/a/, this is a request made often, though never sincerely enough. Point me in the direction of some GOOD anime. I liked Planetes, Baccano!, Bartender. Ergo Proxy was good but lacked a pay off, a climax/resolution. Nausicaä, Howl's, Mononoke were good. Liked Dead Leaves. I'm open to new things. But fuck the fuck off, if you're going to push Garran Lagann, Lucky Star, or Mother Fucking Death Fucking Shitting Note. Fuck Death Note. Fuck it to death.
inb4 Naruto, Bleach, etc.
Boku no Pico.
Serei no Moribito
I'd fuck Mikami to death, if you know what I mean.
>Planetes, Baccano!, Bartender
Mushishi, Akagi, Kaiji and depending on taste Moyashimon and Koi Kaze
don't knock the best anime of 2007 until you've watched it
I've watched it and I can say you're stupid and a troll.
Gurren Laggan, Lucky Star, Death Note, Naruto and Bleach are all really good anime.
this is why people hate GLfags.
nothing is "the best" of anything, people have personal tastes.
What's the matter? too DEEP for you?
Their tastes are bad and they should feel bad.
Are you serious?
Kaiji, Neon Genesis, Cowboy Bebop and Elfen Lied
Serial Experiments Lain if you like Mind-Fuck
Noein. You should watch Noein.
God, I hate that bitch.
Gurren-Lagann is a good show. You can not enjoy a good show.
also Dennou Coil
TRUTHFUL 2007 top 5:
Mononoke > Gurren-Lagann > Dennou Coil > Towards the Terra > Moribito
Denno Coil is a pretty original and different animu. You might hate the ending though.
It started pretty original. Second half was generic.
lulz, the only one I really liked out of those was Mononoke.
GL and Dennou Coil were alright.
You just can't go wrong with Mushishi, Monster, Gankutsuou, Cowboy Bebop.
Also, watch absolutely everything else by Miyazaki. What you'll like is hit or miss, but they're all damed good in their own way.
And I always recommend Hellsing, OVA anyway. Sure, it's not very serious, but it's definitely not kids stuff either.
Maybe Akagi and Kaiji, but I've yet to watch them myself (slowpoke.jpg here.)
There's also Berserk too. And the author of the Planetes manga also wrote Vinland Saga, which is what /a/ has been creaming their pants about lately.
The sci-fi shounen genre has never had it this good. Okay, not never since Giant Robo exists, but this anime managed to claw its way out of the pile of junk that sometimes stinks up the shounen genre to provide something really refreshing. Tengen Toppa is loud, it's brash, it's explosive just like all the others, and yet it also delivers in depth characterization and moving subplots. It's Gundam on speed, GaoGaiGar with brains, Getter Robo with sentiments, and has a liberal dose of Toward the Terra's epic feel. In essence, it looks asinine on the surface, but actually spins a mature and compelling story without losing that heart-stopping sense of adventure.
The first half is not just a great series of episodes but a remarkable laying down of groundwork. At first, what seemed to be merely fun concepts, such as mecha combining, primitive societies living in caves, and battles occurring with giant drill-shaped arms, actually took on meaning in the latter half that lifted the show to epic proportions. The focus shifted from providing a series of power-ups and simple good-versus-evil battles to a fairly complex weaving of political and philosophical ‘grey areas', human empowerment, and romance.
Berserk and Vinland are manga only, for the record.
OP here, just read the synopsis for Gankutsou, fucking cool. Also,
just as planned...
Berserk anime isn't bad at all, just ends at a bad time.
Tengen Toppa would not be half the anime it is without Kamina, the thread that holds the entire fabric together. True, Simon is in fact the central protagonist, but the star quality Kamina brings to the plot is unrivalled. He is cocky, charming, invigorating, tragic, and fearless, a hero whose personality overshadows everything. In terms of charisma, he is probably outdone only by Goro Honda from Major.
Simon, on the other hand, did not show his mettle until quite late into the series. Much of the beginning and middle episodes were used to peel off the layers of his innocence one by one until what was left was the determined and, disappointingly, semi-charismatic core. He rode a powerful mecha and made some great speeches, but in the end I found him less exciting to watch than some of the others.
