Pre-2000s anime and manga thread, discuss what you've watched and what you're watching.
The other thread was mostly LotGH discussion so we might as well split it up.
Just watched the Fire Emblem OVAs and even though everyone hates it I thought it was pretty good.
I finally got around to watch sailor moon classic... Why did nobody tell me it would end on such a brilliant way. Like a lot of anime OP songs never really fit the story or they are too obvious, but sailor moons theme song literally ties the whole series up and I feel a genuine conclusion to it all... Truly a the miracle of Romance
Do the 4 other seasons live up to the standard or should I live it now?
I'm watching an obscure 80s mini mecha wrestling show called Plawres Sanshiro. Really enjoying it
Will this never get a BD release? Wasn't it one of the most popular manga?
Was rewatching the old Berserk. I don't care what anbyone say I like it, even moreso than the manga.
Yeah you should be fine with just the manga. And Armageddon is good. I'm personally not much of a Getter fan but Armageddon is really solid especially the first 3 episodes.
Actually watching Slayers for the first time right now. Im on episode 7 and its great. I heard it gets worse in the later seasons but im excited to have so many episodes left in the series. It was one of those things in my backlog ive put off forever so its nice to finally pop it open and enjoy.
I started watching furry Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Hound). I am only two episodes in, but so far I like it.
Also, there is proper HD transfer on BDs for this.
Who is a good group to go for with Slayers? I've been interested in it a lot.
Just finished rewatching some Legend of the Galactic Heroes episodes but I've started the original Dragonball not long ago. I somehow never saw this despite them airing Z and GT here in the UK.
I like the emphasis on humour and adventure a lot. Especially how Goku is so out of touch with modern day living and regards all scientific things as black magic is very hilarious.
>Who is a good group to go for with Slayers?
Anime-Supreme should be best for the old TV series, even though their encode isn't particularly great. Avoid Takeo84 for them, he doesn't know how to handle DVD sources. (like many encoder newfags)
Everybody is waiting for BDs there.
For Revolution and Evolution-R, any BD encode should do.
The filler is fine, and it's referenced in the real parts too, you can't really skip it.
The island is good for the first few episodes, until you get a bit tired of it and it gets more and more stupid and unrealistic. The village episodes people say are the worst, and episode 34 is great in its own way, completely unique and brings a lot of fun.
I haven't watched Kare Kano yet. But after watching Nadia you notice a lot of stuff that Anno took and used in Evangelion. So if you're more of an Eva fan I'd say watch Nadia first.
Finally gave a try to Ace o Nerae and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the movie, it's fucking great.
The pacing was a bit too fast, but I expected it since it's basically a recap.
Should I go back to the original 1973 series, watch Shin or just jump to the Ace o Nerae! 2 OVA?
I've only seen the 1973 TV series, and I really liked it. I agree that it was good.
Wasn't even that long ago I saw it.
I hope that with all this recent interest in Ace wo Nerae someone will sub the rest of the series
I'm not answering your question but taking this opportunity to say what I think about the anime.
Great romance in the middle,and I really enjoyed the insert songs. The first episode or two felt really generic, and the ending was super strange, one of the weirder endings I've seen.
A fun show from the 90's is Ping Pong Club which is pretty much /a/ the anime.
The anime is pretty poor, I've watched it. The manga on the other hand is much more interesting.
It's fun, the manga is much more open about sexual stuff than your run-of-the-mill modern harem romcom, and yet the latter feel a lot dirtier. I think the author wanted to give a realistic representation of love, which includes eroticism, while modern authors pander to purityfags all the while inserting fanservice left and right.
The two OVA were actually broadcasted in Italy, as such I'm a bit tempted to go with the dubbed version while waiting for a decent sub even though I'm usually completely against dubs.
I Just finished Gundam 0080 and Rurouni Kenshin Tsuioku Hen.
I thought 0080 wasn't as good as people make it out to be. Tsuioku Hen was great though.
Yeah, [Iznjie Biznjie]. Should be on Nyaa.
Just finish watching 'Gunsmith Cats' a great classic.
Who MKR here?
I love how they censored the middle finger, but didn't censor the actual dicks.
I watched Infinite Ryvius. It has rather high rating everywhere but I can't understand why. I went in expecting some kind of space opera. It took me about 20 episodes to finally realize that space is only the general setting, no sci fi shit is gonna happen and the main point of the story is just exploration of various ways a society can be governed or some pretentious shit like that. Even on that point the show never did anything original or at least interesting, it only showed the rabble getting angry on everything their democratic/authoritarian/insane leaders did. Then the stupid rape drama happened. At least the MC ended up with the best girl, though. Also nice soundtrack.
