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Posted Jan 9, '13 at 8:46pm

sourwhatup2

sourwhatup2

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You could try animepalm. I sometimes watch from there, they have it dubbed and subbed. Dubbed goes to about 250+ episodes. The first 50 or so episodes the mirror link 1 doesn't work, so try number 2, 4 or 5.

 

Posted Jan 9, '13 at 10:05pm

dragonball05

dragonball05

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Yeah, I like what you guys are saying about Death Note. I hated how it ended. In fact, it should have ended earlier. N just wasn't as good of an enemy for Light anyway. He wasn't as cool.

Bleach, I have to say, is probably up there on my favorite animes, but with recent bs being thrown at us in the manga, it's starting to become less of a favorite. I suppose if I were to judge on only what became anime, it's better, but even then I still thought the Fullbringer arc was a little iffy. I actually started rewatching it since the first few arcs were the best.

Used to watch One Piece when I was a little younger, but I eventually just stopped. Not that I didn't like it enough or anything. I just got a little busy and couldn't spare the time, and then once I could spare the time, I didn't have the drive to go out of my way and watch it. I might get back to it eventually.

I also restarted watching Naruto, made it further into that than Bleach, and am about done with season one of shippuden. Again, like Bleach, I liked the earlier parts better, but with Naruto the later parts aren't quite as ridiculous (though the random jutsu that get thrown out at times can be about as ridiculous :P)

Full Metal Alchemist (both seasons) will forever be one (or I guess two) of my favorite anime series. When the first one came out, I thought the story, the action, and the conflict were all awesome. Though the first one didn't end like the manga since they went ahead of it, I liked the way the ended it, along with the movie that came out back then with it. Brotherhood following the manga more was also awesome, and the fight scenes in it were pretty awesome as well.

Of the three series, I would say I liked the original Dragonball the best, since it was more comedy based, and much less about "My power level has increased exponentially so I can defeat this person only to get owned by the next person!" creating characters in DBZ that should make planets explode by existing within a one hundred thousand mile radius of them. DBZ is still awesome, but Dragonball was better in my opinion. And GT was just pushing it :P

FLCL (Fooly Cooly) is one of my favorite mini-series, and was especially awesome when I was about the age of the main character. Not that I could relate to being hit in the head with a guitar everyday, but nonetheless I felt a connection to him. :P Only reason it's a mini-series is that it was originally supposed to be a movie but ended up being too long for the standards of anime movies.

Recently, I've been getting into some non-action anime, usually ending up being romantic comedy, but I did find one good one a while back that was more a drama, though with romance still. It was Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora, originally a light novel, which translated to something like "sky with a half-moon." Too lazy to look it up and I somehow remembered the Japanese, so whatevs :P It was about these two patients in the hospital who had different reasons for being there, but were there for serious reasons keeping them there for a lengthy amount of time, allowing for their relationship to form and give the base of the show. Another short show, but it was a good one.

I also liked HOTD, though it took a while before I actually sat down and watched it. I'm a big zombies fan, which I guess I can thank my mom for, and the ridiculous amount of fan service gave me a great laugh :P The relationships in the series also weren't too bad for the short time they had to develop. I am wondering if the manga is going to continue frequently enough to allow a second season, but if not, oh well. It was fun while it lasted.

As for romantic comedies (with no zombies), Rosario+Vampire is the one that sticks out most in my mind as it was one of my favorites, plus it was another of the popular ones that I eventually watched. Again, a great deal of fan service, but I always think that's funny :P Harem animes always seem to appeal to me since I like to have a chance to guess who the protagonist is gonna end up with, plus there's usually a lot of comedy involved with all that's going on. I loved the daily monster beatdowns as well.

And to end this list (though I have plenty more), Mayo Chiki. I love this one because of the ridiculous premise. (I also have more with the same trait) The protagonist gets nosebleeds constantly whenever he comes in contact with female (due to his female family members constantly beating him up, thus causing the premature nosebleed proactively). The story revolves around him and a couple of other primary characters trying to fix this problem, though the girl who comes up with this idea is pretty sadistic and is pretty much doing it torture him :P

Sorry for my huge list, but I couldn't help myself haha

 

Posted Jan 9, '13 at 10:47pm

sourwhatup2

sourwhatup2

3,255 posts

I also liked HOTD, though it took a while before I actually sat down and watched it. I'm a big zombies fan, which I guess I can thank my mom for, and the ridiculous amount of fan service gave me a great laugh :P The relationships in the series also weren't too bad for the short time they had to develop. I am wondering if the manga is going to continue frequently enough to allow a second season, but if not, oh well. It was fun while it lasted.

Man I hope they make a second, they ended the first one so abruptly it kind of pissed me off. Apparently there has been talk for years that they are still planning on making a second season just with new artists. I have yet to actually read any confirmation on that, but I do hope it's true.

