So what are you watching from before the year 2000 /a/?
Why is she so fucking cute?
Are you doing chronological or production order?
Damn niggas, it's like a wave of Gundam.
That is pretty all over, shame the second season of 00 is a bit of a let down. How are the UC OVAs?
Geez, every post is gundam so far.
Just finished the second megazone, debating whether or not to watch the third.
You gotta finish Anon, otherwise you'll have a half finished item on your backlog just hanging there, staring at you constantly wondering why you dropped it when you were already halfway through it. I really need to go back and finish Lost Universe.
Struggling to finish Dancouga and Dougram, Not because they're bad (much the opposite) but due to poor time management of mine, I pick too much new stuff.
Guess these threads always fall to the /m/ side of things eh?
I give it another week and a half of mech themed items, once I'm done with Gundam UC I'm moving to Utena or something not so /m/.
Oh I still enjoyed it overall, haven't watched the movie though, didn't hear very good things.
After a cyberpunk thread a few days ago I started watching Cyber City it has been pretty fucking awesome. Too bad ass for the newer /a/ user. They would instantly call it edgy grimdark ect.
There's just so many great cyber punk OVAs from the late 80s to mid 90s, it's great.
I just got in from work, didn't know people were making these threads during the day.
I want to watch Vision of Escaflowne because I saw two episodes of the dub on Fox Kids when I was in high school and was instantly hooked, but then I missed a couple because it was in a weird time slot and Fox canceled it.
The dub was an absolute hatchet job in terms of cutting shit out and adding useless recapping and shitty music, and it was still one of the most compelling shows I'd ever seen.
Everything I said also applies to Tekkaman Blade which I saw as Technoman dubbed on The WB before Kids WB was a thing. It was also canceled only a few episodes in and I've been waiting to rediscover that show for YEARS.
>Vision of Escaflowne
You should watch it Anon, has an awesome fucking soundtrack. Also great design as well.
OP, are you trying to make a new general? We can't have a retro thread up at all times, we'll run out of things to talk about.
>Working through the original Sailor Moon
Same here. I thought it got better around episode 8 when they introduced a new Sailor and it became a bit less repetiive. Usagi is still best, though.
Gunsmith Cats was fucking great. I downloaded a whole bunch of older stuff the other day, I'll probably watch Bubblegum Crisis or Dirty Pair next.
This shit right there.
I've finally got around to watching Cardcaptor Sakura. It was one of those shows where I watched a few sporadic episodes but never watched from start to finish.
Man, the first couple of episodes are cozy as fuck so far.
What's up with WMT shows having random nude scenes?
This kind of shit would never fly today.
Well fuck, Tomino just can't help himself, can he?
I'm currently watching Gundam 0079 for the first time and enjoying the hell out of it. The "outdated" animation's actually charming. Especially since I watch it on my modded original xbox, which is hooked up to an old CRT.
After that I'll be trying out every gundam series & non-series summary movies in production order.
I'm also gonna start watching Kimagure Orange Road soon.
>Royal Space Force
So happy I got the BD, completely worth it for that beautiful animation.
Not that guy, but that's still pretty cool.
Is there a website with reliable ratings and reviews for older anime?
Also, I watched the movie Windaria a few hours ago. Visually it was great, musically to. But the story and characters were shit. No, in fact, Izu was shit. What the fuck is wrong with this guy? He killed the whole movie with his dumbness.
A lot of things Grumpy Jii-san reviewed fell into the general older anime category.
I just noticed her face kind of look like Lamhirh's.
Just downloaded this. No idea when I'll actually get to it. It's manga, but I'm fixing to actually read Dragon Ball. Watched it back when I was a kid, but I hardly remember it.
I really doubt we will. That actually turned out better than I thought it would. I'm the guy who recommended Gosenzosama, Daitarn, and Belladonna.
It's probably better that you don't. Just watch it.
Good on you for that. Fucking fantastic movie.
Thank you for those three, legitimately good and under-watched shows made that list what it was.
Did you know that Belladonna was part of a three-part series, that includes Celopatra, an anime you recommended?
