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Must see anime for Spring 2004
Topic by: fdguarino
Posted: April 15, 2004 - 10:57 PM PDT
Last Reply: May 6, 2004 - 10:59 PM PDT

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author topic: Must see anime for Spring 2004
fdguarino
post #1  on April 15, 2004 - 10:57 PM PDT  
Hi all,

I just finished Tokyo Godfathers and was blown away. This is a great movie and a must see for all mature anime fans. Has anyone else seen it yet? Does anyone have any more recommendations for new anime this Spring that has blown them away?

-FDGUARINO
SonjaBlue
post #2  on April 15, 2004 - 11:06 PM PDT  
fdguarino, you could try something like Galerians - Rion.

Perhaps not quite "blown...away," but nicely atmospheric (if you like dark things. (It should go without saying, but only the original Japanese language soundtrack version is worth anyone's time.)
fdguarino
post #3  on April 15, 2004 - 11:12 PM PDT  
> On April 15, 2004 - 11:06 PM PDT SonjaBlue wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> fdguarino, you could try something like Galerians - Rion.
>
> Perhaps not quite "blown...away," but nicely atmospheric (if you like dark things. (It should go without saying, but only the original Japanese language soundtrack version is worth anyone's time.)
> ---------------------------------

Hmm. Sonya, I'm not questioning your judgement, but it only has a rating of 1. Are you sure it's worth watching?

-FDGUARINO
SonjaBlue
post #4  on April 15, 2004 - 11:35 PM PDT  
fdguarino, I wasn't wholly disappointed in it. It has its eerie moments. The plot itself is not worth dissecting, but as I said -- eerie moments and an atmospheric (Japanese) soundtrack.

Consider this a suggestion, not a recommendation. If it sucks (<--did I just say that?) or not for you, at least your curiousity will have been satiated.

As far as ratings go, if I truly cared for what other people think, I wouldn't be what I am today.
jstack
post #5  on April 16, 2004 - 7:06 AM PDT  
It may be a little trendy, however I really love Last Exile. I have not taken to a title like this since Cowboy Bebop a couple of years back. I never watched the fansubs so I was thrilled when I purchased the first volume and have been just as thrilled with the next two volumes.

I am not as big of an action fan as I am a fan of relationships between characters, however the action sequences in the first 3 discs have been outstanding. As far as the relationships go I am hooked as to how these characters are all interacting with each other especially the relationship between Claus and Dio.

I am also looking forward to seeing how the relationship triangle between Claus, Tatiana, and Alister develops in the next set of episodes due to how the 3rd disc ended.

This series has my vote as the best new series. I am also looking forward to Wolf's Rain as well as the upcoming Ghost in the Shell SAC, which I have seen part of prior to the US release.

On a side note although the title is extremely old, now that it is on DVD I have watched Arcadia of My Youth 3 times already. This is a great title and having it on DVD is wonderful.
jross3
post #6  on April 16, 2004 - 9:30 AM PDT  
Doggy Poo - the very worst kind of poo there is.
jross3
post #7  on April 16, 2004 - 9:32 AM PDT  
> On April 16, 2004 - 9:30 AM PDT jross3 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Doggy Poo - the very worst kind of poo there is.
> ---------------------------------

Yeah, so it's Korean stop-motion (i think), but it's supposed to be good (for kids, anyway).
jross3
post #8  on April 16, 2004 - 9:35 AM PDT  
> On April 15, 2004 - 11:12 PM PDT fdguarino wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Hmm. Sonya, I'm not questioning your judgement, but it only has a rating of 1. Are you sure it's worth watching?
>
> -FDGUARINO
> ---------------------------------

There were only two votes, don't put too much stock in it.
Isn't part of a series? I remember a Galerians: Ash not long ago...
Catullus
post #9  on April 16, 2004 - 12:29 PM PDT  
Galerians was a video game for playstation and there was a sequel on the playstation 2, perhaps thats where youve heard of it.

Heh as far as new shows go, how bout Midori No Hibi, that show really rocks my socks.

(I don't really consider anime dvds that come out in america to be new really since they are like a year old in Japan)
jeffs
post #10  on April 16, 2004 - 1:02 PM PDT  
> On April 16, 2004 - 9:32 AM PDT jross3 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On April 16, 2004 - 9:30 AM PDT jross3 wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Doggy Poo - the very worst kind of poo there is.
> > ---------------------------------
>
> Yeah, so it's Korean stop-motion (i think), but it's supposed to be good (for kids, anyway).
> ---------------------------------

It probably is good for kids, but I found it very difficult to sit through. Apparently doogy poo is also the very whiniest kind of poo.
markhl
post #11  on April 16, 2004 - 2:04 PM PDT  
> On April 16, 2004 - 1:02 PM PDT jeffs wrote:
> It probably is good for kids, but I found it very difficult to sit through. Apparently doogy poo is also the very whiniest kind of poo.