Pretty much the whole thing is good. I don't really care for R, and a lot of people find SuperS wearing. But if you liked the first season there's no real reason to stop there.
It was great to hear Sailor Moon and Sailor Mars talking about dildos and anal sex.
I really liked how it was a such a nice blend of badass and cute. Hikaru a best girl forever.
I'm watching Kimagure Orange Road.
Best Girl pictured.
just watched gunbuster and am finishing up my Eva rewatch tonight, maybe Patlabor OVA after
More about Princess Nine:
Brilliant artstyle. The animation was great, the colours were perfect. Good backgrounds, great character design. The girls all looked amazing, and also had that fresh, crispy 90s style to it, without going overboard with it. I also want to mention the eyes, some of the best eyes I've seen in anime. Overall, the visuals were absolutely amazing.
The background music was also really good, some good songs and something you notice, in a good way.
I really liked the anime overall too. For a long time, it bothered me a bit that it focused so much on romance and a bit on drama, but eventually it became a part of the series. In the earlier parts, the whole thing was just great fun, it really made me smile and felt a bit like a good cgdct, but with sports, drama and romance added to it. It also became really emotional. Everything built up the right emotions really well.
For a while, it looked like there was a risk of it ending really awkwardly or stupidly, but it managed to take the story to a proper conclusion as well.
All in all, it was a really good anime that I can strongly recommend, and it will become a staple in my top 90s anime lists, and just another example of how 1998 was a good year.
It gets a strong 7/10 from me, almost pushing into an 8.
Should be seen by way more people.
Now I want another season.
Just finished rewatching Outlaw Star, still my favorite anime of all time.
I want to fuck Ranma.
Also old school anime has better opening than today's crap. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ-lTw-Gqj8
Why do you keep posting that horrible stretched version?
Get rekt'd 720pleb.
Currently dragging my feet through this. Did anyone here watch Ronin Warriors when it was still new-ish? Has it just not aged well or is it actually as boring as I think it is? Never watched it on Toonami so I don't have any nostalgia over here.
I've been reading the slayers lns, they're fairly entertaining. I'm onto volume ten after part one finishes and the fan translation is really kicking in, some sentences are almost incoherent. Still enjoying it though, I just want more Lina
Now I'm a bit stuck on what to watch next.
Is Idol Defense Force Hummingbird any good?
Maybe I should watch Soreyuke Uchuu Senkan Yamamoto Yohko TV?
I'm not asking for recommendations, just expressing my uncertainty about what to watch now.
Maybe I'll just wait for another day
I've always felt kind of bad for watching a bunch of Pre-2000 shows, because whenever I decide to watch one, I end up likg it alot.
Are my tastes just old fashioned? Has anime "gotten worse" or is it because it's just easier to go back and find an old great series, where as with newer ones, you have to wait and see?
Also, is Trigun better dubbed or subbed?
Yamamoto Yohko is nice, but it can wait if you are not a fan of Shibo.
Never heard of Hummingbird though
If you want something nice from the 90s just watch Nadesico
Old anime has a cham to them, and maybe your nostalgia goggles are affecting you
This was a real thing that existed
I love that Topo Gigio wants to fuck a human little girl
I agree that Infinite Ryvius is supremely overrated. It's popularity mostly comes from the fact that a huge proportion of the anime watching audience just loves clusterfucks of insane characters breaking down in despair and madness regardless of the quality of the writing (see: Danganronpa's massive popularity). It was from the guy(s) who went on to make Code Geass and many other Sunrise trainwrecks, so it sets the stage for all the future stuff they'll make.
I like Princess 9 too, but my HUGE beef with it is the broken Aesop it engenders. Now, I went into it knowing that Japanese sports stuff is the polar opposite of American sports stuff, and that in Japanese sports that aren't blatantly shonen the main character/team often lose to prove a point.
Except P9 shoves down your throat the ventral theme of "Girls can play sports/ball JUST as well as boys do, the fact that they're GIRLS won't affect it at all!" It's the central tenet of EVERYTHING that happens in the series.
And then they get to the climactic final game.
And the ENTIRE team implodes, they lose and fuck up EVERYTHING, and it's all SOLELY because they're girls having girly drama, man issues, daddy issues, and girly girl drama.
I've already seen the OVAs, so for Yamamoto Yohko it'd have to be the TV version. I don't really feel an urgent need to see it, I know I have plenty of good anime to see, I just want more of Princess Nine, at least the style, and I remember I liked the eyes of the main character in the OVAs, and that it was light hearted, so it was just something I loosely considered.