>Did you know that Belladonna was part of a three-part series
Yeah, I have both Cleopatra (started watching with a friend, but we got interrupted; I need to finish it) and A Thousand & One Nights on my computer, ready to watch.
Watching hentai with friends? I can imagine what interrupted you, ehehe.
Here you go.
>you will never be a detective in the big city during the 90s
Kaori is the queen of cockblocking.
The original xbox is probably the best moddable console of all time, surpassing the wii.
You can play burned xbox games, have a huge selection of good emulators (many of which are still in active development after all of these years), moddable RAM and HDDs, can use XBMC as the OS, run linux, stream media to the console via your local area connection, etc.
I've been watching pic related and chunks of ZZ Gundam, along with my pile of currently airing shows I picked up.
Aw yeah, look at all that 90s. Love them deformed heads.
So far I like Zeta better, but I'm still in the first half of ZZ, and I've been told the second half is when things get good.
To be perfectly fair, Lime is kinda retarded, but she grows on you. Cherry is best marionette, though.
Ok, that bitch on the left can't be real.
Softmodding it is incredibly easy, but yes, you do need to order stuff. It's pretty cheap, and you'll get a good game out of it (the method apparently also works with a version of the original mechassault)
Replacing the HDD and the RAM is a different story, but worth it if you do it successfully.
Tsugumi a best.
Is it wrong that I'm sexually attracted to 90s style?
I remember being blown the fuck away when they showed that scene with that Hitomi chick being unconscious, and that one dude ripping her shirt apart to give her CPR or some shit, showing her bra. Not that I was a stranger to that kind of thing, of course, but rather I was amazed that they didn't censor it or straight up take that whole scene out.
Also, to play burned games (and make data discs for the system) I think you'll need qwix. I can't remember because I only used for Yukikaze 4 years ago.
A lot of people actually sell used modded xboxes on ebay and stuff for decent prices, but the softmodding itself is so easy that I don't see the point unless you're going to alter the hardware.
The exaggerated stylization from the 90s was a nice combination of sexiness and
What a glorious time to be going through puberty.
Nah, but it's just damn sad.
I'm honestly having a hard time watching Maison Ikkoku. Godai and Mikata are so fucking creepy and everyone is practically trying to force Kyoko into a marriage.
Do these people become more reasonable? I'm 10 episodes in.
I won't be mean and redirect you to /v/, but is there really anyone that hasn't seen that yet? CN has aired reruns of it non-stop for over a decade now, even when toonami disappeared.
>watching a Rumiko Takahashi work
>expecting rational characters
And they're STILL playing it. Even after they lost the rights Toonami's getting it again later in the year.
I don't really mind, though. Sometimes when I come home after a long Saturday it's nice to turn on the TV at 4 am and watch Bebop like the old days.
You guys seen Lily C.A.T? I thought it was chraming as fuck, and despite the fact that it looks super low budget sometimes, there's actually some really nice animation.
The convention I volunteer at scheduled it in the video room I happened to be working at. I was excited, but it didn't seem to go over well, which isn't a huge surprise.
>And they're STILL playing it. Even after they lost the rights Toonami's getting it again later in the year.
Really? I'm surprised, I sort of thought they finally decided to pass on that torch when they got Black Lagoon.
Who 1970s here? Just finished Zambot 3, the show that could be considered the "proto-Gundam" since it was the first Sunrise robot series and the first robot series written and directed by Tomino from start to finish.
Human bombs, man. Motherfucking human bombs.
And here I though I was ahead of the curve for once.
>Villain loses numerous times using monsters of the week
>Instead of putting up with this bullshit for 50 episodes, his boss actually replaces him
Why is Queen Beryl so based?
This is what I think of Zambot 3!
I watched the original Cutey Honey not long ago.
Remember one of her stories where an older sister goes back in time to ancient Japan and accidentally fucks her little brother? Good times.
Kimagure Orange Road. I'm on episode 16 but it's been enjoyable so far.
>where an older sister goes back in time to ancient Japan and accidentally fucks her little brother
Well now I'm interested.
Zambot is just GREAT. It's "Proto Gundam" in regards to how it handles the effects of giant robots fighting next to a city.
