualify.
The Ghost in the Shell stuff is good in both, tho. Watch the Stand Alone Complex and Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig ghost in the shell series on the Watch Instantly tab in Netflix.
And since you are just starting, sometimes it's easier to start with movies to get you more interested in anime.
Some movies that are must see are Princess Mononoke, Fist of the North Star, (<---the one that started it all for me. lol.), you already watched Ghost in the Shell and Last Exile, I found Wonderful Days (called Sky Blue here) to be good, Appleseed and Appleseed: Ex Machina.
Those should keep you busy for a while, then come back for more recommendations. lol.
I actually have had "Princess Mononoke" for years and have seen it many times. Thanks Wile E for the recommendations.
I've heard a lot of people say that you need to watch these stories with subtitles, for me, that just detracts too much from the visual experience. Maybe I've been lucky, but the few times i've had both english subs and dubs, there wasn't a huge difference. Mostly they seemed to diverge with respect to cultural references. I thing the dubs generally captured the true meaning better than the subs.
Oh, and if you would like to get a hold of things that Netflix doesn't have, try BakaBT. It's a great resource.
In some cases, it's true, but not usually. Just off the top of my head GTO, One Piece, Evangelion, Yu-Yu, Berserk and a slew of others are dubbed horribly. Just massacred. Not to mention the Japanese voice actors tend to do a better job most of the time, with the english actors just "phoning it in", as they say.
There are exceptions of course. Many of the showa Adult Swim licensed first is very good in English. Like BeBop, GITS, Trigun, FMA. Recent years have gotten better. Also worth mentioning, some DVD subs are also inaccurate on older anime (basically just a direct transcript of the english dub track), thus the reason many of us prefer fan subs, so on those, watching English or Japanese makes no difference, except in acting ability.
And subs don't detract from the anime once you get used to using them.
Welcome Mark! Nice to see a new face in the club!
Mark, tell me your Netflix account and I'll throw ya anime from my watch list and Q...
Yeah, I'm with you Wile e. For the longest time I was a "English" only person.. Till I got my Laptop right after getting out of school and found that there was TON of stuff I was missing out on... It does get some getting use to on Sub-titles, but once you get use to it, you tend to love it more. Reasoning to me, I'm more of a visiual person and not listening... So, seeing the strange names that anime has, I can go and say it instead of saying something like, "You know the guy with white hair & false eyes on Ghost in The Shell" Well, that's how I see it.. Plus a lot of anime that is brought here is dubbed due to nature that the Japanese show as being ok... So, reading up on the anime online, you find more out because it wasn't dubbed, just subbed for the english...
Mark, tell me the top two and I'll add ya,
twilyth: I'll throw Witch Hunter Robin as your favorite, any thing else?
Well, the Robotech adaptation named them that, and it stuck in certain English speaking circles such as Battletech players, which I guess is where I got stuck with it.
veritech was the original name, when america raped some unrelated animes and turned them into robotech.
NEW series of Full Metal Alchemist looks better than old ones.But they are closley similar.Whats the point of creating anime again but only slithly changed art.
The new series is showing off parts that wasn't shown in the anime. Going more towards the Manga then how they did it with the first run.. Plus, taking out the fillers that was in the first one.. To tell the truth, I like this one over the first.. Don't get me wrong, I have the movie, and I LOVE the anime to which I've seen it so many times over, but this is giving more what it was needed..
I agree, and i seen movie aswell.Too bad its short running anime was about 60 series.I probably will rewatch these new series of FMA
Yeah, the series of both is great! Well for me at lease.
How I got sucked in:
Princess Mononoke, Spirited away and Helsing (this was my first, I watched it when I was like 10, lost the DVDs now though ), enjoyed all of these an incredible amount.
Thing that got me started originally was Helsing, I spent a weekend watching all the episodes in the DVD boxset (it's the one with the artificial vampires ending with Arucard battling Incognito), got a huge bollocking from all my teachers the next week as I'd forgotten to do any of my homework while watching it, still worth it though
My dad also got me to watch the first episode of something called Albion I think, if someone could name what this was it'd be awesome (can't remember much of it as I watched it years ago, if you guys can post suggestions of it I'd appreciate it).
I got back into it via graphic novels, not seen anything for a while though as I've been skint (mainly thanks to the graphic novels and my library's pitiful collection).
So yeah, any suggestions what that albion thing would be I'd appreciate it, other animes that I'd enjoy are also welcome, I didn't like FLCL when I read the books though (just too weird I found, I'm willing to go for weird though)>
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