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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 > <;;


No it is not scary, at least I don't believe it is. It has some blood scenes in it but nothing that I would consider disgusting or scary for the weak stomached. It's mostly a comedy drama that is dressed up to look like a play. Although there are a few fight scenes in it there is nothing messy or freaky in them. It does have supernatural aspects about it, but nothing in the direction of being scary. I have no idea what really scary picture could have shown up for looking up the title, but as far as I can recall from my perspective there is nothing scary in the show.
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i can't believe i forgot about aoi bungaku , it's an excellent anime .

Aoi bungaku



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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.



my thoughts exactly . even no longer human with 4 episodes felt a bit rushed sometimes but i really liked the story and i was surprised when i've read the writer's biography he didn't have chance of happiness the poor guy

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Posted 12/2/10

Rezzy64 wrote:


0navyblue wrote:
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 > <;;

No it is not scary, at least I don't believe it is. It has some blood scenes in it but nothing that I would consider disgusting or scary for the weak stomached. It's mostly a comedy drama that is dressed up to look like a play. Although there are a few fight scenes in it there is nothing messy or freaky in them. It does have supernatural aspects about it, but nothing in the direction of being scary. I have no idea what really scary picture could have shown up for looking up the title, but as far as I can recall from my perspective there is nothing scary in the show.

Seconded. While the opening of the first episode / trailers might be startling for those who haven't read the light novel, that's just Shaft trying to pull a fake out on you, which also happens in Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei's openings, if you've watched it before. There isn't much blood and gore throughout, save for one of the episodes, which may be slightly disturbing. The main catch of the series is Nishio Ishin's signature writing style, which engages the audience through the fast and witty dialogues, complemented by the heavy use of puns and wordplays.

But do be careful when you're watching episode 8, especially the Blu-Ray version. While the TV version censors out most gory parts, Blu-Ray shows pretty much most of it in its bloody glory. The fact that Shinbo changes the blood into a more 'vibrant' colour might make it seem more tame or even more freaky, but your mileage may vary. Even then, I didn't see much of an issue with how scary it was. In overall, it's a hilarious show with a spectacular aesthetics and very witty sense of humor.
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Posted 12/3/10 , edited 12/3/10

HirakuNoShadow wrote:


Rezzy64 wrote:


0navyblue wrote:
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 > <;;

No it is not scary, at least I don't believe it is. It has some blood scenes

ah it came out wrong for some reason D: im sorry

anyway, thank you both for taking the time to write this out. i really appreciate it. but after reading HirakuNoShadows post, i decided to read the descriptions for some of the episodes and concluded that it will in fact be scary for me (im sorry > <). but maybe when im older i might consider taking bakemonogatari up again.
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Posted 12/3/10

0navyblue wrote:
anyway, thank you both for taking the time to write this out. i really appreciate it. but after reading HirakuNoShadows post, i decided to read the descriptions for some of the episodes and concluded that it will in fact be scary for me (im sorry > <). but maybe when im older i might consider taking bakemonogatari up again.

I think I've worded things a bit too bluntly in my last post - It may seem as scary at first due to Shinbo's unique directing style, but it really is a hilarious series. Arguably, it has one of the best main characters and soundtrack I've seen in a long time. It'd be a real shame to miss out on it, because there is so much within the series that are more than meets the eye.
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Posted 12/4/10

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I think I've worded things a bit too bluntly in my last post - It may seem as scary at first due to Shinbo's unique directing style, but it really is a hilarious series. Arguably, it has one of the best main characters and soundtrack I've seen in a long time. It'd be a real shame to miss out on it, because there is so much within the series that are more than meets the eye.

thank you. but thinking about it, i think bakemonogatari is kind of like death note for me. they both have a good art style that i like, (something that i look for in a series just as much as the actual plot) and a good story line. but the thing is once i see or hear something i find "scary" its pretty hard for me to forget it. so i was really indecisive when it came to watching bakemonogatari or not. but i guess, if both you and Rezzy64 say it isnt that scary, ill just have to trust you and give it a shot afterall, yeah?
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hello? you're forgetting lovely complex or nyan koi or kanokon, they are one of the best animes evar! ( in my opinion)
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^ oh my.
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Posted 12/5/10
I'll throw in my 2 cents:

