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    Posted to on 06:27:25 - 08/07/14 (5 month ago)
    i have a hard time thinking too far back so i'll stick to recent ones

    Previous season: No Game no life , The irregular at Magic High School, Black Bullet, Chaika - The coffin princess, The world is still beautiful

    This Season i've started tracking Tokyo Ghoul, Akame Ga Kill, Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun and 2nd Season of Sword Art Online
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    Posted to on 21:05:46 - 09/07/14 (5 month ago)

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    One movie that's a guilty pleasure for me is/was Little Nemo.  Its got a lot of faults, but its one of the few nostalgic things I partake of while aware of those faults.


    Faults?

    Problems, downsides, etc.  Nostalgia Critic reviewed it.  When he did, I had one of those wide-eyed 'omg I remember this from before I started school *or maybe around that time*' at some of the artwork.

    The big problems I saw watching it, (besides an annoyingly voiced pet), were mostly related to story-telling, character development, and maybe narrative.

    1. The plot has so much over-used stuff in it, such as & including 'the liar revealed' that looking back is kinda hard to stomach.
    2. This is a big issue, none of the characters have any depth.  To a degree, that's to be expected; however, given how the movie is trying to draw you in and say this is or could be or might be real, it's a bit maddening we get maybe 2min+/- of development on the main character, nothing but maybe basic if not somewhat over-the-top exposition about who/what the others are, and it feels like if the movie was trying to give engaged feeling then leave the main character a blank slate and focus on the others.  Instead we get a blank slate and caricatures just about.
    3. Is in large part sequencing, probably unnecessary animation/scenes that could've been cut, or could've been justified had they done something like Paprika.  Heck, there's even a pretty decent sized paradox of sorts that happens early on, that's never really explained, and is a bit of a head-scratcher for how the backstory of the location developed, if you think about it based on what the movie gives.

    The movie shines, for me, in 3 areas. Music, artwork, and concept.
    1. Concept: This is debatable since there's such a long history of products and productions prior to the the animated film.  Obviously, the idea or concepts of the original materials must have been endearing enough to merit such expenditures and its possible profits were made.  Basically, little boy is visited at night and taken to the kingdom of dreams to rule over, and has some misadventures along the way.  Oversimplification, but this stuff's been around for a while and I might've messed up the description a bit.  On the bright side, get the idea without spoilers or many spoilers if I remembered that correctly.

    2. Music: Loved the music, specifically opening.  I know this is a matter of opinion, but I like the lullaby type/style opening...even if the opening is so cheap I'm kinda curious if holds any records lol.  The other music is situational, and this is musical that very well suits the mood.  Only one song or so has any words is the opening...which might be why its easier for me to remember than the music used in other scenes.  The closest movie I can think of in compare the scoring to in terms of appropriateness might be Howl's Moving Castle.  There's one good song/melody that kinda defines the film and while the rest is harder to recall you remember it's good.

    3. Artwork; this anime came out during the late 80's early 90's and looks like a walk down the holiday gift-cards sections....the classy ones that don't jokes or have that thick layer of gold foil to draw your attention to the small picture/building/scene inside.  The artwork is aimed for kids in coloring, but not in style.  Some items aren't given much detail while others are as are some of the 'effects' if you can call them that(former camp). I suppose you could call it a circus or carnival feel mixed with holiday cleanliness...for the most part both metaphorical and literal reasons.

    So yeah, great for kids that haven't become addicted to action yet and something that's relatively mild and quiet for parents.  There are some scenes that might be a bit scary but these thanks to the pacing/narrative/order of scenes I'm not quiet sure when they occur for a heads up.