It doesn't always point it out but the constant destruction of the planet and the hatred of earthlings for the Jin Family end up being very realistic considering the situation of CHILDREN piloting mass-destruction machines against an army of world-destroying beasts commanded by an extremely hedonistic Genghis Khan.
That's what I meant, the first show they made since they became an independent company and were able to put their own name on it. Brave Raideen was (c) Tohokushinsha and the Nagahama trilogy was (c) Toei.
One for every generation.
Aside from the grimdarkness I noticed Zambot 3 had a few "proto-Real Robot" aspects: needing repair supplies was a plot point in one episode, and in another episode later on they talk about mass-producing Zambots and having the government train people to pilot them.
I know right?
Manga, movies, and television series are all separate continuities. Though your best bet is going with the original film to get a feel for the franchise and just because it's great.
GitS original movie
TV series (season 1 & 2 & that horrible movie after that)
Don't watch the recap movies. Watch the new OVAs when it's finished, unless /a/ calls it shit.
I don't think one exists, and honestly the only part where the guy reveals
the jews are behind it all, is the only part that's changed I'm pretty sure, otherwise the script is pretty much the same except jews are replaced by American Corporations
But it's objectively shit. It's like a feminist's wet dream. I will probably drop it after a few more episodes as I can barely tolerate it as it is. I am at episode 16 at the moment, which is basically halfway through, and so far it's below mediocre.
>It's like a feminist's wet dream.
It's exactly the opposite of that. Did you miss Anthy's entire character? You just revealed that you aren't understanding jack shit about the show.
Actually, did you miss all the handsome powerful men and fucked up women? How exactly is a man-dependent little sister, an absent-minded friend who wants nothing but a man, and a brown girl getting bitch-slapped feminist at all? Did you just see Utena wearing men's clothes and say "yep this is about female empowerment! damn feminists".
>I've been told the second half is when things get good
You heard right.
I take it there's not much more scooby doo crew?
The ones with Char.
I just finished CCS today. It was alright but yeah, you can tell it's a show meant for little girls. Very simplistic and dragged out to all hell, but it definitely had some great heartwarming moments here and there. Don't regret watching it, but most of my favorite episodes were pretty early on, like 16 and 40.
Also watched Riding Bean which was pretty fun. Wish it could have been longer, between this and Gunsmith Cats it's too bad there was never a movie-length anime with movie quality animation.
Currently watching Getter Robo Armageddon which is absolutely insane and nonsensical, I don't really get what Dr. Soatome was trying to do with the Shin Dragon. Was he seriously trying to destroy the world just because his daughter died? The art is damn cool looking, though.
They have that effect.
Char's only asset is his incredible character design.
Seriously, he gets the best outfits.
>he is extremely sexy
Everyone's a little Char-sexual.
His background, motivation, and plans aren't too remarkable IMO. Good and solid but they're definitely not why he's so cool.
That's his fucking' sweet outfits and blazing personality.
Even if things "get real" in the second half the main villain remains
Glemy Totoand... seriously. GLEMY FUCKING TOTO.
Absolutely nothing in his story or design made him earn that spot.
Tenamonya Voyagers had some really cool visual style, however the content itself wasn't particularly captivating. The ending was certainly abrupt, but it didn't bother me that much since it wasn't really interesting to watch in the first place.
Is Soultaker worth watching if I'm interested in early Shinbo works? I realize it's not pre-2000, but only barely so.
Sounds nice, not having to worry about Big Brother getting all up in your business and screwing you over for no good reason. Would you get in trouble for watching those movies in this day and age?
Gije's face is killing me, it's like a greek sculpture.
What about her character? She is a useless bitch that does fuck nothing and her existence is a huge mystery or something of that ilk. The whole series is like your typical shoujo crap that's like a compilation of the worst fanfictions a couple of autistic fujoshits came up with.
The handsome men fit very well with the feminazi's worldview. They have this very twisted perception of manliness where men are more like women but powerful and scheming and vile. It's the way they perceive the patriarchy. The dependent little sister is just a common trope among shoujo crap - it's pandering to the fujoshi who always wanted a strong and handsome man in their life. The rest is pretty much the same - common tropes and motives found in the crappiest of shoujo.
