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What's the best anime, and what anime are you watching?
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Avatar PDM
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December 7, 2018 - 2:54 am

well, that topic definitely grows into a very intersting exchange of to watch lists 😀

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December 6, 2018 - 7:54 am

gemini post_id=18920 time=1544092215 user_id=8818 said:

Into horror? Parasyte or Elfen Lied are classics.

Elfen Lied was a bit too bleak for my tastes - I don't mind horror, but that was just spiteful 😛

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December 6, 2018 - 5:30 am

Only that immediate premise is similar in Overlord.

Also wow I havent thought about Lain or RaXephone in firever. Definitely good ones.

Into horror? Parasyte or Elfen Lied are classics. (I wish theyd make Franken Fran into an anime -- great horror sort of anthology piece).

Re; SAO - supposedly the stuff when he's in the Gun MMO is better than the original 25 episodes.

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December 6, 2018 - 3:47 am

"Golden Ace" post_id=18915 time=1544033862 user_id=4430 said:

finished Sword art online I now starting Sword Art online II. this one is starting out as a Gun MMO. where someone in game is killing people IRL through the game with a gun. interesting.

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do that - great fun seeing it 😀

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December 5, 2018 - 1:17 pm

finished Sword art online I now starting Sword Art online II. this one is starting out as a Gun MMO. where someone in game is killing people IRL through the game with a gun. interesting.

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December 5, 2018 - 10:41 am

You've seen part one. Part two is the next 4 episodes, the faerie world. Then third part is the section to the end.
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Golden Ace
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December 5, 2018 - 9:52 am

question. how many episodes in season 1 for Sword Art online? it shows season 1 with 25 episodes.

I'm asking because half way through the season he beat the game but his girlfriend never made it out. she is held captive in a new game with fairies. and there is some uncomfortable forced sexual stuff

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December 5, 2018 - 7:09 am

I started watching "Hundred" but it didn't really grab me. Will give it another look.

Definitely second the recommendation on "Overlord" - a friend of mine loved the manga and was constantly bugging me to try it. I'm lazy, so picked it up the moment the anime came out 😛

If you liked Neon Genesis Evangelion I would strongly recommend you look up RahXephon. It's a few years old at this point, but it's still probably my favourite anime of all time, and is basically NGE done right. I realise that's a somewhat blasphemous statement, so let me explain. While NGE was ground-breaking in many ways, the storyline for the original series turned into an incomprehensible mess and the characters were so messed up as to be almost caricatures. RahXephon knew everything about it's story from the start, and it all comes together beautifully at the end, with proper foreshadowing, etc. The characters are much more believable, with decent depth. Plus the music is far better 🙂

Another older anime that should be on everyone's watch list is Serial Experiments: Lain. A fantastic brain melter that leaves you gazing vacantly into space after it ends as you ponder. My friend and I marathoned the entire thing in one sitting and it was awesome 😛

Currently watching My Hero Acadamia - another recommendation from a friend. Seems interesting so far, but I'd rate is as "decently watchable", though I'm only up to episode 13, so I may not have got to the really good bits yet.

My very first anime, before I even realised it was a thing, was "Battle of the Planets" - and yes, I know that's the Westernised re-edit of Gatchaman, but BotP is what I knew it as when I loved it, and the version I watched, so...

Likewise I fell in love with "Thunderbirds 2086", another westernisation (Scientific Rescue Team Technoboyager originally), that tied into the original Thunderbirds lore. Since all the ships had TB on the them already (from Technoboyager) that was surprisingly easy 😛

It was many years later I found out what these actually were, but they definitely set me up for wanting more 🙂

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December 4, 2018 - 8:27 am

"Avatar PDM" post_id=18877 time=1543913049 user_id=3563 said:

I know that went towards GD and Gemini but I just wanted to say : it always depends on what you like to see 😉

I am kind of a Sci Fi or Fantasy Fan, so this is what I am looking for in general 🙂
started with Record of Lodoss War (with following Chronicles of the Heroic Knight)
went on with Silent Moebius and Neon Genesis Evangelion, Bubblegum Crisis (in those days I had a female friend who wanted to watch Animes with me 😉 )
of course my childhood was about Saber Rider and Galaxy Rangers 😉

Lodoss War, NGE, Bubblegum Crisis and Bastard! were my first animes as well.

