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Classic Anime

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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.
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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.
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No one will ever sub The Kabocha Wine
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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.
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>>111667459
Try asking OnDeed. They worked on some pretty obscure OVA series.
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>>111666514
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.
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>>111666514
>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.
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>>111668626

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.
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>>111668837
It's encouraging. I'll watch it soon, thanks.

But even better than Maison Ikkoku? that seems impossible.
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>>111667737
So I webm'd it.

The scariest part about this nightmare is the interlacing.

Seriously though I love the minimalist touch in everything in this show.
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>>111666514
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.
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Urusei Yatsura was not funny.
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Irresponsible Captain Tylor and The Legend of Black Heaven. Weirdest fucking OPs ever, but damn were those some fun shows.
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>>111668942
>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
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>>111666514

Ataru: The original perverted, scumbag MC

He didn't have one redeeming feature. Not one.
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I like the ones with the robots and the moe moe girls.
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>>111666514
>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.
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>>111670932
Future Boy Conan*
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>>111670656
>Hating Ataru
Why?He is pretty much a normal teenager in high school
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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.
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>>111670609

>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.
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>>111670656

>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.
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>>111671179
>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.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxKhhMdbU5I
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Question.The color of the hair of Ataru It's black like in the manga or it's brown like in the anime,I ask this because sometime like in Ranma the anime color becames the canonical one.
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Rayearth
El Hazard (the ovas, the show was kinda meh for me)
Neo Ranga
Utena
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Tell me why, Maria-sama~
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>>111668253
>>111667459

It's 95 episodes, I doubt anyone will ever work on it. Too bad, it's full of comfy healthy waifu goodness.
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Urusei Yatsura
Otaku no Video
Kimagure Orange Road
and
Barefoot Gen
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Just watched Birth today. Not sure how I feel about it. Some cool lengthy 'no cut' animted sequences, but it was basically incomprehensible.
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who /most dangerous/ here?
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>>111674725
I'd imagine anyone who can't stop because they're just a solder. Or so I've heard.
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>>111671124
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.
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>>111674871
>Beautiful Dreamer performed poorly on its initial release in theaters.
Why would they even take that into account, about 3 decades later?
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Wo /heidi/ here
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Anyone else seen the most 80s anime movie ever made?
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>>111673967
>El Hazard
Got some good taste son, shame it gets overshadowed by other things the creator made.
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>>111674906

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.
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>>111666514
>General
JUST
CALL
IT
A
THREAD

Fucking summerfags. If you're gonna get into the classics at least have half a brain

>>111666990
Pink > all
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>>111674649
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.
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>>111670932
>Patlabor not listed
Shit list/10
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>>111675501
It's underneath SoL.
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>>111675522
Damn, and here I was thinking I was paying attention. Alright, the list is fine by me.
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>>111675522
>>111670932
>>111675501
>Tokimeki Tonight
>Maison Ikkoku
>Orange Road
>Patlabor
>Ah my Goddess
>Kare Kano
>FUCKING GOZENZOSAMA

>SoL
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.
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>>111675735
I didn't make the chart, if anything I don't think it was the best idea for these types of threads.
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>>111674968

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
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>>111675966
Watch Zeta, Kamille is one of the best MCs out there. And you get even more Char.
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>>111675966
SDF macross
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> Ninku *
> Yaiba
> 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.
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>>111675966
Macross is the best TV anime of the 1980s. Ideon is good if you like boring grimdark shit, same with Zeta. Kimagure is fun but never reaches Macross' level
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>>111675966
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.
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>>111675966
>Super Dimensional Fortress Macross
Watch this.

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.
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>>111676415
>>111676317
>>111676316
>>111676182
>>111676151

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.
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>>111676587
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.
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Should I get the 720p or 1080p release of SDF Macross on bakabt?
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>>111675232
Will you stop shitting on every thread? We don't care if the word "general" is the new hot-button autism trigger.
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>>111668768
I love that cobra game. Funniest shit
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>>111672178
SAUCAAAAAAA

I thought these OAVs were overrated with everyone talking about how funny they were.

