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Lucky Star » Luck Star on CR

Yeah, it's like Nichijou but with way more otaku references and less insane.

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Just Anime » Favorite Songs in Anime?

This is fast becoming my favourite. It's the OP to the OVA, although I prefer the OP to the series. That one is a bitch to find in full.

This is just a beautiful song. It makes me happy. It's even better after watching someone get horrifically murdered :P

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Pokémon » Who is your favourite Pokemon?

Charizard. End of discussion.

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Just Anime » Ouran High School Host Club

I always have the hardest time explaining Ouran without making it sound really weird. I love it though.

@DCypher: Making sense is overrated :P You ever watch Nichijou or Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei? Nothing in those shows makes any sense at all and it is glorious.

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Just Anime » I'll analyze it since you'd rather not

Hm, interesting stuff. I think you might be better off if you migrate the actual analysis to a blog post and use this thread for suggestions or shorter analyses. Seems more organised to me that way but if you prefer it this way, go for it.

By the way, I recently finished Madoka Magica and you're right, there is a whole lot of stuff to work with. The TV Tropes page is a mile long. If you look at that series and you're not a fan of downloading then you might have to push it off till summer. Assuming you're an American, the series is being released in two volumes with the second one coming out in June. Apparently, the first is already out. If you're in Europe, like me, then God knows how long it'll take for it come over.

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General Discussion » The saddest moment

So many since I love a good tearjerker.

Perhaps the worst was in Clannad After Story when Nagisa dies and then when Ushio and Tomoya die.

The last couple episodes of Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai were very sad and pretty much everything Nagato does in The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya makes me sad for her.

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Post by Neurotic (41 posts) See mini bio Level 6

Just Anime » The most frightnening animes (as in horrible) i ever saw

Yosuga no Sora, Freezing and Rosario + Vampire. Just terrible, all of them.

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Just Anime » Ok started Another and....

You absolutely should. That energy coming in unexpected spurts is called tension and suspense. I like that when someone isn't dying, it's subdued. Makes a nice change from a lot of anime just throwing everything in your face at once. Also, I don't feel that it drags at all. It's only a 12 episode series, if it were to drag nothing would get done.

Still, of course, this is all opinions and if you're in it just for the violence then maybe it's not for you.

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General Discussion » Begginer Anime Watcher

Death Note, Gurren Lagann, Fullmetal Alchemist (either series, there are two) and Code Geass are very well regarded. They're all pretty accessible, available, have good dubs and don't overstay their welcome like long running series' such as Bleach, Naruto and One Piece.

Of course you could go the traditional route and watch the 'classics' like Neon Genesis Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, Akira, Rurouni Kenshin and Ghost in the Shell. I wouldn't recommend that personally but it's up to you. I don't think they're good for beginners but they're pretty seminal.

What is it you liked about Berserk? I haven't seen it myself so I can't recommend anything more specific based on the title alone.

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Off-Topic » What are your thoughts on smoking cigarettes?

I have smoked on occasion, but was drunk for those times and did not enjoy it. I can see the appeal. The whole ritual of it seems like it can be as relaxing as the chemical side of it is supposed to be. I just wouldn't take up the habit myself. Way too expensive and I'm unhealthy enough without smoking.

As for other people doing it, that's their business. I know many people who smoke and I wouldn't dream of nagging them about it.

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Just Anime » Overrated animes

Akira. I felt like a traitor to anime fans everywhere when I thought 'Huh, well that was boring'. Same with Ghost in the Shell.

I've seen Toradora! get a lot of praise and I thought it was mediocre. I also never got into Blood+ and that seems to be well thought of.

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Just Anime » I'll analyze it since you'd rather not

@thekokapelli: I see. Well, all that surrealist stuff was kind of the reason I didn't like Paprika, I found it too opaque and impenetrable. If it actually means very little then I feel I am vindicated :P I have wanted to watch Millennium Actress for a while now but haven't got around to it yet.

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Just Anime » I'll analyze it since you'd rather not

OMGZ, you should totally do Evangelion!!1!1! /joke

I have not seen any of those anime all the way through, except GITS which I never much cared for. I started some but moved on. I like clever stuff though so I'd be interested to see an analysis of any of them. It might prompt me to pick them up/try them again. I'd be interested to see your thoughts on Magical Madoka once you can get hold of it. I'm a few episodes in and that shit is pretty insane.

As for my own suggestion, maybe FLCL? That's a got a whole bunch of crazy stuff going on and I could only get half of it.

Perhaps you could do Paprika? I hated it and didn't finish it, but apparently it's pretty important and raised a lot of issues. I'd kinda like to know what they are without ever going near that film again and people who liked it might be interested too.

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General Discussion » Looking for something to watch, recommendations appreciated.

Kare Kano has all except political subterfuge and mecha, but I'll warn you than Gainax didn't even bother to make up an ending so if you get into it, prepare to read the manga. Code Geass has mecha, politics, strong female characters and a touch of romance. However, if you don't like contrivances then the second season is probably not for you and some of the first may annoy you.

@MrASSH0LE said:

-Another

Seconded.

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Bleach » Bleach anime supposedly ending at the end of March

Bizzare that they didn't choose to do this at the time-skip, if it is a hiatus as OP suspects. Like OP, I highly doubt they'll end it altogether. That would be nuts with Kubo supposedly doing the last arc next. More likely they'll wait till that gets finished (or most way finished depending on how long it gets dragged out) and then just animate it all in one go, no filler. At least I hope that's their plan.

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Bleach » Bleach: Where Did It Go Wrong?

One of the main things I've heard people complain about is the multiple simultaneous fights, which started at the end of the Soul Society arc with Ichigo v. Byakuya, Soi Fon v. Yoruichi, Kenpachi v. Komamura + Tosen and Ukitake + Kyoraku v. Yamamoto all happening at the same time and the latter two fights are never even resolved.

Personally, I think the main problem is that Kubo made too many characters so he ended up spreading himself too thin with making all of them interesting. For example, I don't think that there needed to be so many Espadas and Vizards. Only Espadas 1-4 did anything worthwhile (Grimmjow was just a device for giving Ichigo some balls again and Nnoitora got curbstomped as soon as a competent fighter took him on) and Shinji is the only Vizard who does something worth a damn. Whilst interesting villains are necessary, Kubo already had three, he did not need to add another 10. When I stopped reading, there were so many loose ends left hanging that in no way looked as if they were going to be tied up and, from what I've seen of recent chapters, they still haven't been with the exception of one (what happened to Kensei, which to be honest I couldn't care less about anyway).

I think the point about Ichigo becoming too powerful is valid to an extent but that's just a problem with the genre.

For my sins, I intend to get caught up on Bleach and will read the final arc (although I'll probably just let it finish and read it all in one go). For all of its shortcomings, I still hold a soft spot for it since it's the series that got me into anime.

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Just Anime » First v.s. Last Anime you watched.

First: Probably Pokemon. Maybe Dragonball Z.

Last: We talking whole series or individual episodes? If it's whole series then it's probably Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. If just episode then it's ep. 16 of Persona 4.

Either way, the latest wins. All Pokemon and DBZ have going for them is nostalgia.

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Just Anime » Funny Anime's

Azumanga Daioh, Ouran High School Host Club, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Shinryaku Ika Musume, Nichijou.

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Just Anime » Favorite Underrated Anime

I've got a few that I enjoyed a lot but haven't heard talked about all that much:
- To aru Kagaku no Railgun (overshadowed by Index, I guess?)
- Gakuen Alice
- Now and Then, Here and There
- Mai HiME

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