The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread

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by Grumpy David » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:00 pm

Ironhide wrote:Continuing my current anime spree I've started watching Gurren Laggan.

It's a bit less mental than Kill la Kill and the main characters seem more developed with more personality. The animation itself is a lot better too and has an almost Ghibli quality to it.


LOL, I think your mind will change on this later on. Gurren Laggan is epic/mental on a huge scale.

Pedro wrote:Been a bit of an anime summer for myself. Watched the following: Berserk - 1997 (and I'm up to volume 18 of the manga), Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia, Little Witch Academia, Death Note, Hunter x Hunter (first 30), One Piece (first 25), Samurai Champloo and just started Psycho-Pass (not sure if I'll stick with it). Lots of great stories and brilliant moments.

One Piece is still staggering in volume, so I think it's much easier to dig in to something with a manageable end point rather then something that'd take me months of watching. 65 episodes of FMAB felt like significant time investment.


That's a fantastic list of shows. One Piece Manga is the GOAT. The anime is too close to the manga so for years the pacing has been terrible. I would recommend watching the anime for at least 350 episodes ( :lol:) before switching to the manga.

One Piece really hooked me in around the episodes you're about to start watching. One Piece. :wub:

Only ones I've not seen in your list are Little Witch Academia and Psycho Pass.

One Punch Man and Mob Psycho 100 should absolutely be on your anime must watch list too!

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by Jam-Master Jay » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:18 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:I can't handle all the feels My Hero Academia sends my way :wub:


It's a gem of a series isn't it? It's worked its way to one of the series I most look forward to reading and watching each week.

Hopefully season 3 gets confirmed soon as it would cover so many amazing moments,

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by Ironhide » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:35 pm

I'm currently only watching what's available on Netflix but the selection isn't great. so I might have to turn to the high seas for some of the other stuff I've been wanting to watch.

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by Pedro » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:01 pm

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That's a fantastic list of shows. One Piece Manga is the GOAT. The anime is too close to the manga so for years the pacing has been terrible. I would recommend watching the anime for at least 350 episodes ( :lol:) before switching to the manga.

One Piece really hooked me in around the episodes you're about to start watching. One Piece. :wub:

Only ones I've not seen in your list are Little Witch Academia and Psycho Pass.

One Punch Man and Mob Psycho 100 should absolutely be on your anime must watch list too!


Funny you said that - I read volume one of One Punch Man this morning (I picked up all the manga from eBay). Also have the first 12 of One Piece to get to. I think One Piece might be a show I try and watch an arm at a time. Gonna watch the OPM and MP100 when I've read all of OPM.

Any other short, ideally dubbed, anime you'd recommend other then those? Got a week before school starts again so I could fit something else in while I finish my next Gundam (I'm such a cliche).

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by Grumpy David » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:35 pm

Pedro wrote:
Grumpy David wrote:
That's a fantastic list of shows. One Piece Manga is the GOAT. The anime is too close to the manga so for years the pacing has been terrible. I would recommend watching the anime for at least 350 episodes ( :lol:) before switching to the manga.

One Piece really hooked me in around the episodes you're about to start watching. One Piece. :wub:

Only ones I've not seen in your list are Little Witch Academia and Psycho Pass.

One Punch Man and Mob Psycho 100 should absolutely be on your anime must watch list too!


Funny you said that - I read volume one of One Punch Man this morning (I picked up all the manga from eBay). Also have the first 12 of One Piece to get to. I think One Piece might be a show I try and watch an arm at a time. Gonna watch the OPM and MP100 when I've read all of OPM.

Any other short, ideally dubbed, anime you'd recommend other then those? Got a week before school starts again so I could fit something else in while I finish my next Gundam (I'm such a cliche).


I don't recommend Dubbed.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion is about 25 episodes long. Mech anime but far more interesting.

One Punch Man is either 10/12 and I think Mob Psycho 100 is the same.

