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NEW animes like samurai 7 fullmetal alchemist naruto
Topic by: Domitalk
Posted: October 9, 2004 - 1:01 AM PDT
Last Reply: March 1, 2005 - 7:39 AM PST

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author topic: NEW animes like samurai 7 fullmetal alchemist naruto
NLee
post #241  on February 8, 2005 - 9:41 AM PST  
> On February 5, 2005 - 2:14 AM PST hamano wrote:
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> Just in case anyone was wondering what "Family Restaurant Warrior Purin" was all about...
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Oh cool! One of the girls has the same birthday as mine.
She's the one with the biggest pair of b... ur, I mean eyes.
hamano
post #242  on February 8, 2005 - 10:39 AM PST  
> On February 7, 2005 - 6:27 PM PST AFleming wrote:
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> Oh, hammy, I'm now just over a quater of the way through The Count of Monte Cristo. I finally was able to start reading it this weekend and it is SO good. I wish I had more free time!

Once you finish it, try Tooth & Claw by Jo Walton. It's a spoof of Edwardian/Victorian romances set in noble society, except the characters are all dragons. It's silly, relatively short, and a lot of fun, with a very shoujo manga sensibility.
hamano
post #243  on February 8, 2005 - 10:43 AM PST  
> On February 8, 2005 - 9:41 AM PST NLee wrote:
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> Oh cool! One of the girls has the same birthday as mine.
> She's the one with the biggest pair of b... ur, I mean eyes.
> ---------------------------------

Oh, yeah, those eyes are prominently featured throughout episode 1. The lead male character notices them, too. All the female characters have big eyes, though, even the unnamed unfortunate "victim" character in the prologue part who is rescued by Purin and her co-workers.
Cosplayer
post #244  on February 8, 2005 - 3:09 PM PST  
> Be warned, though. Elfen Lied is like Gunslinger Girl in that very small children are put through hellish situations where they shown getting physically harmed. In that respect Elfen Lied goes a lot farther. It's full of gratuitous violence and mayhem, featuring beheadings and dismemberment. It's even bloodier than Berserk, so it's not for the faint of heart.
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COOOOOOOOOOL! Is this the one with the vampires? I've seen ladie's undies before, I can take it!
hamano
post #245  on February 8, 2005 - 3:26 PM PST  
Neither of those have vampires... you might be thinking of Tsukihime which is also a cool show.
Shaky
post #246  on February 8, 2005 - 4:05 PM PST  
> On February 8, 2005 - 3:09 PM PST Cosplayer wrote:
> Is this the one with the vampires?

No, they're these strange humanoids with bones growing out of their heads (in the shape of neko mimi to make them a little bit cuter) who can rip people apart with their invisible hands. And they're all redheads. One of the themes of the show is the duality of women, with one amnesiac character being quite innocent and lovable while hiding a real bitch of an alternate personality inside. Gee, how many times have you see THAT before? But it's okay, because the show is good enough that the cliche isn't very intrusive.

It really is brutal, even moreso than Gunslinger Girl. But I also thought it was a more developed idea and story than GG as well, so the violence is really where the comparisons should end.

And the OP theme, sung in Latin, is really cool. I have it on my anime mix CD and listen to it in the car sometimes.
hamano
post #247  on February 8, 2005 - 5:22 PM PST  
> On February 8, 2005 - 4:05 PM PST Shaky wrote:
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> It really is brutal, even moreso than Gunslinger Girl. But I also thought it was a more developed idea and story than GG as well, so the violence is really where the comparisons should end.

That song IS cool! And you're right it is more of a complete story, with a good beginning, middle and especially end (although it does leave a bit of room for a sequel...).

I liked Gunslinger Girl equally, though. It's much much drier and understated compared to Elfen Lied... the pacing is slower, the colors more muted, the emotions more contained. Elfen Lied is bloody and operatic, with very broad emotional statements and gestures. To me Gunslinger Girl is more like a poem or contemplation... it's the quiet moments that draw you in, much like the shoujo series Maria-sama ga Miteru. What's funny is that Gunslinger Girl has very bombastic OP and ED songs, in contrast to the calm, cool, almost mechanical way the story unfolds. I thought the ending was perfect! Well, you know that, cosplayer... you've got a Henrietta-chan icon!

