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!
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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.
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.
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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.
I finished the new Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 series on Netflix yesterday whilst cooking dinner. It's nice to have a continuation of GitS SAC, even if it means putting up with those irritating spider tanks and their little-girl voices and squeaky personalities, but the season just arbitrarily cuts off after 12 episodes!
I get that there's only so much TV you can make at a time, but that's not even a cliff hanger. It just stops with all of the plot completely unresolved.
I guess there's something to look forward to, but fuck knows when that'll come out. The background, environment and item/vehicle art is incredible, but the characters didn't translate to CGI too well, then if they are all recognisable and seem to use the same voice actors still.
Food Wars (season one is on Netflix) is hilarious! The strange mixture of hentai-grade erotic responses to the food, combined with the more traditional food porn is funny enough on it's own, but the French chef (as voiced in the English Dub) in episode 3 puts on such a ridiculously OTT accent throughout every second he's on screen that I was thoroughly enamored. I hope further foodie stereotypes await!
Oh yeah I have yet to see the new Netflix GiTs series. I think I'll be fine with the visuals though seeing some of the clips were kind of funny. Food Wars does sound interesting then! I ought to go see some of that with a friend maybe.
I took a big break from watching anime for several months with maybe 1 or 2 episodes on an odd day but finally got back into it proper this month. I watched Claymore early this month and now I've just started watching Violet Evergarden and it is beaaauuuutiiful. I'm also enjoying everything that's not the visuals too. This anime makes me teary eyed/emotional and that's good because reaching the feels point of where I achieve tear production in both eyes is frankly quite relieving. Maybe it turns out I just like love stories and relate with the doll-like main character along with every other aspect of the show's themes and setting. But yeah I'm loving this so far and it's a good thing I don't record reaction videos.
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According to Wikipedia the release date of Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 is January 23, 2021.
New Code Geass content for 2021!
I am waiting for the English release of the new Violet Evergarden movie.
I love anime!
If you like Evangelion or "mid-school" (joke) anime then perhaps these could interest you:
Rahxephon resembles Neon Genesis in style and content while remaining its own unique and weird thing. It tries to bring a weird story about living piloted systems resembling a mecha. Those "mecha" are connected to the lives of a certain race of people. I like Rahxephon, but it also tends to get a bit boring at times _if_ i decide to bingewatch it. It is better when the act of viewing the show gets spread out like in the old-school Television days. Wait for the next episode. The art style is nice and the animation is more than O.K. to me.
Paranoia Agent is as it titles suggests a series about paranoia and psychology. I'm not going to write anything else as it is a show one has to experience instead of having it be explained.
Jin Roh The Wolfs Brigade. Beautiful animation quality for a depressing story about an alternative future in which Japan becomes a police state to counter the ban on military forces after World War 2. A story about not being able to give up a lifestyle mixed with little red riding hood. It is deep but at the same time shallow. I find it to be a nice mixture of both ends.
Also... don't take this post the wrong way if you have seen those already.
I'm on Rurouni Kenshin at the moment, roughly halfway through Season 2. It's pretty good, albeit with annoying child and female characters. I feel like the relatively realistic historical setting is actually a bonus, as it feels like I might be learning something.
It is an extremely romanticized story about the transitional period of Japan where the country began to modernize and adapt western influences: Rurouni Kenshin - Romantic stories from the Meiji era.
It is a fully fictional story and most characters are fictional too, but the entire story, environments, and message of the show relate to actual history. There are certain characters that represent actual historical figures. Saito Hajime was a real Shinsengumi. Ōkubo Toshimichi was a real statesman and was a very important figure in that era. The fictional Shishio kind of represents the "old way' of Japan and his "war boat" is a reference to the American "Black Ships" that forced Japan to modernize. But... the show falls on its face when it attempts to look into and romanticize the problematic history of the "western church" in Japan. A lot of people tend to overlook the "historical reference" part of Rurouni Kenshin, and nobody in the west is to blame for that. I also missed a huge part of that "link to the past" when i was a very young teen during the end 90's.
Give "Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal" a chance if you can. It has insanely beautiful animation and artwork while also being a lot more mature about everything. Those two OVA tell the story about how Kenshin got his scars.
Nothing wrong with double or even triple posting and beyond!
I've heard of RahXephon and Paranoia Agent before and never got around to watching them. I think I'd have to be in the mood for something like that, though playing an episode now and then would be a neat way to satisfy my anime cravings before the aforementioned features I'm waiting for are ready. Also I agree that binge watching some shows just doesn't work. I felt that with The SoulTaker I had no idea if I was missing out on anything or not since I found myself being bored just mindlessly streaming the show until it was over. I love the opening song though because that's my jam and the animation is great there too. At least it led me to Nurse Witch Komugi.
Those two animes you showed (I've already seen Jin-Roh, though I wonder if it's worth a rewatch but wouldn't bet on it and just watch Patlabor 2 again despite not even seeing any other Patlabor media) also reminded me of two animes on my non-existent list to check out that I just remembered exist which are Princess Tutu and Brigadoon: Marin to Melan.
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Geez, I keep forgetting to mention Planetes. I recommend it, and according to a few Internet searches is recommended even to those who aren't even into anime! Especially if you like (hard) science-fiction and space of course
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Binged all of Netflix's GiTs SAC_2045's first season and it was really good and it felt like a new season of SAC indeed. I was never turned off in particular by the look of the show at all so I probably got to enjoy it even more. Hope it continues as it ended on a cliffhanger.
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Post by MegaPancakeStrategist on May 29, 2021 17:10:13 GMT -5
Watching Princess Tutu and it's actually really good! I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I am. The artstyle is great, the story's engaging, the English dub isn't too shabby either, and bonus points for the classical music too. Pretty comfy; I recommend.
Post by deathbranch on Jun 30, 2021 10:52:10 GMT -5
Cyber city is really nice. One of the multiple old anime that are clearly inspired by Blade Runner.
If you like things like that then give these a shot, if you haven't already:
-> A.D. Police Files (Bubblegum crisis spinoff) -> Midnight Eye Goku (detective in a cyberpunk setting) -> Armitage III (androids being more human than they should be) -> Texhnolyze (really moody cyberpunk)
Post by MegaPancakeStrategist on Oct 27, 2021 20:07:03 GMT -5
Well it's been about 4 years and its been half a good run. 40oz I'll trade this subforum for the regular community project one. No one really uses it but me anyway. Please? Doesn't have to be now. Around the start of next year sounds good or for Hell Revealed 3 :X