I need your help -- best animes

Byranx 11-08-2003 10:43 AM
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Originally posted by Ryoma


The Vision of Escaflowne: Shoji Kawamori's long-delayed 26-episode saga about teen angst/love, fate & war. Set in a medieval setting with giant robots as giant suits of armor, it features Yoko Kanno's music, Maaya Sakamoto's voice & Sunrise's best budget of a 1996 TV series.
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Heh...forgot all about Escaflowne. Yeas this should be one of my recommendations as well....what really drew me to it was the music. I would also recommend the Escaflowne Movie too....some really climatic and exciting Guymelef fights in the series and even some unworldly powers clashing in the movie...kinda of reminded me of spriggan in some waysCool
A. Rosewater 11-08-2003 12:23 PM
thank you everyone for all your help....it is greatly appreciated

im going with Escaflowne, im a sucker for giant robot suit things lol and i just cant get enough of yoko kanno's music also

but thank you anyways,i shall pay you all in gold hahaha
Rheinhard 11-17-2003 11:11 PM
There's one other slightly older series which I think everyone who is a fan of Big O should check out: GIANT ROBO! I can't even begin to describe how much butt this series kicks. Amazing music (orchestral score performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic), classic 60s style character designs, more phenomenally super-powered characters than you can shake a stick at, mad scientists, super-ESPers, and giant robots!

This show was produced by Yasuhiro Imagawa (whom you may know from his later work on G Gundam), as a tribute to all the shows and books he loved as a kid (much like Spielberg and Lucas did with Raiders of the Lost Ark). He takes characters from several manga series by manga legend Mitsuteru Yokoyama, including the original Giant Robo, Mars, Babel II and Tetsujin 28,plus from Chinese novels like the Romance of Three Kingdoms and Tales from the Water Margin, mixes 'em all up, and comes out with something quite new.

And if you check it out now you'll have the advantage of being able to get all the episodes at once. It was absolute hell for those of us following it as it came out because this series has the deadliest cliffhangers ever made, and sometimes it was up to a year between episodes!! Crying
Patsai 12-13-2003 01:19 AM
This is a late post, but I recommend one and only one anime show:

EXCEL SAGA

If you like Family Guy and/or South Park, this show is for you! It's an anime nonetheless, and it'll make you laugh so hard, you have to pause your DVD just to regain your consciousness.

I will say it's not for everyone because it mocks just about everything (from movie and Japanese parodies down to the sex jokes), not to mention the show is so plotless, you can watch the show in any order and it would make sense (I wouldn't watch the last episode; it the only important episode in the series and that is probably the one you should avoid watching because it'll spoil lots of secrets of the story you're not supposed to know about unless you've watched the entire series and it may also insult you).

Still, it's the funniest anime out there! To give you story backround about this show, it's about a secret organization called ACROSS who's goal is to take over the world, but they decide to start small by taking over one city known as F.

The leader of this organization is Il Palazzo, a rather smart and handsome man (who wears unusually big shoulder pads) who wants to rule the Earth because it is corrupt and by taking it over, he can set things right to it.

He has three assistance to help him on his conquest: Excel, Hyatt, and...a bucket, a sponge, a plunger (these all count as one person). Now the funny thing is is that everytime El Palazzo sends them to do missions, they somehow end up failing it, and it is mostly Excel's fault. In fact, she is so bad, the bucket, sponge, and plunger are at a higher rank then her (I think the bathroom cleaning supplies is the staff director)!

Excel is highly hyperactive, and she talks so fast, you often can't understand what she's saying (which is rather funny).

Hyatt...dies a lot in each episode. About five times in every episode. This is also real funny because Hyatt would die in the oddest situations (she would stand there and her face would turn blue, cough up blood, fall, and then die!).

Yeah, so each episode features the antics of these duos trying to accomplish missions for LORD EL PALAZZO!

Oh, and I'll also mention Puchuus! There these cute little teddy bears that are actually cute looking unlike most other cute creatures other anime artist draw. Yeah, they show up here and there raiding havoc. You'll crack up when you see them being beat up because there faces deform and turn real creepy!

And I guess I mention Minchu. Minchu is Excel cat-looking dog and also her emergency dinner in case she get real hungry!

Now so I don't continue to babble, I will leave it to you to watch it and figure out the other important characters in the show and let you laugh when you see it! Big Grin
DarkBear 12-13-2003 02:36 AM
The Big O Season 1 : 13 shows

I just bought this dvd and I love it! (note: it is cheaper to buy it online than in the stores I found out the hard way!)
A. Rosewater 12-13-2003 10:05 AM
of course i have the big O....its only my favorite
Pygmalion 12-13-2003 10:34 AM
Take a look at the "Satoshi Kon" thread below. I just got Millenium Actress, and I am quite impressed by it. It is a complex movie that should stand up to repeated rewatchings.

Pygmalion
Prince-Consort Tesser 12-13-2003 03:55 PM
GALAXY EXPRESS! GALAXY EXPRESS ADIEU! Two of the GREATS!

And of course the incredible, not-to-be-believed ROBOT CARNIVAL!!

(I am very enthusiastic about these. Big Grin )
Tifaria 12-13-2003 04:36 PM
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Originally posted by Prince-Consort Tesser
GALAXY EXPRESS! GALAXY EXPRESS ADIEU! Two of the GREATS!

And of course the incredible, not-to-be-believed ROBOT CARNIVAL!!

(I am very enthusiastic about these. Big Grin )



For sure! They show their age, but they're excellent films. Along those lines is also, of course, anything Miyazaki. My favorites are Kiki's Delivery Service, Nausicaa, and Spirited Away, if you're okay with one-shot movies. They're excellent.

I haven't seen Milennium Actress yet, but I've heard it's great.

