Z has a new addiction....... (in Off-topic)


Zenai March 28 2012 1:28 AM EDT

Or rather returning to an old one!

Anime!

So it has been a while since I have hit up the Anime scene. Last time I had a go around was when Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. 2nd GIG was starting up on adult swim. At any rate hit me up with some titles folks no worries about genre I'll watch anything that is worthwhile in storyline and art. I prefer englishdub but once again if it is worthwhile subtitles don't hurt me any ;-P

TH3 C0113CT0R March 28 2012 1:32 AM EDT

not sure but, when I was younger i really got into the gundam wing series, its short but i loved the idea of the giant robots, kinda like armoured core or mech warrior.

Gunny Pew Pew [Red Permanent Assurance] March 28 2012 3:31 AM EDT



Desperado [Chaotic Serenity] March 28 2012 3:45 AM EDT

You should check out Cowboy Bebop and Deathnote.

Both have pretty good english dubs and very good story.

BestNUB March 28 2012 3:48 AM EDT

Cowboy Bebop has the best music of any anime I have ever seen.

Sickone March 28 2012 4:24 AM EDT

Just a side-question, why would anybody bother with dubs when there's plenty of good quality subs around for just about anything (so you have a much wider selection available) and some subtlety is always lost via dubbing anyway ?

That being said, in no particular order:
- Macross Zero
- Macross Frontier
- Planetes ("hard" sci-fi, funny nevertheless)
- Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (warning: over the top absurdiy)
- Megas XLR (original in english + absurdity)
- Avatar the Last Air Bender (original in english)
- Legend of Galactic Heroes (warning : ancient and loooOOOoooong)
- Death Note
- Black Lagoon (WARNING ! extremely violent!)
- Vandread
- Trigun
- Darker Than Black (somewhat violent)
- Azumanga Daioh
- Code Geass (at least the 1st series, second, kind of what the heck)
- Excel Saga (warning: absurdity)
- Martian Successor Nadesico (warning: weird humour)
- Goldenboy (warning: sleazy)
- Rozen Maiden
- I My Me Strawberry Eggs
- Justice League + J.L.Unlimited (original in english)
- Teen Titans (original in english)
- Bleach (still ongoing)
- Naruto + Naruto Shippuuden (still ongoing)
- My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic (original in english)
- Angel Beats
- Clannad and Clannad AfterStory (WARNING! extremely sad!)
- Elfen Lied
- Serial Experiments Lain

...and I bet I still missed quite a few of my favs.

Quyen March 28 2012 4:46 AM EDT

Sickone, you missed one piece :P

Sickone March 28 2012 4:52 AM EDT

Haven't found the time to watch it yet.

Guardian March 28 2012 4:53 AM EDT

from the ones he said i think those are the best, or at least are the ones i saw and liked. i also added fullmetal.

- Trigun,
- Goldenboy,
- Justice League + J.L.Unlimited, -
- Bleach
- Naruto + Naruto Shippuuden,
- Fullmetal Alchemist + Fullmetal Alchemist 2 Brotherhood

Desperado [Chaotic Serenity] March 28 2012 5:22 AM EDT

Both Justice Leagues are pretty good.

Batman The Animated Series was pretty awesome too despite some of the episodes being pretty old.

Avatar The Last Airbender has some top notch animation although it can be a little too kiddy at times.

Lord Bob March 28 2012 12:01 PM EDT

Batman The Animated Series was pretty awesome too despite some of the episodes being pretty old.
This was awesome.

As far as anime goes, I just stick with Vampire Hunter D.

Zenai March 28 2012 1:45 PM EDT

Ok just so you know a buddy of mine works an anime shop and I usually get the hook up or he tells me where to get it. He's in Japan right now doing something so I can't bother him.

Now here's a legend and what I have:

Have all: Means I have the Manga, Collector's Edition Anime Series(TV Edition too), Animated Movie, Live Action Movie and/or Game.(This includes PDFs and Digital Copies)

