Can we have a classic anime general? It's nice to talk about old things every once in a while. Let's try to keep it pre-Eva.
Some questions to get the ball rolling a bit.
What Classic animce have you seen? Which ones would you say are your favourites?
Pic related is one of my favourite classic comedies. I'm also very fond of the second Lupin III series.
My classic anime track record is terrible, my backlog is immense and I make almost no progress through it.
I loved Green Jacket Lupin though.
I've seen too much of everything.
I'm the biggest sucker for anything to do with Takahata or Kogawa though. Except Horus which is shit.
Try asking OnDeed. They worked on some pretty obscure OVA series.
I'm interested in Urusei Yatsura for the Oshii parts and the movies. Are they that good?
My favourite retro-anime (I didn't watch a lot) are Maison Ikkoku, Wings of Honneamise, Patlabor 2, City Hunter, Nadia, and Laputa.
>What Classic anime have you seen?
Too many to list.
>Which ones would you say are your favorites?
Space Adventure Cobra, Takarajima, Giant Gorg, Devilman, etc.
The Mamoru Oshii parts really are good. Especially the movies. The first couple seasons of Urusei Yatsura are hot and cold in quality, but it quickly builds into something great. I still think its the best Rumiko Takahashi based work overall, mostly because of Oshii and various other people who helped improve on it.
So I webm'd it.
The scariest part about this nightmare is
Seriously though I love the minimalist touch in everything in this show.
As for the OP question
>Which ones would you say are your favourites?
Megazone 23, Giant Gorg, Devilman, Dream Hunter Rem, Dangaioh and Bubblegum Crisis.
>But even better than Maison Ikkoku? that seems impossible.
It's better but in a different kind of way,Maison it's about a love story,daily life and troubles,here it's just the story of a teenager/young adult dealing with his life and having adventures and oshii decided to make a better story and superior to the original manga(example,Lum from the manga it's more possessive and aggressive and Ataru it's more stubborn and more serious).
Charismatic characters you start to know until they are part of you and this works excellent in drama episodes or comical moments,like when Ataru and Mendou are trap in a vault or when Ataru thinks Lum decided to leave him,the childhood of Sakura,the christmas episode,when they make a movie,Ataru vs Mendou,the one with his mother having the same dream(the movies with oshii are excellent and beautiful dreamer it's one of the best animated movies ever).
The Kazuo run it's also good not so good compared with previous one but it had his moments(like when Lum find a dimension where ataru lost against her and he and his family lost everything,the ghost girl,the cake episode,the girl with the armor).And his movie Lum forever it's really weird and awesome.Also I almost cry with the end in the 5 movie,even when the personality of the main characters it's more the one from the manga.
Anyway maybe it's just me,but I like urusei yatsura a little more that Maison Ikkoku
>What Classic anime have you seen? Which ones would you say are your favourites?
I almost finish this list,and favorite would be Urusei Yatsura,Lupin III,City Hunter,Future Conan Boy,Space Pirate Captain Harlock.
Are there decent releases of Urusei Yatsura, Ranma 1/2 and Maison Ikkoku these days? Since the BDs are all out now, I think.
Except for the UY movies. Why did they of all things not get a BD release? That just seems backwards, with Beautiful Dreamer being one of the most popular parts of the franchise.
>the christmas episode
This was the thing that got me into Urusei Yatsura. Saw it randomly at anime expo back in 1999 and, even though I had already seen some of Urusei Yatsura, it was hilarious just by itself.
And frankly, watching Urusei Yatsura is worth it just because Ataru is what every harem lead should be.
>He didn't have one redeeming feature. Not one.
He had tons of redeeming features. The whole point of his character was he was yin and yang. A super lecherous, perverted and deceitful young guy...but also genuinely honest, open and nice at his core. And he really did love Lum.
He just used all his lewd behavior and outgoing personality to hide his true nature. He's basically a Tsundere male done right.
>This was the thing that got me into Urusei Yatsura.
I though I was the only one who got in the show for the christmas episode,I was watching this show and it was good but lack of something and then I saw that one and damn,I just think this show got really potential to be one of my favorites,and I had a perfect ride with this show.
I also love this show because it remind me a lot of my life when I was in high school,the lazy student,the friends who are pretty much assholes but in the end nice people you can count when you need them,the mother who wants you to make a good living with your life and the father who is there but for some reason it's invisible. Ataru was a pretty cool character,he wasn't beta,it was self-aware,nice guy even when everybody though the other way around and he grows up during the show leaving his crush in Shinobu(who was his true love at least that's what he though)and accepting Lum in his life.
Just watched Birth today. Not sure how I feel about it. Some cool lengthy 'no cut' animted sequences, but it was basically incomprehensible.
They almost made a BD release of BD, but it was scrapped some way through.
Because it wasn't financially sound.
Beautiful Dreamer performed poorly on its initial release in theaters.
Anyone else seen the most 80s anime movie ever made?
Got some good taste son, shame it gets overshadowed by other things the creator made.
Because they're releasing blu ray releases of movies for sales reasons. I agree its stupid. It would be like not making a Blu Ray remake of Empire of the Sun because it didn't meet expectations back in the 80s. Yet it is a cult success now and recognized as one of Spielberg best movies.
