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  • cerealkiller
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    the manga is excellent for watamote. The show is pretty good too. That's the OP for all the episode IIRC. She's not really misanthropic as much as she is an awkward pervert otaku with no friends. It can get hard to read and watch. A lot of people on /a/ (the anime/manga board on 4chan) actually kept the manga alive by buying 20 and 30 copies of the manga volumes because they loved it that much.

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  • Cielle
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    Someone suggested Watamote to me yesterday. I don't really know much of anything about it, other than that it apparently covers the adventures of a misanthropic high school girl, and from that description, it could really go either way. Oh, and it seems that at least one episode has a rather impressive intro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmtkbo2QJ7Y

    I won't be able to give it a look until this weekend either way, but I'd be interested to hear anyone's take on the series.

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  • Cinder
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    I have just discovered Magi: the Labyrinth of Magic and I have to say that I'm enjoying it. Like, a lot.

    It's surprising because I have a complicate relationship with the Shounen genre, as my friends constantly talk of of Naruto, Bleach, Dragon Ball and similar series as if they are absolute masterworks and the ultimate expression of the Anime/Manga art. For such reason, I've probably become overly critical of Shounen in general. I honestly can't say if that's because I can't stand the hype, the conventions of the genre don't suit my tastes or other reasons I can't fathom, but finding a Shounen I really like has become quite difficult nowadays, like some sort of Holy Grail.

    It seems the search has finally ended with Magi, and I'm quite happy with that.
    Last edited by Cinder; 11-06-2013, 02:38 PM.

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  • Isator Levi
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    I'm enjoying some light hearted Magical Girl stuff like Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura at the moment, to contrast with the bleed off from Attack on Titan*.

    Hmm, I've got to remember to keep up with Kill la Kill as well...

    I'm also trying to consider which of my previously watched anime to revisit; at the moment, Code Geass (at least R1) is the main contender.

    * Which I still need to put that review together for.

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  • cerealkiller
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    well if you like the psychological stuff I would highly recommend Serial Experiments Lain.

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  • Darker Days Mike
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    I tend to prefer more thought provoking anime, such as Evangelion, Ghost in the Shell, and Shoujo Kakumei Utena.

    Also, giant robots.
    Last edited by Darker Days Mike; 11-04-2013, 11:39 PM.

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  • cerealkiller
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    Originally posted by Siven View Post
    I see a distinct lack of Type Moon VNs.

    Also Now and Then, Here and There.

    Also concerning School Days. Yeah, that one's...a bit. It's when you put it in context of the other VNs of that universe, it's brain bleach territory. And I'm not talking about Summer Days.
    I'm not a fan of Type Moon. Nasu's writingg doesn't do it for me but I understand the influence he's had on VNs so I'll add Tsukihime and FSN to the list for VNs.

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  • AkatsukiLeader13
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    Originally posted by Dataweaver View Post
    ...RWBY and Cartoon Network's Avatar (the Last Airbender and the Legend of Korra) are particularly strong examples: the former is so animesque that when it was first shown on CrunchyRoll (a streaming site that specializes in anime, manga, and Japanese entertainment in general), there were requests that it be released in “the original Japanese” instead of “the English dub”.
    Ha! Somehow I'm not surprised.

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  • Siven
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    I see a distinct lack of Type Moon VNs.

    Also Now and Then, Here and There.

    Also concerning School Days. Yeah, that one's...a bit. It's when you put it in context of the other VNs of that universe, it's brain bleach territory. And I'm not talking about Summer Days.

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  • The Revenge of TV Head
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    Originally posted by cerealkiller View Post
    Why isn't X on the list? Either I forgot it, haven't seen it, dislike it or its common enough that I don't view it as necessary to add.
    It's funny, because X is the title of an actual Anime.

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  • Dataweaver
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    Can we talk about animesque subjects as well? “Animesque” is a term used to describe Western animation that feels like anime: RWBY and Cartoon Network's Avatar (the Last Airbender and the Legend of Korra) are particularly strong examples: the former is so animesque that when it was first shown on CrunchyRoll (a streaming site that specializes in anime, manga, and Japanese entertainment in general), there were requests that it be released in “the original Japanese” instead of “the English dub”.

    Which brings up another point central to this topic: almost by definition, Anime, manga, Visual Novels, and Light Novels are Japanese. As such, nearly all dialog was originally in Japanese. Exceptions include individual characters who speak various foreign languages (such as English), the occasional use of English loan-words (you'll occasionally hear anime characters say things like "OK" and "Thank you", much like you'll hear English speakers say "Sayonara"), and sometimes "Engrish" (that is, dialog that sounds like English to the average Japanese speaker, but sounds like gibberish to the average English-speaker). This means that most Japanese entertainment needs to be translated into English for consumption in English-speaking countries such as America, which in turn means that most anime tends to be either subbed (that is, subtitles) or dubbed (replacing the original voice actors with English-speaking counterparts). Manga, Visual Novels, and Light Novels, being things that you read rather than listen to, merely need to be translated.

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