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2013-04-21 10:19:59 PM
4 votes:
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
2013-04-21 02:53:32 PM
4 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
First anime I watched and recognized it for being anime.
2013-04-21 02:12:14 PM
4 votes:
No.
2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-04-21 01:21:00 PM
4 votes:
The '70s points and laughs at the weak '90s

www.boomtron.com

2.bp.blogspot.com

artnectar.com
2013-04-21 07:10:02 PM
3 votes:
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 11:15:44 AM
3 votes:

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.


Not really. It's kinda like why people are always saying "Saturday Night Live just isn't as funny as it used to be" then they bring up a bunch of clips on youtube to prove their point. The thing is: pouring through the last 20 years of material and picking out the handful of series that you liked then complaining that there wasn't a Neon Genesis Evangelion or Cowboy Bebop released this year kinda smacks of confirmation bias.

/and that's assuming that most of the stuff you used to watch wasn't just as bad, childish and stupid as anything produced to day except then you were too young and inexperienced to know the difference.
2013-04-22 01:40:03 AM
2 votes:

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
2013-04-21 10:55:41 PM
2 votes:
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 10:38:22 PM
2 votes:

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 08:37:02 PM
2 votes:
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 07:48:58 PM
2 votes:
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 05:26:16 PM
2 votes:
images3.wikia.nocookie.net

You are now sad.
2013-04-21 04:20:08 PM
2 votes:
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
2013-04-21 04:13:49 PM
2 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com

Yea, sorry, but this is cooler than anything else.
2013-04-21 04:08:47 PM
2 votes:
Came here for Star Blazers respect.  Leaving satisfied.
2013-04-21 03:23:01 PM
2 votes:
Although it came out in the first decade of the 2000s, this is really a retrospective of the best of the 80s and 90s.

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2013-04-21 03:20:09 PM
2 votes:
I grew up in [insert decade] therefore [same decade] had the best anime/tv shows/movies/books/video games.

/This is the nerd version of pining for the 'good ol' days' that never really existed.
2013-04-21 03:03:30 PM
2 votes:
Dr. Tezuka says "Domo Arigato, little roboto."

www.japanator.com
I prefer these girls.  All versions
2013-04-21 02:46:26 PM
2 votes:
The strange thing that happened was that Japan, in no small part due to tireless efforts of foreign otaku, discovered there was genuine overseas demand for anime.  In terms of global economics it's a laughably small blip, but the industry itself grew too fast, collapsed and is now going through the aftermath pains of deflation and commoditization.  The stuff that gets greenlighted quickly have a self-made audience -- unfortunately, that means a lot of stuff is downright creepy or caught up in its own meta.  If I don't see another anime about otaku culture I won't complain, but I know why it's there.

The 1990s were the "Golden Age" not necessarily because the best works came from that era, but that was the best opportunity to get an idea turned into anime.  Both creative talent and money were at a mutual peak, so while one can argue which are great works and which are not, the 1990s are probably unmatched in terms of diversity -- there was something for everyone.  Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Patlabor, Escaflowne, You're Under Arrest, Mahou Tsukai Tai, 3x3 Eyes, Ninja Scroll, Perfect Blue, Princess Mononoke, Cardcaptor Sakura, Cowboy Bebop. . . I'm not knocking earlier works in terms of quality, but until about the late 1980s unless you were making a space opera odds are your project would have a helluva uphill fight.

Hell, can anyone imagine something like Yokohama Shopping Log getting a greenlight, even for two OVA episodes, in any decade other than the 1990s?
2013-04-21 02:27:36 PM
2 votes:
damn hotlinking
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-04-21 02:06:50 PM
2 votes:
It's very debatable, honestly.  9/10th of all shows from any period are basically trash.  It's those 3-4 shows a season that you remember, and maybe 1 of those goes on to become a classic.
2013-04-21 12:09:53 PM
2 votes:
Honestly, Western animation is in a renaissance right now. There are a LOT of incredible shows being produced. I suppose it stands to reason that Japanese animation would be a bit weaker, but I'm not huge fan of the genre.

/Only going to say weeaboo for the spankings
2013-04-21 12:02:52 PM
2 votes:
I don't agree with the article at all. We tend to look at the past with rose colored glasses. Sure, Cowboy Bebop was made in the 90's and nothing will ever compare to it. But you forget that there was still plenty of shiat series surrounding Cowboy Bebop in its '90s milieu. The thing to remember is that as anime becomes more popular in the states, we're naturally going to get more crap, too, along with really good stuff.