I was wrong. If anything, they're underrated.
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>>111675966
I'm starting Original Flavor Macross soon too. Nice to know I'll have someone to talk about it with.
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>>111667459
How many times did I fap on those boobs when I was in middle school!
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Gunbuster. It's pretty great.
>Captcha: ionixs have
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>>111676989
There's only a 720p release of it on BBT.
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>>111677517
Oh nevermind, got the tv release confused with the movie.
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M... Miku-chan, it's not what you think!
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Can't stop loving Kum-Kum's opening music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V90TeXn4A50
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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.
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>>111677846
That's an amazing song. Love Mitsuko Horie.
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>>111670932
>3x3 Eyes
Pissed that this series isn't fully animated. Lots of adaptations of manga never did like Dai's Grand Adventure or Ushio & Tora.
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>>111673967
>>111675060
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.
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>>111678367

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...
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>>111678367
>>111678704
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.
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>>111675232
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.
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just finished nadesico, it was pretty sweet even knowing the big plot twist before hand.

favourites, G gundam, macross 7. anyone know similar shows?
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>>111678704
>>111678803
I'm surprised Japan hasn't gotten on this. The manga's been finished for a while now.
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>>111678883
>nadesico
I'm pissed that we'll never get the sequel that we were promised
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>>111676733
Watching Votoms right now. It's bretty awesome
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>>111678966
Watch Dougram and Layzner after you're finished. Ryosuke Takahashi was one of the greatest pioneers of mecha anime in the 80's.
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>>111678889
>>111678803

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'.
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I've used BBT almost exclusively for older series with like 1 leacher. My ratio is fucking abysmal pls help

>>111679075
Will do, thanks for the recs
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>>111678939
We'll just have to wait for the eventual reboot, it's been nearly 20 years now.
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>>111679113
If anything it would have got the same censorship something like Blood C ended up with when it originally aired.
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>>111678939

Why would you want it? It would just be an entire show focused on Ruri anyway.
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>>111679137
Download a large release that's popular and not freeleech, that's about all you can do outside of making a new account.
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>no Nadesico sequel/remake
It's for the best. It would be done with disgusting 3D CGI anyways.
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>>111679251
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.
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>>111678883
>>111678939
mein negers

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
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>>111679352
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.
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>>111666514
Lum is mai waifu.
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>>111679539
How are you adjusting to the QUALITY?
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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.
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>>111668768
>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.
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>>111679615
Not that one anon, but sometimes you just get used to QUALITY. Or even end up finding it charming, it happened to me with T&B.

Maybe it's just a variant of Stockholm Syndrome.
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>>111679615
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.
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>>111679615
>QUALITY?
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.
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>>111668837
That's Yuri from Dirty Pair not Urusei Yatsura.
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>>111669211
>Bubblegum Crisis
mah nigguh
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>>111679831
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.
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>>111679910

Nene cutest Bubblgum.

I would get a traffic ticket every day from her if only I had a car.
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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.
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>>111670656
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.
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>>111680075
>male tsundere
The best type of tsundere.
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>>111680011
I don't mind that she got a little chubby in this episode. They were so sexy in this scene.
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>>111677192
>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.
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>>111680136
>Fushigi Yuugi
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.
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>>111671320
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.
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>>111680217
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.
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>>111680075

>General Blue

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.
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>>111671798
That episode was voted to be the fan favorite and they showed it again near the season finale.
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>>111680217
Yuu Watase has that unique quality. Every time I read something by her, I get real fuckin' mad.
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>>111680306
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.
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Occasional reminder that Magical Princess Minky Momo will never be translated into English
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>>111674968
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.
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>>111679831
LURK
FUCKING
MOAR

>>111679922
>Spoonfeeding

>>111671320
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.

>>111679832
That fucking Viper game, oh man
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>>111680573

I subbed some of this years ago before I started digisubbing for E-F
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>>111678803
The anime end is perfect. The manga jumps the shark hard and turns into a total turd
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>>111680627
Ever considered picking it back up again? I'd become your personal dicksleeve in exchange
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>>111680136
>>111680217
>>111680306
>>111680460

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....
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>>111675735
>Tokimeki Tonight
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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM4Syuv4CTY
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>>111680573
But why?

>>111680627
I sure hope you're a translator.
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>>111680773
>when the only character I liked got killed
Was it this?
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For some reason german tv aired miyuki in the early 90s when I was a kid.
Great incest anime
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On the subject of god tier 80s themes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2CiX6ArmsQ
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Attack No.1 will never get translated.
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>>111680311
His gay voice for blue was hilarious.
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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?
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>>111680782
Didn't see all of it
That ED is really misleading.

