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2013-04-21 04:29:05 PM

ApatheticMonkey: BattleFrenchie28: But the Jojo's Bizarre Adventure anime adaptation is coming out now.

Can the 90's say that?

Kind of?


i0.kym-cdn.com
/hot like steel balls
//I doubt they're going to get to Steel Ball Run...
 
2013-04-21 04:30:12 PM

Mister Peejay: Just when you thought anime couldn't get more WTF, here's a show about a fertility goddess who is half-wolf and goes bare-assed naked everywhere, and the main plot of the show is medieval trade economics.


I bet you'd love Maoyuu Maou Yuusha.
 
2013-04-21 04:35:46 PM

trialpha: Mister Peejay: Just when you thought anime couldn't get more WTF, here's a show about a fertility goddess who is half-wolf and goes bare-assed naked everywhere, and the main plot of the show is medieval trade economics.

I bet you'd love Maoyuu Maou Yuusha.


Which I also mentioned. They're done by pretty much the same people. I actually think I liked Spice and Wolf a bit better though.
 
2013-04-21 04:36:04 PM

DaWormyPimpsta: [cdn.obsidianportal.com image 850x637]

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x301]

I'd toss in the original Speed Racer in here if the Wachowski BroHos hadn't set it on fire and defecated on the ashes.

/you can come on my lawn but leave your crappy modern anime where it


You're worse than Hitler.

Macross Plus
 
2013-04-21 04:36:13 PM

DaWormyPimpsta: I'd toss in the original Speed Racer in here if the Wachowski BroHos hadn't set it on fire and defecated on the ashes.


I thought the Speed Racer movie did a decent job of staying true to the original, while making it live action.  Whether it needed to be made at all is a valid criticism, but I think it was probably the most faithful adaptation of it we could have expected.
 
2013-04-21 04:38:20 PM

trialpha: Mister Peejay: Just when you thought anime couldn't get more WTF, here's a show about a fertility goddess who is half-wolf and goes bare-assed naked everywhere, and the main plot of the show is medieval trade economics.

I bet you'd love Maoyuu Maou Yuusha.


(copy, TVTropes, paste, search, click, read)

Actually, that does sound pretty interesting.  Is there a catch?
 
2013-04-21 04:39:55 PM
I love how sites don't like you "leaching" images to other websites yet they don't own the copyright themselves.
 
2013-04-21 04:41:07 PM
Recent stuff too cookie cutter? Sure.
i.imgur.com  Ah! My Goddess

i.imgur.comSquid Girl (Wile E. Coyote she isn't...quite)

i.imgur.com The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
 
2013-04-21 04:44:16 PM
Hey, Dictionary.com, can I get a share of your ad income from everyone looking up "Melancholy"?
 
2013-04-21 04:44:42 PM
smells like weeaboo in here...
 
2013-04-21 04:45:08 PM

mrlewish: I love how sites don't like you "leaching" images to other websites yet they don't own the copyright themselves.


it's the leeched bandwidth they're pissed off about.
 
2013-04-21 04:45:16 PM

WelldeadLink: Hey, Dictionary.com, can I get a share of your ad income from everyone looking up "Melancholy"?


What are you, 12?
 
2013-04-21 04:46:13 PM
hardinparamedic:You're worse than Hitler.


Know what else is worse than Hilter?

Macross Plus
 
2013-04-21 04:46:28 PM

WelldeadLink: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya


Damn you, Endless Eight! *shakes fist*
 
2013-04-21 04:48:36 PM

NeoCortex42: WelldeadLink: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Damn you, Endless Eight! *shakes fist*


I swear to god, the first series is in my top 5 of all time, but that... that... THING made me lose all interest in watching the rest of that season.
 
2013-04-21 04:56:44 PM

Mister Peejay: trialpha: Mister Peejay: Just when you thought anime couldn't get more WTF, here's a show about a fertility goddess who is half-wolf and goes bare-assed naked everywhere, and the main plot of the show is medieval trade economics.

