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I'm a fansub elitist

I'm more of the fansub guy too. I know that the dub's have improved drastically, but it sounds better in my mind when I read it than hearing it. Also I've pretty much been in a competition with my friends of who can reference each other to good anime. I'm winning so far with Gurren Laggan, Macross Frontier, and Soul Eater. I think these anime's will make sure I'm in the lead, thanks guys!

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Cowboy Bebop anyone? :3

Rock.

And I'm a dub elitist (not really, but do prefer dubs to subs, they've come a long way.)

Rock!

Also, what's all this about Madoka Magica and Serial Experiments Lain? I've heard good things about Madoka Magica but I thought Lain was a festering pile of pretentiously meaningless drivel.

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Rock.

Rock!

Also, what's all this about Madoka Magica and Serial Experiments Lain? I've heard good things about Madoka Magica but I thought Lain was a festering pile of pretentiously meaningless drivel.

Madoka Magica is good, but the ending is a little bit ridic. Lain is okay if you're into pretentiously meaningless drivel(so basically, for Eva fans amirite?), but you need to do so much plot analysing before it becomes even remotely comprehensible and to 99% of the people(AKA non-aspies) this is totally not worth it.

EDIT: I prefer subs for everything except Gurren Lagann, Suzimiya Haruhi, Cowboy Bebop, and Samurai Pizza Cats.

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Madoka Magica is good, but the ending is a little bit ridic. Lain is okay if you're into pretentiously meaningless drivel(so basically, for Eva fans amirite?), but you need to do so much plot analysing before it becomes even remotely comprehensible and to 99% of the people(AKA non-aspies) this is totally not worth it.

EDIT: I prefer subs for everything except Gurren Lagann, Suzimiya Haruhi, Cowboy Bebop, and Samurai Pizza Cats.

Well, from what it appears, the ending is par for the course in terms of anime plotlines. They can be good right up to the end before driving into a ditch for the big finale. Ahh, well.

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I've heard that gg subs were good as well. Wish they did theirs in lower resolution so I could compare; compy was already frame-dumping on most of the action sequences, so I wasn't about try ones nearly twice the file size.

I enjoyed the ending. I also enjoyed Lain.

Also, what's all this about Madoka Magica and Serial Experiments Lain? I've heard good things about Madoka Magica but I thought Lain was a festering pile of pretentiously meaningless drivel.

It was a terrible comparison on my part, as I was misremembering Lain. Both deal with the surreal and with friendship and loss, but mostly beyond that they're very different. So please disregard.

I read a scathing review that called Madoka "emotional porn", and I think that's a fair assessment. There's a decent plot (with good storytelling and pacing), a superb antagonist, and some neat visuals in the action sequences, but the selling point is the characters' reactions to misfortune. Seinen, magical girl, slice-of-life turned tragedy.

So yeah it's basically about a bunch of girls bawling their eyes out. Go watch it.

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Hey guys, look what I found at the nuclear medicine institute. It's a Tachikoma.

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Although this looks like an older model. Maybe a Fuchikoma or a Sledgikoma.

Hey, I thought it was funny.

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hey guys what show should i watch

i just got through the end of code geass and while i'm undecided on whether i liked the way the 2nd season ended it was undoubtedly a well-put-together show.

throw something at me

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Neon genesis Evangelion the original tv show (ending included)

Apart from the ussual cardcaptors and pokemon that everyone and their grandma have watched, this was the first true delving into a anime series i did.

and i enjoyed it alot, although i can never listen to the song "fly me to the moon" anymore because it will remind me of it.

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Neon genesis Evangelion the original tv show (ending included)

Apart from the ussual cardcaptors and pokemon that everyone and their grandma have watched, this was the first true delving into a anime series i did.

and i enjoyed it alot, although i can never listen to the song "fly me to the moon" anymore because it will remind me of it.

already hit it. there are some fucked up parts of that show but it's pretty awesome

also recently watched was deadman wonderland which starts out awesome and then gets just kind of awesome. people fight with blood (literally) so its really violent.

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Tekkonkinkreet. Not a series, just a feature length movie. (though the manga version IS a series...) It's very atypical, and filled with brilliance.

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That's probably because a lot of modern anime isn't that great in the first place. I can't really think of any standout anime that's come out post Code Geass and Death Note personally. Most of it's degenerated into redundant Shounen garbage and/or Moe. I've been out of the active loop since the anime adaption of Valkyria Chronicles turned me off pretty badly. Maybe I'm just getting too old for anime's usual demographic. If anyone has any recommendations though, I'm open.

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If you enjoyed Eva, check out RahXephon. Pretty interesting, its aged pretty well, and the dub doesn't suck.

For something completely different, I loved Usagi Drop. Definately not for everyone, but if you have a single slice-of-life bone in your body and want a mature show that doesn't pander to a pubescent male audience, I can't recommend it enough.

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Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood. The whole thing's been translated to english and I prefer it to watching subtitled. If you have seen the original, you owe it to yourself to see this series because it is without a doubt an incredible improvement. I was literally on the edge of my seat every episode begging for next week to come. The first 7 episodes or so follow the original series, but after that it's completely different. Everything from the origin of alchemy, to the origin of the homunculus is completely redone with immense success.

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Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood. The whole thing's been translated to english and I prefer it to watching subtitled. If you have seen the original, you owe it to yourself to see this series because it is without a doubt an incredible improvement. I was literally on the edge of my seat every episode begging for next week to come. The first 7 episodes or so follow the original series, but after that it's completely different. Everything from the origin of alchemy, to the origin of the homunculus is completely redone with immense success.

this show was the bomb

i had the good luck of being in japan when it was wrapping up and got to watch the second to last episode in a japanese bathouse it was epic

edit: i found this image anyone have any comments on it?

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/7528/1258600944919.jpg

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Glancing at the pic reminded me that I do have a recommendation: Monster. It's not flashy, sticking more with realism than blow-your-mind art. Yet it pulls off a stunning story, and you'll be at the edge of your seat for every episode. You could think of it as initially based on the older series 'The Fugitive', at least in the basic premise. Definitely worth a shot; do note that it takes a bit for the real story to kick in, so it's not a hospital drama as it may initially seem to be.

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