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Berserker (Fate/Zero) is the one that I love. Going toe to toe with Archer is no small feat and that Noble Phantasm of his is perhaps more frightening than even Archer's.


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Blayde MacRonan wrote:

Arslan Senki #4 was pretty good. For those who watched the original OVAs, this part of the story is pretty much the same dealing with Arlsan and Daryun meeting up to recruit Narsus into their party. Though the handling of Narsus' art is a little different. In the OVA, you were led to believe that it's awfulness was more a difference of the beholder's eye. In the TV series, Arlsan's reaction upon seeing one of his works leaves little doubt as to what's up and I found it genuinely funny.

Next week's episode is usually where I make the decision to stay or go watch something else. As it stands right now, though, unless something comes out in this upcoming episode to just totally turn me off to continued viewings, I think it's pretty clear that I'll be sticking around.

yashashiin!


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
If I had to be serious about it, I'd have to go with Fate/Zero Rider for bestest.

You and me both, TOZ.

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Archer/Shiro in Unlimited Blade Works is the best character.


Freehold DM wrote:

I may have to get the manga then.

I love berserk. It's evil characters done right.

Griffith is one of the few villains in any fiction that pulled off the trick of both being relateable and sympathetic and still completely hate worthy. Stunning really.

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So we started watching Assassination Classroom last night, dubbed while Cyzzane worked reports.

This is a very silly, quirky show, and had me laughing out loud fairly often.

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my little sister cant be this cute also called Oreimo good story line good chariter also funny. assaination classroom is great thought I love the teacher and the plote also the chariter. TriOmegaZero do you know where I could what it dubed at all.

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We watched it on Funimation.

Oreimo was excellent. Kuroneko is best girl.


SAMAS wrote:
Aranna wrote:

Well I tried out Marvel Disk wars... lame.

Way too kiddy for my tastes.
Was this before or after the X-Men arc? Did you see the Deadpool episodes?

No I quit after 3 episodes I think.


TriOmegaZero wrote:

So we started watching Assassination Classroom last night, dubbed while Cyzzane worked reports.

This is a very silly, quirky show, and had me laughing out loud fairly often.

steps outside thread to make a phone call

Yeah...Smokey? Mr. Bear? This is...a friend. You know the guy who has been putting your kin folk into pies? I can reveal his location to you. Don't worry about payment, only you can stop dubbing....


Much like my last recommendation of Gu Family Book, my new one of The Moon Embracing the Sun (both on Netflix), is a Korean live action. I am absolutely in love with the visual style of them. I'm only 7 episodes in so far, but this seems to have fewer characters and is more centered around a love triangle and smaller scale politics. Really enjoying it.


Freehold DM wrote:
TriOmegaZero wrote:

So we started watching Assassination Classroom last night, dubbed while Cyzzane worked reports.

This is a very silly, quirky show, and had me laughing out loud fairly often.

steps outside thread to make a phone call

Yeah...Smokey? Mr. Bear? This is...a friend. You know the guy who has been putting your kin folk into pies? I can reveal his location to you. Don't worry about payment, only you can stop dubbing....

* summons an angel, as clearly 'Mr. Bear' needs to be taken down non-lethally and healed *

"It's okay, Mr. Bear. I know it's confusing. Go with the celestial - they're good, and they'll help you."

Is dubbed from Lithuanian

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John Benbo wrote:

I really wanted the Gundam Unicorn OVAs on blu-ray but they are ridiculously expensive (episode 7 is listed for over $200 bucks on Amazon). I bought the DVDs instead (a little over $70 for the whole series) and the picture quality is amazing.

Rightstuf is advertising a preorder of Turn-A Gundam. Has anyone seen this and have an opinion on it? My only knowledge of it is from the Mobile Suit Gundam Dynasty game.

turn a is...weird. very weird. It attempts to link all gundam-and I do mean ALL, everything except wing I think- into a single reality or closely linked realities. That and the art and the music....it was very odd.

Cool, thanks. Amazon is listing the preorder considerably cheaper at $35 which still tempts me, mostly to throw my support for Rightstuf to release more gundam. Not sure why they are starting with this one instead of a more well-known or popular series unless maybe it's due to licensing fees or something.

