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Then why do animations such as Soul Eater and Ouran Highschool Host Club have the exact same animation? Whoever does it is a genius.
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First off, what part of JAPANESE animation don't you understand. Funimation is based in Texas. So that would make what you're watching AMERICAN animation regardless of where the source material came from.

Furthermore, you've never heard of Japanese based studios such as Gainax, Studio Ghibli, Bones, or Aniplex, have you? Those are the guys that do the work. Look them up as well as some others if you want to know where a lot of these titles come from.


*picks up a boulder the size of a small apartment building and strains to hold it over my head.

ANYTHING ELSE!?
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Not a rabid fan my Japanese animation myself. Just most of the good stuff seems to be coming from there. So I guess I am not up to speed with who makes it, and who publishes it. :P
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The Japanese studios that do the good animes are pretty legendary, usually.

Magus, although he is crazy, has it right. American companies do no work other than pony up for distribution rights and then subcontracting out for dubbing or subbing, advertising, and maybe toys or other products.

The reason that Soul Eaters and Ouran Host Club have similar animation is probably due to the fact that they were created and animated by the same Japanese studio or created by the same manga artist. I'm not a rabid fan of either so I can't say for sure.
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As Homer Simpson would say, "Crazy like a fox!"
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Another thing that really pisses me off (excuse the Anglo Saxon) are the anime 311t3 who rat on those who watch dubbed anime. Yes, there are a host of censored anime that are MUCH better in Japanese. Sailor Moon is one of those. But OHSHC and Ghost In a Shell are a good example of animes are that just fine dubbed. Sometimes I like to do other things while I watch a show.
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Personally, I don't mind dubs myself. And I do agree that most of these kids need to grow up. But I'll also say that there are some series where I can't stand the dub.

Gilgamesh is a perfect title for me to bring up here. The acting isn't bad at all. And the dialog isn't different from the subbed version much at all. It's just that I couldn't stand having a cast of teenagers sounding like they're in their thirties. It's somewhat of a bitter pill for me to swallow when none of the main characters sound any younger then the damn Countess.

But really, it's all preference. It's not like watching one version over the other makes you "Level Up", or something. But somehow, I think a lot of these kids are dumb enough to believe the contrary. I mean, a lot of these kids are the same idiots that read Danny Choo's blog and believe his bulls*** that Japan is an otaku wonderland. So it's really hard to tell what goes through their heads sometimes.
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Most of these otakus could not handle actual Japanese history without their heads exploding. :P Gilgamesh was VERY off-putting. The voice-acting was great but a few keys off. I agree completely.
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So I thought I could watch Clannad (Fuko's Arc, the first 9 episodes) again tonight and actually understand what was happening a little better because I would not be bawling my eyes out this time.

I was wrong...

Has anyone else watched this one? Is it not one of the most heartbreaking stories you have ever seen, or is it just me?
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Seriously though, I can't stand this series or Key's other works. Simply put, as many detractors before have already clearly stated, the characters are anything but human. The only character that's remotely able to be identified with is the depressed main character and that's only possible if you've ever been two steps away from killing yourself.

Seriously, if you want something that makes you sad with characters that aren't basically animated version of someone's PVC doll collection, check out "Grave of the Fireflies" or "5 Centimeters Per Second".
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Will do. But sometimes I hate realistic characters. Sometimes the escape from people is the best medicine. Don't you agree that is what TV and games are for?
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To a limited extent, yes. But from your point, I think there are two key things that you're missing.

The first is that Video Games don't really need to be realistic. There a whole other medium entirely. What anything lacks in plot is more then made up for in interactivity, which is the whole point of a video game to begin with. For example, you didn't play the old school Ninja Gaiden trilogy for the cut scenes in between so much as they were your reward from getting from point A to point B.

However, if you're playing an RPG, the rules can change even though it often isn't very much. Final Fantasy V, for instance, has a completely retarded story (not unlike VIII and X), but the gameplay itself between the completely customizable party to the interesting dungeons to the challenging bosses makes this among my favorite titles in the series. Looking at Persona 3, however, introduces me to a very fantasy like world despite the setting it takes place in. But the characters are all very much diverse, identifyable, and most importantly, interactive. In fact, that's half of the game. So there's your escape from reality right there. You're given an entirely new life to live and a new cast of friends to live it with you that are plenty human enough to make them easily attachable on an emotional level. (Though some a lot more then others.)


