Login  
 
 
Go Back   Chamber of Secrets > Diagon Alley > Anime

Anime Recommendations



Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old October 6th, 2007, 1:45 pm
Tenshi's Avatar
Tenshi  Undisclosed.gif Tenshi is offline
She Who Walks Behind
 
Joined: 4943 days
Posts: 6,298
Anime Recommendations

The title says it, recommend anime and help people out from their misery of not knowing what to watch next.


I just started with Last Exile. I ... wow ... probably best series I ever watched. Great animations, great plot. Just perfect.

And one of the movies I could watch over and over again is Jin Roh. I like it how they brought together a children story and war.


__________________


The End of the Dream.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old October 8th, 2007, 7:36 am
Hysteria's Avatar
Hysteria  Undisclosed.gif Hysteria is offline
Registered Animagus
 
Joined: 5082 days
Location: Far away from you...
Posts: 4,146
Re: Anime Recommendations

I have three favourite Anime series. Naruto, Hellsing Ultimate and Devil May Cry. If you're into graphically great fight/action scenes go for Devil May Cry. The plot isnt TOO hard to follow (but I reckon its best to watch from the beginning) and the imagry is amazing. Devil May Cry has a great use of colour and shadowing and looks great. Naruto is heaps of fun, funny, good action, good characters.

I also like Death Note anime but the manga is better IMO.


__________________
liebe ist für alle da
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old October 8th, 2007, 10:07 am
guinevere_wood's Avatar
guinevere_wood  Female.gif guinevere_wood is offline
Third Year
 
Joined: 4076 days
Age: 29
Posts: 306
Re: Anime Recommendations

So hard to choose...

I personally like FullMetal Alchemist, Trinity Blood, Naruto, Gundam Wing, and the Japanese version of Yu-Gi-Oh (the second series) dubbed.

For anime movies, I'd recommend Ninja Scroll (rated R), Howl's Moving Castle, Spriggan, and FullMetal Alchemist: The Conquerer of Shamballa.

Wolf Rain is pretty good, and Cowboy Bepop is a classic.


__________________


They can't just have Harry Potter stroll up to Umbridge and say, "Morning, old hag, mind if I have that Horcrux 'round your neck? Sorry to trouble you."
-what Harry could have done to save time at the Ministry

DH Movie(s) thread
Invece mi reap dolore, mai speranza

Proud Ravenclaw and Novelist/Critic

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old October 8th, 2007, 4:33 pm
Tenshi's Avatar
Tenshi  Undisclosed.gif Tenshi is offline
She Who Walks Behind
 
Joined: 4943 days
Posts: 6,298
Re: Anime Recommendations

Quote:
Originally Posted by guinevere_wood View Post
Spriggan
I don't know many people who know Spriggan. I like it as well.


__________________


The End of the Dream.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old October 8th, 2007, 4:49 pm
godrics hollow  Male.gif godrics hollow is offline
Fourth Year
 
Joined: 5189 days
Location: Canada
Age: 28
Posts: 559
Re: Anime Recommendations

If you want a short but fairly good series look into Claymore. It has amazing potential up until episode 23 and then the last three episodes just completely ruin it. Still, it was a great watch while it lasted.

EPISODE TOTAL: 26

Next up, Samurai Champloo. A very humorous show, with some neat fight scenes. Lots of more mature themes so i do not endorse people under the age of at least 16 watching it.

EPISODE TOTAL: Still running (as far as i know.. i gave up following due to huge amounts of school.)

Lastly, Elfen Lied. This is one of the most AMAZING anime's i have ever seen. (this means something because i watch quite a bit of anime)

NOT RECOMMENDED FOR ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 OR ANYONE WHO CANNOT HANDLE VERY GROTESQUE SCENES.

The plot execution, drawings, music, everything was perfect...