Also already seen Nadesico, so will have to watch something else. I may just stop watching for today and see if I want something tomorrow. Or, I think I am in the mood to be able to survive one OVA, perhaps. If I find one I want to see.
There is a pretty big change in style pretty close to exactly year 2000, at least. You may prefer the old style.
Did you read the synopsis before watching Ryvius? Its kind of general knowledge that Ryvius is just Lord of the Flies in space
I always thought Ryvius was obscure. Its from the late 90 early 2000 limbo that somehow people tend to forget about. The drama was actualy very good in the later parts for anime standards and none of the characters seemd crazy custerfucks nor insane and forced
I didn't find that to be that big of a problem. I think the lady may have been wrong in that being girls won't affect anything, but it isn't that wrong. I don't know if the breakdown was due to them being girls, either. I think they had some good development. Uhm. Or something. And in the end, they got over their drama, and were able to play their best. A bit more experience, and they may make it the next time. And the final hit was simply that he beat her, nothing to be with being girls.
I was a bit worrried about the empty club room at the end, I was worried that it meant that they quit. But I don't think they did.
One thing that was strange though, was the visit by aliens. It was overall a pretty realistic anime, so suddenly aliens felt a bot weird. At least it was subtle enough that you can imagine it being something else.
A couple of weeks ago I saw Jewel BEM Hunter Lime. Not bad, it was pretty entertaining. No masterpiece, but good enough. Had no ending though. So now I know about two VN adaptations that don't suck ass... (the other being Steins Gate)
>The drama was actualy very good in the later parts for anime standards and none of the characters seemd crazy custerfucks nor insane and forced
>The MC's initial girlfriend (Fina?) is a relatively ordinary girl with no overt issues, especially when compared to some of the other psychos on the ship...Until it's revealed towards the end that she's a ""literal"" psychopath cultist murderer out of nowhere.
The MC's best friend who would be the Umehara romcom brodude in any other series whose got a level head and is relatively unimportant...Until it's revealed he was part of an incestuous rape suicide when he was younger and he goes flipping off the wall Hitler youth sociopath/psychopath dictatorial tyrant insane and fucks everyone over.
>Airs Blue and his crew being literal psychos from the beginning who somehow have been able to get along in public society and somehow got into the school in the first place.
>MC's brother who is a reeeeeeeee screaming autist from the very start of the series whose ONLY two mindsets are "I fucking hate EVERYTHING grrrrrr" and "I REALLY fucking hate my brother GRRRRRRR", man why aren't I beating the shit out of SOMETHING right now
>The entire 'crew' being the biggest, most useless, "we are only here to constantly serve as an angry pitchfork mob" from the start of the series to the end
>That bridge guy from the original 'elite' class who thinks he's some manipulative keikaku chessmaster from LoGH or Shakespeare and acts like a SS gestapo psychopath, albeit clandestinely, the entire time
The MC and the one sane, elite bridge girl are the only likeable, and sane, characters in the whole series.
What's worse is that after all the insane nonsense that happens, we're asked to believe that, like, a few months later or less the ENTIRE crew, many of which despised and wanted to rape and murder each other just said "Let's forget EVERYTHING, we're SUPER friends now!" and got BACK on the ship again.
I didn't read the synopsis. I just noticed it was made by Sunrise at the end of '90s. I hoped it would turn out like the Crest of the Stars series, which i enjoy quite a but. Boy, was i mistaken.
Didn't like Nadia very much. Honesty don't see how anyone could think it's better than Evangelion. It was a fun adventure at some times but had none of the impact Eva had and just sort of lilted through the plot.
Also, I agree with this guy on most of his points. I didn't want to write a long post, so I will just second this. It is pretty close to my opinion on some characters. And I would like to point out again that the RAPE DRAMA was just plain stupid.
Infinite Ryvius is Lord of the Flies in Space. It doesn't present itself as a space opera, strictly speaking, so those are some odd expectations. I think the exploration of different types of societies was quite interesting, so criticizing just because you feel the idea is "pretentious" sounds rather...shallow. I'd also argue you're definitely simplifying things a lot. There was no actual rape either.
So it sounds like you also happen to dislike Danganronpa then? In either case, Infinite Ryvius doesn't have much in common with the Sunrise shows you're casually name-dropping so that statement is very awkward to read. It's not structured like Code Geass in any real way. There are a couple of crisis situations where characters do have to face tensions and conflicts, but that's not really "insane characters breaking down" for no real reason like you're suggesting here. I'd say the writing worked well in terms of the character dynamics including the changing alliances and rivalries between the crew.
