top three fave Anime

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Gungrave - that's the name of it! I watched the first few episodes a while ago, and I meant to catch up with the rest of the series but forgot.:eek: Thanks, Conn - now I can look out for it again; it looked good from what I saw of it.

Macross. That's another one I'd forgotten . The only one I've seen is the movie (was it subtitled Do you remember love? It's been a while), but it was brilliant.

Gungrave one of my first anime and a very good story,action.


Macross that movie isnt the original find the original eps. There are so many different version they made to make money on Macross. The american version Robotech,many other weird versions.
 

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The american version Robotech,many other weird versions.

The first and second Robotech wars were great most of the time. Two of my top favorite animes.

Death Note was good, as was Code Geass.
 

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The first and second Robotech wars were great most of the time. Two of my top favorite animes.

Death Note was good, as was Code Geass.

They changed alot from the original Macross. You should see Macross, Robotech was fun but they removed things that was too "Japanese",cut away alot to make movies out of it.


Robotech i still have on VHS before the days you knew anime,manga existed. But i dont respect as much after seeing the original.
 

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Ok so im going to be the girly-girl then

1. The wallflower
2. Ouran High School Host Club
3. Trinity Blood

I live diff types of anime tho mainly historical (rather than mecha style) but i just love watching those first two. Whenever i want cheering up ill watch the wallflower - hysterically funny
 

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This is of course meant for anime so Avatar dont count but nice try ;)

Anime isnt the best by far animation bizz anymore after i saw Batman Animated Series,Up,Wall-E.

Of course there is Family Guy,American Dad to take down the standard of american animation...
 

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The Studio Ghibli films - I love every single one, they're just too good.
Ranma 1/2 - It just never fails to make me chuckle.
Tokyo Mew Mew - I can't help it, it's so cute.
 

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This is of course meant for anime so Avatar dont count but nice try ;)

Anime isnt the best by far animation bizz anymore after i saw Batman Animated Series,Up,Wall-E.

Of course there is Family Guy,American Dad to take down the standard of american animation...

Well, ok, technically Avatar the Last Air Bender is not anime, but similar in content and style.

I forgot about Wolf's Rain. It was pretty entertaining although I've seen a few eps.
 

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Yes, I have to agree with BookStop. Avatar: The Last Airbender is technically not anime, but it does share some conventions, enough that some people call it "American anime." The setting might not be as complex but the characters and story are very well-developed and engaging, which I think is unusual for an American series of this nature.

Batman (not to be confused with The Batman - which I can't stand) and especially Batman Beyond are actually among my favorites for American animated series, but even they adhere very closely to the convention of a more episodic style than anime (more stand-alone episodes, fewer dealing with the overall storyline).
 

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Bookshop:

My bad i thought you meant the big blockbuster Avatar not the animated The Last Airbender. Should have been more clear.

I dont like people using anime as a name for american style animation. Of course there are american animation tries to look japanese anime but i dont find that interesting. Every culture should use its own style and not copy others to make money.


Michael01:

Batman animations are great most of them, specially because they are stand alone eps. Its rare for any animeted to make good stand alone eps. Anime or western animation. Its greater than most western animation and anime i have seen. I compare it only to the best animes.
 

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Every culture should use its own style and not copy others to make money.

No culture exists in a bubble. Japan and America have borrowed back-and-forth for decades. Wasn't the look of some early manga pretty much taken from Betty Boop?

(Though I think Avatar TLA is more a straightforward copying of styles than most.)
 

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No culture exists in a bubble. Japan and America have borrowed back-and-forth for decades. Wasn't the look of some early manga pretty much taken from Betty Boop?

(Though I think Avatar TLA is more a straightforward copying of styles than most.)

Being inspired by others is one thing and straightforward copy is another thing.

"American Anime","American Manga"
works are just a trick of marketing. I'm talking about lame stuff like that.

Being inspired by others is natural. Tezuka one of the fathers of manga was inspired by Disney and Kurosawa was influenced by western culture like fav directors,Shakespeare. That i read was the reason Kurosawa was never big in his own country while the rest of the world admire him.
 

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My three favorite anime?


I'd have to say they'd all be movies, and I would have to say Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, and Paprika.


(Although Paprika was a little disturbing, to be kind.....)
 

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Ah, yes .. oh, I seem to be contributing to a derail here (in fact, I may have started it)...

Sorry, Connavar. I meant that I've only heard some fans call it that. I haven't heard it used as a marketing tool or anything like that.

Now ... just so I'm not blatantly derailing our favorites thread:

1. When the Cicadas Cry
2. Blood Plus
3. Eureka 7

I've seen about two or three episodes of Wolf's Rain and thought it was interesting. I'd certainly like to see more when I have the chance.
 

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I haven't seen a lot of anime. For awhile we were doing a random anime episode on the store's podcast but that quietly disappeared (both the podcast and the segment but not the store... the store is still there). I seem to remember liking Bubblegum Crash/Crisis and its knock-off A.D. Police. I really enjoyed watching Last Airbender and Kora with my daughter. Kaze No Stigma is the series that I am currently working my way through on Netflix.

~Mike
 

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Ghost in the Shell
 

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top 3? hard to choose since i love so much.

1. 12 Kingdoms ... although it's unfinished, the world-building and lore of it all is awesome.
2. DeathNote - the story is fantastic. bar none.
3. Bleach
 

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