I animation for 40 Fire was way better than NG Lamunes, but the plot and robots where inferior to NG.
Seriously, in NG Lamunes & 40, the main character is freaking badass. He has a cool robots, battle tops (that he could use to travel on), and Da Cider.
The next show starts out fine, but the character are basically helpless outside of their robots, Da Cider and the Hero are forced into the same robot, Kaiser Fire only has a single attack, and the ending is pessimistic as fuck. The fact that the show basically ignores almost everything from the previous one didn't help.
Old mecha openings are pure 70s awesome.
This thread keeps reminding me I should clear Dunbine from my backlog. I was really enjoying the show, too.
Anyone watch Acrobunch? I used to have the raws, but the HD they were on died. Might hunt it down again and actually watch it once I clean up a bit of my backlog. Either that or Jushin Liger.
For old mecha openings Sasuraiger is my favorite. I guess it's 80s, but still fun.
>All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku
Is that watchable? I watched the first episode of one of the OVAs. It looks pretty fun, but does it stay that way, or does it get boring from repeating the same thing over and over?
Purus are one of the many miracles of the universe, motherfucking Judau had TWO of them all over him.
Guess I'll be rewatching ZZ with the new subs after I finish rewatching Zeta. I'm enjoying Zeta a lot more on second viewing than I did when I first watched it, it's a strangely comforting thing to watch despite being so depressing.
I'm also working through the original You're Under Arrest TV series, which is kind of OK but nowhere near as tight as the OVAs; I'm almost finished with all things Patlabor (aside from the brand new stuff) movie 2 was probably one of the best things Oshii ever did.
>scooby doo crew
For some reason I had dream recently where Elle and Roux were getting a hard case of the Brightslap. Fucking Mondo and Beecha needed that shit so badly.
Gundam wavers in quality anon. Personally I'd say Zeta is the highpoint in TV series, ZZ is mixed (but overall fun), CCA is disappointing, 0080 is great and another highpoint, 0083 is weak (but a guilty pleasure), F91 is great but too rushed, Victory is wasted potential. And so on and so on.
Allow me to give you a tip, youngster. To insult someone you have to tell truths about themselves that they reject or otherwise don't want to hear. By calling me a landwhale and a tumblr-user when I'm neither of those things makes you look incredibly foolish.
Also, Utena is not about when empowerment. When the hot sociopath
fucks her brains outmaybe that'll get through to you. Utena is about finding strength within yourself and the problems with helping other people.
>Personally I'd say Zeta is the highpoint in TV series
Urotsukidoji. Mostly because of Amano Jyaku, he's charismatic as fuck.
Any of y'all seen Nineteen? It could be pretty forgettable, but it has some interesting quirks. There are fun, fairly effective musical interludes throughout and the story is at least somewhat relocatable. Never read the source material, but I've been meaning to.
So far I'm really liking Stop! Hibari-kun
captcha: out iumsick
But anon, you are the beito
Obvious bait aside, I love Zeta for the setting, characters (except for Katz, Reccoa I can forgive on rewatch) Kamille is probably one of my favourite MCs of any series.
The Titans make a great antagonist faction (and after watching the rest of UC with all that endless Zeon I appreciate them all the more); etc etc.
When Glemy becomes A CHAR he truly becomes a Char
This sort of attitude will mark the death of free speech one day. I'm both shocked and disappointed by the sheer number of people that cheer on companies like Square Enix for making odd cuts to Bravely Default and NISA for butchering several games they should have just left alone.
"Social justice" horseshit has really fucked up the millenials.
It may be difficult to watch sometimes because it has several hentai scenes that may be boring, but the plot is pretty interesting and some characters are really charismatic. Nice action scenes also. Watch the first OVA and continue if you dig it.
It would be great. The main problem with hentai nowadays is that the animators don't understand the complexity and significance of small details in facial expressions and the like.
Are you the same moron who was trashing Utena earlier? It was changed from "Jews" to "Commies" or whatever not as a way to censor speech but to make it more popular. Not something to care about, when creators sacrifice themselves in return for money. It'd be a big deal if they were MADE to change it by a government entity, though.
