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The SSX Anime and Manga suggestions

PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 1:47 am

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Updated by the selfish mod: 01/02/2009 - I need to edit this post properly so that everyone who has posted since the dark ages when I last mass-edited this post, has their opinions reflected on the top. My apologies it hasn't been done yet, but I didn't know how I would do it. Now I have some good ideas.

BlackDove recommends:

Anime:
Neon Genesis: Evangelion + Movies
Ruroni Kenshin & OVA Remembrance
Ghost in the Shell Movies and Stand Alone Complex
Full Metal Alchemist
Cowboy Bebop & Movie
Michiko e Hatchin
Haibane Renmei
Tenki no Shiro Rapyuta (Laputa)
Air & Air Movie
Ergo Proxy
Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED ONLY (Don't bother with Destiny unless you like mindnumbing pain)
Shin Kid11 Senki Gundam WING
Kidou Senshi Gundam 00
Macross Zero
Macross Plus
Macross Frontier
Code Geass; Hangyaku no Lelouch both first and second seasons
Black Lagoon
Claymore
Trinity Blood
Serial Experiments Lain
Mai HIME
Initial D
Samurai 7
Eureka 7
Nodame Cantabille
Appleseed EX-MACHINA (movie)
Hellsing
Gungrave (first episode will make you limp [and/or dry, depending on gender] - the trick is to make it to the second episode)
RideBack
Casshern SINS


Futile Resistance recommends:

Romance Comedy Manga:

I's
Love Hina (goes farther and more indepth than the anime)
Midori no Hibi
Kimagure Orange Road (One of the original Romance/Comedy mangas, written in the 80's. Read it just cause it's a classic)

Sport Manga:
Slam Dunk (goes into the Nationals, which the anime didn't show)
Hajime no Ippo (goes farther than the anime)
Prince of Tennis (goes farther than the anime, into the Nationals, and more realistic )
Hikaru no Go (goes farther than the anime)

Action Manga:
Rurouni Kenshin (which goes farther than the TV series. The OVAs were based off the HUGE story arc taken place after the Shishio story arc)
Naruto
Berserk (goes way farther than the anime)
Bleach
Gantz (goes beyond the anime / differs from the last few eps in the anime)
Full Metal Alchemist (which differs from the anime)
Mai-Hime (completely different story)
Flame of Recca (goes farther than the anime)
Yuu Yuu Hakusho
X1999 (more indepth than the anime)

Mystery/Suspense (real page turners)
Monster
Death Note

Padishar recommends:

Anime:
Essentials:
Akira
Vampire Hunter D
Ghost in the Shell 1&2 + Stand Alone Complex Series
Ninja Scroll
Kenshin - OVA's + TV Series
Fist of the North Star (the original Anime not the lame remakes)

More Recent:
Bleach
Samurai Champloo
TriGun
Full Metal Alchemist
Claymore
Trinity Blood
Macross

Cute Movies:
Totoro
Spirited Away
Kaena: The Prophecy (this is actually a Euro Anime/CGI)

Stracius recommends:

Anime:
Princess Mononoke

SSX-Hawk recommends:

Anime:
Cowboy Bebop

SSX-Killjoy recommends:

Anime:
Appleseed

Deathsong recommends:

Manga:
Blame! - by Tsutomu Nihei
The art is one of a kind, and the story is a nice headtrip.
Noise - http://www.omanga.net/?cid=b_noise
A nice preview to Blame
W-Juliet - is a good romance.
Sky-high and MPD-Psycho - for your daily does of blood happy maniacs.
TJTG - Is a great martial arts based manga.
Ranma 1/2, 'nough said'
Kimi Wa Pet (Tramps Like Us) - Another romantic, and the interesting twists are great.

