Anime Discussion

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Apart from a bunch of seasonal anime, I'm watching Today's Menu for the Emiya Family, a little calming slice of life spin off from the Fate series.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
I know i'm late here although since I was a kid I watched only Japanese anime, I remember clearly Urusei Yatsura ( Lam ) Dash Kappey LoL and so many others with robots like Gundam, Daitan 3 and so on with Cyborbs heros. I watched them all in the 80s also because that's what we got in Italy back then.
Then I stopped watching them til for some reason they started showing Inuyasha I believe in the late 2000 then Neon Genesis Evangalion, then I quit watching them again.
Two weeks ago I was watching the PBS new but the Japanise ones I don't know why and they were talking about the Demon Slayer anime. I thought it was pretty cool and I started watching it and got hooked up for good.
Now i'm also watching Tokyo Ghoul which I thought it was ok in the beginning but it's actually really well done. This new anime are so much better than the old ones!!!!!!
The Demon Slayer movie is destroying a lot of records over in Japan from what I've heard. Can't wait to see that in all it's glory.
 

Tmano

Professional
The Demon Slayer movie is destroying a lot of records over in Japan from what I've heard. Can't wait to see that in all it's glory.
Yes is it really breaking records there! I believe the first season is already over so now I have to find something else to watch. I will take a look at those you posted above.
Do you and other here like to watch them in the original language with subtitles or in English? I prefer it in Japanese with subs.
 

Tmano

Professional
I think it's time we blow this scene
Get everybody and the stuff together
Ok?
3, 2, 1
Let's jam!

:cool:
I remember cowboy bebop! If my memory does not fail me it's from the 90's....I watched a few episodes of it! it was nice but I did not have time back then for TV :)
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Yes is it really breaking records there! I believe the first season is already over so now I have to find something else to watch. I will take a look at those you posted above.
Do you and other here like to watch them in the original language with subtitles or in English? I prefer it in Japanese with subs.
I watch pretty much solely in Japanese with subs
 

Pmasterfunk

Hall of Fame
I haven't watched an anime series in a while, but I did recently see Jin-Roh for the first time. A good movie, but the ending is rough.

I haven't seen many movies mentioned, so I may as well throw out a few movies that are worth seeing:
  • Akira, of course. I saw this in a very large theater in 1998 at Fantasia, it may have been some sort of premier for the new English dub
  • Basically anything by Satoshi Kon. I love Tokyo Godfathers and Millennium Actress in particular.
  • Ninja Scroll is the first obscenely violent anime movie I saw, and the animation still stands to this day. The same animation studio/director also did Wicked City, Demon City Shinjuku, Vampire Hunter D (2000), and the somewhat cringey Highlander anime movie.
  • The Escaflowne movie is a bit meh, but some of the art is amazing and there are 2 incredible action scenes.
  • Angel's Egg is not the most enjoyable to watch, but as a Yoshitaka Amano fanboy I gotta say the visuals are interesting.
In high school my friends and I were obsessed with DBZ, but I feel like it should have ended there, before GT and all the other stuff. Just let it diepeacefully, please. Naruto is kinda going there with Boruto, too...
 

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G.O.A.T.
AoT Season 4 (part 1) was good but somewhat disappointing. The pacing is problematic and the storytelling is often so clunky and dull. But it hits some great heights and has some great moments.

But it pales poorly in comparison to season 1 of Vinland Saga. Episode 24 (the finale) is the best shizzle I've seen since watching episodes 62 and 63 of FMA: Brotherhood, an anime I watched again in its entirety recently.


Everything AoT constantly fails to do, Vinland Saga nails.


Guess I'll now remind myself whether Code Geass is any good or not before trying out Demon Slayer.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
I'm watching Aria the Origination (on EP 8), regarded as the best Aria season by a lot of people. I think I prefer the 2nd season, Aria the Natural. I personally loved the added eerie and mysterious atmosphere they produced in some episodes.

