The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread

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PostThe Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Pred » Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:42 pm

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Where to find Anime releases
Tokoyotosho: A torrent site that features the latest releases from subbing groups for the more recent anime series as well as rereleases of older series in batch, soundtracks and anime opening and ending music.

Animetosho: Parallel to Tokyotosho is its sister site which more specifically hosts direct download links for recent releases. Not always reliable though as the links are slowly removed.

Isohunt: While not strictly an anime specific site, it is the best place to look for batch
torrents of older series.

Animetake: Uses the latest (although sometimes not the best) releases for most currently airing anime and gives torrent and direct download links.

Baka-BT: Contains batch torrents for completed anime and manga series and music as well. You can't search without membership but googling the name of the series and Baka BT does the job just as well.

Crunchyroll: Legal site for streaming or current and past anime. Somewhat similar to Youtube in that the comments are idiotic and should be ignored and the community is pretty dire.

Anime on Demand: Similar to Crunchyroll, this provides legal, streaming of current anime. Its catalgoue is slightly less extensive.


Where to find Manga releases
Mangaupdates: Has synopsis' for most manga ever released and allows you to see how far groups are along on scanlations as well as the latest releases for series.

Crazy's Manga: Good source for manga raws and new english releases of select titles.

Online Readers: There are a plethora of online readers which host various licensed and unlicensed series if you don't wish to download. Quality can vary between sites however.


Other useful sites
AniDB - Massive anime database based site for plot synopsis, episode titles, staff lists, subbing groups, future releases and other assorted info. Ideally used to check potential series and to find the best subbed group for a particular series

Anime News Network - Provides news on latest series as well as synopsis and other information on series. Try and ignore the reviews.

MyAnimeList: A listing site which provides a user friendly interface for listing anime and manga you have watched/read. The community, as is so often the case, is to be avoided.

Anime Chart Twitter Feed: This feed provides charts of series in forthcoming series along with a brief description and some basic details


Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I liked series X, what else is like it?
A. Other than obviously titled sequels, there is more often than not ever going to be a series that will be "like" another series. You are far better at looking similar genre types or other highly recommended series to find something else to watch.

Q. Where can I find this series/this volume?
A. If you've not been lucky with any of the previous methods or the links are perhaps dead, as with most things Google is always the answer. A simple search of "series name" and "download" or "ddl" will generally helpfully produce some results. If that's proving too generic, try including the subber/scanlator's name or video resolution size.

Q. Why are most anime fans retarded?
A. Because in a large proportion of cases, they are teenagers that believe they are special or are the types that find every meme a hilarious joke. Much like console fanboys for gaming, they are to be treated with pity, disgust and generally ignored. There are few community pages that are worth their salt for anime related chat but other than here, bordersdown and rllmuk, I can generally recommend Neogaf for having a (normally) high level of taste and chat.

Q. I watched some anime once. Am I now a peadophile?
A. I watched some wrestling once but it did not turn me into someone that downloads gay porn.



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PostRe: The Anime and Manga Thread
by Jam-Master Jay » Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:45 pm

Aye, was wondering when this thread was going to be made.

Currently watching Darker than BLACK after a recommendation in the old Mangaradar thread. Finding it a little tough to get into, just doesn't click with me yet. But I'll finish the whole season, regardless.

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PostRe: The Anime and Manga Thread
by Minty14 » Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:46 pm

The Mangarcade Thread?

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PostRe: The Anime and Manga Thread
by Pred » Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:48 pm

I was thinking of using the original thread name or sticking in Arcade in some way, but I thought it didn't sound right.

I'll leave it for now. Perhaps we can get some more suggestions! ;)

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PostRe: The Anime and Manga Thread
by TravelJug » Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:51 pm

Is anyone else a fan of Shaman King. No one every talked about it over at GR when I tried to start a convo. It was lost within the thread.

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PostRe: The Anime and Manga Thread
by Mafro » Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:01 pm

After playing the demo of one of the games on the PSN, I think I'm gonna start watching Naruto.

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PostRe: The Anime and Manga Thread
by Xeno » Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:05 pm

I was going to do it myself but I thought Danzig was going to.

Since we are starting afresh I thought It would be a good idea to stick links to some of the series and movies that repeatedly get recommended to people that are wanting to dip their toe in to anime. If there are any others that you want added let me know also any resources that you would like linked and I will stick them on as well.

Places to find info on anime out there:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/
http://www.animenfo.com/


Recommended Series:

Cowboy bebop

Mushi-shi

Trigun

Gurren Lagann

Samurai Champloo

Black Lagoon

Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO)

Eureka Seven

Death Note

Full Metal Alchemist

Ghost in the Shell S.A.C.

