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Postby Merridian » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:23 am

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Xard wrote:Greatest works of art in this genre is in my opinion the divine Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou manga
I remember us talking about that, but I forgot; is there actually a translated version of it available in the West? I think I remember you pointing to there being a version online but you know how I am about buying stuff like that when I can.
Not in any form you pay for. You can find scanlations online easily enough, though.
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Xard wrote:Real "slice of life" shows never have central narrative.
I don't know if I really agree with this, because life has its own natural narratives anyway and any slice of life drama will almost always have characters dealing with some central conflict. I think what separates slice-of-life though is that the conflicts/situations are dealt with extremely naturally without any of the typical enhancements used to make things more dramatic in fiction.
:shrug: sort of, but not really. The kind of tr00 "slice of life" being referred to here deemphasizes overarching structures and patterns to the point that they're largely unnecessary. Each chapter/episode/what-have-you is focused on one event that exists in its own little relative vacuum, and is only tied into the context of the broader work by the setting, characters, (usually) atmosphere, and maybe in passing references before or after. Most of the time there's very little conflict--if ANY--even involved.

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Postby tomrule123 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:26 am

Naruto
Naruto Shippuden
Cowboy Bebop
Dragon Ball Z
Akira
The Haiyo Miyasaki Films
when I was young: Pokemon (now, it's crap)
Elfen Lied
Samurai 7

And more coming soon (including One Piece, Bleach, Ghost in the shell, Full Metal Alchemist, Dragon Ball and more of the Haiyo Miyasaki Films)

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Postby Eva Yojimbo » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:17 pm

ran1 wrote:It's just so hard not to compare Japanese Anime to Hungarian cinema.
True dat. They're practically two sides of the same coin, really... when you think about it... for a really long time... on LSD.

Merridian wrote:Not in any form you pay for. You can find scanlations online easily enough, though.
Which is the best translation?

Merridian wrote:The kind of tr00 "slice of life" being referred to here deemphasizes overarching structures and patterns to the point that they're largely unnecessary.
Give me some examples so we can get an idea of what we're both thinking of when we refer to as "slice of life". Because, for instance, if I look on Wikipedia they list Forrest Gump as a "slice of life" film and I just can't buy that.
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Postby Merridian » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:10 pm

Jimbo wrote: Give me some examples so we can get an idea of what we're both thinking of when we refer to as "slice of life". Because, for instance, if I look on Wikipedia they list Forrest Gump as a "slice of life" film and I just can't buy that.
That’s one of the problems with a genre so all-encompassing (not unlike post-rock in music)—best example I could probably give would be the Aria series which I haven’t seen all of myself, or the YKK manga Xard & others have mentioned previously. It’s atmospheric, patient, steady, etc with little-to-no emphasis on recognizable plot formed around conflict so much as formed around personal interactions or experiences. I’m not currently aware of any cinematic takes on this outside anime.

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Postby ran1 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:13 pm

Merridian wrote:I’m not currently aware of any cinematic takes on this outside anime.


Andy Warhol tried, but they got caught up in his pretentiousness.
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Postby Eva Yojimbo » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:44 pm

Merridian wrote:That’s one of the problems with a genre so all-encompassing (not unlike post-rock in music)—best example I could probably give...
Yeah, it probably doesn't help that we're drawing our definitions from different sources. I think of Ozu and especially something like, say, Hou's Cafe Lumiere as being pretty darn slice of life.
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Postby Xard » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:03 am

Whatever it's worth I don't know single film I'd consider real "slice of life"

ran1 wrote:
Merridian wrote:I’m not currently aware of any cinematic takes on this outside anime.


Andy Warhol tried, but they got caught up in his pretentiousness.


oh c'mon, you know Taylor Mead's Ass is greatest film ever shot!

