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2013-04-21 06:26:36 PM  

RookStar: I take it the author has never watched the newest Berserk movies.


New Berserk movies?! Oh man, I need to look into that. I hope they kept the music from the series, which was AMAZING.
 
2013-04-21 06:26:48 PM  
Stupid article.

- if you just permutate the opposed examples, most of her points fall into pieces
- the author opposes, most of the time, manga adaptations to original anime. Doesn't work like that. If you decide to shoot down in flames Bleach for being dumb (which it totally is) in a paragraph, perhaps you should oppose it not to Tenchi Muyo but rather to DBZ which was equally stupid as well as an adaptation of an over-popular shonen
- 'plots made more sense'. One word: Evangelion.
- a problem with Geass' character design? So did I until I really started watching it and found the anime to be glorious
- the fact that I did love Cowboy Bebop and Trigun but despised Gundam for being cookie-cutter BS makes me think the author doesn't miss 90's anime, she just misses being the age she was then.

I can't seem to find an interesting anime, nowadays, mostly because I don't have much time to watch any but also because I do find the plots of the one I try to watch either too dumb or too complex. But I don't think anime changed, I just got older.

That said, I'll take any recommendation from farkers.

/read a bit of the author's blog, we're definitively not on the same page
//thanks for the list, DigitalCoffee!
 
2013-04-21 06:29:38 PM  
I've never been a fan of anime but a friend convinced me to watch bebop back in '03.

/really liked bebop
//everything else I've seen I have no interest in.
///it's like banging a 10 first and never finding another. Everything else is lacking.
 
2013-04-21 06:30:25 PM  
IMO: Recent Anime series I've enjoyed include Gurren Lagann and High School of the Dead.

I loved FMA and FMA:B but that was early 2000s right?
 
2013-04-21 06:30:26 PM  
I know very little about what's popular right now, but I'm always suspicious of articles that talk about how much better things were in the old days.

That said, moe needs to be put to rest.
 
2013-04-21 06:31:06 PM  
To the guy who posted the Soul Eater pic; you must be inferring that it is inferior to its counterparts from the past, yes?

That show started awesome and then lost its way before being half-finished. The ending is my least favorite of any show I've ever seen. How are you going to pull us along with 50 episodes, forget about the plot of killing witches and turning into a Deathscythe, and then defeat the biggest badass on the planet -- who just kicked the ass of Death himself -- with a balled up fist of courage? WTF? It's a shame. I know the manga is still going on, so I hope it was a case of the show extending passed what had been written for the manga and making up some weird shiat to end the show (I'm looking at you, Hellsing).

There are some bright spots today. Gurren Lagann kicks universal amounts of ass (literally). The Hellsing OVA series is very, very entertaining. Kids on the Slope (too lazy to look up the japanese title) is a great story, and there is still wacky fun stuff like Panty and Stocking; which despite its silliness, still has a better story than most as of late. If you want real wacky, check out the Nintendo vs Sega anime (once again, too lazy to look up japanese title).
 
2013-04-21 06:32:06 PM  

RookStar: I take it the author has never watched the newest Berserk movies.


Those are really great. Shrunk the whole anime series into a few hours but somehow didn't cut anything important out.
 
2013-04-21 06:32:59 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.


After dealing with comic book and game store owners for 13 years in so sick of the industry.
 
2013-04-21 06:35:39 PM  
Anime ain't what it used to be?

img197.imageshack.us
 
2013-04-21 06:35:51 PM  

BattleFrenchie28: 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


I saw that, the only parts I did not see in the opening montage is Steel Ball Run and Jojolion.

The friend that introduced me to JoJo stopped reading halfway thru SBR -- I got him back into the series by telling him that Jojolion is a retelling of Diamond is Unbreakable.
 
2013-04-21 06:52:14 PM  
Here's some of my favorite anime series:

Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play
Cardcaptor Sakura
Hikaru No Go
Kare Kano
Sailor Moon
Tenchi Muyo
Outlaw Star
Cowboy Bebop
Ghost In The Shell
Death Note
Tiger & Bunny
Urusei Yatsura
Ranma 1/2
 
2013-04-21 06:57:56 PM  

xnewnoisex: damn hotlinking
[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 810x1214]

What show is that?

Now for my soap box-
For the most part I disagree with the article. Is Bebop awesome?- Yes!   Is Shoujo from the 90's better?- Absolutely not. The part about story lines making sense- disagree. Watch Neon Genesis Evangelion-- the end makes no sense whats so ever. (sorry for the spoiler)

I think current stuff can be cookie cutter but so was a lot of the stuff from the 90's and 80's for that matter which was very similar. Honestly watch Devil May Cry and then watch any Shounen/action anime and see if you don't see some similarities.