I still have to watch the last Zeta movie- I wanted to complete the actual series first but Netflix doesn't carry the last 10 episodes. I know I'm for some disappoint in the movie because

Spoiler:
Four's not in the last one...she's so 80s, I love it. I would have been great if she'd been voiced by Cyndi Lauper or Madonna back in the day


Aranna wrote:
SAMAS wrote:
Aranna wrote:

Well I tried out Marvel Disk wars... lame.

Way too kiddy for my tastes.
Was this before or after the X-Men arc? Did you see the Deadpool episodes?

No I quit after 3 episodes I think.

It definitely gets better. Still on the kiddy side, but it's a pretty cool series.

Silver Crusade

Leaving this here for my fellow Digimon fans....

Digimon Tri


This weekend I watched 2 shows on Netflix,
K wanted to be deep but felt like it lost something from whatever source material it was coming from. Overall the animation was nice and had a solid plot and characters, but it felt like it fell flatly into average.

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet I enjoyed more. I like the progression of the main character, as a soldier stranded in a culture he doesn't understand trying to adapt, and sometimes failing spectacularly. I enjoyed the first half more than the second. I would have liked to have seen more slice of life and less drive towards having a plot.

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Finally got around to watching Black Butler. Decent enough show, but it feels like it began wandering after it left the manga. (Haven't read it, just heard that the stories diverged.)

Silver Crusade

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Well, I've added a new anime to my watchlist and it's called (bear with me as the title is a long one) "I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job."

The title pretty much says it all: Raul Chaser is in Hero School training to take down the Demon Lord, when someone else actually defeats the threat. Since there is currently no further need of heroes, the school is closed and Raul takes a job at a magic appliance store. Then a kid named Fino shows up and his world is never the same.

I don't usually get involved in this type of anime, but I had some success with The Devil Is A Part Timer! and Is This A Zombie? so I decided to give it a try. But the fact that a customer who resembles a Japanese Patrick Stewart comes to the store driving a vehicle that bears the registry number for the Enterprise (and looks suspiciously like it as well) and apparently is the pervert of the series had me cracking up. So we'll see how this works out.

Silver Crusade

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Blayde MacRonan wrote:

Well, I've added a new anime to my watchlist and it's called (bear with me as the title is a long one) "I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job."

The title pretty much says it all: Raul Chaser is in Hero School training to take down the Demon Lord, when someone else actually defeats the threat. Since there is currently no further need of heroes, the school is closed and Raul takes a job at a magic appliance store. Then a kid named Fino shows up and his world is never the same.

I don't usually get involved in this type of anime, but I had some success with The Devil Is A Part Timer! and Is This A Zombie? so I decided to give it a try. But the fact that a customer who resembles a Japanese Patrick Stewart comes to the store driving a vehicle that bears the registry number for the Enterprise (and looks suspiciously like it as well) and apparently is the pervert of the series had me cracking up. So we'll see how this works out.

I watched that and found it hilarious! And keep an eye on old Patrick!!


Hm... I hope I remember to pursue that. Crunchy Roll?


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Tacticslion wrote:
Hm... I hope I remember to pursue that. Crunchy Roll?

yeah, it's a pretty fun series lots of Magic = Modern tech

Fino is a lot of fun as a character, especially her sales pitch style

Silver Crusade

I started watching it On Demand and it along with Cross Ange (which I've also been watching On Demand) have been an exercise in patience for me. Sure, I could binge watch both of those shows, but since I'm currently binge watching Hunter X Hunter on Netflix, I'm trying to prevent a case of anime overload (not so much for me, but more for my wife... while she watches occasionally, she's not the geek that I am).

I also recently came into the possession of a Zone of the Enders boxset as well as Haibane Renmei, neither of which I've actually seen before. The latter may be more interesting to my wife so I'm trying to get her to watch it.

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Ye gods but Haibane Renmei is awesome.


TriOmegaZero wrote:
Ye gods but Haibane Renmei is awesome.