Those others would include Yoko the sassy sharpshooter, who unfortunately became the sole victim of the series' ecchi leanings, Rossiu, a former priest's apprentice whose development was one of the most complex, Nia, a charming abandoned princess looking for her identity, and Viral the beastman, who turned out to be far more than just an amusing recurring antagonist. Actually, the high number of characters that were developed is commendable considering the show was only twenty-seven episodes; getting attached to several of them was easy.
I haven't enjoyed a world concept like this since Jyu Oh Sei; the effort put into developing both a believable and yet wholly refreshing universe is admirable. My eyes feasted on the quirky colour palette and animal species, the unique outfits and the bold mecha designs. In a more technical sense, the animation allowed for smooth enough movement, but, more importantly, hilarious facial expressions and enough juvenile inventiveness (did I mention the giant arm-drills?) to appeal to the child in me. Moreover, the distinct ‘comic book' use of light and shadow and extreme camera angles made for an excellent dramatic tone during many of the climactic scenes. Watch out for an episode early on which is actually directed and animated by the same studio that brought us Beck - the animation style was just unsuitable and called for an uncomfortable adjustment on my part.
Why do people hate GL again?
GL IS GREAT FOR A SHONEN BUT IT'S NOT THE MOST AWESOME PIECE OF AWESOME EVER AND NOBODY CARES THAT YOU THINK IT IS
It was riddled with QUALITY, but the spirit is still there.
With a gung-ho mix of action, comedy, Super Robot action, eloquent philosophy, zany animation, and witty characterization, Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann is a treat for anybody looking for something accessible, extremely entertaining, and engaging.
Hey, it used to say "deep" you fucking fuck.
AND NOBODY CARES THAT YOU THINK IT ISN'T
It makes people RAGE way too much.
Yamato, you idiot...
I edited it to avoid shitstorms.
I'm sick of this shit being posted in very goddamn thread whenever anyone so much as hints at GL. Fuck off with your faggotry, it was a regular super robot anime no better or no worse than the millions of other super robot animes that have come before.
THIS IS NOT A GL THREAD
THAT IS WHY YOU SHOULDN'T BE POSTING YOUR SHITTY REVIEWS HERE WHEN NOBODY IS GOING TO READ THEM
ENJOY UR TROLLIN
UTENA'S DIRECTOR DISAGREED.
I'll go on record and declare Gurren-Lagann as anything but mindless, completely incomparable to GaoGaiGar or the like. The show is that of a strong opinion, one carried by an unflinching speech. The delivery of a multi-layered meaningful assertion is the ultimate objective, a carefully calculated achievement towards an "altered state of mind".
The narrative strips a media swallowed down by purposeless plot convulsion from unnecessary fluff and successfully intertwines in a concrete shape of unyielding palpability what is commonly recognized as separate: argument, theme and symbolism take a single. From the depths of nostalgia the forgotten but powerful voice of honest beliefs surfaces within a technique of representation built over naked, yet fundamental, ideas. In more than one way this essential notion behind the storytelling is deliberately old-fashioned yet actively forward-looking.
Stagnation, mindless progress and the very nature of human "evolution"; with a manifest yet subtle use of imagery such an abstraction becomes core for the script. They're amazingly broad, basically limitless, yet due to their handling tangible enough to be substantial. Textually knitted into the actual writing without even resorting to term dropping; eloquently described through a seamless combination of visuals, dialogs and raw feelings.
You're doing yourself a disservice if you haven't seen TTGL.
Oh Jesus Christ.
It wasn't better than Eureka 7, that's for sure.
WOW THAT'S SO DEEP I MIGHT RECONSIDER WATCHING GL NOW BECAUSE YOU SAID IT'S A MASTERPIECE AND I WAS WRONG AND YOU ARE RIGHT THANK GOD YOU CAME ALONG
Brad Bird said it's goes "beyond over-the-top robot cartoons" and mixes elements from kabuki and epic poetry to create an extremely compelling experience. Brad Bird >>>>>>>> Anonymous on an Image Board.
ANOTHER THREAD RUINED BY GURREN LAGANN FAGGOTRY.