I would recommend watching OPM anime first. The pacing is fantastic, the animation quality is top notch and it's very very accurate to the Manga.

Also, buying manga/anime...dafuq...there are places to rrent these from.

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by Pedro » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:18 pm

Dubbed is simply so I can build at the same time.

I've obtained a whole lot of Manga as well as the bits I've bought. Thus all of Berserk getting read. In fact I've found the Kindle Paperwhite is pretty brilliant as a manga reader, thus why I've gotten through so much.

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by Ironhide » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:44 pm

Gurren Laggan ep18

Poor Nia :shock:, first he loses his bro Kamina and now her, Simon just can't have nice things it seems.

Boota and Yoko had better survive.

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by Saint of Killers » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:44 pm

Missouri Smash :lol: That's the best one yet.

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by Lotus » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:09 am

I watched 'Garden of Words' recently - anyone else seen it? Having watched The Girl Who Leapt Through Time fairly recently as well, I have to say I enjoyed them both, and loved the animation. I think the key for me is finding anime or animated films with an art style that I like, or can at least tolerate. Most of the stuff I'd seen in the past I just dismissed because I found the art style really annoying. Stuff I 'should' like - like Akira for example - I just can't get past how ugly the characters are, so it puts me off watching. Can anyone recommend any films similar to the two I've mentioned? I have 5cm Per Second already but haven't seen it yet.

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:18 am

Jam-Master Jay wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:I can't handle all the feels My Hero Academia sends my way :wub:


It's a gem of a series isn't it? It's worked its way to one of the series I most look forward to reading and watching each week.

Hopefully season 3 gets confirmed soon as it would cover so many amazing moments,


Do they ever do crossovers in mangas? Would love to see how they'd handle the "quirkless" heroes of One Punch Man in Academia.

Mumen Rider :wub:

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by Met » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:19 pm

Very rarely, and if they do it's usually an author's own works. I'm sure there are a few, like when Toriko, Dragonball and One Piece did a crossover, but they're the exception rather than the rule. Closest we're likely to get is another Jump Vs game since they're both published by Shonen Jump.

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by Jam-Master Jay » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:58 pm

It was to be expected, but today came the sad news that Hunter X Hunter has returned to hiatus now that Togashi has pumped out a volume's worth of chapters. :cry:

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Jam-Master Jay wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:I can't handle all the feels My Hero Academia sends my way :wub:


It's a gem of a series isn't it? It's worked its way to one of the series I most look forward to reading and watching each week.

Hopefully season 3 gets confirmed soon as it would cover so many amazing moments,


Do they ever do crossovers in mangas? Would love to see how they'd handle the "quirkless" heroes of One Punch Man in Academia.

Mumen Rider :wub:


Shueisha publish Shounen Jump and the Young Jump Web Comic that One-Punch Man appears in so it is possible that a spinoff could happen.

We had a One Piece and Dragonball chapter around a decade ago, and iirc there was a special episode of One Piece which featured characters from Toriko and Dragonball a few years back.

Out of interest, which episode are you up to now? I wouldn't want to accidentally spoil something. :wub:

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by Ironhide » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:04 pm

Accidentally read a spoiler about the ending of Gurran Laggan which reveals a main characters death and I'm kind of dreading it as it could be another Up or Watership Down tear jerking moment.

I never usually cry at sad bits but those two absolutely destroyed me for some reason.

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:35 pm

Met wrote:Very rarely, and if they do it's usually an author's own works. I'm sure there are a few, like when Toriko, Dragonball and One Piece did a crossover, but they're the exception rather than the rule. Closest we're likely to get is another Jump Vs game since they're both published by Shonen Jump.


Jam-Master Jay wrote:It was to be expected, but today came the sad news that Hunter X Hunter has returned to hiatus now that Togashi has pumped out a volume's worth of chapters. :cry:

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Jam-Master Jay wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:I can't handle all the feels My Hero Academia sends my way :wub:


It's a gem of a series isn't it? It's worked its way to one of the series I most look forward to reading and watching each week.

