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Dezner

Hmm, I lost track of all that you've watched. Can't think of any recommendations for you.

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Dezner wrote:

Keep watching! You're in for one hell of a ride.

(Man I really wish I could watch Toradora! for the first time all over again ;_; )

ok dokies just felt like it might be something important you can say xD just hate when animes do that type of stuff and the next episode they dont even mention it or anything till later on with a flashback -_-

@konata same here the few animes i been watching have been 12 eps so it feels way to fast i feel like i might run out even though i made a list D= (btw whos that in your pic?)

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It's Shouko From the anime Baka and Test -Summon the beasts-

I sorta enjoy the anime but... It's getting way inappropriate. I'm probably gonna stop Watching it.

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Dezner wrote:

Hmm, I lost track of all that you've watched. Can't think of any recommendations for you.

I made a list for future purposes :3

🌟Angel beats
🔱Ranma 1/2
💛Lucky star
😮The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
🔆full metal alchemist
📒Sgt. Frog
🍯Ouran high school host club
⚠Inuyasha
🚧Save me! lollipop
🎫Puchim@s
🚡Baka and test -summon the beasts-

(By the way, these are the ones I've seen and totally enjoyed, I never finish the ones that bore me to death.)

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CanisWolfred

^How did you get those strange characters?!

Anyways, I take it you like comedies and cute stuff?

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Dezner wrote:

Keep watching! You're in for one hell of a ride.

(Man I really wish I could watch Toradora! for the first time all over again ;_; )

ok dokies just felt like it might be something important you can say xD just hate when animes do that type of stuff and the next episode they dont even mention it or anything till later on with a flashback -_-

Yeah, I hate that, too. It's so annoying, showing what could be actual character development, only to null it the very next episode. Episodic shows tend to do that. It's why I can't really watch them. Except GaoGaiGar, of course.

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Episode 6 of A Certain Magical Index is probably the only time I can remember where I sort of actually side with the "bad guy" , but side with the good guy in the end.

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@Konata, I thought your avatar was Kyou from the infamous Locker Room Scene in Clannad hahaha - If you liked Angel Beats and don't mind some slower pacing, then Clannad might be up your alley

Also @Canis, I haven't seen much in the way of episodic anime, but I remember Cowboy Bebop had brilliant non-linear character development. I assume it's one of the exceptions, though. The lack of continuity was one of the reasons I stepped away from western shows and started liking anime to begin with - it's way easier to keep consistent in a 24 episode anime rather than a 10 season long tv-show

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CanisWolfred

By episodic, I mean more like a Super Hero show. Oftentimes there'll be a lesson learned at the end of every episode...that is immediately forgotten the next episode. Or character developmemt that is reversed the next episode. And then there's slow-paced stories that take forever to build up. Ugh, I just don't like those types of shows unless they're more focused.

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Arianabtd

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Oh I always post on Nintendo life on my iPod, so it was a character keyboard I used when I made the list on my notes, so I didn't take off the characters when I copied it to the thread.
(That was super long for something that didn't need that much explaining :3)

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Yeah, you know for a long time I thought the cartoon vs. anime debate was dumb (it's still dumb) but I've started to change my mind kinda recently. And the better use of continuity is one, I love ridiculous long term continuity that works. I love animated series and animation but I don't pretend to be an expert or whatever but the best way I've seen it put, multiple times even, is that while animation is often treated as kids stuff in America and Japan, far more in Japan it's just treated more seriously and just as a way to tell stories. Seemingly every cartoon has to limit itself to a comedy series for kids or a comedy series for adults, unless it's the occasional superhero comic based series. Anime does usually limit itself for the major popular stuff but there's a lot more risks and use of different genres happening below that than cartoons seem to. Maybe I just missed those cartoons, I dunno.

I mean it's at least partially also "I like anime more nowadays just because" but still...cartoons can do so much more and often don't. Not that anime is always perfect and creative at times because there's probably more anime/manga that have tried to be DBZ than games that have tried to be Call of Duty or Halo and apparently until 2011 they were in sea of moe for a bit. But there's still a clear difference.

