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

  1. Feo Takahari

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    I'm wondering, has anyone else read Deadman Wonderland? It was kind of an interesting experience for me--I assumed it was seinen at first, because it was willing to go in very dark directions, but the farther I read, the more obvious the shonen tropes became. The thing was, it wasn't at all wedded to those tropes, ready to play with or even make fun of tropes that wouldn't work if used directly. (For instance, it set up one of those generic time-wasting fights with minor villains that often show up in shonen, then killed them off in a couple panels and got back to the story.) I wound up liking it more than most of the shonen I've read that played the genre straight.
     
  2. Ddruid

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    Thumbs up. :D

    Thanks for the advice, Nihal. However, I think I'll stick with the anime. It's how I got into the series and I feel comfortable with it. I love music, love the action, love the animation as well. I'll definitely start reading more mangas soon. And as for the PLOT... ugh, don't tempt me. The first season left me with so many burning questions and tantalizing hints but with such a big lack of answers, I think I might die of suspense before the next season airs.

    Fullmetal Alchemist? Heard some good stuff about it. Okay, checked that on my list.
     
  3. Mythopoet

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    I've watched Yu Gi Oh the Abridged Series. Does that count? ;)

    Ddruid, if you try Fullmetal Alchemist I strongly recommend watching the second series, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. In my opinion, it was much more satisfying storywise.
     
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    Ranma 1/2 was my first Anime, and the Manga was just as good.(FYI I bought the series 4 episodes at a time on VHS tapes because Anime was something only gaming stores carried in my area) Ghost in the Shell, Bio-Booster Armor Guyver, Gunsmith Cats, Akira, and Nausicca were the others that got me into Anime/Manga.
     
  5. Feo Takahari

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    There's a lot of debate over versions, since the two go in really different directions. I don't think either was quite as good as the manga--the first veered too far away, and wound up not making sense, and the second stuck so close that it suffered from pacing issues (which are common when something's adapted as literally as possible into a faster-moving medium.)
     
  6. teacup

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    As far as I remember it, I enjoyed Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood much more than the original, but both were great.
    I would recommend watching both, if you have the time, but if not, Brotherhood. That is just my opinion, though.
    FMA has a lot of fillers early on, and then gets on with the plot. The parts of FMA and FMA:B which are the same come further down the line in FMA. This can be due to the early fillers or because of the different direction of story.
    FMA:B has no fillers.
    If you are to watch both, then take this into account: If you have watched FMA first, the first 12 or so episodes of FMA:B will probably feel rushed, since those events take place over 25 episodes in FMA. I suppose the opposite applies too, FMA might seem to drag if you have watched FMA:B first. I can't say.

    Anyone seen the FMA movies?
    I loved the FMA one, and though I liked the Brotherhood one, I thought it could have been way better. I found it to be very predictable, too.
     
  7. Mythopoet

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    As I understand it the first FMA series was made while the manga was still ongoing so it was close to the manga up until the point where the manga had left off and had to come up with its own ending. In my opinion, the ending they came up with was just inferior to Brotherhood, which as I understand it is faithful to the manga's story, pacing issues notwithstanding.
     
  8. Rinzei

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    I absolutely love anime and I owe a lot to it. I only became seriously interested in writing and drawing because of anime and video games back when I was in middle school.

    Rather than list them all, I use MyAnime List to keep track of most of them. My favourites at the moment have been Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin), Sword Art Online and "I Couldn’t Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job." (ecchi fun comedy).

    All-time favourites have to be Attack on Titan, Sword At Online, Code Geass, Ouran High School Host Club, .hack//SIGN and Sailor Moon (ah, nostalgia!). Maybe throw Gundam Wing in there for nostalgia's sake as well.
     
  9. wordwalker

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    Another quick recommendation: Full Metal Panic. A fun show with high-tech mercenaries (and a teen sergeant who may be the best stoic since Spock) trying to protect a Certain Teenage Girl. And no, it's almost camp-free-- a lot of the time, that is, and the rest does better than it sounds at balancing the two. (Then there's the comedy side-series Full Metal Panic Fumoffu, that I had the pleasure of watching with a roomful of laughing fans...)

