Just finished this. I understand if a lot of people hated it/didn't get it/whatever, but I seriously think it's one of my favourite animes I've ever seen.
Does /a/ have any suggestions for someone who has seen this show and loved it?
there is a razor on your bed.
Depends what you liked about it.
is a emo fag.
Go matsurbate to GITS: Innocence, Patlabor 2 or something. fag.
WELL MAYBE I WILL.
Fucking faggots forgot about the flapjacks.
i never quite got lain, twas too deep.
Honestly, I've never really seen anything else quite like Lain, so it's hard to recommend anything. Lain has a peculiar mix of sci-fi and surrealism, but somehow holds itself together without turning into a total mess. GitS does tread in similar waters but achieves a very different effect.
someone say flapjacks?
Awesome, I'll look into those as well.
I'll try clearing up what I'm looking for as well: I want something that's thought provoking and deep. I also really liked the mindfuck aspect of it, but that's not so important.
How can you like a show that you don't understand?
Check out Haibane Renmei, too.
Art style = shit
This is good. But for the love of GOD don't marathon it.
>I want something that's thought provoking and deep.
LOL, deep. Lain might have been that when it was released, but for someone who has seen an anime or two it's rather generic.
Understood it, it just took forever. Like two or three viewings to get it all in there. Plus, didn't I see you post something about liking Eva earlier?
It's just like eva
you critisize it a bit and point out that there wasnt anything special about it and thousands of fanboys will tell you how they fucked your mother and you're too stupid to understand the deep, loving, life-changing message found deep within
I marathoned it. What's wrong with that?
No. I dislike Eva, but I respect the direction skill applied to hide budget problems.
I watched Lain in Spanish a while back, and didn't understand much at all. Not so much because of the language, but because of the concept.
then again, i WAS ten.
Other good stuff:
Ergo Proxy (lol too dark)
>> but for someone who has seen an anime or two it's rather generic.
Uh... what? I'm not a huge fan of Lain or anything and there's a number of criticisms I could level at it but generic would definitely not be one of them.
This, I found the end abit emo, but I enjoyed the show...
I marathoned it too but about a year later I went back and watched it at a much slower pace. It's the kind of thing you can appreciate more if you unwind and watch it slowly. Like Aria.
how about the Girl Who Leapt Through Time? Different theme, but thought provoking at least.
and you dont seem to understaaaaand
much like the matrix, which we look back on similarly, its hard to remember what impact these sorts of tings had when they originaly dropped. 1998 was a full decade ago, and just like how the 90s were vastly different than the 80s, so were the 00s/90s. This is a time when technology and the internet is just starting to take out and people are actually interested in teh lines between the real world and the internet. I find it to be, to this day, a great peice of anime, its certainly showing its age, but dont all things?
>for someone who has seen an anime or two it's rather generic
I recommend these, all for different reasons:
Oh man, my list keeps growing. Some of these must be fairly obscure, I'm having rouble finding torrents for these >.>
Only Interlude and Pale Cocoon might be a little obscure. Everything else listed in the thread so far is pretty well-known among anime watchers. You have to use multiple search sites to get torrents - btmon.com, mininova.org, isohunt.com - and if you can, boxtorrents.com. Also, don't use >.>