Closet anime fans?

Discussion in 'Movies/TV' started by avvie, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. jplusip

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    I dig anime, not as much as a lot of the fanbase, but I like it in general. My favorites are:
    Berserk - The TV show was fantastic, the three movies are also good, but are the same storyline as the TV show with a lot of stuff missing (but a lot of the adult content intact since... well, movie vs. TV show). I love the manga as well (the TV show/movies only cover the prequel-ish story arc for Berserk, which will probably never be resolved since I suspect the artist/writer will die long before the plot is anywhere near a conclusion, kinda like A Song of Fire and Ice).

    Cowboy Bebop - Fantastic music and equally fantastic writing.

    Attack on Titan - Plot kind of drags at times, but overall it's great.

    Samurai 7 - Great plot and great characters.

    Akira - Classic.

    Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust - Way better than the first movie, and one of my favorite movies ever.

    FLCL - Only six episodes but it's nuts and delightful.

    Ninja Scroll - Great movie.

    And... that might be the extent of anime that I like and would recommend (I did enjoy Elfen Lied, but I don't think I would necessarily recommend it to anybody since it was a strange mixture weird, brutal, and soul crushingly depressing). Also didn't list Studio Ghibli movies since those go without saying.

    I'm also digging Akame ga Kill and Parasyte on Adult Swim now, but I came into those midway through so I still have to go back and catch up to form much of an opinion.
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  2. Alzarius

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    Deathnote is my favorite. Really good story. "L" is one of my favorite characters.
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  3. avvie

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    Oooh yes I need to pick that one back up again...just saw the pilot episode and it looks like a great premise.
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    The first half of the cd set was simply amazing. Even people who dont like anime have watched it and came back and told me they are glad they did.

    Even i pick it back up every couple of years and watch it again.
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  5. Wildwar

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    I have watched a lot of anime but in recent years i have found myself watching less and not enjoying much of the new stuff coming out. I think it has a lot to due with the current market what sells isn't what i enjoy.

    I do however read a lot of manga. I find that most of the time the manga is better than animated version. I just recently caught up with Kingdom and it was pretty good id recommend it if you like comics. Also Berserk is a must read along with 20th century boys. For anime id recommend Desert Punk its my favorite of all time its a comedy action show.
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  6. avvie

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    Bingeing "Death Note"...starting episode 5...EXCELLENT so far!
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  7. Wildwar

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    Death Note is a interesting one been years since i have watched it though. But dude for real Baccano is a must watch when you get the chance. I literally went and bought it on dvd the day i finished it.
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  8. RTH

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    Own Akira and watched Robotech as a kid... Macross Saga, of course.
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  9. Aqutis30

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    I stopped watching Anime when I stopped buying VHS. I completely forgot about the anime from my childhood: Starblazers and Robotech. As a couple of others have mentioned, I really like Akira as well as I have 3 different versions of it lol. Hentai is good stuff, but it can get too weird for me.
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  10. Dee

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    Isn't that animated porn??
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