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Lovely Mixture:

Abandon4093:

Well the anime was fantastic so I'm sure the mangas even better.

But is it worth laying down the 300+ it would take to buy all 35 volumes? I know the series basically tells the mangas first 13 volumes, but I don't fancy starting the manga at volume 14.

Ha, only reason I'd say the manga is better is cause it's just more story that the anime never covered.

You could technically start from volume 13, the anime leaves out at least two important scenes (though not extremely important) that are followed up in the manga. If you want me to elaborate I will (they aren't spoilerrific).

If I had the money, I would buy all those volumes in a heartbeat, but you could always wait for the inevitable Omnibus editions.

Oh yes, please ellaborate.

You know, I'm surprised they haven't started making omnibuses. Like 10 volume deals. I was kinda banking on that being the case. I could deal with like 3 20 omnibuses.

Hellsing OVA
Code Geass
Soul Eater
Deadman Wonderland
FullMetal Alchemist
One Piece
Death Note
Berserk
DragonBall Z
and Fooley Cooly.

Jonluw:
I really can't bear voice acting that isn't from the country the series was originally produced in. That goes for any media, really.
And I just can't handle how English voice actors sound when they do anime. Particularly the women. Don't know why; there's just something off about it.
Plus, I think Japanese is a prettier language.

Japanese is indeed a very pretty language and I'd love to learn how to speak it, but I hate reading subtitles so I'll stick to my dubs.

EDIT: Also technically all animation is dubbed since animated characters wouldn't have voices otherwise. It's really a question of whether or not it's been kept in it's original language or localized.

canadamus_prime:

Jonluw:
I really can't bear voice acting that isn't from the country the series was originally produced in. That goes for any media, really.
And I just can't handle how English voice actors sound when they do anime. Particularly the women. Don't know why; there's just something off about it.
Plus, I think Japanese is a prettier language.

Japanese is indeed a very pretty language and I'd love to learn how to speak it, but I hate reading subtitles so I'll stick to my dubs.

It's all about getting used to it. The language used in subtitles is normally fairly simple, so after having watched a couple of series with subs in succession, you'll be able to catch all the dialogue simply by throwing a glance at the bottom of the screen every time you see the text bite at the bottom changing.
Or you can just focus on the entire screen at once.
After a bit of practice you can read the subtitles without really noticing that you're reading.

Jonluw:

canadamus_prime:

Jonluw:
I really can't bear voice acting that isn't from the country the series was originally produced in. That goes for any media, really.
And I just can't handle how English voice actors sound when they do anime. Particularly the women. Don't know why; there's just something off about it.
Plus, I think Japanese is a prettier language.

Japanese is indeed a very pretty language and I'd love to learn how to speak it, but I hate reading subtitles so I'll stick to my dubs.

It's all about getting used to it. The language used in subtitles is normally fairly simple, so after having watched a couple of series with subs in succession, you'll be able to catch all the dialogue simply by throwing a glance at the bottom of the screen every time you see the text bite at the bottom changing.
Or you can just focus on the entire screen at once.
After a bit of practice you can read the subtitles without really noticing that you're reading.

Maybe so, but I don't have the patience for that. Nor do I feel any particular need to watch the subbed version when the un-cut dubbed is available and much easier to follow.

canadamus_prime:
Maybe so, but I don't have the patience for that. Nor do I feel any particular need to watch the subbed version when the un-cut dubbed is available and much easier to follow.

*shiver*
For you, perhaps.
Personally, I can't bear it.

deidara:
Dragonball
Nichijou
Fate/Zero

huzzah for the 1st person to mention Dragon Ball! I thought I was gonna be alone on that one, I got into DBZ when I was a kid and I just never grew out of it,

Dragon Ball Z (and later the original series) was a HUGE part of my childhood, every day for years after I got home from school I would watch it, I would tape the episodes and watch them again on weekends, I found myself completely taken in by the characters the action and the soundtrack, I loved the story too, even if looking back on it now it is a little formulaeic

also, *raises flame shield* I...like...Naruto! admittedly no one likes it immediately, I hated it to begin with but after having been forced to sit through some of it by a friend it started to grow on me, the soundtrack is awesome, the characters are mostly likeable...you're about to think "filler" aren't you?....y'know what? I don't even mind the filler...it's not that bad, it might not be something I'd watch more than once but it gives minor characters a chance to shine, some of which I like, (Rock Lee is my favorite)