I bet you'd love Maoyuu Maou Yuusha.

(copy, TVTropes, paste, search, click, read)

Actually, that does sound pretty interesting.  Is there a catch?


Nope, it's basically the same.
 
2013-04-21 05:01:09 PM

Cubicle Jockey: NeoCortex42: WelldeadLink: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Damn you, Endless Eight! *shakes fist*

I swear to god, the first series is in my top 5 of all time, but that... that... THING made me lose all interest in watching the rest of that season.


I kept watching week to week.  I thought there's no way they're going to spend another week on this.  Surely this episode will be very different and wrap up the story.  As excited as I was to have new episodes to watch, I got frustrated as hell that two months of episodes were wasted on that.

I gotta admit, it took balls for them to actually commit to Endless Eight the way that they did, more-so than the non-chronological first season.

The movie was alright, but still never reached the same heights as the first season.
 
2013-04-21 05:07:33 PM

NeoCortex42: Wait, did the author just use Gundam Wing as an example of both "good anime" and "easy to follow plot".  What farking show did he watch?  It seemed like every other episode was obsessed with over complicating the political layout of the entire series.  Wing wasn't even a good Gundam series.  Outside of the mech designs, there is nothing from that show that I look back at fondly.  And I'm a huge Gundam fan.


I must confess I was obsessed with Gundam Wing when I was in high school.

A modern analogue would be a nerdy girl's twilight series, but saner and with slightly healthier relationships.

/Even at 14 I knew that Relena's and Hero's relationship wasn't healthy
//Quatre was my crush
 
2013-04-21 05:07:34 PM
25.media.tumblr.com

Mind you, this one might be crossing a few lines...
 
2013-04-21 05:08:12 PM
I tried to watch Iron Man: Rise of the Technovores and couldn't.
It was so farking boring. The mouths moved liked puppets.

/and just sayin', I also work in a comic book. We sell MAYBE one Manga book a month (besides Pokemon).
It's pretty much a dead genre where we are at.
 
2013-04-21 05:09:34 PM

Zombie DJ: /and just sayin', I also work in a comic book. We sell MAYBE one Manga book a month (besides Pokemon).
It's pretty much a dead genre where we are at.


Books in general are a dead genre...
 
2013-04-21 05:14:13 PM
Add Squid Girl and My Ordinary Life to my list of good recent anime.
 
2013-04-21 05:20:15 PM
I will admit that the remake of Space Battleship Yamato has been farking amazing so far.
 
2013-04-21 05:26:16 PM
images3.wikia.nocookie.net

You are now sad.
 
2013-04-21 05:27:52 PM
Loving all the images posted. Animes I dig are mostly latter day i think:

- Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
- Gungrave
- Berserk
- Death Note
- Claymore
- Hunter X Hunter (2011 reboot)
- ONE PIECE
- Cowboy Bebop
- Trigun (need to finish this one)

Mix of 90's and aughts.
 
2013-04-21 05:28:11 PM

bhcompy: [24.media.tumblr.com image 850x602]

Yea, sorry, but this is cooler than anything else.


If you like that you'll love:  http://satwcomic.com/
 
2013-04-21 05:28:25 PM

Zombie DJ: I tried to watch Iron Man: Rise of the Technovores and couldn't.
It was so farking boring. The mouths moved liked puppets.



Madhouse Studios hasn't made anything of quality in god knows how long...
 
2013-04-21 05:37:32 PM
Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere is the cure for your normal anime boredom.
 
2013-04-21 05:41:00 PM
Any time I feel like watching anime, I think about finding a new series, and then just watch FLCL again.
 
2013-04-21 05:41:08 PM

Zombie DJ: I tried to watch Iron Man: Rise of the Technovores and couldn't.
It was so farking boring. The mouths moved liked puppets.