Shonen manga:
HunterxHunter
One Piece

Sha'eil recommends

Old
Macross plus
Vampie Hunter D,
Legend of Crystania
Patlabor
Akira
Ghost in the shell (old and new ones)
Tank Police
Castle in the Sky

New
Vimpire hunter D blood lust
Hack sign
Hellsing,
Rune soldier
Full Metal Panic
Slayers
Nadesico

Fenavian recommends

Anime:
Afro Samurai (Yes it is indeed Anime. Read the Manga too!)
Ghost in the Shell TV, movies, anything.
Samurai Champloo
Gungrave
Eatman 98
Ninja Scroll (The movie only.)
Princess Mononoke (Sp?)
Transformer's Galaxy Force ( Not the dubbed crap the call Cybertron here in the US. )
Last Exile
Samurai 7
Cowboy Bebop
Rideback
Michiko to Hatchin
Gundam 0079
Gundam 0080
Gundam 0083
Zeta and ZZ Gundam
Char's Counter Attack
Well heck pretty much anything from the U.C. era of Gundam...
Gundam 00
Gundam Seed (First season only)
Read or Die
Full Metal Alchemist
Trigun (again the subbed version not the dubbed version.)
Twelve Kingdoms
Macross (Not Robotech, Macross...)
Macross Plus
Macross 7 and it's associated movies.
Macross Frontier
Vampire Hunter D 1 and 2
Patlabor The whole series and movies
Flame of Recca
Ouran Host Club
Aquarion
Record of the Lodoss Wars
Wolf's Rain
Black Cat (Do yourself a favor and watch it subbed please..)
xxxHolic
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chonicle

base recommends

anime:
Ghost in the shell (1+2 and the stand alone complex 1+2)
Noir
Paranoia Agent
Cowboy Bebop
Appleseed
Spirited Away
Zone of the Enders (and Delores)
Final Fantasy 7: AC
Patlabor 1 + 2
Metropolis
Perfect Blue
Grave of Firelies

Eriyalle recommends

Sci Fi / Fantasy:
Wolf's Rain (series)
Howl's Moving Castle (movie)

Samarui / Fighting:
Shura no Toki (series)
Otogi Zoshi (series)

Romance / Comedy:
Ai Aori Aoshi (series, and follow-up -enishi)
Chobits (series)
Whisper of the Heart (movie)

Military / Action / Comedy:
Full Metal Panic (series... and anything affiliated, this is my alltime favorite)

Sports / Family Fun / Cute:
Angelic Layer
Kaleido Star

Metroid Recommends

Anime:
One Piece (pretty goofy; good animation and fights; still running with 250+ episodes)
Monster (very deep psychological thriller)
School Rumble (Great Comedy)
Yakitate Japan (funny and good; Manga is better then the Anime)

zero506132 recommends:

Anime:
Naruto
Getbackers
Bleach
Flame of Recca

The list should be updated by moderators as the reccomendees post in this thread.
Last edited by BlackDove on Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:21 pm, edited 8 times in total.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 1:51 am

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That was a pain to underline properly.

Anyway post away, and if you post a suggestion and I don't get to it, other mods can edit my post and add or remove stuff.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:40 am

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Wow, awesome job putting that all together m8 :thumb:

PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:39 pm

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Padishar wrote:Wow, awesome job putting that all together m8 :thumb:


^^ What he said ^^ :thumb:

PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:44 pm

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Yarr.

I'm going to be re-watching Neon Genesis for the first time in... four years. I had most of it figured out then when I was an immature little snot, but I'm assuming it'll be a better experience this time around, especially since I never saw the movies, and essentialy the end.

I'll post when I do.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 1:01 am

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Just saw Evangelion for the first time last week (attempted it three times throughout the past 4 years, but never got past eps 2) and marathoned the whole thing in 3 days. The last three eps definitely were... Different. So the viewing order should've been eps 1-23, End of Evangelion, eps 24-26.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 1:44 am

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This'll be my order.

1-20
21-24 Director's Cut
End of Evangelion
25+26 On-Air
Death and Rebirth

PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:16 am

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Thx for listing a watching order.
Going to take a stab at seeing them also..... Tried more then a few times now, guess I will have to buckle down to watch them finally.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:56 am

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BlackDove wrote:This'll be my order.

1-20
21-24 Director's Cut
End of Evangelion
25+26 On-Air
Death and Rebirth


Ah oops, forgot that the Director's Cut started at 21.
Yea, go with what BD said about the order. You won't feel dissapointed by the end this way :lol:

PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 6:46 pm

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Air

First the 12 episode series, then the movie.

The movie encompasses the main arc, and does a better job at going through it, however to get the full picture it's better to see the series first, and then see the movie.

Very... very good.

* Based on a game by Key

"Once upon a time, there was a princess with wings. She lived alone, and had no friends."

In a small town, surrounded by sea and sky, there is a story handed down from a long past. It was a sad love story of a princess with wings and a young man who guarded her.

