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Old 07-07-2014, 07:35 PM   #21
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I finally broke into the New World (episode 517+) stuff in One Piece after hearing they delayed the English dub of Thriller Bark until the fall and regret nothing. Absolutely in love with the entire thing. Now I can finally play through the last few chapters of Pirate Warriors without skipping all the cut scenes and play Unlimited World Red tomorrow without fear of spoiling all the late "rookie era" stuff.
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:51 PM   #22
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Grave of the Fireflies is about two young siblings who are on their own trying to survive in Japan in the final days of WWII.

Hurt bunnies have nothing on the soul crushing story of these 2 children.
I do believe that the website quicksummary summed it up nicely:

(spoiler'd for content and well, spoiler)

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You are forced to watch as everything two small children do to survive WWII-era Japan fails miserably until they both die of starvation.
Holy ****.
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:04 PM   #23
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Does anyone here like Sword Art Online? I think it is an awesome anime and would recommend to anyone.... Just make sure that you watch the 1st episode 1st or you will be totally lost!
It is basically about a young boy and several other people who get stuck in a virtual reality game and if the die in game there brains get fried in the "real World".
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:26 PM   #24
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I do believe that the website quicksummary summed it up nicely:

(spoiler'd for content and well, spoiler)

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You are forced to watch as everything two small children do to survive WWII-era Japan fails miserably until they both die of starvation.
Holy ****.
Pretty much. And the fact that it's based on a bit of one man's life experience that lived through Japan during that time only cements the brutality of it.

On a lighter note, there's every single other film that Miyazaki has been involved in.

As a pallet cleanser, here's the OP to possibly my favorite romance anime, Victorian Romance Emma.

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Old 07-07-2014, 10:09 PM   #25
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Does anyone here like Sword Art Online? I think it is an awesome anime and would recommend to anyone.... Just make sure that you watch the 1st episode 1st or you will be totally lost!
It is basically about a young boy and several other people who get stuck in a virtual reality game and if the die in game there brains get fried in the "real World".
I guess I need to try this, since I've seen it mentioned a million times before. I just absolutely hate when anime does video game related stuff, because it's almost always 100% unbearably awful.
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Old 07-08-2014, 01:11 AM   #26
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I myself do find much joy out of anime, here is a short list of what i have finished/am currently watching

Sword Art Online - Finished
Trigun - Finished
Dragon Ball + Dragon Ball Z ~300 episodes in (have not watched in a while)
Naruto - 216 Episodes in
One Piece - Caught up
Bleach Manga - Caught up
Full Metal Alchemist/Brotherhood - Finished
Fairy Tail - Caught up
Neon Genesis - Done
"X" - Done

I cant think of anymore at the moment
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:24 AM   #27
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I tried to educate myself a bit and was blown away by just how much anime is out there and how varied the themes. Every movie genre imaginable.
Oh definitely - there's something out there for everyone; it's really only once you start getting into it that you realize how much there actually is. It can be a little overwhelming! Magical girls, cyberpunk, mecha, cars, sports, horror... actually, you may also enjoy Samurai Champloo; I don't really know how else to describe it except to say it's like a zany version of ancient Japan with hip-hop influences. It's directed by the same guy who directed Cowboy Bebop.

Oh dude, Watership Down was grim watching... but I still reread the book every couple of years!
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Old 07-08-2014, 07:26 AM   #28
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Does anyone here like Sword Art Online? I think it is an awesome anime and would recommend to anyone.... Just make sure that you watch the 1st episode 1st or you will be totally lost!
It is basically about a young boy and several other people who get stuck in a virtual reality game and if the die in game there brains get fried in the "real World".
I got into Sword Art Online when it aired on Toonami. I liked it and await to see Season Two. I watched the English dub though so I have yet to watch the Japanese original.

I would highly recommend Kekkaishi. It's about a boy and a girl destroying strange creatures coming from a different dimension. It's not very long and only lasted 52 episodes. It was on Toonami at one point but I think that's how most people got introduced to it.

If there is one anime that you must watch, it's the infamous "Samurai Pizza Cats". It's about three samurai cats who "secretly" work at a Pizza resturaurant and fight crime against a group of Ninja Crows. This show is a spoof of it's own self. Further proof, they call themselves the Samurai Pizza Cats whereas the pizza parlour is supposed to hide their secret identities. Oops! If you like the 87 TMNT (of which it kind of spoofed off of at the time), you will like this show.