But SOOOOO boner inducing
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>>111680984
>tfw no superhuman volleyball bullshit in English
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>>111680603
whoops
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6bhwM9-Mlk
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>>111681024
ONE OF US
ONE OF US
ONE OF US

Before you know it you'll be semen demoning it up like the rest of us
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>>111681024
There are BDs, you know.
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>>111681024
>What have I become?
A person with wider and more developed tastes. Your journey has only just begun.
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>>111681024
>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.
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>>111681167
test tube
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>>111681112
Those proportions.
Anime girls used to be so thick and a little more, natural looking.
Not saying I dislike them now though.
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>>111680897

If that's Nuriko, then yes it is.
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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
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>>111681024

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.
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>>111681462
It's always brought up in shonen and nostalgia threads. I haven't seen it myself since it never aired in Canada. People often have positive things to say about the dub.
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>>111681445
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
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>>111681429

>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.
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>>111669211
>Megazone 23
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>>111681462
>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.
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>>111681619
>Blue Seed
Production I.G.'s forgotten bit of fun.
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>>111681462
It was one of my favorite series when I first started anime in 2000. I haven't seen it in years, but I think it still holds up. The Sensui arc especially.
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>>111681462
>D-does /a/ even like Yu Yu Hakusho?
Nigga you best be joking.
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>>111681462
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.
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>>111667459
I'll have to check this out now. I hope it's good.
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>>111681654
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.
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>>111681462
I just rewatched up through Tournament arch recently.
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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?
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>>111681718
>Suncoast
God those were the fucking days anon
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>>111681658
I used to watch it a lot when it was on the Action Channel.

I really want to watch it again.
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>>111681623
full on robo boner
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>>111681545
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.
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>>111681718
>Suncoast
Wasted so much money there before Amazon was a thing.
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Nobody has mentioned LoGH yet, that's a fucking shocker.
Also Harlock
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>>111681805
No
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>>111681743
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.
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>>111681805
>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.

>>111681827
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.
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>>111681852
>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.
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>>111681658

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.
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>>111681965
>I feel this take on shonen fights are lost.
The only modern anime in the last 10 years that I felt used powers creatively was The Law of Ueki.
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>>111681827
>>111681929

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.
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>>111681805
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
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>>111666514
Manga or anime?
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>>111681881
I know that feeling anon. im about to buy the US BD release. 180 dollars down the drain

I'd do anything for you Sakura-chan
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>>111682066
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.
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>>111682029
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.
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>>111682136
>180 dollars down the drain
That's actually not that bad, pretty sure it's around $1500-$2000 to get any LOGH import BDs.
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>>111681429

>xebec
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>>111682077
>City Hunter ran in Weekly Shounen Jump by the way

It's impressive what they got away with back then.
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>>111682216
What are you getting at?
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>>111682214
Yea but that series is huge
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>>111682216
They have some of the best girls.
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>>111682380
He's getting at Xebec makes some of thickest anime characters around anon, have you never seen ladies vs butlers?
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>>111681997
I just wish I could remember everything I saw on there. Blue Seed was one.

I think I also saw Sol Bianca, Black Magic M-66, and New Dominion Tank Police.
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>>111682402
True, though I did pay for $300 for the F/Z BDs. I'm alright with it considering Aniplex has the highest quality domestic releases out there.
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>>111673967

Are you me?
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>>111680293
They also kiss in the valentine episode and the Skiing one.
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>>111682472
LoGH might get cheaper since they are doing a remake or at least the remake will be a reasonable price.
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>>111682439
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.
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>>111678180
>Cat's Eye
Me too. What did you think about it?
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>>111682528
I'm hoping the new adaptation will allow for a domestic release of the original series finally, it's well overdo.
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>>111682432
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?
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>>111667459

Nor will anyone translate the manga.
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>>111682557
As it turns out, ANN has a complete list of the anime they broadcast.
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>>111682579
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.
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>>111682776
Yep, I just found it, I watched a shit ton of this as a kid.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2000-08-30/starz-encore-action-channel-anime-chedule-extended
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>>111682192
To Add.
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.
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>>111678180
If Fancy Lala sounds good to you watch Magical Angel Creamy Creamy instead. It's much better
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>>111682618
I'm just worried about getting only a 13 episode series and never getting more because of poor sales.
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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.
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>>111682786
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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s71DYsMhPq8
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>>111683111
>not being born during the last gasps of the Cold War
If I make it another 60 or 70 years I'll be known as one of the few people left alive who lived through both Cold Wars.
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I just realized I have a fuckton of oldass stuff that I bought but have never gotten around to actually watching.
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>>111683272
I know that feeling, bought Nadia on BD when I saw it was pretty cheap and had heard really good things. Stuck somewhere around episode 12 or 13 I think.
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>>111683272
Same here. Work, hitting the gym (I need to lose 38 pounds from college), and going out with my girlfriend and buddies give me little time to watch anime.
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>>111682786
>>111683111
80's had the best music

