Anime (JAPANESE ANIMATION)

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  1. jriems

    jriems Audio Ojiisan

    I'm 47 and have been watching anime fairly regularly since the fan-sub VHS days of the late '80s. My fiancee is 50. She got her first dose about 2 years ago - starting with some of my recommendations - and now shares my interest in it.

    I certainly don't like every anime series or movie I watch, but I make a point to try as many shows as possible. Just like any recreational activity, not everything is going to float your boat. However, if you are a fan of animation, there is surely an anime offering (or three) out there that you will enjoy.
     
  2. dumangl

    dumangl Forum Resident

    Sort of off topic but some marvelous music has been created for anime movies and series.

    Check out these artists among others:

    Akiko Shikata
    Angela
    Kalafina
     
  3. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

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  4. nsmith1002

    nsmith1002 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Monticello, IN USA
    I just turned 53 yesterday and I was a casual anime fan for about 15 years or so, but three years ago got into at a very intense level. I've seen well over 200 complete series to date with the majority of those seen within those last three years. One thing that led me to seek out contemporary anime series was the fact that I became increasingly uninterested in the programming offered on my cable. Although I watch quite a bit of anime that is not at all in the realm of science fiction or fantasy, I think animation is the best way to present those genres.

    Here is a list of anime series in somewhat chronological broadcast order (not movies which are a separate category) of which I have given a rating of 9 or 10 at http://anidb.net/ :

    Tenchi Muyo! OVA 1 (1992 - 1993) - episodes 1-6 http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=205
    Tenchi Special OVA (1994) - episode 7 http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=2508
    Tenchi Muyo! OVA 2 (1994 - 1995) - episodes 8-13 http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=2509
    ***** Tenchi Muyo! OVA 3 (2003 - 2005) - episodes 14-19 + Tenchi Speicial OVA (2005) - episode 20 ****** which concluded this series was HORRIBLE, IMHO
    Tenchi Universe (1995) - 26 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=409

    Vision of Escaflowne (1996) - 26 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=184

    Cowboy Bebop (1998 - 1999) - 26 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=23

    Serial Experiments Lain (1998) - 13 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=99

    Cardcaptor Sakura (1998 - 2000) - 70 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=102

    Azumanga Daioh (2002) - 26 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=106

    Haibane Renmei (2002) - 13 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=271

    Saishuuheiki Kanojo [ Saikano / She ~ the ultimate weapon / "The Last Love Song on this Little Planet" ] (2002) - 13 episodes
    http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=113

    Planetes (2003 - 2004) - 26 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=895

    Kino`s Journey [ Kino no Tabi: the Beautiful World ] (2003) - 13 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=575

    Stellvia of the Universe [ Uchuu no Stellvia ] (2003) - 26 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=630

    Monster (2004 - 2005) - 74 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=1539

    Elfen Lied (2004) - 13 episodes + OVA [ Episode 10.5 ] (2005) http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=1544

    Paranoia Agent [ Mousou Dairinin ] (2004) - 13 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=1265

    Rozen Maiden (2004) - 12 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=2386
    Rozen Maiden Träumend (2005 - 2006) - 12 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=3169
    Rozen Maiden Ouverture OVA (2006) - 2 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=4772

    My-HiME (2004) - 26 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=1554
    My-OTOME (2005 - 2006) - 26 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=3216

    Negima!: Magister Negi Magi (2005) - 26 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=2605

    Fate/stay night (2005) - 24 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=3348

    Mahoraba Heartful Days (2005) - 26 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=2443

    Kamichu! (2005) - 16 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=3195

    Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (2004) - 13 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=2430
    Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's (2005) - 13 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=3440
    Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS (2007) - 26 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=4688

    Simoun (2006) - 26 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=4239

    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2006) - 14 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=3651

    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni [ When They Cry ] (2006) - 26 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=3574
    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai (2007) - 24 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=4894

    Aria the Animation (2005) - 13 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=2659
    Aria the Natural (2006) - 26 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=4243
    Aria The OVA: Arietta (2007) - 1 episode http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=5115
    Aria the Origination (2008) - 13 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=5424

    Kanon (2006 - 2007) - 24 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=4404

    Ergo Proxy (2006) - 23 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=3302

    Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations OVA (2007 - 2008) http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=5301

    Lucky Star (2007) - 24 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=4777

    Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight (2007) - 12 episodes + 1 special http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=4125

    Dennou Coil [ Cyber Coil ] (2007) - 26 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=4345

    Clannad (2007 - 2008) - 22 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=5101
    Clannad After Story (2008 - 2009) - 22 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=5841

    Hidamari Sketch [ Sunshine Sketch ] (2007) - 12 episodes + 2 specials http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=4743
    Hidamari Sketch X 365 [ Sunshine Sketch X 365 ] (2008) - 13 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=5571
    Hidamari Sketch X Hoshimittsu (2010) - 12 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=7128

    K-ON! (2009) - 12 episodes + 1 special http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=6257
    K-ON!! (2010) - 24 episodes + 2 specials http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=7307

    Bakemonogatari (2009 - 2010) - 15 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=6327

    Kimi ni Todoke (2010) - 25 episodes http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=6466
     
  5. Australia was flooded with Anime in the 80's

    Kimba
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    Voltron
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    "Battle Of The Planets"
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    Astro Boy (1980's version)
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    Mysterious Cities Of Gold
    (France/Japan co-production)
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    Ulysseys 31
    (France/Japan co-production)
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    Marine Boy
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    Speed Racer
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    And last, but not least, even though it has the smallest picture - the Canadian dubbed version of "The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz"

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  6. Feisal K

    Feisal K Active Member

    Location:
    Malaysia
    The Borrower Arrietty - another Studio Ghibli masterpiece, lovingly drawn and told.

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    Borrowers is largely faithful to the original (Mary Norton’s book The Borrowers), the only major difference being that the setting is changed from England to Japan. The titular Arrietty is a 14 year old “tiny person” who lives under the floorboards of an old house in western Tokyo with her father, Pod, and mother, Homily. Their peaceful, if isolated, life is dramatically changed when the ever-curious Arrietty accidentally allows herself to be seen by Sho, a sickly but well-intentioned 12 year old boy who has come to live with his Great Aunt Sadako in advance of undergoing major heart surgery. The fledgling friendship between the two lonely children causes Haru the housekeeper to become aware of the borrowers’ existence. Haru’s insistence on capturing the borrowers forces the family to choose between staying in their well-established home or leaving for the uncertainty of the great outdoors. (more)

    100% on RT
     
  7. Roninblues

    Roninblues 猿も木から落ちる。

    Last two I picked up.

    Perfect Blue & Blue Remains
     

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