OT's Anime Discussion Thread

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#1251 Posted by DaVillain- (35465 posts) -

@XVision84 said:

Does anybody here watch anime?

This place is called OT's Anime Discussion Thread for a reason.

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#1252 Posted by XVision84 (15574 posts) -

@davillain-: Is that because people watch anime here?

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#1253 Posted by DaVillain- (35465 posts) -

@XVision84 said:

@davillain-: Is that because people watch anime here?

This place is for anime recommendation and discussion.

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#1254 Posted by XVision84 (15574 posts) -

@davillain-: Oh okay that makes sense. Thank you!!!

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#1255 Posted by XVision84 (15574 posts) -

Is death note an anime or a cartoon? Or both? Can I talk about cartoons here?

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#1256 Posted by DaVillain- (35465 posts) -

@XVision84 said:

Is death note an anime or a cartoon? Or both? Can I talk about cartoons here?

Death Note is Anime, it's a good Anime as well. The Netflix Death Note live action version is based on the Anime and if you have Netflix, check that out as well.

Anime is often called cartoons, it's the "Anime" name in disguise for cartoons in Japan. Sure why not, no harm in talking about Cartoons here :)

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#1257 Edited by XVision84 (15574 posts) -

@davillain-: Davillain, you're too nice! I'm just fooling around :P. The live action film was decent, I think it gets more hate than it deserves because they deviated from the anime.

Has anyone seen Castlevania season 2? It's got superb animation and the story is good too.

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#1258 Posted by DaVillain- (35465 posts) -

@XVision84: I know and I was just burning time ;)

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#1259 Posted by Elpresador-911 (1093 posts) -

I highly recommend seishun buta yarou. it reminds me of Monogotari tbh. one of the best anime of the season so far.

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#1264 Posted by Dilettante (5 posts) -

Trying to reach 3 comment requirement to make a thread

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#1265 Posted by porknvince (3 posts) -

fate zero ftw

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#1266 Posted by deactivated-5c12da9055ebb (6 posts) -

I recommend Sword Art Online (SAO)!

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#1267 Posted by locus-solus (1100 posts) -

Netflix just got the steaming licence Neon Genesis Evangelion/End of Evangelion in HD time to watch you for like the 6th time

Netflix is also making a live action Cowboy Bebop 10 episodes hope it's actually good

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#1268 Posted by BlueIon (114 posts) -

It probably has been mentioned already but my fave Anime is “Sailor Moon” and also the reboots “Sailor Moon: Crystal” By far one of my greatest childhood memories. “I Am Sailor Moon, I will right all wrongs and triumph over evil...and you’re the worst kind of evil” LOL I love it :)

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#1270 Posted by Speeny (1366 posts) -

Any Black Clover fans here? I've read what's available of the Manga in English. I really love it. Just finished up watching episode 63. Decent animation for the most part. A little hard to follow during the in air fight scenes. The backgrounds were sloppy too imo.

Other than that I absolutely love One Piece also. lol

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#1272 Edited by Dindy (14 posts) -

I love anime

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#1273 Posted by XVision84 (15574 posts) -

There's just something about Jojo that never fails to put a smile on my face. It's so over the top, ridiculous, and funny almost every episode.

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#1274 Posted by ErickSander (6 posts) -

Link for another, please

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#1275 Posted by gameplaya9 (43 posts) -

Yall need to watch / read Mysterious Girlfriend X if you like romance. Yes fanboy here.

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#1276 Posted by XVision84 (15574 posts) -

I miss Studio Trigger's older anime. Gurren Lagann and Kill La Kill were awesome. SSSS.Gridman and Little Witch Academia just don't do it for me.

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#1277 Posted by GrimOrk (17 posts) -

@XVision84: Well, Little Witch Academia is an anime for girls. You can't compare it to Gurren Lagann which is very "manly".

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#1278 Posted by Speeny (1366 posts) -

@gameplaya9: I’ve been meaning to watch that. Art style is pretty appealing to me.

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#1279 Posted by XVision84 (15574 posts) -

@grimork: I understand, I guess I just mean I miss that kind of Trigger show.

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#1282 Posted by uninspiredcup (32135 posts) -

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#1283 Posted by CrimsonBrute (25369 posts) -

@uninspiredcup:

https://media.giphy.com/media/y7kvOYLzas6Ag/giphy.gif

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#1284 Posted by nancysamuel104 (12 posts) -

Guess what I bought this.
Dragon Ball Z hoodies look cool.

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#1285 Edited by TehWaterGoddess (15 posts) -

R U guys watching Endro? Its magical lolis doing funny stuff. Really cool!

