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Anime Primer
Topic by: dwhudson
Posted: November 23, 2003 - 4:45 AM PST
Last Reply: September 2, 2004 - 1:33 AM PDT

author topic: Anime Primer
post #1  on November 23, 2003 - 4:45 AM PST  
"Defined simplistically, anime is animation made in Japan. It's a bit like asking 'What are American movies?' - a question almost too vague to be useful. But if you look closely, you can identify overall trends, to which there will always be exceptions, and a variety of subgenres."

The primer: Anime. Discuss!
post #2  on November 23, 2003 - 9:36 PM PST  
> On November 23, 2003 - 8:57 PM PST markhl wrote:
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> Given its length, I was impressed with how many titles maigochan managed to group together. Since the primer is really to assist new people to take a few steps into the vast mysterious void known as anime, anything longer would've been counter-productive. Rather than taking a vote among the "regulars" of the discussion board, we should poll new people to see how helpful it was for them.
> Perhaps I'm biased (actually, yeah.. I'm biased) but anything with NGE as the first picture can't be bad. Besides, I would've been nervous to even write one to throw into this crowd of anime experts. pretty gutsy maigochan.. :)
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post #3  on December 5, 2003 - 4:52 PM PST  
Well, I thought the overview was nice, but if I had to pick 14 suggestions for new viewers, I certainly wouldn't have picked those. Maybe Cowboy Bebop and FLCL (though, depending on the audience, FLCL might drive some away.)

And the CLAMP discussion didn't even mention "X", which I think is by far their best and most mature.
post #4  on December 6, 2003 - 3:31 PM PST  
X Movie and TV series

Cowboy Bebop

post #5  on September 2, 2004 - 1:33 AM PDT  
Excellent Primer

X movie = Bad
X TV = Good

Record of Lodoss War is a cool series for Tolkien fans.

Berserk was awesome, but the ending wasn't satisfying if they don't continue.

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