Death Note was just awesome, the characters, the storyline...everything...and it wasn't too long either...admittedly it did decline in quality towards the end I think but still awesome

and now a list of some others I really like but am too lazy to explain why

Claymore
Hellsing
Hellsing Ultimate
Elfen Lied
Studio Ghibli movies
Shaman King
Bleach is watchable I suppose
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Tenchi Muyo
Soul Eater
Fate/Stay Night
Fist Of The North Star
Yu-Gi-Oh! (original series only)

Any Tentacle Porn

In all seriousness, we're three pages in and only ONE person has mentioned Darker Than Black!?!

This needs to be redressed!

Ok, so I'm not a huge anime person, in fact, if it wasn't for one of my friends practically forcing me to watch it (though his tastes differ substantially from mine) I probably wouldn't have any. But Darker Than Black I would say is one of the higher quality series I've seen. The animation is absolutely perfect in it, and while the premise might not be entirely original, it carries it off far better than something like Heroes.

Also, the end of the second series I just find absolutely heartbreaking.

I really really enjoyed the first Hunter X Hunter anime. I really really wish it didn't stop where it did.

Exactly the same with Beserk, the ending was cool and all, but why the hell did it have to end?

Also, Full Metal Alchmemist, the only anime that gave me a satisfying ending, ignoring the movie.

Plus Naruto, it had it's good moments, and rarely it's really good moments, until the ton of filler episodes.

In no particular order...

Dragon Ball Z
Cowboy Bebop
Season 1 of Pokemon (when I was a kid, I watched this religously)
Ghost in the shell
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

Most recently I have seen,

Gurren Lagann: all you realy need to know is that these two giant robots end up throwing galaxies at each other :D

Elfen Lied: This one caught my eye by the box art. This girl has 4 invisible hands that she uses to kill people

Gantz: Never have I been so embarassed to watch an anime especially when there is an abundence of tits and sex, not so much and not so graphic that it would be classified as hentai though.

KefkaCultist:
I have three favorite animes:
-Slayers because it was my first anime ever thanks to my brother. Gonna cosplay as Zelgadis at ACen next year.

Hell yeah slayers is awesome, get's a bit formulaic at times but still a great comedy

OT: Princess Tutu: Deconstructing Magical Girl shows before Madoka made it cool. Seriously beautiful music,wonderful storybook atheistic and a great subversion of fairy tale and Magical girl Tropes.The ending is wonderfully bittersweet and the Raven King is terrifying. Plus Drosselmeyer is just plain cool.

Usagi Drop and Haibaine Renmei: Both for the same reasons: Slow thoughtful shows that tackle difficult issues:Changing lifestyles and fatherhood(Usagi drop) and Death/grief/redemption or nine hundred other things,there is a ton of symbolism open to interpretation,yet another reason to love this show (Haibane Renmei).

Baccano!: It's a fun show about fun characters having fun. It's a great time,and the prohibition era setting is cool.Baccano!'s way of telling the story is unlike anything else,it's hard to describe so I'll paraphrase the box blurb "Characters and Storylines don't cross, they collide".

It's spiritual sequel Durarara!! is an OK show but just doesn't capture that magic that Baccano! has.

Lastly Time of Eve: I simply love this show, Yasuhiro Yoshiura is an unsung genius at his craft. A great exploration of what our relationship with robots would be when they get to the point of being life like. It builds a believable world with realistic characters in what would take some people an entire season to convey,he does it in under two hours.Episode 4(Doll of Eve) is one of the most heartbreaking things I've seen. Seriously, watch anything you can by this man,it's great.

There are a few more(Penguin Drum,Revolutionary girl Utena,Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei) but I'll leave it at that. Also before everyone gets their panties in twist: I like Madoka Magica, I just don't think it's the best show ever. Still very good just not this godly show it's fans make it out to be.