>Monotone Summer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-9bDpjQOcY

>Horizontal Cycling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7udBlwYvGmo

>Dancing Star
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vkBEzEVB-U

>Maison Ikkoku first OP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWee5HDnMBs

>Russian Roulette
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV0OZQUJqLo

Russian Roulette might be my favorite. The others are really good too though.
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>>111680619
Someone should take the Blu-Rays and make a webm of this gif.
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>>111683610
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.
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>>111683610
>Stuck somewhere around episode 12 or 13
you picked a fun time to stop
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Not quite as classic as some in this thread, but still pretty dated: Here Is Greenwood
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>>111683975
Anno is really a fascinating guy.
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>>111683700
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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBDqHok-oMA&list=PL1F0176FC6A2E696A
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>>111684014
You're the 1st person since 2002 that knows this series besides myself.
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>>111683910
Isn't there a part where girl Shinji falls in love with some ooga booga jigaboo? Then the plot moves past it like it never happened?
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>>111684114
I go way back. Waaaay back. Here's a doozy for you: who remembers Superbook?
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>>111683975
>hitler was vegetarian
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Is it just me or did anime males and females actually act more like people than these carciatures we've been seeing lately?
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>>111684174
Broadly, but yeah.

Thank NHK for that. iirc Anno wanted Nadia to be a 26 ep. series, but NHK wanted more.
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>>111684258
Shit maybe she's right then.
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>>111684306
They tend to look more supple, yes.

Look at the "flat" heroine of Flame of Recca. Even she was hot.
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>>111684498
Fuuko? Or Houji?
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>>111684398
I watched the anime and read the manga, but wasn't impressed. It copied too much from its contemporaries. Yu Yu Hakusho especially.
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>>111684306
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.
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>>111684581
>Fuuka
>flat

Yanagi Sakoshita, dude.
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>>111684638
Kirino is so tsun that the dere is almost no existent.
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>>111684638
That's actually one of the most intelligent things I've read about the clash between old and new.
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>>111684914
It's really obvious the influences on anime and where some big ones hit, Evangelion is one of those big ones.
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>>111684306
No I mentioned the same thing earlier.
Pic very fucking related.
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>>111684174
No, it's the one where Shinji is a black girl.
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>>111681619
> lacked the detail in the breasts.
Nigga, have you not seen the deliciousness that is Plastic Little?
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>>111685517
That is some fluid titty animation.
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>>111685517

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.
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>>111685517
Urushihara was so fucking good with character designs and animation. What happened to him anyway? He just kind of disappeared off the face of the earth.
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>>111685517
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.
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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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY_h_bW8CK0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTZWP5BpF6U
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>>111685889
Pretty sure he still does cover art and centerfolds for some doujin monthly.
I want to say Hotmilk or Karakuten.
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>>111685964
I remember he thought she wanted to fuck the dog.
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>>111685964
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?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_P-v1BVQn8
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>>111686303
I don't remember the details, but Alone Again, and the other song, were used in one episode before they were taken for copyright infringement.
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>>111683890
Wait
GR got blu rays? When?
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>>111686193
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.
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>>111686005
Judging by that image, he's improved

>>111685889
His character designs were shit - generic 90s crap. His animations, shading, and anatomy - boner inducing.
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>>111686452
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXl5P2xO9-o
Get Down was the other song they used.
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>>111681429
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.
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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz6LmPM5U5I

I want to marathon this, but at the same time savor it.
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>>111679832
Kei was hotter anyway.