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    Posted to on 09:28:43 - 11/07/14 (5 month ago)
    I wud recommend u to watch Fate/Stay Night, bacano and Durarara
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    Posted to on 10:11:10 - 11/07/14 (5 month ago)
    I'm currently watching Trigun. I ordered the DVD's on Amazon :P
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    Posted to on 11:17:51 - 11/07/14 (5 month ago)

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    I'm currently watching Trigun. I ordered the DVD's on Amazon :P

    dude you told me about Trigun like 2 years ago xD Your still trying to watch it? >.<

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    Posted to on 08:33:10 - 12/07/14 (5 month ago)

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    I'm currently watching Trigun. I ordered the DVD's on Amazon :P

    dude you told me about Trigun like 2 years ago xD Your still trying to watch it? >.<

    Yeah :D And I got the DVD's now. Now I'll have to watch all of it!

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    Posted to on 15:15:44 - 19/07/14 (5 month ago)
     

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    No Game No Life - A brother and sister who are both NEETs(google it) and they've got an obsession with winning any game they set their mind to but at the start of the anime they've become bored with their world and are challenged to a gaming god from another realm. Well not to spoil too much but they're brought into this new world run by this god where all forms of crime and violence are forbidden and the way disputes are settled is through games and gambling.


    You can find all of the episodes hosted online so just google the series and you'll find them easily and make sure to watch in 1080p since the series has some amazing animation and visuals.

    Among the best anime i ever watched, the animation and visuals are out of this world :D

    Already so impatient for season 2 so i just recently started reading the light novel :P

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    Posted to on 10:49:03 - 20/07/14 (4 month ago)
    You have to watch ao no exorcist (blue exorcist)
    or
    magi (the labryinth of magic)
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    Posted to on 14:58:49 - 23/07/14 (4 month ago)

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    No Game No Life - A brother and sister who are both NEETs(google it) and they've got an obsession with winning any game they set their mind to but at the start of the anime they've become bored with their world and are challenged to a gaming god from another realm. Well not to spoil too much but they're brought into this new world run by this god where all forms of crime and violence are forbidden and the way disputes are settled is through games and gambling.


    You can find all of the episodes hosted online so just google the series and you'll find them easily and make sure to watch in 1080p since the series has some amazing animation and visuals.

    Among the best anime i ever watched, the animation and visuals are out of this world :D

    Already so impatient for season 2 so i just recently started reading the light novel :P


    no season 2 no life xD

    so far nothing has been announced, at least i haven't "stumbled" on anything ... lots of animes don't get a 2nd season and are just left hanging ... hopefully dvd sales did well in japan, but sometimes even that isn't enough and they just stick to publishing light novels ... we'll just have to wait and see :(

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    Posted to on 14:30:53 - 27/07/14 (4 month ago)
    Surprised Bleach hasn't been posted up yet. 

    Other than that I used to watch DBZ with my dad when I was younger.
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    Posted to on 14:40:03 - 29/07/14 (4 month ago)
    Most of my suggestions have already been posted, but it seems like people forgot a few

    Wolfs rain
    Welcome to the NHK 
    High school of the dead
    Deadman wonderland 

    I can post again when / if I think of more.
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    Posted to on 20:13:54 - 29/07/14 (4 month ago)

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    Surprised Bleach hasn't been posted up yet. 

    Other than that I used to watch DBZ with my dad when I was younger.

    I think the reasons why might have to do with the number of filler episodes.  That might not be the only reason but it is the one that comes quickest to mind.

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    Posted to on 13:59:33 - 01/08/14 (4 month ago)
    Just finished Fullmetal alchemist. It was absolutely amazing (except the ending made me a little sad). I'm gonna take esper's advice and wait for a few months before I do the second one... Now to choose a new anime- No game no life. Jsnows has recommended a load of non-English films to me and every one I got around to was great, so I'll trust him (and everyone else who mentioned it) on this one!
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    Posted to on 03:53:45 - 02/08/14 (4 month ago)
    Well, that was a fairly quick one. 

    I'm embarrassed to say that I completed it in little over 13 hours. It was also really cool. I don't know what to watch next... I think I like completed anime more than incomplete.

    Maybe I'll try trigun next.
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    Posted to on 04:08:56 - 02/08/14 (4 month ago)

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    Well, that was a fairly quick one. 

