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Old 03-06-2011, 09:37 AM   #26
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Damn, you guys have been alot of help! Much appreciated! I haven't gotten around to any series yet but I am curious about Neon Genesis Evangelion. Looked it up on wikipedia just to get an idea about it and all the mention of religious symbolism and psychological themes got me interested in it. So how is it?

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Old 03-06-2011, 03:26 PM   #27
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Damn, you guys have been alot of help! Much appreciated! I haven't gotten around to any series yet but I am curious about Neon Genesis Evangelion. Looked it up on wikipedia just to get an idea about it and all the mention of religious symbolism and psychological themes got me interested in it. So how is it?
It's quite good, but some don't care a lot for it. If you decide to check it out, I do have a bit of advice for you: Put it at the top of the list. Not because it's just that good that you must, but it was a pretty groundbreaking series at its time and has kind of become one of those series that's been ripped off and ingested by so much, it's almost difficult to not have the effect dulled. Since you're fairly new to it and all, you can maybe avoid that and see how you feel about it without that baggage.

I do warn, though, it's not a series that has much in the way of what many would consider satisfactory answers, and both endings (the series and the movie) are generally disliked a lot. They are remaking the series in some new films that have been well received thus far. There's four planned, and two have been released. The first one has hit America, with the second coming at the end of this month. The next two will be released later this year.

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Old 03-06-2011, 11:35 PM   #28
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Damn, you guys have been alot of help! Much appreciated! I haven't gotten around to any series yet but I am curious about Neon Genesis Evangelion. Looked it up on wikipedia just to get an idea about it and all the mention of religious symbolism and psychological themes got me interested in it. So how is it?
I love it. Like Tron said, some found the story's ending unsatisfying (you may not, of course), but if you want psychological themes, you've got them in spades.

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Old 03-08-2011, 05:42 PM   #29
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Cool, thanx guys. Im definitely gonna have to check it out but first series on my list is Death Note. Ive heard its amazing. Picked up Perfect Blue and Spirited Away this weekend, can't wait to check em out

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Old 03-13-2011, 01:00 AM   #30
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Death Note is certainly worth watch through once, but it might be kind of a hard sell for a second viewing. The writing can be overly expository and the show's more typically shonen plot elements (particularly the characters' grandiose speeches) can be a little much. Still, the more important characters have very good development and the plot is really enjoyable for much of the run.

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Old 03-13-2011, 01:47 AM   #31
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Just started Death Note and I am loving it! Just about done with the first ep and I can tell this is gonna get really good

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Old 03-13-2011, 01:51 AM   #32
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Oh and Ryuk is f'n great

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Old 03-15-2011, 10:47 AM   #33
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Ok seriously, I'm on ep 11 of Death Note and I am just engulfed in this ****. No joke, just this far in with 22 minute episode, not accounting for credits, this show is better than Dexter. All 60, hour long episodes of Dexter thus far pail in comparison to this. The battle of wits between Light and L is just some of the most brilliant, cohesive, concise and engaging writing I've ever seen. Absolutely stunning

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Old 03-15-2011, 11:51 PM   #34
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Ok seriously, I'm on ep 11 of Death Note and I am just engulfed in this ****. No joke, just this far in with 22 minute episode, not accounting for credits, this show is better than Dexter. All 60, hour long episodes of Dexter thus far pail in comparison to this. The battle of wits between Light and L is just some of the most brilliant, cohesive, concise and engaging writing I've ever seen. Absolutely stunning

Yeah Death Note was great. I won't spoil it. But the 2nd half of the series gets really intense.

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Old 03-16-2011, 06:04 AM   #35
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cowboy bebop
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:10 PM   #36
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I recommend Ergo Proxy, It is my favorite and im not crazy into anime either.

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Old 03-19-2011, 10:58 AM   #37
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Princess Mononoke is a must. I also enjoyed Karas 1 and 2. Spirited Away is also very good.

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Old 03-20-2011, 04:23 PM   #38
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This is my favourite anime ever, its a two part movie



Also Dragonball Z is great aswell

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I know you were looking into movies, but when you get around to watching series', I'd have to recommend Cowboy Bebop. It's the best anime I've ever seen. Neon Genesis Evangelion was really good, too. I know you said you were looking for a gory anime and while I haven't watched much of it, a couple of my friends swear by Blood+. I've actually been meaning to check it out myself.

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Ive been watching Death Note and I've watched a few movies so far. Got Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke and Perfect Blue lined up right now. I'm loving Death Note, on ep 23 or 24 now and just WOW! This show has taken some twists and turns I would've never expected AT ALL! I just wanna know where the hell Ryuk has been since L relinquished the death note, can't wait till he gets it back and regains his memories. I know one thing though Misa (sp?) gets on my nerves a bit, I usually don't say that about most female characters but just her entire persona and that she is a celebrity is just kinda meh.

Ive read great things about Neon Genesis Evangelion but not sure if I'd like it or not but I might check it out next. I've seen a few eps of Cowboy Bebop back when I was locked up in '07 and Adult Swim and yea I definitely plan on checkin it out. I've heard really good things about Trigun as well.

How is Paranoia Agent? I read up on it a bit on wikipedia and it sounds interesting, at least the premise does.

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Ive read great things about Neon Genesis Evangelion but not sure if I'd like it or not but I might check it out next. I've seen a few eps of Cowboy Bebop back when I was locked up in '07 and Adult Swim and yea I definitely plan on checkin it out. I've heard really good things about Trigun as well.
Eva is great, as I mentioned, but if anything else in the possibly negative spikes at you, proceed with; there really isn't any middle ground with those things.

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It's great but pretty heavily psychologically driven. The basic thing to keep in mind about it is that the director (who is also the director of Perfect Blue, by the way) essentially took all of these ideas he had that he never developed and put them all together. So, in general, there's a ton of plot lines, and some of the stuff only has very loose ties with the broad picture in the end.

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DAMN! I can't believe L from Death Note went out like that! I am absolutely clueless what to expect now

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...is in the middle of watching Death Note for the first time and was spoilerized.

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Ive always liked The Professional: Golgo 13

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Old 03-26-2011, 03:06 AM   #45
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Watch the spoilers for those who haven't seen it yet.

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Old 03-26-2011, 01:48 PM   #48
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Tv anime you should watch Dragon Ball, One Piece, Urusei Yatsura, Cowboy Beboop and Lupin III

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Also, check out To Aru Majutsu no Index, if you're looking for a massive world to dive into. Very, very good.

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Old 03-26-2011, 10:31 PM   #50
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I too have been looking for some great anime to get into. I recently fulfilled my desire to own Yu Yu Hakusho, my favorite anime, on DVD and now I'm looking towards new series to get into. This thread has been a lot of help.

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