Also fuck Dirty Pair flash! My Lovely Angels have curves!
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>>111686669
Japanese really do fantasy well. I love Heroic Legend of Arslan as well as Lodoss and Berserk.
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>>111686669
It's a gorgeous show, the BD rips look pretty impressive next to the rip I had before this, take a look.
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>>111686842
>>111686899

Yeah man, these bds look pretty damn nice.
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>>111681429
Why haven't we gotten a new Dirty Pair anime? That is the question!
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>>111686654
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
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>>111686669

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.
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>>111686654
>The women in City Hunter looked like fucking Kenshiro

Don't exaggerate like that.

Only Kaori did.
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>>111687024
>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.
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>>111686303
Is it worth reading/watching? I've been needing a good romantic series.
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>>111687057
Kaori was cute damn you!
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>>111686669
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.
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>>111666514
Go to bed or count your Laserdisc collection you 15 year old.
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>>111687186
Fuck, I'm seeing it now.

Though I'm not so sure about it actually inspiring anything.
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>>111687018
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

>>111687124
>>111687057
It wasn't just her. All of them had ridiculously broad shoulders.
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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.
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>>111687015
Please no.
Why does everything have to be remade?
Can't we just enjoy the classics for what they are?
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>>111687186
I've never even considered that since I first saw it over a decade ago.

>>111687259
Not OP, but I wish I had some LDs.
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>>111687088

I did like how smitten and Dere Dere they presented Deedlit none of that Tsundere shit just pure love and affection.
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>>111687057
Kaori was sexy too, just a little tomboyish.
She filled out those jeans wonderfully.
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>>111687278
>All of them had ridiculously broad shoulders

Shoulder pads were the in thing, brah.
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>>111687302
Because Dirty Pair novels are still being produced for one thing, so why not have a new show based on their more recent exploits?
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>>111687463
Even Japan had Murphy Brown fever.
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>>111683610
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.
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Oh, we /old anime general/ again? 'scool.
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>>111687318

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.
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>>111687468
Because there's the very real risk of it ending up being made with cel-shaded 3D.
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>>111687508
>Sorcerer on the Rocks
I'm both surprised someone else has seen this and the fact it's someone who just replied to me. It ain't perfect, but I know exactly what you're saying.
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>>111666514
A few recent ones that I have seen latley:

Serial Experiments Lain
LoGH
Spriggin
Ninja Scroll (Original movie not anime)
Barefoot Gen

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.
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Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer, was the best thing to come out of that series.
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>>111687515
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.
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Anyone wonder why we haven't gotten a vampire hunter D BD release yet?

>>111687424
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.
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>>111687570
It's not easy being Deed considering how thick Parn is.
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>>111687572
Well shit....
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>>111687117
Absolutely.
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?
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>>111687515
>General
Please no
Why can't we just call it an old anime thread
Are you so ingrained in cancer that you can't think outside it?

>>111687611
>Lain
>Old
Post Eva is not old.

>>111687620
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.

>>111687572
>Implying
That won't happen. That shit ain't cheap
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>>111687278
If you want good art in an eroge and can get past cat eyes, try Crescendo.
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>>111687709
>That won't happen. That shit ain't cheap
Exactly, I don't know where people get the idea hand drawn is so much more expensive than CGI.
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>>111687259
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'.
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>>111687648
I'm guessing that they're having trouble getting the original animation cels.
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>>111687781
>Grumpy Jii-san
I miss him, guy really loved his hobby and sharing it with others.
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>>111687649

And that her VA tragically died of cancer at a very young age.
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>>111687779
If that's the case why the fuck do they keep shoehorning it into so many new action shows or worse making cell shaded action shows at all?
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>>111687468
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.
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>>111687768
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.

>>111687779
>>111687856
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.
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>>111687863
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.
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>>111688087
I just can't seem to get past Adam Warren's style no matter how hard I try.
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>>111687618
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.
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>>111687676
Does it contain delicious Rumiko Takahashi softness?
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>>111687287
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:
Astro Boy
Gundam
Robotech
Voltes V
Daimos
Mekanda robo
Mazinger Z
Great Mazinger
Grendizer
Getter Robo
Getter Robo G
Gaiking
Starzinger
Danguard Ace
Tekkaman
Tekkaman Blade
MD Geist
Leda - The Fantastic Adventure of Yohko
Crystal Triangle
Wanna-Be's
Bubblegum Crisis
NHK Masterpiece Theatre (ALL of them)
Nadia: Secret of Blue Water
Ranma 1/2
Maison Ikkoku
Mermaid Forest
Urusei Yatsura
Osomatsu-kun
Shogun Mito
UFO Senshi Dai-Apollon
Voltron
Saber Rider
Lupin III
Crayon Shin-chan
Doraemon
Cyborg Kuro-chan
Speed Racer
Magic Knight Rayearth
Slayers
Majin Eiyuuden Wataru
Raijin-Oh
Slam Dunk
Candy Candy
The Sea Prince and the Fire Child
Jungle Emperor
Ninja, The Wonder Boy
Captain Harlock
Legend of The Galactic Heroes
Blue Noah
Bakamon
Osomatsu-kun
Sugar Princess
Gatchaman