I agree about AOT season 4 as well, despite everyone talking it up throught it's airing. IMO, it's weakest season so far.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
I'm watching Aria the Origination (on EP 8), regarded as the best Aria season by a lot of people. I think I prefer the 2nd season, Aria the Natural. I personally loved the added eerie and mysterious atmosphere they produced in some episodes.

I agree about AOT season 4 as well, despite everyone talking it up throught it's airing. IMO, it's weakest season so far.
I actually just finished the final Aria season and it's on par with the 2nd, thanks to those final few episodes. Very bittersweet and emotional, what a series.
 

fundrazer

Legend
AoT Season 4 (part 1) was good but somewhat disappointing. The pacing is problematic and the storytelling is often so clunky and dull. But it hits some great heights and has some great moments.

But it pales poorly in comparison to season 1 of Vinland Saga. Episode 24 (the finale) is the best shizzle I've seen since watching episodes 62 and 63 of FMA: Brotherhood, an anime I watched again in its entirety recently.


Everything AoT constantly fails to do, Vinland Saga nails.


Guess I'll now remind myself whether Code Geass is any good or not before trying out Demon Slayer.
I could never get into Attack on Titan. I think maybe it was because my brother hyped it up too much...I also just really hated all of the characters.
 

ADuck

Hall of Fame
I'm watching Aria the Origination (on EP 8), regarded as the best Aria season by a lot of people. I think I prefer the 2nd season, Aria the Natural. I personally loved the added eerie and mysterious atmosphere they produced in some episodes.

I agree about AOT season 4 as well, despite everyone talking it up throught it's airing. IMO, it's weakest season so far.
Use to love Attack on Titan, but I couldn't finish it. Animation and story went downhill. I decided to read the manga just to see what happens and was very disappointed, but probably glad in hindsight as I won't be wasting time waiting for it to finish as I don't see myself ever completing it.
 

michael valek

Professional
Agreed on attack on Titan. Little bit slow. Demon slayer is awesome. Episode 19 is earth shattering. Also 16/17/18/19/20/21. If youve seen them you’ll know what I mean.
 

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G.O.A.T.
Agreed on attack on Titan. Little bit slow. Demon slayer is awesome. Episode 19 is earth shattering. Also 16/17/18/19/20/21. If youve seen them you’ll know what I mean.
I'm already loving it - at episode 8.

Been spoiled recently in watching Vinland Saga and now Demon Slayer. And the animation is absolutely 10/10.

I could never get into Attack on Titan. I think maybe it was because my brother hyped it up too much...I also just really hated all of the characters.

I do have a problem with the characters. Levi only really started to come along in Season 3 for me, and for the whole time I've found Mikasa to be one of the most dour damn boring main characters written in all of anime... and Eren isn't much better. There are characters I liked, especially Hange, Zeke and Erwin... ah, and Jean.

There is one show which I find to be amazing despite basically not caring for the characters, though many are VERY well written, and that's Breaking Bad.


Use to love Attack on Titan, but I couldn't finish it. Animation and story went downhill. I decided to read the manga just to see what happens and was very disappointed, but probably glad in hindsight as I won't be wasting time waiting for it to finish as I don't see myself ever completing it.

There is currently a ****storm over the ending of AoT. Many fans are pissed and are basically demoting its 'masterpiece' status. A lot of long-time fans have turned on the series.
 

ADuck

Hall of Fame
There is currently a ****storm over the ending of AoT. Many fans are pissed and are basically demoting its 'masterpiece' status. A lot of long-time fans have turned on the series.
Yeah I know :-D

Many people are also satisfied with the ending too. It feels GOT-esque in the sense of the differing opinions.
 

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G.O.A.T.
I wonder why most dubs are so outrageously bad. The AoT dub is embarrassing for the most part, though there are moments where I find it better, such as...
the Owl reveal scene, and how epic it is when Eren Kruger states: "Because I'm the Owl, Grisha." But the writing is a bit different, as in the English dub they make Grisha appear like an idiot, which is not the case in the original in which he clocks on to the Owl before the Owl actually reveals himself in words.

