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Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
For all those Otakus out there (Here at MAG/CYS), I'd like to begin a thread. A thread about Anime/Manga. Like, you know, hence.

First, tell us what are your top 3 favorite Anime/Mangas are. I'll share mine.

1.) Naruto
2.) FullMetal Alchemist
3.) Rurouni Kenshin (RuroKen) [ENDED! NOOOO!!!]

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

Alltime for me it's RuroKen --also really like Kindaichi Case Files.  Right now I'm really into Deathnote.  (naruto and fullmetal are also great.)

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

1. Fruits Basket

2. Fushigi Yugi

3. InuYasha

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Oogh. Fruits Basket. BAAAAD MEMORIES!!!

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
What's wrong with Fruits Basket?

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
BAAAD MEMORIES!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!! Okay, sorry. *Takes deep breath* Here goes:

My friend suggested it to me, saying it was a Shonen. I read the first book, suspicous. It was okay, but then I found out that it was in fact a Shojo (Twas writ in the book), and so I said, "AHA! I knew it all along! But no one believed me! NO ONE! Well, I showed them!! I SHOWED THEM!!!", minus the crazy part. So I told my friend thus, but he said, "Oh, well, the Anime's Shonen!", and I'm like, "That's flippin' IMPOSSIBLE! While the Animeists change and mess up some of the material with the Manga they're dealing with, they can't and don't mess around with the stuff that makes Shojo, Shojo, and Shonen, Shonen." He had no comment. Yeah. That's what I thought!
However, he keeps saying that Fruits Basket is indeed Shonen, because there's fighting. Oh, my. As if any sort of fighting--whether with words/fists/swords/skills--makes the Anime/Manga a Shonen. Dude, no! Anime/Manga NEEDS fighting, and Fruits Basket delivers words and dumb punching and kicking. It's not the violence I like, and I know Shonen, based upon the fact that I like Shonen. But mainly Action Shonen.
Hentai and Ecchi irritates me. It's the most non-realistic Anime/Manga out there and it's perverce or just flat out WRONG, hence 'Hen' in Hentai, which means wierd or stange (in this case, wrong). In Hentai and Ecchi (Shonen or Shojo, but particularly Shojo) Anime/Manga, the relationships are all they talk about and these relationships are all messed up and wierd, and usually not very...how you say...elaborate (I guess). What I mean is, there's the main character (ALWAYS a girl; I don't hate females) and she has a crush on this boy, but some other girl also has a crush on him. That is what I call basic. It's a love triangle and is the most basic love shape ever.
But sometimes, the rival (in the love shape) of the character is either every girl in school, or a person who you know has no chance. But futhermore, there are some cases (which are surprisingly quite common) where the main character has no obstacle except for lack of confidence or just "finding the right time".
What I'm saying is that Shonen realtionships are usually more big, in that there are more rivals. Take InuYasha. Well, for starters, InuYasha is a Shojen, because it has many elements of both Shojo, however still has more Shonen elements, which is why it's a good starter, or a way to experience minor Shojo-ness while still being nurtured back to satisfaction with Shonen elements. Plus, there are few fight scenes in many Shojo, and if there are fight scenes that are rather frequent (like in Mew Mew Power/Tokyo Mew Mew), the fight scenes are boring or just plain dumb. Anyway, the love shape is wierd and not a triangle. In fact, it's more like a parallelagram. The characters are all connected to each other. Here's an example. Inuyasha and Kagome are the intended lovers. However, Inuyasha must choose between Kagome, or Kikyo, his past girlfriend. Once that would be resolved, we got Koga on the other side of the shape. He flirts with Kagome and Inuyasha gets pissed. There are more minor obstacles, but that's the main part. There are also many other parts to the shape.


I am merely stating my opinion. Anyone can read Shojo, just as long as I'M NOT AROUND! Heheheh....

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

Okay- see first of all, your friend is wrong- Furuba is like, so shojo.  It's not about fighting -it's about Tohru and her relationship with all the Zodiac. 

