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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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Lolo Oct 10, 2007


Christmas has come early!!! *drool* 

Blade2003 Oct 10, 2007

Yes, I will agree. Ending of Claymore is most annoying as there are characters who showed up in the anime but didn't have any role...so what was the point in introducing them to us? And  unexplained, wasted motive..it's so annoying...But in DtB they could explain why Yin have transformed into observer apparition :P I'm most curious for that :)

JumpMaster13 Oct 10, 2007

Actually I was comparing it to Tolkien knock-offs, but only in a broad sense. ;) It's not actually high fantasy, or anything like that.

It was an enjoyable series though.

KurodaShun Oct 10, 2007

one more thing, is darker than black only 12 eps long? thats all I can find.

KurodaShun Oct 10, 2007

LOL, thanks, I will start Darker than Black tonight and let you know what I think.