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#1286 Posted by DaVillain- (35465 posts) -

@tehwatergoddess said:

R U guys watching Endro? Its magical lolis doing funny stuff. Really cool!

It's playing on Crunchyroll atm and I been hearing cool things about Endro. Will have to watch it this weekend if I'm not too busy gaming.

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#1287 Posted by CrimsonBrute (25369 posts) -
@tehwatergoddess said:

R U guys watching Endro? Its magical lolis doing funny stuff. Really cool!

lolis you say?

https://media2.giphy.com/media/rhTlFVk2kNQ52/giphy.gif?cid=3640f6095c6b43c04756394545eecd2f

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#1288 Posted by DaVillain- (35465 posts) -

@crimsonbrute said:
@tehwatergoddess said:

R U guys watching Endro? Its magical lolis doing funny stuff. Really cool!

lolis you say?

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#1289 Posted by uninspiredcup (32135 posts) -

Glad started reading the Super manga, it's far better than the anime. So much stuff changed.

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#1290 Posted by uninspiredcup (32135 posts) -

This fellow makes some very good points.

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#1297 Edited by Jag85 (13248 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: Honestly, I feel the missing ingredient was Gohan (as he was in DBZ, before getting sidelined). But Broly is a good substitute.

Gohan brought something unique to the table, as one of the three main Saiyan characters along with Goku and Vegeta. But with Broly as that third Saiyan, that could make up for the loss of classic Gohan in some ways.

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#1298 Posted by uninspiredcup (32135 posts) -

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@uninspiredcup: Honestly, I feel the missing ingredient was Gohan (as he was in DBZ, before getting sidelined). But Broly is a good substitute.

The series might have been better if as intended he became the hero. He makes a really good point about Gohan as well.

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Guess in Super they try to use his intellectual prowess, but then basically throw it out the window, and suddenly turn Goku into the tactician at the end, because the plot needs it. To me TOP was the perfect use for him to be relevant again, they build up to it, then ignore it.

Been reading the manga version of super and in alot of respects it is better. For example after Battle of The Gods they turn Beerus into "grumpy uncle", where as in the manga version, he very much remains a dick. Toyotarō still images do a much better job of projecting the action than the flat limp animation work in the series. It isn't until Vegito pops up that it temporary jumps out of mediocrity, and then they seem to throw all their cards in the table for the final slot where it looks almost like a different show. Hope going forward they try to stick with Brolys deliberate retro look.

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#1299 Posted by Gamerno6666 (6616 posts) -

Noooo JC stuff. You ruined my boi.

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#1300 Edited by Jag85 (13248 posts) -
@uninspiredcup said:
@Jag85 said:

@uninspiredcup: Honestly, I feel the missing ingredient was Gohan (as he was in DBZ, before getting sidelined). But Broly is a good substitute.

The series might have been better if as intended he became the hero. He makes a really good point about Gohan as well.

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Guess in Super they try to use his intellectual prowess, but then basically throw it out the window, and suddenly turn Goku into the tactician at the end, because the plot needs it. To me TOP was the perfect use for him to be relevant again, they build up to it, then ignore it.

Been reading the manga version of super and in alot of respects it is better. For example after Battle of The Gods they turn Beerus into "grumpy uncle", where as in the manga version, he very much remains a dick. Toyotarō still images do a much better job of projecting the action than the flat limp animation work in the series. It isn't until Vegito pops up that it temporary jumps out of mediocrity, and then they seem to throw all their cards in the table for the final slot where it looks almost like a different show. Hope going forward they try to stick with Brolys deliberate retro look.

Yeah, I saw that video. And while I agree with much of it, I feel it isn't critical enough of Toriyama's writing, which are where the issues stem from. In the Buu Saga, he re-wrote Gohan into an adult character that felt very unlike the young Gohan we had known up until the Cell Saga. Hence why Gohan went from being the most popular character in the Cell Saga, to plummeting in popularity during the Buu Saga, at least in Japan (Gohan seems more popular outside of Japan). Toriyama essentially wrote him into a corner, where he's been stuck ever since.

I'm still way behind in Super, so I'm still not up-to-date on how his character develops. But so far, I've been disappointed with how Gohan is not only almost useless as a fighter, but how the show isn't making use of his much-touted intellectuality. He could be contributing either as a scientist/inventor (like Bulma) or a strategist/tactician (like Lelouch in Code Geass).

The retro-style art in the Broly movie looks better than the more modern-style art in the Super series. I also hope they stick with Broly's retro-style art, if they're planning a new season of Super.