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"Well Thought Out Animes"
Posted 11/29/10

Rezzy64 wrote:

Wow... Well this thread just changed from, "Well thought out Animes" to "Every Anime that is already popular and generally average". I'm sorry but, a lot of these are very average, hell some of them are not even very good.


Eh, I said it was your opinion on what you thought was well thought out. It's a matter of opinions of what you thought were well thought out animes. I have my own list (which is the first post) on what I perceived as animes that were "well thought out", unless you're referring to some other comments. I made this thread to see what people thought were animes with well thought themes, characters, emotional aspects, etc. Animes don't have to be good to have well thought out themes, to me, it's how they use those themes. Criticism is accepted of course, and I appreciate everyone's thoughts/criticism.
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Posted 11/29/10

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Rezzy64 wrote:

Wow... Well this thread just changed from, "Well thought out Animes" to "Every Anime that is already popular and generally average". I'm sorry but, a lot of these are very average, hell some of them are not even very good.


Eh, I said it was your opinion on what you thought was well thought out. It's a matter of opinions of what you thought were well thought out animes. I have my own list (which is the first post) on what I perceived as animes that were "well thought out", unless you're referring to some other comments. I made this thread to see what people thought were animes with well thought themes, characters, emotional aspects, etc. Animes don't have to be good to have well thought out themes, to me, it's how they use those themes. Criticism is accepted of course, and I appreciate everyone's thoughts/criticism.


Well I don't want to be the troll/flamer of this thread, but seriously someone a while ago said One Piece, and I'm not saying that One Piece is a bad anime, I mean I saw a couple of episodes and found it entertaining, but "Well thought out"? Come on... Still just as you said, a persons taste is a persons taste, even if they can't recognize a real complex plot.
Posted 11/29/10


That's why I prefer reasons why people think that a certain anime is "well thought out". I usually "ignore" comments without reasons, and when people post actual reasons, I read them. I prefer constructive posts so I can understand why people would like, say, One Piece/Naruto/Bleach, etc. By having constructive posts, it's easier to understand why someone likes a certain anime. It's interesting to find out what's good about a certain anime.
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Posted 11/29/10

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That's why I prefer reasons why people think that a certain anime is "well thought out". I usually "ignore" comments without reasons, and when people post actual reasons, I read them. I prefer constructive posts so I can understand why people would like, say, One Piece/Naruto/Bleach, etc. By having constructive posts, it's easier to understand why someone likes a certain anime. It's interesting to find out what's good about a certain anime.


Well that's perfectly reasonable, I wanted to give descriptions, but I felt it would spoil the animes. You should just do what I do. I surf anime databases and read descriptions of various different animes and when something stands out at me or sounds strange I watch it when I have time. I generally don't trust what other people have to say about animes, because most animes suggested to me suck, and most animes that people hate I find very good. However there are the cases where some animes are just plain bad and nobody likes them.
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Posted 11/29/10
Indeed it is Asura. Primarily because if someone gives a good enough reason it might spur the urge from another to look into said anime.
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Posted 11/29/10 , edited 11/29/10
If we wanted to get technical here and precise, then every anime is Well Thought Out. Since its an anime and was able to become an anime. Not any piece of writing can just become one.

Its easy to see why people think the animes that they say are Well Thought Out. Considering how One Piece its definitely one of the best shounen titles ever created, and probably the best one out of the big 4 shounen titles out there right now. Hell yea someone can say its well thought out.

Though I will still stick with Death Note. Since to me that reigns supreme. Though maybe I just cant remember anymore
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Posted 11/30/10
shounen anime are not well thought out except maybe for full metal alchemist brotherhood , it has the best story and character out of all the other ones .
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Posted 11/30/10
Ummmm Detective Conan...?
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Posted 11/30/10

Rezzy64 wrote:


AsuraCryin wrote:


Rezzy64 wrote:

Wow... Well this thread just changed from, "Well thought out Animes" to "Every Anime that is already popular and generally average". I'm sorry but, a lot of these are very average, hell some of them are not even very good.


Eh, I said it was your opinion on what you thought was well thought out. It's a matter of opinions of what you thought were well thought out animes. I have my own list (which is the first post) on what I perceived as animes that were "well thought out", unless you're referring to some other comments. I made this thread to see what people thought were animes with well thought themes, characters, emotional aspects, etc. Animes don't have to be good to have well thought out themes, to me, it's how they use those themes. Criticism is accepted of course, and I appreciate everyone's thoughts/criticism.


Well I don't want to be the troll/flamer of this thread, but seriously someone a while ago said One Piece, and I'm not saying that One Piece is a bad anime, I mean I saw a couple of episodes and found it entertaining, but "Well thought out"? Come on... Still just as you said, a persons taste is a persons taste, even if they can't recognize a real complex plot.


Eh..I think your comment was referring to mine then. I do think One Piece is well thought out, everything connects and unfolds spectacularly and the story has been moving, funny, and encouraging through out all the episodes thus far. As with most shonens the first few episodes are pure entertainment and really gets serious later. You have only watched a "couple of episodes" so I can see why you didn't recognize the complexity of its plot. If you talked about Bleach or Naruto I would understand but if you only saw a couple of episodes of those anime I would think you have no right to judge. From now on I think you should watch more than just a couple of episodes before judging if it is well thought out. Sorry to Naruto and Bleach fans but I still read them ;).

