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  1. DamonZuman

    DamonZuman New Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I think in many respects, Animes (and their fans) do not get the respect they deserve in the mainstream. I really enjoy watch anime like Gundam Wing, Dragon Ball Z or Saint Seiya because I believe there is more depth to the storylines than on most entertainment programs. However, the reaction I usually get is "Animes are for children". I strongly belief the opposite, Anime are more realistic because they offer complex characters, dynamic and changing relationships and unexpected twists or humor with punchlines. Plus, the themes are highly contemporary, Gundam's earth vs. colonies, the Saints undying faith in Athena, DBZ's Freezer like exploitation (Anyone is free to draw his own parallels)... Although animes are "visually challenged", huge eyes and disproportionate bodies just to name a few, I find them easier to relate to than real sitcom actors or movie stars. And for that, they deserve more critical acclaim.
    Am I alone on this one, what do you think?
     
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    Definitely. A lot of people don't understand the difference between anime and regular American cartoons. There are so many types of animes that appeal to all different kinds of audiences. Anime generally has more depth and stronger characters and plots. But since it's only drawn, people who don't watch it can't really comprehend that.
     
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  3. 触手強姦姫 ap13

    触手強姦姫 ap13 ………Anime Crew For Life!……… ……………………O Wait………………… …

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    i cant really say much more that that
     
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    Draven2575 Taking one responsibility at a time

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    alot of my friends ragged on me too at the beginning
    i got them to watch kenshin, gto, bleach, samurai champloo, etc
    now they bug me nonstop to send em more

    what im trying to say is, those people that talk crap about anime dont know nun about it. yea they think its kiddy stuff etc

    i was like that once, but i judged anime that way because of all the weirdos i saw that watched em
     
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    Ninjak a REAL clutch pop-up.

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    agreed :)
     
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    Ghost in the Shell FTW
     
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    exactly what i was thinking. A perfect example of a much more complex and mature storyline being used.
     
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    Draven2575 Taking one responsibility at a time

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    now i'm the supplier for their fix
     
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    TheNaturalPlayboy The last of the famous international playboys.

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    You're talking about bizkit right? cuz i supply my OWN SHIT! BITCH!!!:rant:
     
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    I saw Akira on the sci-fi network when I was really young (like 8 or 9) and it blew my mind. I've been into anime ever since.
     
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    What anime would you pick as the deepest and most contemporary and why?
    For me, it would have to be Gundam Wing. The robots represent only the surface of the story. The Earth vs. the colonies conflict mirrors most 20th century wars. Furthermore, I like the way each party is fairly represented with its own reasons to engage into fight: the politicians trying to consolidate power (Romfeller foundation), those just trying to keep their autonomy (earth kingdoms), the radicals (lady une), those caught in the middle (colonies) etc... The story really makes you think about the complexity of relations instead of the usual good guy vs. bad guy scenario.
     
  13. 触手強姦姫 ap13

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    ^thats a good show
    i liked 08th MS Team better though:)

    everyone probably agrees with me that Evangelion has got to be one of the deepest animes, because of how real it is and all the symbolism/allusions is contains. i dont really feel like going in depth on all the stuff this show covers because there is to much.

    some other good ones are Rahxephon, Serial Experiments Lain, and Elfen Lied
     
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    well you indefinitely create a tie between you and the character(s). I've notice this and don't even come off by saying this hasn't happed to the lot of you.

    When watching anime, like previously said, its so much more in depth. So much so that if something terribly sad, or tragic happens, you nearly shead a tear. Almost thinking, "wtf OMG NOOOOOO" sorta.

    I've yet to feel any type of connection, or that deep of an emotion from ANY animated cartoons made in the U.S. Its def. not just for kids, I mean some of the Anime's characters are far too complex, deep etc. for a kid to comprehend.

    cliffs: i <3 anime :dunno: what more to say
     
  15. 触手強姦姫 ap13

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    when i watched evangelion for the first time, shinji was so much like me it creeped me out cause i actually knew how he felt
     
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    Draven2575 Taking one responsibility at a time

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    OOOooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh
    so you don't want ep 10 and 11 of sunabouzu :squint:
    you also know girls bravo 2nd is up to ep 11 :noes:
     
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    :rofl: drama in OT Anime section

    i have to supply my friends because they live at dorms
    they can't connect to torrents no matther what they do
     
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    Show Grave of the Fire Flies to anyone who is skeptical about anime :eek3:
     
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    shankems2000 If you read everybody's user text and location, yo

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    Truth. The thing I like about anime is that the good guy doesn't ALWAYS win, unlike certain other styles and plots of animation. :hsugh:
     
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    TheNaturalPlayboy The last of the famous international playboys.

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    I'm sorry pimp daddy! I'll be good...... don't take away the stuff. i neeeeeeed it baby. :bowdown: :wtc: :eek3: :noes:
     
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    Draven2575 Taking one responsibility at a time

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    thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat's better:wiggle:
    so when are you 'off', and i'm not talking about 'you going in on your day off'
    gots mucho anime that's been stacking up on the dvd-r
     
  22. 触手強姦姫 ap13

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    seriously, you know what to expect in american shows
     
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    I don't think this could have been said better. Personally, I tend to relate a lot to Vegeta and I honestly felt bad on that episode where he is ruthlessly killed by Freezer. I guess it's easier to build an emotional attachment to anime characters than live actors because they only exist inside the series (I don't remember reading anything about an impeding Vegeta and Bulma breakup in the tabloids). So there is nothing to distract from the character's essence. In addition, anime characters are always struggling one way or another and never reach a state of nirvana or peace which would make the anime less interesting. In this way, they are like us and it is therefore easier to feel for them.
     
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    this is exactly like how most ppl view country music. ppl dog on it without really checking it out.
     
  25. 触手強姦姫 ap13

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    country music.... i have lived in texas all my life i have been raised on country music and i know plenty of country songs, but i cant stand the no talent crap they put out... sorry no offense to you
     

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