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#28 Jun 16 2011 at 10:39 PM Rating: Excellent
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No Macross / rowboattech, no cowboy beebop, no battleship yamato, your list is invalid.

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#29 Jun 16 2011 at 11:20 PM Rating: Good
I'm fairly certain Ninja Scroll was the first dubbed Anime I ever watched that wasn't a ported 80s cartoon & as animation goes, it still holds up. While Evangelion & Dragonball were the first series' I watched from beginning to end.

Oh, & Princess Mononoke (sp?) was the first Miyazki flick I ever saw.

Also, I feel Astro Boy should be included on the "cultural influence on Japan" list as I believe it predates even Hello Kitty as "anime".
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#30 Jun 17 2011 at 1:14 AM Rating: Excellent
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I've only seen Haruhi and Lain on your list, Catwho Smiley: lol

I really need to watch Bebop, Trigun and Texhnolyze sometime..


If I had to list anime series to get people interested in anime, they'd be some or all of these (depending on the person, really):

Clannad + Clannad: After Story
Kara no Kyoukai
Higashi no Eden
Baccano!
Darker than Black
Hajime no Ippo
Minami-Ke
Paprika
5cm Per Second


And then go from there, depending on what they liked.
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#31 Jun 17 2011 at 1:20 AM Rating: Excellent
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Since it seems the thread has a nice "What anime you first watched" conversation going as well as the main one, I'll respond to that first: I watched some Robotech on VHS when I was a kid, but I remember none of it.

As for the lists in the OP, while I can't speak to the first list, the second list seems a bit off to me.

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10 anime you probably ought to have watched because they had a large impact on US anime fandom.
I mean, how many of those shows have actually had a large impact on the US anime fandom?

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Also, I feel Astro Boy should be included on the "cultural influence on Japan" list as I believe it predates even Hello Kitty as ****************************** yes on the Astro boy thing.

Astro Boy is historically significant as the first full-length anime series to be broadcast in Japan, and the first to be distributed in the USA. (Manga Calendar was broadcast earlier in Japan, but had episodes that were 3-5 minutes long.) It is also, perhaps, the first true anime, as it had an ongoing plot, a staple of the term as used today.
In addition, it popularized something else that sticks with anime to this day.
[quote]A less ancient Ur-example: the 1963 opening for Astro Boy, the first Anime Theme Song.
Leaving it off a list of animes that have influenced the anime culture seems to be a glaring mistake to me.
#32 Jun 17 2011 at 8:32 AM Rating: Good
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I think I've mainly watched a lot more Americanized anime. I believe the first anime I really watched was Zoids: Chaotic Century on Toonami back when they still had Toonami! After that I watched Neon Genesis Evangelion and loved it. I watched Steel Angel Kurumi just because my friends and i were perverted high school boys back then. I loved Escaflowne, Princess Nine (if you like sports related ones). FLCL of course, Inuyasha was big when I started watching anime on adult swim (and when they still played true anime all week, not just the second set Saturday night). ATHF is a good show.

Others I've watched:
Cowboy Beebop
AFRO Samurai
Excel Saga (Eps 1-4)
FMA (a few episodes then I fell behind)
Deathnote (some, though I have read the entire manga)
Most of the Miyazaki movies.
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Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
No Macross / rowboattech, no cowboy beebop, no battleship yamato, your list is invalid.
Exactly. I remember seeing Star Blazers (english dubbed version of the Space Battleship Yamato) in 1975 here in Vancouver. The series played weekday mornings just as school (grade 9 then) was starting, so I ended up with quite a few tardy notes that year. I remember it running for nearly 6 weeks, so I think the full 26 episodes were broadcast.

Great space opera pre-cursor for watching Star Wars 2 years later.

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Actually, Yamato was on an early draft of the list, but I realized I'd omitted something else and took it off. I suppose that was a mistake.

Robotech/Macross probably does deserve a slot on that as well. Honestly, I missed it when it was on TV in the US, and only when I was an adult did I watch Macross Plus, so I think that's more of my personal bias showing through. Smiley: lol

I guess there's no reason to limit it to 20, although if we wanted to list all the influential series from the last 50 years, it'd be closer to 200-300. This was meant to be more of a primer for someone whose only exposure to anime so far has been DBZ and Pokemon reruns and Naruto episodes they found off the web.

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Just out of curiosity, which vancouver? The Evil Canadian one, or the good one down in Washington state?
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#36 Jun 21 2011 at 2:18 PM Rating: Decent
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No Ghost in the Shell?

Akira came before, but I believe it was Ghost in the Shell that really brought manga and especially anime to Europe. Granted, not the US.

Wouldn't "Spirited away" not also have to be on the list? It got an oscar, the first Japanese anime that got one.

