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Socoder -> Film + TV -> Anime Picks

Mon, 24 May 2010, 03:43
Been a while since I watched one, but Joe Mallozzi's blog (writer for Stargate) got me reminiscing.

Storylines that follow through!!!

What are your faves?

Joe picks his top 25 from what can only be described as a ginormous collection of dvds!!

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Mon, 24 May 2010, 04:44
Evangelion and Ghost in the Shell rule. They are the best. Cowboy Bebop wasn't that great; I personally think it's way overrated. Ninja Scroll, Trigun and Death Note are others that were good.

Cyber City (which isn't on the list) is a personal favourite of mine. And of course Akira.
Mon, 24 May 2010, 08:49
Here's my pick:

Ghost in the shell
Lupin III
Battle Angel Alita
Fist of the north star
Detroit Metal City
YuYu Hakusho

I'm on the fence about Cowboy Bebop. I loved it on up until the end- then i was left with a bitter taste in my mouth. For those who've seen it will understand but Seriously guys? Both of them? Fucking cop-out....

Also feel that way about Ghost in the shell: SAC, the ending seemed rushed...

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Mon, 24 May 2010, 10:01
Mog Also feel that way about Ghost in the shell: SAC, the ending seemed rushed...
I agree, it was a real anti-climax. But it does fit the whole SAC world perfectly.
Mon, 24 May 2010, 11:42
and Barefoot Gen, saddest anime ever.
Mon, 24 May 2010, 12:39
I don't watch anime, but I really should give it a shot. What's the best starting point?
Mon, 24 May 2010, 14:13
Get a series, watch it, end of.

One thing that's really good with anime (and not so good with western TV) is that because it's all animated they can have less cheap talking sections. This means the plot can revolve at a much higher pace, which in turn is more exciting.

I'd personally recommend Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex or Neon Genesis Evangelion. Both are very highly rated and critically acclaimed. You'll love them, like them but prefer something else, or hate all anime.

Code Geass is another excellent series.
Mon, 24 May 2010, 14:50
Another vote for Neon Genesis Evangelion. The ending of that is a bit.. um.. ... .. urm.. .. But you'll love it!

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Mon, 24 May 2010, 14:57
Only thing Ive watched is death note I think, did like it.
Tue, 25 May 2010, 04:08
I like a lot of anime, so let's see how many I can remember..

Gurren Lagann
Eureka Seven
Fullmetal Alchemist (both series)
Daughter of Twenty Faces
Ghost in the Shell
Code Geass
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Kimi ni Todoke
Cowboy Bebop
Battle Angel Alita
Fist of the North Star
|edit| Berserk |edit|

I haven't finished watching a few of them (Ghost in the Shell, Zetsubou Sensei, easily haven't finished Fist of the North Star, and probably one other but I can't remember which), but I generally finish watching everything I like. Also, unlike most people, I hate Evangelion. I honestly don't know how people can enjoy that trainwreck of a show.
Tue, 25 May 2010, 14:20
Is Hellsing any good? Someone just recommended it to me.
Tue, 25 May 2010, 15:50
Very good, but if you don't like violence, it's not for you.
Tue, 25 May 2010, 15:54
Ruroni Kenshin!

HANDS down!
Tue, 25 May 2010, 16:12
Cower Very good, but if you don't like violence, it's not for you.
Then it's for me!
Tue, 25 May 2010, 20:00
Evil Roy Ferguso
I second most of Noel and Mog's lists, especially Fist of the North Star. Now that's a manly show.

I also add:

Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku (The Legend of Koizumi)
Great Teacher Onizuka
Yakitate!! Japan
Wed, 26 May 2010, 01:22
Oh yeah, I totally forgot to add Yakitate. Can't go wrong with that.