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Posted 7/17/08

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animeflowers wrote:

Ooooo... would you mind posting your list of recommendations here? I haven't found anything interesting lately.


though just taking a quick peek through your favorites:

(anime)
-Gintama
-D.gray man
-Itazura no Kiss
-Vampire Knight
-Ayatsuri
-Library War

(drama)
-Great Teacher Onizuka
-Hana Kimi

seems to be very shoujo to me, with the odd shonen =P


yeah... I'm on a shoujo kick... it's depressing. Which is why recommendations in other genras would be good
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Posted 7/17/08
I suppose if the love-dovey romance/drama is your thing:

nagasarete airantou*
lovely complex
kare kano -his and her circumstances-*
ef - a tale of memories*
kimi ga nozomu eien*
true tears*
kimikiss pure rouge
myself yourself
canvas 2 - rainbow coloured sketch

lovely complex, nagasarete airantou & kare kano is pretty light-hearted with alot of comedy

myself yourself & true tears are pretty short (13 episodes)

while kimi ga nozomu eien & ef - a tale of memories are probably the more serious ones

the ones with a * are the ones i just happen to prefer more out of the list lol

all of them are -harem-less- with the exception of nagasarete, but its still pure laughs

since based off personal experience, alot of girls i come across hate 'harem' animes lol
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Posted 7/17/08 , edited 7/17/08

animeflowers wrote:
yeah... I'm on a shoujo kick... it's depressing. Which is why recommendations in other genras would be good


ah, read this abit late lol

well, i suppose this list will meet the 'I primarily just like to laugh a lot, with a little romance and mad combat action to mix it up' requirement

-Shakugan no Shana
-Shakugan no Shana Second (third season coming soon~)
-Full Metal Alchemist
-Muteki Kanban Musume
-Black Lagoon
-Samurai Champloo
-Soul Eater
-Ouran Host School High Club
-Special A
-Seto no Hanayome
-Nagasarete Airantou
-Magikano
-Mahoraba - Heartful Days

though on the list, the only ones with mad combat action are: shana, full metal, muteki, black lagoon, samurai & soul eater =P
the rest being more 'laugh-your-ass-off' comedy with a hint of romance

Special Mention for:
-Jungle Wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu
-Excel Saga
-Puni Puni Poemy

The Uncertain:
-Hayate no Gotoku (this anime started off funny, was decent, lots of jokes and action but somehow halfway through, it started dragging unnessarily and started filling in with random episodes of crap, which was a shame, since it was pretty enjoyable up till then)
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Posted 7/17/08
Its amazing that you came up with a list that met such an obscure requirement! I've actually seen Shakugan no Shana (I had no idea about the third season!), full metal, black lagoon, and ouran high school host club. Good ones the lot. I'll check out the others. Thanks.
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Posted 7/17/08 , edited 7/17/08
you think so? it didn't seem so obscure to me lol
though i'm still lacking (particularly in mecha lol) since i'm not a major fan of mecha XD
third season of shana is very likely, i mean considering a mediocre anime like 'Zero no Tsukaima' got one, and i believe 'School Rumble' is getting a third season too.

Full Metal Alchemist, Black Lagoon and Ouran High School Host Clubs are good choices!
i hope you'll enjoy them as much as i did! ^^
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Posted 7/17/08
anime aside, you may want to check out the j-drama - "Densha Otoko" aka Train Man, its pretty sweet lol though i think its more orientated towards the male audience...
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Wahahaha, it's good choice too, especially for otakus. I love the ED that Sambomaster made for the series. Makes me remember Genshiken as well.

That's a great list you got there, xeno-san. Its pretty had to classify certain manga and anime because they have enough elements to make them a well balanced series. Your classification for GTO as drama is... well, its rather more funny and satirical than dramatic, but for the treatment of the character's problems and how they dwell on them, really fits the bill on being dramatic.

Try I'S too. Great artwork.
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Posted 7/18/08 , edited 7/18/08
yeah, sambomaster's "Sekai wa Sore wo Ai to Yobundaze" lol
Otaku's eh? the likes of 'Densha Otoko', 'Genshiken' & lets not forget 'Welcome to the NHK' lol
ah, regarding that "drama" classification, your mistaken, i was referring to the -live-action- 'drama' series of GTO listed in animeflowers's favorite list.
but yeah, it is kinda hard sometimes to classify certain manga's & anime's, since sometimes its like you said, when they contain enough elements that make them well balanced, but i mean, there are certain aspects & elements that define themselves among the rest that the others are pretty much neglectable.
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Posted 7/18/08

xenoragnarok wrote:

anime aside, you may want to check out the j-drama - "Densha Otoko" aka Train Man, its pretty sweet lol though i think its more orientated towards the male audience...


I watched the first ep. last night… I love all his cool plamos and the chat group fan club! And just enough lovey-dovey potential Thanks for the recommendation.
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Posted 7/18/08
your welcome lol
just glad to know your enjoying it!
yeah! the 'Getsumen To Heiki Mina' mascot figurine! XD
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Posted 7/18/08 , edited 7/19/08
Just finished watching NHK ni Youkuso last month, and its a great series.

