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Naruto » Should I even bother to start watching Naruto?

@AjayRaz: Sure thing, im happy you found it helpfull. Its to hard to find objective opinions on something like this, as I think this thread shows, so I thought I would give my take on the series. I really liked it a lot once, but then I grew into other things but I still like it overall. I can see and understand people like it even more then I did as well. Could be worth having seen some of it just to get an idea of what all the fuss is about as well.
 
 @Thebadboy: Dont use the word gay as an insult. Its stupid, immature and don't make any sens.
 
@Arjuna: Naruto is only the most popular anime show for its demographic in the US though. In Japan, One Piece is definitively more popular.
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General Discussion » IGN's top 25 Anime characters of all time

I have seen worse lists, but its extremely predictable and focusing on a handful of genres and mostly modern series, aside from cameos from Lupin III and such characters. Only three  mecha characters, and TWO of them are from evangelion? Please, you are making fools of yourselves. Where is Char, Gai Shishio and Koji Kabuto?
Post by Lance_McCloud (67 posts) See mini bio Level 6

Naruto » Should I even bother to start watching Naruto?

Thats the good and bad thing with all none ending anime, there is a lot of content, but at the least some of it is usually not that good. First of all, try to determine if you think you would even like it. If you haven't watched that many anime, its easy to me impressed with a lot of the things Naruto does (thats how it was for me when i watched it around when it just started). But you can probably find other similar, and shorter series to enjoy even more. I could give examples, but lets focus on this one series instead for now.
 
Naruto is a good show for the action and character designs. The plot isn't that great or compelling, and the characters aren't that deep. The world the series takes place in is really well portrayed and feel original though. The action is where its at, and most of the time its well animated. The animation quality differs a lot in this series though, from some of the best i have ever seen (as expected when Gainax gets on the case) to some of the worst anime i have seen. (remember the Naruto vs. Kiba fight anyone?). The action is not only well animated, but is more based on tactics and to some extent teamwork rather then overpowering the opponents like in most other shonen action series. At the least until later in the series where it shifts more towards power levels and super attacks, but there is still some tactics even then. 
 
There are many cahracters to like, and just as many to hate so you will easily find someone to like and someone to hate. Not much happens withe the characters though, except in a few cases, and then the character development can be really good. You will probably like the sporting cast more then the main characters though. Everything feel really complex though, plot events tie together and cahracters have their relations to one another back and forth, and it can make it feel like the story is really complex even though there isn't much depth behind everything.
 
The main problem with the series is the slow pacing. It they could make some sort of remake like with Dragon Ball Kai that would be neat (although there isn't really as much to cut from Naruto as there was in Dragon Ball Z i guess). Another plus with this anime is that it has the best soundtrack ever in my opinion, as its unique and not just boring orchestral themes for everything. When there is a fight the music lets you know its time to kick ass. So there are many ups and downs. Read through this and what others have to say (although its hard to get an objective take on this and other shonen action series). 
 
My ultimate suggestion is to watch the first 19 episodes
as this is the first story arc. Its well animated, give you an introduction to the main cahracters, lets you know the pacing and how the action works. Also has some good action. If you like it, keep watching some, the second story arc is probably my favorite, although its a typical tournament type setup to give stock characters some time in the spotlight (and many of them are great so this isn't a bad thing). Then the story gets more intensive, the pacing gets a bit worse and you either keep liking it, or grow tired of it.
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General Discussion » My Best Robots

Most of the Banpresto Originals are really cool. AltEisen is a fav of mine to, but I didn't want to add two mecha from the same series in the list (although there are two Gundams in my list, they are from different series and you could argue Red Frame isn't really a gundam) The Alt is cool, and has really unique weapons as well.
Post by Lance_McCloud (67 posts) See mini bio Level 6

General Discussion » My Best Robots

1: WildW├╝rger from Super Robot Wars 
Damn fast and good range of weapons. Slick design and not to Gundam like for a robot of its type. I also like the armor purging move.

