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#136:  Author: Keegster PostPosted: Wed 10 Jan, 2007
Hello, there, folks. New and avid anime fan to join the conversation, if I may?

My list, for anyone interested:
-Death Note
-Fullmetal Alchemist
-1/2 of Ranma 1/2
-Yu Yu Hakusho
-Rurouni Kenshin
-Some others that I never finished and/or never liked. ( = Mechas.)

freedom88 wrote:
Oh right, they write it in Katagana, and romanji shows the word after the intro I think eh ... and not sure why they call it bleach lol... colour of ichigo's hair? eh

If you're still wondering, Bleach is spelled ブリーチ (Burīchi) in Japan, along with the romaji spelling. And there are two schools of thought on why it's called Bleach:

-When Japanese people bleach their hair, sometimes it doesn't work properly, and their hair ends up orange - in other words, yes, Ichigo's hair.
-Some think that Bleach may also refer to the fact that the shinigami's zanpakuto "cleanse a hollow's soul" just like bleach cleanses your white clothes.

Anyway, yes, there is, in fact, a constant flow of spirits between the two worlds, which is why the Quincies' bows are so damaging to the balance, since they completely destroy the souls. I would assume, though it is never really explained, that a soul who dies returns to the living world again. Seems like it'd be a bit of a one-sided process, though, seeing how long people seem to live in soul society.

#137:  Author: Ashvura PostPosted: Sat 13 Jan, 2007
Hi! Also an anime fan here (but I think even moreso a manga fan. ^_^) And uh, a fan of shounen-ai and yaoi. LOL wink5

My favorite *anime* series are Rurouni Kenshin, Fruits Basket, Yami no Matsuei, Hellsing, Azumanga Daioh and Fullmetal Alchemist.
I really want to watch Ghost in the Shell: 2nd Gig and Stand Alone Complex because I think I'll love them... but I haven't had the time yet!

My favorite manga ever is Battle Angel Alita. It is really violent at times, but also stunning, philosophical, and moving.... did you know there is a bit in volume 9 of the original manga series that is totally about lucid dreaming and false awakenings? \o/ And the new Last Order series is just amazing, too. I could rant about it forever :D

I also love the manga FAKE, Gerard & Jacques, Antique Bakery, Shout Out Loud!, Wild Rock... uh... those are all shounen-ai or yaoi titles. kiekeboe And I might have to start reading Yotsuba& because it's hilarious XD

I don't really like anime like Bleach - even though it has katana and samurai (yay!) I just can't get into it. confused Not my thing I guess. ^_^

#138:  Author: Marvin PostPosted: Sat 13 Jan, 2007
I used to watch Pokemon and Digimon some years ago. But I recently watched all of the first 3 seasons' episodes of Digimon and I really enjoyed it :D
Also watched DB but it just got worse with DB Z.

Other Animes I watched/ am watching:

-Angelic Layer
Yea bit of Pokemon style but I love the scenario. "It's an error that occured with the old prototypes: It's a bug". Yea as a fan of speedrunning I laughed so much at this point

One of my absolute favourites. The fansubbed version is better than the German dub, though.

-Love Hina

-Neon Genesis Evangelion
Just watched it some minutes ago. At first it's very intrigueing but after eps. 14 it's rather depressing. However, it's worth watching.

-The Vision of Escaflowne
Also one of my favourites. Though it sometimes seems that it's only made for girls in some scenes, I like the storyline and especially the ending of the series.

-Trinity Blood
First impression was quite bad, but the later eps. got much better than the first 2^^

Films so far are Pokemon 1-5 (1 was best, 3 was still ok but 4 and 5 are total crap, imo), Bokura no War game (digimon, Omnimon 4tw), Titan A.E., Final Fantasy: The Spirit within and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (last two are not real animes^^)

There're prolly some more but not worth mentioning.

