Opinions on these anime?

Discussion in 'Anime Realm' started by Dunjohn, Jan 30, 2004.

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  1. Dunjohn

    Dunjohn New Member

    I reckon it's about time I got a new anime, and there are a few recent comers in the local shops. I'm not sure which one to get, so can anyone offer any opinions?

    Vampire Hunter D: I think it's fairly famous, but is it actually any good? Anything extreme I should know about? I don't mind gore and violence, but there's a point where gratuitous becomes idiotic and that just annoys me.

    Detonator Orgun: This one's rated 18s, but I can't tell from reading the back wether it contravenes Pokegym board rules. I apologise if it does, but I think it's just the action. Semi-realistic mech action is something I like. Patlabor good. Gundam daft. Macross borderline.

    Virus: Three discs but priced the same as the others. It says it contains an entire series and seems to be about police mechs.

    R.O.D.: Looks like it could be a semi-futuristic supernatural detective thing, and the style looks good.

    Cheers for any and all opinions!
  2. Bigpoppabeatdown

    Bigpoppabeatdown New Member


    that's my favorite
  3. Dunjohn

    Dunjohn New Member

    Unfortunately, Trigun's not an option, as nowhere local has it. I'd have considered it, though. It has about the same reputation for class as Cowboy Bebop (not saying they're similar, just equally classy). And Bebop was great.
  4. Vulpix

    Vulpix New Member

    Well, in my opinion, you should get VHD. It's a really great anime. Which one is it?(there are two if you didn't know) There's the original and then there's the remake(im not sure if it's a remake or not) I prefer the "remake" not because its more up to date but it's storyline mostly. Out of all of those i say VHD, but it's just an opinion.
  5. Dunjohn

    Dunjohn New Member

    :eek: Well, I've already made my purchase, and it was indeed VHD, and I have to say, I didn't like it. I thought it was just a bad movie overall. I brought it back the next day and told them I'd gotten my brother's orders mixed up, and they let me exchange it for Detonator Orgun. I'm mainly pleased with that, it doesn't make my top five but it's pretty good.

    What didn't I like about VHD? Just... overall. I don't know if it was a remake or not, I believe this was made in the early eighties. The voice acting was terrible. The ending was tired and lame, and the five minutes of nonsense that followed it was idiotic. The plot as a whole wasn't particularly inspired or surprising; you could tell what was going to happen after every turn, and that can't be blamed on age. The characters were clich├ęd. In a bizarre lapse, one of them was white at first, then was black, then reverted to white again later on. Nudity was thankfully brief, but still stank of fan service and had nothing to do with events.

    On the plus side, I did get the impression that the animators were hampered by budget rather than being simply unskilled; there was a lot of visual stuff that was trying hard. The opening night-scene was impressive (but did result in things going downhill rapidly afterwards). And, I believe I saw a cameo from Fist of the North Star in there.

    Detonator Orgun's main problems are an occasional lack of logic, a tendency to be drawn-out in places, and uninvolving mech fights (robots dash, explosion, robots dash, explosion, etc, etc, etc, no proper battling going on). And Mitsurugi's voice. Other than that, it's good.
  6. Vulpix

    Vulpix New Member

    Well there were some thing wrong with it,i'll have to admit, but it depends on which one you are talking about. I believe you're talking about the begining one from what you said about the brief nudity and it was made in the later 80's(1988 i believe) and I have made a mistake the newer one isn't a remake but it is another story that happens about 100 or so years later. Tell me the storyline a surely I'll know which one you're talking about. If you haven't seen the newer one trust me it's much better than the first one, and if you are talking about the second one and you don't like it then *shrugs* oh well. It just so happens that BOTH are two of my personal favorites but your opinion is your own, and likewise with mine.
  7. Dunjohn

    Dunjohn New Member

    The one I saw was about a village girl who gets bitten by a vampire and hires D to get him before it's too late. Turns out that the Count has decided that it's time he had another human wife; eternity tends to get boring.

    This is the only VHD movie I've seen on sale, in any part of the country. I probably won't be tempted into trying any others in the line, though; I believe you when you say one's better than the other, but the theme in general didn't really hook me. Thanks for the opinion, though!
  8. GuardianTIM

    GuardianTIM New Member

    First of all, I've not seen any of those, so I obviously can't recommend any there, but here's a few others I think you might like.

    As I don't know your age, I won't recommend Chobits (Primarily because the main character wants to look at "porno sites" :p ) or Excel Saga (for other reasons - it's just pure insanity), but Stellvia of the Universe is really good, Love Hina is brilliant, and have you seen Wolf Rain? That one's great as well.
  9. Tahna

    Tahna New Member

    You must've gotten VHD:Bloodlust, as it was called in Europe.

    I don't know much about the other ones, but I'd recommend Read or Die, because it is a great OVA.
    It's basically a James Bond spoof, but a very good one at that.
    As for Wolf's Rain, watch it, as soon as it gets aired, it's just a brilliant series.
    Like said, we don't know your age, but if you're in your teens, you might try Neon Genesis Evangelion, considered by many to be the greatest series of all time.
  10. Dunjohn

    Dunjohn New Member

    Funny you should mention those, my younger brother's a big fan of both Chobits and Love Hina, in Manga form. He keeps trying to convince me to read them, and is constantly pressurising the shop guy to get some videoes in. I'm in my early twenties, by the way. Love Hina is alright, funny in places but more his style of humour than mine. Chobits seemed a bit basic from the page or twelve I read.

    He's also a huge fan of NGE and has seen it all, but I purposefully avoid watching them just to annoy him :D I'll probably give in eventually, though. I've lasted two years so far. I did, however, hide the existence of my Akira tape from him for over three years...

    ...don't ask.

    Thanks for the input!

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