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#1301 Posted by uninspiredcup (35001 posts) -
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#1302 Posted by Horgen (121131 posts) -

If I were to ask about some anime that falls under "slice of life" (I think), what would you guys recommend?

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#1303 Posted by Jag85 (13634 posts) -

@horgen said:

If I were to ask about some anime that falls under "slice of life" (I think), what would you guys recommend?

Kimagure Orange Road

Grave of the Fireflies

Full Moon wo Sagashite

Clannad

School Rumble

Honey & Clover

Welcome to the NHK

Angel Beats

Hotarubi no Mori e

Your Lie in April

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#1304 Posted by deactivated-5d78760d7d740 (16386 posts) -

@Jag85: I also really liked Your Lie in April.

Clannad is borderline masochistic (and my favorite slice of life).

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#1305 Posted by VagrantSnow (376 posts) -

Any good anime that is slice-of-life-like but with some sort of over arching plot? Like Little Witch Academia, Steins; Gate and The Devil is a Part Timer?

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#1306 Edited by Jag85 (13634 posts) -

@vagrantsnow: The 10 slice-of-life anime I listed above all have an overarching plot.

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#1307 Posted by VagrantSnow (376 posts) -

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@vagrantsnow: The 10 slice-of-life anime I listed above all have an overarching plot.

Could you tell me a little about them? I've seen Clannad; wouldn't say it really has an overarching plot but it was entertaining. Only managed to watch a couple of episodes of Angel Beats. Was pretty boring. I've heard of Welcome to the NHK, might give it a try. Not interested in movies though.

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#1308 Edited by Jag85 (13634 posts) -
@vagrantsnow said:

Could you tell me a little about them? I've seen Clannad; wouldn't say it really has an overarching plot but it was entertaining. Only managed to watch a couple of episodes of Angel Beats. Was pretty boring. I've heard of Welcome to the NHK, might give it a try. Not interested in movies though.

Clannad - It sounds like you didn't watch Clannad After Story? While the first season of Clannad was entertaining and didn't really have an overarching plot, After Story does have an overarching plot, and it's a lot more serious (and heart-wrenching).

Angel Beats - The first few episodes of Angel Beats start off slow, but it picks up later on. The second half of the series is where it truly shines, as we learn more about their past lives, especially that of the protagonist.

Welcome to the NHK - About a reclusive NEET basement dweller. The protagonist Sato is similar to Okabe from Steins Gate, acting delusional and believing in some wild conspiracy (seems like Okabe was inspired by Sato).

As for the other shows:

  • Kimagure Orange Road - About an esper trying to hide his ESP abilities to fit in at high school, and his love triangle with two gangster chicks. The show's last arc (involving time travel) has a similar plot to the Haruhi and Steins Gate movies (both of which were clearly inspired by Kimagure).
  • Full Moon wo Sagashite - About a girl who can see Shinigami, who reveal she only has one year left to live, and help her pursue her dreams. It's like Ikiru (classic Akira Kurosawa movie) meets Hannah Montana (which is an inferior pale imitation of Full Moon), with Shinigami.
  • School Rumble - About a high-school class and the antics they get up to. The protagonist is an outcast delinquent gangster who tries to fit in, and finds himself caught up in all kinds of shenanigans.
  • Honey & Clover - About a college art class and the antics they get up to during their college years.
  • Your Lie in April - About a boy who used to be a prodigy pianist, and a violinist girl who tries to get him back him into classical music.

And the movies:

  • Grave of the Fireflies - Studio Ghibli movie set in World War II, about two siblings trying to survive in wartime Japan.
  • Hotarubi no Mori e - About a girl who goes on holidays to a village, where she becomes friends with a spirit boy in a forest.

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#1309 Posted by VagrantSnow (376 posts) -

@Jag85 Yeah I watched After Story too. It was an entertaining show but wasn't a fan of the happy ending.

Gonna give NHK a go. Thanks! :D

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#1310 Posted by Jag85 (13634 posts) -

@vagrantsnow: The ending of After Story would make more sense if you check out the original Clannad visual novel.

And cool, let me know what you think of NHK.

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#1311 Posted by VagrantSnow (376 posts) -

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@vagrantsnow: The ending of After Story would make more sense if you check out the original Clannad visual novel.

And cool, let me know what you think of NHK.

It made sense. It just wasn't very good.

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#1312 Posted by Jag85 (13634 posts) -

@vagrantsnow: I didn't like the ending either at first, until after checking out the visual novel, which gives it a different perspective.

