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I started and finished watching Gurren Lagann. Where the hell did this show come from? I guess it's from last year and I've never really seen it mentioned anywhere. It's really really good.

Oh come on. It's still on my list of "soon to be watched" shows, but you must at least have heard of it.

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I remember this one show that was terrible. It was called Canidate for Goddess. It was awful. Quite possibly one of the worst shows I have ever seen prior to Gundam Seed taking the spot as the winner of the Coiled Dog Turd Award.

Now Vandred, that was good show where the Giant Robots in Space Have Fights and Blow Stuff genre really shined.

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Several months ago, I downloaded all of Kenran Butou Sai (The Mars Daybreak). I just todat, got around to thinking of watching it.

Anyone got any comments on it? I haven't even looked it up for any reviews, so I'm completely going in blind with this show.

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I've recently watched and read REC. Surprisingly cute and enjoyable.

Um...I haven't been around and I don't feel like reading the backlog...so I'll just spout some random thoughts on some anime.

Dragonaut The Resonance - Started decent. Getting shitty.

True Tears - It's so compelling I want more of it faster.

Spice and Wolf - Just plain enjoyable.

H20 - I've lost interest.

Persona Trinity Soul - Lost interest.

And for those who want a quick but enjoyable story go watch or read (I truly recommend reading over watching) Hoshi no Koe. It's amazing.

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On the other hand BOOBIES!!

Least it's only 13 episodes. I found it entertaining but it's pretty garbage overall. The guy with the samurai sword was pretty cool, story should have been more about him.

Speaking of fan service has anyone ever watched najica? I have the first dvd somewhere and it's pretty decent i guess. Does it get any better? (first dvd is probably first 4 eps)

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There are a few anime that I would suggest watching, though some might already have been brought up. Mind if there are any type of spoilers, I can't tell.

Key: the Metal Idol - It is a pretty old series, about a decade ago, which involves a mechanized girl to fulfill her grandfather's request to become human. It is set in that era, to which there is not that much magic or super-advance technological items, such as lasers or flying ships. What makes this series interesting is the idea of an advance Pinocchio story. Quality production was good at the time, though it involves bits of nudity and violence.

Kokoro Library - A Slice of life series that I still love (see them dancing in SoC's sig). It is a story about 3 girls and a library. Focuses mainly on Kokoro, one of the girls, and sets it at a really lovely pace. No extremes of romance, violence (except a small tidbit, you will understand why as the series progress), or slapstick comedy.

Abenobashi Mahou Shotengai - Also known as Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi. Pretty funny stuff. It is about a boy and a girl who travel to worlds to get back to their own. The curveball here is that the worlds are the thoughts of the boy. Extremely funny from beginning to end, overall it is worth a watch.

Now and Then, Here and There - This is a very strong drama that covers all the ethical choices of man. In a world where water is scarce, a lot is portrayed in here. Greed, power, child militias, rape, pregnancy, the works. It is by far, the deepest dramatic series that I have seen. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and School Days make you think, "Wow, they can do that?" This series make you say, "Wow.....we can do that?"

I can make a few more observational reviews of any other genres, just tell me which one.

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Key: the Metal Idol

A great show, but it just... stopped. The last episode just ended the story with no resolution or closure. Shitty way to end the series.

On the other hand, the opening credits song was kind of cool. I still have it, even though the rest of the soundtrack was bland at best.

Kokoro Library

I remember seeing this and thought it was very relaxing and calming. It was like watching fish swimming around gently in a tank while soothing music was playing. Never got past the third episode.

Abenobashi Mahou Shotengai

Awesome sauce. Period. Opening credits, pointless excursions into other genres, random mecha fights and helicopter rides made this a favorite when it came out.

Now and Then, Here and There

I took this girl I had just started seeing to the local anime club (she was a rather big anime nerd, which was great, because she was a hot petite Phillpino, and her family liked me. Too bad she was all fucked up from something else... Catholic issues or something... I don't know) and they showed this. The second episode, with the cat? Yeah, that's what they played.

Oh, did I mention she brought her seven year-old sister with us? Because they were going to show Sailor Moon? And that said little sister saw the whole cat scene? And she cried for an hour afterwards?

Yeah, I think that was the beginning of the whole crazt girl thing, now that I think back.

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A great show, but it just... stopped. The last episode just ended the story with no resolution or closure. Shitty way to end the series.

On the other hand, the opening credits song was kind of cool. I still have it, even though the rest of the soundtrack was bland at best.

I remember seeing this and thought it was very relaxing and calming. It was like watching fish swimming around gently in a tank while soothing music was playing. Never got past the third episode.

Awesome sauce. Period. Opening credits, pointless excursions into other genres, random mecha fights and helicopter rides made this a favorite when it came out.

I took this girl I had just started seeing to the local anime club (she was a rather big anime nerd, which was great, because she was a hot petite Phillpino, and her family liked me. Too bad she was all fucked up from something else... Catholic issues or something... I don't know) and they showed this. The second episode, with the cat? Yeah, that's what they played.

Oh, did I mention she brought her seven year-old sister with us? Because they were going to show Sailor Moon? And that said little sister saw the whole cat scene? And she cried for an hour afterwards?