More like hardcore hikkikomori stuff than otaku, dude. But its describes enough of Otaku culture, in heavy doses of Akihabara stuff, through Yamazaki (trivia: Yamazaki's seiyuu is the same one as Shinpachi's, ever since I heard him talk, and w/ the glasses to boot, I was smiling at the coincidence of it).

I dunno much about the live action version of GTO, I only got snippets of it. But there were great reviews for the series and that during its time, its got the highest ratings, especially on the last episode. I remembered one chapter in the manga, where Eikichi is asking Urumi who's hotter, he (on the manga) or Sorachi (the live action drama actor) and Urumi replied, funnily, that her choice is Sorachi, hehehe. Plus they changed a lot of characters in the drama.

I just like them just on manga and anime for now. ^_^ x
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Posted 7/19/08
in the live-action, urumi isn't in it, which is a shame, since she was one of the more interesting/funny characters.
plus i love Kotono Mitsuishi (the seiyu for urumi)
yeah there are notable differences in the live-action to anime/manga.

* Nanako Mizuki also studies at the Holy Forest Academy.
* Uehara Anko does not appear in the live-action; instead, her characteristics are merged into Miyabi Aizawa's character, thus making Miyabi the daughter of the PTA President. Most notably about Miyabi is that she is not nearly as vicious an antagonist to Onizuka as she was in the manga and anime.
* Ryuji Danma does not appear in the live-action, but rather is combined with Onizuka's police friend, Toshiyuki Saejima, and becomes Ryuji Saejima.
* Julia Murai, Kunio's mother, conceived Kunio at age 17, instead of 13.
* Onizuka has his own apartment away from the school, but chooses to sleep at the school during the summer (he states his home has no air conditioning)
* Yoshiko Uchiyamada, the daughter of Vice-Principal Hiroshi Uchiyamada, has a serious love interest in Onizuka (though not reciprocated).
* Many of the events in the live-action appear out of sequence to the manga and anime adaptations


But 'Nanako Matsushima' plays the role of Fuyutsuki <3
And the facial expressions of Onizuka's are actually modelled after 'Takashi Sorimachi' (the actor of Onizuka)
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Posted 7/19/08 , edited 7/19/08
ugh, I didn't imagine that Uchiyamada could go that far. what the hell are they doing???!!! seriously LOL, hehe.

yeah I'm aware of these changes, and I think due to so many important changes that they made, I seriously didn't entertain the thought of watching it. but I was impressed w/ the reception that the live-action version has made, w/ the ratings and all.


and hey, that's a rip off from wiki, hehe. but don't worry, i got this from wiki too, but i've read about this years ago (from wiki too, all hail wiki! where would we be w/out it? hehehe.)

"Nevertheless, the changes in the live-action accomplishes to capture the spirit of GTO very well. According to Tokyopop, the final episode was the most watched television program ever in Japan."


Certainly agree to that. There's no mistaking it. And it even got to a real life happy ending...

"Thanks to the series, Matsushima is now married to Sorimachi. They first met on the set of GTO. After a long-term relationship, they married in 2001"

I just really can't believe, upon reading this article from wiki years ago, that the live-action series preceded, actually preceded the anime version. But with such potential material, people would really, unbelievably be stupid if GTO wasn't made into anime. (Speaking of the anime, i remembered the episode wherein he rescued the MP's daughter and topped the national high school exam at the same time, he was reminding potential girlfriends when he was interviewed on national TV that they have to be 18 or 19 and above and being like Nanako Matsushima is a plus. wahahahahahaha!!!!!)
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yeah, c/p'ing from wiki saves me alot of time from re-typing lol
hence i italic'ed the parts where i c/p'ed.

that sort of things happen huh lol
when romantic feelings develops during work and the such
since they spend so much time together, gradually.... XD
(welcome to office romance/affairs lol)

i mean the i've watched the live-action drama & anime, all thats left is the finish reading the manga.
i havn't really been bothered in getting around to finish it
since i'm heavily influenced by my mood, to decide whether i want to read or not (not to mention i'm already reading quite a few anyways)
whereas in anime i can just watch with less attention span, since i can understand abit of japanese, so i don't really have to always rely on subtitles. suppose i'll get around to finishing reading it sooner or later...
whenever my mood calls for it...
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what, you could understand Nihonggo dude???!!! That's great!

(We'll, if we'd been watching for a long time, we should be learning quite a bit then, hehe.)

Since you've seen both the live-action & anime versions, it's imperative that you read the manga. I'm serious dude. And if you loved both versions, then the manga is definitely the best, tops both of them by a mile! That's how good it really is.

As a matter of fact, only Gintama (both anime and manga), in my opinion, is on par w/ the genius series that is GTO. Satire, drama, the attention to detail, puns, current events, action, and everything else, they're all A+ class. After finishing the manga, my initial reaction about the anime is "What the f***, this is such a great series, and there's only 43 f***** episodes???!!! Good thing they didn't mess up the OP & EDs.

Rurouni Kenshin and Hajime no Ippo are the second best choices. The same factors as stated above (some of them apply, some don't) have made them so good too!
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