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December 4, 2018 - 6:28 am

"Golden Ace" post_id=18879 time=1543921073 user_id=4430 said:

Avatar your posts are always insightful and informative. and no you didn't write too much. and you used paragraphs 😀

I always appreciate your insight. wish you would have or could have logged on to paragon chat and discord with us Friday night. that was a blast. would have been better with you there.

true - would have loved to be part of it! 🙁 I will definitely try next year again. Was just such a busy weekend, with me being only at home to sleep, that I had no time in getting on my Notebook, at all and regretfully did also not manage to use Lunawisps and your infos to finally get it working.

P.S. Yep, I am doing my best not to strain your sight too much 😀
When I am writing long text episodes without a break it is usually because I am just typing down, what goes through my mind, without me wanting to break the flow. (and with app. 70-80 hits per minute - got slower ever since my hand-impairment after that car accident but still - that still are quite a few letters 😉 )

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December 4, 2018 - 5:57 am

Avatar your posts are always insightful and informative. and no you didn't write too much. and you used paragraphs 😀

I always appreciate your insight. wish you would have or could have logged on to paragon chat and discord with us Friday night. that was a blast. would have been better with you there.

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December 3, 2018 - 8:50 am

Another good watch - sort of - is [size=150]Rewrite[/size].

Season one is outstanding, a well thought out and fresh take on the genre.

Season two starts out utterly weird. It stays weird for the first 6-7 episodes and then goes back to being an outstanding anime. The ending is surprising but superb. The hard part is getting though the first bewildering half of season two.

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One of my favorites is [size=150]Hundred[/size].

Yes, it is full of fan service, yes it has a striking resemblance to Infinite Stratos (another good anime, btw), But it has a whole lot of depth, a constant feeling of dread, and a great story. Even with the desperate story the harem aspect makes you laugh and laugh! It is definitely a different anime from IS, I wish they could have stretched out the anime to 13 episodes. The ending was very rushed compared to the light novel.

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Speaking of light novels, [size=150]The New Gate[/size] is one of the best out there. A great, great story. The manga has substandard cleaning and redrawing, but damn... it is really good as well. I can't wait for this one to become an anime!

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December 3, 2018 - 7:05 am

"Avatar PDM" post_id=18855 time=1543830053 user_id=3563 said:

Gemini
Tell us about Overlord - always interested in hearing about good things 🙂

Guy is holding his own sort of vigil for a shutting down MMO (sound familiar? haha) except he's one of the last players online - most of the others, including his guild, have long since quit.

Servers shut down and cue 'transported to new world'

The part I like that separates it from the others of the similar genre - he's not an idealistic kid starting out weak and alone - (he's got all his levels, spells, riches, guild hall) so he decides to take over the world.

It's an interesting deconstruction. It's on Hulu - 3 seasons.

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December 2, 2018 - 8:10 pm

Watch Overlord, it's much better 😉

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December 2, 2018 - 5:44 pm

ha, should have known I couldn't find something good that you hadn't seen already.

thanks for the warning on season 2. :/

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December 2, 2018 - 5:13 pm

I love, hate and love SAO.

This anime is great as an Isekai sword & sorcery romp. It is very hard to find a better one. Some of the material in part one is a little tough to accept, but overall the series is top notch. I finished the main series, but found part two, the faerie version, to be something I could not finish, especially with the implied sexual assault stuff. The third part, using guns, is a HUGE step up and I think it will end up being the best of the three, getting back to the roots of the series in a very creative way. But, I have not finished part three yet. It took me a while to even consider watching three after being assailed by two, and I only started watching it recently.

So, IMO, watch and enjoy part one, watch two until you can't deal with the subject matter, and then skip to three.

There are a series of games based on this anime, and the one on the PS4 is supposed to be a top game, especially if you have friends to play with. The PC version. umm. really sux.

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December 2, 2018 - 4:31 pm

Hooked after the second episode.

GladDog have you seen it yet?

been using 9anime to view it.

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