There's plenty of later anime that I love just as muh as the earlier stuff. I'm not a huge fan of the genre, but I do enjoy it, and my wife (who is a huge fan) keeps me abreast of the better examples. Gankatsuou and its mind blowing art. Noein and its Shangri-la. SKET Dance and its touching stories of friendship. Samurai 7 in all its big budget glory. Lately we've been watching Hetalia, which has been a hilariously great.

So yah. Nostalgia can be stupid sometimes, because it causes you to miss the really cool stuff that is happening all around you.
2013-04-21 11:36:21 AM
2 votes:
There's good stuff out there, but like anything, you have to look for it.
2013-04-21 11:08:00 AM
2 votes:
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.
2013-04-22 09:24:29 AM
1 votes:
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 07:52:13 AM
1 votes:

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 05:03:05 AM
1 votes:
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 12:14:40 AM
1 votes:
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 12:14:06 AM
1 votes:
I will not comment on "x better than y", but I do prefer hand drawn over computer animated.

i201.photobucket.com

i201.photobucket.com
i201.photobucket.com
2013-04-22 12:07:26 AM
1 votes:

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.
2013-04-21 11:46:14 PM
1 votes:
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 11:36:06 PM
1 votes:

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 10:45:14 PM
1 votes:

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 10:33:46 PM
1 votes:

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 10:31:51 PM
1 votes:

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 10:25:18 PM
1 votes:
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 08:47:16 PM
1 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
2013-04-21 08:01:08 PM
1 votes:

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 07:56:53 PM
1 votes:

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 07:44:49 PM
1 votes:
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 07:27:03 PM
1 votes:
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 07:23:53 PM
1 votes:

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 07:16:52 PM
1 votes:
Elfin Lied? That was amazing.

And turned me inside out.

/Puppies.
2013-04-21 07:13:32 PM
1 votes:

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 07:11:05 PM
1 votes:
giant robots are lame.
2013-04-21 06:59:01 PM
1 votes:
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 06:35:39 PM
1 votes:
Anime ain't what it used to be?

img197.imageshack.us
2013-04-21 05:49:39 PM
1 votes:

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 05:14:13 PM
1 votes:
Add Squid Girl and My Ordinary Life to my list of good recent anime.
2013-04-21 05:07:34 PM
1 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com

Mind you, this one might be crossing a few lines...
2013-04-21 04:45:16 PM
1 votes:

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 04:44:16 PM
1 votes:
Hey, Dictionary.com, can I get a share of your ad income from everyone looking up "Melancholy"?
2013-04-21 04:41:07 PM
1 votes:
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 04:36:13 PM
1 votes:

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 04:36:04 PM
1 votes:

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 04:27:21 PM
1 votes:
content.chia-anime.com
2013-04-21 03:36:13 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-04-21 03:18:56 PM
1 votes:
Rage baiting and poorly written article.  Author lost all credibility when she mentioned Gundam Wing, claiming that the Gundam pilots were trying to protect Earth (which they are, for about the last 5% of the series).  The down and dirty of this subject is that as anime has gotten cheaper, the variety of shows has grown.  There is probably at least a few series a year that an individual who is willing to sit down and watch anime in the first place will enjoy.  If there's a series/movie/ova that you don't like...DON'T WATCH IT.  Find something you DO like and stop biatching about other people having fun.

Personally, I've gotten tired of Toriyama's random character generator (it looks like he's got 10 different hairstyles and 5 different faces and just randomizes the colors), but if other people still want to watch his stuff, that's fine.  Just don't gush to me about how awesome it is and expect me to pay attention.  Don't whine about the character designs of what I'm watching either, unless I've got you tied to a chair with your eyes clamped open.

/has watched/enjoyed just about every series mentioned in this thread, with the exception of Cardcaptor
//waiting for the next episodes of Valvrave, Devil is a Part-timer, and Date A Live on hulu
///slashies come in threes
2013-04-21 03:16:55 PM
1 votes:
I dunno...