The current generation of anime has some great shows like Strawberry Marshmallow, Nichijo, Gintama, Mayo Chiki, Toradora, Ghost Hunt, Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka?, and Gosick  to name a few.
It also has some real crap- you have to pick and choose what you watch but then again that has always been the case-- there is just way more out there to pick from. (Higher ratio of OMG to crap than ever before).

I honestly hope as a creative whole or I am going to run out of things to watch.
 
2013-04-21 06:58:12 PM  

Dancis_Frake: - 'plots made more sense'. One word: Evangelion.


This isn't really the best example anymore, as the new movie remakes of Evangelion make even less sense than the original series.

aside:
3rd movie's BD comes out in a few days. Can't wait to see it subtitled so I can finally know what the hell I was watching when I saw it in theaters. My understanding of Japanese is usually about 80%, but that movie was like 20%. Though, with what I did get, I'm not certain understanding 100% would help.
 
2013-04-21 06:59:01 PM  
fantasyanime.com
Tank Police (1988)

www.randomdistribution.com

Record of Lodoss War (1990)

24.media.tumblr.com
Starzinger, aka Spaceketeers (1979)

Just figured I'd post some of my favorites that hadn't already been mentioned.  Most of them already were.  Y'all got some good taste in anime.
 
2013-04-21 06:59:26 PM  

Ed Grubermann: 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 image 481x353]


Surprisingly, one of the best English dubs ever made.   Hellsing is another awesome dub.  Strike that.  The best dub ever!
 
2013-04-21 07:00:13 PM  

Mister Peejay: wraith95:

Spice and Wolf


Holy crap, dude.

One of my friends got me to watch that.

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.


The Romance plot is bigger then the trade plot
 
2013-04-21 07:00:18 PM  
i555.photobucket.com

Words to live by,
 
2013-04-21 07:02:13 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?


Maoyuu Maou Yuusha was great- like Spice and Wolf but with a less complicated plot
 
2013-04-21 07:10:02 PM  
Screw series...

www.maroonersrock.com

3.bp.blogspot.com

4.bp.blogspot.com

s3.amazonaws.com

www.frontrowreviews.co.uk

80s/90s movies all the way
 
2013-04-21 07:11:05 PM  
giant robots are lame.
 
2013-04-21 07:12:59 PM  

ZGMF X10A: giant robots are lame.


You shut your blasphemous mouth!
 
2013-04-21 07:13:32 PM  

Dancis_Frake: Stupid article.

- a problem with Geass' character design? So did I until I really started watching it and found the anime to be glorious


I find it funny that she bashes Geass and later gushes about Cardcaptor Sakura--both series' character designs were done by CLAMP!
 
2013-04-21 07:16:52 PM  
Elfin Lied? That was amazing.

And turned me inside out.

/Puppies.
 
2013-04-21 07:23:14 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
I find this anime to be so simple yet amazing. The production quality is actually pretty poor vis a vis more popular series... but what lacks in production makes up in content.

It's just a bartender... and the story of the people that visit his bar... amazing how such a simple premise can be quite entertaining.
 
2013-04-21 07:23:53 PM  

Dancis_Frake: Stupid article.

That said, I'll take any recommendation from farkers.

/read a bit of the author's blog, we're definitively not on the same page
//thanks for the list, DigitalCoffee!


Quite welcome. Better list in my profile with the caveat that not all titles are to everyone's taste (which should be obvious but often isn't). Look up the interesting ones on Anime News Network which usually has links to Crunchyroll and Hulu for the series that are free online to watch (although some of my recommendations are now OOP). RightStuf (Nozomi and Lucky Penny) and Funimation often have episodes up (for limited time) on Youtube (which they usually announce on their Facebook pages).

One MAJOR point that TFA fails to point out is that 90%+ of the anime from the 90's is FOREVER OUT OF PRINT. It doesn't do very well to say "Hey, that was a super fantastic awesome show that came out in 1995!" when no one can buy or watch it! Hell, many things that came out in the early 00's are now out of print.
 
2013-04-21 07:25:57 PM  
RatMaster999: fantasyanime.com 
Tank Police (1988)

i.imgur.com Girls und Panzer (2012)

Nope, not at all repetitive.
 
2013-04-21 07:27:03 PM  
Dinobot:
It's just a bartender... and the story of the people that visit his bar... amazing how such a simple premise can be quite entertaining.

Hell, Cheers ran with that for 10 years.
 
2013-04-21 07:40:37 PM  

The_EliteOne: ZGMF X10A: giant robots are lame.

You shut your blasphemous mouth!