#139:  Author: Keegster PostPosted: Sat 13 Jan, 2007
Ashvura wrote:

My favorite manga ever is Battle Angel Alita. It is really violent at times, but also stunning, philosophical, and moving....

If you like really violent shounen anime, I would HIGHLY reccomend Blood+. It's a combination vampire-esque (sort of), sword-fighting, and mystery-type anime that just totally gets you hooked.

The main character, Saya, seems to be an ordinary schoolgirl, albeit with a few quirks. She has the appetite of an elephant, needs regular blood transfusions for unknown reasons, and knows nothing about her past before one year ago. One day, she is suddenly attacked by a vampire-like creature known as a Chiropteran. Some stranger with a monstrous-looking hand forces her to drink his blood and hands her a sword...

5/5 Stars

It's not available in English yet. I wouldn't call this unfortunate, though, since the English dubs invariably suck. You can find it online to download (perfectly legal unless you live in Japan) with English subtitles at, along with many other series that may or may not be legal. (If it's licensed in your country, it's technically not legal. Otherwise, perfectly so.) You can also download it in High Quality AVI format via bittorrent.

#140:  Author: Inquisitor Bob PostPosted: Sat 13 Jan, 2007
I've given up on anime's a long time ago, 99% of them is of poor animating quality anyway and with constantly reused drawings.
I used to follow Naruto, but once I'd watched all the episodes I went on reading the manga and forgetting the tv episodes, as of a half year ago I stopped Naruto altogether, bores the hell outta me.

If Berserk or Cowboy Bebop would still be made I'd watch those though, god I love those series.

I am quite fanatic when it comes to manga's though, amongst my favorites:

Berserk, Leviathan, MPD-Psycho, Uzumaki (compl) (NOT naruto related!), Gantz, Battle Royal (compl), Biomega, Dorohedoro, Freesia, Jiraishin (compl), Skyhigh (-Karma), Abara and Zetman.

Most of these are considerably graphic (in the violent direction) but it's really a form of surrealism that I find most interesting, apart from Gantz these manga's have good stories and even though they're really graphic this is all in fitting and well thought-through situations.

Most of what I just named is freely and legally downloadable in a translated version from:

#141:  Author: The Nameless One PostPosted: Thu 25 Jan, 2007
An update on my situation:

- Bleach: till episode 6x, don't remember well. The fights are fun to watch.
- Elfen Lied: completed. Loved the story and the characters.
- Naruto: lost interest because it's cheesy as hell to me.
- Hellsing: almost no storyline, but again, the fights were fun.
- Samurai Champloo: just began to watch. Cool fights.
- Evangelion: forgot which episode I had to watch.
- Full Metal Alchemist: just began to watch.
- Berserk: depressing, but interesting.
- Vampire Hunter D: not much storyline. Fun to watch anyway.
- .hack//sign: completed. Loved it totally.The intriguing storyline kept me hooked for all the 26 and something episodes. There has not been an uninteresting episode. Loved the characters too. One thing: imo it ended too abruptly. They should have provided more explanations. It was like:
Click here to see the hidden message (It might contain spoilers)

Looked it up on Wikipedia anyway.

#142:  Author: Keegster PostPosted: Fri 26 Jan, 2007
TooGoodToBeTrue wrote:
- Bleach: till episode 6x, don't remember well. The fights are fun to watch.
- Naruto: lost interest because it's cheesy as hell to me.

For those who care, Bleach has just left it's filler saga. Starting at episode 110, they're back in the manga arcs.

Naruto will be (FINALLY!) leaving it's STUPID, STUPID filler arcs on February 15, coming back as Naruto Shippuden (Hurricane Chronicles) and continuing from where it left off at episode 135. Three years later, and Naruto et all are older and much stronger. From someone who's been keeping up with the manga even though the fillers left me wanting more, and ultimately made me quit on the anime, it's going to be very much worth watching.

