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2013-04-21 09:18:07 PM
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2013-04-21 09:21:12 PM
Dinobot: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.


You're the first person in a while to not refer to part 4 as DIAMOND IS NOT CRASH.
 
2013-04-21 09:24:48 PM

NeoCortex42: And I thought I was the only one who watched Midori Days. I never see anyone mention it.


The thing about Midori Days is that it's (IMHO) average. It's not bad but there were plenty of other things from the same time period to talk about. It just kinda gets lost in the shuffle. I do have a copy on my shelf (maybe one of these days I'll put a picture in my profile).

Azumanga Daioh was perfect. I just wish a similar show would be made out of Yotsuba. Doesn't look likely, though.

Never could get into that one. Same with School Rumble. I've tried to watch both but lose interest early on. BUT, they do have some very funny moments. Such as this or this.  Yotsuba would be funny, especially the cicada hunting story. Sort of the same but not really, you might want to check out Chii's Sweet Home. There's 110 or so episodes but they're all very short (about 5 min each). Chii's visit to the vet had me busting a gut.
 
2013-04-21 09:26:54 PM

BattleFrenchie28: Dinobot: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.

You're the first person in a while to not refer to part 4 as DIAMOND IS NOT CRASH.


I prefer the fan-name of that series. As much as I like Araki, his engrish is pretty bad at times, specially Diamond is not crash.

/Part 4 has one of the best villains ever in Kira
//Still the part I like the least.
 
2013-04-21 09:27:28 PM

WippitGuud: Books in general are a dead genre...


Not true. We're selling more comics now than we have in 3 years.
Novels on the other hand, yes. We've given up on them. We stopped ordering novels months ago.
 
2013-04-21 09:28:00 PM

Drakin020: 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.


Now I'm curious.
 
2013-04-21 09:32:15 PM

DigitalCoffee: NeoCortex42: And I thought I was the only one who watched Midori Days. I never see anyone mention it.

The thing about Midori Days is that it's (IMHO) average. It's not bad but there were plenty of other things from the same time period to talk about. It just kinda gets lost in the shuffle. I do have a copy on my shelf (maybe one of these days I'll put a picture in my profile).

Azumanga Daioh was perfect. I just wish a similar show would be made out of Yotsuba. Doesn't look likely, though.

Never could get into that one. Same with School Rumble. I've tried to watch both but lose interest early on. BUT, they do have some very funny moments. Such as this or this.  Yotsuba would be funny, especially the cicada hunting story. Sort of the same but not really, you might want to check out Chii's Sweet Home. There's 110 or so episodes but they're all very short (about 5 min each). Chii's visit to the vet had me busting a gut.


Yeah, Midori Days was really nothing special.  It was a decent show that I enjoyed, but I just never see it show up anywhere in any discussions.

I'm going to check out Chii's Sweet Home.  I just watched the first episode on YouTube and it looks like it could be a fun show to watch an episode now and then.
 
2013-04-21 09:35:12 PM
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I wish I were a bird.
 
2013-04-21 09:41:32 PM

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


Yeah, first anime I ever watched and loved.  Also liked Pokemon, Cowboy Bebop, One Piece (not the horrible dub, though), Now & Then, Here & There, and Kurogane Communication.


/subby
 
2013-04-21 09:54:48 PM

CptnSpldng: Haven't heard anyone mention it - or it snuck past me - but what's your take on "Paranoia Agent?"


"Happy Family Values" was one of the single best episodes of any anime to come down the pike in the past decade.
 
2013-04-21 10:00:23 PM

Drakin020: 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.


Could you be looking for the "Gall Force" series of movies?
 
2013-04-21 10:04:13 PM

rewind2846: Could you be looking for the "Gall Force" series of movies?


I thought about Gall Force, but didn't Gall Force come out in the late 80s instead?
 
2013-04-21 10:06:59 PM

doglover: It's actually true. Anime today is really very cookie cutter. Much moreso than in the past. Sure, you have original stuff like One Piece, but the vast majority is rehashed cliches so much so you can tell what role a character will play just by looking at her. Besides, One Piece is from 1997, so it technically counts as 90's anyway.


Pretty much this.  There are the rare exceptions (read: "Death Note", "Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex"), but for the most part that's true.
 
