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Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 9:55 pm
by firecage
Well, this is a list of my favourite anime

Blood+
Trinity Blood
Bleach
Dragonball
Dragonball Z
Chrono Crusade
Naruto
Fairy Tail
.hack//Sign
.hack//Legend of the Twilight
Deathnote
Black Lagoon
Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Neon Genesis Evangeleon
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex
Hellsing
Sword Art Online
Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero
Chobits
Haganai
Elfen Lied
High School of the Dead
Another
A Certain Scientific Railgun
A Certain Magical Index

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 9:59 pm
by Lovecraft
Boku No Pico

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 10:11 pm
by SergeantSkread
gurren lagann is the only anime I have watched and I liked it

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 10:30 pm
by Comrade Leo
Lovecraft wrote:Boku No Pico


Best chinese cartoon ever.

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 4:42 am
by miggles
gurren lagann is my favorite anime

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 5:38 am
by SJ212
gurren lagann is the only anime i enjoyed
the rest are kawi ugu bullshit or 2edgy4u faggotry

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 6:25 am
by miggles
i would like to clarify that i love anime and am not like these nerds that have only watched gurren lagann
its still my favorite though

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 6:43 am
by Quey
I love space westerns (Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star), some mecha stuff (Evangelion, Gurren Lagann), and a smattering of other things like Ghost in the Shell, Samurai Champloo, Stein's;Gate, Planetes, Serial Experiments Lain, and Nichijou. Those are the favorites I'd recommend to most people.
Have a rant.
Spoiler:
I really can't get behind popular shonen stuff (Naruto, Dragonball, Bleach, One Piece, Hunter x Hunter) because usually all the dramatic tension gets lost behind arbitrary events and outright deus ex machina where the main character's power level (or chakra or what have you) spikes at just the right time, or you have the trope of hated enemies becoming friends for not particularly good reasons, major plot holes, and HUUUUGE amounts of filler because 100+ episodes loses substance/gets ahead of the manga schedule at some point. I just don't get why these things get such a huge following. That said I love the abridging treatments some of them have gotten as they fix or obviate most of the issues and make it into a good comedy.
Generally I like things that set out to tell a story and then execute it well, and if a series goes beyond a couple seasons its doing it wrong. Internal consistency is nice as well (super saiyan is supposedly a legendary thing, then suddenly half the cast is going super saiyan 9, or nen in Hunter is supposed to be a huge secret, suddenly nen users are everywhere, killing huge numbers of "muggles" and doing huge flashy things in public).
I like some of most everything in terms of genres, and I'm always looking for something new.

Yeah I don't go for that kawaii for the sake of kawaii stuff, but I don't know what you mean by 2edgy4u. Example?

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 7:20 am
by miggles
2edgy4u would honestly apply to most of that shounen stuff.
never seen planetes or lain, or outlaw star, but the rest of that list is pretty good
i have gits on hold and im watching champloo. gits is alright and i acknowledge its quality, i just havent gotten into it; champloo im not totally sold on because i really dont like mugen, but im gonna keep watching.

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 7:47 am
by Quey
Thinking about it, Serial Experiments Lain may be one of those edgy things. I mean, I really like it, but it's one of those shows about questioning reality to the point where some scenes are more about conveying an impression than an idea, if that makes sense. I still think it does it very well and is an interesting experience, but it's probably the least "accessible" thing of the bunch.
Planetes is great in that it's probably the most realistic representation of space travel of anything I've seen across all fiction, and it's got a nice plot to boot. I love the flow of GitS, the setting, and again the realism in the combat. It's not all flashy moves and super lucky main characters, but gritty combat that flows from the cool tech where things actually get blown apart with consequences. The music helps, too; not overdramatic or out of place. I saw the films before the series, so you could try that to dive in.
As for Champloo, Mugen's not my favorite character either, but the series has a lot more to offer. O' course, there are a lot of anime that I love that have characters that I absolutely hate (Feiris in Stein's;Gate, Asuka in Evangelion) but in the end make it work.

