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Anime That You Didn't Watch (maybe)
« on: May 27, 2015, 07:47:29 AM »
There are a tons of anime out there.  Unless you are a hardcore fan, you may not have seen all of the them.  Here is my ongoing list of series that not many people talk about.  Let's start this with....

Cromartie High School

I knew nothing of before watching.  I was expecting the typical bada$$ characters and plot.  What I got was a  hilarious comedy.  The theme song is really catchy too.  The show is unpopular to the point that it is not even banned on YouTube.  So if you missed it, here you go.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSgMr1vss1M

The Japanese dubbed is better, but oh well.  He's still one tough bunny. 



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Re: Anime That You Didn't Watch (maybe)
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2015, 08:10:21 AM »
Gunbuster

I really enjoyed this as a kid.  I haven't watched it recently, so I don't know if it still holds up.  In any case, I still have fond memories of it.  Plus, the main protagonists are female.  Don't see that everyday.  In one of the interludes, there is a really catchy short duet.  I am not sure if it made to the YouTube cut.  This series is an older one.  You can actually watch the entire series on YouTube.  I guess no one cares about it anymore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VrDl1RRoaw

BTW, if you make it all the way to the end, there is a small joke that you might miss if you don't know Japanese.  I didn't notice as a kid, but I noticed years later after I have studied some Japanese.     



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Re: Anime That You Didn't Watch (maybe)
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2015, 07:38:29 AM »
Guyver

A kid who inherits a suit that makes him a super powered?  Plus, he has a cute girlfriend and the coolest best friend?  Who wouldn't love this?

I haven't watched this since I was a kid.  It might not hold up today.  But, I have good memories of it. 

Another series that you can watch on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjCyyoTLYMA



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Re: Anime That You Didn't Watch (maybe)
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2015, 02:36:09 AM »
Card Fight! Vanguard

It's a show about a trading card game "vanguard"

It looks interesting to play (i have no interest in shelling out money for cards anymore).
The show is ok (watching eng dub).  The main character's sister is cute and bubbly personality.

This show almost feels like the opposite of yugioh.

in yugioh, you expect yugi/yami/atem to win via some hidden card, some trump card, or "heart of the cards."  Somehow in the most intense situations, he pulls just what he needs to flip the tables.

in this show (i'm up to lvl 11 or so) no such thing..  the main character lost 3 episodes in a row.  he lost in the semi finals of the card shop tournament.  and he lost against another player following soon after (though maybe he threw this fight).

I don't want to see someone always winning.  But damn, this guy kept losing.  Almost expect him to lose each time.

I watch it to see who he fights. cause he is boring, and even though the deck is stacked with cards. he uses the same 10 every match.  It's just, he learns to use them better, learns they have abilities he didn't know that they did earlier..




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Re: Anime That You Didn't Watch (maybe)
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2015, 03:20:14 PM »
Cromartie was wacky.  It was funny but it wasn't something I could sit and watch in one sitting.  Just too far out there but the characters were macabre.

Gunbuster (uncut) is a classic.  Reminds me a lot like Ender's Game.  Do not get the US release.  They hacked it and the spin off Killbuster (or something) was disappointing.

My choice is
The Tatami Galaxy
It's about a college grad looking for love but can't find it, even when it's dangling right before him.  Artwork is different, characters are memorable and each episode is well written in scope of the entire series.  Lastly if you really want to practice your Japanese then this series will test your reading, hearing and comprehension skills.  Crack speed dialogue.

Some other notable entries are Bubblegum Crisis (strong female roles in hardsuits) and Gunsmith Cats (women into guns, bombs, cars and they're bounty hunters) along with Riding Bean.


« Last Edit: June 09, 2015, 03:29:36 PM by Sifu »

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