Discussion in 'Animated Realms' started by barty64, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. barty64

    barty64 Moki The Monkey Boy Staff Member

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    Welcome to the Anime thread, I have created this thread to see what people's favourite anime's and manga's are.
    Guess i'll list my favourite's first, for anime it's Haibane Renmei, Elfen Lied, Dragonball Z, R.O.D. Read Or Die and Death Note.
    For Manga it's Bleach, Rosario+Vampire, Zombie Loan, DearS and Immortal Rain.
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
  2. Digital Jedi

    Digital Jedi Administrator Staff Member

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    There's still a lot of Anime I want to watch, but right now, I'm most fond of Dragon Ball Z, Naruto and One Piece.

    I don't care for Manga all that much. Something seems to get lost in translation.

    I've got Death Note and a bunch of other stuff in my Hulu Queue, but it's going to be ages before I can view it all. I'm still trying to finish Season 3 of Naruto and I want to do the Inuyasha saga next. Not to mention I'm still way behind on One Piece. Did I mention I like One Piece? I like One Piece.

    One Piece.
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  3. Maruno

    Maruno Council of Heroes Staff Member

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    I'm a person not given to having favourites of anything (except colours - purple, if you cared). I'll like some things more than others, certainly, but tend not to view one thing as being above every other related thing.

    A brief mention of manga - I barely ever read it. As in, I've read about four or five manga series ever, and none within the past several years. So anything I talk about here, I'm talking about the anime version.

    I've seen a lot of anime in my time, and forgotten most of it, so it's hard to make a wholly informed list of the ones that stand out for me. Perhaps that's just as well, though - if I've forgotten them, they can't have been outstanding, can they?

    Tenchi Muyo was one of the first anime I ever watched, along with Dragonball Z (which I joined just before the Cell Games saga). While Dragonball Z was good and all, despite the hours of powering up and grunting at each other (I'm sure I'm not the first to point that out), it doesn't particularly stand out for me, other than in the "it was one of the first anime I ever watched" way. Tenchi Muyo, on the other hand, stands out much more. It was finite in length, had a comedy/harem plot (something I'm still drawn to nowadays), and still had magical powers and all that cool stuff.

    After discovering anime, I looked around for the meagre pickings available on UK TV at the time. There wasn't much - some butchered Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura (both of which I have since watched in their original form and enjoyed, the latter moreso than the former), Neon Genesis Evangelion and Martian Successor Nadesico (both great stuff), and various films and series shown after midnight on the Sci Fi channel once a week (including Burn Up Excess, Urotsukidoji and various other things I don't remember - none of these were that memorable). There were a few other anime on TV at the time, including Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Inuyasha (I think), but I didn't watch them (I've since watched Bebop, but never the other two). Oh, and Pokémon. Yeah, that was fun, although I lost contact with it after a season or so. Digimon was also around, and I watched even less of that.

    I then got access to Yu-Gi-Oh! (card games are serious business! I enjoyed it), Naruto, Bleach (both of which I'm still watching today - yes, even the fillers), a bit of .hack//SIGN, and a few other things.

    It was when I went to Uni that I really opened up into the world of anime. I started the Anime Society with Fruits Basket, Paranoia Agent, Full Metal Panic and some other stuff, and I downloaded various things off the Interweb. From then on it's all a bit of a blur, so I'll end my reminiscences here.

    In no particular order, here are some of the notable (to me) anime I've seen:

    Itazura na Kiss
    Cowboy Bebop
    Neon Genesis Evangelion
    Martian Successor Nadesico
    Cardcaptor Sakura
    Yakitate!! Japan
    Tenchi Muyo!
    Tenchi in Tokyo (surprisingly, I've only ever seen this once, back when it first aired on TV over 8 years ago)
    Ouran High School Host Club
    Samurai Champloo
    Lovely Complex
    Ghost in the Shell (just the films)
    Anything with Lupin the Third in it
    Dirty Pair (mainly the "Flash" version)
    Eden of the East
    Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
    Skip Beat
    Tokyo Godfathers
    Kimi ni Todoke

    Quite a few, certainly, and I've kept a number of anime out of that list that I don't think quite belong in there (although they're still good themselves). I've also seen several of the "popular" anime (see below), but again I don't think they quite belong on the list above.
    • Suzumiya Haruhi, Sailor Moon, Dragonball Z, Clannad, Kanon, Naruto, Azumanga Daioh, Lucky Star, K-ON!

