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What anime are you worshipping now?
Frae at 3:08AM, Feb. 11, 2006
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I devote my soul to BLEACH. I worship that anime. ZOMG! Soo cool. I want to be a death god. :lol:
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mechanical_lullaby at 10:46AM, Feb. 18, 2006
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Blood: The Last Vampire

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Inkmonkey at 8:01PM, Feb. 18, 2006
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The only anime I've been watching lately is One Piece.

And just to stir things up, I hate Inu Yasha. It started off very good, which is what makes the trite, stretched out story so annoying now. Seems Takahashi just isn't capable of writing a decent long-form story. She should stick to short stories whenever possible, or long form stories made up of short, self-contained story arcs.
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jalford at 1:16AM, Feb. 20, 2006
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Takahashi had some good anime with Maison Ikkoku. At least that had a definative ending. Urusei Yatsura did too, although they dragged it out for an extra movie or so plus some OVAs. Some of the better work of hers is in the Rumik World and Anthology anime titles. One of which, Fire Tripper, was actually the basis for Inu Yasha, minus the dog ears.
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ccs1989 at 7:26AM, Feb. 20, 2006
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The reason Inu-Yasha went on for so long is because Shonen Sunday wanted her to continue because the her manga was one of the main reasons people bought the magazine. I collected some of Inu-Yasha, but after buying volume 22 I found the story so boring that I stopped. Same with Ranma. The first 10 volumes were good, but then just got steadily worse after that.
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Eggbert at 11:53AM, Feb. 20, 2006
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Yes but see, that's the whole point of Ranma! The story is far less important than the character-character interaction. It's like a martial arts sitcom, really. So I don't mind that is goes one and on, because it keeps making new jokes, and the barely noticable “overall plot” stays quiet.

And consequently, the same reason that Ranma works is the reason Inuyasha doesn't. Inu-Yasha has a overall plot that is constantly screaming at the top of it's lungs for you to notice it. Always with the shikon shards. But then it tries to always be important and yet NEVER DO ANYTHING. Ranma was a comedy series and could get away with this. Inu-Yasha is a serious series and fails miserably as soon as the reader realizes how obviously drawn out the plot is getting. I really think Rumiko Takahashi just isn't as good at serious comics as opposed to comedy. I mean, because there's a huge change that someone is gonna die in every fight, the combat isn't fun like Ranma combat. It's never as creative either, always coming down to Inu getting that wind scar thing going.

And the blatant copying of Ranma and Akane's relationship status into Inu and Kagome's is really lame. She couldn't think up something different?

So yeah, Ranma good, Inu-Yasha bad.

NEW TOPIC: Are you people watching Full Metal Alchemist? Are you WATCHING IT? It keeps doing these things, and ahhhhhh. It's seriously my favorite long form anime ever.
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jalford at 3:35PM, Feb. 20, 2006
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On Ranma 1/2, the ultimate plot was for Ranma himself to find a cure to his Jusenkyo curse of turning into a girl when getting wet. What they NEVER rationally explained was “Why didn't Ranma just use the Spring Of Drowned Man after he fell in the Spring Of Drowned Girl while he was already in Jusenkyo the first time?”.
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Inkmonkey at 7:26PM, Feb. 20, 2006
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Ranma was entertaining at first, but I've got a very short fuse for “harem” stories. And the fact that everything they were ever challenged to tied back to martial arts was a cute gag the first couple of times, but the fact that everyone in the world performed a martial arts version of whatever activity they're partaking in that week got old pretty quick.

I think FMA was a good series, and very engaging, but at the same time I really had to force myself to give a shit about the Elric brothers; more specifically Ed. Why he bothered to fight anyone when he was able to create a mountain range out of nothing with no extra effort or any apparent side-effects is beyond me. If the series had followed Scar or Armstrong instead of that little shit I would have been sitting pretty.

Oh, and yeah, I've been watch fan-subs of One Piece. Normally I don't encourage that sort of thing on licensed animes, but 4Kids is doing such a god-awful job of translating it that you're really doing yourself a disservice by seeing their version.
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isukun at 6:49AM, Feb. 21, 2006
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Rumiko Takahashi series have steadily gone downhill since she first began making manga. Urusei Yatsura is probably the best comedic show based on one of her works. I wouldn't say she can't make a good long form dramatic series, though. It is possible for her, she's done so in the past, but Inu Yasha is a poor example of anything she's capable of. Unfortunately, things do get worse from there. The most recent series she's involved with (even if it is just as a character designer), Kidou Shinsengumi Moeyo Ken, is just pure dog doo doo. It really emphasizes the tired plots and bland character designs you find in the average Takahashi manga/anime these days.

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Crazy Dutchman at 9:56AM, Feb. 21, 2006
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:prayer: Inuyasha :prayer:
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Meimi132 at 12:10PM, Feb. 21, 2006
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Heheh, you mean which of the many lol I will name my ultimate faves right now, Elfin Lied, Paranoia Agent, Seriel Experiments Lain, Lunar Legend Tsukihime and my old favorite, Haibane Renmei.
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ccs1989 at 2:09PM, Feb. 21, 2006
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Eggbert
NEW TOPIC: Are you people watching Full Metal Alchemist? Are you WATCHING IT? It keeps doing these things, and ahhhhhh. It's seriously my favorite long form anime ever.

I'll get around to it one of these days. I've got FMA burned on to some DVDs by one of my friends, but my computer can't play them. And although I do have a DVD peripheral which I could hook up to the computer and watch the episodes through…when it comes to doing WORK to watch entertainment I don't want to go through with it. It takes long enough for me to put a DVD in a DVD player, let alone install something.

