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Patroklo at 12:33PM, Aug. 26, 2006
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I just got Azumanga Daioh and I can pretty much say that it is the best anime of all time.

I'm watching School Rumble, that is very simmilar and it kicks the balls and all that to Azumanga… watch the first season and tell us…

About Planettes, I have read the manga and its very good, but here its almost imposible to find the anime…
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ccs1989 at 12:52PM, Aug. 26, 2006
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Azumanga Diaoh is great because, after the first few episodes which aren't so great, the series manages to be consistently fun to watch without a feeling of urgency around it. It's that which really makes it a feat of storytelling. That they could make it entertaining just through the character interaction. It's truley an example of character driven storytelling.
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Kxela at 3:40PM, Aug. 26, 2006
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I just got Azumanga Daioh and I can pretty much say that it is the best anime of all time.

I'm watching School Rumble, that is very simmilar and it kicks the balls and all that to Azumanga… watch the first season and tell us…

About Planettes, I have read the manga and its very good, but here its almost imposible to find the anime…

Lucky! I wanna get my hands on School rumble! XD the manga rocks


equinox
I just got Azumanga Daioh and I can pretty much say that it is the best anime of all time.

I second that.

The last anime con I went to they showed the first episode of Ouran Host Club, and man was it funny ^^ Loved it.
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isukun at 10:26AM, Aug. 27, 2006
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About Planettes, I have read the manga and its very good, but here its almost imposible to find the anime…

Where is “here”? I know in the US the series is licensed, so it isn't all that hard to find (just hit your local Best Buy, Suncoast, or other anime retailer).

School Rumble was also recently licensed. That may be a ways off at the moment, though, it was just announced.

.: isukun :.
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Comicmasta at 10:30AM, Aug. 27, 2006
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Sakura wars…chicks on there are hawt…..even though their anime cartoons their still hot >_>.
i have been brought back….The Boanitia..grrrrr…..Must find Super Jesus!!!!!
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Neotailz at 2:23PM, Sept. 8, 2006
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I have a lot. Some are here.
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Sissy Samurai at 12:54AM, Sept. 10, 2006
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I WOULD be worshiping "The legacy of Kain" but thats not anime so im going with "Full Metal Alchamist" (or how ever its spelled.) and "Full Metal Panic"

Ditto on LoK, dude! As well as on Full Metal Panic.

I also like Slayers. Too much for my own good, I might add.
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jalford at 1:22AM, Sept. 10, 2006
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The Slayers movies & OVAs were just a little better off than the TV series.
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deletedbyrequest03 at 2:40PM, Sept. 11, 2006
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I just got into Excel Saga. Wow, that anime's crazy XDD I love it!!!

This year, school's full of BS!!!
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jalford at 2:43PM, Sept. 11, 2006
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Chromartie High School totally rocks!
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kaminari at 3:11PM, Sept. 11, 2006
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Chromartie High School totally rocks!

I second that !!
I bought the live action Cromartie High just last week.

I am FS2 champion! w00t!!
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jalford at 3:22PM, Sept. 11, 2006
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The movie was hysterical. Probably one of the closest live-action adaptations of an anime/manga ever done, minus the Sailor Moon TV series.
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shadowmaster at 3:32PM, Sept. 11, 2006
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*so gonna get laughed at* shin chan

it makes freaking Fooly Cooly seem normal.
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Mimarin at 3:36PM, Sept. 11, 2006
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Just finished watching the melancholy of haruhi suzumiya and DAMN.
Of course you will. All intelligent beings dream. Nobody knows why.

Also, tell random people they are awsome! it helps!
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isukun at 6:28PM, Sept. 11, 2006
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Just finished watching the melancholy of haruhi suzumiya and DAMN.

I really hope that series gets picked up for another season or two. There is plenty more material to work with in the books. The TV series primarily focuses on the first book with a little thrown in from other parts of the series. I believe the books may still be ongoing as well.

.: isukun :.
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Juliechan at 8:23PM, Dec. 13, 2006
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Detective Conan as always.

But my current obsession is Loveless. Simply amazing. I hope they do a second half to the anime and the 4th manga comes out in the states ASAP. ( I'd get it from Japan but I wouldn't know all the kanji…)


Note to self: Study Kanji
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strong414bad at 2:00PM, Dec. 14, 2006
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Well right now I'm worshipping Bobobo and Avatar (if Avatar counts).
Why hello there.
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kaminari at 2:21PM, Dec. 14, 2006
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DEATH NOTE !!

I am FS2 champion! w00t!!
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kaminari at 2:25PM, Dec. 14, 2006
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( I'd get it from Japan but I wouldn't know all the kanji…)


Note to self: Study Kanji


Oh yeah, and most manga have helper kana for the kanji so if you know hiragana, you can still read the story.

I am FS2 champion! w00t!!
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jakey926 at 4:33AM, Dec. 15, 2006
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right now i'm addicted to samurai champloo, naruto, FMA, FLCL, full moon, and hellsing. though i wish i could make my own. if i did it'd be about juggalos!
the only thing dumber than this signature is the one who's reading it…
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ccs1989 at 11:34AM, Dec. 16, 2006
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Just saw Karas yesterday in anime club. Didn't really like it. Fantastic visuals, but the story was almost not there, and the character development was nil.