TTGL IS THE WORST THING TO HAPPEN TO /a/ SINCE HARUHI.
Utena's director said it is, don't bother him.
God, this has gone to shit. If OP is still here, go watch Noein and leave this thread alone.
GL is for deviants and nitwits
Haruhi isn't bad.
I disagree, it's the more important robot show of the decade.
Rozen Maiden. You need moar Rozen Maiden.
Brad Bird can blow me. I watched GL and enjoyed it, but everyone saying it's some kind of fucking philosophical masterpiece is a deluded faggot that justs wants to somehow justify watching an anime about screaming and nice characters by pretending it's something more.
But Nakajima, the scriptwriter, said GL is something more!
But the ridiculous flood of shite that came in it's wake was.
GL is not the best thing since sliced bread, jesus christ. I don't know whether you are reverse trolls or not.
Nakajima the scriptwriter can blow me, too.
OP, leave and come back in like 5 hours when /a/ doesn't suck
>It is not enough for me that the story simply be interesting or entertaining. That is where the battle between thematic integrity and entertainment value takes place.
Kazuki Nakashima, lead writer of Gurren-Lagann
The GL fags will still be around though. You can never escape this bullshit.
OP still here, don't worry, this hasn't surprised me.
YOU MEAN... WHEN CIRNO IS NOT ASLEEP?!
Night-time /a/ is Cirno's Kingdom.
OP, you did get some good suggestions in here if you ignore the GLfaggotry.
Shut up, Gurren Lagann is too profound for you charlatans to even begin to comprehend. It has rightfully earned its place in the pantheon of legendary anime.
If they're trolls they're sure working. It's almost enough to make me hate the show. I don't even bother trying to discuss it anymore because THIS always happens.
Stop posting as Anonymous, Cirno.
Anti GLfags are worse than GLfags.
They're both as bad as each other.
Settle down children.
NO ONE CAN DISLIKE GL.
IT IS THE BEST ANIME EVER, FUCK YES.
I like how GL only gets hate in daytime /a/, when the kiddies are awake.
All we do is complain and sage. They have to write up tl;dr reviews and spam threads that have nothing to do with GL with them.
I could do that too. Oh trust me I could.
Yeah I know. Just As Planned, amirite?
Death Note hijack
Mention GL in the OP = GL thread.
GL DEEPfags and anti GL fags are just as bad
also, OP, quit being an elitist faggot. If you liked Dead Leaves, you can't possibly hate GL.
DEEP people hate GL because it's not as DEEP as their favorite shows(even though the script-writer said it was) but still gets a fuckton more attention. Just like high school.
Yeah, only mature nighttime adult /a/ can appreciate the depth and symbolism of GL (the most important robot story of our decade!!!!)
Sure, do so. That will only give the GLfags more ammo. I'm sure Cirno would like to logically de-construct your criticisms.
GL isn't DEEP. Ghost in the Shell isn't DEEP. Texholyze isn't DEEP. NO ANIME IS FUCKING DEEP.
it was just a fun children's cartoon about evolution and robots blowing shit up, screw the pretentious DEEP faggots.
GL was a slightly above average super robot show with good animation but not many original ideas.
It is "the most important mecha anime" because the 00's hardly had any mecha series. It is a niche genre now.
I loved Dead Leaves. I loved FLCL. I hate GL.
Because I have taste.
But it is a cartoon with plenty of substance and witty characterization. No-one has ever claimed it as "deep", NO-ONE.
/a/ is ridiculously easy to troll.
Sure you have taste... BAD TASTE.
/a/ doesn't watch good anime. you should know that by now
So GL is really that important to you? Then it was a truly accomplished show! To get such a strong reaction... what brilliance!
You're /a/ too.
Hellsing Hijack. Because nobody ever sees this coming.
Gentlemen, I like war.
Gentlemen, I like war.
Gentlemen, I love war.
I love holocaust, I love blitzkrieg, I love agressive war, I love defensive war, I love sieges, I love breaking through, I love withdrawing, I love mop-up, I love retreating. In moors, on highways, in trenches, in plains, on tundra, in desert, on sea, in sky, in mud and in marches. I love every aspect of war that takes place on this earth.
