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Hey any one watches animes?
(08-23-2014, 10:56 PM)nerdygirl Wrote: I like anime. I'm volunteering at an anime convention next month, actually.

(08-21-2014, 04:16 PM)Rosebolt Wrote: Do you guys prefer dubs or subs?

Subs all the way, It just seems weird when its dubbed.

I love anime and One Piece is one of my favorites!
I love Inyuasha, Naruto, Fairy Tail, Case closed, Bleach, Kuroko's Basketball, etc.. Big Grin
Sub, sub and sub, Dub is no good for me even though I don't understand much of Japanese but I still listen it Smile
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Since I like top 10 lists Toungue

1. Death Note
2. Elfen Lied
3. Sword Art Online
4. Mirai Nikki
5. Another
6. Fullmetal Alchemist
7. Chaos;Head
8. Robotics;Notes
9. Deadman Wonderland
10. Gunslinger Girl
WEEEE anime!!! we have an anime conventions here... but we are like 30 people... every year, still awesome...
i watch now Mushishi and Attack on Titan: No Regrets... still no ep 2, but its worth the wait
Any manga readers?
(01-03-2015, 08:48 PM)Nicholas Wrote: WEEEE anime!!! we have an anime conventions here... but we are like 30 people... every year, still awesome...
i watch now Mushishi and Attack on Titan: No Regrets... still no ep 2, but its worth the wait
Any manga readers?

I read manga but only yaoi Big Grin
(01-04-2015, 09:46 AM)BookLover120 Wrote: I read manga but only yaoi Big Grin
The same is true for me, except: replace “yaoi” with “yuri” ^_-

Manga is cool and all, I know that manga often (or even mostly) has a superior story and art, but I’m in love with voice acting just as much as with anime/manga style, setting and stories. My favorite seiyuu are Mamiko Noto and Halko Momoi.

The list of my favorite anime series and movies would be too long to post, but among the recent ones I would pick selector spread WIXOSS, SAO2 and Zankyou no Terror, Knights of Sidonia. Yet to watch Tokyo ESP (which, I hope, is on pair with Ga-Rei; no spoilers please). Among the slightly older series I would like to mention Gatchaman Crowds: I still can’t get enough of Hajime, she is a painkiller for my battered heart… ( if we had “your anime wife/husband” thread, my choice would be obvious ^^)
Some of my favorite movies are Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki, Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo, The Star of Cottonland (Wata no Kuni Hoshi).
I used to watch anime a lot more often but recently I've been watching Samurai Champloo and Sword Art Online
Forgive me, but I have the urge to take you back in time to an era where "anime" and "manga" did not exist in the average English-speaking sci-fi geek's language.

I started watching anime in the US in the early Seventies when it was called "Japanimation." I watched shows like "Speed Racer" (Mach GoGoGo), as well as "Kimba: The White Lion," and "Gigantor." American TV didn't really open up to anime until 1985 when we got the amazing mash-up of three separate anime series to form "Robotech." I was addicted to "Robotech," and I remember coming home from college classes to catch the 3pm episode because it was like a sci-fi soap opera. That's when I started to see more and more anime titles in video rental stores. Of course, none of these stores had an "Anime" section back then. Mostly, these titles were shoved in the "Foreign Films" sections. The nearly defunct Suncoast Movie Company stores was the first time I saw a corporate video store have a dedicated "Anime" section, and that was some time in the Nineties.

Back when I was a kid, the only way to purchase manga was to fly to Japan, buy a bunch of titles at a shop and bring them home. Of course, you had to know kanji because no one was making English translations of manga when I was a kid. Then, vendors at a local sci-fi convention would offer a much wider range of titles, if one came to your town. Manga popularity did not really begin in the States until the 1990s, and it was slow to catch on. Back then, only the most hardcore fans had manga. I remember going to Borders (RIP) bookstore around 1995 and having to dig through the sci-fi section to find a tiny shelf with (maybe) 10 manga books. Now, Barnes & Noble stores have entire fixtures devoted to hundreds of titles. Manga fans today are very fortunate, indeed.

Anyway, in 1989, I saw Katsuhiro Otomo's "AKIRA" in a Beverly Hills movie theater. The showing was packed with fans of anime, (a small, exclusive group back then,) and it was a time where we had discussions about "new" topics like "adult anime." Terms like "hentai" or "tentacle porn" were completely unknown to us back then. But we were fascinated by this faraway culture making animation that American companies simply weren't making. When I finally saw "AKIRA," the animation blew my mind, and to this day, it is my favorite anime film by a long shot. That film created a cultural shift in American tastes in animation. After that, the flood-gates were opened, and more American companies were importing and translating anime and manga titles into English. Today, there are more titles than anyone can possibly consume in a lifetime. It is really a great time to be a fan of Japanese entertainment.

Without "AKIRA," Disney would never have financed the distribution of "Princess Mononoke" or "Spirited Away." "AKIRA" helped create a wave of interest in manga publishing and anime imports that culminated into what we see today.

I must say that, regarding anime, I am very picky. I'm into the animated realism of Otomo or Hayeo Miyazaki. I loved the animation in "Grave of the Fireflies," "Ghost in the Shell," "AKIRA," the shorter "Riding Bean," etc. But I admit, I am behind on my anime watching. I like harder-edged stories, which is why I liked what I saw of "Attack on Titan." I still need to finish the show, though. To me, if the animation is top-notch, I'll give it a try. I'd love to get some recommendations for some intense, edgy anime.

TL;DR - I'm an old-school anime watcher from the distant past, so what kind of hardcore, intense and edgy anime would you recommend to me?


Akira is an amazing masterpiece, i get blown by it till this day. unfortunatly its not something you see these days.
My most favorite animes are from the 90s: Cowboy bebop, Hellsing, AH! My goddess, Ghost in the shell, Princess Mononokey.... and much more.
today you see too many "magical girl" crap =|

I really enjoyed reading what you wrote about anime... you just dont find people that really appreciate or have so much kwonledge about it...

I can reccomend you: Death Note, Samurai Champloo and Gantz for now...

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