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 8:18 am
by miggles
Faris and Asuka are definitely not my go-to "do not like" characters in those shows; I honestly can't think of a character I dislike in S;G, but as for NGE, Shinji is definitely one of the least likeable protagonists from anything I've read or watched. I don't really want to extrapolate too hard on why, since there's tons and tons of angry rants on the internet defining why Shinji is so annoying - NOT a bad character, but any means - just unlikeable.
Everyone in NGE is fucked up in the head, but while Asuka is mostly abusive (and then later a little despondent) and Rei is all kuudere, Shinji is just an annoying, whiny little bitch with some serious social issues and pent-up sadness and hatred, like a nice little psychological shit sandwich.

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 8:45 am
by Quey
I can understand that, and certainly while Shinji isn't the most likable character, I feel more sympathy for him than Asuka. She is generally treated well and is shown to be competent at a few things, but Shinji's got her problems plus he's good at nothing and only listens to a single cassette tape for fun. As for Faris, I just get really annoyed with her playing her character all the time and it's hard to take her seriously when she wants to be taken seriously. But that's just me, and there are plenty of good reasons to like both of these characters. I'm just making the point that one hated character doesn't necessarily ruin a series, nor, as you said, is a hated character necessarily a BAD character as long as they are well fleshed out and interesting.

On another note I just started watching Cromartie High School. That is some weird stuff. Pretty funny, but confusing at the same time.

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 9:39 am
by Munchlax
Out of the anime I've watched I liked Full metal alchemist: Brotherhood the most.

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 1:19 pm
by Mat13295
geilebeer wrote:Out of the anime I've watched I liked Full metal alchemist: Brotherhood the most.


Seconding this, it's one of the only animes i know of that isn't just Schoolkids dealing with highschool problems.

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 5:54 pm
by Quey
Mat13295 wrote:
geilebeer wrote:Out of the anime I've watched I liked Full metal alchemist: Brotherhood the most.


Seconding this, it's one of the only animes i know of that isn't just Schoolkids dealing with highschool problems.

Wat. I assume you've at least heard of Pokemon or Dragonball, neither of which are about school, or some of the other ones I've mentioned. Beyond that, there are few that actually deal with high school problems as their main plot. A good number of them are "I'm a high school student but I transform into a crime fighting robot/witch/animal/motorcycle/burrito".
And Fullmetal is one of those things where I love the concept, but the series gets bogged down with shounen garbage.

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 8:54 pm
by Rumia29
Is this our new anime thread? If not, we should probably make one.
I guess if I'd had to pick a favorite at gunpoint, it'd probably be Code Geass. It has a very interesting story/concept. Although the reason why I'd pick it as my favorite is because it's one of those series that I have a lot of fond memories, since it was one of the first anime I watched, that I KNEW was an anime.
Runner up is Steins;Gate.

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 4:58 pm
by firecage
Rumia, sure, why not

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 11:53 pm
by WeeYakk
Doug is my favorite anime.

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 11:55 pm
by danno
animes fucking gay
boondocks is the only good one

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 12:20 am
by Nienhaus
Clannad.

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 12:44 am
by captain sawrge
Either Katanagatari or Tatami Galaxy.
Gurren Lagann still holds a very special place in my heart.
It's been said a million times but Cowboy Bebop is high up there too.

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 3:14 am
by miggles
sawrge has good taste

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 9:36 am
by firecage
Chobits seems like a cool anime

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 9:57 am
by Deuryn
Only one I've ever really watched outside the mainstream ones of Pokemon/Digimon/Dragon Ball (x) etc is Girls Und Panzer. Good shit.

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 4:03 am
by Helios
Legend of the Galactic heroes is sweet.

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 5:01 am
by Psyentific
>People saying anything but Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 5:27 am
by miggles
how about you go fuck yourself
stop being an elitist
not everyone likes what you like

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 6:24 am
by Psyentific
miggles wrote:stop being an elitist
not everyone has good taste

Image
"stop being an elitist"

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 3:01 pm
by captain sawrge
gits is shit
you're the one that lacks any sort of taste

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 4:13 pm
by Skorvold
DBZ is the best.

