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It's Anime Recommendation Time Again
Topic by: Cinenaut
Posted: September 3, 2004 - 10:26 AM PDT
Last Reply: January 8, 2005 - 10:42 AM PST

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author topic: It's Anime Recommendation Time Again
Cinenaut
post #1  on September 3, 2004 - 10:26 AM PDT  
Excel Saga and Last Exile are drawing to a close for me. I've seen all the Miyazaki's I can get my hands on, plus Tokyo Godfathers (with Perfect Blue and Millenium Actress already in my queue). What GC catalog items should I watch next?

I've also already seen:
Cowboy Bebop -- Fantastic, natch.
FLCL -- Also fantastic!
Martian Successor Nadiesco -- Great!
Blue Seed -- Good.
Pet Shop of Horror -- Just okay.
The Wings of Honneamise -- Good.

I'm not interested in anything too extreme, because I've got a fourteen-year-old watching them as well.
hamano
post #2  on September 3, 2004 - 11:00 AM PDT  
You married a 14-year old? In what state is THAT legal? Sounds like you've got pretty extreme tastes, to me...

How about Fruits Basket? Have you tried that yet?
Catullus
post #3  on September 3, 2004 - 11:08 AM PDT  
> On September 3, 2004 - 10:26 AM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Excel Saga and Last Exile are drawing to a close for me. I've seen all the Miyazaki's I can get my hands on, plus Tokyo Godfathers (with Perfect Blue and Millenium Actress already in my queue). What GC catalog items should I watch next?
>
> I've also already seen:
> Cowboy Bebop -- Fantastic, natch.
> FLCL -- Also fantastic!
> Martian Successor Nadiesco -- Great!
> Blue Seed -- Good.
> Pet Shop of Horror -- Just okay.
> The Wings of Honneamise -- Good.
>
> I'm not interested in anything too extreme, because I've got a fourteen-year-old watching them as well.
> ---------------------------------


Since you liked Martian Successor Id recommend Vandread since its very similar (some may say copied)

Also you liked Excel Saga and FLCL so id recommend Abenobashi

And Id recommend Azumanga Daioh just because its awesome.

And Id second Hamanos idea of Fruits Basket.

thats it for now
Cinenaut
post #4  on September 3, 2004 - 11:58 AM PDT  
Thanks for the suggestions so far! My son is the fourteen-year-old, so I'm not sure Fruits Basket is the right choice. He's really enjoying Last Exile.

On a side note: would you let a 14-year-old kid watch the final episode of Excel Saga? I haven't seen it yet.
Catullus
post #5  on September 3, 2004 - 12:02 PM PDT  
> On September 3, 2004 - 11:58 AM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Thanks for the suggestions so far! My son is the fourteen-year-old, so I'm not sure Fruits Basket is the right choice. He's really enjoying Last Exile.
>
> On a side note: would you let a 14-year-old kid watch the final episode of Excel Saga? I haven't seen it yet.
>
> ---------------------------------

That depends entirely on the 14 year old

Can't help ya there, I probably would(let him) but thats not saying much :P
Catullus
post #6  on September 3, 2004 - 12:09 PM PDT  
Bascially what im saying is, whats a little blood, nudity, a lil bit of violence and sexual situations?

okay so a lot of blood and nudity :P
hamano
post #7  on September 3, 2004 - 12:23 PM PDT  
> On September 3, 2004 - 11:58 AM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Thanks for the suggestions so far! My son is the fourteen-year-old, so I'm not sure Fruits Basket is the right choice. He's really enjoying Last Exile.
> ---------------------------------

Hey, are you calling me a GIRLYMAN??? Doesn't he have a "sensitive" side, to quote my choice for the next President of the United States? Did he hate the Harry Potter books? Well, I'm not recommending the refined and spectacular Haibane Renmei, then.
hamano
post #8  on September 3, 2004 - 12:30 PM PDT  
Oh, if he liked FLCL and Cowboy Bebop, how about Battle Athletes Victory? That's one damn fine series. And suitable for family viewing. Dual and Dai Guard would be pretty good, too. Comedy with big robots and some social commentary. If your son is more like Ephaim on Everwood (genius/bit goth) then maybe Lain... if he's retarded/autistic, I recommend SoulTaker (lots of action and pretty colors)... hey you're not giving us a lot to go on besides that first list of "likes" so excuuuuuse me...

How about giving Initial D a chance? That's a great father/son show!
Cinenaut
post #9  on September 3, 2004 - 1:26 PM PDT  
> On September 3, 2004 - 12:23 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Hey, are you calling me a GIRLYMAN??? Doesn't he have a "sensitive" side, to quote my choice for the next President of the United States? Did he hate the Harry Potter books? Well, I'm not recommending the refined and spectacular Haibane Renmei, then.
> ---------------------------------

Ha! It's all fdguarino's fault. It was his review of Fruits Basket that put doubt in my mind. I actually have Haibane Renmei queued up. My son is like a cross between Effrem and a punk rock drummer. Or something.

hamano
post #10  on September 3, 2004 - 1:31 PM PDT  
As if Ephram would ever get a punk rock drummer pregnant! He likes wholesome older baby-sitter types (Belldandy) as you well know if you've followed the series at all.

