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#1 Jun 20 2004 at 3:43 PM Rating: Good
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Im not a fan of anime, but ive recently become hooked on Japanese anime series like Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, and currently Kenshin.

It usually takes me a couple of months to get through a series but i find they are like watching one of the old role playing games in cartoon form. I dont know, but im hooked.

Anyways im almost done Kenshin and i was wondering what i should try out next if anyone has some suggestions.


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Warmaverick- Bebop is classic and the music is amazing. Thats the first anime series i went through.

Edited, Sun Jun 20 16:47:28 2004 by bhodisattva
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#3 Jun 20 2004 at 4:51 PM Rating: Decent
i was always a fan of Robo-Tech growing up, and it is still favorite today.
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#4 Jun 20 2004 at 4:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Neon Genesis Evangelion, Rahxephon, Cowboy Bebop, and X are my favorites.

Also Excel Saga, but that's a little harder to get into for non-otaku.
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#5 Jun 20 2004 at 5:10 PM Rating: Default
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i like all the above and next try the Inuyasha series i thought that was pretty good
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#6 Jun 20 2004 at 7:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Well... that depends on if you have any money or are looking to just catch things on TV.

For TV!

Cartoon Network -
InuYasha
FLCL
.Hack
Gundam Seed
Rave Master

G4-TechTV
Last Exile
Lain
and some other ones that kinda sucked...

International Channel
Used to play uncut DBZ & El Hazard, though I don't even know now...

For good ones to watch for someone with funds!

Outlaw Star (falls into the bounty hunters / space cowboy genre)
Samurai Deeper Kyo (can't go wrong with samurai anime really)
FLCL (sure its on CN, but everyone needs to buy it!)
.Hack//dusk (not as moody as //sign, and it really grows on you)
Riding Bean / Gunsmith Cats (good gunplay / comedy / action)

RPG types!

.hack (story line coincides with the manga & RPGs)
Arc the Lad (actually, this is based on an RPG...)
Sorceress Stabber Orphen (a bad PS2 RPG, decent anime)
Final Fantasy (theres a newer one and older one, take your pick)
Magic Knight Rayearth (also based on an RPG, and good stuff)

Essentials!

Akira
Ghost in the Shell
Ninja Scroll
Gundam (just pick one, giant robots are great)
Neon Genesis Evangelion
FLCL (again, everyone must at least see it)
Princess Mononoke (or anything by Miyazaki(sp?))

I'm sure I forgot some good ones, but these will do for now ^_^
< GO WATCH FLCL! >

Edited, Sun Jun 20 20:48:09 2004 by ChibiMagatsu
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#7 Jun 20 2004 at 8:25 PM Rating: Decent
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I can't believe I forgot about Fooly Cooly.

/slaps himself

It is a must see. Completely insane and completely wonderful.
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#8 Jun 20 2004 at 8:56 PM Rating: Good
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Cowboy Bebop actually is better the second and third time watching it, as there are so many inside references you don't get the first time, until you know the whole back story. Definitely the pinnacle of anime.
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#9 Jun 20 2004 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Again, another vote for Neon Genesis Evangelion and Cowboy Bebop (My two favorites).


I've recently been watching "Wolf's Rain" on Adult Swim. From the creators of "Cowboy Bebop", wonderfully original story-line, pretty amazing animation, and music by Yoko Kanno (did Bebop music, so you know it's good). It's definitely worth checking out.

And yes, Furi Kuri (Or however you wanna spell it) is also a classic.
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#10 Jun 20 2004 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Witch Hunter Robin is also a good set to watch. Another vote from me for Cowboy Bebop.

Abenobashi Maho Shotengai (Magical Arcade Abenobashi) and Last Exile are two that I'm really enjoying as well.
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#11 Jun 20 2004 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
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I tried to watch Jap anime.Bob knows I've tried ,just can't get into it.
#12 Jun 20 2004 at 9:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Arjuna, and Serial Experiments Lain are a real popualar pick too. Lain really gets you involved, watch it!
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#13 Jun 21 2004 at 12:32 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm still watching Lain, I bought the box set this weekend. I like it so far.

I still can't bring myself to spend $200 on the Trigun box set though. I hear it's great, is there an alternative way to see this? I don't have cable so...
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#14 Jun 21 2004 at 12:42 AM Rating: Good
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Astro Boy = teh win :p
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#15 Jun 21 2004 at 1:00 AM Rating: Good
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I still can't bring myself to spend $200 on the Trigun box set though. I hear it's great, is there an alternative way to see this? I don't have cable so...


There is always downloading from a P2P. Not saying i did it that way, but im also not saying i didnt do it that way.


wait i confused myself
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#16 Jun 21 2004 at 1:02 AM Rating: Decent
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There is always downloading from a P2P. Not saying i did it that way, but im also not saying i didnt do it that way.