I love blowing away the enemy with the thunderous roar of a line of guns going off all at once. When an enemy is shot to pieces after being thrown high into the air, my heart dances. I love it when a Panzerkampfwagen smashes an enemy with its 88mm cannon. When I mowed down the enemy who fled screaming from the burning tank with an MG, my heart leapt. I love it when the infantry plow through the enemy's lines with their bayonets all in line. I remember being moved when seeing new recruits, filled with panic, stabbing an already dead enemy again and again. Seeing an escapee being strung from a lamp post in the street is unendurably exciting.
Seeing a captive be thrown down with a piercing shriek as my own hand falls, was spectacular. When the pitiful resistance came bravely with their small firearms, and we destroyed them and a good chunk of the city with the 4.8 ton bomb, I was at my height. I love it when we are destroyed with the morning dew. It is a sad thing when the town one is supposed to protect is trampled, and the women and children violated and killed. I love being squashed and destroyed by England and America's amount of material resources; being followed by English and American forces and having to crawl around on the ground like a pesky insect is the ultimate disgrace.
Gentlemen, I desire a war that is like Hell. Gentlemen, my companions in the battalion who follow me, what do you desire? Do you desire war as well? Do you desire a war of no mercy? Do you desire a conflict that stretches the limits of iron, wind, lightning, and fire to the limit, one that will kill all the crows on this planet?
Very well, then we shall have krieg!
GL and DN really are good, don't let the horrible fanbases give you a bad impression of them.
Explain what makes GL so much worse than Dead Leaves and FLCL.
Hell, GL was basically the bastard child of Dead Leaves and FLCL. It had Dead Leaves' fucked up action and overly cliche (yet well delivered) story, coupled with FLCL's coming of age and individuality themes. If you honestly loved both Dead Leaves and FLCL, you can't possibly dislike GL for a non-retarded reason like being shonen or having tons of fans (a lot of which are, inevitably, complete retards).
Exactly. Neither of them are yaoi, no matter what the shitty fanart says.
OP here, great suggestions in here, thanks /a/. I knew I could count on you. Now to get stuck into this "Garran Lagann"!! I just hope it can live up to the Nitzchean exploration of DBZ or the Marxist ponderings of Gundam Wing.
There's more trolls sarcastically pointing out GL's lack of DEEP shit than there are actual pretentious GL fags here
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I watched it. It's level of stupidity was alike to Power Rangers. I couldn't stand it.
I really can't explain more than that. FLCL wasn't just good for it's story, I didn't care for that part. It just had an overall interesting, unique feel. Reminded me of back in the day when MTV showed cartoons.
Dead Leaves is a giant pile of action and insane without even attempting a sensible plot or developed characters. Works for me.
Gurren-Lagann is actually the better written anime of 2007, not kidding here. Try paying attention, please.
GL is not deep, it's just substantial. Anyone claiming otherwise can't make a point without resorting to oversimplification.
Is this gay?
Holy shit, GL fans are easily butthurt.
HOW DARE SOMEONE DISLIKE GL BAWWWWWWWWW.
I gave it three episodes. I'm not willing to sacrifice more no matter what you say.
I've read spoilers. It doesn't make a difference. I'm not going to say it's garbage because I understand people have different tastes (UNLIKE YOU) but I am going to say I fucking hated every minute of it.
>I watched it. It's level of stupidity was alike to Power Rangers. I couldn't stand it.
>I really can't explain more than that.
Then you have no right to complain, you can't even make a point here. Don't expect people to respect your opinion either.
Then you have no right to say shit like this:
>I loved Dead Leaves. I loved FLCL. I hate GL.
>Because I have taste.
You're not even explaining why you disliked the first three episodes!
The only way I could explain in detail why I didn't like it is if I watched the whole show, and I'm not willing to do that.
I will give it that I love the characters. They're awesome characters. The story is mediocre. The writing is horrible.
I'm just kidding. I'm already getting my hands on some of the suggestions in here. I just can't fucking staaand Gurran Lagann. But I knew the Death Note belonged to a shinigami anyway.
oh and I G2G, can't spend all day on this. Thanks for helping me waste the half hour or so I had to waste.