3x3 Eyes (Have all)
Afro Samurai (Have all)
Akita
Another (Have all)
Ah No Exorcist (Have all)
Ano Hana
Appleseed (Have all)
Armitage (Have all)
Avatar: The Last Airbender (Have all)
Bake the Grappler (Have all)
Bamboo Blade (Have all)
Basilisk (Have all)
Berserk (Have all)
Bio Hunter (Have all)
Black Jack (Have all)
Blade of the Immortal
Blassreiter
Blood+
Blood: C
Blood: The Last Vampire (Have all)
Brave 10 (Have all)
C The Money of Soul and Possibility Control
Clannad (Have all)
Cowboy Bebop (Have all)
Cyborg 009 and 009-1(Have all)
D.Gray-Man (Have all)
Darker than Black (Have all)
Dead Leaves (Have all)
Death Note (Have all)
Desert Punk(Have all)
Dirty Pair (Have all)
Elemental Glade (Have all)
Elfin Lied
Escaflowne (Have all)
Eureka Seven (Seen it)
Evangelin (Seen it)
Final Fantasy (Seen and played it!)
Full Metal Alchemist (Have all)
Gantz
Ghost in the Shell (Have all)
Gravion (Have all)
Gun X Sword(Have all)
Gungrave
Gunslinger Girl(Have all)
Guyver: The Bio Boosted Armor(Have all)
Heavy Metal(Have all)
Hellsing(Have all)
Heroic Age
High School for the Dead
Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou(Demon King Daimo)
Inuyasha(Have all)
Judge Dread(Have all)
K-ON!(Have all)
Kara(Have all)
Katanagatari(Have all)
Kekkashi(Have all)
Legend of the Dragon Kings
Legend of the Millennium Dragon
Letter Bee(Have all)
Lapin III(Seen most of them)
Macros(Seen or own them all)
Metal Armor Dragonar
Mononoke(Princess)
Munto
Murder Princess
Naruto(Not Shippuuden)
Ninja Garden
Ninja Resurrection
Ninja Scroll
Occult Academy
Outlaw Star
Over Drive
Pandora Hearts
Patlabor(Have all)
Perfect Blue
Phantom Blade
Pokemon(Was way done after first season)
Princess Mononoke
Princess Princess
Princess Resurrection
Project Arms(Have all)
Queen's Blade(Have all)
Read or Die (Have all)
Record of Lodoss War
Robotech (Have all)
Rurouni Kenshin
S-CRY-ED
Sacred Seven
Samurai 7(Have all)
Samurai Gun
Samurai Jack(Never finished it)
Shaman King
Silent Mobius
Sin in the Rain
Soul Eater
Star Ocean
Steam Detectives
Tench Mayo(Have all)
The Big O
To Aru No Majutsu
Tri-Gun
Trinity Blood
Ultraviolet (Have all)
Vampire Hunter D(Have all)
Voltron
Wicked City
Witchblade
Witch Hunter Robin
Wolf's Rain
X-Men(Seen all)
Your Under Arrest!(Have all)
Yu Yu Hakusho(Have all)
Zombie Loan


Now this was off the top of my head with the assistance of an anime list I probably have more........lol

annuminas [Serenity In Chaos] March 28 2012 4:36 PM EDT

Cowboy Bebop is my favorite anime ever! You should also check out FLCL (its short and awesome...6 episodes...Funimation has it on their Youtube page). Sub ftw.

Xenogard [Chaotic Serenity] March 28 2012 4:55 PM EDT

You pretty much have every anime I would ever list already Z haha. A few I didn't notice on the list that you haven't seen that might be worth checking out (as well as a few not on the list):

Betterman
Blue Gender
Elfen Lied
FLCL (Amazing!)
High School of the Dead (I'm actually about to start watching this myself, it looks good)
Last Exile
Outlaw Star
Rurouni Kenshin (Amazing!)
Samurai Jack (Finish it, its good.)
Soul Eater
The Big O
Trigun (Favorite anime to this day.)

-Must See Movies-

Princess Mononoke
Nausicaa of the Vally of the Wind
Howl's Moving Castle
Spirited Away
Castle in the Sky

Basically anything by Hayao Miyazaki is gold.

TH3 C0113CT0R March 28 2012 4:56 PM EDT

holy cow you have a lot!

I loved Afro Samurai, I'll have to download that one again! lol S.L Jackson did a great job for the voices

Xenogard [Chaotic Serenity] March 28 2012 4:57 PM EDT

Oh and sickone just reminded me of Serial Experiments Lain, I highly recommend that one as well.

Eliteofdelete [Battle Royale] March 28 2012 9:44 PM EDT

You can just look through my anime list. :)

http://myanimelist.net/animelist/eliteofdelete&status=2&show=0&order=4

Unappreciated Misnomer March 28 2012 9:59 PM EDT

Scraped princess
Batman gotham knight
Ninja scroll tv 13 ep.
Record of lodoss war heroic knight chronicles.
Evangelion?
Bastard!
Berserk

Demigod March 28 2012 10:07 PM EDT

Basically anything by Hayao Miyazaki is gold.

I'm not a big anime fan, but Naruto and Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke are both great. They're also safe for when your kids walk in the room.

Fair warning, though: Naruto was a long-running show, so if you plan on watching all episodes, put everything else on hold.

Zenai March 29 2012 1:54 PM EDT

Just a side-question, why would anybody bother with dubs when there's plenty of good quality subs around for just about anything (so you have a much wider selection available) and some subtlety is always lost via dubbing anyway ?

First sorry it took so long to answer back I just plain missed it......lol
Ok now I only use this as a general rule of thumb but usually this is a good marker for a worthwhile Anime. Most anime that are good to great have been Dubbed or are in line to be Dubbed. (Some subtlety is lost in Subs too FYI). So with knowing these I tend to get a list of fairly good anime which is filter Number One. Then I go with Filter Two which is Subs via word of mouth, I usually check with my buddy to find out if they are in line to be dubbed or not. Final Filter is simple actually is it visually appealing to me. I have made a few exceptions before but I usually go with this system and have not been disappointed often with the choices I have made.

