Pre-2000 anime thread.
What are you watching, /a/?
Master Keaton and Dezaki's Black Jack are what I'm currently going through
MK is comfy as fuck, surprised I don't see it mentioned more often. One of the few truly mature shows I've watched
Very much so. It doesn't exist in any available form above VHS-quality so the shitty artifacting will at least sell that much.
The dub is also legit amazing. The show is very international and they go out of their way to hire the appropriate European/British/Asian voice actors for each self-contained episode's new charcacters
Forgot to mention that I made a quick encode of this series, since I couldn't find any readily-available raws. I have no idea what I'm doing and I tried to keep the filesize down, so in the rare chance that someone subs this, they should make a better encode on their own. The source is the DVD boxset from AB/ADC. I'll upload it to anirena in a bit, unless someone has a better suggestion. It seems like it was dubbed in a lot of languages (except for English), so someone here might've already seen it.
>Art of Fighting
I didn't expect it to be 100% accurate to the backstory of the game, but this wasn't even trying
Asatani is getting cuter.
Victory Gundam and once I'm done with all that's in my backlog is from the past decade
Finished pic just now for the first time.
Was quite entertaining second half >> first half.
Disliked the "magic, fortune telling" stuff, best episodes were the last 3 + 19.
What's the verdict on Kasei Yakyoku?
I think it's good based off of what's been translated.
I just hope that the translation actually gets completed soon.
does anyone remember an anime about a fat round cat and a fat round mouse that chased each other in carts?
The mouse befriended a lion and the cat was pretty gentlemanly about his intentions of eating the mouse.
Mediocre at best. Only has the visuals going for it. Might look amazing as a BD, but it's mostly forgotten by history anyway.
I have that on my torrent queue. The subbed version says VHS, but there's also a DVD ISO rip that I'll download. Do you know if they're the same quality? If there really hasn't been a DVD encode yet, someone should make one.
There actually is a DVD encode, it's just quite shitty.
I can tell you what I want to be watching or reading.
I'm also watching this after years of lamenting for the lack of subs. I'm so grateful someone decided to pick it up.
I just started the original Patlabor OVA. It seems pretty fun so far.
Is it better to watch the rest of the franchise in release order or in chronological order?
Don't make me cry. I'll hold on to my glimmer of hope.
>Big O was aired on 2001
This is actually news to me, I didn't even followed that show until now just because I assumed it was just steampunk batman for some reason
Just watch it in release order. There's a plot later on, but the series didn't do a good job of adapting it because they fucked the pacing up. So don't worry about the plot, just watch for the characters and setting.
I know that it's one of those classics that eveyone's supposed to have seen already, but I still haven't touched Urusei Yatsura.
Is there a BD release? Or is it worth hunting down older releases?
The Big O is such a weird and interesting show.
It's a shame that the rushed non-ending of the first season screwed up the rest of the series plot-wise. There are so many things that they hint at that never get fully resolved, and so many other things that come out of nowhere without any explanation.
>Watched Golden Boy last summer
>Still manages to be one of the funniest, but also sexiest shows I've watched in quite some time. It had a great mix of tone, and a fantastic soundtrack. Spoiled princess a best, followed by the Anime production team girl
Is the manga as bad as I've heard? People have told me that after the first volume or two it nosedives.
Latest old-school things I actually finished were the first two seasons of Initial-D.
I want to keep going, but the only forms of the 3rd Stage I can find are a movie, and it really doesn't work for me in such a long format. Additionally, i rarely have the desire to sit through an entire film.
You ever start a show, and stop like half way in, and you're not even really sure why, but you totally forget you were watching it, until something like this happens and then you remember you were in the middle of a show?
I remember enjoying it to; idk why I stopped.
Armitage III, IRIA, and 90's hentai , and now im on Tank Police
sun revolves around the earth prove me wrong
I'm just over halfway through Zeta Gundam. Jerid is a cunt and every episode I hope Katz dies.
Hakugei Densetsu. Good old poorly lit 90s sci-fi.
I'm a few episodes into Violinist of Hamelin.
The show's tendency to alternate between picture drama levels of non-animation and brief explosions of fluid animation is certainly an experience.
Tokimeki Tonight. It's a shame nobody ever talks about this show, it's hilarious.
