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Hi.

So anime popped into the convesation about spider-man and it was suggested that we start a new thread....so here's the new thread...what do you guys like to watch, whats your favorite anime?

Here's my list:

Sailor Moon (the original pure japanese stuff, not the dubbed american mess)
Ranma 1/2
Ruroni Kenshin
Kodomo no Omocha
Excel Saga
Dragon Ball
Cardcaptor Sakura (the original stuff, not the dubbed american mess)
Eva
Visons of Escaflowne
Ghost in the Shell

*Thats all I got right now...

Okay...thats a scary list...
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*Kenshin, by far, is my favorite. Man I love that series.

*Escaflowne (especially with Hecto's "fate vibrator" translation)

*Bakaretsu (sp?) Hunter, if I'm remembering the name correctly

*Marmalade Boy...because it's SOOOO bad. I can only watch that with a group of people so we can resoundly taunt the screen.

*Of course Ghost in the Shell

Ugh, it's been too long. I cant' remember the others I used to enjoy.

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::laughs::

Its okay. Its been forever since I've watched anything either...its kind of depressing to see all the stuff I have and remember how much I enjoyed anime at one point, and how it slowly feels like I'm losing some interest in it...amazing how when I do pop in a DVD or tape I'm suddenly really into it again <also kind of amazing what going to college/graduating from college and working will do to your free time>
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Through the filter of my roommate, who, while not an otaku, does actively search out *good* anime, I got to see some pretty good anime recently.

In no particular order:
LAST EXILE - a really nicely drawn and plotted anime about two battling worlds separated by a vast flowing storm called the Grand Stream that no flyer has ever gotten through. The daughter and son of the two legendary pilots are messenger couriers who become caught up in an intrigue involving the ongoing war between the two worlds and the mysterious Guild, a technologically powerful race who seem to want to keep the war going.

WOLF'S RAIN - In an apocalyptic future wolves have been hunted to seeming extinction but some of the survivors have learned to live among the humans and maintain the illusion that they are humans. The ruling elite class in the world fight among themselves. Some of them seek the last surviving wolves because they can open up the way to Paradise, something the wolves themselves are seeking but without the influence of the noble class. Again, very high quality animation.

HAIBANE RENMEI - Another superb fantasy. Slow moving but rewarding. In a 'convent' on the edge of a town that is enclosed entirely by an impassable wall, a group of angels live. Every so often a new infant angel falls from the sky and is brought into the group. The story is a tale of discovery of one of the new angels as she discovers the secrets of the angels and learns about their world.

VOICES OF A DISTANT STAR - This is a one-off that was made entirely by one person (besides music). It's about a future where a budding romance between two highschool students is interrupted when the girl is selected to become a pilot in an intergalactic war. It has the usual space battle and robot battles but the real story is how she tries to maintain a longdistance relationship with her 'boyfriend' even given the relativistic time difference. She is always a teenager and still lives her life as though just a year has passed but back at home, the boyfriend is growing up as an adult, his life punctuated by the messages that come at increasingly lengthy intervals. Poignant.

I'll write some more after I deal with my dinner...

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COWBOY BEBOP - The most entertaining anime I've ever seen, really. About a group of bounty hunters who jet around the solar system catching crooks and dealing with enemies and characters from their past. It straddles the line between slapstick comedy and some dark background. Great great characters.

GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX - Like the movie but seriously better. The animation is top notch. I found the story sometimes intriguing, sometimes boring but redeemed by good action sequences. I didn't think the payoff of the first season was nearly enough for the buildup. I'm watching the second season for the quality of the animation.

SAMURAI CHAMPLOO: By the director of COWBOY BEBOP. Plenty of hip hop style mixed with a comedic samurai story. Two assassins, one a cool student of the sword and the other an instinctual half-Chinese fighter, are joined by a whimsical former hostess on assorted adventures throughout the Meiji era Japan. I've seen four eps and they've all been pretty amusing, though it remains to be seen if the series will match the depth of COWBOY BEBOP.

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just wondering...if Initial D count as anime?

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Initial D 1st Stage/2nd Stage/3rd Stage/Special Stage/4th Stage


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Wow, took care of the dinner quickly...

Sorry my posts haven't been quite as eleborate as yours, its been a super long day. I will say this though...

I think of everything that I've watched Kenshin and Eva have been my absoutly favorites, I started watching Eva over Christmas but haven't had a chance to finish, I want to start getting Kenshin on DVD (i have copies of it on CD for my computer), but I want to get the series on DVD...to bad its so frickin' expensive.
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I've seen one episode of Initatial D...last I heard its considered an anime...since you've watched more Inital D then I have, you think I should give it another chance?
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but I want to get the series on DVD...to bad its so frickin' expensive.
I know I've only seen about 20 episodes or so, and I haven't seen the feature length. But the story, characters, animation, sense of humor are just so dead on awesome in Kenshin. It jsut blew me away when I first started watching it.

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Some of my fav anime is, Trigun, Outlaw Star, Cowboy Bebop, Ninja Scroll (movie), and Intial D


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