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#52 Jun 26 2009 at 12:19 PM Rating: Good
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-This is a pretty amazing show. It's probably best described as a Romance. It's one of the shows where you find it hard to choose which character you want to root for since all of them show signs of their good and bad. Of all the shows this one has a lot of "soap opera" potential.

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I have read alot of the manga. I really like Nana. I should go see the anime. Btw, I didn't like the movie versions at all. It's like they sucked all the humor, the slyness and the cleverness from the manga and kept the drama--the imbalance sucked the life out of the story.

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#53 Jun 28 2009 at 4:03 PM Rating: Good
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I think if you liked Baccano! you will like Gankutsuou. That is not to say they are similar stories, but they are both heavily character driven.
The first couple episodes were a bit weird for me, but then I got used to the art style. I'm enjoying the story so far (onto episode 11), and I have no idea where it's going to go.
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#54 Jun 30 2009 at 4:59 AM Rating: Good
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Wow. Just finished Gankutsuou. All I can say is "awesome".
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#55 Jun 30 2009 at 7:10 AM Rating: Good
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I do realize that Allegory and I really don't have the same sense of humor. He hates Cromartie High School--the funniest anime EVER. EVER.
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#56 Jun 30 2009 at 7:48 AM Rating: Good
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Here are the first 3 episodes of Hare Nochi Guu, if you're interested... It's my favorite comedy anime series. Really funny stuff =P

Episode #1:
http://www.guba.com/watch/3000045400

Episode #2:
http://www.guba.com/watch/3000045411

Episode #3:
http://www.guba.com/watch/3000045432


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I do realize that Allegory and I really don't have the same sense of humor. He hates Cromartie High School--the funniest anime EVER. EVER.

We could probably agree that Princess Tutu is funny, IF YOU WOULD EVER WATCH IT!
#58 Jun 30 2009 at 11:23 AM Rating: Good
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I do realize that Allegory and I really don't have the same sense of humor. He hates Cromartie High School--the funniest anime EVER. EVER.

We could probably agree that Princess Tutu is funny, IF YOU WOULD EVER WATCH IT!


Yeah, you are right. Maybe I shall. Sorry.
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#59 Jun 30 2009 at 12:23 PM Rating: Good
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Here are the first 3 episodes of Hare Nochi Guu, if you're interested... It's my favorite comedy anime series. Really funny stuff =P


For the record, probably the funniest and most messed up anime I've seen besides Excel Saga. I still have no idea of half the stuff that happened in Jungle Wa Itsumo.
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For the record, probably the funniest and most messed up anime I've seen besides Excel Saga. I still have no idea of half the stuff that happened in Jungle Wa Itsumo.


I'm glad you liked it... It's why I started watching anime once upon a time. Haven't really watched any in years though... =/
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For the record, probably the funniest and most messed up anime I've seen besides Excel Saga. I still have no idea of half the stuff that happened in Jungle Wa Itsumo.


I'm glad you liked it... It's why I started watching anime once upon a time. Haven't really watched any in years though... =/


Oddly enough, neither have I. I have read a TON of manga recently (ie, last 2-3 months). Let's see...

-Fruits Basket
-Elfen Lied
-Tsuabasa Reservoir Chronicles
-Rave!
-Negima!
-History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi
-Full Metal Alchemist
-Addicted to Curry
-Bartender
-Chrno Crusade
-First Girl (my first, and only, venture into "romance" manga... ugh)
-Deathnote
-Vampire Knight (just the first couple of chapters)

Huh. I'm starting to think I need more to do at work...
*Edit: Not all of these were read at work. First Girl and Elfen Lied definitely not.

Edited, Jun 30th 2009 4:37pm by LockeColeMA
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#62 Jun 30 2009 at 1:03 PM Rating: Good
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I don't know if I should watch Clannad or Death Note first.

No, I will not alternate watching both series, I hate doing that.
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#63 Jun 30 2009 at 1:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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Well, for what it's worth you only need to watch half of Death Note to enjoy it. The second half is kind of a let down, truth be told. The series could have ended in the middle and it would have been perfect, but the creators felt the need for a happy ending, and for a series like Death Note a happy ending wasn't really necessary.