NOT ALL SHOJO IS HENTAI OR ECCHI!!!!  How can you say that? 

Also, too much shonen is just fighting and fighting like that stupid dragonball z.

Anyway, I love Fruits Basket.  Can we still be friends?  We both like InuYasha, right?

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
I haven't watched much anime lately, so my list may not be that good.

1. InuYasha
I've only seen InuYasha once, but I absolutely loved the idea. I recognized the character with the dog ears and grey hair instantly.

2. Uh... I don't know.. Digimon?
Well, the first and second series of this amused me. They were just awesome. The third and beyond series were complete crap though. Like that Transformers thing. You know "Ometroid Megabot SuperEnergy Mecha!"

Well, to be truthful, I don't watch much anime at all, due to lack of screening over here. Sure, there are a heap of anime shows, just none of them good. It's all Yu-Gi-Oh and Dragonball Z over here.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

The Yugi manga is better than the show-- it's not all about the stupid card game.

Sesshomaru is the best InuYasha character.  (Just my opinion)

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
What's Hentai?

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Hentai is, um, well, this is a family site- it's like porn, but with anime instead of real people.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
EWWWW!!!

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
That reaction made me laugh hard, well done, Seth.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

Thank you, October.  But the true credit goes, not to me, but to the noble men and women (well, probably mostly men) of the great Japanese nation.   Their pioneering spirit and creativity stand as a shining example to us all.

Ah, what were we talking about?  Oh, yes.  Who else likes anime?

 

 

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Kitten Blue, I wasn't saying Shojo was Ecchi or Hentai. In fact, I'm saying the opposite; ONLY SHONEN can be Ecchi or Hentai, but either way, I don't like it. And I don't like DBZ. In fact, I call it Dragon Ballz. LOL Sorry. And you're a girl, so of course you're not going to like Shonen. Hence the fact that it is for boys.

And primates, Hentai is made to be EWWWWish. Not Jewish.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

What are you talking about? EWWWWish ain't no word. Hentai's for pervertedly perverted perverts! I'm gonna stop talking!

I never said Hentai was Jewish.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

Oh- okay.  I'm not saying I like Hentai or anything. 

Shojo is romantic.  Yaoi is really really romantic, but I bet you hate that, too.  

 I guess what I mean is I like romantic stories and character-type stuff.  So I like a little Shonen- like Ruroken.  That's got a good story.  I just don't care about all the fighting.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
What?! The fighting is the point of RuroKen! LOL To each his (or her) own. Though, I'm pretty dang sure Yaoi is gay/lesbien, but it could be mistranslation or something.

And primates, I never said Hentai was Jewish. In fact I said the exact opposite.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

Yaoi is like, boy-boy romance stories.  It's not Ecchi or anything, it's all about the emotional part of the relationship, but it is about 2 pretty boys in love.

(As I wait for the "how do you know that?" questions. . .)

The act of fighting isn't the point of RuroKen, though.  I mean, like in DBZ, they're fighting all the time, but it's not the same. 

RuroKen's fights are built into the plot of the story and involve the relationships between the characters.  Also, the moves are much more detailed and descriptive.  Winning the fights involves understanding your opponent- his style and his motivation- it's not just about Kenshin being stronger than everyone.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
I knew Yaoi was gay. And you know I was joing about RuroKen. However, the fighting is a big part. Hence the multiple acts of fighting. And I know there's a philosophy about the fighting. I FLIPPIN' FOLLOW IT. You guys seriously need to notice that I am joking, however I do have points. Ya just gotta.

Oh, and Seth. HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT YAOI?!! No, I'm kidding. I unfortunetly know about it. And I know there isn't any Ecchi crap. But how can anyone enjoy that? While there's "romance", it's gay/lesbian!! Good God!!

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

Ah, no, Anubis- I wasn't saying you don't understand about RuroKen, I was just saying I get how KittenBlue could like it even though she doesn't like most Shonen stuff.