Visuals were incredible though.
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jalford at 12:00AM, Dec. 18, 2006
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Karas is one of the few anime titles to be based on an American comic. Only 1 issue was done, and it seems to have little to do with the OVA series.
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ccs1989 at 3:10PM, Dec. 18, 2006
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Karas is an American comic? That's hilarious.
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kaminari at 5:45PM, Dec. 18, 2006
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Ive been watching Buso Renkin and D.Gray Man…. They arent as enthralling as Death Note, but not bad series.

Although, Buso Renkin is your pretty stereotypical anime. Guy meets girl warrior and joins her in her fight as he's instantly ultimately good and has some fancy weapon (Bleach) fighting Homunculi with something kinda sorta but not really alchemy (FMA). I havent read the manga, but I'd expect the creator of Kenshin to come up with something a little more unique =|
(But its still pretty entertaining none the less)

I am FS2 champion! w00t!!
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kaminari at 1:16AM, Jan. 26, 2007
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Okay, so Ive been drawn back into watching anime like mad again.

Here's the list of what I'm currently watching:

Death Note
Buso Renkin (it gets A LOT better!)
Hataraki Man (which is actually about a woman)
Tenpou Ibun Ayakashi Ayashi (samurai monster fighters again, but uniquely done!)
Nodame Cantabile (cute music student series)

Im also finishing up Yakitate! Japan and Solty Rei

Ive got one called Kekkaishi queued up to watch soon too.

I may also give Bartender another chance, but it was really… ummm.. ridiculous..

AND! I just found out there is a new Sasami spin-off out! I really loved the Pretty Sammy series!
It makes me want to post this:


I am FS2 champion! w00t!!
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isukun at 8:41AM, Jan. 26, 2007
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Nodame Cantabile I find hilarious.

I wouldn't recommend really trying ot keep up with Bartender. I foud it too boring to be worth my time and deleted it. And the new Sasami series has actually been out for a while. I think they finished a second season last year, it's just the fan subbers haven't really picked up on it, yet. It's cute, but don't expect it to be like previous Tenchi series. They've completely replaced all the voice actors (although I like how they've gone for a more naturalistic sound by hiring younger voice actors for the kids rather can going for the squeaky sounding adults) and although there are moments of comedy, it's not as off the wall as in the previous Pretty Sammy series. Personally, I've really liked this new trend towards more down-to-earth characters in anime, so I like the series, or what little I've seen of it.

I also got obsessed with NHK ni Youkoso. It is a series that I would bet hits very close to home with a lot of people on this site (although I'm not referring specifically to the main character). For a comedy series it is surprising insightful on what causes so many of the psychological issues in modern society, both in Japan and here.

I have also been liking Ghost Hunt recently. I could see it being a really creepy live action show if it were made in the US.
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mlai at 10:12AM, Jan. 26, 2007
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The latest developments in the Death Note anime plot (eps. 15) has me puzzled. I had thought the new female chara would be an important chara, and would last much longer. Seems like she's being written out? Is the story ending soon? I know it's only a couple of volumes in manga.

FIGHT current chapter: Filling In The Gaps
FIGHT_2 current chapter: Light Years of Gold
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subcultured at 2:08PM, Jan. 26, 2007
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most of the anime today are water down single cel…should be ashamed being called animation if only thier mouth moves for 2 minutes with background panning..ugh

anyways…my favorite has to be akira
http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/0fEyJJdr-hs
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isukun at 4:47PM, Jan. 26, 2007
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most of the anime today are water down single cel…

I would have to disagree. Certainly they aren't putting in the effort of the studios from the 80's, but modern anime isn't that cheap. Most series are getting cut back to 13 episodes so the studios can focus more on adding some smooth and fairly well drawn animation. If it were five years ago, I would definitely agree with you. The late 90's into the early 00's definitely had some really offensively cheap animation (anyone wants to see the worst of it, check out a little series called Vampire Duo, I've seen more animation in multimedia comics). A lot of studios seem to be shortening their series to increase the per episode budget so they can put a heavier emphasis on animation than they have in the last few years.

They still have a long way to go to get back to where they were twenty years ago, but they are starting to get out of this rut they've been in. I really miss some of the crazy shit they pulled back in the 80's with the ultra detailed mecha designs, special effects, and dynamic camera work (where the entire background was animated by hand as the camera swept through the environment, people don't do this stuff anymore), not to mention ridiculous amounts of character animation. I'm starting to see some series which are going back to that mentality (although CG is kind of ruining some of it) at least with the character animation and even in some cases the mechanical designs and drawings.

Of course, comparing a movie to televised animation makes about as much sense as comparing Snow White and the Seven Dwarves to Rocky and Bullwinkle. They have different approaches due to differences in budget, length, and in many cases audience.
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ccs1989 at 6:21PM, Jan. 26, 2007
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I watched some of the Devilman OVA today, and the animationw was very impressive. They really captured the weight of the characters and the fight scenes well.

The Japanese animation studio TMS tends to do really good work too. They animated a couple of the Superman episodes which are really awesome. Whenever you see a really well done Superman or Batman episode you know it's TMS.

I'm checking out this Vampire Duo episodes on Youtube. Coloring is nice, movement is abhorrent. Action scenes consist of one still scene of the character lunging with his mouth moving, which they play three times, and then another scene where someone's been defeated. And the walking it…arghhh. Even The Maxx's animation was better than this.

At least DBZ level animation is becoming very rare. Shows like Naruto may use cheap animation, but they cover it up well.
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