2013-04-21 10:08:30 PM

thamike: RedPhoenix122: thamike: The anime of the 80s was even cooler.

[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 283x212][upload.wikimedia.org image 210x296][img703.imageshack.us image 261x295]

Okay, the last one was 79, but the 70s were cooler too.  There's a reason why the late 70s and 80s are called the Golden Age of Anime, and the 90s aren't it.

Except for maybe Ghost in the Shell.

You missed one:

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I missed quite a few.

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G-Force, for example, which was awesome.


And now Japan's putting out a live action version.  That's...gonna be interesting.
 
2013-04-21 10:09:57 PM

texdent: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x637]
First anime I watched and recognized it for being anime.


First anime I watched since Voltron in the 80s...and LOVE IT!
 
2013-04-21 10:12:01 PM

WelldeadLink: Recent stuff too cookie cutter? Sure.
[i.imgur.com image 750x600]  Ah! My Goddess


Now THAT was fun.  I enjoyed it.
 
2013-04-21 10:13:13 PM

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

You are now sad.

[www.trilobite.org image 297x179]

Now you are not.


Hehe, I remember that one.  Gratuitous bouncing breasts all around on that one.
 
2013-04-21 10:13:54 PM

LucklessWonder: ...about half of Akira when I was way too drunk to follow the plot...


That has nothing to do with being too drunk, you really can't understand Akira's plot unless you read the manga. I'm not even being all hipstery, "Oh you'll never get the nuance unless you read the original book in its original language." either. The manga ran for a very long time (8 years and a little over 2000 pages all told). A lot is going to get cut, an hour and a half just isn't enough time to hit even all the major plot points.

As for anime in the 90's back then you had what they gave us. Sailor Moon, Dragonball Z (partial), ect. Now one can download a show 24 hours after it aired with English subs in full 720p/1080p (depending on the source). The saturation is so much higher these days. Also Hunter x Hunter is entering the Chimera Ant arc (a show that ran in the 90's that got a reboot in 2010) and Shingeki no Kyojin is shaping up to be good.
 
2013-04-21 10:16:24 PM
Dinobot:I prefer the fan-name of that series. As much as I like Araki, his engrish is pretty bad at times, specially Diamond is not crash.

/Part 4 has one of the best villains ever in Kira
//Still the part I like the least.


I'm not saying the name Diamond is not crash is better then Diamond is Unbreakable.  It's funnier, but not better.
 
2013-04-21 10:17:55 PM

Dinobot: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x637]

Gimme your strength, Pegasus!!!


Uuggh! I could never sit through an entire episode of St. Seiya, out of worry that if I did, I'd get a certificate via FedEx the next day declaring that I was Officially Gay.
 
2013-04-21 10:18:05 PM
NeoCortex42:  I'm going to check out Chii's Sweet Home.  I just watched the first episode on YouTube and it looks like it could be a fun show to watch an episode now and then.

Found it. Someone strung the 4 episodes together (minus the OP)of the vet visit (almost 10 min total). Enjoy.
 
2013-04-21 10:19:59 PM
But on a 90's anime subject, let me just say that Lodoss War is what the Dungeons & Dragons saturday morning show SHOULD have been like, imo.

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2013-04-21 10:23:27 PM

ambercat: 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.

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Utena looked amazing. Unfortunately the only copy I ever got my hands on didn't have subtitles.
 
2013-04-21 10:25:18 PM
TFA: The characters cry, lash out in anger, feel resigned to reality or, in the case of Edward, leave the ship.

Ed (and Ein) actually leave 2 episodes before the finale ("Hard Luck Woman"), and not in response to Spike going after Vicious.

/Damn if I don't cry every time at the end of that episode.
 
2013-04-21 10:26:53 PM

Dinobot: rewind2846: Could you be looking for the "Gall Force" series of movies?

I thought about Gall Force, but didn't Gall Force come out in the late 80s instead?


I guess... last one (Revolution) came out in 1996... series started in 1986... but Drakin020 might have seen it later than that. Time lag from Japan and all that. I didn't see the first one myself till 2001, and couldn't get the dvds I wanted until 2008.
 
2013-04-21 10:27:43 PM

TV's Vinnie: But on a 90's anime subject, let me just say that Lodoss War is what the Dungeons & Dragons saturday morning show SHOULD have been like, imo.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x637]


There's a reason for that.  The story was based on a tabletop rpg session.
 