*gasp* How can you pick on a poo from a dog? You are heartless jeffs! It poses the same existentialist questions as Tokiko Mima did in her show except... err... he's a bit brown... a bit mushier.. haha

Regarding the voice, maybe all poo actually sounds whiny? ever heard Mr. Hanky?
SonjaBlue
post #12  on April 16, 2004 - 2:33 PM PDT  
> On April 16, 2004 - 2:04 PM PDT markhl wrote:
> ---------------------------------
...ever heard Mr. Hanky?
> ---------------------------------

-->The Christmas Poo? HA! HA! HA! HA!
RHorsman
post #13  on April 16, 2004 - 3:18 PM PDT  
Kino's Journey and Texno- Tecno- Tezno- that new thingy with the ABe character designs.

(Texhnolyze)



Puni Puni Poemi was fun, but really doesn't stand on its own. It's more sort of an addendum to Excel saga.
SonjaBlue
post #14  on April 16, 2004 - 3:38 PM PDT  
RHorsman --> my favourite Godzilla!
kodack
post #15  on April 16, 2004 - 4:17 PM PDT  
I like the directors work because his movies are not anime, they just happen to be animated. I think the stories would work very well with serious actors in a real performance.

> On April 15, 2004 - 10:57 PM PDT fdguarino wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Hi all,
>
> I just finished Tokyo Godfathers and was blown away. This is a great movie and a must see for all mature anime fans. Has anyone else seen it yet? Does anyone have any more recommendations for new anime this Spring that has blown them away?
>
> -FDGUARINO
> ---------------------------------

AFleming
post #16  on April 16, 2004 - 5:07 PM PDT  
I'm really looking forward to the second season of Fullmetal Alchemist. It's SO good. If you haven't checkeed it out, you really should.
markhl
post #17  on April 16, 2004 - 5:57 PM PDT  
> On April 16, 2004 - 2:33 PM PDT SonjaBlue wrote:
> -->The Christmas Poo? HA! HA! HA! HA!


Well, hooooooooowdie ho SonjaBlue *chuckle* Five seasons or so later, I'm still either traumatized/impressed at the sheer insanity/creativity that produced THAT poo.. HA!


>AFlemming (a.k.a. meanie with sugary filling)
>I'm really looking forward to the second season of Fullmetal Alchemist. It's SO good. If you haven't checkeed it out, you really should.

Damn.. you stole my suggestion. The second season kicked off already with ep. 27 no? I was wondering how they were going to wrap it up for the first season but they just ignored that mark and continued right on through. Good good. (Umm.. and judging by the ED animation of season 2, a certain side character must've "attracted" a lot of fanboys's attention :))
AFleming
post #18  on April 16, 2004 - 6:30 PM PDT  
> On April 16, 2004 - 5:57 PM PDT markhl wrote:
> ---------------------------------

> Damn.. you stole my suggestion. The second season kicked off already with ep. 27 no? I was wondering how they were going to wrap it up for the first season but they just ignored that mark and continued right on through. Good good. (Umm.. and judging by the ED animation of season 2, a certain side character must've "attracted" a lot of fanboys's attention :))
> ---------------------------------

> >AFlemming (a.k.a. meanie with sugary filling)

Yep, that's me!

Yes, I've been downloading them ever-so-faithfully (new one every Sun or Monday). I was wondering about the season ending too. Seemed like the climax was a few episodes back (and was it good or what? Man..... reminds me of why I became an otaku). My favorite character was Hughes (you bastards!) I will say no more, though I thought his thread was a little predictable, he was still really cool. Honestly, the only thing that gets me through Monday's in any form of a good mood is the knowledge that I get to watch the latest installment of Fullmetal Alchemist. (I'm know, I'm such a geek!)
fdguarino
post #19  on April 16, 2004 - 10:10 PM PDT  
I saw Texhnolyze last week. Very good. But it is only two DVDs, so it's a short series. I'll have to check out Kino's Journey.

-FDGUARINO



> On April 16, 2004 - 3:18 PM PDT RHorsman wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Kino's Journey and Texno- Tecno- Tezno- that new thingy with the ABe character designs.
>
> (Texhnolyze)
>
>
>
> Puni Puni Poemi was fun, but really doesn't stand on its own. It's more sort of an addendum to Excel saga.
> ---------------------------------

RHorsman
post #20  on April 17, 2004 - 10:02 AM PDT  
> On April 16, 2004 - 10:10 PM PDT fdguarino wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I saw Texhnolyze last week. Very good. But it is only two DVDs, so it's a short series. I'll have to check out Kino's Journey.
>

Au contraire, mon frere! 22 eps: DVD vol 2 in June, DVD Vol 3 in August, and probably more to follow. It's actually longer that the other series that ABe's work has appeared in (Lain, Niea_7, and Haibane Ranmei were all 13 eps).

Kino's Journey is lovely and mesmerizing, but verrry meditative/slow in spots.

Jumping ahead, this is going to be a great summer for anime: 20 more eps of Urusei Yatura, the third UY movie, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, three more R1 Miyazaki releases (including Nausicaa, finally), and Wolf's Rain (tho' I've heard that may end up, you know, sucking a bit).
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