 

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Oh, sorry if I hurted your feelings.

Oh yeah! Here's the URL for Megatokyo! (Slightly Ecchi, but you must be L33T and know a fair amount of news (and History!) about games. The drawing and story gets better as you progress.)

http://www.megatokyo.com/index.php?strip_id=1

This is the first Episode. The Episode Navigation Buttons (ENB; random accronym! Oh YEAH!!) is under the comic page thing.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

Oh, thinking about bad memories involving manga. . .

Small child reading Negima! b/c he thought it was like Harry Potter"

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Negima?

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

Ecchi manga about a 10 year old wizard who's the new teacher at a girl's academy.

 

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Whoa ho ho! Not something a kid would read.

Peanut Gallery: Then why do you read Hentai?!

Me: *Ahem* Uh, I don't. Where'd you get that idea? *Ahem!*


LOL, I merely jest! ...Maybe! no.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

Hey, if you're gonna look at pr0n, Hentai is the way to go. 

Ahem!  Not that I ever have. . .

So- Sakura or Ino?

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
SAKURA! Cha! No, seriously. She's cool! And she's one of my best character in Clash of Ninja 1 and 2. W007!!

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

Sakura is great, but Art of the Valentine is an awesome technique.

Let's hear it for smart girls

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Um, Ino is a pig. Like, hence. No really, her ability isn't that great or efficient unless Shikamaru helps with his Me and My Shadow Jutsu. OH! But speaking of Shikamaru, *Ahem*

NAME YOUR TOP 5 FAVORITE NARUTO CHARACTERS!!!

1.) Kakashi

2.) Neji

3.) Rock Lee

4.) Sasuke

5.) Shino

I love doing these kind of poles! ^_^

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

1. Kakashi

2. Orochimaru

3. Sakura

4. Sasuke

5. Gaara

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
I HATE GAARA!!! I don't know why people like him? He's so weird and evil and bad guy! And he get's killed. YEEEAAH!!

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Yeah, I kinda thought you'd say that.  The sand thing is just way nifty.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
True, true. But at least Naruto hasn't become Kyubi; Gaara and the demon in him are almost the same person, er demon.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Not his fault.  Besides, I like the counterpoint Gaara provides to Naruto.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
...I still could do without Gaara.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

You know, it's beginning to seem like we're the only Naruto fans here.

At least we agree Kakashi is the best.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Oh, yeah! But anyone [who likes Naruto] can say that after the Time-Skip, Naruto (the series, and the character) gets better.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
See- I have not actually gotten to read that far yet- but I know it happens. 

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Heh, me neither. I havent read it, because I dont cheat and go ahead with the unofficially translated episodes. But really, the public can translate faster and better than the officials dudes. That's...odd.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

Lastexile, Naruto, Rurouni Kenshin, Yu Yu Ha-ka-show, Obon Star racers!!! (Isn't anime, but I love it)

Powerrangers mystic force....... anyone watch this?

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

I Love naruto!!!, its an awesome show!

But serriously has anyone ever heard of Last Exile or any of the other shows I listed?

Some others would include but not limited to: Wolfs Rain, Blue, Gundum 1-everything, Witch Hunter Robin, Gungrave!!!, and others.......... now out of all of those I never really got into any of them, but Gungrave I love!!! .. its similar to Trigun, but alot more dark in content and story.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

yeah, I've seen oban star racers a few times.  Love yuyu hakusho and witch hunter robin.

I think some of the official delay is probably due to licensing issues.

 

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
I love Yugioh,I have tons of Cards won three tornaments, in New york, woin one in Virginia,with my friend,and have every episode on DVD,and i think i'm going to make a Yugioh game on all the episodes.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Um, Yu-Gay-Oh is a pathetic excuse for an anime. It's sorta like One-Piece, but worse. MUCH worse. Which is almost impossible.

