and it made me realize that maintaining the fanboy illusion that anime was some kind of superior-to-american-animation super art form was a lot easier in the '80s and '90s before you could actually watch a lot of it.p
― Rachel Puppetry (latebloomer), Sunday, 10 July 2011 19:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
I finished watching the entire TV run of Dirty Pair. I really think it kept up the quality through the whole run. Great animation, cool spaceships, interesting storylines, shameless fan service. That last point gets a little more blatant towards the end of the series, and they cheekily acknowledge at one of the post-credits previews, telling all Otaku to watch the next show, same time, same channel. I really like some of the mystery stories they have too.
My favorite episode has to be #17 "Come Out, Come Out, Assassin!", which has Kei and Yuri in disguises (respectively as a nun and a stewardess!) trying to find a murderous hacker aboard a space shuttle before it's sucked into a black hole. It also has a kid playing a keytar melodica, DTMF tone phreaking, and a really cool 2001-style spacewalk.
I'll watch the movies next but I just found Mind Games and Beautiful Dreamer so I'm finally going to see them afterwards!
― Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 02:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
Plus, I can't get enough of space babes.
― Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 02:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
for April Fools Adult Swim turned into Toonami for the night.seems to have been a popular choice, at least on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/adultswim/status/187004036824834049
― zappi, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 09:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
It's been a while but I found the theme of loss via relativistic effects of near-light-speed travel in Gunbuster really honestly quite moving. Also, giant mecha robots and space babes (only one gratuitous scene of space babes in communal shower iirc).
― God arrives for the apocalypse, having been traveling at the speed of (ledge), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 10:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
― (⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Saturday, 7 April 2012 18:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
Sgt. Frog is AWESOME
― Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 23:55 (11 months ago) Permalink
Rented Redline from Netflix, I've heard good things. We shall see.
― Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Thursday, 7 June 2012 00:01 (11 months ago) Permalink
Any opinions on Deadman Wonderland or Casshern Sins?
― WHEY AHR MAH DREGUNS? (DJP), Thursday, 7 June 2012 00:18 (11 months ago) Permalink
Beautiful Dreamer was in my comedy films ballot
― freebroheem (loves laboured breathing), Tuesday, 12 June 2012 12:53 (11 months ago) Permalink
Still working my way through Sgt. Frog, on maybe ep 7 or 8 by now. It's gotten less interesting tbh, but the first 4 eps are really trippy and really fun. Some of the characters have incredibly annoying voices and every so often you will have an ep that just sounds like a bunch of screeching, whining kids yelling at each other really fast. The narrator is still probably my favorite part of the show, tho Keroro and the red frog are pretty much always super rad. And the mom is good for fan service.
Has anyone seen the whole series? I like how surreal meta and fast and WTF the first bunch of eps are, but it seems to be settling down into something that, while still wacky and strange, is a little more standard episodic anime.
― Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 12 June 2012 13:13 (11 months ago) Permalink
Ok so ive been watching a few more. Some of them are really pervy, but there's nothing explicitly sexual in it. It's really pretty awesome. There was an episode where they have to fight cavity monsters and shrink down and make Incredible Voyage jokes. Then the frog who has the cavity uses a tiny robot avatar to go inside of his own mouth. Lots of Gundam references, post-post-modern silly dialog, futuristic dominatrixes, and alien space frogs freaking out and acting like Rambo follow.
There seems to be tons of bizarre alien villains, i think they fight a new one each week, though they take plenty of time to be completely and charmingly absurd about the whole situation. Like the narrator popping in to say "He has worse aim than Dick Cheney!" or resolving all plot holes by joking about it. Three of the characters are a boy with an after school Occult Club, a Manga-writer M.I.L.F., and a Gundam model-obsessed frog, so it's 100% pandering to Otaku culture. But it's in an extremely fun way!
It seems like Netflix is the very best bet, and three seasons are streaming now. Lots of the localization changes they made to names and stuff have been fixed. Like apparently the girl cat used to be called "Mr. Furbottom" in America, and now it's "Mrs.". Quality is super nice too, and this is a show that likes to bloom the screen constantly so it looks really nice in HD.
― Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 00:52 (11 months ago) Permalink
Ok that synopsis reminded me that I need to check out Excel Saga soon.
― freebroheem (loves laboured breathing), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 04:14 (11 months ago) Permalink
Sgt. Frog is pretty up-to-date with it's references. The episodes I saw made fun of the top 1% and needless corn inflation subsidies.
― Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 14 June 2012 01:27 (11 months ago) Permalink
Yup, definitely recommend Redlined. Absolutely insane, but the visuals and energy are top-notch. They even kind of almost sell the love story.
― Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Friday, 15 June 2012 17:20 (11 months ago) Permalink
watching Highschool of the Dead has reminded me why I only ever sporadically go on anime kicks; there is a LOT of panty-flashing and ridiculous breast humor in this, the apex of which is probably the scene where one of the male characters is shooting a rifle at approaching zombies while a busty female character is smacking them around with a wooden sword, nimbly doing the splits over one bullet and managing to shimmy her breasts out of the path of another bullet one at a time, in slow motion
(this is after the scene where all of the female characters get into a bath together and start squeezing the shit out of each others' breasts while asking "why are we all bathing together, anyway?")
(you may wonder, "what does this have to do with zombies attacking high school students" to which I respond "EXACTLY")
― Victory Chainsaw! (DJP), Friday, 15 June 2012 18:16 (11 months ago) Permalink
yeh there is a gif of that bullet time breastflop which seems to crop up on the web when i least expect/want it. (think i lasted about 10 mins of the first episode of HOTD)have you seen Gantz DJP? judging by your tastes you might enjoy it, lots of scenes to make you go 0.o
― zappi, Friday, 15 June 2012 19:20 (11 months ago) Permalink
tbh I've only stuck with it so far because I wanted to prove to myself I could watch a zombie thing without having nightmares; the first episode is far and away the scariest, probably because it has the least amount of panty-flashing
have not seen Gantz but based on the Wikipedia synopsis I REALLY REALLY WANT TO
― Victory Chainsaw! (DJP), Friday, 15 June 2012 19:23 (11 months ago) Permalink
lol of course this is on Youtube:
― Victory Chainsaw! (DJP), Friday, 15 June 2012 21:19 (11 months ago) Permalink
Good positioning of the "play" button!
― Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Friday, 15 June 2012 21:20 (11 months ago) Permalink
― Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 17 June 2012 03:48 (11 months ago) Permalink
saw an ep of deadman wonderland on adult swim recently and really dug it, djp!
― Mordy, Sunday, 17 June 2012 03:50 (11 months ago) Permalink
Sgt. Frog guys. It's amazing.
― Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 17 June 2012 03:52 (11 months ago) Permalink
Yeah Deadman Wonderland is totally my kind of shit, just the right mix of violence and wtf
― Victory Chainsaw! (DJP), Sunday, 17 June 2012 03:56 (11 months ago) Permalink
also kinda battle royale-esque
― Mordy, Sunday, 17 June 2012 04:09 (11 months ago) Permalink
Recently watched Paranoia Agent and FLCL and loved them to bits. Currently watching Outlaw Star and Azumanga Daioh.
Outlaw Star is like a campier, more adolescent version of Cowboy Bebop - set in a similar universe, with an expanding family of characters flying from planet to planet - only with more magic, ninja robots, space battles, and other Saturday morning cartoon stuff. A bit stilted and cliched at times, but a lot of fun to watch.
Azumanga Daioh is a slice-of-life comedy based around six schoolgirls (quiet type, sporty type, hyperactive girl and her "straight-man" best friend, child prodigy, airhead spacer). I honestly haven't laughed so much at a TV show in quite some time.
― Duane Barry, Thursday, 21 June 2012 18:15 (11 months ago) Permalink
<3 Osaka & Nyamo-sensei
― zappi, Thursday, 21 June 2012 18:21 (11 months ago) Permalink
yeah, cute/moe anime is mostly garbage but Azumanga Daioh is on a whole other level
― Chris S, Thursday, 21 June 2012 18:38 (11 months ago) Permalink
― zappi, Thursday, 21 June 2012 18:42 (11 months ago) Permalink
mind game was awesome
― barthes simpson, Thursday, 20 September 2012 12:01 (8 months ago) Permalink
absolutely adored Humanity Has Declined (Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita), which just finished. on the surface it seems like some ubertwee fairytale, but this is undercut with unsettling black humour & social satire. try the first episode, by the end you'll be thinking "what the fuck did i just watch". its also one of a bunch of Japanese speculative fiction that i've come across recently that could be described as having a "cheerful dystopia" setting, which i can't get enough of.
― zappi, Thursday, 20 September 2012 12:33 (8 months ago) Permalink