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Since 2008 I have watched about 200 animes... allright!
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Woah! xD Haha, You really reminded me of how quickly time passes! :p Yeah, I remember talking with you, and even if I didn't it's easy enough to scroll down a little bit and see my ridiculously long comments :p (I usually use irc to have longer, more interactive discussions, these days). I still pretty much think the same of High School of the Dead; it's a solid comedy horror/zombie flick that I think some people are just too sensitive about, because of the ecchi. "Over the top" should be one of its tags, and proudly. ;)
As to City Hunter...hmmm. :)
Well. I really enjoyed it for the first...hmmm...30 episodes or so. After that, I became very frustrated with the repetitive nature of the show. In general, I've found as I"ve watched more anime these last two years, that the shows I enjoy most are those that get me thinking, provide some sort of an intellectual challenge, or an "ah ha!" moment, or gets me into a contemplative mood. While I do love the characters of City Hunter, the laughs alone weren't doing it for me; the main "story" or relationship, whichever you'd like to consider it, was progressing ridiculously slowly, and the standalone episodes became somewhat predictable, because you could usually count on saeba being badass and winning the day. By far, my favorite episodes were the ones that showed character development, but it honestly became a struggle for me to finish the show. I took watching it pretty slowly, and usually only watched some of it after I'd finished a heavy show, and just wanted something to really relax with. Season 4 ('91) I thought was particularly strong, especially with the "cinderella" episode, and the episode after that about saeko.
In the end, I'm glad that I got through the 4 seasons, because it enabled me to watch Angel Heart. Angel Heart was a much more enjoyable show for me, one of the best I've seen recently, in fact. I think it took the best of City Hunter and focused it, while finally giving us the answers to some things we've always wanted to know. I loved the more plot and character oriented aspect of Angel Heart. I thought that they seamlessly developed the characters, allowing for serious moments as necessary, while adding in humor AS APPROPRIATE. One thing that I didn't like about City Hunter was that, too many times, it broke up some serious moments with really awkward humor that I thought just ruined the atmosphere . I think they attained a much better balance in Angel Heart. And even the "standalone" episodes were very enjoyable. Whereas a lot of City Hunter standalone episodes came across as cliched "save the mistress" sorts of scenarios, they did a good job of making some truly sincere and heartwarming episodes that had some thought put into them.
haha thankyou for commenting! and yea i love those animes :D
Yoooo! actually, i havent been on the internet lately!! just been watching dvds a lot! been watching: Dexter, House MD, The Wire, Aqua Teen Hunger Force.... and movies!! oh and reading :P ciaphis cain.
what about you???
Lastly, I added City Hunter to my "want to watch" list. I've seen the name several times, and your recommendation has finally decided cfor me that I'll eventually watch it. Thanks!
BTW, I just noticed that you also made a few comments to Assiman about High School of the Dead, and thought I'd comment since I literally just finished watching the show last week. I might still be influenced by the "newness" of the show, and might change my opinion about it if I ever watch it a second time, but I feel as though you were a little harsh in the criticism of the show. The concept behind the show, as far as I can see, is a zombie action flick in ecchi anime form. Personally, I enjoy a B-rated zombie movie every one in a while (although I usually avoid scary and/or ultra-violent shows like Saw), and love the Living Dead series. If you come into the show looking for a zombie flick, I don't think there's anything to be disappointed about. And looking at the presence of sexuality in movies like Day of the Living Dead (remember the sex scene in the department store?) and the Freddie/Jason movies, the ecchi element seems like a natural choice to make. I mean, the show is clearly meant to be one of those comedy horrors, where the absuridy of it all is hilarious. Granted, I can't really say that there is anything particularly deep about the show. But it does offer something to say about human nature in the interaction between Takashi and Saeko (in my opinion, the two most interesting characters), in particular during the chapel episode. That said, I knew what I was in for after the first few episodes, and I didn't come out disappointed at the other end. It's like going to see an Indiana Jones or Star Wars film. You know that it won't be the best film out there, so it doesn't really make sense to evaluate it relative to all other shows, but instead it is better to ask "was this a good Indiana Jones film or did it not meet my expectations of the franchise?". Feel free to take this up and argue the counterpoints. Also, are you sure that the show finished with episode 13? I got the impression that it would be continued with a second season. If it is having a second second, I think there's still plenty of opportunity for the show to turn out to be an above-average anime. I haven't read the manga though (I rarely read the mangas, as I usually watch the shows first, and can't stand to see the differences between that usually arise in the translation from manga to anime or vice versa) so I don't know how it compares with the source material. Also, could you please point out a few particular moments in the show where the CGI is bad? What makes it "bad"? I have little technical expertise with regards to digital animation (and animation in general, for that matter), so I don't usually look at shows in terms of production values, but whether or not they look good as "art". Summing it up, while HOTD is no GITS2: Innocence, I think that within the horror/zombie genre, HOTD was good/ entertaining. Your thoughts?
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