Just like UY Beautiful Dreamer should be recognized as one of Oshii's best movies. it is tied with Porco Rosso and CCS Movie 2 as my favorite anime movie.
Fucking summerfags. If you're gonna get into the classics at least have half a brain
Pink > all
Yeah it practically has no plot.
Cool Cool Bye the same kind of animator feat of strength with half the length but I prefer that because the characters aren't reduced to colored blobs all the time.
Damn, and here I was thinking I was paying attention. Alright, the list is fine by me.
>Ah my Goddess
Once again /a/ shows that even in good threads, they have no idea what SoL means. For fuck's sake, not everything with cute girls is SoL.
It's on my backlog.
Anyway I finished Rose of Versailles not too long ago and damn that last episode was pretty brutal. I heard they wanted to remake it which would look pretty good with today's animation but I loved the 80s hand drawn look and it's all part of it's charm.
/a/ decides which retro anime I watch next from these five:
Super Dimensional Fortress Macross
Space Runway Ideon
Kimagure Orange Road
Mobile Suit Gundam Zeta(already watched 0079 before you asked and i'm going in production order)
Shinzo Ningen Casshan
Watch Zeta, Kamille is one of the best MCs out there. And you get even more Char.
> Ninku *
> Tobe! Isami
> Honoo no Tenkousei
> Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken *
> Captain Tsubasa *
> Dash Kappei
> Idol Densetsu Eriko *
> Kidou Senshi Dragonar
> 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother *
> Mahou no Star Magical Emi *
* = Fansubs are in progress
Really nice thread, might add a few of the series mentioned here on my watchlist.
Watch the five, in whatever order you can.
Macross, Zeta, and KOR should be required watching Ideon is a masterpiece, but it may be "hard" if you're not a Tomino/mecha fan. The serie is merely a prologue to Be Invoked.
Cassern is maybe the least important, but still interesting.
>Super Dimensional Fortress Macross
It's ironic now how good the toei RoV movie teaser looked.
Ideon's sub situation is pretty shitty by the way, only the episodes U-Q has covered are serviceable quality.
Looks like it's SDF Macross then. I have already seen Macross Zero and I know I have fucked up by not watching the series in production order but I thought it would be safe considering it's a prequel.
Sorry guy who wanted me to watch Zeta i'll do that after i'm done with Macross.
It's okay, I've been Gundam binging lately (Turn A at the moment), thinking about Macross after Votoms which is next on the list I think.
Should I get the 720p or 1080p release of SDF Macross on bakabt?
Can't stop loving Kum-Kum's opening music
Thank god for this thread. I wish I could talk about pre-2000's anime with people. I've been watching a lot of 80's and 90's series the past 8 years because I really don't care for most contemporary series.
I really like Hime-chan's Ribbon, Marmalade Boy, Kaito Saint Tail, Slayers (seasons and OVAs), Legend of Galactic Heroes, Metal Armor Dragonar, and Cat's Eye so far. Wedding Peach, Fancy Lala, Nurse Angel Ririka SOS, and Miracle Girls are next after I'm done.
I don't know why The Wanderers TV series gets so much shit; it's nowhere near the level of the first OVA, but it was really feel-good. We don't get to see too much feel-good anime nowadays.
Man, I thought i was the only one. This is the one series more than any other that needs a full anime conversion.
40 volumes of manga, and all it got was 7 OVA episodes. Yet Blue Seed and Cat Girl Nuku Nuku got full anime...
One day we'll get a full adaptation? Right?
It's so weird the dub was directed by the Greg Weismen who made Gargoyles. Even got Keith David to be the drag queen.
I'd say that the pink jacket and red jacket series are neck and neck. Though I tend to go with the latter because Yuji Ohno's music is simply better in it.
The green jacket series is better than both. It just feels less 'tired' and more exciting to watch, even if it's not as wacky.
So, basically, I cannot agree.
Supposedly, based on the wiki page, they were going to make an anime around the year 2000 after the end of the manga. But quit due to 'new stringent censorship laws were passed in Japan'.
I don't know how reliable the wiki page is though. Plus the fact that anime seemed to get more exaggerated after the year 2000. I don't understand how crap like Mahoromatic, Blood+ or Basilisk would be permitted by the censors, but 3x3 Eyes is 'too extreme'.
I've used BBT almost exclusively for older series with like 1 leacher. My ratio is fucking abysmal pls help
Will do, thanks for the recs
We'll just have to wait for the eventual reboot, it's been nearly 20 years now.
Why would you want it? It would just be an entire show focused on Ruri anyway.
I want to see the fallout of the Jovians and Earthers dealing with each other and the devastation that they caused. The cultural shock that Gekiganger was corrupted for fascism and ethnic cleansing.
Hell, I wanted to see what happened right after episode 26 of the original series. We had to get that info from The Blank of 3 Years video game as well as The Prince of Darkness which pissed the fuck out of me. It's like seeing all the fun being sucked out.
And yeah, this is one of my favorite shows ever, and I still mad no further sequel
maybe some day they'll remake Nadesico with a super high budget but it'll be ruined by shitty 3d spaceship models
True. I really do miss 80's and 90's cel animation, but I'm starting to warm-up to modern styles.
