nodforlife wrote:5. Naruto
LeFlambeur wrote:Btw, I'm kind of suprised FLCL didn't make more lists. FLCL exhibits more style, substance, originality, and sheer exuberence for its medium in six episodes than most series do in 24+ episodes.
Ribbons wrote:Speaking of "don't get it": Paranoia Agent. What's that all about?
John-Locke wrote:I thought Anime was just a word Geeks created to justify the fact they watch Cartoons as adults.
Hey I watch Cartoons and I'm proud of it, flame away.
fried samurai wrote:Ribbons wrote:Speaking of "don't get it": Paranoia Agent. What's that all about?
Not to sure if you've seen it or are curious about it.Trying to explain it in a whole is like trying to explain a David Lynch film.Very difficult and I may end up sounding like an idiot.
First off watching it in Japanese with eng subs is a must.On the surface its about a boy with golden roller skates who goes around beating people down with a bent baseball bat.Its best not to dwell on Shonen Bat as he's more or less there to move each episode along.The first and last episode do bring everything together but theres still room for your own interpertation.
Whats facinating about the series are the individual stories themselves.One of the things I love about Satoshi Kon's work is that most of his films can be shot live action but by having them animated gives it sort of a surreal look.
In Paranoia Agent he plays with different topics and themes and even changes the style of animation from time to time.You have episodes that deal with lonliness,fear,loss of identity,socially challenged individuals and so on.Some stand out episodes include a women who is essentially leading two lives.Another involving a suicide pact with a child,old man and teenager.The way these topics are handled are what make this an incredible series IMO.
Now towards the end it does get really trippy and has some Akira-like moments.I highly recommend watching the special feature on the last disc.Satoshi Kon sits down with his writer and explains how the series evolved.Very interesting but at the same time Kon likes to leave the viewer with something to think about.
Its been awhile since I've watched it so I'm writing from memory but it did have a big impact on me.
Eric G wrote:I am disgusted only one person mentioned Appleseed.
keepcoolbutcare wrote:Eric G wrote:I am disgusted only one person mentioned Appleseed.
and here I was disgusted that anyone mentioned Appleseed...
keepcoolbutcare wrote:yes. yes I have.
It's beautiful, if a bit muddled, but worth checkin' out.
The story focuses on Batou, the majors erstwhile drinkin' partner and supplier of really big guns.. He gets coupled with the welcome member of the Zone, mostly human partner from the first film. Stunning imagery, but I know a lot of folks had some problems with the narrative.
Eric G wrote:What about Giglamesh? Looks interesting; different....
monorail77 wrote:Here's a dumb question? What's the difference between Manga and Anime? The Appleseed review said something like it was the reviewer's first look into the world of Manga. What's he talking about? I thought Manga were just comic books?
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