I just finished downloading Clannad (and Clannad: After Story), so I can't really say anything about that. DN is good, though.
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Well, for what it's worth you only need to watch half of Death Note to enjoy it. The second half is kind of a let down, truth be told. The series could have ended in the middle and it would have been perfect, but the creators felt the need for a happy ending, and for a series like Death Note a happy ending wasn't really necessary.


QFT. The second half of Deathnote was incredibly inferior to the first half.
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#65 Jun 30 2009 at 1:54 PM Rating: Good
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Noted. Meh, I'll start tomorrow.
I'm still incredibly tired.
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#66 Jun 30 2009 at 3:28 PM Rating: Good
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I don't know if I should watch Clannad or Death Note first.

No, I will not alternate watching both series, I hate doing that.


You need to stop listening those guys and start listening to me. I'm your friend, Kirby. Allegory is a monster.
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#67 Jun 30 2009 at 3:37 PM Rating: Good
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What would you have me do Anna? D:
I'll need to buy the dvds or scrounge Pani Poni Dash off a friend's massive collection when I move back to Edmonton.
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#68 Jun 30 2009 at 4:03 PM Rating: Excellent
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What would you have me do Anna? D:
I'll need to buy the dvds or scrounge Pani Poni Dash off a friend's massive collection when I move back to Edmonton.


Aw. Sorry about the dilemma. Watch Clannad first.
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#69 Jun 30 2009 at 7:55 PM Rating: Good
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#70 Jun 30 2009 at 10:29 PM Rating: Good
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Aw. Sorry about the dilemma. Watch Clannad first.

Don't listen to this scrub. Watch Death Note first.
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#71 Jul 01 2009 at 1:45 AM Rating: Excellent
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I don't know if I should watch Clannad or Death Note first.


It depends on what you watched before and so on. Both shows are very well done and really are completely different. I finally got around to finishing up Nodame Cantabile which is more of a comedy then anything and I'm feeling the need for some action (especially since I was tracking K-On and Haruhi Suzumiya season 2)...

You can't really go wrong with either show.... personally I liked Clannad better, but that's a personal opinion.

Since I'm here.. some more shows to watch

Nodame Cantabile (and Paris chapter)
-I'll be the first to admit at first a show about classical music did not appeal to me at all. However, Noda Megumi (one of the principle characters) makes up for everything. The show is funny, and well animated. This show has a simple premise, but excellent character interaction.

One Outs
-This show really took me by surprise. Being a guy I like it when I get a little fan service in an anime. However, even though this anime might not have action, or fan service, it has incredible tension in the game of... base ball. This show is really a battle of wits between characters, everyone should give it a shot.
(As much anime as I've seen this is among the only sports titles I've seen as it is possibly my least favorite genre)

Black Lagoon
-I'm sure this has been mentioned before but it's worth mentioning again. This show is simply explosive. If you want old style shoot em up action this is your show. It's not going to win any thinking or tension awards but this show is fun from start to finish.
#72 Jul 01 2009 at 5:17 PM Rating: Good
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Sorry Anna, I'm on Episode 6 of Death Note.
This gif is stupid funny though lol.
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#73 Jul 01 2009 at 6:02 PM Rating: Default
6 years on allakazham, this maybe my very last post.

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/journal.html?user=348713;mid=1229554918101583334;num=4;page=1

I'm just going to leave this here to reminisce about the good old days.
#74 Jul 02 2009 at 7:28 PM Rating: Good
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I stopped watching Death Note at episode 17, just liek ya'll told me to. I loved the whole battle of wits though. Really had me wondering who'd win.