Haibane Renmei

Air

Naruto

PlanetES

Macross Frontier

One Piece

Recomended Movies:

Akira

The Wings of Honneamise

Ninja Scroll

My Neighbor Totoro

Porco Rosso

Princess Mononoke

Spirited Away

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Kiki's Delivery Service

Grave of the Fireflies

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Patlabor: The Movie

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Xeno wrote:Chewing takes effort. What he needs is Emma Watson to chew his food then transfer it to him for him to swallow.

I dont know why, but that sounds strawberry floating incredible.

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PostRe: The Anime and Manga Thread
by Pred » Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:47 pm

Thanks for that, Xeno! :)

I hope you don't mind me adding it to the OP. If there's anything else others want added, let me know!

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PostRe: The Anime and Manga Thread
by Cyburn2 » Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:48 pm

Naruto Shippuden returns to canon(manga-story) from ep72, with Hidan and Kakazu

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PostRe: The Anime and Manga Thread
by Mafro » Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:53 pm

I quite fancy watching Afro Samurai again sometime soon.

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PostRe: The Anime and Manga Thread
by Xeno » Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:09 pm

fine by me.

Falsey wrote:
Xeno wrote:Chewing takes effort. What he needs is Emma Watson to chew his food then transfer it to him for him to swallow.

I dont know why, but that sounds strawberry floating incredible.

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PostRe: The Anime and Manga Thread
by Captain Kinopio » Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:10 pm

LOVE HINA

I'm rereading it for about the fourth time.
8-)

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PostRe: The Anime and Manga Thread
by 1>3>4>2 » Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:11 pm

The GANTZ Manga was strawberry floating brilliant, way better than the Sub Par Animated Series.

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PostRe: The Anime and Manga Thread
by Pred » Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:30 pm

I managed to find a site which has links to streams of Naruto so I watched the first two episodes again last night.

I recently bought the Naruto game on the 360 and after reading the game went up to episode 80 of the anime, I thought it would be a good idea to catch up since I never managed to get that far first time round. It's great watching it again and I'm hoping to get up to episode 80 fairly quickly so I can get started on the game.

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PostRe: The Anime and Manga Thread
by Grumpy David » Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:09 pm

I wish I could forget about Death Note so I could rewatch it again totally fresh, its one of the most amazing shows I've ever watched. Hooked from start to finish. I'm hugely into One Piece as well, I just wish it was subtitled faster, I feel like I'm going through withdrawal symptoms sometimes. Really enjoyed Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

Currently downloading Fullmetal Alchemist. Upto episode 9 and enjoying it so far. I tried getting into Cowboy Bebop since everyone seems to love it so much but turns out its not nearly as good as everyone makes it out to be.

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PostRe: The Anime and Manga Thread
by Lionsheart » Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:12 pm

I also had trouble getting into Cowboy Bebop. Fullmetal Alchemist is immense.

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PostStop closing the curtains on me.
by Mr.Jeff » Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:21 pm

More info for the top post if you like:

For those that need more information about where best to "acquire" anime or manga series or more information, here are some useful sites for torrents, downloads and information:

Tokyotosho - Tokyotosho is the first and last stop for all the more recent and up to date episodes of any and all series. It also hosts a large number of batch files for older series as well.

Isohunt - While not strictly an anime specific site, it is the best place to look for batch torrents of older series.

Lolipower - Despite the name, this is a useful site for those wishing direct download links for the very latest series.

AniDB - Useful sites that contain synopsis', reviews, ratings and general information about anime.

Myanimelist - Site that makes listing what you've seen, plan to see and are waiting to see easy by storing it all in an easy to use list format. Can also be used for manga listing as well. Be warned that the community is rather idiotic but it can be avoided easily enough.

Baka-manga - Handy site to see the progress of the latest scanlations of series and also general information about manga series.

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PostRe: The Anime and Manga Thread
by Lionsheart » Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:22 pm

Boxtorrents is excellent as well, especially for rare stuff.

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PostI spy with my little eye...
by Mr.Jeff » Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:55 pm

Herr Dark Wolf wrote:Boxtorrents is excellent as well, especially for rare stuff.

Simple reason I didn't mention boxtorrents is that generally you have to browse through their huge directory page by page to find something which is a pain and normally those torrents are included isohunt anyway with additional trackers for more seeders.

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PostRe: The Anime and Manga Thread
by Pred » Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:55 pm

Thanks Jeff, and also Dark Wolf, for the info. It's all been added to the OP. :)


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