The show actually does foreshadow that guy's past as well as his tendencies even before he actually gets some position of power, so it's not an unjustified development.
Blue and his gang are literally teenage rebels who are trying too hard. Though I'll grant you their presence on the ship can probably only happen in an anime series.
However, the existence of mob mentality and teenagers with autistic tendencies is surprisingly realistic. LOGH did not invent characters who are control freaks with fascistic tendencies either.
The main character has his own flaws as well as the elite girl. Moreover, their emotions were affected by the ship so that's a factor we can't ignore here.
It sounds like you had some trouble understanding the final episode or simply didn't like the general idea. Honestly, it's not about all of them being friends and ignoring the past. Not at all.
Those who came back, which isn't even the entire crew, have been changed by the experience. Their actions in the epilogue are supposed to represent their intention to face their fears and overcome them. It's not meant to be a literal repetition of the scenario in every shape or form.
Fina showed signs of instability since the beginning but was very subtle. She was way too clingy and manipulative and sprout some religion nonsense time to time, she becoming full yandere cult leader wasn't too out of place
The whole Ikumi (MCs friend) plot was indeed rushed as fuck
Blue and his gang weren't literal psychos, they were just edgy teenager anarchists
MCs brother is also just edgy angst teen but is plausibly explained why. He didn't take his parents divorce very well and it made him go full "reeeee i hate my brother" because he saw Kouji as a passive faggot who never did nothing and just went with the flow. He then tries to antagonise his brother in everything since "hurr durr i'm more mature" and "my brother is such a pussy reeeee"
The crew being incompetent was just so Blue could hijack the ship and get the plot going but at least is belivable since, in the end, the crew were just a bunch of unskilled kids
The dude being all keikaku doori started as cold and calculating then degraded to full nazi as time went on
Thing is, Ryvius is not the most realistic thing ever written and some times it was exagerated, but imo, wasn't full of bullshit and "impossible" things to happen. The whole premise was "what young people would do when pushed to the edge of mental stress" and it did a good job on that. Maybe I'm seem to much, but I think Ryvius did a good job with what it intended to do
>What's worse is that after all the insane nonsense that happens, we're asked to believe that, like, a few months later or less the ENTIRE crew, many of which despised and wanted to rape and murder each other just said "Let's forget EVERYTHING, we're SUPER friends now!" and got BACK on the ship again.
Yeah, that was kind of bullshit
It's just Lord of the Flies in Space, and some mecha action here and there.
What gets to me is that loathsome fuck that traps the "undesirables" gets away with it, and nobody hits him in the face or anything.
I was thinking of rewatching this show.
Fuck, I haven't seen anything of this since I was like fucking 10.
But I'm remembering something...I'm remembering that this series has a cruel ending that's pretty much "HAHA! Get fucked, girls, you were the badguys the whole time!"
I started watching Hokuto no Ken. I'm 11 episodes into it, but I'm just not feeling it. Is there a point where it really hits its stride? I'm willing to give it some more time since it's a longer series, but I'm just finding it kind of dull.
I didn't read the ending of Ryvius as "don't worry, nothing happened" but as the opposite. Something difficult happened and they wanted to see if they could overcome it again.
>So it sounds like you also happen to dislike Danganronpa then?
I don't hate DR out of principle, I like the setups and I have a soft spot for Battle Royale/survival game stories. The thing I hate about the DR series is its horrible, insipidly stupid writing, made worse by the creator(s) constantly making it clear they're writing it as stupid as possible ""ironically"" (in the 4chan use of the word).
Danganronpa 1 was (a) an experiment by a bunch of people who had never made anything like it before and (b) and more impoprtantly, ENTIRELY a satire made to jab fun at people who like those kinds of stories. It answered almost no questions, and the ones it DID answer the answers made little sense in context and only raised a lot more questions which were never intended to have answers. Junko wasn't intended to be some multi-faceted Joker-esque memester, she was a parody/satire on "Oh. the audience is wondering the WHOLE time what the mastermind is like, what type of personality they have, what drives them? Let's give them no definitive answer just to troll them."
It wasn't until after DR1 took off like hotcakes that they went "shit, we'd better try and make some sense of this mess". DRZero was them trying to inject a BIT of logic into it and explain some stuff, but failed completely because it mostly makes no sense and contradicts itself and the main series several times over.
So they just gave up and focused on writing the stupidest, most nonsensical shit imaginable, because by that point it was clear that's what the DR fandom loves, so long as all the characters go insane and spout memes. DR2 breaks the 4th wall, not once, but 2 or 3 times with the creators essentially going "we know this story makes no sense, but ignore that". Each work that comes out in the series creates more inconsistencies even going by the series' OWN twisted logic.
