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I imagine there's atleast a handful of fans on here so it could be a good way to get into something new. Used to love this stuff when I was much younger - Guyver, Ninja Scroll, Akira, Fist of the North Star, Golgo 13 but i've rarely endeavoured to get back into it despite still enjoying it. Checked out Bleach afew years ago and whilst it was enjoyable, I found it abit kiddy-ish in parts. Also checked out Berzerk, which is an old one, and that was really good.

 

So, who's into what? Are there any good modern day movies/shows that I should watch?

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Oh shit! Stand Alone Complex is easily the best adaptation of Ghost In The Shell too, it even makes sense.

Bringing this back because I just watched the first episode of Megalo Box, it has this gorgeous old-school late 80's-esque animation and art style. It harks back to the glory days of "Manime" with it'

I wouldn't say it's similar but try Erased, there's also a live action series on there but the anime is the best of the two. STEINS;GATE is the closest you'll get to Psycho Pass and I'd look up Terror

To be honest other than Ghost in the Shell 2 and the Appleseed remake, Ive let modern anime pass us by a bit.

 

I dont know if its the super sleek production values or the obsession in seemingly making the animation as life like as possible thats off putting.

 

I like a variety of stuff, but if you havent see already Venus Wars, 3x3 eyes, Gunbuster, the Ranma 1/2 movies is a nice and varied start

 

EDit : Majik, how does the Deathnote anime compare to the live action stuff. as Ive liked the films even if some times they make very little sense with their 1 million and one plot twists

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Huge fan of anything Studio Ghibli.

 

My Neighbour Totoro is one of my absolute favourite films of all time, just magical. I've still got Kiki's Delivery Service and Princess Mononoke on my DVR to watch.

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My Neighbour Totoro is one of my absolute favourite films of all time, just magical. I've still got Kiki's Delivery Service and Princess Mononoke on my DVR to watch.

 

Yeah mine too, that and Spirited Away are just flat out incredible. I honestly think a lot of Miyazakis films would be in my top 100 of all time. Love Kiki's Delivery Service and Prince Mononoke, Mononoke is a harder watch than most of the other Miyazaki films though.

 

also Porco freaking Rosso. The english version is worth a watch too cause Michael Keaton is fantastic. Whipser of the Heart is another one of Ghiblis hidden gems. Although it isn't officially Ghibli Nausicaa is great too.

 

Oh and everyone should watch The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

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There isn't a dud in the Ghibli collection, only the Earthsea one is a tad less wonderous than the others. I'd say that Mononoke has the greatest story and is suprisingly VERY deep.

 

If you want a series to follow then you can't go wrong with Neon Genesis Evangelion, it's up there with the best TV shows let alone Animes but can get a tad hard to follow near the end and if you watch the End of Evangelion movie too.

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EDit : Majik, how does the Deathnote anime compare to the live action stuff. as Ive liked the films even if some times they make very little sense with their 1 million and one plot twists

 

I watched the Anime after watching the films and enjoyed it tremendously. The films do go their own way in some parts, so the anime might seem new to you if you're expecting the films to have been a shot for shot remake.

 

How some of the stuff happens in the film I preferred, but the anime does go longer and introduces some characters I would have loved to have seen in film.

 

I also enjoy Darker Than Black, that has a really cool story eventhough if it does suffer from some things that don't really translate well to the Western audience and come across as very kiddy in what should be an adult-orientated storyline. The second season wasn't as good as the first but still watchable.

 

Started watching the recent X-Men anime and I'm really liking it so far.

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There isn't a dud in the Ghibli collection, only the Earthsea one is a tad less wonderous than the others. I'd say that Mononoke has the greatest story and is suprisingly VERY deep.

 

If you want a series to follow then you can't go wrong with Neon Genesis Evangelion, it's up there with the best TV shows let alone Animes but can get a tad hard to follow near the end and if you watch the End of Evangelion movie too.

 

I watched Evangelion 1.0 You Are Not Alone or whatever its called very recently having never watched any of Neon Genesis Evangelion before and really liked it. Its like a re-imagining isn't it, very good. Looking forward to getting the second one on Blu Ray :thumbsup:

 

Also Robotech and Cowboy Bebop are well worth watching too.

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I do like the little Studio Ghibli i've seen. Which would be Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and Castle of Cagliostro.

 

I've been meaning to check out Death Note for afew years now. Has anybody seen Samurai Champloo or Gantz? I hear very good things about these shows

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People bitch about Howls Moving Castle, and I can only condone that if they're diehard Diane Wynn Jones fans - apart from that, I think it's perfection, and is the only time I've ever been in a regular movie (not a premiere, or a festival) where there was an ovation at the end.

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I watched Evangelion 1.0 You Are Not Alone or whatever its called very recently having never watched any of Neon Genesis Evangelion before and really liked it. Its like a re-imagining isn't it, very good. Looking forward to getting the second one on Blu Ray :thumbsup:

2.0 is epic.

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