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2013-04-21 11:37:16 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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Love Utena.  It's one of the few shows I own in multiple versions, the other being Lain.  Was sad when Utena's japanese voice actress died a few years ago form cancer.
 
2013-04-21 11:40:32 PM

Millennium: Here's a surprisingly non-spoilery taste from one of the greatest anime music videos ever made.


It's odd, shows that aren't appealing sometimes make great AMVs.

Such as http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uHRi67mlsc   Nice execution, but the show itself doesn't look terribly interesting.

Or this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cR1eZ-WQ7U   I tried watching this one (Black Lagoon) and wanted to like it, but found the pacing to be annoyingly slow and the characters aren't engaging enough to make it worthwhile.
 
2013-04-21 11:43:25 PM

Antimatter: the other being Lain


Got the "Lunchbox" set.
 
2013-04-21 11:46:14 PM
i677.photobucket.com

I'll take some Cardcaptor Sakura please. Came out at the very tail end of the 90's and I collected all the dvd's religiously as they came out. It managed to be d'aawwwdorable while at the same time staying grounded enough so that you didn't go into diabetic shock while watching. I had super manly online "I only watch DragonballZ" friends who fell in love with this show.
 
2013-04-21 11:47:49 PM

lousyskater: 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:




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.


Sorry for being late. If you live near Lexington Ky, there is an anime mini con coming up. They will have a Jojo posing contest.
 
2013-04-21 11:58:24 PM
Darker Than Black
High School of the Dead
Gun X Sword
Gunslinger Girl
Blastriser
Ergo Proxy
 
2013-04-22 12:06:14 AM

Millennium: 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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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.


"Right now, somebody is seeing La Blue Girl for the first time."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5-ojeEETNc
 
2013-04-22 12:07:26 AM

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: 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


SPOILERS: The manga, series and movie are all the same story, but they're told different ways, because the story itself is treated as mythic, and all the elements you see in the story are symbolic. In the case of the movie, I would say the upside-down castle represents the inversion of the be a princess/get saved by a prince trope that many fairy tales are based on. It's basically saying that fairy tales are backwards and unreal. Anthy is an inverted princess, turned into a witch by trying to keep a prince for the world to have and be rescued by. The prince turns out to actually be a destructive force, trapped and angry at being forced into his role, and even trying to replace the evil prince with a good one, fails. The only thing that works, is the people who are trying to be the prince and princess, rejecting the concept entirely and moving on to a new world. In each iteration it happens slightly differently, in two versions (the movie and the movie manga) Utena and Anthy go together. In the first manga version and the series, Utena goes first, and Anthy follows after her, beginning her own version of the hero's journey. In the manga you see Anthy dressed in Utena's old prince outfit, in the series, you see her leaving dressed in a feminine pink dress suit.
 
2013-04-22 12:07:40 AM
And then there's this, where it takes at least six episodes to power up a single attack
www.dbzwarriors.com
 
2013-04-22 12:11:53 AM

Millennium: 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.


No, I haven't, but I'll have to check it out sometime~
 
2013-04-22 12:14:06 AM
I will not comment on "x better than y", but I do prefer hand drawn over computer animated.

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2013-04-22 12:14:40 AM
Manga is where it's at.  I'm years ahead of you jokers and your anime.  And all the best manga get picked up as anime anyway.  I've been ahead of the curve for half a decade now.  When you run out of anime to watch, you'll become me as well.  One of us. One of us.
 
2013-04-22 12:22:30 AM

texdent: And then there's this, where it takes at least six episodes to power up a single attack
[www.dbzwarriors.com image 850x637]


That just gives you more time to get snacks. Spirit bombs take work.
 
2013-04-22 12:39:09 AM
farking anime hipsters. there's a farking hipster for everything....
 
2013-04-22 12:39:34 AM
Still my personal all time favorite.

24.media.tumblr.com

/hotty hot hot
 
2013-04-22 12:40:32 AM

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.


One Piece is bland Shonen Jump pablum; Shonen stuff like One Piece is the most formulaic and anodyne stuff out there on the market.

