The Anime/Manga Thread

simplechild
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May 8th, 2010, 11:21 pm #1

This topic is to discuss, announce, review, and recommend anime/manga related things.
[+] Anime/Manga recommendations from Draco's topic
Draco:
Rave Master
Fruits Basket
Flame of Recca
Busou Renkin
The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi
Lucky Star
Ouran High School Host Club
Scrapped Princess
Allison and Lillia
Victorian Romance Emma

Phoenix:
Pani Poni Dash

Reid:
Zero no Tsukaima
Claymore
Full Metal Panic Fumoffu
Excel Saga
Koni Chan
Tenjou Tenge
History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi
D.N. Angel
Tales of the Abyss
School Rumble
Tokyo Majin
Gintama

Kakio:
Soul Eater

Shadow:
FLCL
Gurren Lagann
Excel Saga
Samurai Champloo
CardCaptor Sakura
Kino's Journey
Eden of the East

Effex:
Seto no Hanayome

Kiki:
Yotsuba&!
Maison Ikkoku

simple:
Rurouni Kenshin
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Moyashimon
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Summer Wars
Code Geass
Baccano!
K-On!
Toradora!
20th Century Boys
Monster
Pluto
5 Centimeters Per Second
Voices of a Distant Star
Uzumaki
ef~ A Tale of Memories
Xam'd: Lost Memories
Eureka Seven
Clannad
Kanon
Air
Bokurano
Bakemonogatari
Darker Than Black
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
Great Teacher Onizuka
Saikano
Diebuster
Akumetsu
Paprika
Pale Cocoon
Devil May Cry
True Tears
Canaan

Kuroi:
Black Cat

Squee:
Fate/Stay Night
Shaman King

Bliss:
Elfen Lied

Schmittles:
.hack//Sign
Nadesico
Last Exile

depressant+:
Serial Experiments Lain
Kaleidostar
Dazzle

Ryu:
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Midori no Hibi

HJ:
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
Shakugan no Shana
Otogi Jushi Akazukin

Mia:
Meru Puri
Wanted
Peach Girl

Vagabond:
Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan

Grim:
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

Minaku:
D. Gray-man

MancerNecro:
Skip Beat
Pandora Hearts

Jenna:
Ayashi no Ceres

Remanoir:
The Scarlet Chair
Princess Tutu

Role:
Asuka Hybrid
Shoujo Shounen
Mei no Naisho
Oto x Maho.
[+] Previous Polls
What do you look for most in an anime/manga?
Endearing and Unforgettable Characters: 13 (25.5%)
Immersive and Interesting Story: 31 (60.8%)
Imaginative and Artistic Settings: 4 (7.8%)
Impressive and Flowing Animation/Art: 3 (5.9%)
An Acceptable Fanbase Surrounding It: 0 (0%)

At what point are you willing to drop an anime?
I have to be hooked by the first episode: 0 (0%)
I see if it gets better by the second or third episode: 10 (62.5%)
I will probably get halfway done before I realize that I don't like it: 5 (31.3%)
If I start one, I have to finish it: 1 (6.3%)

What is your opinion on Shounen?
It's high-quality stuff that everyone should at least be exposed to: 0 (0%)
It can be good if done right, but it has its faults: 14 (82.4%)
I appreciate the apparent merits, but nothing more: 1 (5.9%)
I can't bring myself to like anything about it: 1 (5.9%)
I will choke a bitch if someone squees about Sasuke one more time: 1 (5.9%)

What would you do if you see an ecchi scene in an anime?
Ragequit: 1 (5%)
Skip until it's over: 4 (20%)
Watch in its entirety: 13 (65%)
Hit the pause button: 1 (5%)
Copy a screenshot into Photoshop: 1 (5%)

Uguu~
NO.:7 (25%)
OKAY.: 3 (10.7%)
HELL YES.: 6 (21.4%)
brb taking you home with me: 12 (42.9%)

When watching an anime, you would rather...
Stream it online: 12 (52.2%)
Download it onto your computer: 9 (39.1%)
Buy the disk: 2 (8.7%)

You tend to judge anime by its...
Animation studio: 2 (8%)
Staff: 1 (4%)
Premise/genre: 19 (76%)
Previews/first episode: 3 (12%)
So, to start off, I'm currently watching Durarara and Angel Beats. I like where both are going so far.
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May 8th, 2010, 11:24 pm #2

Where is Spice and Wolf I don't see Spice and Wolf why is there no Spice and Wolf.