I've been watching Sailor Moon Crystal and I like the fact it's a lot closer to the manga the original anime was. I still have a soft spot for the 90's series however. The artwork is still something I'm adjusting to, but it's not as bad as I feared.
Lum is mai waifu.
I'm on ep.4 of this right now.
Even the elf/dwarf tsundere relationship is the same. And when they dropped down a trap in ep.1 a swear she was going to say that glowing stuff was mithril.
>Space Adventure Cobra
Just started watching that.
It's so fucking good, nothing but pure man's entertainment.
Lady is hot and excites my robophilia.
I'm keeping an open mind. I don't hate modern anime so much as it doesn't really appeal to me like 80's and 90's series do. And I was born in 1991 to boot, but I really like older anime.
I'm also watching Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon because I've recently gotten into toku last year and it's surprisingly enjoyable to watch. I even like Luna and Artemis being plushies.
That BD release dick hardening.
What do you mean? I'm not familiar with this term since I don't go to /a/ a lot. This is the 1st time in 5 months and I happened to find this classic anime thread which got me stoked.
That's Yuri from Dirty Pair not Urusei Yatsura.
Anime is typically a genre that suffers from low budgets, which give rise to poor animation which is referred to in the ironic sense as QUALITY. Though it's even worse in the new adaptation of Sailor Moon considering their budget probably isn't shit, it's just Toei not giving a fuck.
All the cool 70s comedies are unsubbed, and that's a shame. There's a whole history of anime production buried in shows like Hajime Ningen Gyators, Gamba no Bouken (not comedy, I'll give that) and Dokonjo Gaeru.
I hated him at first because he's so mean to Lum at times.
But you have to realize, he's just a male tsundere.
Toshio Furukawa is hilarious.
Fun fact, he plays general blue, Piccolo, Leon McNichol, Shin(HnK), and most recently Ukulele Man in ep2 or Space Dandy S2.
The best type of tsundere.
I don't mind that she got a little chubby in this episode. They were so sexy in this scene.
>Calls it a general
Generals are an unfortunate outcome. Sometimes they are a necessary evil. But you never go into it INTENDING for it to be a cancerous general.
Don't be mad just because your MGQ threads got deleted.
You know, this series could've been better handled if it was written by someone who wasn't a hack. I actually liked the world design of Konan, Kutou, Hokkan, and Sairo.
I actually want to see a well-written story of the Byakko Seishi. The Genbu Seishi got fucked up unfortunately.
The scenes where he groveled like a little bitch because he missed her were the best. And she never held it against him, she just wanted darling's love.
Those parts at the end of a couple movies where they almost kiss were such a tease, they did a good one at ep. 195 or so where they kiss inside that bell thing.
Yeah, it has good and bad points, though I enjoyed for the most part overall except for the excessive suffering for any guy in the harem who doesn't win the girl. I mean fucking Hotohori in those OVAs, what the fuck.
This is exactly why I loved both these characters. His voice made Ataru and General Blue. If there was ever a voice actor who I could use as an example of providing life and unique properties to a character, it would be him.
Or the voice for Takamura in Hajime no Ippo.
Or the voice for Lisa in The Simpsons.
That episode was voted to be the fan favorite and they showed it again near the season finale.
To be frank, I really didn't care for the original FY storyline. I found the Byakko and Genbu Seishi to be more interesting, but Genbu Kaiden really dashed my expectations.
I just hope Watase doesn't screw-up Byakko Kaiden because I really liked Tokaki and Subaru. Tatara and Suzuno was pretty tragic too.
Riding Bean you say?
Here, have an AMV that's not complete garbage.
This dude does music videos of ridiculous 80s bullshit, a few of them have great 80s anime like bubblegum crisis and cyber city oedo.
I wouldn't say that. He was more of a realistic teenager. Don't forget that he whined ALL THE FUCKING TIME.
Well intentioned, but also perverted and lewd, who was afraid to be honest and had a healthy dose of puberty hormones.
That fucking Viper game, oh man
I was forced to watch Fishugi Yuugi by my friend. Because back in the 90s, my friend and I watched any anime we could find. And we watched it together.
But god....after about 10 episodes or something, I really wanted to quit, while he was totally into it. And then halfway through, when the only character I liked got killed, I was just done. I couldn't take any more. To think there was still 26 more episodes of that to go...I don't even want to think about it.
Then the same thing happened again with this show and Groove Adventure Rave. I couldn't stand the shows, but my friend just obsessed over them. And forced me to watch them. So much pain....
Never seen anybody else who has seen that.
I couldn't find subs so I just watched it raw.
Ranze is so cute, God tier ending too.
>when the only character I liked got killed
Was it this?
On the subject of god tier 80s themes.
I don't know what's happening to me. I usually just immerse myself in bleak seinen mangas like Shadow Star Narutaru and Oyasumi Punpun, and I've never been a moefag at all, but lately I've been watching so much Minky Momo I just don't understand. It's just so comfy a show and she's just so adorable. What have I become?
There are BDs, you know.
>Shadow Star Narutaru
That shit mindfucked me. That and Bokurano made me hate people because of all the fucked-up shit that those characters went through. I bet the author did this intentionally to address social ills in Japan that are ignored.
Anime girls used to be so thick and a little more, natural looking.
Not saying I dislike them now though.
