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Are there any anime/manga that you would recommend to anyone?
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Posted 10/1/11
That particular episode was euphoric!
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Posted 10/9/11
So, recently I've been watching Kamichama Karin....

It is to satiate my magical girl anime watching. It's weird about mahou shoujo...I can't really recommend them and they are all so trite, yet I still make time to watch them among all the other series I'm following as well. o.o

Oh...You've previously mentioned Mawaru Penguindrum. I'm thinking of starting it soon.
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Posted 10/9/11
Mawaru is not for everyone but it's definitely one of my favorites this year.

I have a sweet tooth for philosophical/supernatural and slice-of-life anime.
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Posted 10/10/11
Kind of like Kino no Tabi or Ghost Hound?

I'm assuming from your description of philosophical and supernatural.
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Yeah, pretty much. It's hard to describe really. I liked both Kino's Journey and Ghost Hound but at the same time I found those two to be almost too aloof for my tastes. For those two, it just seems like what takes place in the story doesn't really affect the characters as much as it could or something along that line. Anyway, I know I've mentioned these before on this site somewhere but I think Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales, Mononoke, Aoi Bungaku, Requiem from the Darkness, Haibane Renmei and Mushishi are some of the best anime around, let alone they're some of my personal favorites. Also, like I said, some slice-of-life anime are like crack to me. I'll pass on Azumanga Daioh, Lucky Star and Nichijou. Those were funny but they don't hold a candle to the more realistic ones like Genshiken, Nana, BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad and Honey & Clover which perfectly combine drama and humor but I digress.
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Posted 10/11/11
I've learned so much about "otaku" culture from Genshiken. I agree with your statement of Ghost Hound being aloof.

Honey and Clover...I found it boring. I wanted to like it, but that just never happened. I loved Lucky Star. It was great mindless entertainment. There are times when I want to watch a more serious anime, though. Mushi-Shi was ok. Well, I never finished it, but it does seem to be recommended. For some reason, at the moment, I am in the mood for lighthearted anime.....even if they aren't even good!

Funny how that happens. I can put up bad anime, as long as the fanservice isn't awful. I hate unnecessary ecchi moments...
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Posted 10/11/11
I definitely like lighthearted anime and think it has its place but in the end I find myself gravitate towards and enjoy more serious fare. There's a genre of anime called iyashikei that I think Mushishi fits into and a term explained as healing anime. Anime that somehow have a healing or soothing effect (how they determine that, I don't know!). So sometimes when I think of lighthearted I think of Mushsishi but that's just me I guess. Plus, ever since I was young I've always loved stuff about the paranormal.

Anyway, I think most anime fans will put up with a lot of bad things as long as they get just one good thing in return (that one thing can be good story, animation, music, whatever). Besides, I love Naruto and Bleach but I know they take shortcuts and lay big turds sometimes too.
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Posted 10/12/11
I love how you've just compared Naruto and Bleach to feces XD You, my friend, have won many internet points.


I'm glad to know that you've already seen Ghost Hound because, according to what you've listed as far as your taste in genres, that series is definitely right up your alley. I was kind of let down by the ending...It seemed a little contrived, but I loved all the psychological tension. Plus, that series made me take a hard (and often skeptical) view of some pretty controversial topics. You're making me want to go back now and finish up Mushi-Shi. I remember the very first few episodes...With a little boy, one with a rainbow, someone that traveled inside water, and I think one that had to do with boats and fishing.....Yeah, I need to watch more. It's streaming legally on one of the sites...May be Funimation or YT shows, or both. But I know for a fact it's available legally somewhere.
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Posted 10/12/11
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy Naruto and Bleach immensely but at the same time I recognize their flaws.

Mushi-Shi is only $18 dollars on Amazon, so, in my mind that's totally worth it! But it's also on Hulu and I'm sure Funimation too . I have a Funimation account, but I generally watch most of my stuff on Hulu or here. I have yet to sign up for the Anime Network, but it does sound tempting...
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Posted 10/12/11
Wow, that's not a bad price at all.

Speaking of the Anime Network, I was just thinking today, of whether or not I should pay for the online subscription...You get awesome shows like Angel Beats, Clannad, and Shigofumi...As you've written, it is very tempting! I'm just slightly annoyed that they don't have more free content like the others. I'm hoping they'll catch on though. But I am planning on buying the DVDs anyway.

As you've referenced in the other thread....RightStuf is great! Almost everything is well-priced. Really a good resource.

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Yeah, I got Texhnolyze on RightStuf. You can't even find a complete collection of it anywhere but they had all the volumes bundled together for $30!

I need to stop spending money for a while, haha. But when I start back up again I'll probably sign up for that and Amazon Prime so I can then watch their Video On Demand.
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Posted 10/14/11
I didn't even know Amazon had videos! o.o
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Posted 10/14/11
Amazon almost has everything.
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Posted 10/15/11
When I can't find something on Rightstuf, I try Amazon. Ebay is kind of a last resort with online shopping...
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Posted 10/15/11
I understand that. I bought a soccer jersey off eBay once and that was it.
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