If you don't like it you're probably some ugly little girl or something.

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 11:58 pm
by Stephie
Last Exile pushed all my buttons with its premise alone. Of the handful animes that I watched, I love it the most.

I liked the first Fullmetal Alchemist as well, but Brotherhood's pacing felt more like an "in previous episodes" retelling (which it was) than an actual story, to the point where the only twists that made any impact were things that didn't happen in the first series (like Roy burning one of the important characters alive). And then mysterious chinese alchemists arrived and things got even worse. I just dropped it after the, admittedly, pretty interesting story recap episode with Ed's and Al's dad.

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 1:10 am
by Skorvold
Last Exile was great, I watched it planning on making fun of it with my friend, in the end it was a good show.

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 1:14 am
by miggles
Psyentific wrote:
miggles wrote:stop being an elitist
not everyone has good taste

-snip-
"stop being an elitist"

this is the exact attitude that makes you an elitist

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 6:58 am
by TheTerbs
evangelion is the single greatest animated show ever created and this will never change

Stephie wrote:Last Exile pushed all my buttons with its premise alone. Of the handful animes that I watched, I love it the most.

I liked the first Fullmetal Alchemist as well, but Brotherhood's pacing felt more like an "in previous episodes" retelling (which it was) than an actual story, to the point where the only twists that made any impact were things that didn't happen in the first series (like Roy burning one of the important characters alive). And then mysterious chinese alchemists arrived and things got even worse. I just dropped it after the, admittedly, pretty interesting story recap episode with Ed's and Al's dad.


i watched the original FMA

what in the fuck happened I saw previews for a movie and there was a burning zeppelin and everything looked like it was in fucking ww2

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 3:34 pm
by firecage
It is a good anime Terbs, but I wouldnt say the greatest. Maybe far from it, still a good anime though. But god damnit, like everyone has a mental problem in that anime...

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 7:45 pm
by TheTerbs
firecage wrote:It is a good anime Terbs, but I wouldnt say the greatest. Maybe far from it, still a good anime though. But god damnit, like everyone has a mental problem in that anime...


No it is the best anime

Ever made

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 12:31 am
by paprika
Can we make an anime general thread instead of this? or maybe edit it

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 3:14 am
by miggles

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 6:49 am
by Psyentific
miggles wrote:
Psyentific wrote:
miggles wrote:stop being an elitist
not everyone has good taste

-snip-
"stop being an elitist"

this is the exact attitude that makes you an elitist

The more you open your mouth, the more shit your taste gets. I bet you like netorare, too.

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 7:47 am
by miggles
lmao only cuckolds like ntr

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 1:10 am
by Atticat
I drew an FLCL picture at work today!

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 5:46 am
by Kavaloosh
you're my favorite anime

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 5:47 am
by TheTerbs
eva still best

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 4:07 pm
by Atticat
FLCL is probably one of the best anime's as a coherent whole. DBZ and Gurren Lagann can be really awesome piecemeal. Although each have really, really, REALLY lame moments along with badass ones.

For the best I'd probably vote bible black.

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 5:56 pm
by Rumia29
Atticat wrote:For the best I'd probably vote bible black.


I was not expexting that at all.

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 6:41 pm
by Munchlax
Boondocks is really good.

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 10:56 am
by srifenbyxp
Sailor moon and LOGH. These are prime examples tha tall should consider.

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 4:52 am
by 420goslingboy69
space dandy, watamote, lupin III, and arakawa under the bridge
cowboy bebop is so god damn overrated, especially the ending. the best parts about cowboy bebop were the characters they would bring in for one episode because they were all well-made and interesting

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:24 am
by Mr Wondrous
Has anyone else developed an irrational hated of anime due to the constant use of anime girls attached to shitposting? It's especially bad on /g/

Re: Whats your favourite Anime?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:23 pm
by miggles
you came to the wrong thread gaijin