FMA Brotherhood remains the only anime I've seen where the dub is on the level of the sub. Some characters sound worse, some sound better. King Bradley sounds infinitely better in the dub.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
I wonder why most dubs are so outrageously bad. The AoT dub is embarrassing for the most part, though there are moments where I find it better, such as...
the Owl reveal scene, and how epic it is when Eren Kruger states: "Because I'm the Owl, Grisha." But the writing is a bit different, as in the English dub they make Grisha appear like an idiot, which is not the case in the original in which he clocks on to the Owl before the Owl actually reveals himself in words.

FMA Brotherhood remains the only anime I've seen where the dub is on the level of the sub. Some characters sound worse, some sound better. King Bradley sounds infinitely better in the dub.
Yeah, a lot of them just don't seem to pair well together, probably sounds strange or out of place, because we listen to English every day. Someone screaming or raging in dub can make me cringe, unlike maybe subbed.

I find most Japanese voice actors a lot more emotionally involved as well. I did watch FMAB dubbed, that was really well done. One of my first anime ever as well, in need of a rewatch I think...
 

ADuck

Hall of Fame
I wonder why most dubs are so outrageously bad. The AoT dub is embarrassing for the most part, though there are moments where I find it better, such as...
the Owl reveal scene, and how epic it is when Eren Kruger states: "Because I'm the Owl, Grisha." But the writing is a bit different, as in the English dub they make Grisha appear like an idiot, which is not the case in the original in which he clocks on to the Owl before the Owl actually reveals himself in words.

FMA Brotherhood remains the only anime I've seen where the dub is on the level of the sub. Some characters sound worse, some sound better. King Bradley sounds infinitely better in the dub.
Yeah the dub is really a mixed bag. The first episode of AOT is a good example of this. The entirety of the episode is having to tolerate Eren's annoying voice, but then,
The whole scene where he tries to save his mother but couldn't and she gets eaten is done perfectly and much better than the japanese version (in my opinion anyway)
I still prefer watching the dub but it's a matter of how much you can tolerate it.
 

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G.O.A.T.
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn was certainly a good watch. The writing and the action was pretty gripping and the animation is of very high quality with a healthy dose of sakuga.

It takes place in the Universal Century timeline of the Gundam story, which is by far the most explored timeline. Still, one doesn't need to have seen other shows of the timeline to enjoy this 7-episode OVA. Episodes are 50+ with the finale being about 90 minutes.

The English dub is definitely serviceable and one of the better ones. The story is tricky to follow and between all the action is a lot of heavy and political dialogue - but I never found it boring. There is a lot going on, though. If you're familiar with Mobile Suit Gundam in general then you'll know the drill: War, conflict, politics between the space colonies and the Earth (Spacenoids and Earthnoids), ace pilots, new radical technologies, destruction, despair, hope, and the awesome displays of Gundam power. I've not seen that many of the Gundam shows but this is the best I've seen so far. Also, it's on Netflix (in some regions).

Verdict: 8/10

@The Green Mile @ADuck --- Any recommendations? I checked out @Sephiroth 's recommendation of Vinland Saga and was not left disappointed. It has one of the best single episodes of anime I've ever seen. :)
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn was certainly a good watch. The writing and the action was pretty gripping and the animation is of very high quality with a healthy dose of sakuga.

It takes place in the Universal Century timeline of the Gundam story, which is by far the most explored timeline. Still, one doesn't need to have seen other shows of the timeline to enjoy this 7-episode OVA. Episodes are 50+ with the finale being about 90 minutes.

