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Stress relieving anime
Topic by: Mafey
Posted: May 9, 2005 - 5:38 PM PDT
Last Reply: June 3, 2005 - 4:47 PM PDT

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author topic: Stress relieving anime
Mafey
post #1  on May 9, 2005 - 5:38 PM PDT  
You guys have one of those days that just seem to last for several weeks? I'm looking for some shows to blow off steam.

Examples of some different types -

Berserk - The splashy blood with the squishy sounds and screaming oddly enough make me feel like I'm right at work. You know, like I'm not alone kind of way.

Fruits Basket - Definitely one my favs, this is how it really should be. A constant flow of new faces with some manageable disagreements, a little bit of magic, and a wonderful closer that reaffirms that we'll get through it all.

Bad Example: Whiny kids in Infinite Ryvius (how did these guys even make it through the psycho exam?)

Other non-anime movies would be the Schwarzen...(however you spell it) films like Predator or first two Terminators.
hamano
post #2  on May 9, 2005 - 7:35 PM PDT  
Do you watch the subs, or the dubs?
ChiyoDad
post #3  on May 9, 2005 - 7:44 PM PDT  
I like Galaxy Angels when I want a good laugh based on mindless slapstick humor.
Mafey
post #4  on May 10, 2005 - 3:41 PM PDT  
> On May 9, 2005 - 7:35 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Do you watch the subs, or the dubs?
> ---------------------------------

Dubs mostly from the habit of watching released discs. After following this board, I started looking at fansubs and was surprised at the impact the original voice actors have on the subs.

I've watched some from your best list. I really liked Elfen Lied, admittedly for the mindless violence, but what I remember is the simplicity of Nyu. Her drives are complex but the needs seem simple, if that makes sense.

On the less complicated side, Grenadier is nice. Can I say that I like the color palette?

Battie
post #5  on May 11, 2005 - 8:13 PM PDT  
> On May 9, 2005 - 5:38 PM PDT Mafey wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> You guys have one of those days that just seem to last for several weeks? I'm looking for some shows to blow off steam.
>
> Examples of some different types -
>
> Berserk - The splashy blood with the squishy sounds and screaming oddly enough make me feel like I'm right at work. You know, like I'm not alone kind of way.
>
> Fruits Basket - Definitely one my favs, this is how it really should be. A constant flow of new faces with some manageable disagreements, a little bit of magic, and a wonderful closer that reaffirms that we'll get through it all.
>
> Bad Example: Whiny kids in Infinite Ryvius (how did these guys even make it through the psycho exam?)
>
> Other non-anime movies would be the Schwarzen...(however you spell it) films like Predator or first two Terminators.
>
> ---------------------------------

You ever see Bastard! ? Bit of action, humor (not whiny or slapstick--in fact, it's often tongue-in-cheek; the manga is even funnier), and the occasional nude girl. And nude Dark Schneider, but nothing was shown, much to my disappointment. :P
Battie
post #6  on May 11, 2005 - 8:20 PM PDT  
> On May 10, 2005 - 3:41 PM PDT Mafey wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On May 9, 2005 - 7:35 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Do you watch the subs, or the dubs?
> > ---------------------------------
>
> Dubs mostly from the habit of watching released discs. After following this board, I started looking at fansubs and was surprised at the impact the original voice actors have on the subs.
>
> I've watched some from your best list. I really liked Elfen Lied, admittedly for the mindless violence, but what I remember is the simplicity of Nyu. Her drives are complex but the needs seem simple, if that makes sense.
>
> On the less complicated side, Grenadier is nice. Can I say that I like the color palette?
>
>
> ---------------------------------

Fansubs....Basilisk! Reminds me of Ninja Scroll. :P
hamano
post #7  on May 11, 2005 - 9:49 PM PDT  
> On May 10, 2005 - 3:41 PM PDT Mafey wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> On the less complicated side, Grenadier is nice. Can I say that I like the color palette?

I thought Grenadier was kinda sweet. I really loved the voice actress who did Rushuna... she sounded so nice. The show gave me a craving for melons, though...

One of the most hilarious things about Grenadier was during the OP sequence... there's a line in the OP song lyrics where they sing, "...this BIG river of life sweeps me up..." or something... kono OOKINA kawa nagasareru yo... Anyway, when the singer sings kono OOKINA (this BIG) they show a close up of Rushuna's chest! I laugh every time I watch the OP animation!
kohnfused1
post #8  on May 13, 2005 - 4:42 PM PDT  
Where's NLee < ears getting red >, he should be able to tell you, this is his specialty.
NLee
post #9  on May 13, 2005 - 4:48 PM PDT  
> On May 13, 2005 - 4:42 PM PDT kohnfused1 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Where's NLee < ears getting red >, he should be able to tell you, this is his specialty.
> ---------------------------------

Keep it down! I'm trying to establish my high-brow image around here. Chicks dig this kind of thing, you see.
hamano
post #10  on May 13, 2005 - 5:33 PM PDT  
> On May 13, 2005 - 4:48 PM PDT NLee wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Keep it down! I'm trying to establish my high-brow image around here. Chicks dig this kind of thing, you see.
I think NLee is saying that we should just judge him by his icon... that image of Cutie Honey expresses everything he knows about relieving stress.
Mafey
post #11  on May 14, 2005 - 1:26 AM PDT  
Battie wrote:

>
> Fansubs....Basilisk! Reminds me of Ninja Scroll. :P
> ---------------------------------

Took a peek at Basilisk. From the name, I almost thought it was going to be a series where a mythical monster destroys Tokyo over and over. The extra-human skills are a lot like Ninja Scroll. The action reminds me more of the movie rather than the recent series.