Way TL:DR, but that's what I hate about it.
I've never played the games but I enjoyed the anime Danganronpa 3 as gore comedies.
I'm wondering how you apparently went through the whole franchise if you don't like it for being dumb.
It looks cute until they show closeups of the mouse's face. Seriously, its fucking creepy. Its appearance is so drastically different from everyone else and it almost looks like its on drugs.
Watched the first 3 episodes of Kenshin. Seems really fun as fuck but should I stop?
Honestly didn't think I'd see the day where /a/ was having a legitimate discussion about Infinite Ryvius.
I'm currently watching You're Under Arrest!,
I'm almost done the second season, and just watched the ghost story episode. I'm really surprised on how many of the jokes have become more relevant today then they were in the 90s
Is Oh My Goddess nearly as good as this?
I've only seen the OVA, and not You're Under Arrest either, but Aa Megami sama is not good. The characters have no chemistry, everything that happens is completely generic, and the gimmick doesn't change anything. The only good parts of the OVA is one race and the opening theme.
Steel Jeeg for me. Kind of funny how the ending song for the anime is longer than a lot of full versions of anime OPs and Eds. Also pretty cool how the chracter designer for the show is a Canadian.
So I watched the Taiho Shichauzo OVAs and now I'm interested in picking up the show, but I can't find anything other than english dub so I'm still hesitant on proceeding. I can settle on the fact anything I find is gonna be potato quality but is there anything in Japanese?
>It looks cute until they show closeups of the mouse's face. Seriously, its fucking creepy. Its appearance is so drastically different from everyone else and it almost looks like its on drugs.
Yeah it's based on an Italian puppet show so the mouse looks strange on 2D
What I find hilarious is that the original show the anime is based on is for pre-schoolers, literally a show for babies but the anime turns it into a Tom and Jerry rip-off and the mouse is an alien genius from the future while in the original show he is a "normal" kid like Alvin and the Chipmunks for example.
It's just too bizarre.
>watching streamed anime on netshit
>not just any anime either, but Harmony Gold's abomination
Get the fuck out of /a/
I finished Magical Taruruuto. Easily one of the most entertaining things I've seen in some time, and Renascent's encode looks outstanding for a DVD.
It's one of the somewhat rare magical boy shows, with generally great writing, voicework, and visual direction, that mostly uses the magical aspect as a vessel for comedy and excuse for inserting every flavor of fetishism you could imagine, although it does delve into some very bizarre serious arcs.
Downside is it isn't translated, but I'd figure I'd fish around and see if anybody else has seen it here.
Yeah, I really like most of his work that I've seen, it reminds me of the kind of rough, unfiltered outpouring of id you get with people like Go Nagai
I think he's burned his bridges with the anime industry though, which is kind of sad.
Besides Urushihara's usual pretty designs and animation, it wasn't anything to write home about, as expected given its very short length. No time to flesh out stuff, shit just happens and... that's it.
That sounds fun.
Subs for this are not rare.
You can even find it in your favorite stream site.
just saw the apocalypse zero ovas. its like kamen rider on drugs with dicks everywhere.
You don't say. Talk about an idiosyncrasy.
Bakuretsu Hunters wasn't particularly good and I ended up dropping it pretty quickly, but it sure had a great OP.
The Spirit of Wonder OVA was weird and didn't make much sense. I guess I should watch the followup.
Currently watching urusei yatsura with a friend.
I think the last thing I was watching was Macross 7.
I like its atmosphere and the show's pretty fun, but it's repetitive and reused a lot of animation.
I feel like if it had been shorter it would be better.
I'm only 6 or so episodes in and the plot hasn't been moving too quickly.
I know this barely makes the cutoff, but god damn I wasn't expecting this to be any good. Turned out to be a really enjoyable watch. It even got me into guitar again.
I Watched recently Kodomo no Omocha, mostly for that crazy soundtrack, and I want to watch now Blue Seed, but I'm not sure if it's available outside streams.
Member Cyberteam in akihabara?
How can I forget one of my earliest waifus?
/a/ used to talk about this all the time. 11 years ago.
Downloading this wonderful gem to watch this weekend, and there's nothing you can do about it!
You can see a lot of Eva in Kare Kano as well. Obviously not the giant robots or religious imagery, but the direction, mood, and even introspection is all there at some point or another. And the thing is, as much as I love Evangelion, Kare Kano was somewhat of an evolution of that style. You can really tell that Anno grew as a director. Now whether you like the plot or the characters is another question all together, but Kare Kano really made me wonder what an original post-Eva Anno anime would look like, but sadly I don't think we'll ever know.