.....and many more
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>>111687709
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.
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>>111687979
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.
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>>111669993
I disagree.
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>>111688315
What do you mean? Plotwise or fanservice wise?
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>>111688087

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.
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>>111688414
Both.

I love how she draws women. They look so gentle and plump.
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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..
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>>111669211
>>111668768
>Gorg


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.
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>>111688548

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.
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>>111688548
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.
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>>111688568
They enjoy it?
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Finally got around to starting up Galaxy Express 999. Simultaneously depressing and comfy, so confused on how to feel about this.
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>>111688383
What, where you get to fuck a whore?
You're waifu

Check google. If you've played every single game on the rec lists, then come back.

>>111688382
>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.
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>>111688469
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.
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>>111688191
Can't really blame you for that.
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>>111688717
>Ignoring cancer doesn't fix it
No but it slows the spread, which is about all that people can do these days.
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So...did your favorite anime ever get a video game on one of those old hunk o' junk platforms?
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>>111688672
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)
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>>111688773
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.
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>>111688934
Please get a trip so I can filter you.
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>>111688717
I preferred the nurse and childhood routes, personally.

>>111688745
Awww hell yes. Is she as hot as Shampoo?
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>>111687649
>>111687829
>>111687880
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.
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>>111689021
It is completely true

>>111689035
Nurse route was good. Childhood friend was kinda meh.
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For those not in pic related, I've also seen:
Casshan
All Gundams up to mid-90's
Robotech
Cyborg 009
Dr. Slump
Bagi
Nausicaa
Fist of the North Star
Vampire Hunter D
Castle in the Sky
Guyver
Outlanders
Dragonball/DBZ
Saint Seiya
Wicked City
Legend of Lemnear
Akira
Appleseed
Crying Freeman
Vampire Princess Miyu
Ronin Warriors
And many, many more, up to 1999, where I cut off classic
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Take notes. Every single fucking release should be like this.
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>>111689482
Eva is a rough release to deal with all things considered, especially since the it still hasn't got a BD release.
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>>111689035
No.
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.
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>>111689570
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.
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>>111689482

Is the Eva renewal batch really that bad? I grabbed it when Demonoid was up and running.
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>>111689699
I don't know man Shampoo seems like perfect wife material to me.
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>>111689800
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."
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>>111689699
>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
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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
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>>111689942
Not to mention that she can also cook.
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>>111690883
Is it anime law that all main heroines have to be inebit in the kitchen?
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>>111691026
It is these days.
So the effeminate beta MC can cook food for his harem instead of give them the D like he should.
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>>111666514
Man I love the older anime. Anybody seen Heidi of the Alps or Romeo and the Black Brothers?
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Are there any Matsumoto Leiji fans on /a/?
I have seen two Yamato seasons, all movies
Queen Millennia
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.
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>>111670932
>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
Good stuff


>>111680679
What's the ending?
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>>111691405

Got a folder dedicated to his stuff just missing the new Harlock film and series 2 and 3 of Yamato then it will be complete.
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>>111691405
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.
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Curled up with my cat and watching Yawara.
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>>111691927
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.
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How classic are we talking? Can I post Cardcaptor Sakura?
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>>111692399
That's it, and they do.
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>>111677573
Where are the fucking subs for wingman at anyway? Haven't found anything after searching for hours
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>>111692554
Just watch it raw dude.
You gotta take off your training wheels sometime.
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>>111666514
>343 posts
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.
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>>111693401
>the most anime anime
I'm so anime I anime anime.
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>>111693431
It's true though.
Same with Dragon Half and Idol Project and so on.