The reason "90s" anime was better was because you were seeing the creme-of-the-crop  in the US. Now, with easy access to everything that gets made in Japan via the internet, you can watch all the really shiatty series that never got brought over the Pacific, and also the good but really crazy ones that nobody thought US audiences would understand.

And deep, well-written, involving anime is still being made; hell, one of the best Formalist directors on the planet is working at Studio SHAFT right now making series about the female struggle for self-worth in inherently patriarchal modern societies, about the ways emotional trauma and family can be overwhelming for teenagers, about the heroism of being there to support people in saving themselves. Hell, even some really porny series, like Dance in the Vampire Bund, deal allegorically with rather heavy social and political topics, and that's all stuff firmly in the "Pop" category of anime; outside of that you've got the Avante Garde stuff that's intentionally aiming for art and allegory first-and-foremost, and that's far more literary and philosophical.

There are series out there with well-written realistic characters (of both genders), dealing expertly, engagingly, and humorously with heavy philosophical, political, and psychological issues, you just have to look for them and be open to finding them in absurdist works like Humanity Has Declined. That article was crap; boring, lazily written get-off-my-lawnism.
 
2013-04-22 12:41:24 AM

Antimatter: 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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Love Utena.  It's one of the few shows I own in multiple versions, the other being Lain.  Was sad when Utena's japanese voice actress died a few years ago form cancer.


I liked the movie but couldn't get into the series,  I'm more a fan of action though with Macross Frontier and the recent Gundams as favorites.  The release schedule of Gundam Unicorn is enough to make someone commit murder.
 
2013-04-22 12:48:52 AM

doglover: Voiceofreason01: Not really.

Yes really.

I'm not saying there's not good anime today, but the signal to noise ratio is a lot worse. I've been in Akihabara often for the past decade, I've kept my fingers near the pulse. Evangelion is STILL POPULAR. Dragon Ball Z has a new movie in theaters NOW. I live near freakin' Sunrise HQ for chrisakes. I can see what they're up to now and it's just not as popular amongst the young'ins as some of the older stuff.

My theory is complicated but it basically boils down to Japanese like cliches and Computers make animation cheaper, so there's more of it. When Gainax first started making movies, you needed a budget for animation. Now you just need a copy of Flash 8.


That's like saying Hollywood keeps rehashing old garbage because audiences prefer it. Audiences watch what gets made; they cannot -by necessity- do anything else. The production houses keep making old IP because old IP is a safe bet, though the new Evangelion stuff I will say falls outside that assertion since it's explicitly a rehashing of the series through the new POV getting through his psyche stuff gave the director. More over, that current fans will also watch things they feel nostalgic about does not also mean they aren't watching new stuff. Successful series are still getting made, and still receiving critical acclaim; the idea that the 5 worthwhile series that came out of the 90s trumps every anime made since 2000 -or even just the 2011 season because holy shiat they had like 6 out-of-the-park series that year- is just absurd.
 
2013-04-22 12:56:20 AM

johnMTS: Antimatter: 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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Love Utena.  It's one of the few shows I own in multiple versions, the other being Lain.  Was sad when Utena's japanese voice actress died a few years ago form cancer.

I liked the movie but couldn't get into the series,  I'm more a fan of action though with Macross Frontier and the recent Gundams as favorites.  The release schedule of Gundam Unicorn is enough to make someone commit murder.


Revolutionary Girl Utena is great, and that Sailor Moon was made in Japan, in the 90s, is one of the big reasons why I respect anime so damn much.
 
2013-04-22 01:01:30 AM

PsyLord: [www.animeout.com image 403x225]
This one was surprisingly interesting.


Secret of the brass balls?
 
2013-04-22 01:01:49 AM
Some more that I've watched and have enjoyed:

Ah! My Goddess
Bastard!
Evagelion
Fate Stay/Night
Fate Zero
Fushigi Yuugi (though Miaka is really annoying)
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Love Hina
 

Saborlas: [i970.photobucket.com image 500x352]

I dunno. I'm enjoying some pretty off-beat stuff. Still waiting on the second season of Panty & Stocking, but Angel Beats is a lovely corruption of the "school life" genre.


I couldn't really get into Panty and Stocking.  I did watch Angel Beats and it was so-so.  Seriously, the end was really WTF since they suddenly have some sort of romantic realization thrown in.
 
