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Postby Janus%TheDoorman » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:17 pm

But, then again, am I the only one who sees a correlation between the amount of episodes in an anime, and the worse it becomes?
FLCL exists specifically to buck that trend. Gainax, the people behind FLCL are the people behind EVA as well. (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann as well. I think they form a trilogy.) EVA, very very notoriously ran out of budget with 3 episodes left to make and air. Stretching the budget was always a problem with them, and EVA was just the spaghetti finally hitting the fan.

FLCL's great in part because they took the budget for a 26 episode series and used it to make 6 episodes, hoping to stay within budget (they didn't), and as a result we have some of the best animation ever produced by people who don't call themselves Production I.G.



Moving on, anyone else reading Bakuman, the relatively new series from the guys who made Death Note?
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Postby Rei » Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:07 pm

FLCL is like Gainax on acid.
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Postby ^Peter » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:05 pm

Is anyone planning to watch Ponyo?
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Postby Mich » Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:48 am

Well, I finally watched Neon Genesis Evangelion, and End of Evangelion. That was amazing. I had to watch the first episode of FLCL as a bit of a pick-me-up when I realized it had left me really depressed (what a surprise), but that seemed right, too.

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Postby LilBee91 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:38 pm

I just watched Spirited Away again. That film never ceases to amaze.
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Postby Rei » Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:55 am

That is indeed where I picked it up from.
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Postby zeroguy » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:05 am

Wakfu.

French series, but done in an anime-like style. Based on the same universe as the MMORPGs 'dofus' and 'wakfu'. It has ridiculous-looking awesome hats, and these little birds called 'tofus' that are insanely cute. Mostly typical action/adventure shounen-y stuff, but I've found it enjoyable.

Unfortunately, english versions are only via illegal means of obtainment for now, I think. But something to look out for.
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Postby Mich » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:02 am

Wakfu.

French series, but done in an anime-like style. Based on the same universe as the MMORPGs 'dofus' and 'wakfu'. It has ridiculous-looking awesome hats, and these little birds called 'tofus' that are insanely cute. Mostly typical action/adventure shounen-y stuff, but I've found it enjoyable.

Unfortunately, english versions are only via illegal means of obtainment for now, I think. But something to look out for.
Oh, this is out? Awesome. I used to watch the trailers over and over again because they were hilarious, extremely well done, and super-fluid. Although I guess those last two go hand-in-hand.

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Postby zeroguy » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:35 am

"Out" to some degree. 22/26 episodes, and only fansubs for english.

Please to be providing links to trailers? I never saw any. Though I could just go look for them... or you could just link what you're referring to.
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Postby Mich » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:54 am

Boo, I can't find it any more. It used to be hosted on their website, and mostly consisted of the little boy (I think HE is Wakfu, but he has pants on his head, in case he isn't) making little portals, jumping through them cleverly, and introductions of the other characters.
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Postby Aesculapius » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:20 pm

Has anyone started watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood? I'm up to episode 41, I think it's great! I just wish the manga would come out sooner, though. I've read until volume 20, but I have to wait until the library gets numbers 21 and 22.

I have to say FMA is by far my favourite manga alongside Death Note and Rurouni Kenshin.
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Postby neo-dragon » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:30 pm

Yeah, I've been keeping up with the fansubs of Brotherhood. Good stuff.
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Postby LilBee91 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:48 pm

I've only watched through episode 12. I'm slacking. But I do really really love Fullmetal.
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Postby Mich » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:25 pm

I've been reading FMA, and I have to say that I find it super interesting, moreso than I expected. It's funny how I always expect the extremely popular anime/manga to be the same and follow the same formulas, but they never do.

Now if only my computer was working so I could continue reading.
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Postby BonitoDeMadrid » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:36 pm

I watched FMA: Brotherhood until episode 35 or 36 (last episode I saw, *spoiler* they were just kicking Sloth out of Briggs fortress*end spoiler*); sadly, as often happens to me with anime, there came a time when I had to do too many things, and so I quit watching.

Anyway, it's one of the greatest anime series' I've seen, if not the greatest. (Though it tends to be too talky)

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Postby zeroguy » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:39 pm

(I think HE is Wakfu, but he has pants on his head, in case he isn't)
That's Yugo (Wakfu is more like... a substance, not a character). And yes, like I said, ridiculous hats. His is not the only one.

