Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Frizz, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. Frizz

    Frizz Can't get enough of FH

    OK peeps, i've just bought my first Anime film(s) - Patlabor 1 + 2, as i keep hearing all these things about Anime being so good yadda yadda yadda. I bought Patlabor, because out of all the others, it just caught my eye the most, ahead of Neon Genesis.

    Anyone have any thoughts/recommendations on any other decent films/series. Seeing as though this is a verily much looked over genre with regards to pretty much anyone, and everyone i know.

    Thx in advance ya'll!
  2. Scooba da Bass

    Scooba da Bass Fledgling Freddie

    Excel Saga and Puni Puni Poemi, they take the piss out of both the genre and the retarded KAWAII ^_____^ fans. As such they are genius.
  3. Covenant

    Covenant Can't get enough of FH

    Patlabor rocks :clap:

    I highly recommend Akira. I've seen many other animes, but Akira is by far one of the best. Try to get the 20th Anniversary edition, if you can - the remastering and redubbing makes the film an easier watch. Just watch it with an open mind.

    Others that are worth watching are Urotsukidoji - Legend of the Overfiend (v. wierd), Fist of the Northstar, Metropolis, Appleseed, Dominion Tank Police, the Guyver series and Ghost in the Shell.

    There's a hell of a lot of anime out there, good and bad. Good places to look for cheap anime DVDs are computer fairs I've found, if you have any in your area.
  4. Doh_boy

    Doh_boy Resident Freddy

    3x3 Eyes, top, even if I haven't seen all of them.
  5. Dax

    Dax Fledgling Freddie

    Ninja Scroll
    Perfect Blue
    Ghost in the Shell
    Cowboy Bebop (all 26 episodes and the movie)

  6. Covenant

    Covenant Can't get enough of FH

    HMV round by 'ere have Perfect Blue on sale atm, anyone vouch for it before I shell out the ole hard-earned?
  7. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

    Perfect Blue is an amazing movie, its unlike any anime I have seen, its more proper film than sci fi action.
  8. stormrider

    stormrider Fledgling Freddie

    Akira has got to be your first stop I would think. It more or less was the start of anime being introduced outside Japan.
    As well from my own collection:
    Perfect Blue
    Cowboy Bebop (Movie)
    Ninja Scroll
    Ghost in the Shell
    Macross Plus (Movie)
    Blood the last vampire

    also love Fist of the North Star - must get that on DVD at some point.
    Got Lensman and Vampire Hunter D on video.
  9. Loxleyhood

    Loxleyhood Fledgling Freddie

    Watch the whole Cowboy Bebop series, it's a fantastic story and has some really beautiful moments in it. My favourite ending to any series.
  10. babs

    babs Can't get enough of FH

    Hellsing, Initial D, Trigun and Matantei Loki Ragnarok.

    For Region 2, the recent releases of Castle In The Sky, Spirited Away, Kiki's Delviery Service and Princess Mononoke are well done. Watch My Neighbour Totoro too :D

    Good choice with Patlabor btw, the first is still one of my favourites.
  11. ECA

    ECA I am a FH squatter

    First up akira, shut up, its shit.

    Really, i'm an anime fanboy, and its so amazingly overrated as a genre defining film.

    1. 3x3 eyes is indeed top.

    2. Not seen excel saga or Puni Puni Poemi yet.

    3. Dax branch out from the american fanime list please.

    4. Ch3tan. thats because you've probably watched a lot of crap, and you've missed a lot of the good filmd that have been released in anime form that havnt been dubbed etc.

    And yes Perfect Blue is a cracking film

    5. Stormrider - metropolis is good. GITS good. Macross plus - please, watch all of macross/genesis climber mospeada/southern cross & the robotech trilogy series as well.
    Blood isnt bad but FAR too short.
    Ninja Scroll - kinda crap actually.

    6. Cowboy Bebop - where do i begin? its really well animated and some great bits in it, but a little emotionally dry for a series that tries to be so involving.

    7. Babs! one of the few sane people here.

    Hellsing, Initial D, Trigun all great series.

    Not a huge fan of mononoke, its alright, not great.

    General stuff:

    Akira, its shit, get over it. Worth watching to see what the hypes about, but ultimately shit.