2013-04-22 01:02:39 AM

Antimatter: 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]

Love Utena.  It's one of the few shows I own in multiple versions, the other being Lain.  Was sad when Utena's japanese voice actress died a few years ago form cancer.


Utena is one where I actually think the manga, especially the colored manga art is pretty. Usually I don't care for it as much. Saito's coloring is very delicate, if she re-did the whole series in color it would be...amazing. Not all manga artists can do good color work, but she can.

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2013-04-22 01:08:02 AM

johnMTS: Antimatter: 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]

Love Utena.  It's one of the few shows I own in multiple versions, the other being Lain.  Was sad when Utena's japanese voice actress died a few years ago form cancer.

I liked the movie but couldn't get into the series,  I'm more a fan of action though with Macross Frontier and the recent Gundams as favorites.  The release schedule of Gundam Unicorn is enough to make someone commit murder.


Yeah, the series starts out very slow. And Gundam...I haven't watched for a while, since SEED I think.  At a certain point I felt Gundamed out.
 
2013-04-22 01:13:28 AM

The_Time_Master: PsyLord: [www.animeout.com image 403x225]
This one was surprisingly interesting.

Secret of the brass balls?


B Gata H Kei.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B_Gata_H_Kei_Yamada%E2%80%99s_First_Time

Instead of the usual male virgin that's trying to score, the story turns the tables and it's a female virgin that's trying to have 100 sex partners.  Ok, so it sounds hentai, but it's actually a pretty touching story.  It's more of a comedy and coming of age anime.
 
2013-04-22 01:40:03 AM

Rwa2play: WelldeadLink: Recent stuff too cookie cutter? Sure.
[i.imgur.com image 750x600]  Ah! My Goddess

Now THAT was fun.  I enjoyed it.


My sailboat:
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
/the dingy is named Skuld
 
2013-04-22 01:42:07 AM

LowbrowDeluxe: teto85: Dr. Tezuka says "Domo Arigato, little roboto."

[www.japanator.com image 620x350]
I prefer these girls.  All versions

You're aware his name is Astro BOY, yes?

"But..but that can't...I have all these magazines!  Oh god.  Oh god."


I messed up my image-grab.  I meant to put in an image of The Dirty Pair after The Mighty Atom and his sister.  So here's an image of The Lovely Angels just for you.
animationaficionados.com
 
2013-04-22 01:52:50 AM
I'm shocked I wasn't summoned. And am too tired tonight to read this all... tomorrow I will.

But hit me up next time!
 
2013-04-22 01:54:52 AM

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.


waht about samural champloo, elfen lied, HxHxH? There's still good stuff you just gotta sift throught e turds. Both FMA's! for Pete's sake. Excell Saga and Full Metal Panic.
I think she's just biatching.
 
2013-04-22 02:04:19 AM

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.


Sounds like Gunbuster to me.
 
2013-04-22 02:07:24 AM

CptnSpldng: Millennium: 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.

"Right now, somebody is seeing La Blue Girl for the first time."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5-ojeEETNc


I remember seeing that in my college anime club about 10 years ago. Nice to see it making the rounds on YouTube.
 
2013-04-22 02:12:00 AM

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


It's a tour de force. Holds up really well to repeated viewing.
 
2013-04-22 02:37:24 AM
 What anime is cool?

That's right. None anime.
 
2013-04-22 03:19:10 AM
Heron:
And deep, well-written, involving anime is still being made; hell, one of the best Formalist directors on the planet is working at Studio SHAFT right now making series about the female struggle for self-worth in inherently patriarchal modern societies, about the ways emotional trauma and family can be overwhelming for teenagers, about the heroism of being there to support people in saving themselves. Hell, even some really porny series, like Dance in the Vampire Bund, deal allegorically with rather heavy social and political topics, and that's all stuff firmly in the "Pop" category of anime; outside of that you've got the Avante Garde stuff that's intentionally aiming for art and allegory first-and-foremost, and that's far more literary and philosophical.

