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I discovered anime as an adult and felt like I needed to make up for lost time; more than a decade later, there are still so many great shows I haven't seen yet.

Some of my favorite anime series are: Mushishi, Natsume's Book of Friends, Barakamon, March Comes in Like a Lion, My Roommate is a Cat, Wotakoi, Saiyuki, Neon Genesis Evangelion, RahXephon, Gundam 00, Ghost Hunt, Kino's Journey, Intrigue in the Bakumatsu, Shounen Onmyouji, Witch Hunter Robin, Midnight Occult Civil Servants, Chaos;Child, Toward the Terra, Penguindrum, Sakurada Reset, Durarara, Mekakucity Actors, Darker Than Black, Puppet Master Sakon, Acca, Baccano, The Eccentric Family, The Great Passage, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, Star Driver, Noir, The Twelve Kingdoms, Persona: Trinity Soul, Shiki and Le Portrait de Petit Cossette.

A few favorite anime films are: Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl's Moving Castle, Patlabor: The Movie, Patlabor 2, Ghost in the Shell, Paprika, Perfect Blue, Only Yesterday, the Persona 3 films, The Garden of Sinners films, When Marnie Was There, and My Neighbors the Yamadas.

I'm also pretty crazy about anime soundtrack music. A few favorite OSTs are: Mushishi, Pandora Hearts, Fairy Tail, Princess Mononoke, Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East, Noir, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, D. Gray-Man, Nabari no Ou, Noein and X/1999. Some Japanese composers/artists/bands I enjoy are Susumu Hirasawa, Yuki Kajiura, Toshio Masuda, angela, Akiko Shikata, Hitomi Kuroishi, Kokia, Bump of Chicken and Maaya Sakamoto.

Some of my favorite songs are (in no particular order):

Beautiful World (Hikaru Utada)

Hemisphere (Maaya Sakamoto)

Mag Mell (Eufonius)

I'll Be the One (HAL)

Inner Universe (Origa)

Resuscitated Hope (Lisa Komine)

Hikari no Yukue (Savage Genius)

Kaze no Machi he (FictionJunction Keiko)

Arrival of Tears (Ayane)

Energy (Ceui)

Every Time You Kissed Me (Emily Bindiger)

Continued Story (Hitomi Kuroishi)

Tokohana (Nagi Yanagi)

Ver. Ejected (Nao Tokisawa)

If I Can Save You, I'll Be Anything You Want (Maon Kurosaki)

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Sirscaredyclaude Apr 24, 2023

Anyway Megane! Interesting new avatar.

I just finished re-watching G Gundam by the way. My favorite Gundam anime since 2002. I remember wanting to watch every episode after school.

It's funny that the tomboy Allenby's Noble Gundam looks so similar to Sailor Moon. Watching Noble Gundam fight is like watching Usagi brawling like Sarah Bryant (a whole other tomboy). xD

Other than that, I plan on watching more EVA Rebuild movies even though most people don't actually watch them with great commitment like they're getting glued to the screen. Maaya Sakamoto is married which means that I'll be appreciating more of her previous anime roles.

Anyway Megane, I'll be reading more V-Tamers as I wait for future Macross movies. I really want to watch a Macross movie with top-notch CGI and space battles so bad.

Sirscaredyclaude Apr 7, 2023

The best entries in the FF franchise are pretty much 4, 6, 7, 9 and 10 (first one with voice acting), but 2 has a story that I like; fighting a dark emperor that opened Pandora's Box and unleashed man-eating demons creating a virtual Judgment Day.

Two and six are the ones that deserve HD or 4K remakes. Still possible now that Square is getting a brand new and hopefully a more adept executive. 

After reading all of Sorcerer Hunters, there actually is a huge difference between the two. The manga has more characters and has an entirely different finale which was more epic (even more memorable and climatic) than Xebec's adaptation. The manga's surprising finale made me think that Sorcerer Hunters should have been released as late as 1999.

As for Digimon, I would only keep up the franchise's best stuff like V-Tamers which I'll get more into later. V-Tamers has a much deeper story than all the Toei adaptations and anything Pokémon combined. Even deeper than Survive as of late. Thus I think that V-Tamers' story is way ahead of its time. 

Namco should have made a Digimon game as epic or as dark as Jade Cocoon which is well-known for the Ghibli artstyle. Sadly, Namco and Toei will most certainly never make a Digimon product that can top V-Tamers in terms of plot.

It's no surprise that manga pay more attention to detail in story unless it's formulaic battle shounen or romantic comedy.

I have fond memories of Jade Cocoon by the way and the story had a strong enough hint of darkness that I loved. Probably darker than Princess Mononoke.

Sirscaredyclaude Apr 5, 2023

Aside from Sorcerer Hunters, I also plan on reading Digimon V-Tamers and Megaman NT Warrior (may be the sci-fi manga that you're looking for which has a lot of themes based on AI and cybersecurity).

I hope that you are having a wonderful time this April.

I would have to thank that woman with an Asian husband for telling me that difference between the Sorcerer Hunters manga and that Xebec adaptation. She watched literally every Gundam anime with her Asian man and is thinking about reading The Origin some time. Smart sure is sexy.

Anyway! Gotta get back to work.

Sirscaredyclaude Mar 21, 2023

With that said, I finally completed Kurogane no Linebarrel and started reading Sorcerer Hunters.

Would be nice if there were more sci-fi manga. That genre really needs to expand.

So yeah! Sorcerer Hunters is pretty much the only mahou shounen series that I really know, but I love the content it got in manga form.

Sirscaredyclaude Mar 9, 2023

So Megane! How are you doing this early March?

Still trying to reach the Linebarrels of Iron chapter finale, but at least I'm close enough.

Hopefully, the last several chapters of Silent Möbius will be fan translated this year. That's definitely one anime in need of a reboot and I was one of the few people that grew up watching the anime that appeared on G4TechTV.