>Isn't that a girl's name?
There has to be a ton of anime/manga characters with whiskers. I find Amano's design simple, but really effective. Maybe Kishimoto got some inspiration jerkin off to Urotsukidoji.
Proto-Touma is a cool guy. He punches people in the face, doesn't moralfag too much and actually wins with the ladies.
No, of course not.
To be honest I think they are one and the same. It's political activism based on hurt feelings and artificial issues.
No, I was not part of that conversation, but making excuses for censorship is stupid. Doing it for money is even worse, that's what people used to call "selling out."
I just feel like he was eclipsed by every other character. I mean he's not a weak character by any means but when you hang out with Char, Bright, Amuro, and Haman, it's hard to stack up to them.
Recently finished watching KOR. And then made the mistake to watch this piece of crap.
What the actual fuck? The majority of pre-2000 shows I've seen are waaaay prettier than what you will see nowadays. The animation may suck here and there but it was always a part of the charm and defined the style of Japanese animation.
I'm not a lawyer but the anti-cp laws are in place to protect children. Given that legitimate live-action films do not abuse children and are not erotic in nature, it should be no problem.
Then again, 16yr old girls get arrested for nude selfies, so who knows?
It's still a form of self-censorship. Actually, in the case of Angel Cop it was a decision made by Manga video when they licensed it. No one should have to tiptoe around hurting someone's feelings in a fictional work. But hey, if you want to whiteknight authoritarianism you go right ahead. And yes, that does tie to modern "social justice" insanity because your thoughts are closer to that mentality than you may realize.
Either way, this is an argument better suited for /pol/ than /a/ at this point.
Ghost? That's a ?Stand?, you fool!
Unlikely. They just contain short occasional moments of nudity. Liek 00:26 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TlKN_d4Bg8
It should be safe as long as you don't live in Japan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR32IfHHUBc
But my point was that even 3D movies had child nudity, and there's no need to single out old anime.
It sort of depends where you are, but most nations have laws that protect and make exceptions for art and expression. Strangely enough 2D lolis are more likely to get you into shit in some places (Canada and Bongistan) than the 3D stuff.
Been in an old-school mech mood this week. Read Mazinger and now torrenting Shin Mazinger.
I think Sayaka is my new waifu
Not bad, thanks anon
my nigga, watching old anime on an old tv is the only way to go
I watched A Kite the other day, the violence was over the top and the scene when she falls from the building is completely ridiculous. I was surprised at how well the sex scenes worked in terms of atmosphere and extremely dark themes of abuse.
I definitely enjoyed it although I can't say I've seen many hentai with the same sort of scope before.
The sequel was pretty awful though.
Reading it now. The art is fucking great.
But what the fuck.
>I was surprised at how well the sex scenes worked in terms of atmosphere and extremely dark themes of abuse.
Some people say the sex scenes break the flow of the story but I agree with you, they're really gross and uncomfortable like the rest of the OVA.
Have you watched Mezzo Forte yet? It's like Kite except fun.
I found some sub episodes
on youtube, thoughbut they seem to stop around the 5th episode. There's another channel that has the rest of the show subbed in Korean
It hurts, anon, it hurts
Watching a Unico film at the moment with some subs I found and retimed to the Blu-Ray raw I found on nyaa, was Tezuka a furry because this little horse is cute as fuck.
I wasn't making a joke. This horse is moe.
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
fuck yeah this show is awesome
Man, I stumbled across Machikado no Maerchen, which I have been looking for for a while, raw on youtube, but I can't actually keep up with the Japanese when I'm this intoxicated.
Anyone have anything light and trashy worth checking out instead?
Initial D brings you the VHS experience even in 2014.
>The entire school is the robot
It's a hit or miss. I personally love it to death. Great soundtrack, cool main character, cool characters, great soundtrack, enjoyable storyline, tense racing, etc. The CG is pretty awful though, but it goes well with the great soundtrack. Basically, yes, it's great.
