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recommendations?
Topic by: jetyi83
Posted: January 4, 2005 - 12:21 AM PST
Last Reply: March 23, 2005 - 10:49 PM PST

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author topic: recommendations?
jetyi83
post #1  on January 4, 2005 - 12:21 AM PST  
I LIKE:

samurai x
cowboy bebop
neon
rahxephon
flcl
berserk (was ok)
escaflowne
outlaw star
princess mononoke
blood
hellsing
ghost in the shell: sac, movies
initial d
macross plus
g-gundam
new fist of the north star
lain
texhnolyze (ok so far)
spriggan
memories
vampire hunter
totoro
voices of a dist. star
+Other random movies...


DISLIKE:

rorouni kenshin (too silly)
samurai kyo (same)
full metal panic (same)
etc..

ANY RECOMMENDATIONS?

nothing too silly (flcl was probobly the silliest that i liked, but it was awesome)

i threw up a bunch of titles in case it helps anyone else as well.
hamano
post #2  on January 4, 2005 - 6:56 AM PST  
I threw up too... champagne goes down so easy on New Year's Eve, then you get a headache, then you're running to the toilet...

This is easy...
Haibane Renmei
Tsukihime

Both class acts, and not silly at all.
AFleming
post #3  on January 4, 2005 - 10:29 AM PST  
How about:

Wolf's Rain- no humor what-so-ever, with a very high production cost

Samurai Champloo- says director as Cowboy Bebop and better IMO (though I liked CB also)

Gankutsuou- based on the novel "The Count of Monte Cristo", has weird animation though

hamano
post #4  on January 4, 2005 - 11:13 AM PST  
AFleming, I think you're supposed to recommend DVDs, and say something about throwing up, too. I like this game. jetyi83, do you download fansubs?
AFleming
post #5  on January 4, 2005 - 11:27 AM PST  
> On January 4, 2005 - 11:13 AM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> AFleming, I think you're supposed to recommend DVDs, and say something about throwing up, too. I like this game. jetyi83, do you download fansubs?
> ---------------------------------

Sorry, I would ahve thrown up some dvds, but those are such Hell on the throat.

How about these:

X- the series
.hack//sign
Twelve Kingdoms
Banner/Crest of the Stars
Boogiepop Phantom
Key the Metal Idol
Please Save My Earth
DBooher
post #6  on January 4, 2005 - 1:57 PM PST  
You didn't like Kenshin!? It is the back bone to Samurai X! Silly is a necessity of good anime/entertainment. I love anime for the stupidness. Azumanga Daioh and silliness are one and the same for example. Too silly is like Ping Pong Club. But who am I to judge.

I gave up throwing up after my 21st b-day party.

I second X-the series and Twelve Kingdoms and I add
Bubblegum Crisis 2040 (some silliness, not too much)
Perfect Blue
Generator Gawl (some silliness but it's interesting)




Catullus
post #7  on January 4, 2005 - 2:34 PM PST  
> On January 4, 2005 - 12:21 AM PST jetyi83 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I LIKE:
> samurai x
>
>DISLIKE:
> rorouni kenshin (too silly)
> ---------------------------------

Samurai X is just the name for the american dvds of Rurouni Kenshin, what you meant to say im sure is that you like the Rurouni Kenshin or Samurai X Oav and not the Tv Series.

and now you know, and knowing is half the battle.
SDunbar
post #8  on January 4, 2005 - 8:06 PM PST  
Try
NieA Under Seven, from Yoshitoshi ABe, the artist who also did Lain, Texhnolyze, and Haibane Renmei.
RandomEvent
post #9  on January 4, 2005 - 11:59 PM PST  
Try Heat Guy J?
I loved it.
KPman1
post #10  on January 5, 2005 - 5:25 AM PST  
For Violence and Action:
Kite
Mezzo Forte
Noir
Ninja Scroll

For Competition:
Fighting Spirit

For Story and Atmosphere:
Samurai Champloo (not available for rent)
Last Exile
Castle in the Sky
Castle of Cagliostro
X the Series
Spawn

For Depth and Mystery:
Waking Life (animation, not anime)

Im not into these but you might like em:
Witch Hunter Robin (reminds me of Hellsing)
Pat Labor
Kinos Journey
EVILteddie
post #11  on January 5, 2005 - 8:06 AM PST  
I think if you gave Trigun a try, you would probably like it. It can be very silly, especially in the early episodes, but the story gets more dark as the later episodes come.

