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I have no idea why this was reported to the moderators unless they have proof it's a duplicate.

Anyway, House of Five Leaves, Denno Coil and Cross Game really swept me off my feet. I wasn't expecting them to bad by any means, I was just ultimately blown away with how impressive they were from beginning to end.


Finally, another Cross Game fan. I agree, looking at the trailer I wasn't quite sure what to expect from Cross Game, it looked like it might be a little dull, and I had never tried a sports anime up until that point. But once I got into it I was hooked, and I ended up watching it all the way through twice. It's now tied for my favorite anime. Definitely glad I gave it a chance.





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Several animes' come to mind for me Touch, and Major were definite surprises for me since I'm not really a big sports anime fan, though I will say I have watched several that I wasn't sure I would like and got hooked on them. I may have to check out the boxing anime, who knows I may actually like it. I just finished watching Fruits Basket last night, I've heard people talking about it but it just never seemed to appeal to me then a couple days ago I found it so I figured I would give it a shot, I was hooked from the first episode. I really wish they would have done another season though.


If you liked Touch, you should check out Mitsuru Adachi's most recent work, Cross Game. For me it was much better than Touch. Granted, I'm not all the way through Touch yet, but the average Cross Game episode still seems better.

Also, what boxing anime are you talking about?


He's probably referencing Hajime no Ippo.

For me, Cross Game transcended so many boundaries and became so something completely special, engrossing and personal. I would say it's at least in my top ten all time. Futhermore, Cross Game, Eureka Seven, BECK and Welcome to the NHK are the only anime that I've watched that have actually inspired to go out and do something. Plus, I have an intense passion for following sports and playing music so I'm naturally drawn to those types of anime anyway.
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kufirst wrote:


Muledragon wrote:


kufirst wrote:

I have no idea why this was reported to the moderators unless they have proof it's a duplicate.

Anyway, House of Five Leaves, Denno Coil and Cross Game really swept me off my feet. I wasn't expecting them to bad by any means, I was just ultimately blown away with how impressive they were from beginning to end.


Finally, another Cross Game fan. I agree, looking at the trailer I wasn't quite sure what to expect from Cross Game, it looked like it might be a little dull, and I had never tried a sports anime up until that point. But once I got into it I was hooked, and I ended up watching it all the way through twice. It's now tied for my favorite anime. Definitely glad I gave it a chance.





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mystcwtch wrote:

Several animes' come to mind for me Touch, and Major were definite surprises for me since I'm not really a big sports anime fan, though I will say I have watched several that I wasn't sure I would like and got hooked on them. I may have to check out the boxing anime, who knows I may actually like it. I just finished watching Fruits Basket last night, I've heard people talking about it but it just never seemed to appeal to me then a couple days ago I found it so I figured I would give it a shot, I was hooked from the first episode. I really wish they would have done another season though.


If you liked Touch, you should check out Mitsuru Adachi's most recent work, Cross Game. For me it was much better than Touch. Granted, I'm not all the way through Touch yet, but the average Cross Game episode still seems better.

Also, what boxing anime are you talking about?


He's probably referencing Hajime no Ippo.

For me, Cross Game transcended so many boundaries and became so something completely special, engrossing and personal. I would say it's at least in my top ten all time. Futhermore, Cross Game, Eureka Seven, BECK and Welcome to the NHK are the only anime that I've watched that have actually inspired to go out and do something. Plus, I have an intense passion for following sports and playing music so I'm naturally drawn to those types of anime anyway.


Eureka Seven is the show Cross Game is tied with for my favorite of all time. Both of them are extremely special works. They deal with some seriously mature topics and still manage to be entertaining and heartwarming throughout. Plus neither one goes overboard with the fanservice, which is a plus for me.
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Gintama was a very surprising series for me - when I orignally watched the first 3 episodes I really didn't like it and gave up watching it, however i decided to try the series again when sentei released it on DVD and now it's my 2nd favourite shonen jump title (right behind One Piece).
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If you liked Touch, you should check out Mitsuru Adachi's most recent work, Cross Game. For me it was much better than Touch. Granted, I'm not all the way through Touch yet, but the average Cross Game episode still seems better.

Also, what boxing anime are you talking about?


I loved Cross Game and I just started watching Hajime no Ippo it is better than I thought it would be I'm only at episode 6 but I really like it surprisingly It gives me something else to watch while I'm at work when I'm done watching the new episodes of the other animes I watch.

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i would say anime like with a mystery but with a good ending of the answer.
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Love the Avatar BTW Greylurker.





Thank you very much. It's Suzu from Eyeshield 21 with a Background I made in Photoshop.

Again Eyeshield was not a series I was expecting to like but it was so full of wonderful characters I couldn't help but get addicted to it.