Yes, yes it is. One of my favorite series ever: I'd higly advise you to watch it, Blayde.

And brace yourself for the feels.


TriOmegaZero wrote:
Ye gods but Haibane Renmei is awesome.

I absolutely loved it, but it is not for everyone. I think the most action in the series is someone falling off a bike.


Caineach wrote:
TriOmegaZero wrote:
Ye gods but Haibane Renmei is awesome.
I absolutely loved it, but it is not for everyone. I think the most action in the series is someone falling off a bike.

Butbutbut... Were they okay?


What are your top ten (or twenty) faovorite anime series of all time?


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It's not so much a top ten but more a "10 anime I think people should watch"

1) Record of Lodoss War OVA series (a must for any Gamer)
2) Twelve Kingdoms
3) Moribito
4) Usagi Drop
5) Grave of the Fireflies (watch once and only once, unless you feel your soul can withstand multiple viewings)
6) At least one feature length studio Ghibli film
7) Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
8) Fate/Zero, Fate/Stay Night and Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya
9) Madoka Magica
10) Jojo's Bizzar Adventure

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1. TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN
2. Neon Genesis Evangelion
3. Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni
4. Umineko No Naku Koro Ni
5. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
6. Fate/Stay universe
7. Cowboy Bebop
8. Trigun
9. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
10. Shakugan No Shana

Silver Crusade

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1. Slayers
2. Berserk
3. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
4. Utawarerumuno
5. Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
6. Yu Yu Hakusho
7. Robot Carnival
8. Jyu-Oh-Sei: Planet of the Beast King
9. Record of Lodoss War (The OVAs and the TV series)
10. FLCL (Fooly Cooly)

I've tried to narrow it down to just ten.... A lot harder than I thought it would be, but this will do for now.


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1, 2, 3 Miyazaki: Castle in the Sky, Spirited Away, and Howl’s Moving Castle are my big three. I still occasionally have dreams about the scene where Sheeta and Pazu say the magic word together...*shiver* Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Princess Mononoke get honorable mentions.

4 Psycho Pass: Takes place in a futuristic Japan, where crime has been virtually eliminated by an omniscient system that monitors the 'psycho pass' of each citizen to prevent violent impulses. I can't express how dark, compelling, but ultimately hopeful this show is. Can't wait for season 2 to appear on Netflix!

5 Darker Than Black: Another futuristic anime in which mysterious and 'soulless' people known as contractors cause terror and death. Dark and action-packed, this one is on my list to catch up on once I have more of a disposable income. (The first season appeared on Netflix a while back, then disappeared.)

6 Death Note: Hey, I mentioned that I'm into dark animes right?

7 Sword Art Online: A young gamer gets trapped in a new virtual reality MMORPG along with many others in this heroic drama. The premise sounds ridiculous so I neglected watching it for a long time, but I was sooo happy when I finally did!

8 Knights of Sidonia: A young man becomes the rising star and great hope of possibly the last remnant of humanity drifting through space, many years after Earth was annihilated by incomprehensible aliens. Can't wait for season 2!

9 and 10 Ghost in the Shell: A classic anime film. Ghost in the Shell: Arise is great too.

11 East of Eden: Outside of Miyazaki films, this is the only 'sweet' anime that I've ever fallen in love with. Romance and mystery conspire to create an amazing story in this more-or-less modern world drama.

12 Arpeggio of Blue Steel: A young sea captain and his crew struggle to give humanity a fighting chance against the mysterious 'fleet of fog' which obliterated all human sea-power more than a decade ago. Somewhat surprisingly, the most defined and dramatic characters are the human-like avatars of the Fleet of Fog's ships, who help and hinder the young captain. Action-packed and fast paced, the first season is very promising.

13 Angel Beats!: Dead teens live and adventure together in an afterlife with explicitly video-game physics. Again, it's an absurd-sounding plot, but it's strangely compelling; and unlike many drama-focused animes, it has a very satisfying conclusion!

14 Fate/Zero: Summoned heroes from various mythologies duke it out to win the Holy Grail, a relic capable of granting the victor's master any one wish.