:luna:
Clan Wars: ~Gravity: S ~Umbra: S ~Necromancy: C ~Nullify: S ~Death: AA- ~Final Rank: AAA-
[+] Shenanigans
Kraden: ...god you turn me on.
Mysterious Waffle Waif: Sorry Sclater but my heart belongs to Moose. You just don't have his subtlety.
Kraden: And exactly what did you give moose while claiming it was your heart?
Mysterious Waffle Waif: Well it was someone else's heart, naturally.
Kraden: Oh okay, then, threesome Necare?
Mysterious Waffle Waif: I'm not bringing the condoms.
Kraden: We'll use Kris as the condom, he's flexible enough for it.

Artemis: Watch your step, boy.
Artemis: HORRIBLE THINGS LURK IN THE SHADOWS
Necare: I know.
Necare: I'm one of them.

Jackal: If you can't complain you're not trying hard enough.

PK: Oh man I still remember that Arty proposed to Els while we were playing the final level of borderlands
Necare: Wait, seriously?
Valcos: thats romantic
Necare: I haven't heard this and something tells me I have to.
PK: Yes
PK: I was like
PK: "I know you're all happy and stuff but we're getting shot at by aliens"

Boydgamesh: It's not me, I have a vagina.

Ras: soon HJ's love for ToK will fade
HJ: what
Ras: ToK is 10 years old
Ras: or nearly
HJ: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW

Jackal: That was super passive-aggressive bruh
HFS: ...not really
Eric: Jackal thinks it was because he's the king of passive-aggressive
Eric: so he reads everything as passive-aggressive
Jackal: solbowz, pls
Jackal: I don't have time to be passive in my aggression

Terri: chrono I'm confused
Terri: are we having a conversation or are you just saying memes
Terri: I'm never quite sure
[+] Unlimited Necare Works
I am the pawn of my Asians
Waffles are my body and syrup is my blood
I have viewed over a thousand yuri pics
Unknown to pancakes, nor known to yaoi
Have withstood memes to inspire many spoofs
Yet, these hormones will never feel anything
So as I pray, Unlimited Necare Works
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Poui
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May 8th, 2010, 11:41 pm #3

Sora no Woto should be up there did I seriously never rec that D:

Also currently watching Angel Beats! as well as K-ON!! (these people and their exclamation points)
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May 8th, 2010, 11:42 pm #4

Watching Serial Experiments Lain. Dunno what I'll watch next.
[+] memes
wrote:On October 13 2010 16:03 baller wrote:
pro means professional, i read about it on wikipedia. only pro knowledge ppl edit wikipedia, r u calling them liars?
wrote:As I sit here in the land of freedom and glory, soaring on the wings of the bald eagle; I look down at the earth below me. Soaring over the crystal waters of the US Ocean toward 3rd world counties like Sweden and Germany, I am reminded that not everyone was lucky enough to be born into greatness. A single tear is shed as I weep at the thought of Denmark and Norway and the poverty they endure. The tear falls
this ones for you satty wrote: After a long day of work, Kanye West goes to his Kanye Nest to take his Kanye Rest. He wakes up feeling his Kanye Best. Then he?ll get Kanye Dressed on his Kanye Vest to go on a Kanye Quest. He goes to church and becomes Kanye Blessed, then to a hotel room to be a Kanye Guest. Then to school to take his Kanye Test. He forgot to brush his teeth. Did he run out of Kanye Crest? His neighbor stole it, what a Kanye Pest.
wrote:sometimes i wonder how Real Men? survive... i mean they have "man-buns" and "man-purses" and "guy-liner", but that's honestly not much to survive on. how do they eat small delicate foods like berries without calling them "man-berries"? how do they perform domestic tasks like going to the store without calling it "man-shopping" or "mopping," if you will. can they wear regular necklaces or must they be called ""mecklaces""? how do they acquire the necessary food, water, and shelter without calling them "mood," "mater," and "melter," respectively? i just don't know how they do it, do they not cringe at every word that doesn't begin with 'm'? yet we don't even see their meakness (man-weakness) because they maintain such strong maces (man-faces). how are they so brave, mexperiencing this life without even the momfort of calling it "mife." are they allowed to dream? or can they only have "man-dreams" or "memes,"
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May 9th, 2010, 3:04 am #5

Necare wrote:Where is Spice and Wolf I don't see Spice and Wolf why is there no Spice and Wolf.

