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anime?
#1
guys, i finally caved in and bought the cowboy bebop box set along with suzumiya haruhi no shoushitsu boxset for 60$.



how do you think i did with my purchase?





so guys, watch any good anime lately?



how do you guys feel about quran high school host club?
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#2
Guess there's not much anime lover in this forum. Hehehe. While cowboy bebop was awesome I found the disappearance of haruhi Suzumiya to be rather anti climatic. Not to mention disappointing after the torture that is endless eight. Grr. Anyways, ouran is enjoyable I guess, for me the most memorable of ouran was the opening "kiss kiss fall in love!"
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#3
Never really got into it.
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#4
i like some anime/manga but i cant say i am into it... plus i am a bit older than most halvsie here so my anime/manga likes would not match yours... i come from the generation of candy-Candy, Touch, Catseye etc.... plus I like Sazae-san and OL series..not into elfenlied, cowboy bepop, etc.... gomen!
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#5
Maeku-san, I used to watch Candy Candy too when i was small (although it was shoujo), It always air before Doraemon in Indonesia. I also watched rose of Versailles, Nobody's Boy: Remi (what a tear jerker) the original Macross, Saint Seiya. I never watched Touch but i read all Adachi Mitsuru's manga which include touch. and i grew up reading a lot of showa era manga like ashita no joe. I think i started watching anime and reading manga when i was 2 years old and never grew out of it, except for a couple of years in highschool and a couple of year in uni when i thought that i had become too old for most (even then i was still following mainstream ones, one piece and naruto)
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#6
oh phew...ok..! i a sucker for Miyazaki's movies, i love manga that have to do with history or fun daily life....i am 35..oh wait..36 ... but still enjoying it...and CRY over girlie anime..what can i say... but i still dont consider myself an anime-maniac maybe cause i have met MANY Greek people who are inexplicably obsessed with anime/manga and japanese pop culture
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#7
Used to watch a lot more anime than I do now, but I think after the anime explosion about a decade ago, it just got over-saturated and so many anime kept reusing imagery, themes, etc from other anime that it became this closed-loop, self-referential genre. Suppose that's to be said about anything that has a very active and highly vocal fanbase, though.



That being said, anime peaked, for me, with Cowboy Bebop. Had that perfect blend of serious and ridiculous, was well-acted, great story, and amazing soundtrack. I haven't quite found an anime series that has lived up to it since (granted, I haven't been actively looking). I've heard good things about Samurai Champloo, for example, but haven't ever really gotten around to watching it.



Manga, on the other hand, I enjoy much more. My biggest guilty pleasure right now is One Piece (it's dumb, but it can be friggin' amazing at times - never watched the anime, though), but I also follow Berserk, Fairy Tail, and a few random ones here and there. I used to love Berserk (anime was pretty crappy though), but the publishing schedule is so damn slow that it's hard to stay excited for the series. I collected Gantz until about issue 18, but gave up on the series. The start was so different and interesting that I wanted to see where it went, but it soon dawned on me that the writer had no idea what he wanted to do with the story, so it wandered all over the place (and even copied characters from video games and other manga).



edit: Oh, and I too used to watch a lot of old school anime. It's great for nostalgia, but man, going back and watching old anime is just brutal. It's so bad haha
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#8
do your read manga in Japanese? my level is not goodenough to read Kanji but i do hope that after getting the new N3 test next December I will be able to read elementary school manga <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blush21.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Blush' />



Anyone -from the girls- got RIBBON as a kid? it was a HUGE manga Book(A4 size and thick as a brick with lots of gifts in it)... I couldnt read Japanese but I used to watch the sketches and draw..thats how I started sketching manga I think.. what a waste..i should have started learning kanji at a much earlier age.. I feel so old and i fell that I learn one kanji and forget 2 at the same time.... <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ph34r.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':ph34r:' />
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#9
I actually learned a lot of my Japanese reading from reading manga haha

It helped to know the context of what you were reading because you know the story; you also have pictures sort of explaining what's going on. Much easier than reading novels. Not to mention that as a kid, I was much more interested in manga and games, so I was motivated to learn how to read! I plan on doing the same with my offspring haha
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#10
I've never been a big anime otaku, but being able to stream tons of Japanese anime with English sub-titles on Hulu has got me watching some shows now and it's amazing how much new vocabulary I've learned from watching episodes of Naruto, Death Note and Bleach. Since I hate the typical Japanese "talent" shows, I guess this is my best option on keeping up with my Japanese.
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#11
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do your read manga in Japanese? my level is not goodenough to read Kanji but i do hope that after getting the new N3 test next December I will be able to read elementary school manga <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blush21.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Blush' />



Anyone -from the girls- got RIBBON as a kid? it was a HUGE manga Book(A4 size and thick as a brick with lots of gifts in it)... I couldnt read Japanese but I used to watch the sketches and draw..thats how I started sketching manga I think.. what a waste..i should have started learning kanji at a much earlier age.. I feel so old and i fell that I learn one kanji and forget 2 at the same time.... <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ph34r.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':ph34r:' />

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My dad had that (or something similar) sent to NZ. I never read it though, just made the cut-out gifts [Image: laugh.gif]
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#12
I watch anime ocasionaly. Berserk, elfen lied, death note springs to mind.
"I thought i was done for, trampled in the snow. Suddenly i felt her hand on my shoulder. The warmth returned to my bones, and together we repelled the beasts."

--Legends of the North
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#13
I just started watching One Piece. Pretty epic series! <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Tongue' />
"I thought i was done for, trampled in the snow. Suddenly i felt her hand on my shoulder. The warmth returned to my bones, and together we repelled the beasts."

--Legends of the North
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#14
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I just started watching One Piece. Pretty epic series! <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Tongue' />

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Totally agree as I started watching it recently too. I'd avoided it for years because I wasn't a fan of the artwork, but once I got used to it I love the artwork since it's so unique. Luffy is a very refreshing character that goes against every stereotype that I'd come to expect from anime.
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#15
Well, i am at ep.270'ish right about now. At this point it's jes something to watch while eating or right before bed time. Actually 'tis the first anime series i've watched over these many eps, like ever!



Very good series yes and most characters are pretty unique. But i have to agree on the artwork. I am a big fan of the artwork. Best artwork i've seen so far is actually from a recent movie, the legend of the millenium dragon. <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Tongue' />



I've heard that the new series of berserk will feature som decent drawings as well.



I am not nearly that well traversed into the anime world, ive watched a couple o ones so i dunno... Do you watch a lot of anime retishi?
"I thought i was done for, trampled in the snow. Suddenly i felt her hand on my shoulder. The warmth returned to my bones, and together we repelled the beasts."

--Legends of the North
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#16
Turns out the new Berserk series movie is actually a lot of 3d art and cel shading or something like that. It looks rly good and supposed to been out since may but i havent gotten my fingers on it yet.
"I thought i was done for, trampled in the snow. Suddenly i felt her hand on my shoulder. The warmth returned to my bones, and together we repelled the beasts."

--Legends of the North
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