And no Rurouni Kenshin? (granted, the series were not good, apart from the second season, but the movie was absolutely brilliant)
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Wouldn't "Spirited away" not also have to be on the list? It got an oscar, the first Japanese anime that got one.
There is My Neighbor Totoro, which is also by Miyazaki. I've never seen it, but I was told it's probably one of his best.
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#38 Jun 21 2011 at 2:29 PM Rating: Good
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In addition, it popularized something else that sticks with anime to this day.
Half naked kids saving the day on a weekly basis?
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A less ancient Ur-example: the 1963 opening for Astro Boy, the first Anime Theme Song.
That was my second guess.
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Wouldn't "Spirited away" not also have to be on the list? It got an oscar, the first Japanese anime that got one.
There is My Neighbor Totoro, which is also by Miyazaki. I've never seen it, but I was told it's probably one of his best.


My Neigbour Totoro is fun, don't get me wrong, but Spirited Away is imo better. Visually and story wise, it's a very good movie.
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Zieveraar wrote:
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Wouldn't "Spirited away" not also have to be on the list? It got an oscar, the first Japanese anime that got one.
There is My Neighbor Totoro, which is also by Miyazaki. I've never seen it, but I was told it's probably one of his best.


My Neigbour Totoro is fun, don't get me wrong, but Spirited Away is imo better. Visually and story wise, it's a very good movie.
I agree, I really like Spirited Away. Princess Mononoke is also amazing. Ponyo (the third and latest Miyazaki film I've seen) wasn't nearly as good, IMO. But it's probably freaking amazing while high.
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#41 Jun 21 2011 at 3:01 PM Rating: Good
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Ponyo (the third and latest Miyazaki film I've seen) wasn't nearly as good, IMO. But it's probably freaking amazing while high.
I'm pretty sure I decided for all of us that Ponyo never be mentioned.

Edited, Jun 21st 2011 5:03pm by lolgaxe
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LockeColeMA wrote:
Zieveraar wrote:
LockeColeMA wrote:
Zieveraar wrote:

Wouldn't "Spirited away" not also have to be on the list? It got an oscar, the first Japanese anime that got one.
There is My Neighbor Totoro, which is also by Miyazaki. I've never seen it, but I was told it's probably one of his best.


My Neigbour Totoro is fun, don't get me wrong, but Spirited Away is imo better. Visually and story wise, it's a very good movie.
I agree, I really like Spirited Away. Princess Mononoke is also amazing. Ponyo (the third and latest Miyazaki film I've seen) wasn't nearly as good, IMO. But it's probably freaking amazing while high.


I felt like Ponyo would have made a solid kid's movie, if the kid in question was familiar with ancient Japanese mythology. Smiley: lol

Found it to be decent, but not great.

Haven't seen the others, save Princess Mononoke, which I enjoyed.

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#43 Jun 21 2011 at 3:33 PM Rating: Good
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Your list is bad and you should feel bad.

Not having Crayon Shin-chan in a list of significant anime is like is like not having The Simpsons in a list of significant American cartoons.

No Astro Boy, no Yamato as others have mentioned, the list started off well enough but quickly tapered off.
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I really wish companies would stop making animes out of manga that are DEFINITELY not going to be anywhere close to finished by the time the anime catches up with them. It just makes everything worse. Naruto had years of filler, and still has a filler arc every other (which is why I haven't watched it in a loooooong time, though I've also stopped reading it). Bleach has small arcs every so often, so I generally just wait several months and then catch up on the actual plot episodes.

But the one that brought on this rant? Fruits Basket. The manga was great and, up to the point it diverged, the anime was too. It's just so depressing to think that we could have had the entire series animated, instead of just the first several chapters.

Grrr.

(I was reminded of this after FB came into my recommended list on Netflix).
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I wish some studio would pick up the rights to *******!! and finish the anime.
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Flame of Recca and Ranma ½ both need to be finished, and Soul Eater needs a Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood style reboot.

I'd also like the continuation of Hajime no Ippo, but with the stipulation of no fight go longer than four episodes, preferably less.


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I only got about halfway through Soul Eater--was liking it a lot, but got too busy and needed to stop. Then I couldn't really remember what happened and... well... y'know.

At what point does it begin to deviate from the manga?
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The manga is on chapter 87 atm. I think the really huge deviation begins at chapter 60, after the arachna fight. There were minor deviations before then.
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Paprika


I found a copy of this one at my local rent-a-movie, so I managed to convince the cute clerk that she should sell it to me and she did. It's a pretty psychedelic movie, but the visuals and music is stunning.

Love that movie.

Edit: Also, I recommend Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? It's hilarious.

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The manga is on chapter 87 atm. I think the really huge deviation begins at chapter 60, after the arachna fight. There were minor deviations before then.


Hmmm, I can't remember if I got there or not. I definitely passed the point where she started collecting the engine things, though.
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But, really, there's no reason not to also watch Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle as well. And Kiki's Delivery Service. Oh, and duh, Princess Mononoke.

There are plenty more where those came from, and all are brilliant, sooooo...
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