The English dub is definitely serviceable and one of the better ones. The story is tricky to follow and between all the action is a lot of heavy and political dialogue - but I never found it boring. There is a lot going on, though. If you're familiar with Mobile Suit Gundam in general then you'll know the drill: War, conflict, politics between the space colonies and the Earth (Spacenoids and Earthnoids), ace pilots, new radical technologies, destruction, despair, hope, and the awesome displays of Gundam power. I've not seen that many of the Gundam shows but this is the best I've seen so far. Also, it's on Netflix (in some regions).

Verdict: 8/10

@The Green Mile @ADuck --- Any recommendations? I checked out @Sephiroth 's recommendation of Vinland Saga and was not left disappointed. It has one of the best single episodes of anime I've ever seen. :)
Made in Abyss and Shinsekai Yori, two of my favourites.
 

ADuck

Hall of Fame
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn was certainly a good watch. The writing and the action was pretty gripping and the animation is of very high quality with a healthy dose of sakuga.

It takes place in the Universal Century timeline of the Gundam story, which is by far the most explored timeline. Still, one doesn't need to have seen other shows of the timeline to enjoy this 7-episode OVA. Episodes are 50+ with the finale being about 90 minutes.

The English dub is definitely serviceable and one of the better ones. The story is tricky to follow and between all the action is a lot of heavy and political dialogue - but I never found it boring. There is a lot going on, though. If you're familiar with Mobile Suit Gundam in general then you'll know the drill: War, conflict, politics between the space colonies and the Earth (Spacenoids and Earthnoids), ace pilots, new radical technologies, destruction, despair, hope, and the awesome displays of Gundam power. I've not seen that many of the Gundam shows but this is the best I've seen so far. Also, it's on Netflix (in some regions).

Verdict: 8/10

@The Green Mile @ADuck --- Any recommendations? I checked out @Sephiroth 's recommendation of Vinland Saga and was not left disappointed. It has one of the best single episodes of anime I've ever seen. :)
When I get the time I'll check those out. How many have you watched btw? I've actually only watched a few anime so I don't know if I'm the best person to ask but the ones I most enjoyed were:
- Hunter x Hunter
- Attack On Titan
- Death Note
- Haikyuu

Anime is generally like any other entertainment medium though, everyone got different tastes and what I like you may not like, and vice versa.
 

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G.O.A.T.
When I get the time I'll check those out. How many have you watched btw? I've actually only watched a few anime so I don't know if I'm the best person to ask but the ones I most enjoyed were:
- Hunter x Hunter
- Attack On Titan
- Death Note
- Haikyuu

Anime is generally like any other entertainment medium though, everyone got different tastes and what I like you may not like, and vice versa.

I'm on episode 17 of Haikyuu as we speak. It's really good. You may also like Kuroko no Basuke, in that case.

Of course, we all have our own tastes. Still, by asking others for their picks it helps me find some new stuff, some of which I'll enjoy.

I know HxH is revered. Quite an investment though at 148 episodes. We'll see.
 

ADuck

Hall of Fame
I'm on episode 17 of Haikyuu as we speak. It's really good. You may also like Kuroko no Basuke, in that case.

Of course, we all have our own tastes. Still, by asking others for their picks it helps me find some new stuff, some of which I'll enjoy.

I know HxH is revered. Quite an investment though at 148 episodes. We'll see.
Haikyuu just gets better an better imo.

If you decide to watch Hunter x hunter, just know that the first 3 episodes or something are quite dull (and childish). You'll know if you want to continue with it or drop it after watching 4 or 5 episodes. If you do end up liking it though, you'll actually wish it was longer heh.
 

Sephiroth

Hall of Fame
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn was certainly a good watch. The writing and the action was pretty gripping and the animation is of very high quality with a healthy dose of sakuga.

It takes place in the Universal Century timeline of the Gundam story, which is by far the most explored timeline. Still, one doesn't need to have seen other shows of the timeline to enjoy this 7-episode OVA. Episodes are 50+ with the finale being about 90 minutes.