Both Eyeshield 21 and Hajime no Ippo (the Boxing series I mentioned) have such a basic and cliched premise. Bullied High School boy becomes a star athlete. Which is why I dismissed it at first but both series are filled with excellent characters and story telling and the action of the sporting events is amazing. Sure they are filled with all the Shonen tropes like named special attacks and special training sessions but they still really sucked me in and I enjoyed almost every episode.

Those shows surprised not on their premise but because they had such amazing characters in them, that you truly enjoy watching them.


On the flip side you have something like Madoka which brings you in thinking it's one thing and then turns it all on it's head to give you something you never imagined. I've heard some people call it the Evangelion of Magical Girls.


Ultimately you just never know where you are going to find a good show.



Has anyone here ever seen Figure 17. On the surface it's a Transforming Scifi hero show but a lot of it is actually a really good quality slice of life series
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Greylurker wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:

Love the Avatar BTW Greylurker.





Thank you very much. It's Suzu from Eyeshield 21 with a Background I made in Photoshop.

Again Eyeshield was not a series I was expecting to like but it was so full of wonderful characters I couldn't help but get addicted to it.



Both Eyeshield 21 and Hajime no Ippo (the Boxing series I mentioned) have such a basic and cliched premise. Bullied High School boy becomes a star athlete. Which is why I dismissed it at first but both series are filled with excellent characters and story telling and the action of the sporting events is amazing. Sure they are filled with all the Shonen tropes like named special attacks and special training sessions but they still really sucked me in and I enjoyed almost every episode.

Those shows surprised not on their premise but because they had such amazing characters in them, that you truly enjoy watching them.


On the flip side you have something like Madoka which brings you in thinking it's one thing and then turns it all on it's head to give you something you never imagined. I've heard some people call it the Evangelion of Magical Girls.


Ultimately you just never know where you are going to find a good show.



Has anyone here ever seen Figure 17. On the surface it's a Transforming Scifi hero show but a lot of it is actually a really good quality slice of life series


Is that the one with the girl and her 'salvaged' alien power suit that becomes a grade school girl like her when they're not a bodacious super alien babe? It's quite good and as you described.

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Is that the one with the girl and her 'salvaged' alien power suit that becomes a grade school girl like her when they're not a bodacious super alien babe? It's quite good and as you described.


Another unique aspect of Figure 17 was that all the episodes were 1 hour (as aired on TV). I don't recall seeing any other standard TV anime series that had episodes longer than 30 minutes.

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papagolfwhiskey wrote:
Is that the one with the girl and her 'salvaged' alien power suit that becomes a grade school girl like her when they're not a bodacious super alien babe? It's quite good and as you described.


Another unique aspect of Figure 17 was that all the episodes were 1 hour (as aired on TV). I don't recall seeing any other standard TV anime series that had episodes longer than 30 minutes.



Katanagatari, but it was more like an animated special than an actual TV series.
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1) Shikabane Hime. I felt bad for falling asleep in the first few episodes but man, the latter half was so badass and awesome.
2) Kaleido Star. I initially thought it would be like Pretty Cure, more for the tweens (10-12) audience but it's quite enjoyable even if you're older.... especially the second season where darker tones are introduced.
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Lucky Star.

I read the description and it sounded okay and good.
I watched the first episode and enjoyed it from the get go - I found it surprisingly easy to understand and very entertaining.

I'm watching it AGAIN after only having just finished watching like 2 weeks ago, since I consider it to be that good - plus it's relaxing with all the non-stimulating comedy unlike all the action or maid-anime that I had watched up to that point.
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I did watch Cross Game and I liked it a lot. The boxing anime was Hajime no Ippo I watched it and I really wish they would have done more with it also maybe later they will do so.
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To me..

Hikaru no go


Never expected a series on go can be so.. . .. addicting

the recent one

natsume yuujinchou



it seems simple and boring, surprisingly I enjoy every episode .
It must be nyanko sensei's fault


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Madoka is first on my list. I really didn't expect to even watch it, let alone end up putting it in my top 15 list!

Bodacious Space Pirates is another, if just for the fact that it isn't full of eechi, as the title suggests. I really love the show.

Chihayafuru also was a pleasant surprise.

In terms of content surprises, Mawaru Penguindrum and Steins;Gate both had some serious shocker moments! (Not to mention Madoka episode 3!!!)
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Steins;Gate was a surprise to me. I didn't think I would get into it. I only started watching it after CR said that it was going to be taken off the site and I didn't have anything better to do. After the half way point of the series, I was completely blown away.

Solty Rei in another series. It starts out pretty lighthearted and fun, but, once again, after the half way point, the series turns into a roller coaster of emotions.

Chihayafuru: I didn't think I'd fall so in love with this series. I just checked it out based on reviews from ANN when the show first came out.

Bodacious Space Pirates: Mainly because I thought the series was just going to be a mindless ecchi fest. ^^;;

I've just started Madoka Magica, so I'm looking forward to seeing just what this series is all about. I also need to pick up Cross x Game sometime, too, since I'm buying and enjoying the manga.
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