So far these are the suggestions I have gotten which I have not seen or own:

Planetes ("hard" sci-fi, funny nevertheless)
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (warning: over the top absurdiy)
Megas XLR (original in english + absurdity)
Legend of Galactic Heroes (warning : ancient and loooOOOoooong)
Black Lagoon (WARNING ! extremely violent!)
Vandread
Code Geass (at least the 1st series, second, kind of what the heck) -
Excel Saga (warning: absurdity)
Martian Successor Nadesico (warning: weird humour)
Goldenboy (warning: sleazy)
Rozen Maiden
I My Me Strawberry Eggs
Angel Beats
Serial Experiments Lain
Betterman
Blue Gender
Last Exile
Scraped princess
Ninja scroll tv 13 ep.
Record of lodoss war heroic knight chronicles. (Oooooo will get this one!)
Nausicaa of the Vally of the Wind
Howl's Moving Castle (Seen part of it thanks for reminding me!)
Spirited Away
Castle in the Sky

Xenogard [Chaotic Serenity] March 29 2012 6:39 PM EDT

I'm not a big anime fan, but Naruto and Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke are both great. They're also safe for when your kids walk in the room.

Haha all of Miyazaki's stuff are kid friendly movies, but that doesn't make them any less amazing.

Nausicaa of the Vally of the Wind, Howl's Moving Castle (Seen part of it thanks for reminding me!), Spirited Away, Castle in the Sky

**Princess Mononoke (I added this again >_> Its worth mentioning like 5 times.

All Miyazaki stuff :) There are also a few others I didnt list by Miyazaki, but I've literally seen everything he's ever done and I'm telling you its all gold. Its the kind of stuff that I'll be letting my kids watch some day along with some of my favorite old Disney movies. Seriously if you haven't seen any of them, they are all ~90minutes and absolute joys to watch.

Out of the last of my suggestions I would rank them in this order.

Serial Experiments Lain
Last Exile
Blue Gender
Betterman (To be honest, I don't remember much of the series, it was years ago when TechTV, before it became G4, was still around that I watched it)

Zenai April 3 2012 10:52 PM EDT

Serial Experiments Lain: Tis sick, LOVE IT
Found a few others too

Black Blood Brothers: Awesomely sick!!!
Fate Stay Night: Sickness incarnate!

Just a few off of the chart that I happen to like now.

Looking for more material to assimilate into the system:
Betterman, Last Exile and Blue Gender will be next

I hope that I will not have this face after the first few episodes (>.<)

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] April 4 2012 2:15 AM EDT

I actually watched the first 5 episodes of High School of the Dead, and was pretty impressed, even though I'm not an anime fan. I found those in english somewhere, but they were the only ones dubbed in english, the rest were subbed.

Xenogard [Chaotic Serenity] April 4 2012 5:16 AM EDT

Betterman I don't remember much of to be honest, but I thought it was pretty cool back when I first saw it. I never watched the whole series, probably only about 4-5 episodes. So I'd save it for last if its on your list, just in case it winds up not being so great.

I thought Blue Gender was really good, however I never had a chance to finish it. It ran on Adult swim for a really short time, so I missed a bunch of episodes towards the end, and unfortunately it was one of those series that they only re-aired a few times.

Last exile I've seen from beginning to end, and I found the story to be really interesting, but I'll give you fair warning that it can be a little slow at times as its more character driven as opposed to a lot of action. But it has airships and those things are cool.

Joel April 4 2012 7:05 AM EDT

Hey Z, have you played the Fate Stay/Night game? You should download the English translated version from The Pirate Bay! Its freakin' sweet! I'm gonna check out the anime, soon! ^.^

Karn [Hell Blenders] April 4 2012 7:30 AM EDT

If you liked Fate/Stay Night I imagine you would like Fate/Zero as well.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 4 2012 7:53 AM EDT

I'd like to add Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, and for lulz, Final Fantasy (The Magun has awoken!).

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 4 2012 7:54 AM EDT

If you don't mind a bit of fan service, there's also Najica Blitz Tactics, and that high school fighting one (that I can never remember the translated name for).

Guardian April 4 2012 9:08 AM EDT

dragon ball and saint seya - Knights of the Zodiac

Zenai April 4 2012 9:22 AM EDT

Joel: No I have not played the game but I'll keep it in mind. I DL'ed Zero and Prototype after I went to their site and found out that they existed.......gotta have the full story you know.....lol

GL: I have found word of mouth to be a very good filter for Anime so I welcome fanservice all day long. :-)

Guardian: Seen all of DB and Saint Sea (All 114 Episodes are on my list I just haven't started watching then so no fan service from me until then.)

Admiralkiller April 4 2012 9:23 AM EDT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6biSPNE3U2s&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LL5Z6w5i1lWGQTj4wkffE9pQ

Joel April 4 2012 9:48 AM EDT

Heheheh, that song is great AK!

Xenogard [Chaotic Serenity] April 4 2012 12:05 PM EDT

Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi

Holy crap GL you just reminded me of something I haven't seen in ages, thank you!

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 4 2012 12:19 PM EDT

Ms Muni Muni! :D
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