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Posted: 9/3/2004 4:07:57 PM EST
Somebody here has got to like anime. If I have to explain it then forget it.

I want ones with lots of guns, robots, etc. No sword and ninja shit.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:08:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/3/2004 4:09:13 PM EST by DK-Prof]
Ghost in the Shell (assuming you are talking about DVD - not books/comics)


... LOTS of people here like anime, btw
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:09:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Ghost in the Shell (assuming you are talking about DVD - not books/comics)




Yeah movies. I can't read. Just kidding.

I saw Ghost in the Shell. Liked it a LOT. Might get it again, but want something new.

Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:10:15 PM EST
Trigun for gunplay. Evangelion for giant robots (that are really armored organic creatures based on an angel) and for a total mindfuck.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:10:46 PM EST
Gunsmith Cats! No robots, but plenty of guns rendered with loving ultra-realism. Cool cars, too.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:11:51 PM EST
I know this place that has got some cool Asian DVDs. Anime that like came straight from Japan. I hope it plays in my DVD player. They have a good selection but I don't know what to get.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:21:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By necromancer:

I saw Ghost in the Shell. Liked it a LOT. Might get it again, but want something new.




The sequel is coming - the trailer is already online:

www.gofishpictures.com/GITS2/main.php?swf=trailer

In the meantime, you've seen Akira, right?
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:22:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By the:

Originally Posted By necromancer:

I saw Ghost in the Shell. Liked it a LOT. Might get it again, but want something new.




In the meantime, you've seen Akira, right?




Fuck. Who hasn't.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:24:37 PM EST
Are you looking for US released titles, or stuff that hasn't made it across the pond yet?

WRT import DVDs.....look on the back of the DVD, on the bottom where it lists the standard features. There's gonna be a little square area with a circular globe, , and superimposed on the globe is a number. If that number says either 1 or ALL, you're good to go. If it does not, then it won't work in your DVD player. I don't recall if Japan does ALL region or not.....most HK import stuff is all region.

Could you get a touch more specific on your criteria? TV series/movie? All action, or action comedy, or action drama? Thought provoking or pure cheeze? I mean, for robots you've got for example Eva and Dual .....both got robots, both got action, but they're WORLDS apart.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:25:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By hard-case:
Are you looking for US released titles, or stuff that hasn't made it across the pond yet?

WRT import DVDs.....look on the back of the DVD, on the bottom where it lists the standard features. There's gonna be a little square area with a circular globe, , and superimposed on the globe is a number. If that number says either 1 or ALL, you're good to go. If it does not, then it won't work in your DVD player. I don't recall if Japan does ALL region or not.....most HK import stuff is all region.

Could you get a touch more specific on your criteria? TV series/movie? All action, or action comedy, or action drama? Thought provoking or pure cheeze? I mean, for robots you've got for example Eva and Dual .....both got robots, both got action, but they're WORLDS apart.




Stuff like ghost in the Shell. Akira was all right but not enough guns in it. Sailor Moon can kiss my ass.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:29:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/3/2004 4:30:15 PM EST by cyrax777]

Originally Posted By necromancer:
I know this place that has got some cool Asian DVDs. Anime that like came straight from Japan. I hope it plays in my DVD player. They have a good selection but I don't know what to get.

Pirate anime FAQ
anyway I suggest Noir , Elfen Lied not alot of gunplay but it still fucking sweet (fansub only so far), Jin Roh , Hellsing,

I have a couple more but ou didnt want general anime suggestions

Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:30:06 PM EST
What is the name of the one with all the tentacles?
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:30:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/3/2004 4:37:03 PM EST by Nexus6]
Guns and mechs, what more could you want?

Full Metal Panic

Edited to add, cyberpunk:

Bubblegum Crisis
Armitage III
Cowboy Bebop
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Gungrave

A very pretty movie that sucks from a story perspective is Wonderful Days.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:30:32 PM EST
I like Cyberpunk with guns. That's what Im looking for.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:31:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Neutral_Observer:
What is the name of the one with all the tentacles?



Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend

Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:33:20 PM EST
I didn't care for Noir.

Necromancer might like it. I found it a little too slow paced, plodding and moody.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:33:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By necromancer:
I like Cyberpunk with guns. That's what Im looking for.



Bubble Gum Crisis
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:34:06 PM EST
Why don't you rent some Jimmy Stewart movies?

Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:34:55 PM EST
Vampire D


Did they ever follow-up with sequel BTW????
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:35:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By cyrax777:

Originally Posted By The_Neutral_Observer:
What is the name of the one with all the tentacles?



Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend




Yeah. The Neutral Observer has heard that one is somewhat interesting. You all should watch it.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:35:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By Merrell:
Why don't you rent some Jimmy Stewart movies?





Never heard of him. Is that good anime?
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:36:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By necromancer:

Originally Posted By Merrell:
Why don't you rent some Jimmy Stewart movies?





Never heard of him. Is that good anime?



You have to be kidding...
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:37:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Neutral_Observer:

Originally Posted By necromancer:

Originally Posted By Merrell:
Why don't you rent some Jimmy Stewart movies?





Never heard of him. Is that good anime?



You have to be kidding...



That's all it took to get the neutral observer out of third person! I'm dissappointed.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:38:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lion_Dog:
Vampire D


Did they ever follow-up with sequel BTW????

Vampire hunter D bloodlust


man Im gonna end up getting mad +1's just answering peoples anime questions.

I guess watching this stuff for 10 years kidna does that.

of course theres people out there that make me look normal.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:38:30 PM EST
Cowboy Bebop, the series then the movie.
Evangelion but you have to make fun of the main character for being a pussy.
Fooly Cooly with either drugs or alcohol.
Jin Roh when you dont feel like a lot of action.
Gunsmith cats was short but good.
Hellsing
Metropolis
Anything by studio Ghibli, I prefer The valley najica and the wind and spirited away.
Spriggan
Princess Mononoke

I havent seen full metal panic but I will and I havent wrapped my mind around Fooley Cooly yet.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:40:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By necromancer:

Originally Posted By Merrell:
Why don't you rent some Jimmy Stewart movies?





Never heard of him. Is that good anime?



Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:40:13 PM EST
Btw Ghost in the shell: stand alone complex is already out. Its a series. Theres 4 volumes planed.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:40:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By LHD:
Cowboy Bebop, the series then the movie.
Evangelion but you have to make fun of the main character for being a pussy.
Fooly Cooly with either drugs or alcohol.
Jin Roh when you dont feel like a lot of action.
Gunsmith cats was short but good.
Hellsing
Metropolis
Anything by studio Ghibli, I prefer The valley najica and the wind and spirited away.
Spriggan
Princess Mononoke

I havent seen full metal panic but I will and I havent wrapped my mind around Fooley Cooly yet.




I saw Metropolis - kick ass, and princess Monoke (okay). Cowboy Bebop a possible.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:43:18 PM EST
what none of you guys like gundam? The universal century series are really good......

0080
0083
08th MS team

are all good

Also +1 to bebop
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:49:42 PM EST
Gundam is good, and the 08th MS team was a neat military style adventure.

Macross 2 OVA is good
Patlabor
There's a new all digital version of Appleseed coming out that I'm really psyched to see... Don't waste your money on the old version
Akira
Roujin-Z
Metropolis
Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise (probably my favorite anime of all time)
Animatrix had some moments
GITS is fantastic

Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:51:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By necromancer:

Originally Posted By Merrell:
Why don't you rent some Jimmy Stewart movies?





Never heard of him. Is that good anime?



Flight of the Phoenix
Shenandoah
Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Anatomy of a Murder
Vertigo
Man Who Knew Too Much
Rear Window
Harvey
Broken Arrow
Malaya
Rope
Philadelphia Story
Destry Rides Again
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington


Early on, Jimmy Stewart became a symbol of patriotism as the first top Hollywood actor to enter the service in World War II. Determined to become a combat pilot, he first logged 300 hours of flying because at the age of 33 he was too old to be an aviation cadet. He put on 10 pounds to meet the Army's minimum weight requirement for his tall, thin frame.

Stewart was inducted in March 1941, nine months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States' entry into the war. He qualified quickly as a pilot. Assigned to the 2nd Combat Wing of the 8th Air Force in England, he was successively the operations officer, chief of staff and squadron commander.

He eventually led 20 bombing missions over Germany, hitting targets in Bremen, Frankfurt and Berlin. He won a cascade of decorations, including the Distinguished Flying Cross twice, one of them for piloting the lead plane in a spectacular raid on key aircraft factories in Brunswick, Germany. He also received the Air Medal, a succession of oak leaf clusters, six battle stars and the Croix de Guerre with Palm.