Also, I hear Brotherhood will be airing on Adult Swim starting soon (this sunday perhaps? I could probably look it up, but eh..) if people wanted to know.
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Postby ^Peter » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:59 pm

FMA... Who reads the online scans at onemanga.com?

Brotherhood is a very good reboot of the anime. :)
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Postby ender1 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:58 pm

I finished Time of Eve. I thought it was great and of course I want more. I wish they would make it into something more than a web series.

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Postby Paul » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:42 pm

I just finished Planetes. Its basically about the lowest type of astronaut there is, space janitors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planetes

Starts off kinda slow, but it has great character development and really picks up speed as it goes.

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Postby ender1 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:53 pm

I also finished The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. I have been waiting for a non camcorder version to be subbed and just recently looked and it was well worth the wait. It makes up for the Endless Eight.

I'm working through Nodame Cantabile right now and I have Fractale in the queue.

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Postby Paul » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:58 pm

and I have Fractale in the queue.
Ooh, im watching that on hulu right now. So far i'm loving it.

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Postby zeroguy » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:26 pm

It makes up for the Endless Eight.
What on earth are you talking about? Though I haven't seen it, everything I've heard about the endless eight makes it sound like a master work of art.

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Postby ender1 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:43 pm

It makes up for the Endless Eight.
What on earth are you talking about? Though I haven't seen it, everything I've heard about the endless eight makes it sound like a master work of art.

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8 almost identical episodes in a row is no master work of art, I can assure you.

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Postby Paul » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:33 pm

Has anyone seen Strike Witch?" It was recently put on hulu and it looks like a decent alternate history fantasy anime, but I'm not a huge fan of the whole fan service thing.

Apparently, none of the female characters wear pants. But other than that, it has received decent reviews. What should I do pweb? You are my only hope.

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Postby ender1 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:46 pm

and I have Fractale in the queue.
Ooh, im watching that on hulu right now. So far i'm loving it.
I finished all of Nodame Cantabile and now watched all of Fractale that has aired. So far I like it a lot.

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Postby Janus%TheDoorman » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:09 pm

Has anyone seen Strike Witch?" It was recently put on hulu and it looks like a decent alternate history fantasy anime, but I'm not a huge fan of the whole fan service thing.

Apparently, none of the female characters wear pants. But other than that, it has received decent reviews. What should I do pweb? You are my only hope.
It's fanservice first, and awkwardly so as most of the main cast appear to be roughly 7, spectacle fights second, and only occasionally is there much plot or historical reference.
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Postby Paul » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:09 am

Thanks, thats what i needed to know. I guess i will be skipping this one then...

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Postby zeroguy » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:10 am

Wakfu season 2 has started (several weeks ago, actually; nobody told me!). I completely forgot how awesome this show is, somehow.

Mich, I swear, if you still haven't seen any of season 1 yet...
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Postby Mich » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:23 am

Mich, I swear, if you still haven't seen any of season 1 yet...
...you will what, exactly? Tell you what: punch me as hard as you can in the face. I want you to hit me as hard as you can.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:27 am

punch me as hard as you can in the face.
Wrong.
I want you to hit me as hard as you can.
Oh, so right.



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Postby ender1 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:39 am

I'm re-watching Read or Die

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Postby neo-dragon » Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:03 pm

I'm watching Code Geass. Liking it so far.
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Postby Rei » Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:24 pm

I love Read or Die so, so much, although it has been far too long since I've seen it.
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Postby Paul » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:38 pm

and I have Fractale in the queue.
Ooh, im watching that on hulu right now. So far i'm loving it.
I finished all of Nodame Cantabile and now watched all of Fractale that has aired. So far I like it a lot.
Well, i just watched the last episode of Fractale. All i can say is that it really left me wishing that there was more. 11 episodes just wasn't enough....

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Postby ender1 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:55 pm

and I have Fractale in the queue.
Ooh, im watching that on hulu right now. So far i'm loving it.
I finished all of Nodame Cantabile and now watched all of Fractale that has aired. So far I like it a lot.
Well, i just watched the last episode of Fractale. All i can say is that it really left me wishing that there was more. 11 episodes just wasn't enough....
A little too rushed. It should have been 13 episodes.


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