Post by Icemael (17 posts) See mini bio Level 7

General Discussion » Anime with extraordinary animation.

This is great. Lots of stuff I haven't seen. Thanks!

@Hibaru:@Superevil225: I'm watching Ao no Exorcist and Bakemonogatari at the moment. The art is really nice, but I wouldn't say that the actual animation is particularly impressive.
Post by Icemael (17 posts) See mini bio Level 7

General Discussion » Anime with extraordinary animation.

I don't watch much anime these days, and haven't for some years. I simply don't enjoy the vast majority of the new stuff that's popular or has been recommended to me. However, almost all the anime I have  enjoyed recently has one thing in common: the animation has been extraordinary. I'm talking about stuff like Ponyo, Arrietty, Sword of the Stranger and Redline. I absolutely love traditional animation, and it is truly a joy -- particularly in this day and age, when CG is becoming increasingly dominant in the world of big-budget animated feature films -- to see it not only live on, but reach greater heights than ever before.

Alas, since I don't follow anime news anymore, I often miss these movies. For instance, I only learned of Redline when some posted about it on GiantBomb's forum a couple of days ago, and while I don't remember the particulars, I believe I wouldn't have discovered Sword of the Stranger either if not for a similar stroke of luck. That's why I've created this thread. Basically, it's for posting about anime films that you love or are eagerly anticipating purely -- or at least in large part -- because of their exceptional animation (TV series are also acceptable, but I imagine we won't see that many of those since they rarely feature the same quality of animation as feature films for obvious reasons). I am especially interested in recent anime, but if you want to post about older stuff that's perfectly fine as well.
Post by Icemael (17 posts) See mini bio Level 7

General Discussion » RC car anime I can't remember the name of.

@Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto said:
Bakusou Kyoudai Let's and Go
This was it. Thanks!

@cfatalis said:
What are you on? Mini 4 WD is not RC, there is never a radio controller for it
I remembered wrong.
Post by Icemael (17 posts) See mini bio Level 7

General Discussion » RC car anime I can't remember the name of.

I can't find any information about there ever being a Hot Wheels anime (and this was definitely an anime, not a Western cartoon), and I know it wasn't Transformers-related because the cars were small and not sentient.
Post by Icemael (17 posts) See mini bio Level 7

General Discussion » RC car anime I can't remember the name of.

Around a decade ago, while in Malaysia, I saw a couple of episodes of an anime centered around boys competing with RC cars. It took this to ridiculous levels, with world championships and races in volcanoes and shit. I presume the show was made to sell toys, much like the shows involving Yu-Gi-Oh cards and Beyblade tops and all the other stuff that's popular with kids these days.

Does anyone know what show I'm talking about? I'd really like to know the name. Remembering the show but not what it's called bothers me.
Post by Icemael (17 posts) See mini bio Level 7

Just Anime » Trying to get into anime again, need recommendations.

@John_Martone said:

" Well, could you list some of the stuff you've been checking out recently that you haven't liked?"

To Aru Majutsu No Index, D. Gray Man, Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei (this one was especially disappointing, seeing as the first season was fantastic), To-LOVE-Ru, Koihime Musou, World Destruction and Zero no Tsukaima: Princess no Rondo
 
I'll check out Maria+Holic.
 
@Boddington: Never heard of it, but I'll try it out.
Post by Icemael (17 posts) See mini bio Level 7

Just Anime » Trying to get into anime again, need recommendations.

@Destinyheroknight: @Sigue: @PenguinDust: Thanks, I'll check all of those out!
Post by Icemael (17 posts) See mini bio Level 7

Just Anime » Trying to get into anime again, need recommendations.

@Destinyheroknight: I'm already following the Full Metal Alchemist manga, but thanks anyway.
 
@JJOR64: Nope, I'll make sure to check them out. 
 
@Destinyheroknight: I used to follow that one, but after reaching a certain point I wasn't really feeling it anymore, and stopped watching. I appreciate the recommendation, though.
Post by Icemael (17 posts) See mini bio Level 7

Just Anime » Trying to get into anime again, need recommendations.

I pretty much stopped watching anime roughly a year ago, but recently, I've been trying to get back into it again. However, I've got a problem: all the anime I've attempted to watch over the last couple of weeks have been bad.  
 
So embarrassingly bad, in fact, that watching any of them for more than three minutes at a stretch makes me feel like paying a visit to the "creative" minds behind them and rip their presumably empty hearts out(you may have noticed that I wrote "creative", and not creative; this is because while taking a dump is, in a sense, "creative", it's not what most people immediately think of when they hear -- or in this case, read -- the word). Stereotypical characters, stereotypical plots, and jokes so played out, so cookie-cutter, that they make Dane Cook seem genuinely funny
 
As you can see, I'm in desperate need of recommendations.
 
I'm looking for two anime to watch; one that's funny, relaxing, nonsensical, and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside; and one that's serious, exciting, and clever, with an intriguing, page-turner story. To clarify, I'm looking for something in the vein of Lucky Star, Gintama, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei and Ouran High School Host Club, and something in the vein of Death Note, Code Geass, Wolf's Rain and Monster
 
If you know of any anime that don't fit either of the two descriptions, but that you still feel are essential, please, post them; while I'm not actively looking for anything outside the feel-good/comedy/slice-of-life and action/thriller/mystery genres, I appreciate any and all recommendations. Keep in mind though, that I'd like to avoid cookie-cutter crap like Bleach, To Aru Majutsu no Index, Zero no Tsukaima and the like at all costs. 
 
Thanks in advance!
Post by Icemael (17 posts) See mini bio Level 7

General Discussion » if you could date a anime character who would it be!?

Konata. She's just like me - a hardcore gamer who watches anime and reads manga, and who is lazy as hell when it comes to school.


Post by Icemael (17 posts) See mini bio Level 7

Editing & Tools » Air dates?

I see, thanks!
Post by Icemael (17 posts) See mini bio Level 7

Editing & Tools » Air dates?

Yeah, but I didn't get any points on my profile page either, probably because of the delay that happens sometimes. Anyway, as I said I can only see one field without a flag, and the date I fill in shows up as the American one on the episode page. Is anyone else having this problem?
Post by Icemael (17 posts) See mini bio Level 7

Editing & Tools » Air dates?

I only see one field when editing, no flags. The dates I fill in show up on the episode page with an American flag. I also noticed no points are gained for editing episode titles and release dates...
Post by Icemael (17 posts) See mini bio Level 7

Editing & Tools » Air dates?

When adding an episode's air date, should I use the original Japanese one or the English one?(I suppose it's the Japanese one, but I just want to make sure)
Post by Icemael (17 posts) See mini bio Level 7

Bug Reporting » Disappearing text.

I put quite a lot of time into writing a text for the Nagisa Furukawa page, but when I clicked "Preview", all of it disappeared! Any idea why?
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