Yeah, I think that was the beginning of the whole crazt girl thing, now that I think back.

My friend has an anime club, he's about to shut it down for that very reason. People keep bringing minors, little kids specifically. He's like 35, and most of the guys in the club are around there, but it's random when 15 year olds walk in. specifically girls because in all my experience anime fanboys can't just be cool around women.

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My friend has an anime club, he's about to shut it down for that very reason. People keep bringing minors, little kids specifically. He's like 35, and most of the guys in the club are around there, but it's random when 15 year olds walk in. specifically girls because in all my experience anime fanboys can't just be cool around women.

I remember there was an "anime club" in my high school. When I mean anime club, I mean 4 guys using a tv watching Slayers every day. It was pretty sad as the room was shared with basically everyone who had class before and after the lunchtime.

Sidenote: One time they were watching the Evangelion movie with the part where Rei was on top of Shinji, and they were commenting out loud.

"You know she is going to fake it when they do it"

The professor that lent them the room looked up from his magazine. "Wait, what? You are watching porn in class?!?!"

He then proceeds to turn off the tv and confiscate the tape. All while a bunch of people from after-lunch class, including me and a few friends, watched on. Classic.

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Shinji is a little fucking whiner. Oh, my daddy doesn't love me, and my mom died mysteriously but that's ok, someone made a fucked up clone of her as my classmate and I'm slightly freaked out by her but she's kind of sexy in that "I'm too quiet to file charges" way, and there are these two other women- ok, one teenage girl and one real woman, but still- and they so obviously have feelings for me even though one a German bitch queen and the other is a total slut for me, and I get to pilot a giant fucking robot all the tie and blow shit up and get paid to do it, oh woes iz me!

I'm glad he suffers throughout that entire series. He deserves it for being such a little bitch. Asuka should have strangled him in his sleep.

Man, I love that show! Anyone catch the "new" version that came out late last year?

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Yeah, I saw it when it was out in the theatre. I loved the updated look and fantasic composition by Shiro Sagisu. Other than that however it was something I already had on DVD in my cabinet at home.

The new Bleach movie, The Diamond Dust Rebellion, was.... well it was better than the first one. That does not say much though.

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Speaking of Bleach is anyone else fucking sick of it? I still watch it occasionally.. but they're always still in mexican hell (or whatever) and Ichigo is still getting his ass beat all the time. After the soul society Arc it was downhill. (at least for me).

Also speaking of Evangelion i hate that show, though i own all the original DVDs. While i was still watching and buying it I was enjoying it alot. Looking back I can't see what really compelled me to keep watching.

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Speaking of Bleach is anyone else fucking sick of it? I still watch it occasionally.. but they're always still in mexican hell (or whatever) and Ichigo is still getting his ass beat all the time. After the soul society Arc it was downhill. (at least for me).

Mexican Hell... Priceless... But like any Shonen style anime based on a manga, the anime cannot pass where the manga is. That is what I like to call the "Filler Effect."

It is when they release unneeded charactors or the dreaded Filler Arc (See Bounto).

Also speaking of Evangelion i hate that show, though i own all the original DVDs. While i was still watching and buying it I was enjoying it alot. Looking back I can't see what really compelled me to keep watching.

The side splitting comedy that is Shinji's life. That is what kept you going.

Also watch Eva: ReDeath.

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Speaking of Bleach is anyone else fucking sick of it? I still watch it occasionally.. but they're always still in mexican hell (or whatever) and Ichigo is still getting his ass beat all the time. After the soul society Arc it was downhill. (at least for me).

Also speaking of Evangelion i hate that show, though i own all the original DVDs. While i was still watching and buying it I was enjoying it alot. Looking back I can't see what really compelled me to keep watching.

I think Bleach is still okay. It's not the best of its genre but not as painful as some of the slower Naruto episodes. One Piece is still heads over both anyway.

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Speaking of Bleach is anyone else fucking sick of it? I still watch it occasionally.. but they're always still in mexican hell (or whatever) and Ichigo is still getting his ass beat all the time. After the soul society Arc it was downhill. (at least for me).

I think as someone else touched on, as soon as the soul society arc ended it's been almost all filler. I actually stopped watching around the end of the summer because it was just annoying. Now it looks as if they've gotten back into the manga storyline (read the manga, it's so much better... that goes for Naruto and a lot of other anime as well). I also skipped the entire last 30 eps or so of the original Naruto series because of the filler.

I think Bleach is still okay. It's not the best of its genre but not as painful as some of the slower Naruto episodes. One Piece is still heads over both anyway.

They both really do have pacing issues. I remember from the chuunin exams in Naruto, there was one fight that took up a couple of pages in 1 chapter of the manga (I think it was Tenten and Tamari) which had an entire episode of anime devoted to it...

Oh, and One Piece FTW. Doesn't seem to be as popular as the other two, but it's sooo much better...

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Oh, and One Piece FTW. Doesn't seem to be as popular as the other two, but it's sooo much better...

English dub completely turned me off from the series completely. I've stopped watching the three of them completely and only read Naruto and Bleach when the manga gets released. I've yet to start the One Piece manga, but I am interested.

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