D-does /a/ even like Yu Yu Hakusho? I've never seen anything posted about it, though that might be for want of lurking.
Pic Related: fav villain, not perfect by any means but I always loved him
You'd probably like CardCaptor Sakura as well then. Since they took inspiration from a lot of the older Mahou Shoujos like this.
In fact, if you usually like really 'dark' shows but are finding you also like these type of light-hearted mahou shoujos, I can guarantee you'll like CardCaptor Sakura. Because its a fusion of both.
It is, and I'm still mad how he was all like, "well I'm a man now, fuck being a trap." Some ol' bullshit right there
>Anime girls used to be so thick and a little more, natural looking.
Yeah. They just lacked the detail in the breasts.
Though some companies these days still draw them with wide hips and stuff.
>D-does /a/ even like Yu Yu Hakusho?
I bring it up now and then for being a more influential Shonen than DBZ. I personally like it in either Jap or Dubs. I was also one of the rare shows where the Anime was better than the manga.
Production I.G.'s forgotten bit of fun.
>D-does /a/ even like Yu Yu Hakusho?
Nigga you best be joking.
I have fond memories of it since I watched it a lot as a child. I even remember saving up twenty-two dollars worth in pennies to buy a single WAY over-priced DVD from Suncoast back when they were still a thing.
What I liked best about YYH was the concept of Territories. Now JoJo had Stands, but the execution of Territory was the prototype of what Togashi would later utilize when he formulated Nen in Hunter x Hunter.
It seems to me these days what constitutes as an "adult" show now is if it's borderline hentai and extremely violent.
Does anybody else get the feeling that adult shows from back then were a little more mature and not just for basement dwelling otakus?
full on robo boner
I watched PMMM, Lyrical Nanoha, and other non-orthodox mahou shoujo, then I watched CCS just because I wanted to see what a "normal" MS was like.
I ended up watching all 70-some eps at least twice each.
Its a shame that Territories wasnt something the YYH cast used, but it was a good arc. Similar to Jojo most fights in YYH werent about powerlevels but mainly about exploiting the boss/enemy's weakness through figuring wtf they were doing. I feel this take on shonen fights are lost.
>Does anybody else get the feeling that adult shows from back then were a little more mature and not just for basement dwelling otakus?
One of the strengths of anime in those days was that it was for all audiences, kids and adults. Nowadays, they cater way too much to otaku.
Fuck this brings me back to memories of my 1st girlfriend. She was the one that got me into anime and we'd spend Saturday afternoons watching Ranma 1/2 in her house.
>I used to watch it a lot when it was on the Action Channel
That's where I saw it too man, probably saw at the same time you did in the early 2000s. They had a fair amount of good shows on there, stuff you couldn't find anywhere else at the time.
Which is ironic because it was their real breakout hit that put both them and Megumi Hayashibara on the map. But that's just in Japan.
Honestly, as much of a fan of both Production IG, Megumi AND Yuzo Takada as I am, Blue Seed is not exactly my favorite anime. It feels very...strange. Like a show a ton of people threw tons of ideas hastily together and made a show. Kind of like the 'Regular Show' of anime.
But it still had one of my favorite endings. And Momiji was one of the first truly 'curvy; girls I'd seen in anime.
In retrospect, it was a huge waste of money and the poor cashier's time.
But fuck, I was so damn excited. It was the first anime I bought with money I saved up myself.
When I compare the era of the ultraviolent OVA to the plethora of diverse, interesting seinen manga adaptations we have today, that's about the last thing I think. City Hunter ran in Weekly Shounen Jump by the way
I know that feeling Anon, I used to get all my anime from the library as a kid, Nadesico DVDs, Love Hina, even found Eva on VHS in 2002 when I was 15. Though I remember that first purchase, I bought Death & Rebirth/End of Evangelion on DVD, thought it was the coolest thing in the world even though the video transfer was so shit.
I agree, Buso Renkin gets a creditble notice even though its a 2000s anime/manga it did a lot of things right. Also same with Kenichi SD; granted the manga is mainly ecchi now i felt the progression of power and the fights were pretty leveled. I wish i could say the same thing for Ippo but its entertaining so i cant fault it for that at least.
What are you getting at?
They had some good horror stuff like Blood Reign: Curse of Yoma and Samurai Resurrection I think. Lots of OVAs and movies, but a couple series. I should really look up everything they aired, I'm sure it's online somewhere.
I'm hoping the new adaptation will allow for a domestic release of the original series finally, it's well overdo.
Oh I get you.
Yes I have, though their lack of facial feature is a slight turnoff.
Not enough to ruin those voluptuous bodies though.
Also saw Kanokon.
Aren't those the only two they've done so far?
I love it. The early 80's aesthetics, the Kisaragi sisters doing their heists, it's so much fun.
I have a real fascination with the early 1980's. Like from 1980 to 1985 for some reason. Something about fashions, music, etc. really appeals to me.
I'm waiting; I'm waiting for a shonen to grip me like HNK did. To this day i can sit down and watch HNK,its juggling artist, Quality, and some what pointless filler. Normally things that would make me write off most shows today because studios should know better not to completely fuck up., unless you're DEEN. But really HNK is just one of those shonen that fans of the genre should watch and understand that its ok to let your cast die. Its ok to kill the main antagonist and NOT befriend him. now HNK 2 was bad, had great fights but overall after you watched the first season there was really nothing that could top it but they tried.
