I have this on dvd, do i really need to watch it on youtube?
|Rodents of Unusual Size |
I hate this show.
See, the boy, Naota, is Japan and he has to choose between the traditional, down to earth daughter of the mayors who represents the traditional japanese culture and the crazy bass-guitar-wielding, vespa-riding alien who represents western cultural influence.
No, no, no. Haruko represented sexual liberty from the restraints placed on the individual by society, which is represented by Medical Mechanica.
The robot represented virility.
I thought the guitar represented virility? And that the eyebrows represented false attempts at seeming maturity?
I'm not sure I know what the robot dog that grows and grows represented... I know what it was, but not what it represented. For my money, the importance of the dialogue and metaphor makes watching the subbed version instead of the dubbed version a necessity.
FLCL is everything that an anime should be.
|Caminante Nocturno |
Gainax has never really been the same since they released Evangelion.
Apologies for the 4th part - I have no idea what the multi-part submission form thought it was doing.
5 Stars because really, I love this show, and most anime makes me just kinda roll my eyes. Not for everyone though - some people it hits a nerve, others it just bothers.
I like this show but man is it sort of overexposed in the way basically any Gainax show becomes.
this is the only anime i have ever enjoyed + can you nerrrrds recommend me some more
j lzrd / swift idiot
Cowboy Bebop --- [Japanese Sci-Fi, "The Year 2071", Adventure, Four Characters: (2M 1F) Blasť Kickass-Takenames Bounty Hunters + one 13YR old Orphan & Hacker Supreme, Also: "We can run from the past forever, or we can face it." ala Hamlet is the theme.] ****+1/2*
Trigun --- [Japanese Sci-fi, Spaghetti Western, "The Year 30XX-40XX", Adventure, 1 Primary Protagonist (Who is a complete fucking nerd who somehow manages to have perfect 100percent aim, enough so that nobody ever dies under his watch) 2 Primary Antagonists, 1 Co-partner, 2 Ditzy Insurance Girls trying to make sure The Legendary $$60,000,000,000 doesn't destroy any more property, with the theme being, "One innocent man against a world of sand and badguys who just need a second chance at life." OR, IF YOU PREFER: "Your future is a blank train ticket. You're already on this train we call Life. Your ticket is blank. Put 2 and 2 together, and that means you can always change your destination, and make yourself and the world around you right."] ***** + *
Irresponsible Captain Tylor --- I'd love to get into this. Basically, it's 90's anime with this wierd anti-war bent. I'm not going to spoil this one for you, and good luck finding it.
j lzrd / swift idiot
Covering the basics, for a guy who didn't even type what anime he's already seen.
How do I know this petep fellow who I've known so long hasn't seen Samurai Champloo; for all I know, he's seen things <i>I<i> haven't?
oh. i meant for you to recommend good ones, not just list the adult swim lineup. (
Try the "Read Or Die" OAVs for something a little more obscure and underrated. The series is short, but sweet. I've been tempted to post the first episode of that too, but I'm yet to find clips online that don't suffer from bad audio synch.
I recommend avoiding "Read Or Die: The TV", the television series that continues some time after the OAV storyline. It's a very different animal.
Also, it doesn't need to be mentioned, but don't bother with the dubbed stuff.
Caminante is mistaken. Perhaps he would elaborate regarding his grievances.
Also, I would recommend starting with movies/short series that don't presuppose you're going to like them and stick with them before actually giving you the story. Here are some suggestions:
-Anything from Studio Ghibli/Hayao Miyazaki (particularly Spirited Away, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, and Princess Mononoke)
-Wings of Honneamise
-Giant Robo OAVs from the mid-90s (seriously. best anime ever.)
-Grave of the Fireflies (though not exactly entertaining; in fact, it's so depressing as to barely be watchable)
-Otaku no Video
-Anything by Satoshi Kon (although the ending of Perfect Blue is the most obnoxious shit imaginable)
If you dig these you might be willing to give some of the actual series a shot. In general, stay away from shit that stayed in serialization for longer than one season; the appeal of anime is that the traditional 13 or 26-episode runs give the (good) writers enough time to flesh out their characters without denying them the opportunity to set up an actual narrative with a beginning, middle, and end.
Outside of the stuff on Adult Swim, I recommend:
-Serial Experiments Lain
-Now and Then, Here and There
There's a bunch of stuff that I like, but wouldn't recommend to a non-anime-fan.
Oh, also, Kemonozume is the most face-fuckingly incredible anime I've seen in years, but I don't know if it's got a Region 1 DVD release yet so you may have to hit the youtube fansubs.
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I think Paranoia Agent was on AS with a different title. It was the crazy kid on rollerblades who went around beating people up, right?
I gave up on FLCL two episodes in. I didn't get the joke, and now that I do, I still don't care.
Yar, I should reiterate that "Ping Pong Club" and "Kemonozume" have tested very well with the PoeTV audience, as has "Yakitate!! Japan" to some extent. I would post "Ebichu Minds the House" if it wasn't so NSFW for badly drawn cartoon sex (it's a sex comedy; episodes are on YouTube, though I don't know how they stay up).
i tried to make an ascii heart there to compensate for being an asshole but it didn't work
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