    Plus: the two best anime themes ever recorded just might be for FMP and FMP Fumoffu.
     
  10. Rinzei

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    I think we have FMP around here somewhere, waiting for me to watch it, but I did love Fumoffu - so funny! I'm a sucker for comedy randomness in anime, not sure why.
     
  11. Mythopoet

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    Yeah! Another Sword Art Online fan! My husband and I were so excited to hear there's going to be more of it this year.

    "I Couldn’t Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job."

    Oh, that reminds me of an anime we really liked that I forgot to put on the list: The Devil is a Part-Timer! It was very cute and funny. I hope they'll make more of that too.
     
  12. Rinzei

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    Husband and I both blame SAO marathon (whole series in 2-3 days!) for our die-hard purchasing of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, when we weren't that fussed before. "MUST BUY AND PLAY FANTASY MMO!"
     
  13. Mythopoet

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    Haha. We recently started up a pair of characters in Guild Wars 2 named after Kirito and Asuna. I think both of us wished that we could play the Aincrad VRMMORPG.
     
  14. Feo Takahari

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    Kotaku just compiled a list of all 47 anime coming out this winter. Anyone see anything interesting? The two that have drawn positive attention so far seem to be Space Dandy (a love-it-or-hate-it deal) and Nobunagun (which is surprisingly well-liked.)
     
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  15. Steerpike

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    The concept of Wizard Barristers sounds interesting to me. Have to see how it is executed, I suppose.
     
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    I liked Silver Spoon, so I'll probably watch the second season if I remember to check crunchyroll. I've seen the first episode of Noragimi and it seems promising. Nothing else is catching my eye, though.
     
  17. Mythopoet

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    I saw several I found interesting. These are the ones I jotted down to remember:

    Hoozuki no Reitetsu

    As an aid to The Great King of Hell, a demon tries to resolve the problems in Hell while making time for his own peaceful hobbies.

    The Pilot’s Love Song (Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta)

    A prince who has lost everything leaves his kingdom on a quest of hatred and revenge but learns about friendship and love as he travels.

    Noragami

    A young god—struggling to gain followers—scrawls his number on a bathroom wall, claiming to help people for a mere five yen offering.

    Nobunaga the Fool

    When Jeanne Kaguya D'Arc and Leonard Da Vinci travel from the “Western planet” to the “Eastern planet,” they begin an adventure that will change the fate of both worlds.

    Space Dandy

    From the creators of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo comes the story of an alien hunter who is the “dandiest man in space.”

    Wizard Barristers

    In a world much like ours but with magic, a teenage girl becomes the country's youngest defense attorney for wizards.

    Nobunagun

    While on a fieldtrip, a high school girl is attacked by monsters and discovers she is able to wield a mystical weapon infused with the soul of legendary samurai general, Oda Nabunaga.

    But man, my watchlist is insane right now. There's so much anime and so little time!
     
  18. Rinzei

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    One thing now on that list that has recently been announced is the new Sailor Moon anime, showing in July on Niconico. Way more excited for it than I should be. Hope Crunchyroll will simulcast.
     
  19. Mythopoet

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    Aw man, too bad my daughter can't read subtitles. (She's not a great reader and they're too fast for her.) It would be a lot of fun to watch it together. We'll just have to wait.

    So, hubby and I have finished Dream Eater Merry. It was interesting, but a bit too short. Not much was resolved, seemingly because the manga is still ongoing. Does anyone know if they revisit anime series even years later when there's more of the manga available to adapt?

    We've been watching Is This a Zombie of the Dead? on and off. I really like this anime. Nothing has made me laugh so much in a long time.

    I've also been watching Princess Tutu myself and was surprised by how much I am enjoying it.

    And we finally watched the first episode of Berserk last night. Our main takeaway for now is: "Wow, that was disturbing."
     
  20. teacup

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    Anyone ever seen Chobits here?
    My girlfriend found it on Netflix. I thought it looked pretty bad, but I couldn't say no to that face :p
    Anyway, we got to watching it, and I'm actually enjoying it. It's just a fun, funny anime. Doesn't seem to be very serious, more comedic and cute. It's quite enjoyable, so far, a few eps in :)
     
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