Post by supercupcaketactics on Feb 6, 2020 14:46:00 GMT -5
I've been looking for this anime for ages! I probably first saw/heard it on TV broadcasting or a Japanese VHS tape when I was a kid. I see religious iconography, monsters, soldier dudes, and interesting abstract visual design (with delicious heavy shadows) so it definitely looks right up my alley. Looks like I know what I'll be watching next!
Soultaker has definetely a cool visual style even though sometimes I had troubles to understand what was one the screen but maybe it's due to me not watching a high quality release. There's also an ova spin-off about the nurse which was "memed" a lot back in the day and got more popular than the original but I have to wach it yet. Check out other series directed by Shinbo if you are in the mood for more of his peculiar style.
2020 seems to have started good but the seasons are all different. Railgun T is very nice and I'm having fun with Ishuzoku Reviewers (though I fear it might become too repetitive).
Are you talking about Eva 4? I'm looking forward to it and the unavoidable huge shitstorm it will create.
Post by supercupcaketactics on Feb 16, 2020 23:33:55 GMT -5
When I watched it I didn't quite know exactly what was going on myself, though after all I was snacking and waiting for good (not HD) screenshots. Watching this show made me appreciate how some shows were probably meant to be watched week by week and not binged. Oh and the Soultaker song by JAM Project is my new favorite anime song so I'm giving it plenty of listens! The nurse series looks cool and I might gave that a watch along with Galaxy Angel as I've already claimed the tall girl with the monocle to be mai waifu judging from the OP of it. I haven't seen Railgun at all so I'll give that a watch maybe too based on your enjoyment of it.
I finally finished watching ALL animated Ghost in The Shell adventures but that's not what I want to talk about right now because I also recently finished watching Noir which is an anime about girls with guns. I've never seen or heard so many pistol shots in any one anime series before this! Noir is about two girls that are hit men that also have a quarrel with a super secret and powerful sort of assassin society so it's probably the closest there is to a John Wick anime I guess :S. It's from 2001 so it must be among the last TV anime series to be like 99% animated with cels with all the comfy feelings and gorgeous background art that comes from that time. It was somewhat refreshing watching this full series after The SoulTaker which had a lot less animation frames. Points for sticking to what you're experienced with before being forced to make the switch to digital I guess. My only real notable complaint about this anime is that dang flashback of that dang stopwatch with that dang yellow backdrop with that DAMN same music box melody! It was repeated too much for my liking at least mostly in the first half of the show anyway lol. I thought about seeing El Cazador de la Bruja which according to MAL is one of its spiritual successors but man I wish I was more interested in it because it's hard to go straight to an "OK" looking digitally made anime right from an anime experienced in (c o m f y) cel animation. I also like how everyone has a unique face in this anime, particularily all the hencemen there are who get shot.
Oh and obligatory anime OP showcase (yay ALI PROJECT):
My favorite "filler" episodes were episodes 06 and 13 because they gave me sad watery eye feelings.
Also heck yeah Eva 4.0 gotta see what happens and how much of it will be an otaku intervention. For now I'll either see Ergo Proxy, or Violet Evergarden next.
El Cazador was tons of fun, very cute road movie kind of thing with a hint of yuri (if you choose to see it). Also the lighter tone was a welcome change after the dark mood of Noir. And it has the same composer!
That studio sure liked its girls with guns shows. I watched Madlax before Noir, both shows have similar good things (ost, mood) and share the same flaws imo (some repetitiveness, and the stories could be wrapped up better). I didn't watched Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom but from what I read it seems to be the darkest one. Maybe I'll watch El Cazador when I will be in the mood for some girls with guns.
Watched 2 episode of the Nurse series and it's super funny Cuppy. And yes definetely give a try to Railgun, it's great, and you don't even need to watch the parent series (that I think it's fun but common opinion is that it's inferior to Railgun). And since you enjoyed ROD TV I'm sure you can find at least some enjoyment in it.