Are those trustworthy?
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#17 Jun 21 2004 at 1:08 AM Rating: Good
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Hmmm tricky, they are cracking down on those in U.S. But i also think it depends on what your downloading and where your downloading it from.

If your downloading the newest pop song thats on top of charts off Kazaa then your gonna get busted. But if your downloading a obscure anime program off some little known P2P network its less.

Either way the risk is still there, Trigun was a good show. If your in a city you could always look around for small rental places or anime shops and such and see if there is place to rent it. You could also just save some money over a couple paychecks and pick it up on DVD. The choice is up to you.
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#18 Jun 21 2004 at 1:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the info. Thumbs up for you sir.
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#19 Jun 21 2004 at 1:16 AM Rating: Good
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Happy to help Inthefade ^^.

Gotta watch it with the Japanese with english sub titles though the voice of Vash the Stampede is priceless in JP.
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#21 Jun 21 2004 at 2:20 AM Rating: Decent
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If you want hilarious try these:

http://www.fenslerfilm.com/?sec=video

Might be old...meh.
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#22 Jun 21 2004 at 2:28 AM Rating: Good
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The one with the aussie/british guy putting the kid in the fridge scared me a little.

someone hold me
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#23 Jun 21 2004 at 2:36 AM Rating: Decent
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I like the ice one myself, can't remember which number it is.

I don't think I've ever seen anything as random as these.

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#24 Jun 21 2004 at 10:05 AM Rating: Decent
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Of course can't forget Vampire Hunter D...both of them...The first one is a little old as far as animation goes, but still good...I like them both.

Hellsing has to be one of my all time favorite anime series, along with Cowboy Bebop of course, which I still need to get but just don't have the money.

Final Fantasy Unlimited I quite enjoyed...a lot of people said that they didn't like it, but I thought it was great.

Wild Arms is a pretty good one too...not really action packed but it is quite funny...

By the way, does anyone know a good place to get anime at for a good price? There is plenty of anime that I want to get, I just don't know a good place to get them. Any help will be much appreciated...Thanks!
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#25 Jun 21 2004 at 10:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Full Metal Alchemist is a good one...and DEFINATELY you must check out Hellsing


edit: both are available for download at www.endless-anime.com

you have to register first but it's all free :)

Edited, Mon Jun 21 11:31:01 2004 by tainterofsouls
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#26 Jun 21 2004 at 11:18 AM Rating: Decent
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i was always a fan of Robo-Tech growing up, and it is still favorite today.


Whoo HOO!!! Robotech (Macross) Rocks. I have the entire series on DVD.
Recently I watch Dexters Laboratory and Powder Puff Girls. Sounds gay as hell but the shows are damn funny.
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#27 Jun 22 2004 at 10:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Surprised no one mentioned Naruto.. not out in US yet, but you can download it from animesuki.com. Not technically illegal either since its not licensed here.

Full Metal Alchemist was good too, but some company just licensed it, so its harder to find now..
#28 Jun 22 2004 at 10:53 AM Rating: Good
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Pfft, Voltron > All!

Except maybe FLCL, Trigun, Outlaw Star and Bebop

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#29 Jun 22 2004 at 11:08 AM Rating: Good
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Thanks all imma have to check some of those out.
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I love FLCL, but nothing can ever beat the greatest one of all time.

Thundercats.
#31 Jun 23 2004 at 8:48 PM Rating: Good
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Another vote for Cowboy BeBop. It's my all-time favorite.

Also, don't forget that there is a set of Kenshin movies that are indepedent of the series: SamuraiX Trust/Betrayal -- shows how Kenshin became who he is. Much bloodier than the series, but very cool.

Hellsing is another good one I don't think has been mentioned. Oops, it has.

I hesitate on this one, but I have to admit I love Fruits Basket. Yes, it's as girly as it sounds, but very funny with a good story.



Edited, Wed Jun 23 21:54:02 2004 by Jindo
#32 Jun 23 2004 at 10:47 PM Rating: Good
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True, Bebop is easily on of the best animes in recent years. I still adore Bastard! and curse the fact that they cut it off after only one volume.

I don't get the hype surrounding Naruto lately though. It's not that great.

Going back in years, Ranma 1/2 seems to have stood the test of time fairly well and is still good for a laugh.
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#33 Jun 24 2004 at 12:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Im not a fan of anime, but ive recently become hooked on Japanese anime series like Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, and currently Kenshin


You really need to see the OVA's of Kenshin. They are so sweet. Makes the series look like Hamtaro. If you like trigun, bebop,...you should check out Outlaw star and Ghost in the Shell is a very good movie there also coming out with a follow up to it and a video game.
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