I think Symbionic Titan's cancellation really made me kinda not interested too much in American cartoons anymore. And Symbionic Titan, an American cartoon influenced by anime, was on American tv the same time Tiger and Bunny, a japanese anime influenced by western superheroes was and it shows at least a reasonwhy more different cartoons aren't around on tv. Symbionic Titan was made by one of the most beloved people in animated television in the past 2 decades and was highly praised and had at least decent enough ratings but didn't get a 2nd season for merchandise reasons (that was apparently a surprise to the people who knew about how most series don't get merchandise from 1 season). Tiger and Bunny is a show from an animation studio (or at least part of a studio or something) not known for great content that has a 2nd movie confirmed a year and a half after the season ended basically entirely because it is awesome (well also its brilliant use of advertising products within the series).

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CanisWolfred

@kkslider - I don't have anything to add to that, really, other than I agree whole-heartedly. The limiting genres is the single most painful aspect of cartoons. I don't know why we're still doing this when we have Avatar: The Last Airbender proving that western cartoons can tell stories, and can be financially viable while doing it. It's positively sickening.

...I guess I did have something to add. :/

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There's no argument to be made. People have just gotten accustomed to cartoons being nothing more than comedies because no one ever tries to go outside of that. Because of that cartoons have really been labeled hard with the whole "it's for kids" thing. It would most likely not succeed. Yeah, like you said, there's exceptions like Avatar: The Last Airbender but I don't see that sparking any flames. I'd love for there to be more cartoons that try to tell a good entertaining story. Honestly though, I'm fine with watching my animes for story and cartoons when ever I just want to laugh.

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CanisWolfred wrote:

I don't really find cartoons to be funny anymore. :/

Gintama, on the other hand, is very funny.

I'll agree with you there. Every cartoon lately either has way too much unnesecary vulgarity or is trying to be something you'd see on Adult Swim but for kids. Or just plain bad.

I've never seen Gintama so I'll just take your word on that.

RR529

Yeah, outside of Avatar, I can only think of two other cartoons that actually had a (good) story to tell.

Reboot - This was on the original Toonami. It starts off episodic (like many other action cartoons), but later on it gets a coherent plot, and I really enjoyed it (at least as a kid, it's been years since I've seen it). Lots of good memories watching this & DBZ back to back.

Gargoyles - This was a 90's show, but I didn't get into it until a couple years ago (late night on Disney XD). The animation was wonderful, the story is interesting, and it could get surprisingly dark for a Disney property (always thought it would make a great addition to Kingdom Hearts).

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CanisWolfred

There was also a BattleTech: The Animated Series, Redwall, Exosquad (kinda), Beast Wars (to an extent), Xyber 9: New Dawn...I want the 90's back...

Also Oban Star Racers, though that's kind of a french-produced, japanese-made anime-ish cartoon.

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kkslider5552000

Oban Star Racers was really good.

Most of the good animated stories seem to be in movies nowadays though. I heard Paranorman was basically a really good horror movie except animated, which is cool.

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BTW, I'm up to chapter 513 in Bleach. This is easily the most intense/bloody I've seen the series get yet. I won't spoil who, but they're actually starting to kill people off (then again, this is the final arc, so it's no huge surprise, just sad).

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Just doing my part to make this a better thread.

For the 99% of you who don't get it, that's Char Aznable from Mobile Suit Gundam. All of his Mobile Suits were said to be three times faster than regular mobile suits. Due to his popularity (he outranks even the Main characters in popularity in all the shows he's been in), it's a semi-common meme in Japan to make anything related to him 3 times better/faster/etc. ad nauseum. even his balls are three times faster. So yeah, now that Char Aznable has graced this thread, it is now three times more awesome. Thank you, good night.

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Detective Conan has a character who pretty much exists to be Char Aznable. Like same voice actor and everything. The current arc is apparently partially just a giant gundam reference from a mystery standpoint.

I'm not kidding about any of that.

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