    I'm embarrassed to say that I completed it in little over 13 hours. It was also really cool. I don't know what to watch next... I think I like completed anime more than incomplete.

    Maybe I'll try trigun next.

    yeah sadly No game no life ended far too quickly i wish it had continued too a 26 episode season

    i try and watch already completed series much easier that way for me since i prefer to splurge on a series just watch it till its done (unless i have to work or have other commitments).

    Trigun was one of the first couple i watched when i first started watching anime and i simply loved it as i watched it, i'd list a few things but it'd all be spoilers :P

    I'd like to suggest more but i'm i have no clue what type of genres you prefer.

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    Posted to on 10:24:55 - 02/08/14 (4 month ago)

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    Well, that was a fairly quick one. 

    I'm embarrassed to say that I completed it in little over 13 hours. It was also really cool. I don't know what to watch next... I think I like completed anime more than incomplete.

    Maybe I'll try trigun next.

    yeah sadly No game no life ended far too quickly i wish it had continued too a 26 episode season

    i try and watch already completed series much easier that way for me since i prefer to splurge on a series just watch it till its done (unless i have to work or have other commitments).

    Trigun was one of the first couple i watched when i first started watching anime and i simply loved it as i watched it, i'd list a few things but it'd all be spoilers :P

    I'd like to suggest more but i'm i have no clue what type of genres you prefer.

    You can always try The World God Only Knows :O

    Or if you're into ecchi...

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    Posted to on 11:13:38 - 02/08/14 (4 month ago)
    d gray man, another, bakuman season 1,2 and 3, code geass, darker than black, GTO, guilty crown, higashi no eden, hyouka, black butler, stein gate
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    Posted to on 16:00:39 - 02/08/14 (4 month ago)
     

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    Well, that was a fairly quick one. 

    I'm embarrassed to say that I completed it in little over 13 hours. It was also really cool. I don't know what to watch next... I think I like completed anime more than incomplete.

    Maybe I'll try trigun next.

    yeah sadly No game no life ended far too quickly i wish it had continued too a 26 episode season

    i try and watch already completed series much easier that way for me since i prefer to splurge on a series just watch it till its done (unless i have to work or have other commitments).

    Trigun was one of the first couple i watched when i first started watching anime and i simply loved it as i watched it, i'd list a few things but it'd all be spoilers :P

    I'd like to suggest more but i'm i have no clue what type of genres you prefer.

    You can always try The World God Only Knows :O

    Or if you're into ecchi...

    I don't really have a preferred genre just yet. I've pretty much liked every anime I've started watching. I like gore a fair amount and fantasy does me well. I'm all for a little fan service especially if it's funny like in no game no life, but I'm not really too keen on all out ecchi for ecchi's sake. 

    I guess I'd say fantasy, action, gore would be my favourite genres so far.

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    Posted to on 22:51:06 - 03/08/14 (4 month ago)
    If you like gore... I really recommend Elfen Lied. It is beautiful. And if that is too serious for you, Soul Eater has comical violence. At least... it's comical to me. Lots of blood. It is 51 episodes. It is not serious in the beginning and then it changes gears somewhat in. I do think you will like it.
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    Posted to on 13:53:03 - 23/08/14 (3 month ago)
    Some stuff I enjoy in no particular order.

    Outlaw star
    Dragon Ball (GT sucks but the rest was awesome)
    Cowboy Bebop
    Record of the Lodoss War
    Those Who Hunt Elves
    Slayers
    Fairy Tail
    Ninja Scroll
    Vampire Hunter D
    Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple
    Gundum (all of them)
    Street Fighter II
    Darker then Black
    Black Lagoon
    If you want me to list more just ask I could go on with a lot more and even tell you about them.
    Adding more I just thought about.
    Blue seed
    Blue Gender
    Kaze no Stigma
    Fist of the North Star
    Ah My Goddess
    Is this a Zombie
    Full Metal Panic
    Moriboto
    HunterxHunter
    Chrono Crusade
    Magic Knights Rayearth
    Devil May Cry
    Blood+

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