I just really wish Anno didn't do the Rebuilds and did something else. The Rebuilds were completely unnecessary, and Shin Gojira showed that Anno isn't the hack the Rebuilds make him look like. I really hope he does another anime some day.
>The Rebuilds were completely unnecessary, and Shin Gojira showed that Anno isn't the hack the Rebuilds make him look like. I really hope he does another anime some day.
How does Godzilla compare to his earlier works? I'd imagine that it would have been much more nihilistic and destructive if done 20 years ago or so.
Anno seems to still have done great things after Eva, only on a smaller scale (Love & Pop for example) which makes it less heard of.
Though I'd imagine that, seeing Rebuild, he did get more mood and maybe less daring.
I think he just
Currently watching Galaxy Express 999 and Maison Ikkoku
999 has a melancholic atmosphere which i like and it sorta reminds me of kino's journey except it has this light heartedness in it. im really enjoying it but i can see the complaints over it saying it's repetitive and it may seem preachy with the episodes with "muh mechanical bodies are bad" but im pretty forgiving for those flaws and really enjoying the journey. there are high points and low points throughout the episodes but when the show gets on its high points it's just..damn.
i also bet maetels hugs feel really motherly and warm.
as for maison ikkoku im only a couple of episodes in and i honestly find it pretty boring. i thought it was going to be like honey and clover when i read the description. i don't really enjoy many of the characters other than Yotsuya who i think is pretty funny. Kyoko a cute and she has very birthing hips.
is this show wurth? like i said im only a couple of episodes in so far i wana know what im in for.
Who Neo-Human Casshan here?
Galaxy Express 999 is one of the ancient monuments of anime-a masterpiece. The series is very close to creator Leiji Matsumoto's original manga stories, almost a Twilight Zone anthology of fantastic characters and situations on the road to Andromeda. The ruminations on eternal life are more relevant than ever in our era of Singularity and robots. GE999 is often tragic, in a tough universe with few happy endings, with a real beauty in its allegory for life-a story full of lost dreams and heroes doomed to sleep for eternity beneath the blowing dust of some forsaken whistle stop along the tracks.
The 999 movies are masterworks-Rintaro's direction deftly distills the essence of the story into theatrical gold, with big guns like Yoshinori Kanada's expressive animation and Kazuo Komatsubara's art direction.
On MI, you should stick it out. It's a detailed portrait of 80's Japan that I never tire of...real nostalgia for a time and place you've never lived through.
Fuck yeah! Tylor is fantastic.
I don't want to spoil anything, but the climax it reaches is one of the finest I've ever seen in any anime and beyond.
So rarely does a climax live up to all the hype and tension that has been built and at the same time be so true to the characters.
Just watch it.
Then watch the OVAs. They are a distinct drop in quality of story, but do have a few good episodes that make it worthwhile.
Even if they end on a colossal cliffhangar and we'll never get the novels translated to find out what's next.
>generic 80s moeblob
First off, go fuck yourself.
Second, go fuck yourself even harder.
Third, go fuck yourself with razorwire until it comes out your mouth and floss yourself to death with it.
Does being that fucking plebeian come naturally to you or do you have to work at it?
This is Priss (2040). Say something nice about her!
I don't know, how much effort does it take to convince yourselves that these designs aren't the epitome of generic eighties girls?
MACROSS II IS THE BEST MACROSS SEQUEL MADE
EVERYONE WHO HATES IT IS JUST JEALOUS
So I've watched the original Gundam series and Zeta but I'm having trouble getting into ZZ (it's slow as fuck to start), as much a I want to continue the series I'm caught between abandoning ZZ for Wing (which I've wanted to rewatch) or start watching The Origin cause Char is best character
That budget got Linna and Nene, too.
And did 2040 get a BD or a remaster? Those shots look a hell of a lot better than the old DVD rips I have.
If you're having problems with how slow ZZ is then you'll pull your hair out with Wing, but for different reasons.
And I'm not sure if it's just me but I really didn't like Origin and Char is one of my favourite characters of all time. Something about it just felt really cheap, especially when it came to characterisation.
For some reason, I was never able to get into any of the Slayers tv series, but I loved the OVAs and movies...
Both have their merits, Original's animation is god-tier, a few good tracks on the ost, interesting stories and better robot/tech designs.