I just finished the first season of High School of the Dead. Amazing. Well written and thoughtful, once you get past the cursing and panty shots.

Kahunaburger:

Stay nerdy, my friends.

This is made of so much awesome, it made may day. Internet cookies go to you.

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I'm really surprised that more people don't mention Ghost in the Shell in any form when these threads pop up.

Persona 4: The Animation
Durarara!
Death Note
Black Butler
Baccano!
Naruto (First real anime I got into)
FLCL
Gurren Lagann
Angel Beats
Trigun
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

Mainly Persona 4 because of the easter eggs from the game and the club scene.

Fuckin' swag.

I have many Animes I love, but if I had to choose... it would be Acchi Kocchi.
Definetly the cutest and funniest Anime of Anime Season 2012.

I just finished watching Angel Beats! on Blu-Ray, really enjoyed it, not just because of the comedic moments but the genuinely sad moments as well. It has also made me more wary of chairs...

Other mentions go to:
K-ON
Spice and Wolf
Lucky Star
Azumanga Daioh
Cowboy Bebop
Claymore
High School of the Dead
Welcome to the NHK
Paranoia Agent
Shakugan no Shana
Rosario+Vampire
Mardock Scramble: The First Compression

I have not watched that much anime (gee, looking at this thread I have a lot to do!), but I really liked Scrapped Princess, and When They Cry (only saw a few episodes of that one though). Oh, and I have this nostalgic liking of Record of Lodoss War.

Currently watching the Last Exile. Nice, so far :)

Death Note? Been mentioned a few dozen times already.

Gosick. It's a brilliant anime about a girl with ludicrously high intelligence who lives pretty much secluded in a school's library but is occasionally called upon to solve crimes, and a somewhat-less-intelligent boy who gets transferred there and messes up the usual flow of things. I love it because of the way you see how the girl reaches her conclusions. There's no hidden scenes, no evidence mysteriously conjured. They're all things shown in the anime itself before that time, and most likely even put emphasis on, but you just didn't piece together before that. It gives you this 'why didn't I see that' feeling nearly every episode.

3 pages and not one mention of gintama I am disappoint.

Beyblade, Dragon Ball Z, Pokemon, Yugioh, and Gurren Lagann.

Yeah, I like action stuff.

I hate that stupid drama stuff, I want explosions.

I've only seen two people mention it, but, Nichijou is probably my favorite anime ever. It was the one that really sucked me into anime because it is absolutely hilarious, and the animation is just amazing. The one thing that really irks me about most other shows is that the characters in the background are usually a static image or maybe 2 or three frames. The attention to detail is astounding.

I mean, look at this!

Abandon4093:

Oh yes, please ellaborate.

1. There are two minor characters who appear later on.
-Before Guts leaves to go help Caska, he meets this guy named Silat who is a Kushan (basically their version of Arabs/Persians)
-Another is a nobleman of the Midland King's court

2. Griffith's escape is a little different, the Princess wants to go along with them but is recaptured. Instead of generic soldiers chasing the Hawks, there are first a trio of weird Assassins, and then some Beast like soldiers who are lead by a guy who knows Zodd. Guts beats them after a long battle, chronologically the first real monster that Guts fights and kills.

3. After Guts survives the Eclipse, the Skull Knight arrives to survey the scene and Zodd arrives and is surprised and happy to see Guts still alive.

Abandon4093:

You know, I'm surprised they haven't started making omnibuses. Like 10 volume deals. I was kinda banking on that being the case. I could deal with like 3 20 omnibuses.

Yeah, if they don't start on it soon I'm gonna have to start a petition or something.

Cipher1:
3 pages and not one mention of gintama I am disappoint.

I feel so horrible for forgetting one of my all-time favorite animes. :(

Lovely Mixture:

Abandon4093:

Oh yes, please ellaborate.

1. There are two minor characters who appear later on.
-Before Guts leaves to go help Caska, he meets this guy named Silat who is a Kushan (basically their version of Arabs/Persians)
-Another is a nobleman of the Midland King's court

2. Griffith's escape is a little different, the Princess wants to go along with them but is recaptured. Instead of generic soldiers chasing the Hawks, there are first a trio of weird Assassins, and then some Beast like soldiers who are lead by a guy who knows Zodd. Guts beats them after a long battle, chronologically the first real monster that Guts fights and kills.