The princess was confined in a house because of her figure, and she hadn't even seen the outside world. She heard that she had a mother far away, but she could hardly go there. One day, a man appeared. He talked about the world outside and amused her. Without notice, they fell in love. However, she was cursed so as not to love a man.

Kamio Misuzu identifies herself with the princess. Because she often becomes sick, she doesn't go to school and she is always alone. She hasn't even been out of the town. However, she thinks she might have an encounter like the princess in the future. Someday, a young man came to her. His name is Kunisaki Yukito. He is traveling around showing puppet play. He has a promise with his dead mother. It is to save a girl in the air.

A cursed princess and her guard. A girl who identifies herself with the princess and a young man who travels to save a girl in the air. Two stories of the past and the present intersects each other, and their thoughts go beyond the time.


More or less, though the way it was done is where this truly shines.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 2:31 am

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Appleseed was... pretty good I guess. I've never seen that kind of animation, it was really... different. But in a good way.

Story was kind of flimsy though, and very predictable, but still they didn't try to choke me to death with it, which I appreciated, and they kept to the action.

All in all, rather good. I'd assume it's a must see for the animation's sake, because that's really a path I didn't expect it to take. Story although flimsy, does hold the whole thing together rather well, and I can't say it wasn't fun to watch.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:13 am

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I suppose it's probably pointless to metion this, but please note (in case some random person strolls by) that we're referring to the Appleseed 2004 movie. Not the early (original) one back in 1988.

After all, Blackdove's comment about "I've never seen that kind of animation" would definitely throw people off if they googled it and saw animation that looked something like this:

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Check out them robo ears! :lol:

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:17 am

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He's actually very very similar in the 2004 movie :nervous:

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:53 pm

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BlackDove wrote:He's actually very very similar in the 2004 movie :nervous:


But with shorter ears... And he doesn't look as "fat" in the 2004 movie :lol:

PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 3:04 am

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I forgot to mention I've seen Evangelion again remastered fully, finished a few weeks ago really.

After I was done with it, it kept me heavily depressed for about 3 days.

Still the best damn Anime I've seen. Especially since the remastered version kicks so much ass.

Simply Awesome.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 6:09 pm

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I would reccomend
Old
Macross plus
Vampie Hunter D,
Legend of Crystania
Patlabor
Akira
Ghost in the shell (old and new ones)
Tank Police
Castle in the Sky

New
Vimpire hunter D blood lust
Hack sign
Hellsing,
Rune soldier
Full Metal Panic
Slayers
Nadesico

Sure there are others i've really liked but cant think of them atm.

Also taking so long to watch evangelion is not allowed now u must watch it all of it again and once more after that just to really mess with ur head.

ND

PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:14 pm

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It's really depressing.

I'll probably watch it again in a year or two after it discipates from my mind. Currently it's all still fresh episode by episode.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 12:27 am

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You guys follow Initial D?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:09 pm

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Yeap, I saw all stages, including the extra ones.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 4:46 pm

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SSX-Killjoy wrote:You guys follow Initial D?


Yep, including the manga. And as Zero can attest to, we've spent over 400 USD in the damn arcade game. I want my money back :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack:

PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 6:19 pm

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2 easy steps to double the depression felt by watching Evangelion.

1. Watch it all marathon style

2. Watch it in Japanese with English subtitles.

If the storyline doesn't depress you, Shinji's voice will, or perhaps it will drive you insane... :weird:

Check out the Manga for Akira too, it goes into a lot more depth and the timeline is slightly different from the movies.

REAL, a manga about wheelchair basketball, would certainly go on my must read list.
bah my forums is dead, so it is removed from my sig...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 6:49 pm

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my recommendations are on my site [Sorry but after checking some of the contents on your site, it's even worse than linking to a torrenting community, so I can't have it here :p - BD], check out the weblinks and then the anime section, if i didn't like one, It should say so :)

I know I need to update more... bite me :cool:

PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:33 pm

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You guys saw Neon Genesis Evangelion? Damn thats one great serie. I've seen every episode+directors cuts and I have the movie aswell, Watching the movie with directors commentary is really hillarious :P. Evangelion really is one of the weirdest and deepest anime's I''e ever seen, and yes, Shinji will either make you depressed or drive you insane.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 4:10 am

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Oh dear you seem to be missing Gungrave.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 3:32 pm

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We also seem to be missing Witch Hunter Robin? :sweat:


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