Alternative Anime/Manga Thread

Discussion in 'Misc. TV Series' started by Corinthian™, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. Corinthian™

    Corinthian™ <insert witty title>

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    Here's the gist, post about your favorite alrternative manga or anime.

    No Big houses here. No Dragonball, no Bleach, no Naruto. Anything that was 24 episodes up to late 40s or early 50s. Not your big mainstream anime manga


    and let's keep it up notch. I want quality here, pure anime that is made to blow you away. Not something like "Tsubasa Chronicles" or some other crap like that.

    and please, type properly..




    I've been trying to watch some anime.

    Wolf's Rain. I want to see how cool it is. My friends often tell me it rocks if I like something Ghost in the Shell like or maybe .hack stuff. Since I have no cable and no Direct Tv I cannot watch Animax Channel (24 hour anime channel. Although they don't have lots of anime, they show some anime some seasons and after a few months they change the schedule).


    Another one that I've been curious about is "Record of Lodoss War", becauce I suck and I have not watched


    Any good anime you want to share with us?
     
  2. Tamanon

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    Lodoss War was great in the original version. I didn't really get into the second season that much. The Legend of Crystania OAVs were pretty good also.

    Off the beaten path, Chrono Crusade is pretty damn good, it's about Battle Nuns, one of whom has a Demon for a partner. Very interesting series and nice action scenes.

    And if you're ever looking for something humorous, I'd suggest Rune Soldier, also called Louie the Rune Soldier. Kinda a spiritual successor to Slayers:)
     
  3. hey yo its sean

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    Neon Genesis Evangelion

    It's an experience of which you must part-take. Then watch End of Evangelion. It'll mind-**** you ******ed. Ok, maybe there's a hint of exagerration there, but it's a good train to be on, really.
     
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    yeah... I loved Neon Genesis.

    I also loved the Streetfighter V animated series too. That rocks. Got it on DVD recently
     
  5. Corinthian™

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    you can never go grown with that classic of angel smashing action:up:
     
  6. My vengeance

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    Agreed.Eva rocks them all.
     
  7. WallCrawl

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    If you want alternative anime that blows you away, download Mindgame. I dare you.
     
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    Perfect Blue is a goddamn trip too.
     
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    perfect Blue is awesome.... :up:
    serial experiments Lain is pretty cool

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    key the Metal Idol isn't bad either, it's just that I saw back in the mid 90's so i was way more impressionable.:)

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  11. Corinthian™

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    I so want to see Lain:(
     
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    Angel's Egg is another good one. There's practically no dialogue throughout the entire film. There's this fantastic sequence of these statues that come to life, that start chucking fishing spears at silhouette shadows of giant fish that start swimming through narrow corridors of buiildings.
     
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    oh and you feel like having a good old cry, go and see 'grave of the fireflies"
    heartbreaking. :(
     
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    I don't know if Grave of Fireflies could be considered alternative. It's well known, popular and done by large production company.
     
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    To be fair, that's why I didn't suggest Evangelion. It's pretty much the DEFINITION of mainstream anime here;)
     
  16. My vengeance

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    Golden Boy is also cool.The dub's even better than the original Jap version.Too bad's only six episodes in.
     
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    true, but then so does lain, I mean it's Pioneer distributing it in the states i think.
     
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    Yes, but I think Lain's particular narrative style is alternative enough to fit this thread. It's up to Corinthian though.
     
  19. Corinthian™

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    I've seen a couple.. and Lain is so in...

    Lain is kinda like the Radiohead of the Anime...
     
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    it takes the money and runs?
     
  21. Corinthian™

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    BUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH:D:up:
     
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    Ergo Proxy. Hot damn. What a sexy series. As in, it's so well made I want to have sex with it.
    http://www.ergoproxy.com/trailer/index.html

    Some other titles that I haven't yet watched but seem to be looked favourably upon:

    Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_atWLX_4VA&search=gankutsuou gankutsu anime ending japan

    Jigoku Shoujo
    Somewhere in the vast sea of the Internet, there's a website that can only be accessed at the stroke of midnight. Known as the Jigoku Tsushin, rumor has it that if you post a grudge there, the Jigoku Shoujo will appear and drag whoever torments you into the inferno. Very little is known about the girl - all we know for sure is that she lives with her equally enigmatic grandmother, that three magical straw dolls accompany and serve her, and that whenever a posting on the Jigoku Tsushin moves her, she becomes the Jigoku Shoujo.
    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=5577
     
  23. Corinthian™

    Corinthian™ <insert witty title>

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    I started to watch Evangelion.. I couldn't see it before for the love of my life, but now I can.. thanks you tube..:o


    It is quite a depressing thing, Evangelion... it makes me feel bad about the world and makes me go depressed:(
     
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    DN Angel is... interesting. I've only seen 4 eps of it (in anime club), so I'm not sure if the origin and meaning of Dark's existance go beyond what I've seen... but it was very interesting to watch. I kind of liked it.
     
  25. My vengeance

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    It makes me want to take the lubricant from under the bed...Well,to each his own.



    Hey,know what?I think I'm going to go watch End of Eva on YT right now.
     

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