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#1 Mar 28 2010 at 10:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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Escaflowne (watched like the first 2 episodes a long time ago, figured I'd actually watch it all the way through this time)
Baccano!
Eden of the East
ef - A tale of memories

The last 2 selections brought to you by the animenewsnetwork Top 50 list. Looking forward to seeing if they live up to their ratings. Smiley: tongue
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#2 Mar 28 2010 at 11:04 PM Rating: Good
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Vataro, Eater of Souls wrote:
Escaflowne (watched like the first 2 episodes a long time ago, figured I'd actually watch it all the way through this time)

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Dilandau is perhaps my favorite anime character.
#3 Mar 28 2010 at 11:40 PM Rating: Good
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Baccano! is great. I haven't watched any of the others.

I'm taking a little break from anime, after my Railgun+Index marathon.

I'll probably watch Kino's Journey next, by recommendation of Allegory (and later Manosuke).
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#4 Mar 29 2010 at 12:17 AM Rating: Decent
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The middle two I've been considering watching. Been rewatching Prince of Tennis, and did not realize that pretty much every character is angry in one way or another. Detective Conan, I don't like taking large leaps between episodes which is why I haven't continued with it.

The next new anime I've been wanting to watch is Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto.
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#5 Mar 29 2010 at 2:42 AM Rating: Decent
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The movie is better than the series.
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#6 Mar 29 2010 at 7:39 AM Rating: Good
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Kirby the Eccentric wrote:
Baccano! is great. I haven't watched any of the others.

I'm taking a little break from anime, after my Railgun+Index marathon.

I'll probably watch Kino's Journey next, by recommendation of Allegory (and later Manosuke).


I almost downloaded Kino's Journey as well (it was next on the list), but decided to stick with these for now. I may have to go back and download it to make sure it stays next on the list Smiley: tongue.
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#7 Mar 29 2010 at 3:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Baccano is pretty good.

I still have mix feeling about Higashi no Eden. I didn't like the ending.

Haven't seen the other 2



Edit: Kino's Journey is totally worth watching

Edited, Mar 29th 2010 5:07pm by feelz
#8 Mar 29 2010 at 4:19 PM Rating: Good
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I still have mix feeling about Higashi no Eden. I didn't like the ending.


Have you seen both the movies? If not it's not over yet, they made that fairly well known. Higashi no Eden was easily one of the better series released in the last year, easily in the top 5 of 2009.

Baccano is excellent.

Escaflowne was fairly good.

Ef-<insert subtitle here> Shaft has done better, much better.
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#9 Mar 30 2010 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Have you seen both the movies?


No I haven't. I enjoyed it a lot until the end. kinda felt like a rip-off of code geass

I guess I'll give the movie a try.
#10 Mar 30 2010 at 6:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Just started watching Eden of the East. Not too shabby.
#11 Mar 30 2010 at 9:01 PM Rating: Good
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Omegavegeta wrote:
The movie is better than the series.

I strongly disagree, but I suppose in this case it can be legitimately attributed to taste.

The movie has better music and a higher percentage of action, but I like the shoujo-shounen blend of the tv series and the condensed story telling (originally 52 episodes were planned, which was then shrunk to 39).
#12 Mar 31 2010 at 6:32 AM Rating: Good
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I started Baccano! last night, and so far find it pretty entertaining. The storytelling is interesting (constant jumping back and forth between people and time periods), but I think I've gotten used to it.
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Baccano! is great if you can deal with the jumping back and forth (some people just don't like that style of storytelling).

Escaflowne was one of the very first series I ever watched. Haven't watched it in a while, but it was definitely pretty good, better than the movie.

Eden was good. I still need to watch the movies though.

ef was ok. I liked memories better than melodies.

I don't know about the ANN top 50 list. Clannad AS as #1? Really? I'm not sure that's even in my top 10, or 20.
#14 Apr 01 2010 at 1:45 AM Rating: Good
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I don't trust the Top (anything) on many sites. Some may belong there, but a lot more don't.