I second my own recommendation of Initial D! Humor, cars, girls, driving, mountain scenery, classic sports anime plot, good acting, good music, father/son bonding... can you ask for more?
hamano
post #11  on September 3, 2004 - 1:33 PM PDT  
> On September 3, 2004 - 1:26 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> My son is like a cross between Effrem and a punk rock drummer. Or something.
> ---------------------------------

Oops, I discounted the possibility that YOU are like Ephraim and your wife is or used to be a punk rock drummer. If that is the case, I'm sorry....
Cinenaut
post #12  on September 3, 2004 - 1:35 PM PDT  
Oh, a series on street racing! Cool! Let's see... how many months until my son takes drivers ed? Aaaaaiiieeeeee!

Everwood: No.
Gilmore Girls: Yes.
hamano
post #13  on September 3, 2004 - 1:53 PM PDT  
> On September 3, 2004 - 1:35 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Oh, a series on street racing! Cool! Let's see... how many months until my son takes drivers ed? Aaaaaiiieeeeee!

It's HARMLESS! Even my wife listens to the soundtrack as she drives home from the Metro station... just good clean family fun!
Beasty Shout dare no te ni sae oenai
... Rage Your Dream!!!


> Everwood: No.
> Gilmore Girls: Yes.

OK, in the interest of narrowing down the recommendations, which does he have the hots for, Lorelai or Rory? How about you? I'm not a big fan of the show so I assure you the information is for objective evaluation purposes only.
Cinenaut
post #14  on September 3, 2004 - 2:52 PM PDT  
> On September 3, 2004 - 1:53 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> OK, in the interest of narrowing down the recommendations, which does he have the hots for, Lorelai or Rory? How about you? I'm not a big fan of the show so I assure you the information is for objective evaluation purposes only.
> ---------------------------------

There's also Lane, the rock n' roll drummer with the strict mom. I'd have to say Rory, simply because she's a big bibliophile, but she's much too young for me. I can't speak for my son. Gilmore Girls isn't really about girl watching, it's more about rapid-fire witty dialog and pop cultural references that seem odd coming out of the mouths of twenty-somethings.

hamano
post #15  on September 3, 2004 - 3:01 PM PDT  
> On September 3, 2004 - 2:52 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I'd have to say Rory... I can't speak for my son.

Hmm... maybe you should rent The Lover and watch it with him, to get to know your son a little better... It's a good film, and literary. I recommended it to woozy recently.
jross3
post #16  on September 3, 2004 - 3:06 PM PDT  
> Cowboy Bebop -- Fantastic, natch.
> FLCL -- Also fantastic!

Good soundtracks? That reminds me... I'd recomend Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Wolf's Rain. Both have the wonderful Yoko Kanno doing the soundtrack, and they're very good shows... although WR only has two DVDs out (and GitS only has one!).

Seems like you have a slight favor for action, so in general, I'd recomend Hellsing and Berserk (14-year-old boy = ultra-violent anime.... in my head, at least.). They're good, and if'n ya got a hankerin' for some Action!, it would probably do ya just fine.
X is another good one (and a bit less bloody). A great series from Clamp - you might also look into Chobits, although it is prone to some dirty thoughts.
Yu Yu Hakusho is pretty good, and (probably) perfectly fine for a 14-year old (course, in my mind, Berserk is only a little too mature, and just maybe at that, so you might check it out a bit first...).

Let's see, what else...... Hmm, Full Metal Panic, Rurouni Kenshin, El Hazard, Slayers, The Big O, maybe Rune Soldier. Those are all pretty good in different ways, I'm sure you'll like at least one of them.
DBooher
post #17  on September 3, 2004 - 3:27 PM PDT  
Weeeee!

I love (to the tenth power) Gilmore Girls!!!!! *Rory is legal-begal by the by (wink wink)*

I haven't seen Hammy ham-ham post in eons! It's so good to see sensei. Recommedations!!!!! Whoooooo!!!!! Um...

I'd say Great Teacher Onizuka...cuz there's fast cars, motor bikees and all that good *testie* stuff...but also some fan service, so you'd prolly have to prescreen it first for the youngin'.

Full Metal Panic is. so. freakin. good. And it's so well drawn and developed. Check it out as well.

If ya haven't seen Kenshin, I must say, it's pretty gosh darned awesome, emphasis on the "darned," but it's soho-hoo long. If ur against 22 discs then retreat but if ya like semi-educational kick butt ninja style anime w/ the main in a girlie high pitch-ie voice (in Nihon'go) then goo fooor it man.

And of course, I have to mention Beserk and "X" the series b-cuz I want everyone to be as traumatzed as I was....is...are...AM: still and forever.

Enjoy your anime viewing!!!

PS: I also vote for Fruits Basket (and the manga is slooooowwwwly being released here so u can pick up *eventually* where the series left off.) ^_^

hamano
post #18  on September 3, 2004 - 3:37 PM PDT  
Hi DBoo!

You should rent The Lover, too. "The Girl" is legal-legal, at least in the English version...
Cinenaut
post #19  on September 3, 2004 - 3:45 PM PDT  
> On September 3, 2004 - 3:01 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Hmm... maybe you should rent The Lover and watch it with him, to get to know your son a little better... It's a good film, and literary. I recommended it to woozy recently.
> ---------------------------------

Dude, you're creeping me out.
hamano
post #20  on September 3, 2004 - 4:03 PM PDT  
Sorry, I was recently tortured to death and I haven't been the same since...
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