:luna:
Eh, I'll probably watch it again sometime. Because wolfgirls? In my economics?
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May 9th, 2010, 4:06 am #6

I'm still trying to find time to finish Shakugan no Shana. >.> Finally seems to be picking up again after all that agonizing romantic drama.

Currently on my to-watch/read list are Cowboy Bebop (yeah, I haven't seen it yet), Captain Harlock, Durarara, and Sora no Manimani. The last one doesn't seem like it would normally be my type, but it's about astronomy so I'm giving it a chance.
wrote:[8:53:01 PM] Aaron: Actually, this literally is demonstrating death of the author
[8:53:16 PM] Necare: I'm about to literally demonstrate the death of an author, yes
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May 9th, 2010, 4:11 am #7

GALDAROF ALSO HEAVILY RECOMMENDS MAHOU SENSEI NEGIMA!. IT GROWS THE BEARD LIKE NONE OTHER.
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May 9th, 2010, 4:12 am #8

Oh yeah also just general recommendation I didn't mention in Draco's thread because it didn't seem her taste: Vinland Saga. Because horse punching.
wrote:[8:53:01 PM] Aaron: Actually, this literally is demonstrating death of the author
[8:53:16 PM] Necare: I'm about to literally demonstrate the death of an author, yes
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May 9th, 2010, 4:20 am #9

Did they ever make another season of Shakugan no Shana?

Also, what's Angel Beats about?

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May 9th, 2010, 4:27 am #10

THE NEW SEASON IS CURRENTLY AIRING, ACTUALLY. IT'S CALLED SHAKUGAN NO SHANA S. FOR SOME REASON. INSTEAD OF THIRD.
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May 9th, 2010, 4:51 am #11

Angel Beats! is freaking funny Draco. My roommate showed it to me last night, great anime.

I'm currently watching Angel Beats!, K-on!!, Katanagatari, and rewatching Midori no Hibi.

[+] Random Quotes

On Charlie Sheen:

[7:00:05 PM] Moose: i am [radio edit]ing charlie sheen
[7:00:17 PM] Jenna: Moose
[7:00:23 PM] Sacra: does he knwo
[7:00:25 PM] Jenna: Were is going to rape you when he reads that
[7:00:30 PM] Jacob Kuhlman: Jacob Kuhlman rapes Moose

On Zuul:
[TheEvilOne(Ryu)]I'm going to put a freaking filter on Zuul... I swear
[Tractus]There's no Zuul, only BEATRICE
[Steve-Legion]it wouldn;t help, Ryu
[Steve-Legion]I very rarely mention Zuul on temple itself.
[TheEvilOne]Kay. Plan B.
[Tannus]Flonne's FGSFDS face is not impressed by your zuulshit.

On Anime quotes:
ORE WA DAISUKE DAAAAA~!
Who's this douchebag? It's ORSONTANK!
Sorry, baby. I don't have time. I'm too busy being DELICIOUS.

On Video Games:
Rocks fall, nobody dies

-Tetris

On Chen:
Ninja Stave: Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen~!
Steve's Cat: Nyaa?

