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Anime noir genre?
gothicbadger at 5:59AM, Feb. 6, 2006
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Hope this is the right place:- I was wondering if anyone had any info on the genre of anime noir. I know there is an anime film/series (one or the other) called Noir but I'm more curious in the genre itself and also wanted to know if there were any films/comics/webpages in general people could direct me to.
Bit random but i'm a curious person.

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gothicbadger at 2:51PM, Feb. 6, 2006
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thanks for the info, I managed to find a few more examples on the net which led me to some more descriptions. sounds like a cross between (general) american film noir of the 1940's and hentai (or just me?)
I always find it useful to understand the terminology of anime sub-genres and the like.
I also find it useful to know if I should pull or push a door with a handle on either side…but thats nothing to do with this topic :P
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ccs1989 at 5:37PM, Feb. 6, 2006
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I think that Gad Guard might sorta fit that description. At least that's what I first thought of when you said that.

Also Madlax. I haven't seen this series, but the premise is supposed to be near to ‘Noir’ (the anime) so it'd probably fit in there.
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Terminal at 7:56PM, Feb. 6, 2006
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The only Anime Noir I could think of right now (I`m not really thinking) doesn`t even last 30 minutes. Detective Story by Shinichiro Watanabe in The Animatrix is a good example. Of course Cowboy Bebop (Made by Watanabe) could be considered Anime Noir. It has enough elements from the genre.

Whatever.

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isukun at 6:49AM, Feb. 7, 2006
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Generally, film noir is a category of film that explores a particular aspect of American culture that doesn't really replicate itself in Japan. That sort of presentation really doesn't come up much in anime or manga. There is some element of that in mature themed mangas in Japan, but very few ever get an anime adaptation and even less end up in America.

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gothicbadger at 9:26AM, Feb. 7, 2006
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Cool, thanks for all the replies. I also managed to dig out a book on the history of animation I got for christmas- it listed a few films you've all mentioned. Damn books, they're always right.
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isukun at 6:46AM, Feb. 8, 2006
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Damn books, they're always right.

I wouldn't say that. Particularly with books about anime written in the US. Many are simply American otaku trying to get a little attention by pretending to be an authority on something.

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