Both shows had good conclusions, which is one of the biggest factors for me in rating a series high on my list.
hamano
post #248  on February 10, 2005 - 6:21 AM PST  
So, have you guys had a chance to see Gank16, which went up subbed yesterday? What an ending, huh? Based on the few last shots as Albert calls out to Haydee across the spaceport, I'd say this show really deserves some kind of award. What a visual feast!
AFleming
post #249  on February 10, 2005 - 7:15 AM PST  
> On February 10, 2005 - 6:21 AM PST hamano wrote:
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> So, have you guys had a chance to see Gank16, which went up subbed yesterday? What an ending, huh? Based on the few last shots as Albert calls out to Haydee across the spaceport, I'd say this show really deserves some kind of award. What a visual feast!
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Wah!!!!! *plugs ears* Don't tell me! My comp is finally dead, dead, dead and I didn't get to dl ep 16. *cries* Why is fate so cruel?
AFleming
post #250  on February 11, 2005 - 7:50 AM PST  
> On February 10, 2005 - 6:21 AM PST hamano wrote:
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> So, have you guys had a chance to see Gank16, which went up subbed yesterday? What an ending, huh? Based on the few last shots as Albert calls out to Haydee across the spaceport, I'd say this show really deserves some kind of award. What a visual feast!
> ---------------------------------

Oh, I finally got to dl and watch ep 16 last night! So good! Poor little Albert! I actually kinda like the anime version of this story better, though the book is also great. This anime is so full of tension! I love it!

*deep breath*

I can't wait to see the ep when Albert and the Count meet again. And I so hope that Eugenie and Albert manage to make it work! I'm savoring the downfall of Danglars, oh he so deserves it! Yes!
harvey71177
post #251  on February 12, 2005 - 11:17 PM PST  
Alot of great stuff released this week! Bleach eps 18 was a little bit of a let down though. It kinda pulled a Naruto and didn't go anywhere. Yakitate 11-12, this is a great show. It also included a hilarious top 5 reaction intermission. Air ep 6, this show is geeting really deep, I like it alot. Jinki:Extend 4-5, check this show out if you haven't already. and finally Gankutsuou ep 16, but you already knew that one,I think half of this message board has been dedicated to it. It's one of my favorites too ^_^
AFleming
post #252  on February 17, 2005 - 9:25 PM PST  
SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! on the novel The Count of Monte Cristo (and perhaps in some fashion, the anime- Gankutsuou)

Ok, I just finished the novel "The Count of Monte Cristo" and man, what a load of crap! The anime, so far, is a vast improvement on the story. I don't mean to say that the novel isn't captivating, but what the hell? So Edmond Dantes thinks he's god (and apparently most of the character's agree!)? How is destroying the lives of countless people, including the deaths of 4 completely innocent people- one a child, an equal exchange for sending one man to prison unjustly? Jeez. And he compares himself to god constantly! Am I supposed to be appalled? Or am I supposed to agree like the novelist seems to? And many of the characters have completely unnatural reactions to the events. For one instance, Valentine, after finding out that the Count instigated the death of her entire family, the events of which drove her father insane, considers the Count a great friend and cries in regret when he leaves! Who the hell would react that way? And Albert and his mother are just la-di-da when M. de Morcerf offs himself. "Yeah, he deserved it." Surely in the 20+ years they had been married, the guy did SOMETHING that would deserve a little regret from his wife and son! It said several times how much de Morcerf loved and cherished both of them (which is why his punishment was having them abandon him, I suppose). It just seems so contrived! And then the Count ends up with a beautiful princess who's like 1/4 his age and buttloads of money. There's divine justice for you! Aw, poor Edmond Dantes!

Gah!