2013-04-21 10:29:19 PM

PsyLord: Some of the ones I enjoyed:

[cdn.myanimelist.net image 205x265]


Seitokai Yakuin-dono.   Japan's answer to Beavis and Butt-Head.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.  Sometimes you get tired of philosophical meanderings and layered Message, and just want to laugh at crude jokes and the class president getting humped by a deer.
 
2013-04-21 10:29:38 PM

TV's Vinnie: Dinobot: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x637]

Gimme your strength, Pegasus!!!

Uuggh! I could never sit through an entire episode of St. Seiya, out of worry that if I did, I'd get a certificate via FedEx the next day declaring that I was Officially Gay.


The new ova is pretty badass, even if the designs remain true to their pretty boy origins.

Heck, the fights were always pretty badass, in the original series and the new series.
 
2013-04-21 10:30:11 PM

ZGMF X10A: giant robots are lame.


Whore mouth.  Shut it.
 
2013-04-21 10:30:32 PM

Old enough to know better: ambercat: 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.

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Utena looked amazing. Unfortunately the only copy I ever got my hands on didn't have subtitles.


Utena is amazing, but it has a high degree of wtf and all sorts of bizarre shiat going on in the series (although some of it is fairly funny, a lot of it is fairly dark in a very 'we as society ignore this therefore it doesn't exist' sort of way).  The movie isn't connected to the series, and, I kid you not, the final boss in the movie is the Disney castle.

And they never do really explain the giant upside down castle in the sky, but the apocalypse worshiping rape/slave cult is fairly well written out.

/that series is nearly as farked up as Eva, but in a much more pleasant, easier to handle way
 
2013-04-21 10:30:38 PM

BattleFrenchie28: Dinobot:I prefer the fan-name of that series. As much as I like Araki, his engrish is pretty bad at times, specially Diamond is not crash.

/Part 4 has one of the best villains ever in Kira
//Still the part I like the least.

I'm not saying the name Diamond is not crash is better then Diamond is Unbreakable.  It's funnier, but not better.


It's so hard to find Jojo fans... what's your favorite part?
 
2013-04-21 10:31:51 PM

ambercat: 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 image 650x488]


Watched Utena and found it interesting.  This one however:

cdn.myanimelist.net

Is simply epic.
 
2013-04-21 10:33:46 PM

Galileo's Daughter: ColSanders: Came here for Star Blazers respect.  Leaving satisfied.

Yeah, first anime I ever watched and loved.  Also liked Pokemon, Cowboy Bebop, One Piece (not the horrible dub, though), Now & Then, Here & There, and Kurogane Communication.


/subby


Bebop and Sailor Moon are part of my "Can rewatch infinite times and never get bored" list.
 
2013-04-21 10:35:38 PM

Dinobot: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x478]
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.


....wait, when did Sebastian become a bartender?
 
2013-04-21 10:38:22 PM

Rwa2play: Galileo's Daughter: ColSanders: Came here for Star Blazers respect.  Leaving satisfied.

Yeah, first anime I ever watched and loved.  Also liked Pokemon, Cowboy Bebop, One Piece (not the horrible dub, though), Now & Then, Here & There, and Kurogane Communication.


/subby

Bebop and Sailor Moon are part of my "Can rewatch infinite times and never get bored" list.


Forgot to add:

Read Or Die:

24.media.tumblr.com

And it's sequel, R.O.D the TV:

www.animepalm.tv
 
2013-04-21 10:45:14 PM

Rwa2play: And it's sequel, R.O.D the TV:


Great show.  I love the soundtrack for it.  It also has what is probably my favorite DVD Special Edition Case (a book-style case), because it fit the show perfectly and was actually practical to use.

For anybody that wants something with slightly less weird than some of the titles in this thread, check out Kids on the Slope.  It has Watanabe and Yoko Kanno working together again on a 60's period piece centered around jazz music.
 
2013-04-21 10:55:41 PM
I never buy into the whole "X was better back in Y" arguments.  The way I see it, falling into that nostalgia trap is how you end up a grumpy old guy yelling at kids to get off your lawn.  I'll keep finding and enjoying new stuff up until the day I die, be it anime, music, movies, games, whatever.
 