3. After Guts survives the Eclipse, the Skull Knight arrives to survey the scene and Zodd arrives and is surprised and happy to see Guts still alive.

That sounds cool, I didn't think Zodd got enough screen time in the series. I'm still struggling to figure out what he actually is. He doesn't appear to be part of the Godhand but I'd be willing to bet money that he's more powerful than the majority of the Godhand put together. So he can't just be some randomer who used a behamet.[spelling?]

Abandon4093:

You know, I'm surprised they haven't started making omnibuses. Like 10 volume deals. I was kinda banking on that being the case. I could deal with like 3 20 omnibuses.

Yeah, if they don't start on it soon I'm gonna have to start a petition or something.

I'd sign it. I'm already collecting one ridiculously large collection of books with Vampire Hunter D. I don't want to start something that's twice as a big and therefore costly.

Stryc9:

I'm really surprised that more people don't mention Ghost in the Shell in any form when these threads pop up.

It depends which iteration you're talking about.

The two movies, especially the first one, have classic status. Somewhere up there with Akira.

But SAC was a horrible, horrible let down.

I'd say most people probably don't mention the films in these discussions because it would be like mentioning Akira. Anyone who knows anything about anime already knows about them, they kinda come with the territory.

[Kira Must Die]:
Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

I'm watching it right now! I'm at the halfway point, and it's on its way into my top favorites!

UncleUlty:

KefkaCultist:
I have three favorite animes:
-Slayers because it was my first anime ever thanks to my brother. Gonna cosplay as Zelgadis at ACen next year.

Hell yeah slayers is awesome, get's a bit formulaic at times but still a great comedy

OT: Princess Tutu: Deconstructing Magical Girl shows before Madoka made it cool. Seriously beautiful music,wonderful storybook atheistic and a great subversion of fairy tale and Magical girl Tropes.The ending is wonderfully bittersweet and the Raven King is terrifying. Plus Drosselmeyer is just plain cool.

Usagi Drop and Haibaine Renmei: Both for the same reasons: Slow thoughtful shows that tackle difficult issues:Changing lifestyles and fatherhood(Usagi drop) and Death/grief/redemption or nine hundred other things,there is a ton of symbolism open to interpretation,yet another reason to love this show (Haibane Renmei).

Baccano!: It's a fun show about fun characters having fun. It's a great time,and the prohibition era setting is cool.Baccano!'s way of telling the story is unlike anything else,it's hard to describe so I'll paraphrase the box blurb "Characters and Storylines don't cross, they collide".

It's spiritual sequel Durarara!! is an OK show but just doesn't capture that magic that Baccano! has.

Lastly Time of Eve: I simply love this show, Yasuhiro Yoshiura is an unsung genius at his craft. A great exploration of what our relationship with robots would be when they get to the point of being life like. It builds a believable world with realistic characters in what would take some people an entire season to convey,he does it in under two hours.Episode 4(Doll of Eve) is one of the most heartbreaking things I've seen. Seriously, watch anything you can by this man,it's great.

There are a few more(Penguin Drum,Revolutionary girl Utena,Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei) but I'll leave it at that. Also before everyone gets their panties in twist: I like Madoka Magica, I just don't think it's the best show ever. Still very good just not this godly show it's fans make it out to be.

Slayers was my first anime too! And definitely one of my favorites, Lina is a badass... ahem, anyways I have to go then mandatory list thing now

Roy's Favorite Anime's List *Insert trumets and stuff*

First place and reciever of the golden tail award (This is fun allready XD) goes to Elfin Lied, it isn't the most... err... happy anime out there (The manga is worse by far) but it has an amazing story, the music is definitely top notch as well, and is just very cool to watch. Plus it has hot women that rip apart people with invisible hands that can phase through anything.... Don't look at me like that...