I think that the anime (which is quite different in many respects) is an improvement on the original. It seems to be dealing with the events in a much more realistic fashion, generating actual sympathy for the victims, both innocent and malign. I can't wait to see how this compares.
hamano
post #253  on February 18, 2005 - 5:08 AM PST  
> On February 17, 2005 - 9:25 PM PST AFleming wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! on the novel The Count of Monte Cristo (and perhaps in some fashion, the anime- Gankutsuou)
>
> Ok, I just finished the novel "The Count of Monte Cristo" and man, what a load of crap!

Hey, this is historical pulp fiction written 250 years ago about events that took place about 300 years ago! Surely you can't judge it based on current standards of justice/morality. Edmond Dantes is an instrument of "divine justice" who has become something a bit beyond human by the ordeal he's been put through. To Dumas and his readers, this all seemed quite "fair" and really it's pretty much the same thing that goes on in most plots for stuff like action movies even today. The "collateral damage" and Edmond's loss of humanity is what makes the story a tragedy.

Here's the little "primer" for people who have finished the novel....

I'm all caught up to Ep. 18 in RAWS for Gankustsuou... I'm warning ya! One of those "completely innocent people" gets offed pretty soon! It's beautifully done, too. But you better stop watching if you're gonna go all touchy feely on us now.
hamano
post #254  on February 18, 2005 - 5:54 AM PST  
Oh, a funny piece of trivia for Gank fans... Jouji Nakata, who does the voice of The Count, has also voiced Jin Kunugi in RahXephon, Folken in Escaflowne, Childman in Orphen, and Alucard in Hellsing. Pretty much typecast in the Tall DARK Handsome roles... The funny thing is he was also the Japanese voice of "Big" in the dubbed version of Sex in the City!!
AFleming
post #255  on February 18, 2005 - 7:13 AM PST  
> On February 18, 2005 - 5:08 AM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On February 17, 2005 - 9:25 PM PST AFleming wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! on the novel The Count of Monte Cristo (and perhaps in some fashion, the anime- Gankutsuou)
> >
> Hey, this is historical pulp fiction written 250 years ago about events that took place about 300 years ago! Surely you can't judge it based on current standards of justice/morality. Edmond Dantes is an instrument of "divine justice" who has become something a bit beyond human by the ordeal he's been put through. To Dumas and his readers, this all seemed quite "fair" and really it's pretty much the same thing that goes on in most plots for stuff like action movies even today. The "collateral damage" and Edmond's loss of humanity is what makes the story a tragedy.
>
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Ok, I was a bit p.o.'ed last night after working until 11:00 and then finally getting to finish this novel with THAT ending. Urgh. Yes, I realize that the whole idea of "nobility" in the 19th century sense, is forgien to me and probably why I have trouble agreeing with the author. It all goes to show that the French proletariat were justified in knocking off all of their aristocracy. Now that's divine justice! See hammmy? I've got such an uncultured point of view, don't I? Heh. Maybe it's a typical plot, but I prefer something a little deeper. Something that explores all sides of the issue, at least.

Oh, I accidently read a teeny spoiler for ep 18 on l33traws website. So I knew about the duel but not who is in it. I don't want to know! I wish that the subbers would hurry up with ep 17! It can't possibly be Albert can it? The only other duel was between Nortier and Franz d'Epenay's dad. Course, this show is making things up as it goes, oh the suspense!
DBooher
post #256  on February 18, 2005 - 9:25 AM PST  
Hey remember that nickelodeon released american anime that I brought up that may look kinda cool? Avatar I think? It's debuting on Nick this Monday 7--6 central for anyone who wants to see how much it sucks/does not suck. Okay then I'm off!
AFleming
post #257  on February 20, 2005 - 10:17 AM PST  
Gankutsuou SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!

> On February 18, 2005 - 5:08 AM PST hamano wrote:
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>
> I'm all caught up to Ep. 18 in RAWS for Gankustsuou... I'm warning ya! One of those "completely innocent people" gets offed pretty soon! It's beautifully done, too. But you better stop watching if you're gonna go all touchy feely on us now.
> ---------------------------------

I just watched ep 17 (no 18 subbed yet). Those bastards! They're gonna kill Franz aren't they? Gah! No! I like Franz.