EPISODE TOTAL: 13 with one extra


__________________
If You Would Like Me To Make A Sig For You Just Owl Me And I Will Time Permitting.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old October 8th, 2007, 8:06 pm
Artemis_Fowl_2's Avatar
Artemis_Fowl_2  Female.gif Artemis_Fowl_2 is offline
Hogsmeade's Worst Icon Maker
 
Joined: 4589 days
Location: Secret Lair
Posts: 1,005
Re: Anime Recommendations

I really enjoyed Tenjho Tenge. It is too bad that it ended when it did because it leaves you wanting to learn more about the main characters and where they are going in life. It also has lots of fighting if you are like me and like that sort of stuff in your anime. This one is only for people 16 and older.

And s-Cry-ed is fantastic! Again, there is lots of fighting.


__________________
Submit to me!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old October 9th, 2007, 4:41 pm
Fury's Avatar
Fury  Male.gif Fury is offline
Registered Animagus
 
Joined: 5120 days
Location: Hogwarts Grounds
Age: 35
Posts: 4,801
Re: Anime Recommendations

Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Kiki's Delivery Service and Princess Mononoke... if you haven't seen these, you are missing out! All made by the same company and creator... all Disney movies! Love em!

Ai Yori Aoshi is awesome as well! Full Metal Panic is rather good as well.


__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old October 9th, 2007, 4:53 pm
Tenshi's Avatar
Tenshi  Undisclosed.gif Tenshi is offline
She Who Walks Behind
 
Joined: 4943 days
Posts: 6,298
Re: Anime Recommendations

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fury View Post
All made by the same company and creator... all Disney movies!
??????

Not to mention Grave of the Fireflies. Most awesome war movie ever. Also by Ghibli like the one above.


__________________


The End of the Dream.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old October 9th, 2007, 5:02 pm
Fury's Avatar
Fury  Male.gif Fury is offline
Registered Animagus
 
Joined: 5120 days
Location: Hogwarts Grounds
Age: 35
Posts: 4,801
Re: Anime Recommendations

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tenshi View Post
??????

Not to mention Grave of the Fireflies. Most awesome war movie ever. Also by Ghibli like the one above.
Yes, the ones I mentioned were made by Studio Ghibli, I believe, but they were Disney movies... that is what I was saying.


__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old October 9th, 2007, 5:33 pm
Lunatic  Male.gif Lunatic is offline
Banned
 
Joined: 4137 days
Location: Ravenclaw Common Room
Posts: 741
Re: Anime Recommendations

The Melencholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, about a girl who happens to be a diety, though luckily she does not know about it.

Gantz A much better show then Elfin Lied which says a lot about the real world in a very brutal way. It is not for the young.

Haibani Renmei a very slow moving series that takes place in the afterlife. You'll either love or hate it.

Paprika Satoshi Kon movie, great.

All the Best,

Lunatic


Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old October 9th, 2007, 9:19 pm
guinevere_wood's Avatar
guinevere_wood  Female.gif guinevere_wood is offline
Third Year
 
Joined: 4076 days
Age: 29
Posts: 306
Re: Anime Recommendations

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tenshi View Post
I don't know many people who know Spriggan. I like it as well.
Yes, Spriggan was very good. What I find disappointing is that no one knows about it, and it's a good movie. I asked someone the other day if they'd seen it. They hadn't even heard of it.

I also liked Akira (gotta love the classics) and Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tenshi View Post
??????
All of those movies (Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Kiki's Delivery Service, and Princess Mononoke) were all created by Hayao Miyazaki.


__________________


They can't just have Harry Potter stroll up to Umbridge and say, "Morning, old hag, mind if I have that Horcrux 'round your neck? Sorry to trouble you."
-what Harry could have done to save time at the Ministry

DH Movie(s) thread
Invece mi reap dolore, mai speranza

Proud Ravenclaw and Novelist/Critic

Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old October 9th, 2007, 11:41 pm
LewsTherin's Avatar
LewsTherin  Male.gif LewsTherin is offline
Sixth Year
 
Joined: 5935 days
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Age: 36
Posts: 1,055
Re: Anime Recommendations

Mmm, let's see...

