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Discussion in 'Film & Television' started by Mythopoet, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Mythopoet

    Mythopoet Auror

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    I wouldn't say Noragami is really a romance story at all. There are hints of emotions that could turn into romance, but nothing more. It's much more a supernatural action show.

    Did you also watch Clannad After Story? And if so, did you enjoy it? Also, do you care if the story is unfinished in the anime? (Such as is very common with anime based on a manga.)

    Tentatively, since it's really hard to tell what you might like, I would recommend:

    Ah! My Goddess
    Beyond the Boundary
    Blast of Tempest
    Chobits
    Princess Tutu
    Spice and Wolf
    Steins;Gate
    Romeo x Juliet
    Yona of the Dawn
    Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
     
  2. Devor

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    I wouldn't say you're wrong, but Funimation lists it under romance, and I still think of it one, even if it's not too overt. But it's definitely fair to consider it otherwise. ((edit)) Scratch that, I checked to see if I was missing any shows, and Funimation does not list Noragami as romance. Maybe it was de-listed, but more likely I'm just wrong. Whatever, it's still pretty good.

    Of these, I've only seen Yona of the Dawn, which is top-notch. Yona's growth as a character is steep.

    I would also add: WorldEnd: What are you doing at the end of the world? A fairy child in a kingdom of floating islands falls in love with the last human. There aren't many episodes though.

    Also, there's Gamers!. It's not fantasy. It's a RomCom about people who play video games. All of the characters have fallen hard for their match, but they're in so much denial that the other one really feels the same way. I highly recommend it. Again, there aren't many episodes.
     
  3. MythPoet: Yes; Clannad and Clannad After Story are my favourite anime. Unfinished? It didn't seem that way to me. I was perfectly satisfied with the ending. The anime is actually based on a Visual Novel, which I have played.

    I've tried out Spice and Wolf, but didn't get into it, and I have the Chobits manga. I tried out Yona of the Dawn, so I might go back to it again soon. I've heard of Princess Tutu, but I've also heard that it gets really dark.
     
  4. Mythopoet

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    Sorry, the question about unfinished series wasn't related to Clannad. Just a general question since there are a ton of anime based on romance manga that only get a season or two if lucky and then you have to go read the manga if you want to know the ending.

    I didn't get into Spice and Wolf the first time I tried it either. It's one of those anime that needs a few episodes to get going. Princess Tutu does get a bit dark, or at least more deep. It's a beautiful series. And you had some darker series on your list so I wasn't sure what kind of mood you were looking for in your anime.
     
  5. Oh, I see. Yeah, I experienced that with the Claymore anime. The manga was so much better.

    I'll experiment and see which series suits me. After writing a very dark novel for Nano, I've been kind of in the mood for something light-hearted.
     
  6. Writeking

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    I need to finish watching Bubblegum Crisis.
     
  7. glutton

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    One of my favorite characters from recent years in anime (and all of fiction):



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    So kawaii, smol and bae! How could anything be more charming than a tiny pigtailed destroyer XD
     
  8. I'm now watching Haruhi Suzumiya. I really like it. I'm going to skip Endless Eight, though.

    Yuki is my favourite.
     
  9. Madoka is on my list of things to watch. I don't think I'm at all ready for it. I might try Noragami first and see if I like it.
     
  10. Mythopoet

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    I'm watching shows from the Spring 2018 season right now.

    Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku- super funny workplace romance comedy about the relationships between 2 sets of otaku.
    Hinamatsuri- a show that really defies you to sum it up. It has girls with psychic powers, a group of homeless men, a middle school age girl bartender, a group of Yakuza who are kind of inept, and lots of comedy and heart.
    Kakyurio Bed and Breakfast for Spirits- human girl tries to open a restaurant for spirits in the spirit world.
    Comic Girls- comedy about high school girls living in a dorm and drawing manga
    Persona 5- adaptation of the game
    Steins;Gate 0- spin off of the original set in a different timeline
     
  11. ^Have you played Persona 5? I haven't, but I've played 3 PSP and 4 Golden.
     
  12. Mythopoet

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    No I haven't. But I'm enjoying the anime a lot. I love stylish action.
     
  13. I recommend watching the Persona 3 movies and the Persona 4 anime, too, then. There's plenty of stylish action there. [Though I watch it because I like the characters.]
     
  14. I'm debating about whether to watch Madoka, or Princess Tutu, or both.
     
  15. Mythopoet

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    Ooohh! Princess Tutu! It's so good!!! And it's not depressing and fatalistic like Madoka.
     
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    So of the 6 shows from the Spring season I mentioned above, 3 of them (Hinamatsuri, Wotakoi and Comic Girls) have finished and were all extremely enjoyable from start to finish. The other 3 (Kakyurio, Persona 5 and Steins;Gate 0) are continuing into the Summer season and I'll be sticking with them.

    Summer season doesn't appear too exciting for me as far as new shows go. The biggest hype is of course about Attack on Titan season 3, but I haven't actually watched season 2 yet so I won't be watching it. I want to watch them both at some point, but I don't feel rushed about it since I've already read the manga.

    I have a list of other new shows to try, but nothing I'm really excited by except Cells at Work. A show about "the story of you", or rather the anthropomorphized cells inside you. I showed my kids the trailer yesterday and my youngest got really excited and says, "there are people working in my body who speak Japanese!" We'll be watching that one as a family.
     
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  17. FifthView

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    I've been watching My Hero Academia on Hulu, and I love it!

    I have a particular love of large casts, also a love of the school/training motif, so it fits in that genre.

    I'm reminded (as often happens) that anime has some great writing. Well, it may seem facile to others, I don't know, but the choices made for the personalities and interactions of these characters, as well as the structuring of some episodes, point toward great writing in my opinion. I'm only midway through the second season, so we'll see if it holds my interest as much as it already has.
     
  18. I've been on the lookout for anime that might interest me, but I haven't found anything yet. I might go back and watch Digimon Tamers all the way through.
     
  19. Writeking

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    This Sunday, I went and saw Princess Mononoke on the big screen at the AMC. It was an enjoyable film.
     
  20. My anime to watch list now includes:
    Princess Tutu
    Ah My Goddess
    Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
     
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