I couldn't get into Bubblegum Crisis for some reason. I got halfway through. It has everything that I should like, but I guess I just got bored of it. I'll try again, though, maybe I wasn't in the mood.
Same, I gravitate towards mid to late eighties though.
I was born in the early 90s so probably listening to all the pop songs on the radio made me love it.
80's had the best music
>Maison Ikkoku first OP
Russian Roulette might be my favorite. The others are really good too though.
In all honesty Nadia does get pretty rough once it switched gears and decided to become swiss family fucking robinson right in the middle while they tried to figure out what to do with the plot.
If you can power through that it does get pretty good again.
>Stuck somewhere around episode 12 or 13
you picked a fun time to stop
Not quite as classic as some in this thread, but still pretty dated: Here Is Greenwood
Anno is really a fascinating guy.
Russian Roulette is great, almost sounds like Devo's Whip it good in the beginning.
All of Urusei Yatsura's OP and ED are great.
Here's a song I love from a pretty obscure OVA called Dragon's Heaven.
I go way back. Waaaay back. Here's a doozy for you: who remembers Superbook?
Well, that's what happens with most mediums.
Remember, animators and writers aren't basing their characters off of real people, they're doing it off of other anime characters.
When a trait that's subtle in the 80's gets exaggerated slightly and gradually for 30 years, such as tsunderes, we end up with Kirino.
No I mentioned the same thing earlier.
Pic very fucking related.
> lacked the detail in the breasts.
Nigga, have you not seen the deliciousness that is Plastic Little?
That is one very specific exception. A handful of very high budget OVAs and movies had better detail. But they were the definitely exception. It wasn't until digital aids that breasts started to grow larger and more detailed on a regular basis.
That's cheating. That OVA has amazing breast physics even by today's standards.
I love how even still Urushihara's girls look 90s and are crazy shiny.
I know "epic" is the most over cliched word used on the internets but that word just sums up the most "epic" opening song for an anime, ever.
Pretty sure he still does cover art and centerfolds for some doujin monthly.
I want to say Hotmilk or Karakuten.
The gravity of the emotion in that song just expresses how strong Kyoko and Godai's feeling for each other are getting by that point in the show.
I always though it was a bit odd that the music box set had a couple songs from Gilbert Osullivan on them.
Was there a western version of the show that used them?
They clear that up pretty early on.
Also did anyone notice how fucking old Soichiro sounded when they first did a flashback. Dude sounded like he was in his fifties despite their age difference being roughly what Godai's and that of his student who's name eludes me.
They either gave Soichiro a younger voice later or just didn't make him talk at all, I can't remember.
Not always a good thing. The women in City Hunter looked like fucking Kenshiro.
And have you played a 90s eroge? Sex scenes are grossly deformed because artists can't into perspective.
It's better today, trust me. We still get ample thick women. Go watch Sabagebu or something.
Just started watching Lodoss.
Holy shit, aside from some animation issues, it's fucking gorgeous so far. Easily one of the best looking things I've watched.
Also, that op is god tier
I want to marathon this, but at the same time savor it.
It's a gorgeous show, the BD rips look pretty impressive next to the rip I had before this, take a look.
And then here's the BD. Just lovely.
Yeah man, these bds look pretty damn nice.
But that comes from the joke that Kaori the lead female role is often mistaken for a bishounen.
There are plenty of sexy women in City Hunter, especially Saeko.
The only eroge I played from the 90s was Little My Maid, and it does have some pretty bad anatomy.
>her right hand
Lodoss always bothered me with the kitchen sink approach to storytelling that it had. It played out more like Chuunibyou fantasy role playing (since that's where the creators got the idea) than it did a cohesive fairy-tale world.
>It played out more like Chuunibyou fantasy role playing (since that's where the creators got the idea) than it did a cohesive fairy-tale world
That's probably because it was basically based off a D&D campaign.
Did you notice how much from that series inspired Ocarina of Time?
Ganondorf is basically Beld with one of the goblin minion's faces.
And Link's tunic looks like Deedlit's.
Even princess Zelda looks a little bit like her, especially with the giant elf east they have.
Fuck, I'm seeing it now.
Though I'm not so sure about it actually inspiring anything.
Those games make the meet n fucks look like fucking top tier shit
And this is coming from someone who spent 6 hours playing true love last night
It wasn't just her. All of them had ridiculously broad shoulders.
No love for Project A-ko? My power level was way to low at the at the time to fully appreciate the parody, but i still enjoyed watching a cute super powered and possibly lesbian redhead fight a hot scantily clad , tech powered and possibly lesbian rich girl over some annoying little shit for some reason. A-Ko was my first anime crush.
Why does everything have to be remade?
Can't we just enjoy the classics for what they are?
I've never even considered that since I first saw it over a decade ago.
Not OP, but I wish I had some LDs.
She was all up on Parn's dick.
Kaori was sexy too, just a little tomboyish.
She filled out those jeans wonderfully.
I had to watch it on double speed. Once they get on the island the plot grinds to an absolute halt. It doesn't pick up again until the last 2-3 episodes.