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Postby Halicat » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:25 am

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
Akira
Perfect Blue
Cat returns [Or anything produced by Ghibli really, director doesn't matter.]
Tengen Toppa Gurren Laggan
Kinnikuman Nisei
Beyond from the Animatrix
Dragonball Z [Up until Freiza saga only.]

There's probably other's I've forgotten but these are the main ones I could never get sick of seeing

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Postby galacticgalaxy » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:04 pm

Gundam (especialy Zeta & Turn A), RahXephon, Macross, Wolf's Rain, Kino's Journey, Natsume Yuujincho, Mushishi, Serial Experiments Lain, Last Exile are some of my top favourite shows.. but my list could go on and on!

And like most people, I adore Ghibli films aswell- especialy Spirited Away & Totoro!

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Postby AVman9 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:50 am

Cowboy Bebop
Elfen Lied
Trigun
Ghost In the Shell (Movies and both seasons of SAC)
Full Metal Panic (Fumoffu and TSR. The first season was kinda meh.)
Akira
DBZ (for nostalgia)
Tenchi Muyo (all but Tokyo, also for nostalgia)
Vampire Hunter D
FLCL (its so weird i can't hate it)
Cromartie High School

I'm sure there will be more in the future.
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Postby Twin Drive Sigma Aquarion » Tue May 04, 2010 1:00 pm

Time for me to update my list, this one I'm also adding the 8/10s and 7/10s. :bigguns:

10/10s:
Aquarion
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny/SEED Destiny Plus
Gravion Zwei
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Neon Genesis Evangelion/End of Evangelion
Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
The Vision of Escaflowne
Zoids: Guardian Force
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Steel God Jeeg
Godannar!!
Mobile Suit Gundam 00
New Getter Robo
After War Gundam X
Betterman
Super Electromagnetic Robot Combattler V
Getter Robo G
Gravion
Getter Robo Armageddon
Diebuster
Escaflowne: The Movie
Death and Rebirth of Evangelion
RahXephon
Rebuild of Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone
Zoids: Chaotic Century
Gun X Sword
Neo Ranga
New Mobile Report Gundam Wing/New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
UFO Robo Grendizer
Big O
GaoGaiGar FINAL
Akira
Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
Code Geass: Lelouch of The Rebellion R2
Gunbuster
Mobile Fighter G Gundam
The King of Braves: GaoGaiGar
Getter Robo
Elfen Lied

9/10s:
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Fafner in The Azure
Zoids: Fuzors
Overman King Gainer
Mobile Suit Gundam
Super Electromagnetic Machine Voltes V
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid
Strait Jacket
Guyver Bioboosted Armor
Mobile Suit Gundam: 08th MS Team
Invincible Super Man Zambot 3
Detonator Orgun
Blue Gender
Full Metal Panic!
Mobile Suit Gundam Double Zeta
Zoids: New Century Zero
Turn A Gundam
Code Geass: Lelouch of The Rebellion
Mobile Suit Gundam F91
Project Hades: Zeorymer
Iria: Zeiram The Animation
Guyver: Biobooster Armor
Grendizer, Getter Robo G, Great Mazinger: Decisive Battle! The Monster of The Ocean
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu
Mazinkaiser vs. The Great General of Darkness

8/10s:
Blue Seed
Super Dimension Fortress Macross 2: Lovers Again
Zoids: Genesis
Mazinkaiser
Macross Plus
Shin Getter Robo vs. Neo Getter Robo
Gundam Evolve
Appleseed: Ex Machina
Super Dimensional Fortress Macross
MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079
Mega Zone 23 Part 1
Super Dimensional Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?
Mobile Suit Gundam Char's Counterattack
Amon: Apocalypse of Devilman
MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War
Blue Seed Beyond
Appleseed 2004
Appleseed 1988
Ninja Scroll
Mazinger Z vs. The Great General of Darkness
Blue Submarine No. 6
Blue Gender: The Warrior
Great Mazinger vs. Getter Robo G: The Great Clash in The Sky

