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  • Joined Sep 13, 2007
  • 37 / F

Don't haze! Really, the first "anime" I've seen was probably Pokémon... a while ago, meaning years ago. Not too long ago, my work schedule had me staying up all hours of the night and I was able to catch some programming, specifically Bleach (new) and Fullmetal Alchemist (again).

Bleach intrigued me because the point I caught it in featured a different character or two for a couple episodes at a time. I didn't even know what it was called until I'd seen 4 episodes (never caught the beginning). I like it for the fight scenes, stories of friendship, bouts of quirkiness, and even sad/deep moments.

I found a site where I downloaded all the episodes and have seen it from start to finish in Japanese. I know much prefer to see subbed rather than dubbed anime. While it doesn't look as silly as live action movies, I felt the voices were off and have found that the subbed lines may be completely reworked to try to fit the targeted viewers rather than the original intention... poor Hitsugaya-teichou, he's been belittled the most.

I really couldn't watch just that series over and over, I do have limits. But it did inspire me to try to find more anime to watch. It's why I joined Anime-Planet, I like the recommendation database.

But I'm probably not the best anime fan. I'm not into the cutesy ones. Romance is ok, but I'd prefer it as a subplot, not main idea. Robot/futuristic(mecha) doesn't seem appealing yet. Animated or not, samurai stuff interests me. Drama/tragedy should be ok. And definitely, anything that can poke fun at itself. Suggest away!

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xXYoruichiXx Oct 17, 2007

Hmmm..well....yeah that was me. :)  

You're welcome. You should post more if you get time. I'd love to see more. :) I really like the one you're using now. It's Ikkaku right?

Thanks. I know what you mean about some of the sigs getting you interested in the series. Same thing happened to me after looking at so many images to use for sigs for some of these series that I didn't know much about. Now I've added most of them to my want to watch list.

tasanime Oct 17, 2007

If you can't find it online than I would be sure enough of the movie to recommend buying it, it's like £5 on Amazon, well worth it, it's very easily re-watcheable because of the great humour in it.

... You know i was waiting for the 26th episode (quite the while) of Darker than Black to come online so I could restart from episode 20, then I just checked Wiki & It's only 25episodes long! DAMMIT! Time to finish... How are you coming along with it? 

Blade2003 Oct 17, 2007

Dattebayo dropped Bleach :/ That's a catastrophe...i hope some1 will take Bleach for translation.

JumpMaster13 Oct 17, 2007

>umm, can you make days longer? Thanks.

I'll get right on that. ;) 

JumpMaster13 Oct 17, 2007

I thought Pan's Labyrinth was one of the better dark fantasies I've seen in years. I really enjoyed it. :)

Have you seen Shaolin Soccer? I hear that's a bit like Kung Fu Hustle.