Not pre-Eva but it's 1999 so I think it fits here. Has anyone seen Sorcerer on the Rocks? I just watched it. It was probably the most mediocre anime I've ever seen - strong 4, weak 5. But my god is it overflowing with nostalgia. The soundtracks, the gags, the plot...it's just dripping with Slayers influence.
This pic may make you think that she's being cold to him right now. Wrong. She's just upset because her Dere-ness still isn't punching through and she knows she has to be even more dere to take the prize. That's the smirk of determination.
A few recent ones that I have seen latley:
Serial Experiments Lain
Ninja Scroll (Original movie not anime)
There were a few more but I can't remember the names. Was great too watch them but there is no way in hell that I could ever buy them in my country. Despite the current nip crackdown on piracy.
More than likely most of the shows in these threads would have 5 or 6 replies and then die. Better to condense them all together so you don't have 10+ inactive threads in the catalog.
Anyone wonder why we haven't gotten a vampire hunter D BD release yet?
While she is interested in Parn she knows she'll outlive him by quite a bit, which is why she also keeps pushing him away.
It's not easy being Deed considering how thick Parn is.
Top tier romcom. I was a little disgusted by the teacher/student relationship at first, but he really wasn't that much older than her.
Never got more than a couple chapters into the manga though.
All the characters, while irritating as fuck at times, are very likable. Except maybe that alcoholic wench Ichinose.
And who doesn't love Akemi's slovenly way of showing off her body?
Why can't we just call it an old anime thread
Are you so ingrained in cancer that you can't think outside it?
Post Eva is not old.
Also, you put people with similar interests together so they have more room to comment. Someone in a Votoms thread might know about dancougar, but he might not visit the dancougar thread. Etc etc.
That won't happen. That shit ain't cheap
I wish I had a LD collection on par with Grumpy Jii-san's.
This is for the guy who likes Nene if you're still lurkan'.
Who is writing them?
I know there was a western comic made by that king of weeaboos Smith Torren, never heard it was any good though.
Damn nigga I didn't know that.
Don't patronize me, I 100%'d that game 5 years ago.
Good game. Shit shoujo artstyle, I dunno who could possibly think that it wasn't shit.
The story was the main attraction. It took some risks, to varying degrees of success. If you can stomach the art the game is fine.
The undisputed champions of 90s eroge art is obviously Sogna.
Good CGI is expensive, Good 2D is expensive
Shit 2D is cheap, Shit CGI is equally cheap
SUPER shit CGI is cheap.
Sometimes, though, like Toei's attempts in precure and or LL, it's just trying out something new with potential.
You mean Adam Warren and they are actually pretty entertaining if radically different take on the DP. But no i was talking about the Japanese stuff.
People just say that because it's that one director.
I did like it, but I feel that series is at it's best when it's less thought provoking and just downright silly and over the top.
I never even noticed Project A-ko was parodying lots of stuff, nor was it originally a Cream Lemon work, yet it was the anime that got me into anime.
Partial List of Classic Anime I've seen:
Getter Robo G
Leda - The Fantastic Adventure of Yohko
NHK Masterpiece Theatre (ALL of them)
Nadia: Secret of Blue Water
UFO Senshi Dai-Apollon
Magic Knight Rayearth
Majin Eiyuuden Wataru
The Sea Prince and the Fire Child
Ninja, The Wonder Boy
Legend of The Galactic Heroes
.....and many more
You know, /mu/'s /metal/ and /noise/ prove that you can make general threads without fucking it up. I mean, get the stick out of your ass.
Just filter all the tripfuckers and namefags and you shouldn't have a problem.
The art was fine, cat eyes excepted.
Especially the soft colours and the general look of the feminine body in the game.
But you still need to get past the fuckawful cat eyes.
Would you be able to recommend me a game with a similarly good storyline? Haven't been able to find one.
What do you mean? Plotwise or fanservice wise?
One of my Dream Jobs is to make a Dirty Pair online co-op video game series that would have a mission-based story structure like the 90's fighter jet sim 'Strike Commander' and combine it with the effortlessly enjoyable shooter gameplay of the original perfect dark and would also have a very Deus Ex, choose your own tactics method (covert, overt, undercover).
The model for gameplay would be that the game itself would come with several missions and additional missions would be DLC, like episodes of a TV series, and you can play through each mission getting all the available endings, then wait for the next DLC mission.
I got pretty intense with this idea, as you can tell.
Bitches don't know about Roujin Z! The fuck happened to Kitakubo anyway? Like after Blood The Last Vampire he dropped off the face of the earth..
Why does everyone thing this is good? It's basically bones before bones because it's a bunch of kids being retards trying to...not be retards. Just like Xam'd, E7, and Cap Erf.
Besides I keep telling people Orguss is where it's at.
I just downloaded that today actually. Lately we've been getting anime on our screens again here in the UK but it's usually late at night, nothing special though just stuff like Bleach and Black Lagoon but they've shown Roujin Z a few times.
Over the 30 or 40 years he's been in the business he really hasn't done much. It doesn't suprise me her would retire after participating in the Blood franchise because frankly it's shit when most pre-haruhi stuff wasn't.
What, where you get to fuck a whore?
Check google. If you've played every single game on the rec lists, then come back.