/and just sayin', I also work in a comic book. We sell MAYBE one Manga book a month (besides Pokemon).
It's pretty much a dead genre where we are at.


Holy shiat.  I want to work in a comic book.
 
2013-04-21 05:45:55 PM
Anime was never cool to begin with, with a notable exception for the Samurai Pizza Cats.
 
2013-04-21 05:46:18 PM

BigLuca: Zombie DJ: I tried to watch Iron Man: Rise of the Technovores and couldn't.
It was so farking boring. The mouths moved liked puppets.

/and just sayin', I also work in a comic book. We sell MAYBE one Manga book a month (besides Pokemon).
It's pretty much a dead genre where we are at.

Holy shiat.  I want to work in a comic book.


I dunno, sounds hazardous.
 
2013-04-21 05:48:36 PM

BigLuca: Zombie DJ: I tried to watch Iron Man: Rise of the Technovores and couldn't.
It was so farking boring. The mouths moved liked puppets.

/and just sayin', I also work in a comic book. We sell MAYBE one Manga book a month (besides Pokemon).
It's pretty much a dead genre where we are at.

Holy shiat.  I want to work in a comic book.


encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

DONT READ THE BLUE BOOK!
 
2013-04-21 05:49:03 PM

Electriclectic: BigLuca: Zombie DJ: I tried to watch Iron Man: Rise of the Technovores and couldn't.
It was so farking boring. The mouths moved liked puppets.

/and just sayin', I also work in a comic book. We sell MAYBE one Manga book a month (besides Pokemon).
It's pretty much a dead genre where we are at.

Holy shiat.  I want to work in a comic book.

I dunno, sounds hazardous.


But it could be a cool world to work in.
 
2013-04-21 05:49:33 PM

Dafatone: Any time I feel like watching anime, I think about finding a new series, and then just watch FLCL again.


How about Excel Saga?  It's like the dictionary, everything else is in it.

FLCL is a mind screw because there's about 40 layers of symbolism and half of it probably is just the writers just saying "Fark it, we'll just throw this in and let the viewers invent a meaning for it."

Excel Saga isn't a mind screw so much as a blender.
 
2013-04-21 05:49:39 PM

He_Hate_Me: If you dislike cliches and repetitive themes in anime, then by all means Excel Saga is the 90s anime for you!

[media-wallpapers.theotaku.com image 512x384]


www.trilobite.org
 
2013-04-21 05:50:42 PM

baka-san: No love for the 80's?


[fc00.deviantart.net image 823x600]

[anime-eps.com image 200x200]


I came here hoping to see some Bubblegum Crisis.

/leaving satisfied
 
2013-04-21 05:53:09 PM

Snapper Carr: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 300x429]

You are now sad.


www.trilobite.org

Now you are not.
 
2013-04-21 05:54:45 PM

BattleFrenchie28: ApatheticMonkey: BattleFrenchie28: But the Jojo's Bizarre Adventure anime adaptation is coming out now.

Can the 90's say that?

Kind of?

[i0.kym-cdn.com image 465x344]
/hot like steel balls
//I doubt they're going to get to Steel Ball Run...


I really hope they do Steel Ball Run and Stone Ocean... You can't go wrong with using a memory of the Miami Dolphins as an attack!
 
2013-04-21 05:55:32 PM
From what I can tell, Japanese pop culture has done the same thing American pop culture has done of late -- turned into a constant recycling machine, pumping up a few big properties while letting the really original stuff languish in obscurity.

But then, that's sort of the cycle. The 70s and 80s were the golden age of television animation because someone figured out that full-length episodes of cartoons could be subsidized by merchandise sales and used to advertise junk to kids, and thus what had once been a very expensive and time-consuming endeavor became a major industry. Japan benefited from this even more because they had a culture that was heavily into comics already and it was an easy transition to switch over to watching series like  Mobile Suit Gundam (the  Star Wars of Japan) or similar series during one's teenage or college years when such things are tolerated in Japanese culture.