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#1313 Posted by uninspiredcup (35001 posts) -
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#1314 Edited by Jag85 (13634 posts) -

@vagrantsnow:

Oh yeah, there's one more great slice-of-life with an overarching story:

Gundam 0080 - The best show in the Gundam franchise. It's a 1989 OVA series that serves as a spin-off to the original Gundam. But instead of the epic scale and mech battles that Gundam is usually known for, 0080 is a slice-of-life drama about an ordinary boy and his friendship with an enemy pilot. And since it's a standalone spin-off, you can watch 0080 without necessarily needing to watch the original Gundam.

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#1315 Posted by TwistedRKO2012 (116 posts) -

So....can anyone recommend any good recent anime? There is so many to choose from I've just given up looking XD

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#1316 Posted by Jag85 (13634 posts) -

@TwistedRKO2012: I'm currently enjoying The Rising of the Shield Hero.

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#1317 Posted by CrimsonBrute (25465 posts) -

@uninspiredcup:

https://media.giphy.com/media/10MrzQU61tJlVm/giphy.gif

Hmm... Posting a lot vids from this particular youtuber.

Interesting...

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#1318 Posted by uninspiredcup (35001 posts) -

@crimsonbrute: I'm secretly working to promote his half a million views videos on a forum with 8 active users.

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#1319 Posted by CrimsonBrute (25465 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: Fake news, it was 9 users at it's peak.

https://media.tenor.com/images/2dde64955c6449c43937a74e687be000/tenor.gif

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#1320 Posted by superbuuman (6400 posts) -

Some horrid choice of music/battle theme for Dragon Ball Super Brolly (movie)..lol..otherwise not bad..kinda change all the previous Brolly movies & storyline before it though. lol Cheelai?...glad its not with a b... otherwise slang for vagina in Hokkien usually use for cursing....lol.. :P

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#1321 Edited by uninspiredcup (35001 posts) -

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Some horrid choice of music/battle theme for Dragon Ball Super Brolly (movie)..lol..otherwise not bad..kinda change all the previous Brolly movies & storyline before it though. lol Cheelai?...glad its not with a b... otherwise slang for vagina in Hokkien usually use for cursing....lol.. :P

Loved the music, but then again I do objectively have terrible taste.

Some the changes in the English dialogue rubbed the wrong way.

Like in the Japanese version Whis is saying "Over here", drawing Broly away from Bulma where as in the English version he states "That was a close one", which changes the context entirely.

I kinda hate as well, how in English version - exactly at this point when everything shatters

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The English version talking while the music stops, while in the Japanese version is deliberately suppose to be a cool down moment of silence.

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Just alot of stuff they change the context of. Although some stuff they added (have fun Freeza) is better than the Japanese version, that was a stroke of genius.

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#1322 Posted by superbuuman (6400 posts) -
@uninspiredcup said:

Loved the music, but then again I do objectively have terrible taste.

Some the changes in the English dialogue rubbed the wrong way.

Like in the Japanese version Whis is saying "Over here", drawing Broly away from Bulma where as in the English version he states "That was a close one", which changes the context entirely.

I kinda hate as well, how in English version - exactly at this point when everything shatters

The English version talking while the music stops, while in the Japanese version is deliberately suppose to be a cool down moment of silence.

Just alot of stuff they change the context of. Although some stuff they added (have fun Freeza) is better than the Japanese version, that was a stroke of genius.

lol yea I dislike..the saying B-R-O-L-Y..and Go-go-go-ge-ta..geta-geta & the oh ay oh -oh ay oh crap...in the battle theme..sounds dumb.. :P . Dang! the Eng dub uses the same bad music..was hoping they'd change it :P ...Agree, they should added wording also (bolded) in Japanese one as well..during that scene.

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#1323 Posted by uninspiredcup (35001 posts) -

@superbuuman said:
@uninspiredcup said:

Loved the music, but then again I do objectively have terrible taste.

Some the changes in the English dialogue rubbed the wrong way.

Like in the Japanese version Whis is saying "Over here", drawing Broly away from Bulma where as in the English version he states "That was a close one", which changes the context entirely.

I kinda hate as well, how in English version - exactly at this point when everything shatters

The English version talking while the music stops, while in the Japanese version is deliberately suppose to be a cool down moment of silence.

Just alot of stuff they change the context of. Although some stuff they added (have fun Freeza) is better than the Japanese version, that was a stroke of genius.

lol yea I dislike..the saying B-R-O-L-Y..and Go-go-go-ge-ta..geta-geta & the oh ay oh -oh ay oh crap...in the battle theme..sounds dumb.. :P . Dang! the Eng dub uses the same bad music..was hoping they'd change it :P ...Agree, they should added wording also (bolded) in Japanese one as well..during that scene.

Yea, I can see why that would piss you off, and tbh, if it was in the TV show, probably be "wtf is this shit" as well. In a theatre section with a shared audience participation I think it works a lot better.

