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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:57:05

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:49:25

I'm recommending Space Dandy it is from the creator of Cowboy Bebop. The series possibly has a negative continuity.

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:18:33

What does that mean?

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:19:53
gamingeek said:

What does that mean?

It means that the continuity usually doesn't matter. The first episode the whole team dies but the next episode they are perfectly fine.

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:13:04

wtf? how is that acceptable? Zombies?

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:02:02
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wtf? how is that acceptable? Zombies?

Many fans are guessing that most of the episodes take place in a different timeline.

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:25:44

The list of anime series I've seen so far from best to worst - I won't list Steins Gate till I finish it

BEST

  • Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood
  • Fairy Tail
  • Full Metal Alchemist
  • Blood +
  • Hellsing Ultimate
  • Code Geass (middle of season 1)
  • Death Note (still watching)
  • Bleach
  • Gantz
  • Full Metal Panic FUMOFFU
  • Beserk (seen first two movies)
  • Full Metal Panic
  • Angel Beats
  • High School of the Dead
  • Clannad
  • Elfen Lied
  • X-Men
  • Blade
  • Iron Man
  • Wolverine
  • Samurai Champloo ~~(abandoned after 8 episodes)
  • Chrono Crusade ~~(abandoned after a few episodes)
  • Hellsing: Original series ~~(abandoned after a few episodes)
  • Cowboy Bebop (abandoned after a few episodes)

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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 02:00:08

Where's the cut off point for things you like and don't like?

lol@Cowboy Bebop being last. Dey gon be mad fo sho.

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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 02:08:01

GG's sig makes it look like Fairy Tail is the worst.

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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:10:12
Foolz said:

Where's the cut off point for things you like and don't like?

lol@Cowboy Bebop being last. Dey gon be mad fo sho.

There's no auto cut off point. Just when it becomes a chore to watch more. So even shows which aren't initially great that are watchable, get watched and can then get better, like Bleach, original FMA and Fairytail.

Cowboy Bebop I just could not like in the slightest, it was cold 70s style, Lupin-ish designs. And it was random chases/fights, barely any story, abominable music. I made it through 4 episodes, about 1 hour 25 minutes worth. Is there some point where it gets better? Where the stories are more involved? Is there any arc to it? I may try again at some point but I'm more likely to try Chrono Crusade again.

Hmm, I should probably include the Japanese transformer series in the list.

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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:38:35

With Cowboy Bebop there are only five episodes that follow the main over-arching storyline.

  • Episode 5 "Ballad of Fallen Angels"
  • Episode 12 "Jupiter Jazz Part 1"
  • Episode 13 "Jupiter Jazz Part 2"
  • Episode 25 "The Real Folk Blues Part 1"
  • Episode 26 "The Real Folk Blues Part 2"
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:07:58

That will make it easier to watch. What do people like about it btw? In general what is it praised for? I saw very little of it so I'm interested in why it's so loved.

From what I remember there is the main character in this suit and the whole way he moves and is animated, what he wears and all is very retro - juxtaposed against the space theme. Yet he's some kind of martial arts master.

The only reason the Marvel animes are higher than other stuff is because I managed to at least finish watching them. The Iron man anime is shite and the Wolverine one isn't much better.

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 02:14:25
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There's no auto cut off point. Just when it becomes a chore to watch more. So even shows which aren't initially great that are watchable, get watched and can then get better, like Bleach, original FMA and Fairytail.

Cowboy Bebop I just could not like in the slightest, it was cold 70s style, Lupin-ish designs. And it was random chases/fights, barely any story, abominable music. I made it through 4 episodes, about 1 hour 25 minutes worth. Is there some point where it gets better? Where the stories are more involved? Is there any arc to it? I may try again at some point but I'm more likely to try Chrono Crusade again.

Hmm, I should probably include the Japanese transformer series in the list.

I mean, on your best to worst list, how far down the list are shows that you dislike or hate, rather than like. You could have hated everything below Brotherhood for all I know. Nyaa

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That will make it easier to watch. What do people like about it btw? In general what is it praised for? I saw very little of it so I'm interested in why it's so loved.

Everything: the characters, animation, writing, dub and especially the music.

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:02:07

Dang maybe I'll try again.

I dont really hate any of them, more like "I can't watch any more of this" but in terms of couldn't like at all I think original Hellsing (which I may return to post Ultimate) and Cowboy Bebop. Also I'm slowly rewatching FMA original and it may drop below Blood + and Hellsing Ultimate.

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:58:58
gamingeek said:

Dang maybe I'll try again.

I dont really hate any of them, more like "I can't watch any more of this" but in terms of couldn't like at all I think original Hellsing (which I may return to post Ultimate) and Cowboy Bebop. Also I'm slowly rewatching FMA original and it may drop below Blood + and Hellsing Ultimate.

I dunno, the parts of the show I saw bored the hell outta me, too, except that they were pretty and the dog was cute. But the film was fun, and a lot of animes start off kinda shit anyway.

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:05:19

I wish they would make explicitly clear at what point in the series you're supposed to watch the movies at. You know, unless it's a standalone movie. The OVA thing was confusing for a while too.

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:57:28
gamingeek said:

I wish they would make explicitly clear at what point in the series you're supposed to watch the movies at. You know, unless it's a standalone movie. The OVA thing was confusing for a while too.

For Cowboy Bebop the movie is a midquel and it takes place between Episodes 22 and 23.

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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:05:02

Rewatching Original FMA, it only gets better in the Marco episodes, before that mostly it's episodic stuff.

Steins Gate, I have 6 episodes left to watch and it's going to have to be an amazing set to reach anything like the critical acclaim for it I've read online. It's one of those games/films you see and think, yeah it's good but it's not THAT good. I feel like it glosses over the CERN stuff far too easily and doesn't really concentrate on what it's good at. And that is those moment which show the ties and bonds of friendship between the characters. Those moments are either too few and far between or not really exploited in the way that other shows can.

Shows like Clannad, Angel Beats and even Fairy Tail.

Oh yeah, it probably hurts it, because I've seen the superior movie: The Girl Who leapt through Time, which handles this stuff a lot better.

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Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:51:36

I really want to wholeheartedly love Code Geass but I can't. It's still a good/great anime but would be so much better if not for this fucking turd brained idiot Suzaki in his special white better-than-everyone-elses-mech.

He's an idiotic character who I want to punch in the face everytime i see him, even the cat hates him in the anime. A giant douche who fights for the Britanians despite all the shit they pull. He's the male equivalent to a battered wife who keeps going back and standing up for her abusive husband.

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Can we please stop with the super special mech trote in anime PLEASE!

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:36:52
Forgot to add Blood C to the list:

The list of anime series I've seen so far from best to worst - I won't list Steins Gate till I finish it

BEST

  • Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood
  • Fairy Tail
  • Full Metal Alchemist
  • Blood +
  • Hellsing Ultimate
  • Code Geass (middle of season 1)
  • Death Note (still watching)
  • Bleach
  • Gantz
  • Full Metal Panic FUMOFFU
  • Beserk (seen first two movies)
  • Full Metal Panic
  • Angel Beats
  • High School of the Dead
  • Clannad
  • Elfen Lied
  • X-Men
  • Blade
  • Iron Man
  • Wolverine
  • Samurai Champloo ~~(abandoned after 8 episodes)
  • Chrono Crusade ~~(abandoned after a few episodes)
  • Hellsing: Original series ~~(abandoned after a few episodes)
  • Cowboy Bebop (abandoned after a few episodes)
  • Blood C - awful horrible, ruins Blood franchise

WORST

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