And I've also seen and like Oban Star Racers, but it is in fact an anime, it's just in the future when Humans lose thier noses. LOL, but seriously, it could happen. You know, in like 100000000000 years.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
SHUT UP!!! I WILL KILL YOU IN YUGIOH!

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Dude, if you really like Yu-Gay-Oh, then you're one of or all of the following:

1.) Not with the times. Like, you don't know that Yu-Gay-Oh is outdated and not a fad anymore. Not that it was very cool for long...

2.)  Really weird, geeky, dumb, on the same level of idiotic as the kids at my school, and/or it's just the only anime/manga you've been exposed to. Let's aim for the last option.

3.) You just like gay and outdated things. Like Yu-Gay-Oh.

Man, I'm just saying. I'm thinking you fall under the category of 1 and only 1. Yeah, 1 would be the best.

Or you just like Yu-Gay-Oh. But in any case, get out of the phase. For your own good.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

The manga was better than the anime.

(Hey, I was wondering too what happened to everyone's noses in Oban)

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Well, it might actually be possible, believe it or not. I know I'm probably taking this too far, but hey! I can do whatever I want!

As Humans became more sentient, we started to use our noses less and less, and that's why they're so small and our sence of smell is relatively low. So by the time the story of Oban begins, Humans have probably evoloved out of the use of noses.

Heh heh, maybe not. Anyway, just an idea.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

Oban is French- maybe that has something to do with it?

Okay- RuroKen poll

1. Enishi

2. Sanosuke

3. Saito/Fujita

4. Aoshi

5. Udo Jin-E  (does he look like Gambit to you?)

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
1.) Sanosuke! W007!!!

2.) Yahiko, 'specially when he's older

3.) Aoshi

4.) Megumi

5.) Kenshin

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

Agh, I HATE dragonball z. Before they even begin to fight they have this long talking scene generly followed by the lame narrator saying something about Goku or whoever it is that's about to fight, "Blah, blah, will Goku, blah,blah ect..." and then followed by the really annoying on the next Dragonball z. So now I have to wait until' the next DBZ before I can even see that fight...hell no, that's annoying so I don't watch it. I like Trigun.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

1. Kenshin

2. Aoshi

3. Sanosuke

4. Yahiko

5. Kaoru

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Oh yeah, I hate DBZ. It's for little kids who have outgrown Power Hungry Rangers. Seriosly. If you want cool speeches and ways of life and logical explanations of sweetawesome (C) moves, consult your local RuroKen book.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

Looks like Sanosuke is the leader in the polls so far.  (Aoshi is also on all three lists.)

 

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Oh YEAH! Mastery of the Two Layers kicks, um, both layers.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Do you think Sanosuke and Megumi are a good couple?

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Tch, HECK yes! And it's cool when Sano leaves. HE'S JUST SO COOL! |-|3'5 50 (00L!!!

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
*Ahem!* Need to get this thread back up to the top of the list. *AHEM!*

What?

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

Okay, let's talk about FullMetal.

1. Roy Mustang

2.  Greed

3. Ling (yeah, I know. . .)

4. Envy

5. Edward Elric

6. Scar

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
1.) Roy
2.) Al
3.) Ed
4.) Hawkeye
5.) Armstrong

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

hey anyone a adult swim fan here?

 

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
I'm noticing that you tend to favor heroes and I tend to favor villains.  And yet, every time, we pick the same number one.  Roy, Sanosuke, Kakashi. . . 

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
1.Ed
2.Lust
3.Al
4.Roy
5.Winrey

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
I still don't see why people like the Seven Sins so much. I for one hate 'em. Well, Lust and Wrath are okay.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Why do you hate them?  I don't care for Gluttony  all that much, and Lust is fairly average.  Wrath is a great storyline moment.  I like the character design of Greed quite a bit.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Oh, uh, I don't know. Maybe cuz they're the BAD GUYS!!!! of the story. And yes, Lust and Wrath are pretty cool, and Pride is cool. Cuz he's Bradley. Greed is...um...I forgot.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

Greed is the Ultimate Shield- King Bradley goes to defeat him with the Elric brothers, that's the arc where we find out that Bradley is Wrath (not Pride)  later on, Ling becomes fused with the reincarnation of Greed.  Perhaps the anime is different, I'm going by the manga.