Let's see... in the last few years I've seen
- Steins;Gate
- Gurren Lagann
- Madoka Magica
- Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
- Full Metal Alchemist:Brotherhood
- Naoki Urasawa's Monster
- Full Metal Panic
- Saint Seiya Lost Canvas

Truth be told, there are many anime from the 80's, 90's, 00's and 10's that I've enjoyed -- but at the same time, many more anime that I've not liked at all...
2013-04-21 03:12:18 PM
1 votes:
At least we all agree that Bleach is freaking terrible.
2013-04-21 02:59:37 PM
1 votes:
The article is poorly written, but it comes from a very real disappointment at what anime has to offer compared to years past. And this is from someone who then and now grabs fansubs of the things that sound interesting.

I think it's a somewhat different animal than "coolness" taking a nosedive. I think it's a cultural thing, an odd coincidence that won't be repeated.
The 80's and 90's had a Japan whose animation, art style, and storyline interests linked up with exactly what U.S. audiences wanted to see. In the U.S. at the time, even the best animation like Duck Tales was still seen for kids. Preteens. There was nothing in the animated vein for kids who grew up watching Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica and the like, and at the same time there was a large dearth of the same genres from live-action and other mainstream entertainment. In comes Japanese animation that most definitely had more sci-fi, more action, more in-depth stories than your average mostly-for-kids cartoons in the Disney Afternoon. For a while, this worked well for both countries.

But American and Japanese culture is different, and while they matched up for little more than a decade, they're starting to go their separate ways, helped on by cheaper and cheaper animation techniques. Anime is made for Japan, and as it gets cheaper to churn out anime, more and more of Japan's culture can filter through. We see in in the kinds of heroes and heroine characters designs like Code Geass, that the author laments. Japan wants young, Japan wants thin, Japan wants pretty. It wants high schoolers dramatizing high school problems while still battling evil. It wants bizarre relationships and angst. It wants strictly defined genres that tell you all you need to know just by reading "Shoujo" on the cover. It's not necessarily what America wants.
Even for Americans who can get behind those sorts of things, they're still coming across with a distinct Japanese flavor that Americans still might find distasteful. Combine that with America actually producing animation geared towards older audiences, and you have a perfect recipe for a falling out between Japanese anime and the U.S. fans. It's not that the anime is worse than before, but it's not made for U.S. fans, and cheaper animation means it can better cater to the audience it was made for: Japan.

I had hoped there would be more instances of things like Big O's second season being producing strictly for American audiences. Japanese studios don't seem keen on producing things for the American market by themselves.
2013-04-21 02:51:33 PM
1 votes:
There's still plenty of great shows made in the last decade:
Fullmetal Alchemist, Full Metal Panic, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Samurai Champloo, the most recent Lupin III show, Kids on the Slope.

The 90's had some great anime.  It also had a lot of crap.  For every Cowboy Bebop, there were probably five harem shows like Tenchi or Love Hina.  We only remember the great things and forget the rest.  Although it is true that the US anime bubble burst a few years back.  It reached a saturation point and a lot of American distributors went out of business or had to seriously restructure.  I don't think the Japanese anime studios have gotten particularly better or worse, though.  There's always a lot of generic shows that are easily forgettable, and a select few great shows that will be remembered for years.
2013-04-21 02:46:05 PM
1 votes:
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.
2013-04-21 02:37:22 PM
1 votes:
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
2013-04-21 02:31:20 PM
1 votes:

vossiewulf: The '70s points and laughs at the weak '90s

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Gulldurned tootin'.  For as goofy as '70s anime was, at least Speed Racer, Star Blazers, etc. had some kind of plots/stories... the contemporary stuff is so nonsensical that it makes me want to kick the tv.
2013-04-21 02:28:41 PM
1 votes:
Astro Boy, Tobar the Eighth Man, Marine Boy rulz OK
2013-04-21 02:16:55 PM
1 votes:
80's anime wins by the simple fact that the studios had actual money to animate and limit filler to reused robots combination scenes or heroes' costume changes
2013-04-21 02:11:00 PM
1 votes:

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

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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.
2013-04-21 01:59:41 PM
1 votes:
Is there anything out there half as good as Bebop or Trigun? Or will those always hold a special place because i saw them first a decade ago on Adult Swim.
2013-04-21 01:52:28 PM
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The anime of the 80s was even cooler.

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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.
2013-04-21 12:20:52 PM
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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.
2013-04-21 11:47:29 AM
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Let's try that again.
2013-04-21 11:30:20 AM
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No love for the 80's?


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2013-04-21 10:45:04 AM
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and those damned kids better stay off my lawn too.
 
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