Yeah I'm just in denial. I may be a slut for mecha.  GX 9901 DX is a god damned sex machine.
 
2013-04-21 07:44:47 PM  
I do think that the number of stock characters has dropped pretty dramatically over the last few decades: 90s anime was no less dependent on them, but it drew them from a larger pool. Nowadays it seems to be all about dichotomy: males have the berserker versus the bishounen, and females have the tsundere versus the moeblob, and that accounts for almost everything.
 
2013-04-21 07:44:49 PM  
I can't believe I'm the only one who liked Revolutionary Girl Utena. That and Sailor Moon have to be my two favorite shoujo series.

i34.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-21 07:48:58 PM  
Some of the ones I enjoyed:

www.animeultima.tv

www.animeout.com

cdn.myanimelist.net

images3.wikia.nocookie.net

cdn.myanimelist.net
 
2013-04-21 07:52:44 PM  
Obvious tag too busy to be used? I recently watched Macross Frontier, I wasn't overly disappointed but I wasn't impressed either. There were alot of scenes that took directly from the original which took away from the excitement of seeing new anime. Now, I'm not sure if this is common for the rest of anime, but I'm not impressed enough to watch new stuff.
 
2013-04-21 07:56:53 PM  

Lunger42: Obvious tag too busy to be used? I recently watched Macross Frontier, I wasn't overly disappointed but I wasn't impressed either. There were alot of scenes that took directly from the original which took away from the excitement of seeing new anime. Now, I'm not sure if this is common for the rest of anime, but I'm not impressed enough to watch new stuff.


It's really hard to beat Macross:DYRL and Macross Plus tbh.

Proof:  http://youtu.be/wckZcVFLU24
http://youtu.be/5hJepWBUqZk
 
2013-04-21 07:58:48 PM  

Kiriyama9000: That show started awesome and then lost its way before being half-finished. The ending is my least favorite of any show I've ever seen.


Series based on Manga that haven't finished yet tend to have disjointed and disappointing endings. See Claymore, Hellsing, et al, since it's the studio, and not the original mangaka, that has to come up with it.
 
2013-04-21 08:01:08 PM  

Ginnungagap42: Anime ain't what it used to be?

[img197.imageshack.us image 600x450]


This thread has Anime Freddie.  It is now complete.
 
2013-04-21 08:03:36 PM  

WelldeadLink: Nope, not at all repetitive.


They both have tanks, but beyond that they are about as dissimilar as series can get.
Do you consider Primer and Back to The Future repetitive?
 
2013-04-21 08:07:11 PM  

Cubicle Jockey: WelldeadLink: Nope, not at all repetitive.

They both have tanks, but beyond that they are about as dissimilar as series can get.
Do you consider Primer and Back to The Future repetitive?


Examine my post more carefully.
 
2013-04-21 08:07:20 PM  

PsyLord: Some of the ones I enjoyed:

[www.animeultima.tv image 200x200]

[www.animeout.com image 200x149]

[cdn.myanimelist.net image 205x265]

[images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 203x151]

[cdn.myanimelist.net image 204x318]


And I thought I was the only one who watched Midori Days. I never see anyone mention it.

Azumanga Daioh was perfect. I just wish a similar show would be made out of Yotsuba. Doesn't look likely, though.
 
2013-04-21 08:30:46 PM  

Techhell: Antimatter: Techhell: Nefarious: There is always much higher ratio between shiat and gems then you remember.  Since the shiat is forgotten.

I refuse to let an insult to Battle Athletes: Victory go unrefuted! It most certainly is NOT forgotten in this corner of the Animeverseaxy-thing.

So wish that show had a re-release on DVD or blu-ray, been out of print for like a decade.

... until a few months ago, I had it on VHS. <.< >.> (Well, I had my ancient VHS copies. Don't know if they worked since I tossed out my VCR like 8 years ago, and the wife asked me politely to "do something about that brick".)

Ah well. Maybe it's on a torrent or something, and I can burn it to DVD.

/*ponders*


I've seen the dvds posted on the newsgroups (a.b.dvd.anime), but that was a couple of years ago... almost 1100 days according to my sources... all 8 volumes. Stll there, if you use a service like Usenet server that keeps stuff for 1700 days. Just look for "(AnimeMaster) Next on Survivor: (00 of 48) "Battle Athletes Victory"

Downloaded it not knowing what it was, have watched them twice now. Great series.
 
2013-04-21 08:34:46 PM  
Oh, and nothing beats Knight Sabers. NOTHING.
/gotta go tend my lawn
 
2013-04-21 08:37:02 PM  
cdn.myanimelist.net

I still find Planetes to be one of the best anime I have ever seen.  Yes, I love me some Utena and Cowboy BeBop and even RahXephon and Eva, but Planetes was just beautiful in a way that very few other series can even try to attempt.