Only Dezaki I've ever dropped. You'd think an one eyed man voiced by Akio Otsuka could carry a show by himself but aside from him everything else was pretty shit and didn't really make sense.
>start getting to the point where the only things left are giant robo and mecha
Giant Robo is named after the giant robot in the plot and every episode ends with a giant robot fight
It's also directed by Imagawa, please tell me how is it not a mecha anime
giant robo are usually comparable to "saturday cartoon" feeling with a big robot and usually monster of the week. shit like mazinger, kyoshin gorg, and getter robo.
gundam is what made mecha popular, they are 2 different kinds of show.
The sub-genres would be Super Robot and Real Robot, are you an ESL?
Please just stop posting.
I watched Wings of Honneamise yesterday
I liked it overall, the worldbuilding was great.
But the end felt a bit abrupt, and the soundtrack is really weird
Like a toddler playing with an old synthesizer
>ginguiser robots are the same as gundam mobile suits
Ginguiser is mecha too you fucking idiot, mecha is any anime that has a focus on robots.
Jesus you dumb fuck that is an umbrella term. Sorting them by super/giant robo and mecha is just specifying them more accurately.
There are slasher, ghost, zombie, and psychological horror films that all fit under the title "horror film" but specific titles sort them more closely to what is in the movie. This is the same thing.
No you fucking nigger.
>giant robo and mecha
>giant robot (your made up term for super robot shows) AND mecha (what you thought was the term for real robot shows)
Currently watching Macross 7. It's pretty fun but the pacing feels incredibly slow and I have many questions that aren't being answered.
The biggest one that is bothering the hell out of me is who the fuck is the flower girl and why the hell is she literally everywhere?
Stick with it anon. It can be a slog at times but the high points are amazing.
your categories are fine but your umbrella terms are dumb, both not what everyone else uses and not as specific as what everyone else uses.
it's like calling slasher "someone-dies" and psychological just "horror".
After War Gundam X. I've been marathoning every Gundam entry since October 2016, and I've reached it. I'm on episode 30 right now. It's really good, the setting is interesting, the worldbuilding is excellent and the characters are all flawed individuals that grow a lot. The mobile suits are also pretty cool.
I should have said super, but super/giant are interchangeable here anyway. Mecha and super robot are 2 different types of show.
>humans and chimps are both under mammals->primates
>YEAH BUT THEY ARE MAMMALS
>actually to specify further they are classified under the family hominidae whi-
>YEAH BUT THEY ARE BOTH MAMMALS
>yes but to specif-
>WOW ARE YOU SAYING HUMANS AREN'T MAMMALS?
Working on season 2 of City Hunter.
It's a great show, but it's not a show that you binge.
Before that i finished the entire slayers library. Nothing was really needed after Slayers Next which feelt like a good ending to the story.
Gotten back into watching Soreyuke Uchuu Senkan Yamamoto Yohko lately, it's pretty okay. Not boring, sometimes funny, interesting plot, cool pictures and the battles are fine. It doesn't reach the heights that make you feel like it's a masterpiece, or become impossible to stop watching, but it's a good anime to watch when you are bored, it's entertaining enough.
Need to watch Midnight Eye as I love this eras take on scifi.
Oedo 808 is great.
Just finished watching Utena. Went in expecting /u/, got /hm/ instead.
Was not disappointed
Question: is the film worth watching, or is it just a rehash of what's in the show?
The movie is a reimagining/reboot of the show, but it's still worth watching.
Directed by him, yeah. But not really targeting his anime, I'm watching it because I loved the eyes of the main characters in the OVA, and after I finished Princess Nine, which also has amazing eyes, I wanted more, and started Yamamoto Yohko in hopes of getting more great eyes.
Don't even know if the pictures are that cool, really. Kinda cool, but maybe I only mentioned it because it was Shinbo.
The problem may be that it's too blurry, which ruins the look of the art and eyes a bit
no, you need to stop being a lazy faggot and learn how to watch anime without subs
I doubt there will ever be subs for Momo, but if you've been watching anime for as long as i assume its not hard to understand
i think you can find the subbed version of la ronde somewhere though
it sucks nyaa went down though because the best version of Cyborg 009 (the 1979) version was up there (unsubbed)
>learn how to watch anime without subs
You're telling me to invest my time and energy into moonspeak?