Angel Beats!- I just finished watching this one recently and I was quite impressed. Perhaps what impressed me most though was how it was a comedic tragedy. Any anime that can successfully flow from laugh out loud humor to surreal and tragic events definitively earns a mention. There is also underlying tones you can pick out if you remember your lessons from English class. I haven't found many anime that both make laugh or get "choked up" but even rarer are those that do both. Angel Beats! does both.


Trigun- Very well written, Trigun has at its heart a comedy and an adventure story. The main character, Vash, appears to be a light hearted Goofball for the first part of the series; so much so that I didn't even expect him to become much more than that(even though the opening shows otherwise). When things start to get real however you begin to see a depth you might not expect. The English version is also really good, so I'd recommend watching one in dub, and re-watching it in sub, or vice versa.

On a final note: the action in both these anime is great, so if only for that, you have a reason to watch. Lots of guns.
Posted 12/6/10
Having been watching Bokurano for the past 2 days, I have to say, this is an amazing anime. The character's depth, personal issues, and their personalities are very detailed and thought out. Their reasons for fighting, and not knowing who will "be next" is really depressing. I can't wait till I finish this anime. The tragedies that each character faces is just amazingly thought out. The incorporation of deconstruction is superb as well.
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Having been watching Bokurano for the past 2 days, I have to say, this is an amazing anime. The character's depth, personal issues, and their personalities are very detailed and thought out. Their reasons for fighting, and not knowing who will "be next" is really depressing. I can't wait till I finish this anime. The tragedies that each character faces is just amazingly thought out. The incorporation of deconstruction is superb as well.

I've preferred the manga version of Bokurano much more since it gives a much more tragic story and ending, as well as giving Dung Beetle a MUCH better story and personality (he's not a saint, but he's better). Depending on what you watch first, your mileage may vary though.

If you thought Bokurano was brilliant, try watching the opening of Narutaru (also known as Shadow Star), then read the manga (since the anime suddenly stops halfway, and a terrible pacing throughout). You will have a hell of a time reading it.

Here's the most misleading opening you'll ever encounter in your life:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVb4d5ItwTI

iirc, Bokurano has one of the highest death count in a single anime / manga, which is about:
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Posted 12/6/10 , edited 12/6/10

steelbread wrote:
I agree with what you are saying, but I think you are downplaying the role of a plot in anime or a story/book/film in general. The plot provides a base for things like setting, characters, and thematic elements. Without a plot there is no story to tell in the first place. I agree with you that sometimes people put too much emphasis on the plot, but again I think a plot plays a larger role than your letting on. That's not to say that stories with less emphasis on a plot-line is a bad thing. Some anime is more based on atmosphere than plot and those can be just as effective as anime with a well drawn out plot. The execution is just as important as the message.

P.S. I have never seen Eureka Seven, and after reading your post I think I might give it a shot.


You're quite right. The plot is important, and I failed to address that element because I was too fixated on trying to prove to our general Crunchyroll anime-critics that plot isn't everything. And it's not, but it certainly is not insignificant at all.

In my opinion, the plot for Eureka Seven is stellar, but not as stellar as its other qualities mentioned in my post. It took a whole re-watch of the series to completely grasp what was going on. But, my second viewing experience was even better than my first. Quite a cunning marketing tactic these guys pulled: confusing plot, force watchers to re-watch, make them fall in love even more. Heh.
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Posted 12/7/10

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hello? you're forgetting lovely complex or nyan koi or kanokon, they are one of the best animes evar! ( in my opinion)


...good god...
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Wow, everyone above me got good examples there. However, I gotta admit Clannad/ Clannad After Story impressed me the most when it come to Story line......Followed by Ef-Tale of Memories / tale of melody.
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