Plenty of blood in a nice watercolor style. I think I'll follow this one. After a bit of this, I think I'll need something more gentle like Air, which I thought was wonderful.


> You ever see Bastard! ?
Sword & Sorcery! Long ago as a rental from the local comic book store.
Mafey
post #12  on May 14, 2005 - 1:30 AM PDT  
> On May 13, 2005 - 5:33 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On May 13, 2005 - 4:48 PM PDT NLee wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Keep it down! I'm trying to establish my high-brow image around here. Chicks dig this kind of thing, you see.
> I think NLee is saying that we should just judge him by his icon... that image of Cutie Honey expresses everything he knows about relieving stress.
> ---------------------------------

I'm thinking of soft pillows right now.
Battie
post #13  on May 14, 2005 - 9:42 PM PDT  
> On May 14, 2005 - 1:26 AM PDT Mafey wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Took a peek at Basilisk. From the name, I almost thought it was going to be a series where a mythical monster destroys Tokyo over and over. The extra-human skills are a lot like Ninja Scroll. The action reminds me more of the movie rather than the recent series.
>
> Plenty of blood in a nice watercolor style. I think I'll follow this one. After a bit of this, I think I'll need something more gentle like Air, which I thought was wonderful.
>
>

Yeah, that's what I was thinking. I hated the Ninja Scroll series. :P

> > You ever see Bastard! ?
> Sword & Sorcery! Long ago as a rental from the local comic book store.
>
>

Heh, I own it. I love Dark Schneider. ^_^ It's got just enough spoof humor (all the silly references to metal) to keep it from being a grim action anime that probably wouldn't be as good.
kohnfused1
post #14  on May 16, 2005 - 1:16 PM PDT  
> On May 13, 2005 - 4:48 PM PDT NLee wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Where's NLee < ears getting red >, he should be able to tell you, this is his specialty.
> > ---------------------------------
>
> Keep it down! I'm trying to establish my high-brow image around here. Chicks dig this kind of thing, you see.
>

> ---------------------------------

The "master" ..... at his very best. I bow in your presence.
DBooher
post #15  on June 1, 2005 - 11:22 AM PDT  
OMG where have I been?!

I was drawn to your topic. Stress RELIEVING anime. Because to me that is an oxymoron.

Anime is like independent film. It almost always ends open ended or ambiguously and your left feeling kinda hollow inside but you still want to watch another one. Thus the cycle. And you ask yourself--why the hell do I keep watching this when I go crazy when it ends? I dunno. Maybe I'm the only one.

Berserk as a stress reliever?! HA! I'd like to shake your hand if that's okay.
kohnfused1
post #16  on June 1, 2005 - 11:39 AM PDT  
> On June 1, 2005 - 11:22 AM PDT DBooher wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> Anime is like independent film. It almost always ends open ended or ambiguously and your left feeling kinda hollow inside but you still want to watch another one. Thus the cycle. And you ask yourself--why the hell do I keep watching this when I go crazy when it ends? I dunno. Maybe I'm the only one.
> ---------------------------------

Sounds like a lot of my previous relationships.
NLee
post #17  on June 1, 2005 - 1:28 PM PDT  
> On June 1, 2005 - 11:39 AM PDT kohnfused1 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
[ talking about stress RELIEVING anime ]
> Sounds like a lot of my previous relationships.
> ---------------------------------

"Honey I'm so stressed-out! How about giving me a nice to relieve my tension?"
NLee
post #18  on June 1, 2005 - 1:29 PM PDT  
> On June 1, 2005 - 11:39 AM PDT kohnfused1 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
[ talking about stress RELIEVING anime ]
> Sounds like a lot of my previous relationships.
> ---------------------------------

"Honey I'm so stressed-out! How about giving me a nice [bleep] to relieve my tension?"
kohnfused1
post #19  on June 1, 2005 - 4:04 PM PDT  
> On June 1, 2005 - 1:29 PM PDT NLee wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> "Honey I'm so stressed-out! How about giving me a nice [bleep] to relieve my tension?"
>
> ---------------------------------

....massage...
DBooher
post #20  on June 1, 2005 - 7:09 PM PDT  
> On June 1, 2005 - 4:04 PM PDT kohnfused1 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On June 1, 2005 - 1:29 PM PDT NLee wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> >
> > "Honey I'm so stressed-out! How about giving me a nice [bleep] to relieve my tension?"
> >
> > ---------------------------------
>
> ....massage...
> ---------------------------------


Lolli.
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