On Kids these days:
Ninja Steve: kids these days and their tits
Ninja Steve: ....that sounded better in my head I swear
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simplechild
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May 9th, 2010, 4:52 am #12

I don't think S is the third season. It's sort of like what Goku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is to the rest of that line.
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May 9th, 2010, 5:06 am #13

[+] Questionable spoiler of Angel Beats?
Angel beats is about a group of characters in some sort of high school setting in the afterlife, presumably some kind of purgatory before passing on kinda thing. It revolves around a student group faction called the SSS(which is NOTHING like SOS), run under a bossy overly-demanding leader-figure named Yuri(who is NOTHING like Haruhi), and an amnesiac overly-capable mellow main character, and an entourage of.....other people. Together they fight against God through murdering and pillaging and burning and looting with a massive underground weapon factory backing them up. Or so that is what they think, lolgod. Oh yeah, there's also that hawt Angel chick, mmmmmmhmmmmmm.
That aside, I'm currently watching

Durarara
FMAB
Katanagatari
Angel Beats
Senkou no Night Raid.....................the first episode was painful on my capability to understand Chinese
RAINBOW
House of five leaves
and Uraboku
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[+] There's something here left to be desired.
Gilgamesh wrote:Fanservice without boobs is just wrong ):
Phoenix7 wrote:YOUR NAME IS HARD TO TYPE AND YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD ABOUT THAT.
Kyuuzai wrote:Bio-engineered tentacles that access the Internet by connecting to Japanese schoolgirls.
Lachesis wrote:Magma Ball/Ice Wall is cannon.
The Manly Man that is Sabre Dance wrote:I AM A D CUP, GODDAMIT!!!!!!
HOW DO YOU MISS THE BODACIOUSNESS OF MY RACK
Thorion (It's funny because it's not true) wrote:I am capable of sexual reproduction.
Artemis wrote:There are worse feelings, like the feeling you get when you run over your neighbor's puppy in front of them, the same puppy that they saved from drowning and who always brought the newspaper to your doorstep and never pooped in your yard

Even worse than that would be when you scrape it off your tire
Satty wrote:I'm not gullible :C
-that- gullible
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simplechild
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May 9th, 2010, 5:11 am #14

Sclater wrote:
[+] Questionable spoiler of Angel Beats?
Angel beats is about a group of characters in some sort of high school setting in the afterlife, presumably some kind of purgatory before passing on kinda thing. It revolves around a student group faction called the SSS(which is NOTHING like SOS), run under a bossy overly-demanding leader-figure named Yuri(who is NOTHING like Haruhi), and an amnesiac overly-capable mellow main character, and an entourage of.....other people. Together they fight against God through murdering and pillaging and burning and looting with a massive underground weapon factory backing them up. Or so that is what they think, lolgod. Oh yeah, there's also that hawt Angel chick, mmmmmmhmmmmmm.
Not really.

I also lol'd when everyone else on the internet immediately pulled the Haruhi comparisons with Angel Beats!. And yes, Tenshi is very, very adorable. :D
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May 9th, 2010, 6:17 am #15

You kids and your anime

*is currently watching Slayers, what of it?*
wrote:Chrono: you're right boyd
you have defeated me with logic
wrote:solbowz: you were right, boyd, i should never have doubted you
[+] Click the sig pic if you want to see Fate/Weyard, or the Second Bar if you want to see INDISCRIMINATE RAGE
[+] Old Sigs






You're still a pussy. [radio edit] you Saturos.
Peytral wrote:holy shit
I'm glad everybody is being careful not to spoil random fedoras for me
Necare wrote:Boyd tends to be the best part of any thread he's in. The rest of us can but offer him inspiration.
solbowz wrote: I opened it because I saw you posted in it
that's literally the only reason
your charisma is too high
Silvandorf wrote:I find Boyd's posts amazing personally
Silvandorf wrote:gee, I wish I could be smart like you
Peytral wrote:You're basically the least biased person
Peytral wrote:I only play highbrow porn games
Solbowz wrote:except now i have to get up because the tv remote won't work
this is worse than being blocked by peytral
Solbowz wrote: BOYD PLS I should have known nobody talks to you
Solbowz wrote:are you a prophet
Bane wrote:jfc Necare just tell us how often you beat it
Saturos wrote:maybe I am a middle-school girl on the inside
Miral wrote:You're light, I'm dark
Peytral is Twilight
Jackal: wrote: Gonna be a good day today, I think
Still ridin' that "He's a she" high
wrote:Gilgamesh: I actually wouldn't have minded if she wasn't chibi
Hell: Because then I'd just be well drawn Iku porn c:
Chrissy Syntech wrote:SATTY, BEING SATTY, SAID "OKAY NYORO~N".
Miral wrote:I have three options
Clean off the couch and hope whatever it is that he put on there doesn't leave anything behind
Set up the guest room and sleep there
Or sleep with my cousin
wrote:Peytral: The Peytral command utterly sucks.
wrote:Jackal: Oh man, if Kyuu's life was a visual novel, there'd be no H-Scene for the Kyuu/Akiko route.
Jackal: They'd be saying "Eh, we'll get to it tomorrow", but they never do. Really leave the players hanging.
On The Greatest RP Ever wrote:GSAlex: Evil schemes involving lesbian sex = win.
Peytral: I feel inclined to agree.
Jackal: So this has evil lesbian sex? Best RP ever.
Chrono Ivan: Top THAT, Q4C!
wrote:Necare: You all suck. I'm clearly the Temple's resident lolicon.
wrote:Akiko-chan: But I don't want a bigger penis!
wrote:Kyuuzai: I have now officially been converted to Zero fanboy.
SUCCESS.

