Discussion in 'TV, Video & Film' started by light tear drop, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. Sogreth

    Sogreth Local Cuddle Bear and Wannabe Writer


    They are technically anime, but as I said, they are American Anime, like Teen Titans. I'm sure there are more, those are the only ones I can think of right now.

    And I honestly really liked Korra. Obviously it's not as good as the original, but it had it moments, I liked that it was a bit darker. It appeals more to an older audience than the original series.
  2. Sergei Sóhomo

    Sergei Sóhomo Well-Known Member

  3. Multoran

    Multoran Active Member

    You look sexy o;
  4. nerdbat

    nerdbat Green butt of reason

    Oooh, heck... I expect this to be a rather "fun" conversation when you mention two of more technically impressive TV titles available as "examples of bad animation", but before starting one, I would like to know what you consider an "anime that looks like shite" in the first place. Are you talking about titles that rely on stills over moving objects, like Sakamoto or JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, or titles that use a lot of limited animation to stretch the budget around, like Kill La Kill? I mean, without having a clear definition, you can label every TV anime show as the one that "looks shite".
  5. Sogreth

    Sogreth Local Cuddle Bear and Wannabe Writer

    Someone obviously woke up on the wrong side of the bed :)

    So I'll leave you to that then.
  6. SSJ3Mewtwo

    SSJ3Mewtwo Administrator Staff Member

    The topic of the thread is to recommend anime that you feel are enjoyable.

    If you do not care to contribute to that topic, please do not attempt to derail the thread.
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  7. Multoran

    Multoran Active Member

    I have contributed.
    I've strayed a bit and stated that there are certain anime which I find simply abhorrent (or pointed out that there are specific cartoons I think shouldn't be considered anime in the first place), yes.
    Though I've also pointed out aspects of other anime that I, as you said, "...feel are enjoyable."
    If nothing else, you can take my post as a recommendation to either watch or not watch any of the anime for any of the reasons I discussed.
    But I thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your diligence and your commitment to the protection of anime threads. Really, it's touching o;
  8. SSJ3Mewtwo

    SSJ3Mewtwo Administrator Staff Member

    The majority of the post consisted of just saying that the recommendations which had been made so far were terrible recommendations, and that's about all.

    Please try to keep you posts more constructive and on topic than that.
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  9. Sogreth

    Sogreth Local Cuddle Bear and Wannabe Writer

    I've got to say. You've got the patience of a saint.
  10. Multoran

    Multoran Active Member

    Though really, I'm in love with the Fate
    Fate/ Zero and Fate Stay Night (UBW).
    Lovely animation, interesting story, shite ton of action.
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  11. SSJ3Mewtwo

    SSJ3Mewtwo Administrator Staff Member

    Ironic that you suggested that today. We're going to be getting slammed with some major snow after this weekend, and I was going to spend a chunk of it grinding through both of those on Netflix.
  12. Sogreth

    Sogreth Local Cuddle Bear and Wannabe Writer

    Oo! I actually saw those on Netflix. I was going to start watching them. Are they connected? Like is one a squeal or something?
  13. SSJ3Mewtwo

    SSJ3Mewtwo Administrator Staff Member

    I've no idea. I've seen clips, like Saber vs Berserker, on youtube, but I have no idea what the canon is.
  14. Multoran

    Multoran Active Member

    Fate/ Zero is something of a prequel, technically.
    Fate Stay Night (UBW) is a remake of the anime which was released before Fate/ Zero.
    But going just by the chronological order of just the 2 I mentioned (in terms of both release date and story), Fate Stay Night (UBW) is a sort of sequel to Fate/ Zero.
    To make it more clear (just in case):
    *1*Fate Stay Night - *2*Fate/ Zero - *3*Fate Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works
    (1)Released 1st - (2)Released 2nd, prequel - (3)Remake of original (#1)
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  15. Lcs

    Lcs Well-Known Member

    A few other shows I like include:

    Shinsekai Yori
    It starts off a bit slow, but it gets really good towards the middle and has one of the best endings I've seen. It's also probably one of the more deep and thought provoking shows I've seen.


    I like the humour and how fast-paced this show is. However, one thing that is a bit frustrating is how each episode is about 4 minutes, of which it spends 2 minutes for an intro and outro. The show is still quite brilliant though.


    Your friend has good taste.
  16. Sergei Sóhomo

    Sergei Sóhomo Well-Known Member

    Subjective but despite me telling him every time, he seems to forget I don't care for action
  17. Simo

    Simo Skunk

    I'd like to get more into Anime, but I like a more bright, 'cartoony' style. So far, the one I liked best was One Piece, but after a certain point, the animation style didn't seem as good, to me. So I watched maybe the first 250 or so?

    But I'd love to see more things like this, that had a good dose of humor.

    I tried Fairytale, but it seemed a bit too repetitive, the fight scenes.

    Oh, and I did like one called 'Cased Closed', silly as that sounds.

    And I loved all the Miyazaki movies, got to see Howl's Moving Castle on the big screen at a festival, that was awesome.

    Anyone have suggestions?
  18. Lcs

    Lcs Well-Known Member

    It has action, but there are many other genres it could also be labelled. To name a few: horror, crime fiction, fantasy, drama, comedy and romance. Also, the action isn't the defining aspect of the show, it's really the very complex plot that makes the show so fascinating.

    The show takes place during 1711 and then the early 1930s. It's also very interesting in the way that there isn't really a main character. It basically just switches between the perspectives of around 10-20 very unique characters that include alchemists, mafiosi, a psychopathic serial killer, thugs, immortals and two thief lovers.

    Anyways, I don't mean to mimic your friend when I say this, but it is truly fantastic and so you should give it a go. The show also has recieved universally very positive reviews.

    The Hunter x Hunter anime that someone said earlier was probably a good suggestion. Sword Art Online, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Attack on Titans are also very good entry level shows.
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  19. Sergei Sóhomo

    Sergei Sóhomo Well-Known Member

    Might give it a shot since you put it that way. My friend seems to enjoy stuff like Kill la Kill and Fairy Tale so I often assume he'll recommend something like that. I will say JoJo does interest me just with how bloody retarded the entire show seems

    I wouldn't recommend SAO as a starter though. It starts off okay but unless you're a fan of Gary Stu and his cast of helpless damsels then I'd really recommend something else.

    If you want a good starter I'd say either
    Tora Dora
    Death Parade
    or My Little Monster
  20. Mandragoras

    Mandragoras Inept Abecedarian

    It was also directed by the guy behind Texhnolyze
    —and Shigurui
    —and that one really grim episode of Paranoia Agent, so I've been curious right off the bat.

    And yes,, those were the least gruesome images I could find that would still give you an idea of what kind of shows these are. Hiroshi Hamasaki is not known for cheerful fare. He's known for weird cinematic framing, intense colouring, bizarre facial expressions, emotional starkness, and HORRIBLE GRISLY MURDER. It's like his calling card. So his directing a high-school drama is kind of a change of pace. And apparently it looks amazing and has lots of unease and harsh feels, so it's definitely a Hamasaki.

    Also seconding the Baccano! recommendation on the grounds that it's more a character-driven low fantasy with a lot of giddy humour and wild violence than an "action" series. It also uses anachronic story order very, very well.
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