Sry, I'm getting all "touchy feely?" LOL

Hey, I found a new Asian grocery in town and they have that Japanese Curry paste you were talking about a while back. I'm gonna try making it today. Yumm...

I also found some noodles that look like ramen, only they're Korean in make. They were in ther refigirator section, not frozen. I'm going to try making that tomorrow. I bought some intant soup seasoning stuff, but I'm kinda afraid of it, LOL. It's salmon and seaweed flavored. Do you have any suggestions for good noodle soup receipes, or a good Japanese recipe website that might?
jross3
post #258  on February 20, 2005 - 11:58 AM PST  
> On February 20, 2005 - 10:17 AM PST AFleming wrote:
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> I also found some noodles that look like ramen, only they're Korean in make. They were in ther refigirator section, not frozen. I'm going to try making that tomorrow. I bought some intant soup seasoning stuff, but I'm kinda afraid of it, LOL. It's salmon and seaweed flavored. Do you have any suggestions for good noodle soup receipes, or a good Japanese recipe website that might?
> ---------------------------------

Did someone call me?

I'd suggest trying the salmon & seaweed broth first. I've never had it, so you'd better enjoy it in my place!
If it's any good, that's good; put in the noodles and such. if not, here's the current state of the Quest for Zetsurin Ramen:
right now, I'm occasionally experimenting with frying the noodles and serving them aside from an egg-flower soup (which is the broth where I originally boiled the noodles to near-done). I leave out most of the seasoning until I begin to fry the noodles so that the soup is fairly mild in contrast. Early tests look favorable, but I don't have a frying pan that's just the right size for one serving (so it's either awkward or very, very messy to toss the noodles).
But for non-fried ramen, chicken broth with cayenne pepper and a little cinnamon is still the way to go. If you have diced chicken, boil it seperately first; I really load the chicken up with the pepper (resulting from an accident where I confused the "spoon" and "shake" sides of the lid), and add some special seasoning (a little salt, some onion and garlic powder, more black pepper in addition to the cayenne) and discard most of that broth once the chicken is cooked (I can't inagine how hot that would have been). If you boil them for a few minutes the chicken really holds onto their flavor well and it doesn't all wash out in the noodles' broth (you can tell it's ready when the meat takes on a slightly red tint that goes well into the surface). Gives you a nice contrast between the somewhat-mild noodles and the intensely flavored chicken. I may begin to experiment with disctinctly different flavors for the chicken and the noodles, but if you're interested in that you can do your own research. Maybe I can use some Sapporo Ichiban for that....
Shaky
post #259  on February 20, 2005 - 12:12 PM PST  
NARUTO LICENSED.

Now, before you Naruto haters get all excited and think that fans of Naruto are getting what they deserve, consider carefully what this means. It's going to be shown on Cartoon Network later in the year. That means it will be in English and will be seen by LOTS and LOTS of KIDS. Merchandising is sure to follow.

A WHOLE NEW GENERATION OF NARUTARDS IS BORN!!!!

So laugh if you want. Let's see if you're laughing next fall when kids are out on Halloween dressed as their favorite Kohona ninjas, or when you can't go into any big retailer without seeing displays of Naruto clothes and toys. You'll be unable to escape the Naruto phenomenon. I'm sure you'll even get to see Naruto trading cards next to the register at the 7-11. And wait 'til they dub the movie and put it in theaters to ride the wave of overwhelming popularity that's sure to follow.

Ha ha.
jross3
post #260  on February 20, 2005 - 12:23 PM PST  
.....mmmm, if "ShoPro" (not a name that encourages hope) owns it, but is soon merging with Viz, can we just say (with hope in our hearts) that it's lisenced by Viz? They did ok with Ranma 1/2 and a lot better with Inu Yasha... and what else do they own, anyway?
And if Viz merges with ADV, will we be calling them "ADViz"? Or maybe they were part of A.D. Vision, then split and took the "vision" with them, and shortened it to VIZ? hmmm....
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