Just finished video girl AI. I'm going to marathon Urusei Yatsura then Machiko sensei.
>In the zoo there are gorillas and primates
>Gorillas are primates you dumbass.
>Yeah but gorillas are big and primates are small.
>You are talking about apes and monkeys. They are all primates.
>Yeah but it's just an umbrella term. Sorting them by gorillas/primates is just specifying more accurately.
Amazing, before I started video girl Ai, I finished 79's cyborg 009 and prior to that the 68 version. I want to buy the original VHS/DvD of Cyborg 009 however Overseas, the prices are over $400
Sorry, I gave you the wrong link. Master Keaton here. Its' pretty good.
>You ever start a show, and stop like half way in, and you're not even really sure why, but you totally forget you were watching it, until something like this happens and then you remember you were in the middle of a show?
>I remember enjoying it to; idk why I stopped
This is me 90% of the time.
I'm watching CCS right now for the first time, and I've never seen a more charming, wonderful show. Every episode feels great, and it's got a nice soundtrack ontop of the good art and the nice plots.
I can't believe I put it off for so long.
i know its not pree2000 but what the fuck was kite liberator
regular kite and cool devices i get
exactly the fucking ending i dont know if it was hilarious or what
kite had the perfect amount of hentai same with mezzo
I haven't watched it but it does have (crabstick) subs.
going to rewatch the YKK ovas again later in the month,
perhaps I will make a stream so we can all enjoy them together.
I would pray for the day THIS gets a BR remaster, cmon Gallop, dont tell me you lost the film elements!
The manga gets surreal afterwards, yes. NTR is involved, but I won't give too much away. But I'm with you on the OVA and the soundtrack! I liked Noriko and Reiko the best, but to each his own.
I don't know how much the Turn A movies cut out, but the TV series is pretty great.
You should watch that instead.
The last three episodes were great, but I wish the tone was more consistent. It went from light-heated to serious really fast.
The latter half of the TV series is even more inconsistent. I don't know if the original manga's like that since it's not translated, but they definitely needed more episodes to wrap things up.
Been watching Kyou Kara Ore wa lately and I love it. Its a whole lot of fun, and it's doing a great job of filling the delinquent-shaped hole in my heart after finishing Yu Yu Hakusho.
There are no raws of the Blu-Rays but if you have $1500 to spare feel free to buy them and share. I'm sure many others will appreciate it.
Same goes with Dokonjogaeru (~$700), Oishinbo, Ace wo Nerae, Ketsudan and whatever else I might forget. You can pick up a secondhand copy of the Ashita no Joe BDs that were released too, too bad they only did about half of the series before abandoning it.
Zeta Gundam because I like space, robots and pussies
Just finished Black Lion, the first 5 minutes seemed promising with robots and machine guns ripping through dumb gooks with lots of gore, then they toss it in the trash and spend the next 35 minutes with a Terminator ripoff
>That part where she realises the VCR is fucked up and tells him she's turning into a boy and makes him feel her crotch
You'd think some eleven would have ripped the BDs though by now. Isn't that how it normally works?
>Ace wo Nerae
It's only $220!
Manga's good, but don't read the newest bit published in the past 2/3 years. It's what the new season will concern, but it's bad and spits in the face of the original.
As for what you're in for -
>Charming characters you'll grow to care about
>Magical girl-ness in a nutshell
>Nobody but a few weirdos give a shit about old anime or manga
>even fewer have the ability to translate it
>Ashita No Joe was JUST fully translated
>So many will be lost to time
It will almost certainly be bad. I'm not going to even give it a chance, to be honest; both the manga and the tv series ended on great notes, and it's a shame to try and ruin them like this.
My associates of elevated epidermal melanin content
I liked it right up until Elizabeth or whatever her name was started screeching.
I'll keep watching it if she fucks off out of the show because she's not funny at all.
I'm pretty sure the best case scenario is having someone who works at a video store and can get releases and return them. That is still on a lot of TL group applications for raw suppliers.
Is Queen Millennia ever going to be finished getting subbed?
>There's a reason people suggest that you start with the movie instead.
Literally no one does that though.
Stop being a massive pleb. The original is a solid 8/10.