    Ghost In The Shell, OMG MATRIX CLONE FFS!!11oneoeneoneoene

    wachowski brothers are anime fanboys, they nicked a lot of stuff, GITS is a good film, the new series and film are good as well.

    Patlabor, got the boxset, thought it was ok, wasnt amazing.
  12. shanks

    shanks Fledgling Freddie

    Ghost in a shell: standalone complex aint that bad either. 26 episode series.
  13. Wazzerphuk

    Wazzerphuk FH is my second home

    Ignore the shouts of Cowboy Bebop - it's bloody awful. Nice animation and stuff, but the stories and characters skin the surface, it feels so empty when watching it.
  14. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

    No ECA its because while I appreciate the animation I dont care for the shambles of story lines and pointless action of most anime. Thats why I like Perfect Blue.
  15. Munkey

    Munkey Can't get enough of FH

    Cowboy Bebop and Trigun i find are the two funniest series i've watched.

    My favourite ever though has to be Neon Genisis:evangelion. Great stuff

    My mate reccomends Love Hina even though you need to watch the whole series and 3 films for it to properly conclude
  16. Yaka

    Yaka Part of the furniture

    Cowboy Bebop series then movie
    End of evanglen
    Serial Experimants Lain
    Wolfs Rain
    Initial D stage 1, 2 and 3 and the upcomming stage 4
    Now and Then, Here And There
    Last Exile
    Ghost in The Shell & Stand Alone Complex
    Battle Programer Shirase
    Big O
    Cardcaptor Sakura
    Dragonball GT
    Dragonball Z
    Flame of Recca
    Get Backers
    hajime no ippo
    Inu Yasha
    Konkiki No Gash Bell
    Last Exile
    Onegai Twins
    Ranma 1/2
    Ruroni Kenshin
    Scrapped Princess
    Stellvia of the Universe
    Record of Lodoss War
    Patlabor series + Movies
    Read or Die
    Hundred Storys
    Vampire hunter D
    Armitge III
    Great Theacher Onizuka
    Es Ohterwise
    Outlaw star

    phew me fingas hurt now:/ as also with me i may have the odd typ0 here and there
  17. ECA

    ECA I am a FH squatter

    I think you listed a lot of the popular fansubbed/imported stuff atm Yaka.
    Missed a few of the untainted classics but you cant have everything eh? ^_^

    Oh and Initial D, stages 4 & 5 are upcoming :D

    4 = live action movie
    5 = next series
  18. Yaka

    Yaka Part of the furniture

    thought 4 was the next anime

    and ID the movie was the live action made in hong kong by tsui hark
  19. ECA

    ECA I am a FH squatter

    what what? the movie is out?

    I have stages 1-3 +extra/battle
  20. Yaka

    Yaka Part of the furniture

    no its being made atm, aparently some gay south korean singer is gonna play takumi.
  21. ECA

    ECA I am a FH squatter

    oh i know about that, and the deal with bunta actor getting arsy etc.

    you said WAS so i thought you meant it was done ^_^
  22. Alithiel

    Alithiel Fledgling Freddie

    Read or Die is probably my favorite Anime. The hero's super power sounds dull (she can 'use' paper!), but is probably the most original and well thought-out abilities I've seen used for a long time.

    Other titles I'd recommend:

    Bubblegum Crisis: Metatokyo 2040, Bubblegum Crisis, Bubblegum Crash
    Macross, Macross 2, Macros Plus
    Blood: The last Vampire

    And anything by Miyazaki is definitely worth watching: Princess Mononoke, Naussica of the Winds, Spirited Away, etc...
  23. AnimeOtaku

    AnimeOtaku Fledgling Freddie

    Personally i think the must see uk pruchases would probly be Hellsing, noir, Excal saga and the original bubble gum crisis.

    If you can import or downlod then Slam dunk is probly the funniest classic series.
  24. ECA

    ECA I am a FH squatter

    Funnier than GTO?
  25. Yaka

    Yaka Part of the furniture

    no it aint funnier than gto
  26. 00dave

    00dave Artist formerly known as Ignus

    Blood the last vampire was rubbish. Vampire hunter D was good though.

    The version of streetfighter 2 by manga was spot on.

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