Noir (26 episodes on 7 volumes) - About two supremely skilled female assassins, one with amnesia, the other with haunting images from her bast, and their journey to unravel their past and present. Very good anime with an almost art-cinema type feel to it.

Gunslinger Girl (14 episodes on 3 volumes) - Another art-cinema type anime. Little girls turned into cyborgs and used as assassins by the government. Excellent storyline and engaging characters. My only gripe is it's too short (13 episodes).

Rahxephon (26 episodes on 7 volumes) - For me, what Eva should have been. The story is excellent and deep enough to keep a viewer thinking years afterwards. It's difficult to actually give a synopsis, as the story is so deep, but it's about a teenage boy who is humanity's only hope but doesn't really know who he is, or why he's fighting or even whose side he's on.

Ergo Proxy (23? episodes on 6 volumes) - Again, difficult to give a summary without giving anything away. It's very psychological, more so even than Rahxephon, and needs an open mind, but it's an original story and has one of the best lead characters of any story I've read or seen (incredibly powerful character, but the greatest dunce you've ever seen).



Last edited by LewsTherin; October 27th, 2007 at 8:48 am.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old October 9th, 2007, 11:52 pm
j_rod  Male.gif j_rod is offline
Third Year
 
Joined: 5030 days
Location: paris,france
Age: 30
Posts: 310
Re: Anime Recommendations

A recent movie i saw was "the girl who leapt through time" it's done by madhouse (though,even if i'm not sure,some staff members used to work at Studio Ghibli)

It had me laughing,crying....on the edge of my seat,it was a real rollercoaster.The backrouds are really wonderful.

here's some basic info:



"When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, "leap" backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past isn't as simple as it seems, and eventually, will have to rely on her new powers to shape the future of her and her friends."


And since we're into madhouse there's a series currently airing that doesn't seem to be getting a lot of attention but i really like it,it's "denno coil" (or "dennou coil",i've seen both used) Sure it is aimed at a young audience,but that doesn't mean it can't be enjoyed by adults.



"Eleven years after the introduction of internet-connected, augmented reality eyeglasses and visors, Y?ko Okonogi moves with her family to Daikoku City, the technological center of the emerging half-virtual world. Y?ko joins her grandmother's "investigation agency" comprised of children equipped with virtual tools and powerful metatags. She quickly crosses paths with Y?ko Amasawa, an expert hacker of the virtual environment, as Amasawa relentlessly seeks to "unlock" the mystery of a computer virus that emerges from an inaccessible corrupted space.

(pictures and summaries taken from anime news network)


__________________
Evanna on filming OoTP:It reminded me of playing the Sims (except that my Sims often die).
Evanna at the movie premiere:It just feels unnatural you know...like,I have this impulse to jump over the barrier and start screaming "Daniel!"


Last edited by j_rod; October 10th, 2007 at 11:24 am.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old October 10th, 2007, 2:41 am
guinevere_wood's Avatar
guinevere_wood  Female.gif guinevere_wood is offline
Third Year
 
Joined: 4076 days
Age: 29
Posts: 306
Re: Anime Recommendations

Quote:
Originally Posted by LewsTherin View Post
Rahxephon - For me, what Eva should have been. The story is excellent and deep enough to keep a viewer thinking years afterwards. It's difficult to actually give a synopsis, as the story is so deep, but it's about a boy who is humanity's only hope but doesn't really know who he is, or why he's fighting or even whose side he's on.
Sweet! Another Rahxephon fan!


__________________


They can't just have Harry Potter stroll up to Umbridge and say, "Morning, old hag, mind if I have that Horcrux 'round your neck? Sorry to trouble you."
-what Harry could have done to save time at the Ministry

DH Movie(s) thread
Invece mi reap dolore, mai speranza

Proud Ravenclaw and Novelist/Critic

Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old October 10th, 2007, 3:13 am
matchstick  Undisclosed.gif matchstick is offline
First Year
 
Joined: 4027 days
Posts: 3
Re: Anime Recommendations

If anyone is looking for a good Samurai anime I suggest Samurai Deeper: Kyo. It really keeps you guessing.


Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old October 10th, 2007, 4:08 am
guinevere_wood's Avatar
guinevere_wood  Female.gif guinevere_wood is offline
Third Year
 
Joined: 4076 days
Age: 29
Posts: 306
Re: Anime Recommendations

Hmm.

I've never heard of that one before. How long is it?


__________________


They can't just have Harry Potter stroll up to Umbridge and say, "Morning, old hag, mind if I have that Horcrux 'round your neck? Sorry to trouble you."
-what Harry could have done to save time at the Ministry

DH Movie(s) thread
Invece mi reap dolore, mai speranza

Proud Ravenclaw and Novelist/Critic

Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old October 10th, 2007, 9:59 pm
cardinalguy's Avatar
cardinalguy  Male.gif cardinalguy is offline
Fifth Year
 
Joined: 4097 days
Location: Cardinal Nation
Age: 34
Posts: 829
Re: Anime Recommendations

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fury View Post
Yes, the ones I mentioned were made by Studio Ghibli, I believe, but they were Disney movies... that is what I was saying.
Disney merely localized the films. They had nothing to do with production (thus, most don't consider them Disney films). If anything they're known as Miyazaki films.


__________________
Official CoS sponsor of the 2015 NL Central Champion St. Louis Cardinals

I believe in a hill called Mount Calvary.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old October 11th, 2007, 4:16 am
guinevere_wood's Avatar
guinevere_wood  Female.gif guinevere_wood is offline
Third Year
 
Joined: 4076 days
Age: 29
Posts: 306
Re: Anime Recommendations

I also liked Advent Children.


__________________


They can't just have Harry Potter stroll up to Umbridge and say, "Morning, old hag, mind if I have that Horcrux 'round your neck? Sorry to trouble you."
-what Harry could have done to save time at the Ministry

DH Movie(s) thread
Invece mi reap dolore, mai speranza

Proud Ravenclaw and Novelist/Critic

Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old October 15th, 2007, 1:37 am
SeverusSnapeHBP  Female.gif SeverusSnapeHBP is offline
Second Year
 
Joined: 4086 days
Location: Spinner's End
Age: 31
Posts: 144
Re: Anime Recommendations

Excel Saga: 26 eps

Paranoia Agent: 13 Eps (OMG, fuuuuuu**KKed up)

Cowboy Bebop: ??? eps

Dragon Ball/ Dragon Ball Z's a good starter one, my favorite one actually
# of eps: 291 (180 in DB)


__________________
I wipe it off the tile, the light is brighter this time, everything is 3D blasphemy.
My eyes are red and gold, the hair is standing straight up, this is not the way I picture me.
I can't control my shakes, how the hell did I get here? Something about this, so very wrong.
I have to laugh out loud, I wish I didn't like this. Is it a dream or a memory?
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old October 15th, 2007, 3:15 pm
guinevere_wood's Avatar
guinevere_wood  Female.gif guinevere_wood is offline
Third Year
 
Joined: 4076 days
Age: 29
Posts: 306
Re: Anime Recommendations

Excel Saga is excellent, by the way.


__________________


They can't just have Harry Potter stroll up to Umbridge and say, "Morning, old hag, mind if I have that Horcrux 'round your neck? Sorry to trouble you."
-what Harry could have done to save time at the Ministry

DH Movie(s) thread
Invece mi reap dolore, mai speranza

Proud Ravenclaw and Novelist/Critic

Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back  Chamber of Secrets > Diagon Alley > Anime

Bookmarks

Tags
anime, recommendation


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 9:59 pm.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Original content is Copyright © MMII - MMVIII, CoSForums.com. All Rights Reserved.
Other content (posts, images, etc) is Copyright © its respective owners.