When the war ended, Stewart was mustered out a colonel but remained in the Air Force Reserve and, in 1959, the Senate approved his promotion to brigadier general, making him the highest-ranking entertainer in the U.S. military. He retired from the Reserve in 1968.



Sorta makes the make-believe action heroes kinda pale in comparison, wouldn't you say?


Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:52:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By cyrax777:

Originally Posted By Lion_Dog:
Vampire D


Did they ever follow-up with sequel BTW????

Vampire hunter D bloodlust


man Im gonna end up getting mad +1's just answering peoples anime questions.

I guess watching this stuff for 10 years kidna does that.

of course theres people out there that make me look normal.




+1 on vampire hunter d and bloddlust got both on dvd , they are suppose to come with a special edition vampire hunter D in a metal tin
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:53:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By Merrell:

Originally Posted By necromancer:

Originally Posted By Merrell:
Why don't you rent some Jimmy Stewart movies?





Never heard of him. Is that good anime?



Flight of the Phoenix
Shenandoah
Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Anatomy of a Murder
Vertigo
Man Who Knew Too Much
Rear Window
Harvey
Broken Arrow
Malaya
Rope
Philadelphia Story
Destry Rides Again
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington


Early on, Jimmy Stewart became a symbol of patriotism as the first top Hollywood actor to enter the service in World War II. Determined to become a combat pilot, he first logged 300 hours of flying because at the age of 33 he was too old to be an aviation cadet. He put on 10 pounds to meet the Army's minimum weight requirement for his tall, thin frame.

Stewart was inducted in March 1941, nine months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States' entry into the war. He qualified quickly as a pilot. Assigned to the 2nd Combat Wing of the 8th Air Force in England, he was successively the operations officer, chief of staff and squadron commander.

He eventually led 20 bombing missions over Germany, hitting targets in Bremen, Frankfurt and Berlin. He won a cascade of decorations, including the Distinguished Flying Cross twice, one of them for piloting the lead plane in a spectacular raid on key aircraft factories in Brunswick, Germany. He also received the Air Medal, a succession of oak leaf clusters, six battle stars and the Croix de Guerre with Palm.

When the war ended, Stewart was mustered out a colonel but remained in the Air Force Reserve and, in 1959, the Senate approved his promotion to brigadier general, making him the highest-ranking entertainer in the U.S. military. He retired from the Reserve in 1968.



Sorta makes the make-believe action heroes kinda pale in comparison, wouldn't you say?






Sorry Im not into old movies.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:55:12 PM EST
your loss, back then they used to have plots, and were able to tell a story without special effects, gratuitous sex or profanity.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:56:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By necromancer:
Sorry Im not into old movies.



Give it time. Some of the best movies are the old ones. It's also interesting to see how hollywood used to work in the '30s and '40s, and how much simpler the storylines were.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:57:25 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 4:59:11 PM EST
I was curious to see if you were still around?

Glad to see you are!

There are many good recommendations in this thread.

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 5:09:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By macman37:
Gundam is good, and the 08th MS team was a neat military style adventure.

Macross 2 OVA is good
Patlabor
There's a new all digital version of Appleseed coming out that I'm really psyched to see... Don't waste your money on the old version
Akira
Roujin-Z
Metropolis
Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise (probably my favorite anime of all time)
Animatrix had some moments
GITS is fantastic




She's too old to start watching macross. She'd never finish the series.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 5:28:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/3/2004 5:30:04 PM EST by Lunatock]
Lensman. Futurisic Anime, and some good shoulder mounted launcher action that somehow remained state of the art for the time period.

Cowboy Bebop

Gunsmith Cats

Venus Wars. The BG's Tanks were sweet. But so were the guns mounted on the counter vehicles they made johnny on the spot like.

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing -have to get around to seing the last ep and the movie: Endless Waltz.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 5:42:13 PM EST
* "Macross Plus" - There's a 4 episode series (English dubbed ) & a movie version (Japanese). I've heard the movie version is good, but am not a fan of subtitles, & have never seen it.

* "Cowboy Beebop" - Offers a slick combination of art, storyline, & character development. Never seen the movie version, but hear it's good too.