I don't keep up with anime much anymore, a lot of it is highly repetitive or just something I don't want to watch.  But then I look at American television and I realize that a lot of it is also the same, I pick and choose what I think is quality now rather than quantity.  When I was a teenager I couldn't get enough so I was watching damn near every magical girl series and fighting anime that existed.  Now I want a plot line and decent animation.  Not everything can be Gunslinger Girl or Ghost in the Shell: SAC.

Scary point: Ghost in the Shell: SAC is now nearly ten years old.  Yeah.  Who here remembers waiting week to week for the Laughing Man fansubs to come out, and watching the series in Japanese anyway trying to pick up plot points and laughing when you were proven wrong about theories?

Damn I'm getting old.

/yes, I sat through The Endless Eight
//it actually brings a lot more power to the movie
/that movie nearly made me weep because of how I felt about Yuki and what she suffered through
 
2013-04-21 08:40:01 PM  

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: yes, I sat through The Endless Eight
//it actually brings a lot more power to the movie
/that movie nearly made me weep because of how I felt about Yuki and what she suffered through


The movie was great, but I was surprised at how different in tone it was compared to the regular series (especially the first one).  It was nowhere near the ADHD levels of the show.
 
2013-04-21 08:47:02 PM  
I still can't stand anything Gundam because my college dorm roommate would watch nothing but it all the freaking time.
 
2013-04-21 08:47:16 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-21 08:48:23 PM  

WelldeadLink: Cubicle Jockey: WelldeadLink: Nope, not at all repetitive.

They both have tanks, but beyond that they are about as dissimilar as series can get.
Do you consider Primer and Back to The Future repetitive?

Examine my post more carefully.



Not getting it.
 
2013-04-21 08:56:55 PM  
Haven't heard anyone mention it - or it snuck past me - but what's your take on "Paranoia Agent?"
 
2013-04-21 08:59:04 PM  

Cubicle Jockey: WelldeadLink: Cubicle Jockey: WelldeadLink: Nope, not at all repetitive.

They both have tanks, but beyond that they are about as dissimilar as series can get.
Do you consider Primer and Back to The Future repetitive?

Examine my post more carefully.


Not getting it.


I agree both series are different. There's a joke in the presentation. If someone gets it, "Groan" will be sufficient comment.
 
2013-04-21 09:00:31 PM  
I feel like I've been searching for this Anime for years, and I haven't been able to find it. So maybe one of you farkers can help.
I'll warn you, this is a tricky one.

It came on when I was a kid (Currently 28) sometime in the 90's. I'd say later 95-99, that time-frame. It was an anime movie (Not a series that I know of) about these chicks on this space ship, and they had mechs they could fight with. But like you discovered that like some or all of the girls were like...mechanical, and throughout the movie, they died off one by one as a result of something. (Battle or whatever) and at the end, there is this one girl left, and like...it ends with her dying while this planet explodes or something.

Yeah I know, lacking in detail, but I remember it being so badass, but I've yet to find it anywhere on the internet.
 
2013-04-21 09:09:36 PM  

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: [cdn.myanimelist.net image 225x300]

I still find Planetes to be one of the best anime I have ever seen.  Yes, I love me some Utena and Cowboy BeBop and even RahXephon and Eva, but Planetes was just beautiful in a way that very few other series can even try to attempt.

I don't keep up with anime much anymore, a lot of it is highly repetitive or just something I don't want to watch.  But then I look at American television and I realize that a lot of it is also the same, I pick and choose what I think is quality now rather than quantity.  When I was a teenager I couldn't get enough so I was watching damn near every magical girl series and fighting anime that existed.  Now I want a plot line and decent animation.  Not everything can be Gunslinger Girl or Ghost in the Shell: SAC.

Scary point: Ghost in the Shell: SAC is now nearly ten years old.  Yeah.  Who here remembers waiting week to week for the Laughing Man fansubs to come out, and watching the series in Japanese anyway trying to pick up plot points and laughing when you were proven wrong about theories?

Damn I'm getting old.

/yes, I sat through The Endless Eight
//it actually brings a lot more power to the movie
/that movie nearly made me weep because of how I felt about Yuki and what she suffered through


Back in the day, I bought import Laserdiscs of Evangelion and watched them while reading printouts from the Literal Translation group.

And nothing will ever be a funny as The Golden Boy. Nothing.
 
2013-04-21 09:10:09 PM  

ColSanders: Came here for Star Blazers respect.  Leaving satisfied.


Same here.

/firing the wave motion gun and exiting stage left.
 
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