The 90s and 0s transitioned away from that model as things got more segmented. Kids had more programming than ever, and a lot of the good stuff from overseas got brought over because it was cheaper and easier than creating new content, and far less risky since it was proven.

The problem is that now, we've run out of good stuff to re-air, and we're at the point where we're recycling everything that was good because the people who grew up on it are now in the cartoon industry.
 
2013-04-21 05:57:42 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

I wish this was still going. Loved the sedate, almost meditative quality of the show - a complete departure from the typical loud flashy frenetic vibe that most anime have.
 
2013-04-21 06:01:34 PM
This is like saying animated feces of the 90s is cooler than the animated feces of today.

They're both shiat.
 
2013-04-21 06:01:44 PM

secularsage: The problem is that now, we've run out of good stuff to re-air, and we're at the point where we're recycling everything that was good because the people who grew up on it are now in the cartoon industry.


Or finally giving some of the proven published stuff a chance on the silver screen.

I'm only a handful of years older than Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, but its not until now that it's been given a chance as a serious anime.

Let's be honest, the OVA were pretty terrible. It had its moments, but it was pretty terrible compared to other animation of its era.

But the new tv series has been amazing, and pretty faithful to the series.

My only hope is that they actually do the whole series, and not just the first 3 parts. =/
 
2013-04-21 06:01:46 PM
No good anime these days? AND you hold up Princess Jellyfish as an exception?!?? Someone needs to write Topless Robot in their Death Note. Anime that I have purchased in the past 6 months (several were a double-dip to upgrade to Blu-ray):

Bunny Drop
Clannad
Clannad Afterstory
ef: A Tale of Memories
ef: A Tale of Melodies
Fractale
Grave of the Fireflies
Haibane Renmei
Steins; Gate 1 & 2
Strike Witches 1 & 2
Summer Wars
Tsubasa 1 & 2

Granted, not every title there is one of those 'Super Mondo Choice Have-To-Have Awesome Titles". But they are all watchable, entertaining, and not something to be embarrassed to admit to watching or liking.

/still waiting for more Miyazaki stuff to come out on Blu-ray
//more Makoto Shinkai stuff needs to be on Blu-ray too
 
2013-04-21 06:05:16 PM
Ranma 1/2

/that is all
 
2013-04-21 06:05:52 PM

teto85: Durn 403 Forbidden[animepast.net image 800x600]


Thank you sir.
If I didnt' see it in a quick scroll through, I was going to add it.

Lovely Angels!
 
2013-04-21 06:08:25 PM

Zombie DJ: I tried to watch Iron Man: Rise of the Technovores and couldn't.
It was so farking boring. The mouths moved liked puppets.

/and just sayin', I also work in a comic book. We sell MAYBE one Manga book a month (besides Pokemon).
It's pretty much a dead genre where we are at.


I find that rather surprising. The manga section in Barnes & Noble seems to get a new shelf each year. Maybe manga fans just go to B&N to buy?

/i don't read much in the way of either comics or manga, so I don't really have a dog in this fight
//just an observation
 
2013-04-21 06:08:43 PM
the anime of the 1990's at least didn't look like it was drawn/conceived of by the same people who do anime porn
 
2013-04-21 06:10:21 PM
I take it the author has never watched the newest Berserk movies.
 
2013-04-21 06:24:59 PM

Dinobot: BattleFrenchie28: ApatheticMonkey: BattleFrenchie28: But the Jojo's Bizarre Adventure anime adaptation is coming out now.

Can the 90's say that?

Kind of?

[i0.kym-cdn.com image 465x344]
/hot like steel balls
//I doubt they're going to get to Steel Ball Run...

I really hope they do Steel Ball Run and Stone Ocean... You can't go wrong with using a memory of the Miami Dolphins as an attack!


I don't doubt they'll do Stone Ocean (Jolyne is even in the first opening)
/the internet  needs Jolyne's middle finger montage in animated gif form
 
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