* "Ninja Scroll" - One of the better "ninja" anime. Not for the kids, for sure, but a pretty good story w/ an ending. Haven't seen any follow-ups to it, which kind of nice in an age of (pitiful) sequels.

* "Guyver" - This one's downright strange, but worth at least a look, if not purchase. Comical because of its over the top w/ gross-out "fight" scenes. Originally appeared as a 3-episode story, but more episodes were added later on. The first 3 are better than the rest, which appear to have lower quality animation & art.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 6:44:14 PM EST
Oh, for cyberpunk you might want to check out Texhnolyze. Honestly, I couldn't get through the first disc......but then again I'm not a huge cyberpunk fan.

Ok...if you really want to find some cool anime, you need to do two things (assuming you have a broadband connection).

1. Go to www.bittornado.com and download the Bit Tornado client.
2. go to www.downloadanime.org , and check out the series (plural) they have up there. 99% of it is fan-subtitled, 95% is not released in the United States, and 60% of it probably never will be. Typical fansub rules apply.

You can find some really good stuff there, in any genre you can imagine. I'd say take a look at Full Metal Alchemist....


God help me buy I'm completely hooked on Aishiteruze Baby, and I'm probably gonna kill someone for a subbed version of Initial D 04th Stage eps 5-6...


Originally Posted By RustedAce:
what none of you guys like gundam? The universal century series are really good......

0080
0083
08th MS team

are all good

Also +1 to bebop



No...not 0080! Oh no.....'BBAAAAAAA-NEEEEEEEEEEE!'. Sorry, only way I could watch it would be extremely drunk and MST3King it. And don't get me sarted on V or ZZ.....argh.

08th was very good, in my mind probably one of the top 3 Gundam series out there. What REALLY surprised me was Gundam SEED. I liked Wing....not to slavish fanboy levels, but liked it....but considering the others I just never really though the AC stuff was very good. Couldn't get into X, nor Turn-A. However...having finished all of SEED....to me it's the best of the AC and is on par with the UC titles (yeah....the parallels in storyline, I know)....
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 9:13:12 PM EST
fire & ice

for those not in the know its an anamated porno flick
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 9:18:05 PM EST
Cowboy Bebop.
'Nuff said.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 3:43:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By Nexus6:

Originally Posted By The_Neutral_Observer:

Originally Posted By necromancer:

Originally Posted By Merrell:
Why don't you rent some Jimmy Stewart movies?





Never heard of him. Is that good anime?



You have to be kidding...



That's all it took to get the neutral observer out of third person! I'm dissappointed.


Link Posted: 9/4/2004 3:59:56 PM EST
Gundam gets annoying..... way way way to many fights that happen like a dozen times because on or the other wont take a second to finish them....
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 4:04:06 PM EST

Neon Genesis Evangelion
- Awesome mind job. Director went off
his anti-depressant meds halfway
through the show; nuff said.

Last Exile
- Great story, no fanservice shit

Cowboy Bebop
- Bounty hunters in space, simply awesome

FLCL (Fooly Cooly)
- Coming of age story, bizarre

Gunslinger Girl
- Girl assassins, kinda fucked up, but
good gunplay, no fanservice shit

Noir
- Another girls with guns story

Serial Experiments: Lain
- Theory of existance story
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 4:08:27 PM EST
Gunslinger girl is cool.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 5:29:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By necromancer:
Somebody here has got to like anime. If I have to explain it then forget it.

I want ones with lots of guns, robots, etc. No sword and ninja shit.



NOIR

COWBOY BEBOP

GHOST IN THE SHELL

repeat.....

Bebop is probably one of the best television shows EVER.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 8:01:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By DarkKnight:
Cowboy Bebop.
'Nuff said.



+100

Great Stories, Great Gunplay, Faye is freakin' HOT, Great Firefights.

Oh, and funny as hell at times.

D.
AZEX
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 8:22:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/4/2004 8:23:14 PM EST by desertmoon]

Originally Posted By azexarms:

Originally Posted By DarkKnight:
Cowboy Bebop.
'Nuff said.



+100

Great Stories, Great Gunplay, Faye is freakin' HOT, Great Firefights.

Oh, and funny as hell at times.

D.
AZEX




I don't think freakin' hot even covers it....she's like "pot pie" hot!!! The pot pie being the hottest substance in the universe....and there is the PIE factor!!!!
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