Interesting fact: The people behind the dub never got the scripts so they just rewrote the entire show and improved it! And it worked! The cats were also ninjas in the original and the main villain changed from a fox to a rat in the dub.
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:59 AM   #29
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I finally broke into the New World (episode 517+) stuff in One Piece after hearing they delayed the English dub of Thriller Bark until the fall and regret nothing. Absolutely in love with the entire thing. Now I can finally play through the last few chapters of Pirate Warriors without skipping all the cut scenes and play Unlimited World Red tomorrow without fear of spoiling all the late "rookie era" stuff.
I'm watching it subbed beacue I heard that Funimation and 4kids don't capture the feel of the show. Is that true? I can see it going for 4kids, but Funimation does some pretty good stuff.
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Old 07-08-2014, 12:06 PM   #30
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4Kids is a joke. Funimation dub is 100% spot on. The only reason I moved on to subbed recently was because the next set of dubbed episodes got pushed back to fall and I was dying from the wait. I'm still gonna get and watch all the dub sets, because I vastly prefer it, to be honest.
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The entirety of Samurai Pizza Cats is available on DVD from Dicotek under their Easter Star label.

http://www.rightstuf.com/rssite/acti...ItemName=es054

And if you're interested in the original show, Kyatto-Ninden Teyandee (Legendary Ninja Cats), they have that too.

http://www.rightstuf.com/rssite/acti...ItemName=es048
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Old 07-13-2014, 12:38 AM   #32
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4Kids is a joke. Funimation dub is 100% spot on. The only reason I moved on to subbed recently was because the next set of dubbed episodes got pushed back to fall and I was dying from the wait. I'm still gonna get and watch all the dub sets, because I vastly prefer it, to be honest.
I'm currently on Arabasta, right when Ace leaves the crew. It's dragging hard. I just want to see Luffy fight Crocodile already.
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I tried reading the One Piece manga, back when I used to buy Shounen Jump, but I couldn't quite get into it.
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Old 07-13-2014, 03:23 AM   #34
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My girlfriend hates the general manga/anime art style, so it's hard trying to convince her to watch any shows with me. With us both being Dungeons & Dragons nerds I tried Record of Lodoss War since it is based off an actual D&D setting. But, she hates the Elf's voice.

Then we stumbled upon Queen's Blade, and she loves just zany and over the top the fan service is in it...
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Old 07-13-2014, 05:23 PM   #35
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Maybe try Rune Soldier or Those Who Hunt Elves. Oh, I know, try out Slayers. They're all comedies set in a medieval like time.

For something on the more serious side there's Berserk (either the TV series or movie trilogy), Claymore, or Spice & Wolf. I will say that when I watched Spice & Wolf I went into it thinking what's the big deal about it? Once I got into it, I saw why it had such the enamored fan base.
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Old 07-13-2014, 05:56 PM   #36
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I'm currently on Arabasta, right when Ace leaves the crew. It's dragging hard. I just want to see Luffy fight Crocodile already.
Yeah, Alabasta has a few too many filler episodes around the middle, but stick with it. Luffy vs Crocodile has an incredible payoff. Also, considering you were 16 episodes in last week and you're already in Alabasta I'm going to suggest you slow down a bit. Easiest way to burn out on stuff is to consume it non-stop like that.
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I've never watched any anime before. Well, unless anyone counts pokemon as a proper anime. What would be the best anime to watch to get into it?
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I've never watched any anime before. Well, unless anyone counts pokemon as a proper anime. What would be the best anime to watch to get into it?
Some of my favorite anime that I'd highly recommend watching:

Gurren Lagann
Cowboy Bebop
Dragon Ball+Dragon Ball Z
Naruto
Astro Boy (2003 series)
Kill la Kill
Attack on Titan
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I've never watched any anime before. Well, unless anyone counts pokemon as a proper anime. What would be the best anime to watch to get into it?
Ghibli films.

So,

Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind
Castle in the Sky
Grave of the Fireflies
My Neighbor Totoro
Kiki's Delivery Service
Only Yesterday
Porco Rosso
Pom Poko
Whisper of the Heart
Princess Mononoke
My Neighbors the Yamadas
Spirited Away
The Cat Returns
Howl's Moving Castle
Tales from Earthsea
Ponyo
Arrietty
From Up on Poppy Hill
The Wind Rises
The Tale of Princess Kaguya

That list is in chronological order. If there's anything that can get someone to like and enjoy anime, it's Ghibli films. After you watch a few of those I'd recommend some TV series.
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Some of my favorite anime that I'd highly recommend watching:

Gurren Lagann
Cowboy Bebop
Dragon Ball+Dragon Ball Z
Naruto
Astro Boy (2003 series)
Kill la Kill
Attack on Titan
I have very good things about Attack on Titan, so I might give that a go sometime.

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Ghibli films.

So,

Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind
Castle in the Sky
Grave of the Fireflies
My Neighbor Totoro
Kiki's Delivery Service
Only Yesterday
Porco Rosso
Pom Poko
Whisper of the Heart
Princess Mononoke
My Neighbors the Yamadas
Spirited Away
The Cat Returns
Howl's Moving Castle
Tales from Earthsea
Ponyo
Arrietty
From Up on Poppy Hill
The Wind Rises
The Tale of Princess Kaguya

That list is in chronological order. If there's anything that can get someone to like and enjoy anime, it's Ghibli films. After you watch a few of those I'd recommend some TV series.
So are all of those Films?
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