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Postby No. 44 » Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:40 pm

dose Sephiroth count?
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Postby birdyofthemoongoddess » Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:31 pm

No, I remember!! I really loved Bear from .hack//SIGN when I first watched it! :) He was so cool.
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Postby Themaninblack » Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:56 pm

Saya from Blood+

Testuo from Akria.
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Postby Eva Yojimbo » Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:05 am

I haven't posted in this thread because I knew I would forget a ton of favorites, so I'll just post one:

Dilandau from Escaflowne

One of the best, creepiest villains ever. Minami Takayama deserves kudos here for really making him so menacing. What a demented performance... Of course, this makes the revelation behind him all the more disturbing.
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Postby TriLink » Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:46 am

Eva Yojimbo wrote:Dilandau from Escaflowne

Minami Takayama deserves kudos here for really making him so menacing. What a demented performance... Of course, this makes the revelation behind him all the more disturbing.

Villains like Dilandau are a lost art nowadays. We need more apeshit insane people, and less of the generic evil genius kind (see: Naraku). Their waaay more entertaining.

And I should really re-watch Escaflowne one of these days; good show. Kinda reminds me of Inuyahsa (but well written and it actually has an ending).
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Postby Eva Yojimbo » Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:56 am

Well written, acted, directed, paced, edited, etc. It's a superb piece of entertainment that's not devoid of thought and craft.
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Postby BrikHaus » Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:37 pm

TriLink12 wrote:We need more apeshit insane people, and less of the generic evil genius kind (see: Naraku).

I thought Dilandau was awesome, because the actress pulled off the character so well. However, the majority of the time I can't stand these completely insane villains. They seem nothing more than an excuse to have no character development, and allow for horrendously bad overacting.
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Postby Themaninblack » Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:39 pm

@ Trilink


UHHH Tesutso king of batshit crazy people...duh!!!!
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Postby TriLink » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:07 pm

Themaninblack wrote:Tesutso king of batshit crazy people...duh!!!!

Neither Google nor myself recognize this "Tesutso" you speak of.

Therefore, he does not exist.
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Postby Themaninblack » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:10 pm

Sorry Tetsuo Shima
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Postby Soljer13 » Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:35 pm

Alucard from Hellsing

Dahki(Dahji in spanish dub) from Soul Hunter

Luleouch from Code Geass
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Postby Soljer13 » Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:39 pm

TriLink12 wrote:
Themaninblack wrote:Tesutso king of batshit crazy people...duh!!!!

Neither Google nor myself recognize this "Tesutso" you speak of.

Therefore, he does not exist.


I think he means Tetsuo from Akira AKA: MINDFUCK ANIME.
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Postby BrikHaus » Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:48 pm

Akira has the best dialogue in any movie, ever:

Kaneda: Tetsuo!

Tetsuo: Kaneda!
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Postby Eva Yojimbo » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:05 pm

BrikHaus wrote:I thought Dilandau was awesome, because the actress pulled off the character so well. However, the majority of the time I can't stand these completely insane villains. They seem nothing more than an excuse to have no character development, and allow for horrendously bad overacting.
My point exactly. It's very hard to pull off that kind of character. See King Hammy-do from N&T,H&T.
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Postby Alaska Slim » Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:41 am

THE Hal E. Burton 9000 wrote:
Alaska Slim wrote:That's not anime, it's an American show, animated in Korea and set to the english language. The animation techniques have simularities, but overall, I'd say what they've been using in Avatar is of a higher quality, as much of how western animation tends to be anyway. 8)
You elitist you!! :evil:


Nothing 'elitist" about it, truth is Anime is usually generic and simplified, when western animation tends to be more detailed (though there are exceptions, e.g. South Park and Akira).

If Avatar decided to do the same, chances are it wouldn't of taken so long to reach it's third season, with it's episodes still in the 40's, where an anime could be twice as far at the very least.

By the way, I actually prefer Avatar over similar shows like Naruto, as though it has "child show" limitations (SPOILER:"blood bending" but no blood is actually shown), it does try to immerse the powers into the world, unlike in Naruto where the ninja abilities seem out of place in what is otherwise a world much like ours.)

slothen wrote:avatar characters definitely count as anime characters.

Eh, no it doesn't, because it's not anime, the animation style is similar, but the technique is completely different, animation 'flows' far more consistently and isn't concerned with just a select few 'money shots'. 8)
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Postby slothen » Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:36 am

If Avatar decided to do the same, chances are it wouldn't of taken so long to reach it's third season, with it's episodes still in the 40's, where an anime could be twice as far at the very least.


I don't understand what you mean here at all. Some anime take many episodes to develop simple plot developments, other anime move through the story much more quickly.

Eh, no it doesn't, because it's not anime, the animation style is similar, but the technique is completely different, animation 'flows' far more consistently and isn't concerned with just a select few 'money shots'.


again, this leaves me completely bewildered.
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Postby Alaska Slim » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:03 am

slothen wrote:again, this leaves me completely bewildered.


Well here then, you should be able to understand this:

Animé is a designation for Japanese animation, Avatar is AMERICAN animation, see the difference now? 8)
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Postby slothen » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:09 am

you're retarded. Topic, bitches.

I wish I had that picture of Sokka with his arms out with the "Water Tribe!" caption.
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Postby Eva Yojimbo » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:24 am

BrikHaus wrote:Akira has the best dialogue in any movie, ever:

Kaneda: Tetsuo!

Tetsuo: Kaneda!
You just don't get it Brik. There's a lot of subtext and super deep meaning behind those two shouting each other's name constantly. I can't believe you don't see that. :roll:
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Postby Alaska Slim » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:44 am

slothen wrote:you're retarded. Topic, bitches.

I wish I had that picture of Sokka with his arms out with the "Water Tribe!" caption.

Slothen, I don't care what you think of me, that is the truth, Avatar is an AMERICAN show, it was animated in Korea by Korean and American animators, and was originally dubbed in English.

Also, as to 'flowing animation' I refer to how Avatar put more detail in the movement and texture of things in the show, commonly in Anime you'll find only the barest movement, and even that is over simplified, you'll also sometimes view a scene from afar with everyone and everything in it standing still, yet they will still be talking (and we don't even see their mouths move).

This shouldn't be hard for you to understand, if you've seen Akira, then you should know what I'am referring to here. The comparison isn't quite that extreme, but Avatar most definatly has more effort put into making it then your average anime, as Akira did.

One more thing, a "money shot" is the scene with the most detail and commonly the most drama in an anime, the one which you really bear focus upon, the selling moment of a film/episode. 8)
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