There are series out there with well-written realistic characters (of both genders), dealing expertly, engagingly, and humorously with heavy philosophical, political, and psychological issues, you just have to look for them and be open to finding them in absurdist works like Humanity Has Declined. That article was crap; boring, lazily written get-off-my-lawnism.


So Alexander Pope was reincarnated and is working in Japan now?
 
Skr
2013-04-22 04:46:33 AM
All comes down to tastes and there are still good ones being made just as there was a lot of crap made back then as well.
Usually jump into the manga first before picking up a show.
Current and long time favorite of mine is One Piece. Long running and fairly consistent blend of action and humor. Was a good migration for me when the Dragon Ball franchise wrapped up. Often finding myself watching Toriko as well... of which I feel compelled to eat while watching.


(The others in the big SJ three, Naruto and Bleach, effectively killed off their fan base nonsensical repetitive with fillers.)


On a side note the new Berserk OVA are pretty wicked, hard to believe that the manga has been going on for over 20 years.
 
2013-04-22 05:03:05 AM
www.hinata.xpg.com.br
Love the heavy metal references and disregard for the 4th wall in this one.  Wish they'd make more and catch up with the manga.

www.oocities.org

Curious to see the new movie versions of this.  Also wish they'd make more of the series.  One of the only fiction worlds where I can imagine people leaving here to vacation in the relatively safe and secure world of Westeros...
 
2013-04-22 06:29:19 AM

Bathysphere: Anyone watch Mushi-Shi? It's on Hulu and it's visually stunning.


WORD-PERFECT.


/loved mushi-shi.

//this is also a bookmark for lates.
 
2013-04-22 06:29:49 AM

baka-san: I will not comment on "x better than y", but I do prefer hand drawn over computer animated.


As do I (and I should really properly document my cel collection.)

a0.vsoh.com

a0.vsoh.com

a0.vsoh.com
Yup, my Kiki cel includes the a rain layer.
 
2013-04-22 07:25:51 AM

Kyosuke: baka-san: I will not comment on "x better than y", but I do prefer hand drawn over computer animated.

As do I (and I should really properly document my cel collection.)

[a0.vsoh.com image 640x240]

[a0.vsoh.com image 640x280]

[a0.vsoh.com image 640x480]
Yup, my Kiki cel includes the a rain layer.


Nice!

Also, love your KOR.
Looks like we both got our Porco Roso cels from the same guy

Now get those behind UV resistant glass...STAT!!!
 
2013-04-22 07:44:18 AM

Millennium: 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,


Hey, I liked it...but it wouldn't be on my "can watch again" list.

but that picture you've linked looks interesting. What's the show called?

Seirei no Moribito (in the US, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit).  Top class animation and storytelling; as good as it gets.
 
2013-04-22 07:46:18 AM

Old enough to know better: [i677.photobucket.com image 800x600]

I'll take some Cardcaptor Sakura please. Came out at the very tail end of the 90's and I collected all the dvd's religiously as they came out. It managed to be d'aawwwdorable while at the same time staying grounded enough so that you didn't go into diabetic shock while watching. I had super manly online "I only watch DragonballZ" friends who fell in love with this show.


This.  Loved the show.
 
2013-04-22 07:52:13 AM

Uchiha_Cycliste: 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.

waht about samural champloo, elfen lied, HxHxH? There's still good stuff you just gotta sift throught e turds. Both FMA's! for Pete's sake. Excell Saga and Full Metal Panic.
I think she's just biatching.


Elfen Lied....wow.  If you can get past the gore, the story is powerful.
 
2013-04-22 08:00:35 AM
I am among those who has struggled to find a new series to get into to match those from years ago. If I share my favorites, would some of you who have kept up suggest other anime that I would likely enjoy?

Neon Genesis, Cowboy Bebop, Martian Successor Nadesico, Haibane Renmei, anything Miyazaki... I also enjoyed Lain, Tenchi Muyo (OVA), and Saber Marionette J.

Thanks for your help (if this thread is still going,)
 
2013-04-22 08:04:33 AM
As I state with any anime thread:  I will defend TO THE DEATH the notion that "Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex" is better than 90% of US primetime TV.

TO. THE. DEATH.
 