Also I think you would like:

Crest/Banner of the Stars
Boogiepop Phantom
Grave of the Fireflies (everybody loves it)

And there are others but I don't want to keep suggesting titles that have already been listed.
Catullus
post #12  on January 5, 2005 - 5:49 PM PST  
> On January 5, 2005 - 8:06 AM PST EVILteddie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Grave of the Fireflies (everybody loves it)***
> ---------------------------------

*** is a disclaimer that indicates that catullus in fact does not love it

watch perfect blue instead
KPman1
post #13  on January 5, 2005 - 6:53 PM PST  
> On January 5, 2005 - 5:49 PM PST Catullus wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On January 5, 2005 - 8:06 AM PST EVILteddie wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Grave of the Fireflies (everybody loves it)***
> > ---------------------------------
>
> *** is a disclaimer that indicates that catullus in fact does not love it
>
> watch perfect blue instead
> ---------------------------------

Perfect Blue is a psychological thriller with great imagery but not much in the thrills department. Despite all the plot twists it feels painfully predictable, and why anyone gives a damn about a bubble-headed pop idol and her crappy music is beyond me. Watch live action movies like Chinatown, Vertigo, or Gilda instead.

I don't love Grave of Fireflies either, but I'm never in the mood for slow-paced movies about pride and tragedy.

On the other hand, if you like Grave of Fireflies and Perfect Blue you should look at Jin Roh, Roujin Z, and Millenium Actress.
hamano
post #14  on January 6, 2005 - 6:19 AM PST  
I dunno... I hated Perfect Blue, LOVED Jin-Roh, and liked Grave of the Fireflies... I'm lukewarm about Millenium Actress. I don't think you can lump all those together.

How about, "If you liked Perfect Blue, try Little Snow Fairy Sugar or Kaleidostar!"??
RandomEvent
post #15  on January 6, 2005 - 9:00 AM PST  
So is that nobody has watched Heat Guy J or they just didn't like it? I'm so confused!
DBooher
post #16  on January 6, 2005 - 10:12 AM PST  
> On January 6, 2005 - 6:19 AM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I dunno... I hated Perfect Blue, LOVED Jin-Roh, and liked Grave of the Fireflies... I'm lukewarm about Millenium Actress. I don't think you can lump all those together.
>
> How about, "If you liked Perfect Blue, try Little Snow Fairy Sugar or Kaleidostar!"??
> ---------------------------------

*gasp*
You h-h-hated Perfect Blue? Such a strong meanie word. Hate? Perfect Blue?
hamano
post #17  on January 6, 2005 - 12:18 PM PST  
> On January 6, 2005 - 10:12 AM PST DBooher wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> *gasp*
> You h-h-hated Perfect Blue? Such a strong meanie word. Hate? Perfect Blue?

Hmmm hmmm hmmm... Beserk beserk beserk... Beserk Beserk Beserk... BESERK BESERK BESERRRRRK....
Hmmm hmmm hmmm....
KPman1
post #18  on January 6, 2005 - 1:57 PM PST  
> On January 6, 2005 - 6:19 AM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I dunno... I hated Perfect Blue, LOVED Jin-Roh, and liked Grave of the Fireflies... I'm lukewarm about Millenium Actress. I don't think you can lump all those together.
>
> How about, "If you liked Perfect Blue, try Little Snow Fairy Sugar or Kaleidostar!"??
> ---------------------------------

Collectively those movies make up a large chunk of the most mature and best received dramatic anime.

Creating genres is imprecise in gaging tastes. For example, I love the speed metal band Anthrax but I hate Megadeth. (I have a friend who insisted I shouldn't like the movie Rundown starring the Rock because I generally don't like pop music and Rundown is a pop movie. How do you react to such a stupid argument or does he have a point?)

I have no idea about Little Snow Fairy Sugar or Kaleidostar
but I don't really think any of these dramatic anime relate to any of the animes on jetyi83's list other than Voices of a Distant Star. If VODS is the measuring stick, than Grave of Fireflies is probably the only close match because since it also has a wistful youth narrating the story.
hamano
post #19  on January 6, 2005 - 2:42 PM PST  
You're still here? I thought you cancelled your membership?
KPman1
post #20  on January 6, 2005 - 3:29 PM PST  
> On January 6, 2005 - 2:42 PM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> You're still here? I thought you cancelled your membership?
> ---------------------------------

Sorry to disappoint you but I still have access to the forums.

I'm going to try to avoid on line forums though, so don't worry.
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