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Myth's Anime Thread

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

  1. I'm almost done watching Mononoke. It's such a unique and fascinatingly surreal series. The fact that Takahiro Sakurai voiced the lead Mononoke-slaying Medicine Seller makes it even better. It's too bad it only has 12 episodes.
  2. FifthView

    FifthView Vala

    I watched The Dragon Prince on Netflix.

    I really liked it, but the biggest drawback is that it's way, way, way too short for a season. It's almost all set-up, too. I've read vague comments that the whole thing might have epic proportions by the end of the story, but I shudder to guess how long that will be.

    There were problems. I'd checked out the trailer on YouTube, and the many comments relating to the herky-jerky frame rate were accurate. I mostly stopped noticing by the end of S1 however.

    The only other big gripe I had centered on the fact that large parts of the writing followed a kind of rule: Must have a ridiculous joke, from every single character, every two or three lines of spoken dialogue.

    Related: Unearned anachronisms. That might not be quite the right word, since this is a fantasy world and who knows what kind of technology or cultural elements might exist there. For example: mentions of peanut butter—for the jokey attitude, one presumes. Then there is the all-too-obvious reference to Game of Thrones as one character says something like, "Winter is coming...eventually." There are other examples of things being mentioned that don't seem to fit the world as presented.

    OH and this: A king sleeps fully clothed in the outfit he'll wear throughout? Ok, I guess.

    On the whole, it seems corners were cut.
  3. Are Code Geass and Ayashi no Ceres worth checking out?
  4. Mythopoet

    Mythopoet Auror

    I tried watching the dub of Ayashi no Ceres and couldn't get more than 2 episodes in. Undoubtedly the sub would be better, but the animation is pretty low quality and very old.

    Code Geass is a high quality anime (and actually has a good dub) but I really have no idea if you would like it or not.
  5. I might try it out, and see.

    I still haven't watched Ah My Goddess or Princess Tutu. *sigh*
  6. MrBrightsider

    MrBrightsider Scribe

    Code Geas is one o' dem MASTAPIECES. It's definitely worth checking out.

    Also, for anyone who wants an analysis on how good characters can make a story about nothing exciting, check out the Bakemonogatari series. And, of course, as MythopoetMythopoet's icon so succinctly suggests: Holo is universal best girl, so watch Spice and Wolf.
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  7. ScaryMJDiamcreep

    ScaryMJDiamcreep Troubadour

    I can't be bothered to read through the whole thread, so it might have been suggested before, but if you liked A Certain Magical Index, you'd probably like A Certain Scientific Railgun. Same world, roughly overlaps with the first season of Index, but is following Railgun rather than Touma.

    I can never remember the english version of Touma's nickname for Railgun, but I know the japanese version is Biribiri.
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  8. MauEvig

    MauEvig Scribe

    Since this is a large thread, I'll go ahead and list some of my favorite animes.

    Dragon Ball Z/Super
    Fairy Tale
    Naruto (although I have to get through all those flash backs! I enjoyed the characters, especially in Shippuden)
    Rurouni Kenshin
    Yu Gi Oh

    Basically...I tend to like shonen type animes.
    I used to be into Gundam Wing as well.

    I have also enjoyed Miyazaki's work, but some of the plot seemed rather confusing. But it could be because I'm coming from a western perspective.
    But I enjoy the lore in most anime, and I think it's a great way to introduce us Americans to Japanese culture and lore. Plus they make the food look so delicious!

    I guess pokemon can be classified as an anime, since it does have an anime adaptation in addition to the games. There's also the Sonic the Hedgehog OVA if that counts. Sonic X was...meh. When it comes to my favorite blue hedgehog, I think American animation has treated him better.

    This isn't an exhaustive list though! I also used to read Shonen Jump magazine. Considering I grew up in the country outside of a small town, it was exciting to see that show up at the local grocery store.
  9. Mythopoet

    Mythopoet Auror

    Myth's here to resurrect her anime thread!

    So, we're at the transition period between seasons. What have I been watching and what am I going to watch?

    Watched last season:

    Arte: charming historical fiction about a woman from a poor noble house who rejects her arranged marriage and runs off to join a workshop and become a painter in Renaissance Florence.

    Kaguya-sama: Love is War: second season of the hilarious high school romantic comedy.

    Kakushigoto: single father is desperate to hide the fact that he is a manga author who draws dirty jokes from his young daughter.

    My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routs Lead to Doom!: girl gets reincarnated in the body of the child destined to be the villainess of the otome game she was playing when she died. Decides she had better change her fate before she is killed or exiled.

    Princess Connect! Re: Dive: based on a mobile game, slice-of-life fantasy about a group of adventurers bonding over food.

    Shironeko Project: Zero Chronicle: also based on a mobile game. Could have been interesting, but probably won't be satisfying if you haven't played the game since it fleshes out the game's prologue event.

    Tower of God: It is said that anything you desire can be found at the top of the Tower, an immense world peopled will all kinds of beings with supernatural abilities. But Bam only wants to follow after Rachel, the girl he loves. *Based on the Tower of God manhwa that can be read on webtoons.com which is really, really incredible. The anime adapted only the first part.

    Planning to watch this season:

    Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld Part II

    Re: Zero -Starting Life in Another World- season 2 (finally!)

    Muhyo and Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation season 2

    Fruits Basket season 2

    Anything else will be up in the air until I hear what's good and what's not.
  10. Rose Fraser

    Rose Fraser New Member

    I recommend that you watch Gakuen Alice. Despite its stellar reputation, I thought Gakuen Alice to be a solid choice for cheerful, enjoyable shoujo. It's upbeat and adorable, to be sure, and if you're looking for more of that in your anime diet, Gakuen Alice is a good pick. However, don't expect it to become your new favorite series.
  11. Mist Dragon

    Mist Dragon Acolyte

    I've watched a good bit of anime. I think I came to like it because outside of a few that run on forever, they have endings. So many tv series start good, get popular, then they milk it till no one cares anymore, so they never really become a story, just things to watch.

    Some of my favorites:
    Haibane Renmei
    Witch Hunter Robin
    When they Cry
    Gunslinger Girls (1st season, 2nd was meh)

    There are a lot of others I've enjoyed, but those are the ones that most readily come to mind.

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