2013-04-22 08:08:37 AM

Rwa2play: Uchiha_Cycliste: 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.

waht about samural champloo, elfen lied, HxHxH? There's still good stuff you just gotta sift throught e turds. Both FMA's! for Pete's sake. Excell Saga and Full Metal Panic.
I think she's just biatching.

Elfen Lied....wow.  If you can get past the gore, the story is powerful.


totally. I also wanna add Baccono to the list and death note. TFA'a sucked,
 
2013-04-22 08:22:34 AM

Rwa2play: As I state with any anime thread: I will defend TO THE DEATH the notion that "Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex" is better than 90% of US primetime TV.


I won't dispute it, because if you lop off the top 10% of American TV you're left with a very smelly mess that doesn't wash off easily.  It's definitely better than that 90%, but as a series, I found Ghost in the Shell underwhelming.  I'd compare it to Battlestar Galactica; another well-executed series with a fanatical following that falls WAY too much in love with its setting and themes for me to care what happens.  Motoko is great eye candy but she's a shell of a personality and DON'T ANYONE TELL ME THAT'S THE POINT.  Whether or not it's deliberate, it left an empathic person like me desperately trying to find a point-of-view character to glom onto and I wound up identifying most strongly with. . . the talking tanks.  I can appreciate the creativity and attention to detail, but eventually I said the Eight Deadly Words.
 
2013-04-22 09:01:40 AM

dragonchild: Rwa2play: As I state with any anime thread: I will defend TO THE DEATH the notion that "Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex" is better than 90% of US primetime TV.

I won't dispute it, because if you lop off the top 10% of American TV you're left with a very smelly mess that doesn't wash off easily.  It's definitely better than that 90%, but as a series, I found Ghost in the Shell underwhelming.  I'd compare it to Battlestar Galactica; another well-executed series with a fanatical following that falls WAY too much in love with its setting and themes for me to care what happens.  Motoko is great eye candy but she's a shell of a personality and DON'T ANYONE TELL ME THAT'S THE POINT.  Whether or not it's deliberate, it left an empathic person like me desperately trying to find a point-of-view character to glom onto and I wound up identifying most strongly with. . . the talking tanks.  I can appreciate the creativity and attention to detail, but eventually I said the Eight Deadly Words.


You're supposed to identify with Togusa, the detective that has also been thrown into the world of Section 9.  Motoko is the strong character archetype, ala Beowulf in Beowulf or Aragorn in Lord of the Rings.  Trying to identify with her isn't possible, no one is her.  She's the strong character that you see glimpses of humanity in, but she's a bit above humanity.  There are entire courses taught about characters like her (and she does come up in those courses) in college if you pursue an degree in English literature.

The characters of Section 9 are archetypes used to show the world they live in more than themselves.  It isn't until the second season that you really see any of them fleshed out as more than just their archetypes, and even then it was just a brief surface gloss to show them as either having been human once or still possibly being able to identify as human.

But the Tachikomas are easier for you to identify with because they're children.  They're constantly asking questions and investigating the world around themselves and thus you are investigating the Ghost in the Shell universe through them.  They're more your friends than Motoko who already knows the world around her and makes no further investigations that allow the viewer to see more.

Basically, you're supposed to identify with Togusa as human, but the Tachikomas are your guides.

/why yes, I have sat through many, many classes on this subject and written many, many papers about it
//sometimes being an English major makes you hate the things you like
 
2013-04-22 09:01:49 AM
Love anime, can't find any redeeming shows that have aired on american tv in the last oh..5 years?

Just started watching Psycho Pass which looks to be a real good future cop series by the makers of Ghost in the Shell, and Magi which looks to be a fantastic show.
 
2013-04-22 09:19:06 AM

cowboybebop: Haibane Renmei,


hells to the yes on that one.
 
2013-04-22 09:24:29 AM
When you start with "Gundam is awesome" as your foundation, you have already started to lose me.

That whole article gave no good examples of popular shows doing it wrong.

Meh. Time to read this thread though...
 
2013-04-22 09:25:51 AM

ha-ha-guy: Asian culture is best when they're clearly not thinking about the American market during the creative process.  Once you have some Japanese dude trying to toss in American appeal, it ends up feeling crappy and forced.


elfen lied?
 
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