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Posted 11/30/10
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Baccano.
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Well actually you just described one of the main problems that I have with a few animes as well as regular tv shows. Not explaining a deep story or plot until about the third or fourth episode. Now see that's just dumb because the first 2 or 3 episodes are what separate the deep plots from the fluff. I'm not going to go out of my way to watch a show that doesn't explain it's deep plot until after 4 or 5 episodes. I want to know right from episode 2 or 3 what the writers are planning to do with the story. If a show doesn't explain it's plot direction until later on in the show it means that their plot was an afterthought and their main focus is what ever was in the first couple of episodes (dis-including episode one). When you write a novel you use about the first 2 or 3 chapters to explain the characters and settings, but if you don't explain the main direction of the story by chapters 4 or 5, your book is not going to sell very well, because not everybody is going to have the patience to wait and read through like 6 or 7 chapters to figure out what the point of the story is in the first place. Just the same, I'm not going to watch ten episodes of a television show or anime just so I can find out what the main plot is. If you for some reason have that amount of patience and think a story will eventually unfold after watching so many episodes, then by all means more power to you. I have things I need to move on to, and Anime is merely one of many hobbies of mine so I want to hear a great story without wasting many many hours watching a single show just to find out what is going in it.
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Posted 12/1/10
i can't believe i forgot about aoi bungaku , it's an excellent anime .

Aoi bungaku



Synopsis

An animated adaptation of six classical Japanese literature pieces, including No Longer Human (Ningen Shikaku) and Run, Melos (Hashire, Melos) by Osamu Dazai, Kokoro by Natsume Souseki, Hell Screen (Jigoku Hen) and The Spider's Thread (Kumo no Ito) by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and In the Forest, Under Cherries in Full Bloom (Sakura no Mori no Mankai no Shita) by Ango Sakaguchi

since it's based on novels the anime is really good the only bad thing is the pacing of the stories is uneven since it's only 12 ep they go like this ::

1-4 ( no longer human ) Takeshi Obata does the art for this part
5-6 ( Sakura no mori no mankai no shita ) Kubotite does the art
7-8 ( kokoro ) Takeshi Obata
9-10 ( run melos ) Takeshi KONOMI
11 ( the spider's thread ) Kubotite
12 ( hell screen ) Kubotite

i would not recommend this anime for anyone under 18 , even then it's still pretty depressing and disturbing just watch the first 4 episodes and see for yourself .
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Ben 10: Alien Force/Ultimate Alien

Like Teen Titans, Man of Action also made this as if the viewer is watching anime.

Ben
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Gwen
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Kevin
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Posted 12/1/10 , edited 12/1/10

razi3l-0 wrote:

i can't believe i forgot about aoi bungaku , it's an excellent anime .

Aoi bungaku



Synopsis

An animated adaptation of six classical Japanese literature pieces, including No Longer Human (Ningen Shikaku) and Run, Melos (Hashire, Melos) by Osamu Dazai, Kokoro by Natsume Souseki, Hell Screen (Jigoku Hen) and The Spider's Thread (Kumo no Ito) by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and In the Forest, Under Cherries in Full Bloom (Sakura no Mori no Mankai no Shita) by Ango Sakaguchi

since it's based on novels the anime is really good the only bad thing is the pacing of the stories is uneven since it's only 12 ep they go like this ::

1-4 ( no longer human ) Takeshi Obata does the art for this part
5-6 ( Sakura no mori no mankai no shita ) Kubotite does the art
7-8 ( kokoro ) Takeshi Obata
9-10 ( run melos ) Takeshi KONOMI
11 ( the spider's thread ) Kubotite
12 ( hell screen ) Kubotite

i would not recommend this anime for anyone under 18 , even then it's still pretty depressing and disturbing just watch the first 4 episodes and see for yourself .

I second that Aoi Bungaku was an excellent series in overall, and I have to agree, it did have some flaws in terms of pacing, especially in Spider's Thread and Hell Screen.

Having read No Longer Human and Kokoro before, the former was great in that the adaptation was faithful to the original for the most part, although there were some minor differences here and there, especially near the ending. The latter was done pretty well in that it was made so that both of the characters' perspective could be seen in the two episodes. However, the unfortunate part is that its was only able to cover the 3rd part of the novel, which was a bit of a shame, especially with the how much character development could have been made with the extra episodes.

Run Melos was just pure genius. It is arguably one of the best titles animated by the series.

Here's where the problems occurred - the last two episodes of the series. Aesthetically speaking, both were done really well. But the sheer lack of any character developments due to the limited number of episodes have really taken a toll. Ultimately, by the end of the episode, both adaptations leave little to no room to leave any sort of impression towards the audience, which is a real shame, considering how amazing the two literature pieces could have been, had Madhouse given more episodes for improvement.
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Posted 12/2/10

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Ah! Finally somebody who likes "School Days" besides me! I love "School Days" and I think it's greatly misunderstood by most people. It has very deep and interesting characters that are very realistic, also the story is not about Romance, it's about the Loss of innocence, and I think a lot of people just don't get that aspect about it.
I must say, based on the majority of your picks, you have some pretty good taste in anime and storylines.
I suggest these to you as well.

1. FLCL (I would be more amazed if you've never seen it before.)
2. Bakemonogatari
3. Futakoi Alternative

Try those out, I bet you'll like them.


sorry but id like to ask you, is bakemonogatari um.. scary.. ?
because long story short i looked it up once and this really scary picture came up, which im not even sure is related to it. ive read the story line and everything but id just like to know if theres any gore, blood or anything supernatural that youd find in a horror movie. by the way, id appreciate it if you would not try to explain any scary scenes to try and check with me because i get scared super easily that its ridiculous, which is why im asking you this > <;;
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