01-04-2012 12:06 AM - edited 09-18-2012 01:05 PM
This is from my viewing history, there is more, it cuts off after a few years though. I liked the episodes of Inuyasha I saw, but have not seen the whole series. That means Inuyasha isn't on my list. Also, I'm not really sure what anime is exactly just yet-- I'm going with 'cartoons' as a working definition though.
I am new to anime. The nice thing about Netflix is it is not hentai or manga or whatever. I never have to worry about my wife walking in-- except for the fact I am a grown man that likes to watch cartoons.
Right now I am watching X from CLAMP. It is okay.
Clannad **noel** balls in the beginning. But, it is somewhat necessary backstory for the kick ass second season where they managed to get a hold of very adult and riveting writers. I like a story that tears my guts to pieces and this is the clear winner.
Full Metal Alchemist*
Chrome Shelled Regios
Heat Guy J
Ghost in the Shell**
And the one non-anime:
Without a doubt call up all the seasons of Battle Star Galactica.
Thanks for the suggestions. I wasn't sure as to what to watch next.
Clannad is mostly about a guy student's life. The first season is tough to get through. But, the second season takes an iteresting turn and it is by far one of the better stories that I have experienced. It is a drama.
Full Metal Alchemist is a story about Two Brothers kind of out there by themselves, it is a coming of age and redemtion story. I liked it, the ending was okay. It was the first anime I really got into.
Trigun was just nice to watch and it had a good redemption story on top of an amnesiac journey story.
Gungrave is another redemption story, anyone else seeing a pattern. Sheesh
Last Exile is a lot like Full Metal Alchemist, but it is a pair of childhood friends and they are flying their parent's vanship.
Aeon Flux is from MTV that I watched as a kid, I just wanted to see it in order. Read the story about cloning independently from the cartoon, it is interesting.
Chobits It is a story about anthropomorphic robots, one of which is special and a normal ?college? age guy finds it.
Angel Beats relatively good, school age kids fighting each other in a school arena, twist at the end
Chrome Shelled Regios a skilled fighter gets expelled from an elite group, gets picked up by a roving city that is run as an academy
Heat Guy J a slacker with a sharp wit gets a detective type job with an android partner via nepotism, unravels a kind of tangled story
Ghost in the Shell** very famous anime series toys with the ideas about what it means to be human
Avatar the last airbender is hunted because he is the avatar-- the one being that can manipulate all four natural forces
Astro Boy old cartoon that is kind of like a pinocchio clone
I evenutally made a favorites list.
I'll keep this later post on page 8 updated:
01-04-2012 02:27 AM
All The Ghost In The Shell Of Course.
Devil May Cry
Why did you bump a 2010 thread to reccommend stuff to someone that hasn't logged on in over a year and a half?
There are other rec. threads that are more recent. And by people that are still here.
01-04-2012 12:35 PM
For the search terms I put into google, this (specifically) was on the first page high in the search results. An older page will score better than an identical newer page. So, the related threads you are recommending (non-specifically) will not likely be seen by people that are similar to myself. This was the main reason for my post here.
You saw that I replied to the root of the thread, which was the appropriate thing to do as I thought I could add some new value to the conversation and did not have anything to say to any specific user. In regards to people that have over 35,000 posts on a single forum I can see why my actions might look illogical. I on the other hand use the whole Internet and choose to improve it for any reason (or no reason at all) by whim.
Because I am addressing you directly, I am replying to your post. The post before me was from last October in 2011. So this being early in 2012, it's not like I resurrected something from the stone age.Please be happy I am participating in the same community you are a part of and adding valid and well organized value. Please take note. You may be significant. But it is not yours, you did not pee on it. That is the impression you are giving whether it is your intention or not. From my perspective, you would be better off guiding people that would create new threads to existing older threads and asking mods to consolidate where appropriate. Furthermore, you should reply to the user's post when you are asking questions. The only reason I saw this was because I finished X and came back to choose something else to watch from the lists provided by users that posted before I did.
We can be friends in the future, but simmer down and think about what you are doing when you are doing it.
Everyone is dumb. Even me.
Everyone seems to think I'm smart. I'm not. I'm just not as dumb most of the time.
01-04-2012 01:53 PM - edited 01-04-2012 01:54 PM
I wasn't actually asking you. I misread the dates on the previous posts and thought the post I was replying to had been made only a few days ago, rather than back in Oct. As in to say, I didn't actually realize you'd been the one to bump it.
But, no, having 35,000 posts doesn't mean I look for threads using Google. It means I probably use the in-site search engine, considering how rarely much of anything from the ASMB actually shows up on Google. So, I don't really see how I'd come to that conclusion....?
01-04-2012 06:18 PM
01-04-2012 09:50 PM
I just found out that Netflix doesn't have nearly enough Bleach. If anyone hasn't seen Howl's Moving Castle, I suggest you do. It's a great anime movie.
01-05-2012 06:19 PM
Baccano! and Soul Eater
01-09-2012 01:08 PM
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
Gankutsuou was different enough from the oldie-moldie story that keeps getting rehashed to make it it's own new thing.
X was unusual, it was straight-forward and I respect the ending even if the whole was not worth five stars. If you want a different type of apocalypse story, this is one of those.
Going to give Dead Leaves a spin.
01-09-2012 03:48 PM
01-09-2012 07:35 PM
Check my first post, it's there. Angel Beats was good. I just thought there were others that were somewhat better.
Waiting on Air to be licensed to Netflix since Angel Beats was good and they also did Clannad which I thought was excellent.
If you liked Angel Beats, try possibly Chobits.
01-11-2012 12:50 AM
Yeah, season 1 of Clannad was not great.
It's season 2 that is the reason you should keep your head down and get through it.
Season 1 is for twelve year old girls and boys-- season 2 has some hard core things to think about in it.
The content becomes dark and horribly interesting.
It makes better sense if you watch things from beginning to end.
01-11-2012 10:44 PM
01-12-2012 12:49 AM
Tokko was good; however, there is only one season and there are no current plans for the second season to happen.
Dead Leaves was horrible. I had to create a new category for it.
01-12-2012 01:39 AM
01-12-2012 01:42 AM - edited 01-12-2012 06:21 AM
01-12-2012 02:05 AM
Ah I forgot about Mushi-shi. Great anime! But, absolutely no plot, and every episode is unrelated. I'm sure there's someting else I'll remember at some point, but that's the gist of it for now.
01-13-2012 03:46 AM
Gantz (although not on Netflix) is pretty amazing and by far one of the most "brutal" anime I've ever seen, also quite emotionally engaging and what a great idea for a show.
I do believe Blue Gender is on Instant Play now, however, so is the movie. The series: A+, amazing anime, great story and characters (although the protagonist is a bit of a **noel** in the beggining) Movie: watch if you like the series, it's kind of like a SUPER watered down video synopsis of the series with a few extra scenes here and there.
I also enjoyed Planet of the Beast King and Tokyo Majin.
Thanks for suggestion of Basilisk, I am enjoying it.
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