Shit's kawaii, yo.
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x474mh
And underrated.
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>>111693518
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.
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>>111693518
They're so shiny and colorful.
I think I see what you mean.
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>>111693518
Speaking of Idol Project
http://youtu.be/hMZ3mz9AHQY
That isn't on
>>111689361
Either.
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.
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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.
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>>111693401
>Still one of the most anime anime out there.
That's not a good thing.
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>>111694368
It's a WMT, of course people have heard of it.
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>>111694403
>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.
>>
Is Yu Yu Hakusho "classic" enough? It's the oldest anime I've been watching recently
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>>111694644
>>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).
So good.

But then again, it's a Masaaki Yuasa thing.
Just like http://youtu.be/3TAF7gZFOco
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCKg4HJ_QdM
short but sweet again, not comparable to the actual TV show it's supposed to be the pilot of.
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TAKE ME TO SUMMER-SIDE
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>>111667459
>>111682659
>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.
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>>111694885
P.S.: part 2 is where it's at.
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>>111694927

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.
>>
For older anime, I've been watching Ranma 1/2 since Viz is releasing the blurays over here, as well as LoGH and Utena off and on.
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>>111694927
>>111695107

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.
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>>111668837
>G. Takei
>George Takei
>W. Shatner
>William Shatner
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>>111691405
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>>111695820

I'm currently 20 episodes in and I was wondering if that would ever change or not. I'm too invested to stop watching it but that's kind of disappointing.
>>
Does Galaxy Express 999 have any episodes that aren't about Testurou losing his pass?
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>>111688568

>orguss

WHERE ARE YOU GOIN WHEN ARE YOU COMIN HOME
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>>111681046
>But SOOOOO boner inducing

Naked with a cape

oh my god why is this so great especially on pale
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>>111691405
Interstella 5555
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>>111670932
>pre-2000

WHY? 2000 was still part of the 20th century.
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>>111697129
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RjKv8J1y4U
It's a pity, that the singer died...
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>>111668626
>>111668837
>>111668942
>>111670609
>>111671179
>>111671798
>>111680379
Great. Now i have to pick up the series and marathon it all with hot pockets and mineral waters under the blanket.

You happy?
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>>111680782
I watched the whole thing a while back, I liked it a lot too. Plus the ED really is the best ever.
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>>111697350
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>>111683975

>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
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>>111691405

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).
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>>111691593

Warning: Yamato S3 has Kong Jong subs.
>>
Whatever happened to the era of OVAs that were, you know, actually original stories?
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>>111697030

Yes, in some episodes there are some shotacons who want his body.
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>>111674957
I /heidi/here
>>
I have a soft spot for the cel look of 80s and 90s anime.

The digital stuff just hasn't grown on me.
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>>111697650
There's some every now and then, but nobody cares about them.
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>>111685964
>Mainson Ikkoku OP3

lel that's the widest tennis court i've seen
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>>111697749
I know what you mean anon, I just got done watching Patlabor and it just has so much visual personality that shows today lack.
>>
Has the demographics for anime really shifted that much since the 80s and 90s? Or is it just otaku making up a larger and larger percentage of 15 to 45 year old males?
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>>111697834
Did the second episode of that ever get subbed?
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>>111698044
Not to my knowledge.
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>>111689942

Daily Reminder that bewb-service-laden Ranma & Urusei Yatsura was originally shown on TV during dinner time (7PM)
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>>111698217

Reminder that young Goku was also always wiping his dick all over the viewers eyes too.
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>>111693401
That show had some pretty out-there twists here and there.
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>>111694972
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.
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>>111674957
Starting the Frankfurt arc now.
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>>111694368
I've heard of it.

Anita must be one of the most tragic cases of a childhood friend not winning
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>>111698635
She appears for three episodes, so.
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>>111698692
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.
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>>111667459
I saw it dubbed once
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>>111681112

Christ look at that grain.
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>>111689361
Can I have 19th Century version of that? Please?
>>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b6fGBtMYLs
Nightmare fuel
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>>111694927
I liked how it gave us a glimpse of what 80's Japan was like, but the characters got on my nerves at times.
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>>111695107
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.
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>>111695820
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.
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Where are my Chibo Maruko niggas at?
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>>111697650
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.
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>>111697937
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.
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>>111701891
And naturally, anime (and comics, and just about everything else) is best when it takes risks.
Look at Patlabor, Planetes and countless others.
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>>111701961
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.
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>>111694729
It's one of the pillars of US anime fandom in the 90's and 00's. It was popular alongside Sailor Moon and DBZ.
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>>111702080
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.
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