Nah, Hiromi swings between being confident and being a complete crybaby, and Ryuuko is a complete cunt for nearly the entire series for the sake of drama. There are much better sports series out there. And yes, the movie is recommended more often.
But the real question is: will Dororon Enma-kun ever get subbed?
Like, come on guys. Am I really the only person who wants to watch this? What little I was able to watch of it was ACTUALLY creepy and its so rare for horror anime to really give you that sense of apprehension so I consider it a gem lost to time.
And I mean, if I end up having to suck a few dicks to get it I will but c'mon.
Thanks to Grumpy Jii-san's rec, I've been watching lots of anime films right now.
All amazing shit so far. Will probably try Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise next.
I'm aware. But what the hell am I supposed to do with that totally random assortment of episodes? Whoever subbed them did the most halfassed job I have ever witnessed and I would personally smite them for it if I knew where to find them.
Also I watched those and the translation isn't even that good.
What are the chances someone on /m/ can translate the audio but just needs the raws to work with? I know they're big Nagai fans and if I knew someone would be committed to working with me I'd be willing to track down the series. But it does me no good to get it if I can't understand it.
>mfw I don't even have to look hard to find the DVD's
Oh, for the love of god. How do I go about commissioning someone to translate a project for me? I thought I'd have to contact someone in Japan to do the leg work for me but its right fucking there.
Holy shit, that was a wild ride.
10/10 movie, highly recommended.
I didn't like it that much, it felt like a typical Oshii movie. The part where she says something like "I'm not a kid anymore, I'm not in love with Patlabor" left a bad taste in my mouth. Oshii has a habit of trying to make all of the characters super serious at the expense of their original personalities.
Different anon here, I just watched the first movie without anything else and it was an enjoyable and cohesive ride. The second movie however, not so much. I watched it directly after the first, and I don't know if you need to watch the series for it but it didn't make too much sense. A lot of political/organizations bibble-babble and focus on characters I was not expecting. Again, I could be speaking out of turn because I didn't watch the series, but I didn't enjoy it that much. Beautiful animation though, from what I can recall.
Just finished Space Adventure Cobra and I fucking love it. No wonder why it was so popular in France. Highly recommended if you guys like the 5th Element.
The Early Days OVA comes before the movie both chronologically and production-wise, so it would probably make sense to watch that first.
The story isn't directly connected, but some of the returning characters that show up in the second half of the movie will come as a surprise if you haven't seen the OVA.
Are we talking about the same film? I don't remember that line and the overall tone was way more upbeat than I was expecting from Oshii.
Maybe you're thinking of the second one, but I haven't seen that one yet and can't comment.
I read the first 5 volumes of the Dimensional Gentleman Series of Mugen shinshi (which is the second one) and i like it.
The OVA was just a one thing that came off, wish there was an anime based on the stories of the manga.
I really dig the art design and the characters
That was fucking amazing.
I mean, I'm not crazy about MC's design, but everything else was just great. Proper well-told tragedy, which is rare enough in anime already.
Ok, here's a quick rundown.
There was the Original Mugen Shinshi, which debuted in 1981, created by Yousuke Takahashi, and was recopilated in a single volume, it was basically a horror spooky manga.
Then the second manga series, that started at first with the character Mamiya mugen with a more youth like appearance, and the first chapters were more in the being of the first manga series, spooky and with supernatural elements, but then with the appearance of Atsuko Fukune, the series switched into a more comedy adventure series, and was the long lasting one, compiled into 10 volumes from 1982 to 1991, and around half trough the series, the series adapts a more cartoony chibi like style to contrast, oddly enough the last volume needed to be filled with stories from the 1st mugen shinshi series to cover it up, since the last chapter comes along in the middle of that volume.
The 1987 OVA was based on the chapter when Atuko Fukune appears. what i liked the most were the aesthetics and the art direction, and i liked most of the manga, its a humble series.
And DAMN, Atsuko looks glamorous in the OVA, (in the manga she is blonde)
I'm aware of the series' history, I just keep forgetting which books to buy when I look at the series because of all the reprints (I see Mugen Shinshi Shounen, the one with the older dude, etc.). His more obscure stuff is being republished into nice tanks lately, which I'm grateful for. He needs a high-budget movie one of these days.