Second place and reciever of the silver ears award goes to Demonbane, yeah it is super cheesy and has weird jumps in the story, but come on, Cthulhu Mythos in anime immediately makes it awesome in my book. They definitley could've made it longer though.

Third Place and reciever of the bronze muzzle award goes to Bleach, I started watching bleach around the same time that my brother started watching Naruto, and ultimately I found Bleach more fun and engaging to watch. The music is fun to listen to (Asterisk anyone?) and fit the scene very well.

Fourth place and reciever of the iron whiskers award goes to Eureka 7, if mechs flying on giant surfboards doesn't sound cool to you I feel bad for you.

Honorable Mentions

Slayers: Very first anime I ever watched, this series is what got me into anime and it is really good, seriously, go watch it.

Tenchi Muyuo (Specifically Tenchi Universe): This is a classic, and it's a good one. Kudos for making awesome characters. Though the OVA seems a bit rushed at the end.

Soul Eater: This is one series I wish kept on going. I liked the world, it was silly but not too cheesy, and is a damn good time in general.

Angel Beats: The one anime that made me cry... it was a very manly cry though (lies XD)

So for timekeeping sake that's what I'm going to stop here, there is a lot of great anime out there though.

hellsing ulimate
elfen lied
moon phase
black lagoon
darker then black

this list may adjust later

Some anime series that I love are Panty and Stocking, FMA: Brotherhood, Cowboy Bebop, Big O, Durarara, Another Crawling Chaos, FLCL, Spice and Wolf, Okami-san, and Hellsing Ultimate. I still have anime I need to watch so I am sure that list will grow.

Abandon4093:

Stryc9:

I'm really surprised that more people don't mention Ghost in the Shell in any form when these threads pop up.

It depends which iteration you're talking about.

The two movies, especially the first one, have classic status. Somewhere up there with Akira.

But SAC was a horrible, horrible let down.

I'd say most people probably don't mention the films in these discussions because it would be like mentioning Akira. Anyone who knows anything about anime already knows about them, they kinda come with the territory.

I'm talking about the overall package of material that's available. I can understand not bringing up the 1995 movie for the same reason as not mentioning Akira. I would even say that Ghost in the Shell is far better than Akira. (Blasphemous I know.)

I'm quite fond of the Stand Alone Complex series myself but then to each their own.

Jonluw:

canadamus_prime:
Maybe so, but I don't have the patience for that. Nor do I feel any particular need to watch the subbed version when the un-cut dubbed is available and much easier to follow.

*shiver*
For you, perhaps.
Personally, I can't bear it.

*shrug* Whatever. To each their own I guess.

webepoop:
I've only seen two people mention it, but, Nichijou is probably my favorite anime ever. It was the one that really sucked me into anime because it is absolutely hilarious, and the animation is just amazing. The one thing that really irks me about most other shows is that the characters in the background are usually a static image or maybe 2 or three frames. The attention to detail is astounding.

I mean, look at this!

Nichijou was one hilarious thrill ride. I finished it about two months ago and I loved it.

It's so lovably random!

Oh, this thread could not have come at a better time!

I've noticed a few people mentioning Madoka Magica and Princess Tutu as magical girl deconstructions. Both are excellent shows, but I'm afraid neither holds a candle to the madness that is Revolutionary Girl Utena.

This show has it all. Sword fighting - sexy cars - an upside down castle - uhh.....incest! Yeah!
And while it's bombarding you with said things, it's also picking apart tropes from magical girl anime, shoujo anime, fairy tales......
In Utena, the charming prince is the bad guy and the witch needs to be rescued.

And then there's the movie. See a rose ejaculate a ring. See a girl's hair grow after kissing another girl. See said girl later turn into a car. Fun stuff!

Revolutionary Girl Utena: possibly the best anime to ever make you say "WTF did I just watch?"

Pokemon, I know classic

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Tanis:
Crest/Banner of the Stars

Also, this one. I personally prefer Crest, if only because of episode 5. That was...well, one of the best anime episodes ever in my book.[/quote]
That's...kind of weird.
I mean, Banner (book wise) was made BEFORE Crest.
Crest was more or less made because the anime makes wanted to let the story flow better - and to less flashbacks.

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