7/10s:
RahXephon: Pluralitas Concentio
Gundam 0080: War in The Pocket
Great Mazinger vs. Getter Robo
My-Otome Zwei
Devilman: The Death Bird
Street Fighter Alpha
My-Otome
FLCL
Mazinger Z vs. Devilman
Full Metal Alchemist/Full Metal Alchemist: Conquer Shambala
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny: Stargazer
UFO Robo Grendizer vs. Great Mazinger

So am I going to be considered Eva-Geeks's '/m/ otaku that isn't from /m/' or 'the abnormal with the bizarre tastes from beyond the fandom' or what? ^_^
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Postby toe mash » Tue May 04, 2010 1:46 pm

I'm surprised at all the love for Elfen Lied people are showing. I can't stop myself from raging for a sec each time. :(

Anyway I've only seen a couple dozen shows but I guess my favorites would be (in no particular order, except FLCL being #1)

FLCL
Berserk
Haruhi (S2 doesn't exist!)
Azumanga Daioh
Genshiken (S1)
Gunslinger girl (cant bring myself to watching S2, though)

Cowboy Bebop was also really good, but I didn't like it as much as most people.
Haibane Renmei was great, but I cant help and feel that half of the series went over my head and it could have been a lot better. Might need another viewing.

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Postby Bloopy » Tue May 04, 2010 8:09 pm

Cat Soup and Nekojiru Gekijou. I <3 pretentious Chinese cartoons. :333
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Postby Mariruri » Mon May 10, 2010 10:44 pm

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Fooly Cooly, Elfen Lied, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, Serial Experiments Lain, and a few others I haven't finished.

I had a goal to watch every single Gainax anime so I think He is My Master is next. Then Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. And so on and so fourth.

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Postby the_seventh_child » Tue May 11, 2010 10:23 am

Lately, the only anime that i have encountered and left a huge impact on me, was Code Geass. Man, some epic shit there. Idk, prolly the epic trolling that took place as well, left an amusing-to-remember mark too. Sunrise sure knows how to hit the trolling strings and have fans running wild about it.
Oh. And of course. Shame on me, Lagann. Gar at its best along with other meaningful stuff too.
Not too many other to list to be honest, in the last couple years, Spice and Wolf was alright, meh, Gundam 00 was ok, till season 2 started and rainbow innovators started running around, DTB was cool first season, but got the Gundam 00 sundrome too in the second one etc. etc.
Pretty much only Geass and Lagann reached my top-5 fav anime list from the latest series ive watched.
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Postby bananafaerie » Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:12 am

Code Geass
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Fullmetal Alchemist
One Piece
D. Gray-man
Reborn!
And NGE of course.

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Postby Velefor » Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:12 pm

My least of the series that I consider to be work of art among the junk and trash that most anime really is.

GitS (all movies and two seasons of SAC)
Ergo Proxy
Serial Experiments Lain
FMA:Brotherhood
Welcome to the NHK
Planetes (that is actually a title, not my spelling mistake)
5 Centimeters Per Second

I found a lot of other titles interesting and entertaining, but the upper 7 will always have a special place in my heart.
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Postby Zaque » Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:50 pm

Everything is subject to change.

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Postby NeverKnowsBest » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:02 am

FLCL
BECK:Mongolian Chop Squad
Cross Game
Toradora
Clannad
Kanon
Durarara!!
FMA:B
Eureka Seven
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Postby Amras Felagund » Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:24 pm

(Not in the order I discovered them in)

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
King of Braves GaoGaiGar
Grenadier - The Smiling Senshi Boob reload FTW
Ground Defence Force! Mao-chan
Soul Eater
Fate/stay night People die when they are killed
Black Lagoon
Hetalia Axis Powers
Rosario + Vampire
Macross Frontier
The Animatrix

Anime I intend to check out:

Akira is this really an anime, or a movie
FLCL
Durarara!!
(maybe) Serial Experiments Lain

And... that's about it.
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