Plus, 4chan is being a bitch.
How is the writing mediocre? MAKE A POINT, GIVE EXAMPLES, DON'T MAKE EMPTY STATEMENTS AND CLAIM THEM AS FACT.
Does Gurren Lagann cause this much of a shitstorm over in /m/?
Gurren-Lagann's writing is excellent and the storyline is poetic. HEY, I CAN EXPRESS OPINION AS FACT, TOO!
GL isn't that bad. I like it because of the epic action and interesting plot.
You never even considered personal tastes up until this point. >>10277818 made you sound like an elitist douche.
In fact, it seems like you just hate super robot shows in general, which is why you mentioned "power rangers shit" (as if power rangers created concepts like silly motivational speeches and calling out your attacks). GL's writing is pretty good... for a super robot show. It all depends on whether you like the genre; if you just can't stand certain aspects, you won't be able to enjoy any of GL's themes (which are VERY similar to those of FLCL and Dead Leaves).
GL was pretty good, but in retrospect, hardly memorable. You aren't missing something life-changing by not watching it.
I would say GL's writing is excellent for mecha anime in general.
A lot of people here would argue GL was memorable. PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AS FACT AGAIN?!
Hey guys, I'm here to tell you you don't need lungs to speak.
A man who has lived for over a thousand years and can fight with giant robots hand-to-hand needs lungs to speak now?
No anime has ever been life changing.
No, not even Mind Game. It was an awesome movie with some nice themes but THAT'S IT, you pretentious fucks.
But it's still a mecha anime aimed at children. Some people just can't get past all the stupid over the top shit, which prevents them from enjoying its story. That doesn't make them shallow, retarded or whatever.
lol internet opinions.
NAOTA HAS NO BRAIN!
"Hardly memorable"? Are you fucking shitting me?
Gurren Lagann is the best thing Gainax has done since FLCL. That alone makes it memorable. You're insane.
What studio made it doesn't mean shit. Your fanboy is showing.
Fuck, Manabi straight was more memorable to me.
An objective and fact based list of the top 10 greatest achievements in anime throughout the ages. You know it's true because I have the best taste on /a/, and am widely envied and respected.
Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann
Ashita no Joe
Future Boy Conan
While GL does deserve the hate it gets due to its retarded fanbase the people who troll it act just as retarded and in larger numbers on daytime /a/.
No. They're too busy watching yaoi-bait.
Sasuke no Sarutobi.
An anime about a ninja high school.
Not opinion, general consensus. Gurren Lagann is very memorable.
GL doesn't deserve hate for what stupid Americans say on the internet.
well well, I found it to be very forgettable (and no, I am not one of the people who hated the ending).
The titles listed are excellent in every imaginable way, which is why they are towering achievements in Japanese animation entertainment. Art is but one of the many facets of these gems.
As for Gainax shows, I really liked RE: Cutie Honey but I know a lot of people hate it for completely unfounded and retarded reasons like "the 90s OVA was better because it was my first anime ever" or better yet "IT WAS EVANGELION ALL OVER AGAIN"
And no, the 70s Toei anime wasn't good either. In reality, most "classic" animated adaptations of Go Nagai series are horribly butchered pieces of shit but nobody will ever admit it just to gain weeaboo cred for worshiping ancient stuff.
I've seen TONS of idiotic, weeaboo youtube/deviantart users who love Berserk and JoJo. Better start hating those too, right?
I recommend Death Note. Absolutely amazing anime.
No really, DN is decent.
Just because retards like something doesn't necessarily mean it sucks. Some fans are completely tasteless and love everything, regardless of quality; I've seen people who read both Naruto and Berserk regularly and enjoy them equally.
In fact, most elitist /a/ faggots have no rational reasons for hating things. There was a shitty troll thread a few days ago asking "why does /a/ hate Naruto" and I was the only one who mentioned its awful writing and horrible characters. Everyone else just spewed forth retarded shit like "its fans are stupid so I'm forced to hate it" or "it was decent before it became popular". Hell, if Naruto were an obscure series, most of you neckbeards would be sucking its cock. The fact that Busou Renkin is worshiped here only serves to prove that fact.
I like Naruto