I started watching Clannad, and I gotta say I like the ending Smiley: lol

Edited, Jul 2nd 2009 9:29pm by Kirby
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#75 Jul 02 2009 at 8:39 PM Rating: Good
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Why would you stop posting Asoka? Smiley: frown
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#76 Jul 03 2009 at 1:37 AM Rating: Good
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Wow. Clannad is cute, but incredibly sad in the first 9 episodes Smiley: cry
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#77 Jul 03 2009 at 2:32 AM Rating: Good
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Wow. Clannad is cute, but incredibly sad in the first 9 episodes Smiley: cry

You have have been watching way too much anime today.
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Smiley: mad It's pretty much all I do for entertainment now that I don't play FFXI. And I kinda lost interest in MGO.
I'm on episode 13 by the way.

Edited, Jul 3rd 2009 5:38am by Kirby
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#79 Jul 04 2009 at 3:52 PM Rating: Good
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Done Clannad, taking a break before starting Clanad: After Story.
It might just be me, but I don't like how it ended. I would have been satisfied with it ending at episode 23, but then they had to do the whole alternate scenario thing. Meh, still good.
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#80 Jul 04 2009 at 4:07 PM Rating: Good
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Kirby the Braindead wrote:
I stopped watching Death Note at episode 17, just liek ya'll told me to. I loved the whole battle of wits though. Really had me wondering who'd win.

I started watching Clannad, and I gotta say I like the ending Smiley: lol

Edited, Jul 2nd 2009 9:29pm by Kirby
You can watch about 2/3rds of the way through really. When you watch it you'll realize when it starts to go downhill. Plus, episode 24 is f*cking fantastic. Stop after 25.
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#81 Jul 04 2009 at 7:27 PM Rating: Good
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24 is pretty sweet. I'll have to watch 25 after work though Smiley: glare
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#82 Jul 05 2009 at 1:31 AM Rating: Excellent
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Wow. Clannad is cute, but incredibly sad in the first 9 episodes Smiley: cry

You have have been watching way too much anime today.


Blasphemy. There's no such thing. Smiley: tongue
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Anime ... or Law & Order/CSI/House Clone ... decisions, decisions ...
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#85 Jul 07 2009 at 4:40 AM Rating: Good
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'kay, I'm starting to hate anime that use the whole alternate reality thing Smiley: frown

Like in Clannad. You feel something towards the main characters as they deepen their relationship or whatever, and go through all these experiences.
Than BAM, same characters, totally different scenario.
Or episode 22 of Clannad: After Story.
Pure sadness, then everything's all good in the last half of the episode, as everything they went through is completely erased or whatever, and they live happily ever after.

Smiley: mad I guess I'll start watching Episode 23.



Hate is a strong word. I guess it's just a minor pet peeve of mine. I still loved the show though, made me teary-eyed in a couple episodes.

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#86 Jul 07 2009 at 6:14 PM Rating: Good
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I take back what I said.

Also, I'm on episode 4 of Ouran High School Host Club. It was the only anime my sister tried watching with her friend. I've tried to get her to watch some other series, but she just doesn't like the whole subtitle thing.
I'd try and get some english dubs, but man, I just hate how goofy the english voice actors are.
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#87 Jul 14 2009 at 12:11 AM Rating: Good
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I stopped at episode 11 of Ouran High School. I dunno, guess I'm just not in the mood for it.

Code Geass had me hooked on the first episode, I'm now on 10. Good thing I have 3 days off work to catch up on anime Smiley: thumbsup
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I wish I could watch as much anime as you. Smiley: crymore
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I'm making the most of my summer Smiley: thumbsup
By staying inside..
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Any recommendations similar to Toshokan Sensou or Full Metal Panic (preferably without the mecha)? A level of realism in modern combat is what I'm looking for. Comedy and romance could enhance it (as it did in these 2), but I'm looking more for the action. Phantom has some of that. A little unrealistic when you consider he's taking on like 50 guys at once and owning them all without eating a single bullet or even grazing him.
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Going to a convention next month, but I feel a bit behind. I haven't had much time for anime lately so I was hoping for some suggestions so that I'm not out of the loop. In the last year or two I've only watched FMA Brotherhood, DB-kai, Fairy Tail and One Piece. I stopped watching Bleach, Naruto, and Hitman Reborn, but I have read all of the manga chapters.