Clannad: After Story was good, but not anywhere near the top 50 of anime.
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#15 Apr 04 2010 at 10:45 AM Rating: Good
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Baccano! was enjoyable. Now to decide what to watch next... probably Escaflowne.
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#16 Apr 05 2010 at 3:22 PM Rating: Good
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Wrong thread, wrong forum lulz.

Edited, Apr 5th 2010 5:29pm by idiggory
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#17 Apr 05 2010 at 9:41 PM Rating: Good
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I did enjoy Escaflowne a lot... and I can see why Allegory likes Dilandau.
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#18 Apr 05 2010 at 10:30 PM Rating: Decent
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If you liked Baccano! you might like Durararara!!(probly to many rara's) it's made by the same people and it's kinda got the large amount of character thing going.
#19 Apr 06 2010 at 4:47 AM Rating: Good
The entire Escaflowne series is simply a set up for the next time a cat girl can yell "VVVVVVAAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHHHNNNNNNNNNN!"

The movie does it only once, methinks. The movie is darker, animated better, has a better soundtrack, & has one of the coolest opening scenes out of any anime.

Sure, a lot is lost in the translation, but the good stuff from the series is all there.

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#20 Apr 06 2010 at 7:11 AM Rating: Good
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I actually didn't realize there was a movie... will have to watch that tonight. Then I think I'll do Eden of the East next since that seems better from what some of you are saying. Smiley: smile
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#21 Apr 06 2010 at 8:03 AM Rating: Good
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I watched the first episode of Eden of the East last night, and I wasn't really impressed. I'll reserve judgement for now though. But I hate the character art for the main characters.
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#22 Apr 06 2010 at 8:42 AM Rating: Good
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I guess I'll be watching Angel Beats! every week. It's hard to see where it's going (only one episode has aired), but it's something to watch.

I'm not sure yet if it's going to have a solid plot, or if it's just going to be a Haruhi clone (with some twists).

Edited, Apr 6th 2010 9:14am by Kirby
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#23 Apr 09 2010 at 8:23 PM Rating: Good
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Just watched episode two of Angel Beats!, I lol'ed a lot in the first half, and then it got all serious business on me during the second half.

...So I'm still not quite sure where or how this anime is going to develop the plot.
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#24 Apr 14 2010 at 6:07 AM Rating: Good
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Are animes different from regular cartoons in terms of social status? You guys keep saying 'I hope you enjoy it' and 'I enjoyed it' like it's a meal or an opera. We're talking about cartoons, right?

I rather enjoyed Johnny Bravo last night, but where's the thread about him?

Yes, I'm blatantly oblivious to the whole anime fetish thing so please don't have me.
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Are animes different from regular cartoons in terms of social status? You guys keep saying 'I hope you enjoy it' and 'I enjoyed it' like it's a meal or an opera. We're talking about cartoons, right?

I rather enjoyed Johnny Bravo last night, but where's the thread about him?

Yes, I'm blatantly oblivious to the whole anime fetish thing so please don't have me.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AnimationAgeGhetto

I had to deal with a lot of people thinking I was silly for my cartoon viewing habits as I got older. Statements like "Wouldn't you rather be watching Seinfeld instead of the Simpsons? You're not a kid anymore." and whatnot were pretty common. That kind of thing didn't stop until I started getting into anime with some friends from high school. So I'll always have a soft spot for anime.

Add in that culturally, it's still like that around here to a degree. Cartoons are becoming more present in adult society, but for the most part are still only the realm of comedy(and some shock cartoons), where in anime you often have a variety of types of shows. It's a lot easier to have a conversation, at least for me, about a show that tells a continuous story than one that's made mostly of throwaway gags or single episodes where nothing is changed once it's over. There are some shows where you get that sort of thing, but they're mostly marketed to kids and the adults watching them are just a periphery demographic(Ben 10 is one that comes to mind).

And some of us just love us some fan-servicey Japanese cartoons. Smiley: tongue

Add in the fact that Johnny Bravo is kinda old and that's why he doesn't get a thread(also, you want one, start it, dammit!).
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And some of us just love us some fan-servicey Japanese cartoons.


I wholeheartedly endorse this.
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