    Also, I'm never watching Grave of the Fireflies again. Once is entirely enough.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2010
  4. Wildharpie

    Wildharpie Gamer Wannabe

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    Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, Bleach, Yugioh 5Ds, All the way :D
  5. Sakura Sakamoto

    Sakura Sakamoto Active Member

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    i realy like anime.
    well collecting it at least my anime collection now consists of

    bleach seasons 1-5
    dragonball z complete
    dragonball seasons 1-4
    naruto complete
    full metal alchemist complete
    yu-gi-oh complete as can be they never finished season 4 on dvd:crying:
    avatar the last airbender complete
    justice league complete
    justice league unlimited complete
    tales of symphonia vol 1
    death note complete
    d.gray - man season 1
    the melancholy of haruhi suzumiya complete
    grendadier the beautiful warrior complete
    elemental gelade complete
    hare + guu complete
    pani poni dash complete
    a little snow fairy sugar comlpete
    chobits complete
    azumanga daioh complete
    lucky star complete
    school rumble complete
    negima!? complete
    negima! complete
    excel saga complete
    r.o.d the t.v complete
    moon phase complete
    love hina complete
    kiddy grade complete
    burst angel complete
    samurai champloo complete
    serial experments lain complete
    haibane - renmei complete
    elfien lied complete
    tokyo underground complete
    final fantasy unlimited complete
    martian successor nadesico complete
    aeon flux complete
    afro samurai complete
    magical play complete
    bludgeoning angel dokuro-chan

    if was going have a top ten it would probabaly be
    1. azumanga daioh
    2. lucky star
    3. hare + guu
    4. school rumble
    5. bleach
    6. dragonball z/dragonball
    7. negima!/negima!?
    8. deathnote
    9. r.o.d the t.v
    10. naruto
  6. barty64

    barty64 Moki The Monkey Boy Staff Member

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    Maruno I believe that what I quoted from your post is the rough meaning to the word favourite, unless they changed its meaning recently and didn't tell me.
    I haven't seen Grave of the Fireflies is it bad?
    Although I have recently finished watching DBZ for a second time and I did only get into the series 2-3 years ago, there aren't many series Ive watched more then DBZ, the main one I have watched more is Haibane Renmei I must of watched it completely about 5+ times.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2010
  7. Maruno

    Maruno Council of Heroes Staff Member

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    Yes, but I like lots of things more than others, in many different ways, and I can't well say they're all my favourites, can I?

    Grave of the Fireflies is renowned for being incredibly sad and moving, bringing many tears to the eyes of even the most hardened person. It's not bad in any sense of the word; it's just more than one person can take in a lifetime. Watch it, and you'll see what I mean.
  8. Digital Jedi

    Digital Jedi Administrator Staff Member

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    Favorites can change depending on what time it is in your life. My favorite song one week will be different from my favorite song next week. Generally, it's not written in stone what your favorite is, just what's striking your fancy at this particular moment. Like, I could decide I hate the color blue.....
  9. Sakura Sakamoto

    Sakura Sakamoto Active Member

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    it's been while since i've been on here
    so i've watched all of naruto now watching shippuden
    been watching bleach.
    also watched strike witches,spice and wolf,strwaberry marshmallow and some other animes i can't remember.
  10. barty64

    barty64 Moki The Monkey Boy Staff Member

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    There are still some series I would like to watch the complete series of to list a few
    R.O.D The T.V
    Excel Saga
    Neon Genesis Evangelion
    Cardcaptor Sakura
    Red Garden
  11. Sakura Sakamoto

    Sakura Sakamoto Active Member

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    My top 10 animes have changed.
    So I thought I put my new list here.

    !.Clannad + Clannad After Story
    2.Black Lagoon
    3.Angel Beats
    4. R.O.D The T.V
    5.FMA BrotherHood
    6.Soul Eater
    7.Birdy The Mighty
    8.Lucky Star
    10. The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

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