The LPA Anime Thread

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    SuperDude526

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    Maybe I'm breaking some rule or something, but the old anime thread died and I'm not sure if it's here or another forum, but I believe we're not allowed to necro dead threads?

    Anyway, this here's the anime chat. Feel free to discuss what you've been watching, ask for recommendations, etc. Personally I just finished watching ToraDora! which I've totally fallen in love with. They totally broke the mold with this one, making the ending that much more satisfying. And I love how it's about so many other things than boys meets girl, so it isn't pidgeonholed into that.
     
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    Obligatory "The soundtrack to Cowboy Bebop is fucking amazing" post.

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    I've watched too many anime to even remember what half of them were about.

    Most recently I re-watched Castle in the Sky and read the first volume of GTO.
     
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    You have a horrible memory. :lol:
     
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    Also I really hope they make another season of Haruhi Suzumiya or at least bring the light novels to the States. I may be alone in this opinion but I think that series is crazy good.

    It's weird, I used to only be able to tolerate big fuck-off shonen series like Dragonball and Zoids, and suddenly I'm craving all these slice of life-esque manga and anime.
     
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    Clannad. Every time.
     
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    I've heard that Clannad is very ecchi, is this true? Not that I have a problem with ecchi, as long as it's tasteful.
     
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    I do.


    Love Hina ftw.
     
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    Totally not ecchi at all.
     
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    Anyone watch エルフェンリート (Elfien Lied) and if so what did you think of it?
     
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    I used to watch a decent amount in my high school / college days. I haven't watched much since. I watched Naruto for 8 years, I think I'm like 50+ episodes behind, I'll probably catch up if I'm funemployed again.

    My favorite series are: Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, Samurai Champloo, Hajime No Ippo, Initial D, and Naruto.
     
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    I'm a devoted Dragonball fan with an assortment of figures, posters, books, plus the collection of the entire series, films, and other little doo-dads here and there. I'd tell you I'm an obsessed Dragonball geek, but everything listed now sits in the garage while the dvds are in my closet collecting dust.

    Since I was young, I've probably only watched a handful of anime in its' entirety. Most, I don't even recall haha. I usually wait six to eight months and then go on a binge with Naruto:Shippuden, and Bleach. Shippuden continually impresses, but it is a shame with Bleach. The series has gotten so stale since the larger part of the Aizen-arc. At this point, I'm going to wait until the series has reached the end of its run so I can watch it all in one go. Naruto:Shippuden is the only series worth watching at the moment. The only thing anime-related I follow up on a regular basis is Tenjho Tenge through manga (the anime sucks balls), a comic I abandoned due to censorship a few years ago.

    I'm too afraid to dive into different titles in fear of wasting my time with a few episodes that'd fail to impress. The mannerisms, plastic-looking people are enough of a detraction. Sampling the newer and recent series is even worse with the inclusion of 3D elements. Especially with sci-fi titles of recent!
     
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    I see you like shonen. I would be an idiot if I didn't tell you to watch/read One Piece.
     
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    One Piece is the apotheosis of the never ending story.
     
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    It's also a damn good shonen. The best one out as of now. And I say this being a fan of Naruto and Dragonball.
     
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    Haha! I'm not a huge shonen fan by any means, but the genre is fun. I kept up with One Piece years ago and haven't caught up since. I believe I didn't even reach ep.100 by the time I dropped it. It wasn't as entertaining as I hoped it would be, but from what I hear, the series only gets better.

    Another thing. Is it just me, or did Nami's boobs progress in size since I last watched the series?
     
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    Oh, well alright then, I'll check it out.

    Oh! Another one I forgot to mention, which has quite a bit of potential: Sakamichi No Apollon, which I think translates to Kids on the Block or something. Takes place in the Sixties in Okinawa I think, about this rich kid who begins playing jazz with this delinquent in his class.

    Edit: Just got back from watching the new episode of that and HOLY CRAP. They really know how to string ya along.
     
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    I am also watching Sakamichi No Apollon. If it needs to be sold to anyone else, it's the same director AND composer as Cowboy Bebop so.....
     
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    @ Clannad: Story seems good enough, but it's quite a step down visually from ToraDora! it seems. Or even from Rosario + Vampire II, for that matter.
     
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    Clannad is shit, but it's worth watching so you can watch Clannad: After Story which will make you cry, and isn't a typical high school harem.

    That was a bit harsh, I enjoyed Clannad the first time I watched it, went back and it seemed pretty lame.
     

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