2: Arbalest from Full Metal Panic 
A real robot with the powers of a super. Really neat design with a ninja refference. And the main weapon is an uncommon shotgun.

3: GaoFighGar from GaoGaiGar 
Probably the least liked GaoGaiGar form, but my favorite as it looks cooler then the rest.

4: Gundam X  
Easily my favorite Gundam. Reminds you of the classic "main character Gundam" design, but still unique. Also, Satellite Canon!

5: Godannar 
 Really neat super robot, that doesn't look to like Getter Robo or Mazinger Z like most super robots. Big plus for kick attack as finisher.

6: Alstroemeria from Nadesico
 One of few awesome things from the movie. Only weapons are the claws, but with boson jumping its a beast. Looks simple and slick.

7: Gundam Astray Red Frame from Gundam SEED Astray
Another more unique Gundam design. And Astray is way surperior to regular SEED content in general as well. Wields a katana as well.
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Battles » wolverine vs Zolo

@DJSNuva1 said:
" @Lance_McCloud said:
"Zoro learned how to cut steel when he needed to, he could learn to cut adamantium if needed. Mr. 1 was basically a clone of Wolveriene to begin with as well. "
Y'know that nothing in the MU has *EVER* broken adamantium, right? "
Yeah, but I don't think its fair to base the fight on only the rules of the fictive universe that you believe will give your favorite character the advantage. Its just like how Superman is super strong in his own universe, but is weak to magic in most crossovers. I don't deny that Wolverine will probably win the fight (although I didn't state this in my first post), but I don't think Zoros powers are to be underestimated, and based on what he has already done, I believe he could cut adamantium if needed. Thats just my opinion though. There is no right or wrong answer here because its impossible to say either way, which is why we are discussing it here to begin with.
Post by Lance_McCloud (67 posts) See mini bio Level 6

Battles » wolverine vs Zolo

Zoro learned how to cut steel when he needed to, he could learn to cut adamantium if needed. Mr. 1 was basically a clone of Wolveriene to begin with as well.
Post by Lance_McCloud (67 posts) See mini bio Level 6

General Discussion » Who is the best Gunsman/Marksman in Anime/Manga and why?

I have to agree with Kurz from FMP, really good sniper. As for gunman in general and someone that hasn't been mentioned already (you guys already mentioned most of my favorites), I would have to go with Giroro from Keroro Gunso, although he rarely use normal guns, the closest is beam rifles and often things like a huge rocket launcher or bazooka:



Post by Lance_McCloud (67 posts) See mini bio Level 6

Dupe » Object?

Devilly said:
"Lance_McCloud said:
"Devilly said:
"Already exists here made it months ago ^^"
Not bad, thats a really informative list and has good examples as well. I haven't been that active so I don't know my way around here that well yet. "
Thank you i didn`t really do a good job i hope some more fans from TV Nihon, HJU and Rangerboard come here to start finishing/fixing the stuff i put on here and i hope you do too :)"
I really like Kamen Rider but have only watched some of the latest ones so far so there isn't much I can add there I'm afraid. But I will try to add any info and contribute where I can as I really like the wiki style editing of places like this.
Post by Lance_McCloud (67 posts) See mini bio Level 6

Dupe » Object?

Devilly said:
"Already exists here made it months ago ^^"
Not bad, thats a really informative list and has good examples as well. I haven't been that active so I don't know my way around here that well yet.
Post by Lance_McCloud (67 posts) See mini bio Level 6

Dupe » Favorite Transformation

One of my favorites has to be GoFighGar from GaoGaiGar. But I guess you can debate if its a transformation or a combination move.
  


For a pure transformation, I love how they did it in Kamen Rider Kabuto, stylish and well edited to look real:
  


Post by Lance_McCloud (67 posts) See mini bio Level 6

Dupe » Object?

I suggested this page to be created and I'm sure I asked for a concept as only some characters transforms with objects, and even then they can be different objects. For example, Transformation Belt could be one object and refer to the way Kamen Rider usually transform, Magic Staff is a way magical girls usually do it and so on.
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