15 High School of the Dead: A group of high schoolers fight to survive a zombie apocalypse and its aftermath. There's a ridiculous amount of fanservice, but if you can get past that, it's a really fun show.

16 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood: Much better than the other FMA: the Painfully Slow One. I probably just POed every fan of the original comic, but hey, I need action! Netflix has season 1 and 2, but not the others for some reason. This is another one to catch up on later.

17 Ninja Scroll: Sooo did not expect this to be rated R, given its title! Good stuff though, and a classic.

18 Moribito: A heroic tale of adventure and redemption in a land of swords and magic. Beautiful animation, a strong heroine, a bit of action, and a satisfying ending make this one an instant recommendation for pretty much anyone.

19 Cowboy Bebop: I liked the film, though I don't remember much about it.

20 Blood: the Last Vampire: A short and bloody film involving a high school Halloween party, vampires, and a girl with a sword. And that's pretty much all ya need to know. :) Not to be confused with the series of similar title and same protagonist, which is much more drama-oriented and slow-paced.

21 RWBY: I'm still not quite sure why I like this one became an instant favorite of mine -- it's not my usual fare. Teenage drama with monster-hunters-in-training at a magical school doesn't sound very appealing, but it's an amazing show all the same. It's got gonzo action scenes, great characterization, a compelling plot, and a solid pace that makes the second-rate cgi come vibrantly alive. I'm sooooo bummed that the creator died after season 2!

22 Berserk: Blood and action, yes please!

Honorable Mention: Mushi-Shi: Not a riveting series, IMO, but this one is uniquely beautiful. It follows the wanderings of Ginko, a man who can see the mushi; spirit-things that abound in nature, and can sometimes cause problems. The very best soundtrack of any anime I've ever heard, bar none. Also, it's the only anime I've ever impressed a date by knowing. :)

Silver Crusade

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Not in any particular order

1) Slayers
2) Tenchi
3) Log Horizon
4) Sailor Moon / Sailor Moon Crystal
5) One Piece
6) Lodoss War
7) Armitage
8) SAO
9) Yona of the Dawn
10) Magical Knight Rayearth

Ask me again in 10 minutes and this list will be different.

Grand Lodge

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Yeah, I really just went with the ones that came to mind first. They seem like the likeliest to be my faves.


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1. Mobile Suit Gundam (Universal Century only)
2. Macross (entire saga)
3. Dangaio (and spiritual successor GODANNAR!)
4. Hell Girl
5. Guyver (original OVA and newer tv series)
6. Ranma 1/2
7. Bubblegum Crisis (and Crash and AD police files)
8. Devil Hunter Yohko
9. Basilisk (manga preferred)
10. Eyeshield 21 (manga preferred)
11. High School Of The Dead
12. Angel Beats!
13. Is This A Zombie?
14. Super Robot Wars series
15. Robot Carnival
16. Venus Wars
17. Knights of Sidonia
18. Battle Angel Alita/Gundream/Gunnm(manga only, including LAST ORDER)
19. Naruto (more the manga than the tv series/movies)
20. Irresponsible Captain Tylor (tv series)

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#1 and 2 are my definitive favorites- after that, things get dicey and change on mood.
1. Beck/Mongolian Chop Squad
2. Angel Beats
3. Sword Art Online
4. Ghost in the Shell (any and all)
5. Cowboy Bebob
6. Samurai Champloo
7. Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn/UC
8. Knights of Sidonia
9. Log Horizon (season 1 only- season 2 was...ok)
10. Ghost Hunt (or is it Ghost Hunters)

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam probably would be up there but I haven't seen the last 10 episodes.

Guilty pleasures because I enjoy them immensely for whatever reason except they both kind of end feeling very unresolved.
1. The Sacred Blacksmith
2. Chrome Shelled Regios
3. Air Gear


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Here is a list of my favorites.

The first three I have not seen in over 35 years and when I did watch them, it was in Spanish. The English translation leaves much to be desired, so I suggest watching them in Spanish or subbed. I plan on owning all three eventually, but NOT the English version.

