The Anime Thread: It's not just for kids! It's deep! It's EMOTIONAL!!!


#121

Team Rocket also finally wins against Ash, in a legit fight


#122

Everything I’ve heard about Pokemon Sun and Moon the anime has made me want to watch it but I don’t want to try catching up on it since I think it’s already close to 20 episodes


#123

I started with episode 12; its brainless enough that you can figure out what’s going on within about two minutes of each episode.
@LumberjackBonanza And even better they have no idea what they’re supposed to do


#124

I made a thing, figured this would be the most relevent thread.


#125

I just started watching Monster the other day. I’m only up to episode 7, and it’s interesting so far. I’m not too sure how it will go on for 70 episodes though. Anyone here have any opinions on this show?


#126

I watched the first episode a while back and it didn’t really grab me…


#127

I stopped at around, say… episode 40-50 or so? I lost steam watching it because I watched it at a marathon pace (which i recommend you not do in general if you want to enjoy it to it’s fullest), and I really want to get back into it!

also love the first ending song


and the music mainly used for the “on the next episode” segments sticks with me


#128

Said earlier I might talk about some favorite anime movies and OVAs, so here’s that.

Belladonna of Sadness – Massive trigger warnings for this one. Terrifying psychedelic drama about a young woman in rural medieval France who makes a pact with a demon. Made in 1973, recently rediscovered and given limited theatrical showings in the US.

Cyber City Oedo 808 – DICK SPLASH!! Campy 80s cyberpunk courtesy of Yoshiaki Kawajiri, with the best English dub ever made.

Dirty Pair Project EDEN – Kei and Yuri go up against a mad scientist, and there’s a lot of cheesy 80s music, fluid animation, and a fantastic James Bond-style title sequence. This movie fucking rules.

Mind Game – Masaki Yuasa, the director of Tatami Galaxy, Ping Pong, and Kaiba, started with this wildly inventive fantasy that’s mostly about being stuck in your 20s, death, and finding purpose in life. Contains the best depiction of God in a motion picture.

Mobile Suit Gundam 0080 War in the Pocket – The story of a boy, a terrorist, impending nuclear annihilation, and one magical Christmas you’ll never forget!

Neo-Tokyo (aka Labyrinth Story) – Scifi short films by Rintaro, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, and Katsuhiro Otomo. Less than an hour long but full of wonderfully weird and creepy visuals.

Redline – A futuristic grand prix race on a distant planet. It has impressive (and entirely hand-drawn) animation, plenty of goofy alien designs, and impossibly cool cars. Sort of a movie version of F-Zero. Took its director about six years to make it. Don’t be put off by the fact that the cover has a glowing review from Harry Knowles; it’s actually good.

Robot Carnival – Another compilation of short sci-fi stories bookended by the titular Robot Carnival (another Otomo creation). Highlights include an 1800s giant robot fight, a Fantasia-inspired chase between a sleepy drunk and a city full of deadly robots, and fun at a futuristic theme park. Skip Presence, it sucks.

Roujin Z – A military technology company designs a caretaking bed for the elderly, that handles day-to-day functions without the need of a human assistant. A prototype bed, with an elderly man strapped into it, gains sentience and goes on a sort of journey of discovery/rampage absorbing all technology in its path. Oh, and the bed can talk, and takes on the voice of the elderly man’s deceased wife. A young nurse, who was the man’s caretaker, has to outwit the military and save the man before it’s too late. Otomo mechanical and character designs, with art direction and set design by Satoshi Kon. And it’s a comedy.

The Venus Wars – Late 90s early 2000s Scifi Channel staple about a resistance force on a future terraformed Venus in the midst of a civil war. The characters are quite compelling, even thru a rushed third act. Eye-popping animation and a rockin’ soundtrack.

All of Satoshi Kon’s features and TV series. Just watch ‘em. They’re good.

Goes without saying but most of Ghibli/Miyazaki/Takahata’s output such as Horus: Prince of the Sun, The Castle of Cagliostro, My Neighbor Totoro, Grave of the Fireflies, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Only Yesterday, Porco Rosso, Whisper of the Heart, On Your Mark, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, The Tales of the Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There, The Red Turtle


#129

A plan I’ve had for a while is to watch visually unique or very stylish anime like Belladonna of Sadness and Redline, but I don’t really have a list outside of about 5 anime. Most of the list is actually at least mentioned on your list.


#130

I would like to bring up Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Gatchaman Crowds, Nichijou, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun, and Gundam Build Fighters. Also Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure again, because JOJO.

All of these are good.


#131

Seconding this, as well as Build Fighters Try, which is sadly probably the closest we’re ever gonna get to another G Gundam
(also BOTH SERIES are available on youtube in full for free on the official Gundam youtube channel because they are saints)


#132

I don’t think it’s very popular but one of my favorites is “Pet shop of horrors” that follows a very feminine man named Count D. He basically gives people supernatural pets with a condition or rule of keeping them they have to keep, (think gremlins and the feeding rule) and if or when they break the rule terrible things happen to them.


#133

:tw: this contains a slur against homosexuals and violence so i’m giving you guys a trigger warning right now, it gets kind of grotesque in parts oh yeah this eposide also deals with drugs. :nsfw:


#134

Oh man am I the only one who posted a horror anime? I do hope that’s allowed lol.


#135

I watched Pet Shop of Horrors quite a few years ago. I remember enjoying it enough.

Nozaki-kun is the only good anime about making manga.


#136

I don’t see anyone mentioning “Black Butler” which is a really good anime though like Tokyo Ghoul I think its second season isn’t very good such a shame. also I’ll mention Tokyo ghoul season 1 I can’t stand how much worse season 2 is.


#137

Anime horror… I’m trying to think of good stuff that fits into that category. Koji Morimoto, a very talented designer and director (he did the Franken’s Gears segment of Robot Carnival, Magnetic Rose in Memories, Beyond in The Animatrix, and was an animator on AKIRA, Mind Game, and the video game Catherine) did an exceptionally creepy music video for Ken Ishii’s song “EXTRA”.
Be forewarned it is :nsfw:, contains gore, robot nudity, and strobe lighting.

@pyroi @onlerin God I want another season of that show.


#138

See, when I think about anime horror, I think about Green Green, but it’s horror for entirely different reasons:

We streamed a bit of this shitshow yesterday (as it’s always been a katsucon/valentines day tradition in my group to watch a really shitty romcom and make fun of it, and I absolutely lost it at this:

This is on the main menu of the dvd, and I had somehow missed it for years


#139

Finally, an anime that understands how breasts work


#140

I hope you didn’t do any form of drinking game during that viewing, that would’ve be dangerous.

Also hi anime thread, I’ve been lurking this thread for almost a week and haven’t posted yet. I don’t really have any preferences for genres, but I guess I prefer a movie’s pacing over a long running series.