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PinkyIvan

about me

And yes I've read the Necronomicon!

Welcome stranger. To my profile. It is so awsome that it could change your life. I am Ivan from Croatia, a law student.

I watch far too much anime. My top 3 would be Ergo Proxy, GITS and Serial Experiments Lain. So basicaly I love dark philosophical anime but I don't mind watching lighter stuff if it is good (Toradora was awsome!).

Videos you can find me in:

Favourite anime: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc2X2tlo3FM&list=PLOVs6w3Eu5pnf8W7X4Z7tCopq0bBgq8gn

Fate/Zero overview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH4K2APNdEc&list=PLOVs6w3Eu5pkF8M2j3UynL9q-BL0P1ZS3

NGE overview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc1m8Ro-3sM&list=PLOVs6w3Eu5pkF8M2j3UynL9q-BL0P1ZS3

Mirai Nikki overview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tETZBQakT60&list=PLOVs6w3Eu5pkF8M2j3UynL9q-BL0P1ZS3

And quite a few more on the very same channel!

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Croatia

Member Since:

April 8, 2012

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XcanaXalberona avatar XcanaXalberona

Great Profile!

Jan 28, 2014

Haha I really like your profile ^_^

Singan avatar Singan

Konnichiwa!

Nov 26, 2013

I haven't watched Batman the Series yet. However, I have watched Animatrix, and they seem to be very similar, at least when it comes to the overall concept. So, if you like Batman, try Animatrix too: it's also not perfect, but enjoyable nevertheless.

Singan avatar Singan

Konnichiwa!

Nov 23, 2013

Well, the first thing isn't a problem with Utena, at least if I understand correctly what you mean. The characters in the series are all flawed in one way or another yet their flaws make perfect sense, and all of the characters develop in the course of the story. Also, I was never annoyed with how drama & angst were presented in the show or how the characters behaved even though some of their actions were really twisted & immoral - again, because that all made perfect sense.

As for sexual liberties, well, they are present in the anime, and if they put you off, you may very well dislike it. However, I need to mention that Utena herself is not a lesbian - she's perfectly straight, and there's nothing sexually twisted about her: it all has to do with other characters in the show.

Overall, it's obviously your own choice whether to watch it or not. The last thing I want to say on this matter is that in my personal case this anime turned out much better than I expected, and I really enjoyed it. 

Singan avatar Singan

Konnichiwa!

Nov 23, 2013

Tell me what exactly you loathe about shoujo, and I'll tell you whether it's present in Utena or not.

Also, thanks for the recommendation on Yamato: I already heard good things about that series and I think I'll try it someday. 

Singan avatar Singan

Konnichiwa!

Nov 22, 2013

I also watched Ergo Proxy twice and I agree with you: it gets even better when you rewatch it. I even mentioned that in my review.

The director, Murase Shukou, didn't direct many anime - he's more famous as a character designer than director. The only two other shows he directed, as far as I know, are Witch Hunter Robin and Dante's Inferno. I haven't watched any of the two so I can't tell anything about them except they weren't received particularly well in the community. 

The main credit concerning why Ergo Proxy is so awesome goes to Dai Sato - the chief writer for the series. He is unarguably one of the best Japanese scriptwriters with a huge list of works, most of which are very popular & respected shows. However, Proxy was the first project where he was the chief writer, thus he basically pulled out everything he could by mixing all those genres & allegories and made this story his magnum opus. 

Unfortunately, there aren't any shows really similar to Ergo Proxy, or at least I'm unaware of their existence. However, if you want something thought-provoking without typical "fun", why don't you watch more stuff by Mamoru Oshii? Of course, you might not like his other works as much as you liked GITS but at least you'll certainly get yourself some really unconventional anime with plenty to think about.

Also, you probably should try Revolutionary Girl Utena and Texhnolyze. The first has plenty of symbolism & psychology, and the story is about breaking illusions, growing up & entering the real world (much like Ergo Proxy). However, it also has girly looks (because it's a shoujo) and it's very repetitive. Both of those aspects weren't a problem for me but many people complained about that. Also, Utena looks more like a typical anime, with school life, romance, comic relief etc. but you shouldn't be decepted by that because it also has plenty of dark & twisted stuff and in the end it turns out to be a genre-breaking show.

As for Texhnolyze, it was made by the same people who made Lain and Haibane Renmei. It has a fantastic story presented in a very demanding, art-house way, with ultra-slow pace, little focus on characters and bleak & depressive animation style. In fact, many people completely missed the point of that anime simply because it was too hard for them to digest. In my case, that again wasn't too much of a problem although I do think it could be better with a little more conventional presentation. For example, if it used dark colors (like Ergo Proxy) instead of bleak ones, or if it had a little faster pace.

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