What I'd like help on is suggestions on newer animes that I should watch. Last Exile 2 is on the list so far and that's it. I'd like to be able to recognize cosplay and such when I go. Any help is appreciated.



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You know, I think you could have safely MADE A NEW POST. @#%^ everything about this necro.
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You know, I think you could have safely MADE A NEW POST. @#%^ everything about this necro.

Smiley: lol
I read the entire thread just to catch up on it all, then realized it started in like 2009.

Anyway, to Mr. Necro, some good ones I've seen recently:

-Durarara!!
-The World God Only Knows
-Angel Beats
-Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
-Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni
-Gosick (haven't seen all of it but my girlfriend highly recommends it)
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Mr. Necro should watch Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha. And As. StrikerS is a bit more...specialized.

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Vataro wrote:
You know, I think you could have safely MADE A NEW POST. @#%^ everything about this necro.

Smiley: lol
I read the entire thread just to catch up on it all, then realized it started in like 2009.

Anyway, to Mr. Necro, some good ones I've seen recently:

-Durarara!!
-The World God Only Knows
-Angel Beats
-Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
-Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni
-Gosick (haven't seen all of it but my girlfriend highly recommends it)

I'm sorry about bumping this post, I thought it was the right thing to do Smiley: frown.

Now I really feel out of the loop since I only recognize three of those. I'll check them out tonight. For now, Necro out~
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You know, I think you could have safely MADE A NEW POST. @#%^ everything about this necro.

Smiley: lol
I read the entire thread just to catch up on it all, then realized it started in like 2009.

Anyway, to Mr. Necro, some good ones I've seen recently:

-Durarara!!
-The World God Only Knows
-Angel Beats
-Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
-Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni
-Gosick (haven't seen all of it but my girlfriend highly recommends it)

I'm sorry about bumping this post, I thought it was the right thing to do Smiley: frown.

Now I really feel out of the loop since I only recognize three of those. I'll check them out tonight. For now, Necro out~

All in good fun. Usually necro posters are spamming ads or somesuch. You seem ok.

Also, these might not all be to your liking. Here's a bit more explanation:
-Durarara!! Kind of about urban legends. One of the main character is Celty, a Headless Horsewoman who has lost her head. The series revolves around several characters with various backgrounds whose paths cross. It's a little dark, but very good. I hope they make a second season (or series) because there is a lot more to expand upon.

-The World God Only Knows Kind of a harem anime; the main character is a huge galge otaku (games where you "capture" women; love simulations, basically). He gets recruited by a demon to capture escaped spirits from hell that have taken up residence in girls' hearts; the only problem being that he needs to use his gaming skills in the real world, and they don't always mesh perfectly. It's hilarious and cute. The first season's opening song is great. Currently two seasons are out so far.

-Angel Beats A nice spin on your basic school days genre, where the characters are part of a high school in the afterlife. Instead of being "good" students and disappearing, they decide to rebel against God and his "Angel." Very violent, but touching and a great ending. Also an awesome opening song.

-Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica A more sinister and dark look at the typical "magical girl (mahou shoujo)" genre. In it, a cutesy cat thingy named QB grants one wish to a girl in exchange for her to become a magical girl for the rest of her life and fight witches. Turns out though if the girl doesn't doesn't fight, she will quickly be killed... or worse. Very good, very interesting art style.

-Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Super dark and freaky anime. The anime is bipolar in its presentation and goes in arcs of a few episodes at a time. At heart it's a murder mystery with supernatural elements. Basically, people keep dying, so an outside force "resets" the conditions and tries to figure out how to break the cycle. The best dark anime I've seen.

-Gosick A girl genius in England works with a Japanese exchange student to solve seemingly supernatural mysteries using her amazing powers of deduction and insight. Pretty good from what I've seen, but only seen a few episodes. It seems a little dark, but not as much as some of the others on here.
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Those would be my suggestions from the past couple years, though I'm sure I missed a couple besides what was already mentioned.
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