2013-04-21 10:59:20 PM
In the 90s it was called Japanimation, not this pretentious "Amime" they call it today.
 
2013-04-21 11:03:17 PM

Dinobot: BattleFrenchie28: Dinobot:I prefer the fan-name of that series. As much as I like Araki, his engrish is pretty bad at times, specially Diamond is not crash.

/Part 4 has one of the best villains ever in Kira
//Still the part I like the least.

I'm not saying the name Diamond is not crash is better then Diamond is Unbreakable.  It's funnier, but not better.

It's so hard to find Jojo fans... what's your favorite part?


I haven't gotten around to finishing parts 5 and 6 yet but I find myself liking Steel Ball Run the most. Yours?
/near the end of part 4 had the best art, i think. Everyone tends to look alike after that
//parts 2 and 4 are very close behind
 
2013-04-21 11:03:28 PM

ambercat: 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 image 650x488]


Oh, believe me, you are far from the only one who liked Revolutionary Girl Utena. Have you seen Princess Tutu, by any chance? Here's a surprisingly non-spoilery taste from one of the greatest anime music videos ever made.
 
2013-04-21 11:06:39 PM

Rwa2play: ambercat: 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 image 650x488]

Watched Utena and found it interesting.  This one however:

[cdn.myanimelist.net image 225x306]

Is simply epic.


Your position on Utena is blasphemous, but that picture you've linked looks interesting. What's the show called?
 
2013-04-21 11:07:19 PM

BattleFrenchie28: I haven't gotten around to finishing parts 5 and 6 yet but I find myself liking Steel Ball Run the most. Yours?


I love SBR, Stone Ocean and Stardust Crusaders.

I really don't like Diamond is Unbreakable, although I like Kira as a villain. I like Vento Aureo, but I find Diavolo to be lacking as the big bad in that series.
 
2013-04-21 11:11:04 PM
Rwa2play:Watched Utena and found it interesting.  This one however:

[cdn.myanimelist.net image 225x306]

Is simply epic.


I don't see a title, but I swear I've seen this image before. What is it?
 
2013-04-21 11:12:06 PM
Guys you all forgot:

Blue Wave
Lockdown 2040
Kitty Hit!
Downtown Station Runner Shigeru
Rez/Style
Samurai no Kazoku (Vengeance Guy in the US)
Eternal Wife
Vampire Coven
Vampire Coven Nega
Gunsword
Yoshi: The Last Jet
Kimikimi Farm
G.R.E.N.A.D.E. HIgh
Uncle Panda
 
2013-04-21 11:16:55 PM
Anime has not actually changed in the last 20 years, westerners have just gotten more exposure from it since. The more hardcore anime fans in the west were complaining about the exact same thing back then:
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Dinobot:

It's so hard to find Jojo fans... what's your favorite part?

I liked 7 the most probably, and then 2 and 4 tied for second place.
 
2013-04-21 11:21:39 PM
I watched 8th MS Team just a couple years after getting out of the Army, and lemme tell you, it felt authentic.Obviously sci-fi and all that, but the human interactions really felt true to me.
 
2013-04-21 11:25:07 PM

VaportrailFilms: Rwa2play:Watched Utena and found it interesting.  This one however:

[cdn.myanimelist.net image 225x306]

Is simply epic.

I don't see a title, but I swear I've seen this image before. What is it?


Seirei no Moribito (Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit).  Production I.G., great story, awesome fight sequences.

Short trailer
Longer trailer (some early episode spoilers)
 
2013-04-21 11:26:51 PM

VaportrailFilms: Rwa2play:Watched Utena and found it interesting.  This one however:

[cdn.myanimelist.net image 225x306]

Is simply epic.

I don't see a title, but I swear I've seen this image before. What is it?


Moribito
 
2013-04-21 11:36:06 PM

Do you hate anime?  The oversized eyes, the improbable bodily proportions?  Well, don't blame Japan.  Blame America.  Yep.  That brand of terrorism is home grown, my friends.  See, the guy who basically invented Anime was a very particular fan of...

i301.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-21 11:36:49 PM
Here, get nostalgic with this - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rrpgt/robotech-rpg-tacticstm


Now you can run around your living room with Rick Hunter shooting pods!
 
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