 

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Ninja Sword is the best one I've ever seen.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

which is that- I thought I knew it, but I'm thinking of Ninja Scroll

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Actually, I mistyped. Ninja Scroll is what I meant. I love that movie.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

Hey, Exiled. Isn't that a picture of that guy on monty python's flying circus that always says, "It's...". I love that show.

Anyway, I have played some hentai games, there not good because of that weird stuff, I like the story in them (x-change 3 is funny).

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

Yeah, Ninja Scroll is great!  There was a sequel, but it wasn't quite as good.

Hey Leon- have you seen Naruto, or just played the game?

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
I've seen maybe one or two episodes on tv at one point, that's it.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

Ah- the game is better if you know something about the characters,  I think.

Okay- IMHO-- manga tend to be better than anime.  Questions, comments, concerns?

 

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Yeah, Manga is the way to go, but some Anime are better than the Manga. Though in FMA, the Anime and Manga are at equal and high levels.
If you havent been watching Naruto, it's gonna be hard to catch up. QUITE HARD.

...I STILL HATE HENTAI!!! lol

LastExile looks pretty [sweet(awesome)]. Which channel is it on? Where can I buy it? (Barnes & Noble I hope) Can the expert on LastExile please reply? Er, first of all, remind me who you are <lol>.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

Okay- fine, Hentai-related question. . .

For H haters- do you like "regular?"  (Without being too explicit, what I'm saying is- is it that the girls aren't real or is it the graphic depiction of sex in general?)

Anime-related question- subbed or dubbed?

 

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
I don't look at it because the girls aren't real, which I suppose doesn't do anything for me. However, if they got to the point where one couldn't distinguish between real and digital, I wouldn't mind.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
HAHAHA, madglee, you pervert! Just joking.

1.) I...uh...am not going to answer the first question.

2.) SUBBED!!! All the way!!

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Seriously true.   Also, the dubbed versions sometimes edit what's going on to make it more "kid-friendly."

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Hm, too true. Plus, Japanese sounds nicer than the crappy American voice talents.

Because I don't frequently read/watch Hentai, I don't have any real-life experience with the effects of watching...Hentai stuff. And I'm happy I live without it.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

I'm just trying to figure out if most people who hate Hentai hate all porn in general, or just anime-style.

Anyway--

I hate the American voice for Sanji on One Piece.  What were they thinking?

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
*shrug* What were they thinking when they had RICHARD COX do InuYasha's voice? He sounds like a retard compared to his Japanese counter-part voice talent.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
I don't think the voice casters listen to the Japanese tracks when they're casting.  Sometimes I think they don't look at the anime at all. . .

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Well, the thing is, for American voices, they just pick a voice that fits the character; however, they mess up usually. The Japanese voices are the same throughout Manga/Anime, or anything else like that. They have good, trained voices for each type of character (i.e. roudy character, quiet dude who's freaking awesome) and you don't care if they reuse the voices.

Even so, the American FMA voices are INCREDIBLE! They're much better than the Japanese voices.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
*cough* Bump ^ *cough, cough Cough, COUGH COUGH! ...COUGH!!!*

*Says in raspy voice:* I-I'm okay. Okay. U-uh, just need some...water. *cough*

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago

Something else-- half the American actors can't pronounce the Japanese words/names!

Katana doesn't rhyme with banana,  for one- there's another one that was really bothering me, but I can't think of it right now.

Anime/Manga Taku!

15 years ago
Sushi and, um...bread.

ONCE AGAIN, one of Anubis's crappy "jokes" strikes again! Muhuhahahahahahaha!!!