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May 9th, 2010, 6:36 am #16

Gilgamesh. OH U. :awe:
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May 9th, 2010, 4:58 pm #17

Haha Slayers. So terrible yet so entertaining.

HAS ANYONE READ YOTSUBA YET?! ITS SO GOOD.
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May 9th, 2010, 8:49 pm #18

Kiki wrote:Haha Slayers. So terrible yet so entertaining.

HAS ANYONE READ YOTSUBA YET?! ITS SO GOOD.
o/ *raises hand*
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May 9th, 2010, 10:41 pm #19

Oh yeah, and also watching FMA: Brotherhood. And after those 2 I'll watch Durarara!!.
[+] memes
wrote:On October 13 2010 16:03 baller wrote:
pro means professional, i read about it on wikipedia. only pro knowledge ppl edit wikipedia, r u calling them liars?
wrote:As I sit here in the land of freedom and glory, soaring on the wings of the bald eagle; I look down at the earth below me. Soaring over the crystal waters of the US Ocean toward 3rd world counties like Sweden and Germany, I am reminded that not everyone was lucky enough to be born into greatness. A single tear is shed as I weep at the thought of Denmark and Norway and the poverty they endure. The tear falls
this ones for you satty wrote: After a long day of work, Kanye West goes to his Kanye Nest to take his Kanye Rest. He wakes up feeling his Kanye Best. Then he?ll get Kanye Dressed on his Kanye Vest to go on a Kanye Quest. He goes to church and becomes Kanye Blessed, then to a hotel room to be a Kanye Guest. Then to school to take his Kanye Test. He forgot to brush his teeth. Did he run out of Kanye Crest? His neighbor stole it, what a Kanye Pest.
wrote:sometimes i wonder how Real Men? survive... i mean they have "man-buns" and "man-purses" and "guy-liner", but that's honestly not much to survive on. how do they eat small delicate foods like berries without calling them "man-berries"? how do they perform domestic tasks like going to the store without calling it "man-shopping" or "mopping," if you will. can they wear regular necklaces or must they be called ""mecklaces""? how do they acquire the necessary food, water, and shelter without calling them "mood," "mater," and "melter," respectively? i just don't know how they do it, do they not cringe at every word that doesn't begin with 'm'? yet we don't even see their meakness (man-weakness) because they maintain such strong maces (man-faces). how are they so brave, mexperiencing this life without even the momfort of calling it "mife." are they allowed to dream? or can they only have "man-dreams" or "memes,"
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May 9th, 2010, 11:42 pm #20

Latest Top 10 female characters according to Newtype:

1. Yuri (Angel Beats)
2. Yuki Nagato (Haruhi)
3. C.C. (Code Geass)
4. Yui Hirasawa (K-ON!)
5. Haruhi Suzumiya (Haruhi)
6. Lacus Clyne (Gundam SEED)
7. Sheryl Nome (Macross F)
8. Mio Akiyama (K-ON!)
9. Hanato Kobato (Kobato)
10. Tenshi (Angel Beats)
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