Not exactly pre-00's, but I'm not really digging Diebuster so far, its not as good after watching Gunbuster, and it keeps throwing new shit ("oh yeah Nono's y'know, anyways-") and more fanservice than the first, and the fights aren't that hype inducing as the either. Maybe I'm just being bias, I'm only the second episode.
It isn't nearly as good as Gunbuster. I feel like as a fun of Gubuster there's a lot you have to get over to enjoy it.
Nope not better at all. The fact that it resorts to a call back to the Gunbuster ending is proof enough of that.
I really do enjoy how hype it gets in the last episode or two. Pic related. Crossing arms to signify absolute determination gets me rock hard.
Except it absolutely didn't and was actually very well done. You just discard her going to space without any kind of equipment and surviving (and similar scenes) as typical Gainax silliness. Then the "twist" of her being a robot hits and you know you should have seen it coming.
That hammer bitch would makes for a good animu drinking game.
Take a shot everytime a 10t or 100t hammer is used.
Take an extra shot if the hammer says something different than 10t or 100t.
>I remember being blown the fuck away when they showed that scene with that Hitomi chick being unconscious, and that one dude ripping her shirt apart to give her CPR or some shit, showing her bra
Glad to see I'm not the only one. That was one of the most intense and memorable scene of the whole show imo
>What the fuck is wrong with this guy? He killed the whole movie with his dumbness.
He didn't realize how good he had it, fuck Izu.
There was Rune Soldier post 2000 set in the same universe as Lodoss. And totally didn't feel like Lodoss.
Oh God this fucking foreshadowing.
I was thinking of starting Ashita no Joe S2, now that I've seen the first. Unfortunately this is hardsubbed, so taking the subs and slapping them on the BDs isn't going to be easy.
First Stage was brilliant, probably in the top 10 of everything I have ever seen.
There were still cool moments after First Stage though, I think the main reason it lost a lot of its drive was because they moved off Akina for the majority of their races.
Awful CG but probably the best CG in all of anime ever with how well it was used.
The Manga was still great afterwards, Akina didn't have much to do about it. The anime directors, animators, SOMETHING got changed and everything just sucked ass.
For instance, in the Manga,
Keisuke is a huge character, the "uphill" racer for Initial D, while Takumi is the downhill.In the Anime, every race involve Keisuke isn't even animated or mentioned.
Possibly. I just felt that the familiarly of Akina throughout the entire first season and the whole race with Ryosuke set in stone from early on but never happens till the very end gives a great feeling of IT'S GONNA HAPPEN
And then it did.
And it was amazing.
Nope, that's Starsha. The only two real links to Yamato/GE999 sort of universes is that the Yamato shows up in
the last 999 movie towards the very endand the cat.
This version and you're gold.
There are apparently BDs out on nyaa that you can download too, but I'm not sure how subbed they are.
Watching the entirety of the UC. So far I've finished 0079, Z, ZZ, CCA, 0080 and recently obtained F91. 0083 has also been downloaded (the resub of course) and after that I gotta watch Victory gundam (really looking forward to this) and after that I'll watch 08th MS team and finally UNICORN (I could watch saviour and igloo too, but they're kinda oddballs)
They still look pretty good. I wouldn't be making 1080p or 720p webms anyway, small price for no subs. I've seen some sakuga clips from the second season and holy shit.
Only superficially before Dragonar.
I think you're underestimating the BD transfer. It's definitely among the best I've seen for anime.
I'm still going to watch the BDs, but the DVDs are also extremely crisp and serve the webm sharing purpose.
>was Tezuka a furry
Yes. There was a story reccently of his grandaughter or someone finding a stash of drawings of mice in sexy poses, showing their asses and shit
I love how they still managed to put comedic moments between all the suffering.
Would pay ten bucks to watch the troupe's performance.
Travelling troupes make such good material for stories. I have the dancing shoes song from Marco as my ringtone.
Gunbuster is a pretty cool OVA, however it's really annoying how its fans tend to overrate it mindlessly. The characterization and the contrast between serious and silly parts in Gunbuster is utter garbage. Eva easily shits all over it in almost every aspect.
>Gunbuster is Anno's greatest work