The orchestra stuff feels more cinematic, which is the problem with the other (two) movies to me, they felt more like extended episodes, little departures than anything significant. The variations of Broly themes booming capture that scope you want from a dazzling DB fight, especially in a cinema, where you basically want your ear-drums to be damaged by the end of it.

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#1324 Posted by deactivated-5d78760d7d740 (16386 posts) -

Attack on Titan airs this weekend. Looking forward to it :)

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#1325 Posted by Crash6 (3387 posts) -

I'm only three episodes into The Promised Neverland and I'm really enjoying it. Has this weird simultaneous feel of being genuinely creepy but slightly hilarious. Definitely a breath of fresh air for me in the anime section. I thought the first episode was pretty amazing too. One of the best introductory episodes I've seen in a long time.

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#1326 Posted by superbuuman (6400 posts) -

One Punch Man Season 2...errr...hope its not becoming like My Hero Academia...lol...cause its starting to look like its moving to that...with the Monsters forming a group (Villain in My Hero Academia). :P ..

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#1328 Posted by Jag85 (13634 posts) -
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@crimsonbrute: I'm secretly working to promote his half a million views videos on a forum with 8 active users.

In other words, this forum is dead. Where did everyone go? ResetEra?

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#1329 Posted by uninspiredcup (35001 posts) -

@Jag85 said:
@uninspiredcup said:

@crimsonbrute: I'm secretly working to promote his half a million views videos on a forum with 8 active users.

In other words, this forum is dead. Where did everyone go? ResetEra?

No idea.

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#1330 Posted by DEVILinIRON (4980 posts) -

@Jag85: ResetEra? Never heard of it until now. Perhaps I will check it out.

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#1331 Posted by Jag85 (13634 posts) -

@DEVILinIRON said:

@Jag85: ResetEra? Never heard of it until now. Perhaps I will check it out.

I'm sure you must've heard of NeoGAF? ResetEra is basically the new NeoGAF.

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#1332 Edited by DEVILinIRON (4980 posts) -

@Jag85: No. But thanks for the semi-suggestion. l've never been a part of the cool kids.

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#1333 Posted by Clifford_Sexylips (67 posts) -

I'm actually scavenging for animes with the genre of horror and comedy... like the Ghost Stories. Any recommendations?

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#1334 Posted by titanraven (51 posts) -

hey guys! Do you know any Mythology anime? :)

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#1335 Posted by Jag85 (13634 posts) -

After being in development hell for well over a decade, the Akira live-action movie is finally happening:

Taika Waititi's 'Akira' Sets 2021 Release Date

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#1336 Posted by DEVILinIRON (4980 posts) -

This one's a toss up for being good or bad imo.

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#1337 Edited by Raining51 (1145 posts) -

I've watched a bt bit of anime now and Video games are still #1 but this is interesting.

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#1338 Edited by Jag85 (13634 posts) -

@DEVILinIRON said:

This one's a toss up for being good or bad imo.

Taika Waititi gives me some hope that the Akira live-action movie won't turn out to be trash.

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#1339 Posted by nightshade85 (5652 posts) -

Best Anime : Angel Cop(OVA) - I say that because how funny the english dub is - it had a term called "fifteening" - which was adding excessive swear words in every scene. Its a great watch there is loads of gore/telekensis/saying the f word for no reason over and over.

Vampire hunter D is really above par. I also like the series bokurano and bacano. Bokurano was about kids having to sac their lives to defend a giant robot in Japan. (sad show- very good) Bacano is a mobster 1920s style show where they are on a train. Not gorey or over the top - its really cool - I would recommend it.

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#1341 Edited by uninspiredcup (35001 posts) -

Bizarre.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-49027178

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#1342 Posted by ADingoAteMyBaby (63 posts) -

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Bizarre.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-49027178

Wow, 33 people killed. I wonder what the record is of most people killed in an arson attack?

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#1343 Posted by uninspiredcup (35001 posts) -

I love the Sendō Takeshi fight twist where we fight out he was knocked out by the temple shot.

Such a godly animoo.

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#1345 Edited by Jag85 (13634 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: It's sad to know the victims include KyoAni staff who produced some of my favourite anime (e.g. Clannad, Full Metal Panic, Haruhi, A Silent Voice, Hyouka, Kanon, etc.). They were some of the best animators around. What a tragic loss of life, and a loss of talent. RIP.

As for the attacker, it appears he was some deranged Otaku. And may have been a 2chan user. For some reason, these "chan" sites produce some of the most deranged human trash.

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#1346 Edited by myfifa20 (1 posts) -

I recently watched Kimetsu no Yaiba and I love it.



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#1347 Posted by uninspiredcup (35001 posts) -

Going through the translated VIZ Super mangas, the animation really does deviate in the worst possible ways, done a very bad job compared to the original and Z of translating Toyotarou's action panels into motion.

The new arc is great and hopefully whatever comes they will have got their shit together.