The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread

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by <]:^D » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:37 pm

while neither dubs or subs are perfect (especially if theyre fan-subs) i dont know how anyone can think dubbing is better :dread:

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Saint of Killers » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:47 pm

Will be watching final ep of Rurourin Kenshin tonight. SE 1 and 2 were fantastic. Unfortunately S3 has been all over the place. It's had weird enemies (Christians and Feng Shui masters) and other strange stuff happening before you expected them to. I'm still glad I watched it as it's now one of my favourite anime ever, and I'll probably be getting into the manga too to get the whole story/missed arcs.

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Ironhide » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:39 pm

Aside from things like Ghost in the Shell (original and various spinoffs), Akira, Cowboy Bebop, various Ghibli films and most recently Attack on Titan, I haven't seen much other anime that particularly appeals to me.

Does anyone have any recommendations based on the aforementioned stuff which I've enjoyed.

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Rightey » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:51 pm

Ironhide wrote:Aside from things like Ghost in the Shell (original and various spinoffs), Akira, Cowboy Bebop, various Ghibli films and most recently Attack on Titan, I haven't seen much other anime that particularly appeals to me.

Does anyone have any recommendations based on the aforementioned stuff which I've enjoyed.


Seems like you're more an action guy. I'd recommend Gurren Lagann, or if you're ok with nfsw stuff Kill La Kill, made by the same studio, still has great fights and action but also much skimpier outfits.

I'm watching D. Gray Man and Initial D now.


Both pretty good

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Saint of Killers » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:07 pm

I've recently started on My Hero Academia (s1) and still have both versions of Hunter X Hunter waiting for me :toot: :dread:

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Grumpy David » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:12 pm

Ironhide wrote:Aside from things like Ghost in the Shell (original and various spinoffs), Akira, Cowboy Bebop, various Ghibli films and most recently Attack on Titan, I haven't seen much other anime that particularly appeals to me.

Does anyone have any recommendations based on the aforementioned stuff which I've enjoyed.



One Punch Man
Mob Psycho 100
Hunter X Hunter
My Hero Academia
Death Note
Code Geass
Gurren Lagann

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Qikz » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:22 pm

The new series of New Game is so damned cute.

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Ironhide » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:47 pm

Three episodes into Kill la Kill, it's batshit insane and I love it.

Its like the gloriously crazy lovechild of Fist of the North Star and Sailor Moon (I love how my autocomplete followed the word sailor with moon).

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Qikz » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:08 am

Ironhide wrote:Three episodes into Kill la Kill, it's batshit insane and I love it.

Its like the gloriously crazy lovechild of Fist of the North Star and Sailor Moon (I love how my autocomplete followed the word sailor with moon).


It's more the love child of Gurren Laggan and that's the best thing about it <3

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Ironhide » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:49 pm

Watched a few more episodes and it really is an enjoyable show, its completely bonkers and utterly hilarious at times.

Not overly keen on the strange mishmash of different animation styles, the action sequences seem far better drawn than the comedic bits with Mako, especially when the art style changes to that cutesy Rayman-esque limbs thing which I really don't like.

Also why the hell do male characters in anime get nosebleeds from seeing female characters underwear? I know it's an anime trope but it makes zero sense.

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Jam-Master Jay » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:37 pm

I could never really get into Kill la Kill, it had some good action sequences but I don't like excessive fan-service for the sake of fan-service so stopped watching around about episode 6 or 7. I may try to get into it again as I enjoy a lot of studio Trigger's work.

The nosebleed stuff is supposed to show off extreme excitement and increased bloodflow, it's just a manga gag that has persisted for decades. I don't believe it's a thing in general Japanese culture.

I'm struggling to find new manga to read of late and in terms of anime once Boku no Hero Academia season 2 ends I'll be down to just Made in Abyss.

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Ironhide » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:22 pm

Yeah, I don't particularly like the constant ass and sideboob that much but I think it's intended as a bit of a joke rather than blatant sexualisation so I can pretty much ignore it given the ludicrous premise of the whole thing in general.

15 year old me would have loved it though.

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Saint of Killers » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:34 pm

Ironhide wrote:Yeah, I don't particularly like the constant ass and sideboob that much but I think it's intended as a bit of a joke rather than blatant sexualisation so I can pretty much ignore it given the ludicrous premise of the whole thing in general.

15 year old me would have loved it though.


I highly recommend the first 2 seasons of Rurouni Kenshin. As of last night there was no date as to when it will be removed from Netflix UK, so you should have plenty of time to get the two seasons watched.

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Rightey » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:56 pm

Ironhide wrote:Three episodes into Kill la Kill, it's batshit insane and I love it.

Its like the gloriously crazy lovechild of Fist of the North Star and Sailor Moon (I love how my autocomplete followed the word sailor with moon).


Someone actually listened to a recommendation of mine?! :shock: :o

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Oh and if you've never seen it, I highly highly recommend Avatar: The Last Airbender, it's western but it's absolutely amazing. Great animation, loads of action, amazing characters and story line. One of my all time favourites.

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Ironhide » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:29 pm

I'm already on episode 17, I intended to just watch a few this afternoon and ended up binge watching it for 3 hours.

I already said how insane the plot is but the last few episoded I watched took things to whole new levels of batshit crazy, I wasn't quite expecting that quasi incestuous bath scene though, I think that is a bit too much.

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Ironhide » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:34 pm

Finished Kill la Kill, that was one hell of weird ride but it was good nonetheless.

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Ironhide » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:26 pm

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.

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Jam-Master Jay » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:30 pm

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is one of my favourite anime series with some amazing characters.

Kamina-sama. :wub:

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Pedro » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:59 pm

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.

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Saint of Killers » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:06 am

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

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)

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