Then in 1992, a new series started which brought the manga back to its horror and supernatural tone.
You can read the 2nd manga series here, but its in chinese.
Just finished this. Not what I expected, but still pretty good.
Yes, it is sadly, i wish this will get an HD remaster, but i doubt Gallop even remembers that they worked on this.
>usually like to watch heartwarming anime after more serious shit, to lighten up
>previous feel-good anime was shirokuma cafe
>after I finished it decided this might be good to fill in
>get depressed everyday
>protag keeps being the broest broseph to every single person
>despite getting treated like shit to everyone
when does it get happier? Last episode I saw the wolf gang surrounded him in the boat.
Just finished Scrapped Princess, was really good for the most part. There was a couple episodes that weren't as enjoyable as the others and felt skippable and a bit too much info dumps towards the end.
The best thing about the show for me was that it avoided a lot of the cliche story telling and characters that other shows have. Was really enjoyable, I just wish there was a bit more adventuring when the story got more serious it lost some of its charm.
Honestly we should pull money together to hire a translator for older series
Apparently a professional translator was hired for Juspion (toku /m/ series) and it seemed like he did a good job
Not sure how much it cost though
There might be other options
Turns out he just replied on the website. Maybe we can get an ETA.
Just doing a quick rewatch before getting back to Banner of the Stars.
straight from the golden age
I watched the entire show aswell as the movies and honestly if you just want to get the gist of the series I'd advise going with the movies. They sum up the overall story fairly well and look beautiful for their time to boot. I would especially advise watching the second one, Adieu Galaxy Express 999. It's very blatantly inspired by Empire Strikes Back and looks fucking fantastic while doing it.
This show kicks fucking ass and surprisingly comfy too.
Hopefully Live-eviL finish it before it gets licensed.
They were working on Wizard of Oz and it just recently got licensed.
Yes. Watch the TV series THEN the movies.
>They sum up the overall story fairly well and look beautiful for their time to boot. I would especially advise watching the second one, Adieu Galaxy Express 999. It's very blatantly inspired by Empire Strikes Back and looks fucking fantastic while doing it.
I'd disagree, especially because of the heavy handed Empire Strikes Back influence that was honestly shoe-horned in.
For better or worse, the 999 movies take a huge focus off Tetsuro/Maetel because Harlock tends to show up for the duration, and Harlock is the type of character who absolutely steals the show whenever he's on-screen.
>Is it worth not skipping?
No, there is filler but they serve as stepping stones for the young lad to reconsider his wish. They also destroy entire planets on a whim which is hilarious.
Its never cease to amaze me how people come up with a lists like this. They all follow the same recipe: Throw in some MIyazaki, Satoshi Kon, Shinkai; fill the rest with random stuff you just finished.
>he doesn't know about Grumpy Jii-san
on a 90;s robot girl kick
yeah i liked it, doesnt look as good as the ova but its still worth a watch
That list in particular was just showcasing anime that Grumpy Jii-san had given a certain score, that people use it as a recommendation chart is up to their own volition.
While they do show up alot on rec charts, a vast majority of anime fans still haven't even touched or even heard of these things that you or me may have heard a billion times over. Most just stick to seasonal stuff or shounen/haremshit. You still even get threads here of people watching Bebop or Eva for the very first time. These rec charts do no harm in broaden these newfags horizons.
There's also the possibility that the creators of these charts just really like those anime, really want others to see them and don't give a shit if it's been reccomended a bunch of other times.
As far as I'm aware, they're still going through with it despite GitS' failure. I know that recently they've been cementing actors in their roles and have been working on the script.
It's going to be terrible, by the way.
nuku nuku ova-on the money
nuku nuku tv- not lovin it
what the fuck i assumed it was a chink live action
james cameron? what the fuck?
Given james cameron is the writer I would hope he would have enough common sense and pull to make sure it isn't a complete shitshow. Even the girl they have for alita on imdb looks pretty qt and not horribly wrong unlike basically the entire gits live action
James Cameron is the only reason it might not be absolute trash, but I still have no hope that it will be anything more than generic-cyberpunk-action-flick with some Japanese sounding names here and there.
Currently marathoning the original Dragonball, why did Toriyama forget about best girl?