2040 has a god-tier cyberpunk soundtrack, I think the main cast are better written, and a few of the episodes depict genuinely well written, grounded stories for the setting, like Look At Yourself breaks my heart every time I watch it, plus the OP and Credit tracks/animation are amazing.
Origin's problem is that it's screaming through Char's backstory under the assumption you're already intimately familiar with and downright in love with him so it never bothers to give him any proper development or motivation.
It just feels clinical and by the numbers as it rattles its way down a checklist just to get to the start of 0079.
I really WANT to like it does have good moments like Ramba Ral's backstory and Dozzle being pretty adorable, but on the whole, it just doesn't come together in a pleasing way.
Currently in reading Ranma 1/2 and i didn't remember how cute she was (Ranma). Although the best girl is Shampoo (Obviously)
Never watched anime besides DBZ/Pokemon
Wanted old school style anime with cyberpunk esque shit.
I found Bubblegum Crisis somehow.
It's kinda shitty.
I think I should of chose an easier anime to get into but it's not that bad.
Some weird shit with the brother/sister.
Great lines, solid casting (some even better than the current SF VA's) and an excellent soundtrack. It's one of the few anime that I can only watch dubbed for the soundtrack alone.
The ovas and movies are of fantastic quality, and the anime does start slow. I would recommend watching it for next, it's very good as well
>BIG FAT CAT
It's sitting on my drive for a long time, might as well watch it now.
Wait what? I was under the assumption that it was a straight adaptation of the backstory chapters without much difference.
Exactly this. It just ends up making Char into a really hollow caricature, among other things. Only thing I like about it is Sayla.
>Someone actually put time and effort into making that...
I meant animation quality, you're free to cry about it though. Slayers isn't liked for it's sophisticated humor
Somebody PAID somebody to put time and effort into making that.
And then they liked it so much they asked for another one.
WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE???
At least it's not fat futa.
Even a starving artist should have standards...
Compared to Naga? Flat.
Sir, please refrain from posting inflation fat porn of my waifu-mistress.
Whos is the best female character and why is it Oscar?
Meh, at least Volks' are already colored.
Key has quite a bad problems with pacing. If I remember correctly it has 1 or 2 episodes at the end that are just pure info dump where characters are explaining the story and nothing else happens. And yet normal episodes are kind of slow-paced. The show sure could use better direction and writing in this regard.
It has its atmosphere so I guess it is still worth checking out if it is your thing or not.
It's a slow burn to be sure, but the plot moves forward regardless.
The final two episodes are feature film-length(okay, 90 minutes) and only one of them plops you down on a bench for 30 or so minutes to explain the backstory.
It's not as bad as most people say. But it's not like modern shows kids are used to with the hyperactive pacing to keep their ADHD-addled brains occupied.
Watching SDF Macross and having a blast.
The valkyrie combat scene had a different feeling from the F and Delta series and the whole story has a more interesting plot and character developement. Also the absence of CG is really a blessing.
This was such a great anime in the early episode, got a bit too melodramatic towards the end
loved the movie though
TASOGARE YORI MO KURAKI MONO
CHI NO NAGARE YORI AKAKI MONO...
It tends to follow the common Tomino trend of starting fast, then hitting the brakes and dragging its heels for 30 episodes, then wrapping up in a breakneck pace that's still not satisfying so you have to watch the movie.
I actually liked the way the TV series' dub handled the Dragon Slave incantation, giving it a rhyming scheme and all.
Other way around for me, the tonal shift was when it started living up to the hype. Had it kept using the exact same "Vash acts like a cowardly buffoon" joke every episode from beginning to end I might have hated it deemed it overrated puerile nonsense, but I really loved the deep themes and clashing ideals and morals between Vash and Knives.
Watching Tenchi in Tokyo, MC annoying as fuck, has harem of hot bitches at home, but "no way fag! I get some generic school girl instead."
2 episodes to go, everyone pretty much love him at this point, already guessing how it's gonna end
I hoped everyone would have left that asshole while he was in Tokyo, this guy is like Makoto's little brother.
also, best girl
Do NOT sexualize Lina you sick fucks
She is PURE
I wish I had more of this art with the cast in more modern clothes.
It's impossible for a proven filthy kike to be pure.
Naga shouldn't be late for her date with young Fuyutsuki.
She's just financially gifted don't say that
STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT LINA IS CHASTE
Don't know about Jushin Liger, but it looks 80s /m/etal as fuck.
Excel Saga is worth watching, but the humor can be grating if you're not prepared for the fast-paced delivery and hyperactive nature of Excel herself. And of course, a lot of the humor is steeped in Jap culture, including a joke about sarin gas in a subway(would be censored in later releases).