Also, if you're okay with lighthearted high school fare, check out Azumanga Daioh. It's frantic and crazy, but it's a great and really funny show. I don't think it's out in a domestic release yet, though. I saw mine through a friend, but it's good. It's nice to see a show about high school that isn't loaded with unecessary fan service. Roll Eyes I just finished watching the first few episodes, which is why I'm mentioning it. Smile )
A. Rosewater 12-13-2003 04:42 PM
ive heard about robot carnival...i think my brother has it actually....i shall check it out if you speak so highly of it sir

i thank you
Falcon 7 12-13-2003 04:47 PM
Azumanga Daioh is being released by ADV early next year and they already have the first two manga out. While I'm not sure that I'd list it as one of the best, as Tifaria said, it's a really fun series and you should check it out. Big Grin

As for my pick, Satoshi Kon's Perfect Blue is an amazing movie, but it is VERY adult in it's subject matter. You have been warned.
Mike 12-13-2003 04:49 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Prince-Consort Tesser
GALAXY EXPRESS! GALAXY EXPRESS ADIEU! Two of the GREATS!

And of course the incredible, not-to-be-believed ROBOT CARNIVAL!!

(I am very enthusiastic about these. Big Grin )


Galaxy Express 999 gave me a headache...probably because I saw it when I was 12, and it was 1 in the morning, and I was sick, so I had absolutely no idea what was going on. But it did seem really cool.

And I have another to add to this list:
EXCEL SAGA!!!

But be warned: It has the potential to be either the funniest thing you've ever seen, or the most offensive.
IamRogerSmith 12-13-2003 04:59 PM
Alamsy I no longer trust your judgement after I saw "End of Evangelion" on your list - wtf are smoking? Wink If you're gonna bother seeing Evangelion (the series) why bother watching that movie? Only like the last 10 minutes of it is anything new. Death/Rebirth are waaaaaaaaaaay better.

If you want my opinion on some anime:

http://www.palioxis.com/index.php?go=reviews/anime/index.php

There ya go.
Ryoma 12-13-2003 06:38 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Rheinhard
There's one other slightly older series which I think everyone who is a fan of Big O should check out: GIANT ROBO! I can't even begin to describe how much butt this series kicks. Amazing music (orchestral score performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic), classic 60s style character designs, more phenomenally super-powered characters than you can shake a stick at, mad scientists, super-ESPers, and giant robots!

This show was produced by Yasuhiro Imagawa (whom you may know from his later work on G Gundam), as a tribute to all the shows and books he loved as a kid (much like Spielberg and Lucas did with Raiders of the Lost Ark). He takes characters from several manga series by manga legend Mitsuteru Yokoyama, including the original Giant Robo, Mars, Babel II and Tetsujin 28,plus from Chinese novels like the Romance of Three Kingdoms and Tales from the Water Margin, mixes 'em all up, and comes out with something quite new.

And if you check it out now you'll have the advantage of being able to get all the episodes at once. It was absolute hell for those of us following it as it came out because this series has the deadliest cliffhangers ever made, and sometimes it was up to a year between episodes!! Crying
Listen to this person: Giant Robo is indeed an overlooked classic. Not to mention, Big-O's director was the animation director for this epic OVA. And when I say "epic" I mean Z Gundam/Berserk epic.

God I wish there was more!

PS: Check out Gunbuster if you like Giant Robo.
Mr.Grudge 12-14-2003 02:48 AM
BubbleGum Crisis Tokyo 2040, it's a remake of the original OVA set over 26 episodes. It starts out rather episodic, with them taking down the mad-android of the week while developing the characters but about a third of the way through it starts progressing through a pretty good story and the entire last third is a series of cliffhangers. Plus compared to most other animes the Perfect Collection with all 6 DVDs is rather inexpensive. The finale is rather confusing but nowhere near as a mindbender as End of Evangelion.
Prince-Consort Tesser 12-14-2003 08:24 AM
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BubbleGum Crisis Tokyo 2040, it's a remake of the original OVA set over 26 episodes. It starts out rather episodic, with them taking down the mad-android of the week while developing the characters but about a third of the way through it starts progressing through a pretty good story and the entire last third is a series of cliffhangers. Plus compared to most other animes the Perfect Collection with all 6 DVDs is rather inexpensive. The finale is rather confusing but nowhere near as a mindbender as End of Evangelion.


Are you MAD?!? Ignore Bubblegum Crisis 2040 - stick to the original Bubblegum Crisis. Better stories, better characters. the 2040 version reeks because they bitched up all the characters in an effort to "improve" them - and I don't mean just their looks!

On a side note, if you want to get Dirty Pair, get the original and avoid Dirty Pair Flash like the plague. Like Bubblegum Crisis, beloved characters are ruined for the sake of dubious "improvements". In the case of Dirty Pair Flash, all the improvements seem oriented toward making them into soft-core porn versions of magical girls.
A Clockwork Tomato 12-14-2003 08:51 AM
Has anyone mentioned PORCO ROSSO? It has my vote for being the most beautiful animated movie ever made. Also peculiar and mysterious in a way that ought to appeal to BIG O fans. A Miyazaki classic, but aimed more at grown-ups than his usual fare.

And the flying scenes, oh! the flying scenes! They must be seen to be believed. Multiple times.
Mr.Grudge 12-14-2003 02:07 PM
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Originally posted by Prince-Consort Tesser
Are you MAD?!?


No I'm not, but of course we're not all going to agree on what we think is good.
Nyarlathotep 12-14-2003 09:54 PM
1. Neon Genesis Evangelion, plus End of Eva, if you can find it
2. Big O of course
3. Gundam 8th MS Team
4. Gundam Wing
5. G-Gundam
6. Reign the Conquerer *gets pelted with tomatoes*