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Old 04-06-2006, 19:55   #1
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Any Manga/Anime fans here?

I'm a bit nutty on both myself. I went to London's MCM Expo (which again had Anime Village at is) dressed as Sasuke from Naruto and loved it. I'm just wondering about any possible manga/anime fans here, cos they seem to be rare in this country, day and age. XD
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Old 04-06-2006, 19:57   #2
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If you go to the world cinema bit, I've an idea you might find a fair few.
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Old 04-06-2006, 20:50   #3
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Old 05-06-2006, 11:38   #4
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I'm not a fan of the kiddy anime stuff (i.e. Naruto, Full Metal Alchemist, Bleach etc), with the exception of Miyazaki of course.

I'm more into the darker, cerebral efforts. Huge Satoshi Kon fan.
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Old 10-06-2006, 06:06   #5
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I'm not a fan of the kiddy anime stuff (i.e. Naruto, Full Metal Alchemist, Bleach etc), with the exception of Miyazaki of course.

I'm more into the darker, cerebral efforts. Huge Satoshi Kon fan.
Ditto. I prefer anime with substance (like Evangelion), but the "kiddy stuff" can be fun.

As for Kon, I've only seen Perfect Blue, which is very good. I wanna pick up the R1 Paranoia Agent boxset, but it's VERY expensive.

Today (as part of Deepdiscountdvd's 20% off sale) I blind-ordered Serial Experiment Lain and Haibane Renmei, reportedly very existential shows from Yo****oshi ABe. Hopefully they will live up to the hype.
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Old 10-06-2006, 07:35   #6
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My wife and daughters love the shoujo shows, and I've been getting into them myself - Love Hina, Princess Nine, Azumanga Daioh and Fruits Basket are particularly good and Ranma is always good fun.

Lain is good, but Haibane Renmei really is excellent, nothing else quite like it in the anime canon we've spotted so far. The closest is Kino's Journey (only US$22 odd at dvdpacific, ex shipping), and it's a tad darker and more violent. Very highly recommended, though.


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Old 10-06-2006, 08:22   #7
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I'm a bit of a fan, haven't seen any new stuff recently though. This is what I have on DVD:
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Old 10-06-2006, 08:56   #8
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Bit off an addict here, I've been into anime for a while now but heavily since I got broadband, god bless those fansubbers!

I imagine I have more anime than I'll ever actually watch, with complete shows just waiting to be watched on dvd while I collect the ongoing volumes of numerous shows. Still, nice to have the choice!

I'm currently watching Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) a stunning show, only 3 eps left and looks to be building to one hell of a climax

Shows I watched via fansub in the last 2 years

100 Stories
Area 88
Avenger
Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror
Bakuretsu Tenshi (Burst Angel)
Basilisk
Battle Programmer Shirase
Chrno Crusade
Divergence Eve
Divergence Eve: Misaki Chronicles
Elfen Lied
Full Metal Panic Fumoffu
Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid
Galaxy Railways
Gankutsuou
Gantz (Season 1+2 )
Gokusen
Gunslinger Girl
Gun X Sword
Initial D: 2nd Stage
Jinki Extend
Jubei Chan 2
KURAU Phantom Memory
Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai - This Ugly and Beautiful World
Madlax
Mahoromatic Automatic Maiden Series 2
Melody Of Oblivion
Mushishi
Otogizoushi
Paranoia Agent
Planetes
Ragnarok
Saiyuuki Reload
Samurai 7
Samurai Champloo
Serial Experiments Lain
Shakugan no Shana
Shingetsutan Tsukihime - The Lunar/Moon Chronicle
Speed Grapher
Spiral
Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor
Tenjou Tenge
Tide Line Blue
Tokyo Underground
Trigun
Trinity Blood
You're Under Arrest Season 2
Yugo
Yumeria
Xenosaga: The Animation

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As for Kon, I've only seen Perfect Blue, which is very good. I wanna pick up the R1 Paranoia Agent boxset, but it's VERY expensive.
I would advise you to watch his feature length films first (there are only three - Perfect Blue, Millenium Actress and Tokyo Godfathers), as Paranoia Agent is almost like the 'dregs' of his previous efforts.

It's an awesome series, which you can watch on its own but there are thematic and character references to his films.

Kon is King.
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Old 10-06-2006, 10:35   #10
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there are a few recently new animes being fansubbed at the minute:

Ergo Proxy - very dark, similar to ghost in the machine (by the looks of it)
The Third - not too sure what's going on yet (only seen one ep)
Utawarerumono - fantasy
Jyu Oh Sei - fantasy, boy stranded on prison planet with carnivorous plants

I've only recently gotten into watching anime (bout a year) but i'm finding it quite addictive.


In the process of watching

Naruto
Ergo Proxy
The Third
Utawarerumono
Jyu Oh Sei
Macross Zero


Yet to watch

Gunslinger Girl
Last Exile


Watched

Initial D (Stages 1-4)
Full Metal Panic (1, 2, Fumoffu)
Elfen Lied
Noir
Naruto (Eps 1-187, Movies 1 & 2)

I tried a lot of others for a coupla eps but didn't like them and i've a bunch of others i have listed to get at some point.

I highly recommend Naruto and Full Metal Panic.
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Old 10-06-2006, 16:09   #11
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The closest is Kino's Journey (only US$22 odd at dvdpacific, ex shipping), and it's a tad darker and more violent. Very highly recommended, though.
Had my eye on that one and would've grabbed it in the deepdiscountdvd sale if it hadn't had sold out. Same director as Lain apparently.
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FLCL
Mind Game
Tamala 2010
Evangelion
Urusei Yatsura

Ghibli



Perfect Blue is ****
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Old 13-06-2006, 04:44   #13
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Perfect Blue is ****
Perfect Blue is what? Bloody swear filter.
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Had my eye on that one and would've grabbed it in the deepdiscountdvd sale if it hadn't had sold out. Same director as Lain apparently.
Must admit, I'd forgotten the Lain connection but I think it might have been a factor when we picked up Kino.
Kino is a wonderful fantasy that could have been derived from The Pilgrim's Progress, and shares the European visuals of some of the Ghibli titles - Kiki, Laputa, Porco Rosso. I'd certainly suggest you go for it when the price is right.

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Had my eye on that one and would've grabbed it in the deepdiscountdvd sale if it hadn't had sold out.
Back ordered items are still eligible for the 20% sale, even if they don't fill before the end of the sale. Only pre-release items are excluded.
Back filled a fair amount of my anime collection in that sale.
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Well I'm still a fan of wonderful (if mainstream) Macross Saga's, particularly Plus (in all its flavours) and Zero. Smart snappy (and sometimes dark) stories and big robots. Something for both sides of my anime-ness.

And another mention for Ghibli because you can never heap enough praise on them. Totoro isn't just my favourite anime movie, if may just be my favourite movie fullstop. (sorry Darkstar)
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Aye I love Macross Plus (long version)... Zero was just very ok...
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You have to see both versions of M Plus, The OVA is the best (I still think the opening to part 2 is the coolest opening in anime ) but the movie has the better ending.
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Perfect Blue is what? Bloody swear filter.
I think you can assume its something not all that good.
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Same director as Lain apparently.
I would rather razor my eyes and insert computer cables into the sockets than watch anything to do with lain ever again.

'Lame' more like, how boring was that? How anyone can call this a classic is beyond me. Lucky for me mine were review copies I would hate to have to watch this junk knowing I had actually spent money on it.
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