#143:  Author: Voldrek PostPosted: Fri 26 Jan, 2007
The fillers weren't that bad. I very much enjoyed watching all of the mini-adventures, and the some of the episodes were extremely funny. But I am looking forward to Naruto Shippuden.

Right down to it, whether you liked the filler arcs or not all depends on your taste in anime. Oh, and before I leave..

*Voldrek finds and truits Fadem truit

Killing all of the "Narutards" would be killing a lot of innocent people...

#144:  Author: Tundra PostPosted: Sat 26 Apr, 2008
*Tundra waves to everybody...

Hello....just thought I'd revive this topic and see if it went anywhere seeing as I recently made a Studio Ghibli topic...

Erm....anybody there???

*Tundra looks for other people wanting to revive an old topic....

#145:  Author: Deimos Braun PostPosted: Sat 26 Apr, 2008
You're not alone! boogie

The Paprika thread also made me want to rewatch it (it's been a while), but the latest my favorite latest anime I've been watching is Denno Coil. Some people have actually compared it to Ghibli material (interesting, no?) with Ghost in the Shell. That's a pretty simplistic way of putting it, but...

Here's an AMV to perk your interest (with major spoilers) :D

#146:  Author: Tundra PostPosted: Sun 27 Apr, 2008
Noooo! Not spoilers! I'll find a way of getting and THEN watching it....*humphs* I don't wanna know the ending!!!


Hooray! Revival!

#147:  Author: painocus PostPosted: Sun 27 Apr, 2008
Deimos Braun wrote:
The Paprika thread also made me want to rewatch it (it's been a while), but the latest my favorite latest anime I've been watching is Denno Coil. Some people have actually compared it to Ghibli material (interesting, no?) with Ghost in the Shell. That's a pretty simplistic way of putting it, but...

I finished watching Denno Coil some months ago.
If I remember right; lots of Ghibli people where working on it, but did not realize it trough Studio Ghibli becouse they have something against television-series.

My current favorite anime series have to be Rozen Maiden, and my favorite director is probably Satoshi Kon (though I weren't that happy abut Paprika).

#148:  Author: Tundra PostPosted: Mon 28 Apr, 2008
Nah, I'm a Miyazaki addict to be perfectly honest, as I said before I think you always have a 'special connection' with the first one/s you watch because they inspire such

#149:  Author: NightOwl413 PostPosted: Fri 15 Aug, 2008
My favs:

Full Metal Panic? FUMOFFU
Full Metal Alchemist

Okay, Blood+ was an awesome facelift for stories involving vampires. I found myself hating Saya towards the end though, with her bigotted belief that all vampires had to be killed. I even wound up feeling sorry for Diva at the end. All she wanted was her vampiric kins' right to exist, even if she was a total sadistic psycho-***. The whole plot had a very human bias that I didn't like at all. Still a very good series. Loved it.

FUMOFFU was excellent! I totally loved the idea of a mercenary highschool student with no understanding of civilian life, using military hardware on bullies, thugs, & even teachers. Absolutely hilarious. You usually don't get humor this good from an anime. It's almost American-style laughs!

Hellsing is awesome. The tv series has a cool, jazzy soundtrack, & the OVA's have good music and breathtaking animation. I thought the animation for the tv series sucked, although Alucard had a much more likeable personality there. The OVA's just made him into a total jerk.

Only saw a couple epis of FMA. Cool idea that alchemy. Funny jokes too.

Death Note's a great suspense, detective, strategy uh... thingy. L = instant classic. His style should be the new precendent for all future detective characters.

Oh, and one last thing... The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi sucked! I hated it. Just a bunch of good-natured kids entertaining some selfish little ***. Their "investigations" consisted of them doing stuff that had nothing to do with the plot, and throwing whatever loose ends they were left with off to Haruhi's reality altering abilities that she's not aware of. I thought it was just bad.

#150:  Author: moogle PostPosted: Fri 02 Apr, 2010
There is a new topic now
Anime/Manga-fans here?

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