I found it hard to marathon. Needed to stop for a breather in between episodes.
I am not that guy you are replying to. I don't really think Sonoda's style is that generic. But I would say that Sonoda's style is kind of iconic to the 80s to the point it may seem "generic 80s". Well, at least to the western anime fans since the series he did some designs for are relatively well known on the west. His style is very easily recognizable, that alone doesn't make it generic in my book.
That may be so, but even if it gets a pass on generic, it's an art style I'm very tired of seeing since it was commonly imitated and I don't like it very much in the first place.
Oh well, it could be worse. Could be Gall Force.
Seconding what >>152500049 said.
It's still chock full of the tropes that have become cliche in the shoujo genre, but most of them became cliche because of Rose of Versailles.
That, and if you've ever seen Revolutionary Girl Utena, you'll see in RoV where Ikuhara got half his directing techniques.
Unfortunately the next mix of shoujo and mecha didn't work out so well.
How many shoujo-mecha series are there anyway? Shoujo and "our characters are cute girls" being two very different things.
I don't know what I'd classify Leda as other than an animator's pet project.
It's fun and well worth watching, but the story is a bit of a mess and the whole plot revolves around her finding the courage to talk to some boy.
Spoiler Alert! She does.
But a lot of OVAs were greenlit for proven animators to prove why they're not writers. Great for style and flash, not so great for substance.
No clue. Maybe?
I don't remember why I liked that anime except for Madoka and the mood/visuals/soundtrack. The story and characters are shite desu except from that.
Maison Ikkoku had a good development and characters at least.
Dragon Half, shame it's only a 2 part OVA, it was really fun.
Did you bother to check?
Also, it's being released officially in America at the end of this month this time for real apparently.
It says according to this listing on ebay and the guy selling it himself apparently as I messaged him about it, but I'm very unsure. I'd love to buy it, but I just spent a good bit of money buying a bunch of manga and shit over the paste week.
Also, here's some more links for those interested.
I never applied any filters to the video. I encoded it naturally. What made you think that? Then again, I'm the one doing the 1080p encode, too, silly.
Discotek are doing a DVD release for Key the Metal Idol.
I hope they throw in some goodies or something for it. Maybe the soundtrack.
Anything is better than the E-D release
The English dub soundtrack is actually really good, wish there were some copies of it online.
Someone on tumblr had the Shakotan Boogie OVA and made some gifs from it, but wouldn't tell me where they got it.
This OVA was amazing. It was fun, it was well-animated, it was funny, it had a high-tier VA cast, and then HOLY SHIT AT THAT TWIST!!!!
Go watch Master of Martial Hearts now and experience the TWEEST that would make M. Night Shyamalan shit himself with greed over.
Me too. It's one of those series it's a true shame to miss.
Is it worth watching the other seasons? I watched the first City Hunter and liked it, but I felt by the end it had overstayed its welcome, as with the first episodes I was expecting something more serious.
Ah, right. My bad. Anyhow, I wonder what they're including on it and if they're including the dub OPs & EDs, but they're probably not gonna. Does't really matter as I did include them myself with my rather mediocre encodes.
Watching slayers atm, loving it. Finished the 3 series and OVAs, going through the movies. Scared of the purported drop in quality in the latter seasons though...
First season was a total gag comedy, whereas later on they got more serious, while still keeping some of the recognizable humor, so yes it is totally worth to watch it.
Don't forget movies/ovas, they are great too.
Revo/Evo-R weren't THAT bad. It's just that they introduced Pokota(the Jar Jar of Slayers) who was obnoxious in every scene but Revo was still mostly tolerable and it scratched that Slayers itch. Evolution-R got really bad because it pushed Pokota to the center of the story and he never got better. Not to mention that it just rehashed Rezo for no reason other than they wanted to use Rezo.
In the end, they're worth seeing if only to make up your own mind.
Then you might want to grab the 720p rip instead of that awful DVD hard-subbed encode if that is what you have stored.
>Pre-2000s anime and manga thread
>nobody posts any
You disappoint me, /a/.
My apology, I always kinda go for anime stills, cause they are all nice and in color, even when manga is just as awesome, or even better.
/a/ is too underage betafaggots to handle strong women like Chocolate and Tira.
Also, the show really isn't that great. I love it as a guilty pleasure, but it's still pretty trashy and that ending was a colossal cocktease.
Seconding this. Larry is best girl.
You should read the manga. Excellent work in that, even if the second manga, Burst, kinda sucks.
Oh wow! I watched that series in 50mb .rmb or whatever that extension was files.
Maybe she can duet with Miku in the new release!