1. Captain Future
2. Mazinger Z
3. Starzinger

These next ones are on the list because they have stood the test of time. I still watch them every so often.

4. Robotech - Yes Freehold, I said it. Stop your crying.
5. Gatchaman / Battle of the Planets

Now we get to more modern anime.

6. Avatar the Last Airbender - Shut up! It goes here!
7. Fullmetal Alchemist followed by Fullmetal Alchemist - Brotherhood. You miss out on some things if you do not watch FMA first.
8. Ghost in the Shell - all of them.
9. All of Miyazaki's works.
10. Blood+
11. Sword Art Online
12. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya


what's your opinion on Gatchaman Crowds?

Personally I really enjoyed it, thought it was an interesting reinterpritation of the concept and Hajime turned out to be a far more interesting character than she first appeared. Looking forward to season 2


I have not seen it yet. ~writes it down on the list of anime to see in the future~


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Gundam: 0083: Stardust Memory; 0080: War in the Pocket; Char's Counterattack; MS IGLOO (All UC)
Moribito
Miyazaki: Spirited Away; Princess Mononoke
Ghost in the Shell... ALL of it.
Naruto; and Shippuden
Rideback

This is more than ten... but he did say we could go over.


I still need to watch Ghost in the Shell...


Sharoth wrote:

Here is a list of my favorites.

The first three I have not seen in over 35 years and when I did watch them, it was in Spanish. The English translation leaves much to be desired, so I suggest watching them in Spanish or subbed. I plan on owning all three eventually, but NOT the English version.

1. Captain Future
2. Mazinger Z

Have you seen MAZINKAISER or SHIN MAZINGER?

a bit hard to find, but both are great. SHIN MAZINGER starts off with a bit of a mindf&%$ so be warned!

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4. Robotech - Yes Freehold, I said it. Stop your crying.

That was bad and you should feel bad!

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5. Gatchaman / Battle of the Planets

have you seen Gatchaman '94? I own that and the entire original series.


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Aranna wrote:

Gundam: 0083: Stardust Memory; 0080: War in the Pocket; Char's Counterattack; MS IGLOO (All UC)

hugs aranna


for sharoth


more for sharoth


keeping it old school


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The first 4-5 are definitely those, but then the list gets more muddy going down (i.e. I liked all of them very much, but they're about on the same level).

1. Revolutionary Girl Utena
2. The Tatami Galaxy
3. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
4. Haibane Renmei
5. Mawaru Penguindrum
6. Monogatari Series (Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari, etc.)
7. Katanagatari
8. Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon (new series in twothousandnever :( )
9. Baccano!
10. Nichijou
Followed by a lot of other very good stuff like Panty and Stocking, Log Horizon, Code Geass (yeah, I know, but it was one of the first Anime I watched. Can't be impartial on this one :P) Darker than Black, Drrr!, Lupin III...
And no Ikuhara love from anyone else? D:

And that's not even going over movies! Aside from the two GITS and Miyazaki, Paprika and Satoshi Kon's works in general are wonderful. I enjoyed The Girl Who Leapt Through Time really much, too.


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1) Macross (whole saga)
2) Ghost in the Shell (all of it)
3) Cowboy Bebop
4) Record of Lodoss War (OVA & TV)
5) Evangelion
6) El-Hazard
7) Howl's Moving Castle
8) Gundam (UC only)
9) Full Metal Alchemist
10) Bubblegum Crisis (and Crash and AD police files)

Honorable Mention:
- Darker Than Black
- Samurai Champloo
- Magic Knight Rayearth
- Tenchi (TV & movies only)
- Spirited Away

(I have not yet seen some of the 'newer' stuff, like Psycho Pass and a number of others mentioned here.)

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Started watching Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon and finding it to be rather charming. Hopefully the protagonist will remain adorably clueless rather than turning into annoyingly clueless as the harem gathers.

I needs me more Assassination Classroom. Not so desperate to switch from the dub to the sub yet, but we'll see how well the wife and I hold out.


I need to watch iiwtpugiad.

Why in God's name would you watch assassination classroom dubbed? It is 70% Kanji jokes and puns that won't translate well.

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