You all listed good anime
To: VGM i hate naruto and bleach because its mostly filler and recaps.
Eureka 7 is fantastic ive been mean to re-watch it.
Cowboy Bebop is a master piece
I find that the better anime is the shorter stuff.
and FLCL is bat-shit insane so you're not supposed to understand it.
and regarding the Eva movies, haven't seen them yet so no comment, but the anime was good.
Lets see, the animes I watch and enjoy are:
Pumpkin Scissors (Though I cannot find any episodes of it anywhere!)
Ghost in the Shell
FLCL (Too bad it was only 4 episodes)
Recently I've been trying to find more animes that I'd like. I have yet to watch Ergo Proxy though, I think I'd enjoy that one.
FLCL is 6 eps....
Try Trigun you might like it.
Right, 6 eps. It's been awhile since I watched it. As for Trigun, I got really far into it and kinda forgot about it... Guess I should start watching it again, I really liked it.
Monster is some real serious shit.
Really, that's an incredibly dark and violent and depressing anime, and certainly worth watching if you want to dispel the "Anime=kiddy" view that just shouldn't make sense anymore at this point in time.
Trigun is also one of those great classics, especially when the series itself shifts from general lightheartedness to more and more of a serious atmosphere.
Also, I suppose FUNimation jumped onto the whole 'whole series on youtube' biz, so Ergo Proxy in its entirety is on youtube.
Should be worth it aside from the 30 second commercials at the start of each episode, which isn't TOO bad.
I have to agree, I could definitely tell a difference between Monster and many other Animes. They dropped all the kiddy stuff. I only watched 2 episodes, (the ones on last night). I can tell you, just by watching that I am intrigued by this show. I will definitely try to watch some more.
Don't try, do. That is by far one of the only anime I've ever watched that was fairly realistic but still held my interest. There's a lot more to that story than anyone will expect at first, and takes a truly horrifying look at human potential. Gripping from beginning to end.
Myself, I lean into mostly into combat and mecha series. Eva is my absolute favorite anime, with Zeta Gundam coming in not too far behind. FMA, Naruto, Eyeshield 21, Battle Angel Alita, and Rurouni Kenshin are some of my other favorite series, but I don't watch their respective anime. I don't like watching TV programs, so I only really watch anime if the series doesn't have a manga counterpart, or the manga is nothing more than a tie-in with a crippled story.
That said, I've been watching much more anime now that I'm in college. Over the past two semesters, I've watched all of Gundam, Zeta Gundam, and ZZ Gundam, and am now working my way through Wing. It's just something to do during lunch.
End of Line.
I've seen and read tons of anime and manga, it's hard to remember all of it.
For now I'll just list my favorites.
Some of my favorite Manga:
* Pokemon Adventure/Special
* Card Capture Sakura
* One Piece
* Midori Days
* Rurouni Kenshin
* Elemental Gelade
* Hoshin Engi
* Ray Earth
* Black Cat
* Fruits Basket
* Slam Dunk
* Yu Yu Hakusho
* Yugioh (1st series--One with Kaiba having green hair)
Some of my favorite Anime:
* Rurouni Kenshin
* Samurai 7
* Samurai Champloo
* Ghost in the Shell
* Eureka Seven
* Cowboy Bebob
* Tenchi Muyo
* Outlaw Star
* Full Metal Alchemist
* Romero & Juliet
* Paranoia Agent
* Gundam Seed
* Heroic Age
* Excel Saga
Some of my favorite Anime movies:
* Samurai X - Reflections
* 5 Centimeters per Second
* The Girl Who Leaped Through Time
* Grave of the Dragonflies
* Millennium Actress
* Castle in the Sky
* Howl's moving Castle
* Spirited Away
* Whisper of the Heart
* Voices of a Distant Star
* The Place Promised in Our Early Days
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These are the names that pop out of that post.
Yu Yu Hakusho
The only one I have seen lately is Yu Yu Hakusho, but I liked all of these.
CC knows her Anime/Manga, I am surprised you didn't make this thread first CC.
CC, you are the only person I've ever heard reads Vagabond besides myself. Kudos for liking Miyamoto Musashi
The original YuGiOh manga is good (especially to universal gamers like me), much better than any of the rest of the franchise.
End of Line.
Oh yeah, weren't the Yu-Gi-Oh Mangas about Yugi giving criminals ironic punishments or some crap? I know Yu-Gi-Oh is now about people solving world conflicts and shit by playing a lame card game.
Yes, but the more important point is that early on it was less focused on the card game. The series lived up to its name "King of Games" by having Yugi beat all comers at anything, no matter how they cheated or how little experience he had. I just loved the tactics in the games themselves, because I'm so competitive and wanted to be that good. The "penalty game" idea was odd, but I love irony so I liked some of the outcomes. The biggest thing that separates it from the anime is that it was much darker, and involved more mature themes.
However, it still was about 75% Duel Monsters, and that wore thin eventually.
End of Line.
If you have never watched Yu-Gi-Oh the Abridged Series, you must. Basically, it's a British guy mocking the crappy American dub. And he does it so well.
My knowledge of anime is limited, mostly to what my friends in high school turned me onto. And half the time, I can't remember the names of them...Some ones I do recall:
-FMA (haven't gotten into the new one yet)
-The Vision of Escaflowne (the movie is also amazing but makes positively no sense)
-Witch Hunter Robin (an all time favorite)
I also have a nasty habit of seeing only a few episodes of a series, so I don't know how they turn out...Some of those: something called I think Otochi Zumi or something of the like, another the Japanese name escapes me but the English name is along the lines of Demon Butler, the .hack anime, and one episode of Heat Guy J.
As for manga, I read about four of the Death Note ones, but alas, didn't finish...
What's tragic is I was at the young and impressionable age of around ten when a great deal of American dubs started to show up. So back in the day I watched Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! and Card Captors...
On the note of movies: just about anything Miyazaki is good. I've only seen Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away, but they're all fantastic. CC's post reminded me about Millennium Actress, another excellent one; my mom, who normally quietly leaves the room when I watch something crazy like anime, actually caught a fair amount of it and afterwards said it was a great movie.
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