Hopefully season 3 gets confirmed soon as it would cover so many amazing moments,


Do they ever do crossovers in mangas? Would love to see how they'd handle the "quirkless" heroes of One Punch Man in Academia.

Mumen Rider :wub:


Shueisha publish Shounen Jump and the Young Jump Web Comic that One-Punch Man appears in so it is possible that a spinoff could happen.

We had a One Piece and Dragonball chapter around a decade ago, and iirc there was a special episode of One Piece which featured characters from Toriko and Dragonball a few years back.

Out of interest, which episode are you up to now? I wouldn't want to accidentally spoil something. :wub:


Ta for the infos!

Just finished ep 9. (Villains invade rescue lesson.)

Other than the obvious superhero connection, for me something else MHA has in common with O-PM is how it got a lot more interesting once the other heroes got introduced.

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by Jam-Master Jay » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:11 pm

You're in for a treat with the next few episodes, and then season 2 comes along and somehow manages to top it while also having twice as many episodes. :wub:

There's also a spinoff prequel of sorts which focuses on unlicensed vigilante heroes with a few cameos from the main cast and hints at future plot points. No word on that getting an anime, but it's only around 15 chapters so far and is fairly enjoyable.

A few characters in OPM and BnHA also share similar ideals/goals and it would be interesting to see how they would interact.

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by Ironhide » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:13 pm

Finally managed to watch the bonus episode of Kill la kill which is inexplicably missing on Netflix.

its a far better ending than the 'final' 24th episode and pretty much wraps everything up nicely.

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by Ironhide » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:31 pm

Just finished Gurren Laggan, that's definitely one of the best anime series I've seen.

I was right about the ending, nowhere near the same as the effect Watership Down had on my 10 year old self (floods of tears, sobbing .etc) but I definitely 'got some dust in my eyes' at a couple of parts Kamina's brief reappearance, Nia's death and older Simon looking clearly broken by the whole experience.

There was plenty of action, humour and downright insanity to offset the oddly existential crisis* inducing ending though.

*the final universe scale battle had the same effect as watching anything about the size of the universe has on me - that creeping feeling of being utterly insignificant in the grand scheme of things.

Just typing that made me feel a bit weird.

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by Saint of Killers » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:32 pm

Jam-Master Jay wrote:You're in for a treat with the next few episodes, and then season 2 comes along and somehow manages to top it while also having twice as many episodes. :wub:

There's also a spinoff prequel of sorts which focuses on unlicensed vigilante heroes with a few cameos from the main cast and hints at future plot points. No word on that getting an anime, but it's only around 15 chapters so far and is fairly enjoyable.

A few characters in OPM and BnHA also share similar ideals/goals and it would be interesting to see how they would interact.


Oh maaaan! 11, 12 and half of 13 were teeense. And holy gooseberry fool at my failing to spot Naval Laser guy was missing for most of it :lol: :fp:

Double the eps for season 2?! Yass!

And now back to the rest of ep 13 :slol: Took a break to calm tf down.

edit: what's the deal with that copper in the long coat? Seems kinda big for a regular cop...

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by jawafour » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:01 am

A couple of years ago I read - and thoroughly enjoyed - the Death Note manga series. It was a terrific story that kept me interested all the way through and I thought the artwork was cool, too.

I have now started watching the anime version and I'm surprised by how closely it mirrors the manga. It captures the atmosphere pretty well and, although I do prefer the storybook version, this is proving to be good entertainment.

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by Rightey » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:37 am

Ironhide wrote:Just finished Gurren Laggan, that's definitely one of the best anime series I've seen.


Now watch Avatar, it's such an amazing show, I'd rate it above Gurren Laggan. Awesome action, back story development, and best of all the animation is superb, and it's also on Netflix (Or at least here in Canada it is)!

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