>You know, /mu/'s /metal/ and /noise/ prove that you can make general threads without fucking it up. I mean, get the stick out of your ass.
/mu/ is shit. I never said that all generals are bad. I even implied that they were necessary to some extent. But generally generals, as they commonly are on /a/, are bad. And for this thread, there's no reason even to call it a general.
>Just filter all the tripfuckers and namefags and you shouldn't have a problem.
Ignoring cancer doesn't fix it.
Yes and yes.
Kyoko is just as voluptuous as Lum.
And it was produced later than UY so it has the sexiness that Lum gets later in the series.
His take on Blood was the only good one though. (Should have been a full length movie instead of an OAV. ) In fact the few anime he worked on were all good. Including Black Magic M-66 which was one of the things i saw that got me into anime. ( Also Sybel was damn fuckable)
No, calling cancer retards stops the thread. Cancer is newshits. They stay when they feel welcome. You have to show them they aren't. On the other hand, shitposters and trolls thrive on the hate. You have to know your mark. Ignoring cancer doesn't slow the spread, it accelerates it.
What the heck, did you reply to the wrong post or something? 'Cause Yumi Touma's very much not dead. She's even in Aikatsu this season. And that Meshimase Lodoss show - as Deedlit.
I think you did, but shit happens.
For those not in pic related, I've also seen:
All Gundams up to mid-90's
Fist of the North Star
Vampire Hunter D
Castle in the Sky
Legend of Lemnear
Vampire Princess Miyu
And many, many more, up to 1999, where I cut off classic
Take notes. Every single fucking release should be like this.
IMO Shampoo is hot in a fuck her brains out and fill her up kind of way.
Kyoko is hot in a get married and make passionate love way.
The best way to deal with Eva is to not deal with it at all. Please don't bring that series in this thread.
There are plenty of other hourly threads to talk about that overrated horseshit in.
I prefer Lum but Shampoo is lovely.
I just remember getting the biggest boner in that one OVA where she take medicine or something that makes her hate Ranma, and he pins her against the wall and she says, "You may take body, but you never take Shampoo heart."
>Not wanting glorious amazonian wife titties
>Not waking up after a passionate night of love making and being cuddled by a pair of these
>Not wanting a woman who will fucking kill for you
Finally watching the original MSG after seeing the movies ages ago. I really like it, especially the way you have to read between the lines when it comes to the character's relationships. Just from the dialogue Char seemed like a really good friend to Garma but long before the betrayal there were subtle hints that he had no respect for the man and tried to sabotage him quite a few times. I tend to side with Amuro too on the whole "I don't want to pilot" thing, which is really rare for me and mecha but it actually manages to make me feel sympathy for the 15 year old kid forced to kill people and bear responsibility for the lives of everyone he loves basically ever other day
Kikka is a cutie patootie.
It is these days.
So the effeminate beta MC can cook food for his harem instead of give them the D like he should.
Man I love the older anime. Anybody seen Heidi of the Alps or Romeo and the Black Brothers?
Are there any Matsumoto Leiji fans on /a/?
I have seen two Yamato seasons, all movies
Galaxy Express 999 movies included
All Harlock series and latest CG movie and I have no idea what should I do now, I consider him my favorite man in the industry, but from what I know Queen Millennia TV series is still not translated, so I don't know what should I watch now.
>Heavy Metal L Gaim
Good lord the ending was pretty shitty and so was the anime. I just like it because the MC wasn't a fucking faggot and had a clear charm that even you could tell why the women were falling for him.
>Future Boy Conan
What's the ending?
Watch The Cockpit OVA. It's the only Leiji work I've seen, but it was great. There are some nice BD rips available on nyaa as well.
Is that the one about the fighter pilots in WWII?
Since it's Japanese I'm sure they'll portray the Whermacht pilot as a normal human, instead of foaming at the mouth at the though of eating Jewish babies the way Hollywood does.
That's it, and they do.
What? No Tenshi ni Narumon?
Not old enough, I guess?
Still one of the most anime anime out there.
It is actually happy and fun and wacky.
They don't make em like that anymore.
and i just noticed that this is the second season opening, the first one has the magnificent dispel sama in it.
It's Kanedas voice actor dominating a loli in a lilting fabulous voice, also saying penis.
Speaking of Idol Project
That isn't on
I mean, sure, it's a 4part OVA but Photon (another great classic) Is only 5 episodes as well.
Anyway, Idol Project is cheesy but if you like 90s anime girls and wacky designs, check it out.
If you can still find it.
Romeo no Aoi Sora is the best fucking anime I've ever seen and I have yet to encounter anyone else who has even heard of this show. Please tell me there's someone else out there.
>That's not a good thing.
I disagree, but then again, I'm a bit of an anime John Kricfalusi at times.
Why limit yourself to safe stuff when you have a medium available that allows *anything*.
That said, I do crave more serious shit nowadays.
The moe is too similar now and the serious is now the exception wheras anime started with more realistic looks and only got really far out there in the late 80s and then 90s.
>>That said, I do crave more serious shit nowadays.
Or at least more Studio4C stuff. Those guys were a bastion of keeping things fresh for the longest of times.
At least their short creations (apart from Mindgame which was amazing despite being long).
But then again, it's a Masaaki Yuasa thing.
