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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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tasanime says...

Also, have you watched 'Tokyo Godfathers'?  Rewatching it tonight with others to spread the word of a fantastic movie.  I don't think I can say anything other than that it would appeal to anyone - it's definately universal, I watched it on a whim and was very pleasantly surprised at how well it was written and how comical it was. You should definately check it out if you haven't.

Oct 13, 2007
tasanime says...

And did you enjoy it?  I'm looking forward to seeing it but am scared that they might not have adapted it as well from the novels (as is the usual case with adaptions)!  I ordered it about two weeks ago on DVD but because of the ridiculous postal strikes here in britain the back-log on mail is making me wait far too long - have 2 assignments to do before this bloody thing is even likely to arrive! UGGGG.

Oct 13, 2007
JumpMaster13 says...

I wouldn't worry about putting Shana on your watch list for the moment. ;)

I have the Children of Hurin, but haven't read it yet. I have read Unfinished Tales, which contains chunks of the original Hurin story (and of course, The Silmarillion has a synopsis version of the events).

I had already read The Silmarillion, but when I read Unfinished Tales and had a glimpse of the vast project J.R.R. Tolkien was actually engaged in (think of Silmarillion in a complete narrative form like LOTR) I was heartbroken. Why couldn't Tolkien have lived to be 120 years old (in good health, of course, so he could keep writing)?

Oct 11, 2007
KurodaShun says...

Right, there are so many to check when you want to watch something new. I have an account there but I dont think I ever used it. I thought they only had bleach and I got my bleach from bleachportal.net. or crunchyroll.com 

But thanks. I'll get them there.

Oct 11, 2007
Blade2003 says...

Hmmm maybe that was the power of the meteor. Heh OVA, movie and second season :P :D This is too good anime to end after only 25 eps :(

Oct 10, 2007