Watching moomins for first time, great show
Back into watching Turn A Gundam. It's interesting how they let so much happen off screen, sometimes it feels like you've missed an episode, but I think I like it.
Things are getting tense now.
Working my way through Yawara. Slowly.
I wouldn't say I despise him, but I don't get the praise his works get. the garden of words was the only movie I enjoyed and that's because I have a a fatal case of cake fever. plus even that got a bit too melodramatic for my taste
TL here. It will be done soon, don't worry. I'm working with some of the members of Orphan, and we're waiting for the LDs for 3-4 to come in. The translations themselves, although not checked yet, are done.
I just finished They Were 11 and it was decent film overall, it's a shame there'll probably never be a scan of the manga without paying a lot of money for it.
I want to start watching either Touch or Maison Ikkoku soon, should I read or watch them?
Hibari-kun is definitely worth a read, shame about the anime series not being fully subbed.
Could you upload it to mega, please? Every single link available on nonprivate trackers is doomed, and I haven't seen anybody offer invites in the tracker I'm in.
I wish that i could be as smart as
a Federation newtype
Turn A Gundam
That Shirato Sanpei manga? I don't think the original was ever adapted, right? Just the sequel for some reason. Surprising to learn that it got a BD release, though. No, I don't think anyone ever subbed it, but Hox is looking for a cleaner for the manga. I scanned volume one ages ago, but a couple cleaners who signed up aren't able to work on it anymore (probably because 6+ months passed).
Why would anyone sub it when no one has even ripped the blurays?
Some of you seem to be under the impression that people who spend a ton of time translating and timing subtitles will also want to donate hundreds of dollars to buy the disc media on top of all that just to share it all.
And some might, but probably not for long. Old stuff is much hard to translate due to lack of captions of subs most of the time, unclear sound, old style of expression, etc. and hard to encode due to grain and artifacts. On top of that it is a thankless task even within the fansubbing niche because there are not many people who care about it in the first place, let alone enough to express it.
Scrapped is one of my favorites. If you liked it, you should check out The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe.
>The Book of the New Sun
But it's not /a/ related to be honest I can't really get invested in books anymore especially when they are trying to describe what something/someone looks like. So much easier to show it with a visually. You could say that it's good to use your imagination but I would rather see something that the creator thought up.
Toriyama forgets a lot of those.
>especially when they are trying to describe what something/someone looks like.
Every fucking Lovecraft novel.
>"...and the horror was UNIMAGINABLE!!!" >"OOOOOOOOHHHHH S P O O K Y"
Watched a neat little obscurity called By the Time the Moon Rises today. Touching little movie released in 1991 about the war. Moved me more than I expected it to. Little to no animation worth talking about, but the art was nice to look at, the story good and soundtrack lovely as well. Would recommend to anyone interested in these kinds of war stories told from a civilian's perspective. Worse ways to kill 40 minutes. The guys who subbed it wrote a better summary than I could ever give it: http://collectr.blogspot.ca/2017/05/tsuki-ga-noboru-made-ni.html.
I fucking hated Harlock's appearances in the movies. I want to learn more about Tetsuro and Maetel, fuck you.
But I did. That doesn't excuse Harlock from stealing the spotlight.
Plus, Maetel's backstory isn't as fleshed out in the show as it was in the movies. They shoved it into the last few episodes.
It's not Harlocks fault he steals the spotlight, it's inherent in his character and it just so happens they were throwing in the main leijiverse characters into an adventure.
Emeraldas probably would've stolen it slightly if it was just her and no Harlock.
>Plus, Maetel's backstory isn't as fleshed out in the show as it was in the movies. They shoved it into the last few episodes.
Good thing people should watch the movies AFTER the TV show.
God damn, I used to watch this shit back when I was a kid with my grandma. Guy didn't know how to write so they made him do an X as his signature, saying yes to slavery. Shit depressed the 7 year old me. Where are you watching it now?
not the guy you replied to, but Wolfe is very good with imagery. What you'd really have trouble with is trying to notice if he's trying to fool you or not with his narrative... it's a common complaint.
I will work through what I've already downloaded and use Kissanime. Eventually I'll run out of pre downloaded stuff and have to figure out how to do it, but if you are somewhere with internet, Kissanime works