I also love the romantic comedies once in a while, it helps getting away from all the fighting and everything and just having a good laugh while being able to relate to characters.

 

Posted Jan 10, '13 at 12:08pm

thebluerabbit

thebluerabbit

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everybody keeps mentioning action animes :(

i watched mane: naruto (not shipuden) some bleach, inuyasha and others but my top fav are:

clannad
fruits basket
kaleido star
angel beats.

and yay, kasik likes angel beats too. i care mostly about how emotional an anime can get me (which is the reason i also like many action animes like hakus story in naruto or orihimes brother in bleach) and those 4 really touched me.

my fav out of the 4 is fruits basket because it was my first and im biased but also because it had a big affect on me and kind of changed me. but i know that probably the best out of these is clannad.

clannad is a really... normal(?) show. talks about school life and things that could happen in real life too but it has some magical moments. you could say this anime is boring and interesting in the same time XD

and its one of the few shows that only get better and the second season is so much better and has some moments that are amazing and sad.

mangas... hmmm... i read elfen lied (and watched... the manga was better) and i loved it. its pretty gory so it took some strength to read it XP and i just finished a pretty good manga called "battle royale". i heard its like the hunger games (only better and more gory) but ive never watched that so idk.its almost not emotional and is more action and suspensful.

oh and btw. clannad was originally a visual novel.

 

Posted Jan 10, '13 at 12:18pm

Kasic

Kasic

5,566 posts

everybody keeps mentioning action animes :(

I'll mention some that aren't then.

Oh wait, no I won't. Basically every anime that doesn't have action in it is just like watching cartoon characters go to school and act dumb. Or some horrible corny comedy that isn't even funny.

(hates slice of life genre in general)

clannad

That wasn't a bad one, but I wouldn't put it as a "top" anime.

and yay, kasik likes angel beats too.

It had a great story, simply put.

i watched mane: naruto (not shipuden)

Naruto Shippuden is where it gets good, aside from the absurd amount of filler episodes.

 

Posted Jan 10, '13 at 1:45pm

Bronze

Bronze

2,337 posts

I don't think I've watched any anime without action. I do like it when the characters and their development are the center focus, but never anything without action. Oh wait, I watched Oreimo, so nvm.

As far as Naruto goes. I liked it when I was young, then I hated it, and I started liking it again after watching Shippuden. Cut out all of the filler, and you've got a very solid story being told and some very memorable moments. Pain vs Jiraiya, anyone? The Ninja War arc is dragging a bit though, it's like trying to watch Goku vs Frieza. 5 minutes turns into 5 episodes.

 

Posted Jan 10, '13 at 2:07pm

sourwhatup2

sourwhatup2

3,255 posts

The Ninja War arc is dragging a bit though, it's like trying to watch Goku vs Frieza. 5 minutes turns into 5 episodes.

Oh boy do I remember that Goku vs Frieza Battle.. Ugh.

You know what, I've never actually gotten into Naruto.. I would always try watching it when I was a bit younger but I always ended up changing the channel. I did watch Shippuden too but Idk.. I guess I'll give it another go and see what happens.

 

Posted Jan 10, '13 at 10:10pm

dragonball05

dragonball05

1,571 posts

Man I hope they make a second, they ended the first one so abruptly it kind of pissed me off. Apparently there has been talk for years that they are still planning on making a second season just with new artists. I have yet to actually read any confirmation on that, but I do hope it's true.

Very true. I've tried researching a second season for it, but yeah, never found any confirmation.

The Ninja War arc is dragging a bit though, it's like trying to watch Goku vs Frieza. 5 minutes turns into 5 episodes.

Haha, another reason I liked Dragonball better.

Pain vs Jiraiya, anyone?

Definitely one of my favorite parts from Naruto. I just hated what ended up happening to Jiraiya. He was one of my favorite characters..

 

Posted Jan 10, '13 at 11:48pm

sourwhatup2

sourwhatup2

3,255 posts

Well I'm on episode 54 of One Piece and it's closing into the Grand Line, and since you said it was way better then the first 40 episodes.. I can't wait.

I think I'm going to start another one as well, just don't know which one to start watching.. And don't say Naruto please xD.

 

Posted Jan 10, '13 at 11:53pm

Kasic

Kasic

5,566 posts

I think I'm going to start another one as well, just don't know which one to start watching..

A few good action animes...

Yu Yu Hakusho (think DBZ, except not so extreme or corny or focused on power level).

Shakugan no Shana (action/comedy).

Zatch Bell (action/comedy) Only problem with this one is the anime finishes early with an alternate ending. You want to switch to the manga at around episode 100 or so...

Last Exile. I really liked this one, although it moves slowly at times.

 
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