Just like http://youtu.be/3TAF7gZFOco
short but sweet again, not comparable to the actual TV show it's supposed to be the pilot of.
>not learning moon
If you're really into old school stuff, this is damn near a requirement. I'd like to see more TV series get subbed, but it seems hardly anyone wants to take on anything beyond OVAs, movies, and other one-shots.
Kimagure Orange Road was the first show where I cried at the ending. Even if you left out the movie, it felt like it had a nice ending.
The movie kinda destroyed me though.
I watched all of KOR back in the early 90s and obsessed over it. But looking back, it really did everything I hate in romance shows today. Not only was every single episode the same plot, a delayed misunderstanding where the main guy was blamed for shit that wasn't his fault, but the overall plot of the show was build on a misunderstanding that should have been solved in episode 2!
Seriously, as much as people complain about newer shows like Love Hina, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai or Kimi ni Todoke for misunderstandings and delaying the love story...they have nothing on Kimagure Orange Road.
But SOOOOO boner inducing
Naked with a cape
oh my god why is this so great especially on pale
Great. Now i have to pick up the series and marathon it all with hot pockets and mineral waters under the blanket.
I watched the whole thing a while back, I liked it a lot too. Plus the ED really is the best ever.
>girl doesn't eat meat
>the stupid little cunts mess with her food
What little shits, just let her eat her goddamned vegetables. She's a right fucking liar about eating meat anyway because she's currently gobbling down jeans
Waiting for Queen Millennia to be fully subbed before watching, doesn't seem to be stalled forever seeing as how L-E released a new episode recently (17).
There's some every now and then, but nobody cares about them.
Because without it being released weekly, you're likely to tire yourself out by working on it constantly instead of 2-3 days out of the week.
Self control is one thing most subbers don't have.
Apparently, in the original book (which I can't find in English), she met with Bianca in the ending.
Fuck Nippon Animation for stealing WMT's timeslot for bullshit sumo matches. I really want to see how that went.
And then the seiyuu went to voice Aloa in the movie Dog of Flanders. You know how that went.
I hated the movie with a passion. They could've handled breaking up Hikaru in a more mature fashion, but nope Kyosuke AND Madoka had to be major assholes to her.
I mean for fuck's sake, he kept stringing her along as a replacement girl in case he couldn't get Madoka.
I agree. As a romance series, it comes off incredibly shallow and even assholish for Kyosuke two-timing both girls. Meanwhile, Madoka is doing this to her childhood friend.
What made me enjoy KOR back in 2003 when I managed to get all of the DVD's was the slice-of-life quality in the episodes and how the greater world of 1980's Japan was like to a foreign viewer.
Long gone, the anime industry and market isn't the same as it used to be. In the 1980's, Japan could afford to be innovative and take risks because the economy was going strong. Though the 90's still had some good stuff going on, but it really reached its death knell by the last part of the decade.
It's a lot like US comic book demographics. Originally, comics were consumed by kids in the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. But nowadays, its main customers are middle-aged people who grew up in those earlier decades. Hence, why comics are geared toward their familiarity with characters and why DC/Marvel takes few risks.
I whole-heartedly agree.
What got me hooked into anime back in 1999 was the fact that it was radically different from US cartoons. Japanese animation was willing to do things that we didn't get here. And there was a greater variety of genres to choose from.
I'm a guy but I really love old school shojo; they're comfy as fuck to watch. Also love mecha and seinen.
I'm more into the science fiction end of things, Japan has a very different cultural outlook on technology to the west and it comes through quite strongly in its media output.
>Japan has a very different cultural outlook on technology to the west and it comes through quite strongly in its media output.
Some of their viewpoints are in stark contrast to Western science fiction. Like how they depict robots.
>That show had some pretty out-there twists here and there.
Yeah, it had twisted shit in general but Japan loves drama very much so it has to be included, even if it's pulled from the convenience writer space.
Like in Scrapped Princess or sevaral occasions of Honey and Clover.
>Feel sad! Feel sad! Look at the misery that could be prevented if things were written normally and not to garner drama!
Loved both shows, though.
Watching Crusher Joe today and its fucking great.
I wish they still made one/two-off OVA like this. Seems like its been all about the TV series the past decade.
I pretty much only watch raw classic anime, not because I particularly enjoy it but because I come across so much of it.
Honestly I get pretty sick of it. Watching something modern every once in a while is a god send.
She was good in a maid outfit on the barn floor.
>dat airlock escape seqence
Damn I wish they put this kinda effort in stuff nowadays.
>Anime girls used to be so thick and a little more, natural looking
Same with Ikue Ohtani.
Escaflownes Merle was pretty cute. (no Pai, though, but still)
And now I'm reminded of that animu nobody except me (and a few other people) knows.
Tohma Kishinden Oni.
The little boy, Hoshihiko is voiced by her.
That stupid 'gishiki?!' of her has been cutely embedded in my brain for decades.
Such a random fucking thing to get stuck in the head.
Just like how many times did your pee split in half, george bush, when you were taking that morning piss.
I am defective.
and now you can be too.
that newgrounds link is dangerous and the song *will* be stuck inside your head, forever.
Along with http://youtu.be/ICSJjxnQep8
If you're german, or possibly anyone, but Germans are at an extreme risk, or were back then, at least, when it aired all the time.