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SlashPrower
15th Aug 2010, 15:46
Anime

There are actually very good animes out there. None of that Inuyasha-Dragonball-Z-Sailor-Moon crap, actually good shows. You just have to know where to look. For most of these, I'm just going to post a quick video clip- for some, I'll talk for a bit about them. All of these have English dubs.

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Hellsing

If you hate Twilight vampires, this is the series for you. Alucard, a vampire bound in service to the Anglican church, and Seras Victoria, a policewoman turned newly formed vampire, fight various other monsters. Along the way, they come into conflict many times with the Irish Catholic church and Father Anderson, a rather nice man who is also a bat**** crazy lover of knives.

English dub was passable.

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Death Note

Some of you might know about this one. Light Yagami finds a notebook (dropped by a shinigami out of boredom) that claims that anyone's name written in it will die. When he tries it out, he finds that it works, and he quickly descends into a sociopath who's goal is to kill all the criminals and bad people in the world, then rule over the world as a new God. What follows is an interesting cat-and-mouse game between Light and a respected detective known only as L.

This series was fantastic, but kind of got worse after the first 20 episodes. I found Misa supremely annoying, so that's when it started to go downhill for me.

English dub was good.

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Fullmetal Alchemist/ Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

This is the most mainstream of the anime here, shown on Adult Swim a lot. There's not much of a difference between the two early on, but Brotherhood follows the manga much more closely while the original goes off in its own direction. And man, are both awesome.

They're also some of the few anime to have pretty much all of the female characters be competent, strong, and sensibly dressed. Just look at Riza and Winry-

http://images.absoluteanime.com/fullmetal_alchemist/riza%5B2%5D.jpg

http://images.absoluteanime.com/fullmetal_alchemist/winry.jpg

English dub for both was excellent- the same voice actors were used. Out of all the anime here, these two are probably my favorites.

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Fooly Cooly

This series was WEIRD. I can't really tell you what it's about...

English dub was good.

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Cowboy Bebop

This one's about a trio (well, there's four if you count Ed) of bounty hunters named Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, and Faye Valentine. It was too short-lived for such a good series...

English dub was good.

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Honorable mentions: Elfen Lied, D Gray-Man

So, yeah. Try watching one of these.
JRPGs

Okay, I'll make this one short since I very much doubt any of you will ever buy these games ever. This just exists to show you that there are good JRPGs out there behind all the Final Fantasy whatever.

These games are all for the PS2.

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Shadow Hearts: Covenant, Shadow Hearts: From The New World

With an odd battle system that relies on perfect timing and weird characters, it's a shame that this series is so obscure. Both plots are well-done, although Covenant's was a little better and a lot darker than the more light-hearted From The New World. Both also feature insane versions of history.

Hell, in what other game can you play as Anastasia Romanov fighting bad guys or team up with a giant talking drunken cat who works under Al Capone?

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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3, Persona 4

These are touted as some of the best JRPGs out there, and for very good reason. I highly suggest checking them out. Really, if you're looking for a good JRPG then you can't get much better than the Shin Megami Tensei series.

Morphilms
15th Aug 2010, 21:50
I agree with 95% of your anime choices, except FullMetal, I found it gayer than Vegeta's secret love for Goku! But it's your opinion, so I won't knock it. Thought you would have had some Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex or Paranoia Agent, or even Samurai Champloo.

Bang.

ohitspatty
15th Aug 2010, 22:15
I don't like most of anime not because of the content but because the style bothers me.

joe the janitor
15th Aug 2010, 22:39
I don't like most of anime not because of the content but because the style bothers me.
This.

SlashPrower
15th Aug 2010, 23:41
Thought you would have had some Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex or Paranoia Agent, or even Samurai Champloo.

Bang.

SON OF A ***** I FORGOT GHOST IN THE SHELL

I love Ghost in the Shell. The other two I haven't seen, but I've heard of Samurai Champloo.

joe the janitor
16th Aug 2010, 00:01
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SovietAmerika
16th Aug 2010, 00:20
the only anime i really liked alot was a one time 30 minute video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdGYaFDPlks)

Morphilms
16th Aug 2010, 19:22
It's easy to forget Ghost in the Shell, it's not that famous...:rolleyes::D, Samurai Champloo is made by the same guys as Bebop, with the voice of spike again the main character, plus I know it's contreversial and confusing but where is Neon Genesis in this list?

I wish I could have gotten into the final fantasy stuff more but at the time I wanted action NOW, not turn based an level upping, still like some of their anime or cgi stuff though

Brackstone17
16th Aug 2010, 19:38
I still dislike anime on the basis that the art style just doesn't jive with me (that's the most polite way I can put it).

On to other things people hate that are actually alright...

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It's good in moderation. I think a lot of people use too much of it, and then hate it because it's too overpowering.

Bevacur
16th Aug 2010, 20:37
I hate everything about anime. It is just down right stupid, everything is over used, everybody is white, ripped or for females, have a massive rack.

I never seen an Asian with massive melons, apart from porn or bra adverts.

Pre-teen hero? Check. That annoying cute and innocent *****? whose feet and like linked together (that really bothers me with the innocent personality and with the ******* little giggles) Check. Over the top and annoying hairstyle's? Check. That big massive flamboyant f'ed up retard? Check.

I hate it. I still don't understand, why use swords when you have guns? Why fight big **** off monsters with a ******* sword that weighs as much as you do and as tall as a ******* tree?!

Oh and everything is just waaaay too dramatic. Like some guy with a wardrobe malfunction comes in, guns blazing, doing some magic voodoo **** with some massive frog or *insert animal here* behind him.

Anime is confusing. I was cruelly tricked into thinking this...thing was a girl...and to my horror it was a...a...sorry i am just too traumatised.


Gotta love Twiglets! Pretty much the same as Brackstone's reply, either you love it or hate it as Twiglets just taste the same as Marmite (both contain yeast) but Twiglets are more tangy, which i like.

JackGordon
16th Aug 2010, 20:58
I hate everything about anime. It is just down right stupid, everything is over used, everybody is white, ripped or for females, have a massive rack.
Seconded.