Looking for Japanese animation recommendations (live-action okay too)

Discussion in 'Anime Realm' started by Professor_Chris, Dec 9, 2007.

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  1. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris Active Member

    I'll be flying home next week for the holidays, so I want something to watch on the plane ride. I'm pretty much caught up on everything that I normally watch, so I'm looking for a new series or two.

    These are the sorts of times that lead me to watch things that I had previously passed up like Suzumiya Haruhi, Keroro Gunsou, Code Geass, and Kekkaishi, so I'm expecting great things from this thread. Do not disappoint me!

    Also, I'd prefer if it hadn't been licensed yet or, at the very least, not released in English yet.
     
  2. Articjedi

    Articjedi Active Member

    Wait, you passed up Haruhi?
     
  3. ShadowTogetic

    ShadowTogetic New Member

    Wait, you passed up Haruhi?
     
  4. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris Active Member

  5. Kabigon_Jr

    Kabigon_Jr New Member

    mushiuta
    i dont think it is on your level but its quick and has some good points
     
  6. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris Active Member

    I've already finished Mushiuta. :p It was alright.
     
  7. bullados

    bullados <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showthread.php?

    Watch Haruhi in air release order. It's a mind trip, but it's amazing.

    I like Code Geass b/c the main character isn't an idiot. It can get a little bit full of itself at times, but it does give a fairly good version of the whole Revolution theme.

    Kekkaishi is just plain, stupid fun. It's not new, innovative, or even original most of the time. But it takes what's been done well before and puts a slightly different twist on it. I hate the stupid protagonist, but that's a different story for a different day.

    Nodame Cantabile is basically Yakitate Japan for music. Interesting, and very funny, but does have some awkward moments.
     
  8. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris Active Member

    I did watch Haruhi in broadcast order. xD The series was only about half done airing when I started it. I'll take Nodame Cantabile as a suggestion since I watched Code Geass already (in only a day, no less) and am caught up on all released Kekkaishi.
     
  9. Dek

    Dek New Member

    Incase you haven't seen it yet, Elite Justice just started work on subtitles for Zyuranger...

    Dangit, now I want to watch it
     
  10. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris Active Member

    TV Nihon has had the first three episodes of Zyuranger dubbed for quite some time and I believe I watched them a while back. Unfortunately, Elite Justice is only up to episode two. =(
     
  11. Dek

    Dek New Member

    and EJ's dub is a little strange....

    Like when the kid shouts for his "mummy"

    Or how the translation of the song is "juurenjaa" as opposed to "zyuranger" (the renjaa part I can understand. It's just the prefix, for lack of a better term, that I don't understand).
     
  12. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris Active Member

    Juurenjaa is actually correct. It depends on the way you romanize it. They probably chose that way to stay consistant with their karaoke.

    I believe I've downloaded some of their subs before (Boukenger movie or special I think). They're okay. They're probably not American, which is why some of their word choices seem odd.
     
  13. Marril

    Marril New Member

    Shoujo Kakumei Utena.

    If you've already seen it, then watch it again.
     
  14. Tenshi_Lombre

    Tenshi_Lombre New Member

    what about
    Hidmamari Sketch (probably already saw this :p)
    Moyashimon (i only saw a few clips but i liked the idea of it) :p
    Doujin Work (finish watching it in like 2 hours XD)
     
  15. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris Active Member

    Already watched Doujin Work and Hidamari Sketch. I'm in the process of aquiring Nodame Cantabile and Shoujo Kakumei Utena. I'll watch a few episodes of each before I leave. If I like Nodame Cantabile, I'll download the Live Action adaption.

    I'll check out Moyashimon. I saw it on anidb, but it looked really weird. Has anyone actually been watching it? xD If so, how was it?
     
  16. plebeianprint

    plebeianprint New Member

    Monster is a huge series, 70 some episodes long, and it's a very good mystery.
     
  17. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris Active Member

    Well, I'm back in Washington again. I'd like to thank everyone who made suggestions.

    I loved Nodame Cantabile and the Live Action version was pretty decent. In retrospect, it probably wasn't the best of ideas to watch a series about a boy who can't fly because he was in a plane wreck--while on a plane.

    Kakumei Shojou Utena was very good. I really enjoyed it. The Kashira Shadow Girls were definately one of the best parts of the series. The music was really good too. I haven't watched the movie yet. Is it as good as the series?

    I'm not even half way through Monster yet, but it is also a great series so far. If Johan isn't like the anti-Christ or something, I think I'll be disappointed.
     

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