The English dub is definitely serviceable and one of the better ones. The story is tricky to follow and between all the action is a lot of heavy and political dialogue - but I never found it boring. There is a lot going on, though. If you're familiar with Mobile Suit Gundam in general then you'll know the drill: War, conflict, politics between the space colonies and the Earth (Spacenoids and Earthnoids), ace pilots, new radical technologies, destruction, despair, hope, and the awesome displays of Gundam power. I've not seen that many of the Gundam shows but this is the best I've seen so far. Also, it's on Netflix (in some regions).

Verdict: 8/10

@The Green Mile @ADuck --- Any recommendations? I checked out @Sephiroth 's recommendation of Vinland Saga and was not left disappointed. It has one of the best single episodes of anime I've ever seen. :)
I have good taste that's why

Now go watch Monster you will see one of the GOAT villains ever created.

Urasawa is the GOAT mangaka anyway. It's a crime 20th Century Boys hasn't been animated

In fact, watch/read all of Urasawa's work. You won't be disappointed.
 

Sephiroth

Hall of Fame
As for AoT, I have been reading that for 7 years. big disappointment at the end. Just like GoT I've been burned. Years of investment down the drain

Eren the Simp turns into a friggin bird, I'm done with AoT I won't even be watching the final season next year

Good luck anime only fans LMAO

Only good conclusion is Levi's. Ofc Levi was the best character
 

Sephiroth

Hall of Fame
A lot of creators these days love "subverting expectations" and I blame that guy from Star Wars for that

the devil is in the details in the saying "STICK THE LANDING" when you're near the end, think of it as landing a helicopter on pad A. You don't wanna start shaking the helicopter about and making it land on pad B.

It's called "stick the landing" for a reason, your journey has been told, now STICK THE LANDING, not subvert it
 

Sephiroth

Hall of Fame
Endings are really REALLY important and so for that reason this is why you won't see the majority re-watching AoT or Game of Thrones despite it's re-watch capabilities, the payoff isn't worth it knowing how bad it will end.
 

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G.O.A.T.
I have good taste that's why

Now go watch Monster you will see one of the GOAT villains ever created.

Urasawa is the GOAT mangaka anyway. It's a crime 20th Century Boys hasn't been animated

In fact, watch/read all of Urasawa's work. You won't be disappointed.

I've watched Monster. It's a great one.

Thinking of watching Mob Psycho 100 having just finished OPM, which was sick.

About subverting expectations though... my expectations weren't subverted in AoT. Can't say I cared for how it ended though in any case.

Got a few shows on the list to watch now, including a couple ongoing, so I'll let you know when I get around to more of Urasawa's work.
 

Sephiroth

Hall of Fame
I've watched Monster. It's a great one.

Thinking of watching Mob Psycho 100 having just finished OPM, which was sick.

About subverting expectations though... my expectations weren't subverted in AoT. Can't say I cared for how it ended though in any case.

Got a few shows on the list to watch now, including a couple ongoing, so I'll let you know when I get around to more of Urasawa's work.
I'm talking about the AoT manga, not the anime.

The manga is 100% finished

the anime isn't. It's final season airs next year.
 

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G.O.A.T.
I'm talking about the AoT manga, not the anime.

The manga is 100% finished

the anime isn't. It's final season airs next year.

Yeh I'm talking about the manga. I read it. I mean it's basically what I assumed would happen. I know many aren't happy with a supposed "character assassination" though. But to me that makes him all the more human.

My main problems with both the manga and anime is, honestly, I just feel Isayama is a kinda clumsy writer. And I don't think he ended this story well in terms of the whole last arc. It felt like a slow inevitable slide to mediocrity. Sad but true, as that's exactly what transpired.

I think Isayama's main strength isn't the flair and natural pacing of his storytelling, but his concepts and ideas. But even that became rather dubious in the final arc. Overall it's a somewhat frustrating work which kinda stumbles over itself, but does hit truly great heights. Can't deny the heights it hits.
 
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