Maybe i'll watch it during the summer.
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dogtopus at 1:03PM, Feb. 22, 2006
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I've just finished Stand Alone Complex 1st Gig. AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

2nd gig ain't all out yet over here. Dammmittt!
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Rabidpeach at 9:56AM, Feb. 26, 2006
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Right now? Oh, God, Shaman King, beat that. :lol: No, seriously. No one ever gives it a chance. Although the manga was significantly better.

Have also recently watched Read or Die, Bleach, and Princess Tutu. I'm so behind. Really, I'm more of a manga person. :-)

I have never understood Inuyasha. Seriously, never. Wonderful premise, great atmosphere, novel character designs. But the anime just never seemed to do anything with it. Maybe I'm missing something critical to the enjoyment of the series. Like, half a brain. I'm never sure.
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Mazoo at 11:05AM, Feb. 26, 2006
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Oh man… FMA. I thought it was really interesting at first, but I got pretty bored with it soon afterword. It's so moppy and depressing. That, and someone spoiled the ending for me, so since I already know what's going to happen I've lost interest in it.

Also, they killed of my favorite character, so blah! :P

Samurai 7 is pretty good, but I don't think the company has released it on air yet… or something like that.
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ccs1989 at 3:05PM, Feb. 26, 2006
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I was watching Outlaw Star again last night. One of the best anime series ever, no doubt. Except the ending, which is kind of contrived. But OS has some of the funniest stuff ever in it. Not like the usual Japanese anime humor type stuff (like Bobobobo Bobobo, that show is just stupid) but more like the just plain hilarious stuff (that hot springs episode is amazingly funny).

And then after I finished watching that I saw that FMA was on. Bad. English. Dubbing. ARG!
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Mazoo at 5:43PM, Feb. 26, 2006
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Outlaw Star! YES! That show seriously rocked my socks. (ugh, see, it's got me saying stupid little sayings like that). I'm not really into the whole yay-mech-junk-stuff! but Outlaw Star was a good series. I haven't seen it in years. Years.

Never mention that Bobobstupidcrap ever again. That show deserves to…to… just die. A horribly slow and painful death. :x
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beautiful_shinigami at 5:51PM, Feb. 26, 2006
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Okay. I'm currently in a big frenzy with LOVELESS, Suki Na Mono Wa Suki Dakara Shouganai! (Sukisho!), Descendants of Darkness, and GRAVITATION!! KYAAA! I LOVE THEM ALL SO MUCH!! i just have to scream!!! ^_^ :-D
must love BOY'S LOVE! <3
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jalford at 1:24AM, Feb. 27, 2006
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The spinoff series of Angel Links was a little contrived though. About the only thing that really saved it was the not so stereotypical ending.
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Thevampire_kain01 at 4:02AM, Feb. 27, 2006
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If Legacy fo Kain was an anime show…… Kain would kick every one of your fav. char…. i mean Kain is dead, and he is so strong and has TK. and he is fast ( the old vampire legend says that vampires are so fast that they cannot be seen by the human eye when they move) worrship that!
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Inkmonkey at 12:38PM, Feb. 27, 2006
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“Kain”, can I talk to you for a sec?

Okay, you listening?

Good, good.

Shut up about the goddamn vampire Bullshit.
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ccs1989 at 12:45PM, Feb. 27, 2006
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What is wrong with this kid? I mean seriously, I can totally picture him as some goth who believes that he's actually a vampire and that he's going to reveal his hidden powers later. But…it's never gonna happen. So stop wearing all black and don't play so many video games.
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Inkmonkey at 12:59PM, Feb. 27, 2006
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Maybe it's an elaborate prank. Like, he's actually a reasonably intelligent young man, he just finds pleasure in annoying people by acting like a complete jackass. It wouldn't be the first time I've fallen for such a trick.
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Thevampire_kain01 at 4:03AM, Feb. 28, 2006
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ok. I'm only going to say this once. RESPECT MY FUCKING ATHORITA! and 2, Inkmonkey, Don't tell any body what you said, you'll blow my cover …… ok ill admit it i like to annoy ppl. but i'm not THAT young. But yes you can say that im intelligent,
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Chameloncholic at 4:10AM, Feb. 28, 2006
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Are you smart enough to stop before your banned or is that what it's going to take? I know of atleast 2 admins that would consider it and 1 of them is just itching for an excuse.
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Thevampire_kain01 at 4:26AM, Feb. 28, 2006
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Chameloncholic, why are you being mean? i can't even chat, i have no bros, or siss', and the friends i have i don't speak to because we changed alot,and this is the only thing i can do…. dont, do any thing to me Twa please……?
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Chameloncholic at 4:30AM, Feb. 28, 2006
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Other people come here to chat too. Do they have to put up with you crapping in their threads? There are a million and one places on the internet that would probably enjoy the presence of yet another generic loser, perhaps you'd be more comfortable on one of those forums?
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Terminal at 9:33PM, May 28, 2006
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Watching, not worshipping both Beck and Great Teacher Onizuka (Only read the manga, never saw the anime. hence the reason.)

.: Myxomatosis :.
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isukun at 10:14PM, May 28, 2006
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Witchblade is new and seems semi-promising, but nothing special to start with since it is based off of an Image comic book.

Very loosely. The only thing that really carries over from the comics is that there is a Witchblade and it's powers are kind of like those in the comic. Personally, although there isn't a lot to judge off of so far, I find the story has more potential than the original comic. There is more conflict for the main character.

At the moment, I'm a little more interested in Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu, though. Although not that new, I have also been trying to get through Monster.

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Stain at 10:25PM, May 28, 2006
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I'm currently deep in a state of instrumentality, for I am obsessed with Evangelion. This has to be the greatest anime I've ever seen.
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Stain is also pretty hot.
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K.A.L.A.-dan! Trap!
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