Secondly, when you mention TV as a whole, I think you missed my origanal point entirely. And just to better clarify my stance on my views, I can't get attached to a high school girl that acts (and talks) like a toddler and hopelessly relies on you like a lost puppy. I can't get attached to something that clearly isn't human (or mentally retarded). Really, what Clannad does isn't really any diffrent from what porn does (not that I'm against porn, mind you) in that it gives you characters that just don't exist in the real world and presents a situation that would never happen. Fanatasy is fine, but this is just poorly executed, in my opinion.
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From a character development standpoint (not dialog though) SM fits the cake for very well developed characters. The characters in Clannad are only a layer or two deep but I was still lost in it and not thinking about everything else that is wrong around me. So in that, somehow, they still pulled off what allot of anime could not.

I am not disagreeing about the development of the characters in the series, but rather, they still somehow put them together in such a fashion that is took me in and would not let me leave.

Though I will admit, I was confused as ALL HELL in the last episode of series 2. One of the main characters die and there is no scene or even mention of it. You just never see her again. What the hell?
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*rolls over*
one word for bad anime that I can't stop watching: Bleach

ugh it drags on and on and then gets somewhat good and then... filler... and then I think it's going to get better but I know it won't. Plot? who needs plot when you have big swords and blood that's pressurized at 100psi. Oh yes... it is the series that I love to hate and can't stop watching but only subbed... dubbed makes me want to kill myself.

The only good dubs that I've seen are the studio ghibli works that have been brought over by Disney. unlike other distributors Disney actually gets class A talent and does a damn good job getting those movies dubbed.
I don't mind the Ghost in the Shell dubs either whomever is taking care of the movies and the series does a good job.
oh oh but Slayers must be watched subbed, megumi hayashibara is the only voice for Lina... dubbed made me want to cleanse my ears by burning them off with a blowtorch.
and while I'm drawling on I need something new to watch... besides bleach and inuyasha which I'm nearly done with. I might watch Fushugi Yuugi again since I haven't done so since high school but I remember that to be total soap opera... and the OVAs were just plain odd.
and Grave of the Fireflies didn't make me cry it just made me realize that WW2 was a really crappy time to be alive in Japan... why didn't those kids just go back to their extended family? even though they were jerks I doubt they would have let them die like that.
Japan is not an otaku paradise, yes them people loves their animation but them people love school and education a whole lot more and dont have a lot of time for those otaku like extra-curricular activities. I need to go to Japan someday... I want to try all the vending machines... I think you can even buy a car from a vending machine there... probably have really good sushi places.
meh
bedtime.
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I picked Okinawa as my station for the USAF. I just want to experience the culture through living it, not as a tourist or Outaku.
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I thought the Christmas Critters killed her.
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HAHAHAHAHA. Magnus. You are so mean.
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You all are meanies. )_) I am SO addicted to Ouran High-school Host Club!
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
boy with 4 daughters next door? sounds like the premise of a rather ecchi series to me.

Always up for some good hentai, but only the funny kind... not the messed up in the head need to see a therapist kind :P

"I am SO addicted to Ouran High-school Host Club!" my wife gets that series off Netflix, she loves it too.

"Xiaolin Showdown isn't technically an anime, but what-evs." This makes me think of Samarai Jack, that was an interesting series there and I liked the art style.
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This forum has been dead for a while. But that being said, the more posting that goes on, the more people that seam to come around.

Soul Eaters
Desert Punk -> A Must Watch Nyah
Clannad
Ouran Highschool Host Club
Princess Tutu
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
It's funny to think about how SUPER INTO ANIME OMG !!!!oneoneseven! I was in my teenage years, and how long it's been since I've done things like watch 4-6 new series at one time. rrGranted, I still consider myself a big anime fan, but these days I've got less time and a more diverse spread of things to watch. Lately, most of my anime viewing has been either re-watching old classics, catching up on old classics, or checking out the occasional new series.rrFor example, the last new series that I hardcore followed was Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, which was likely going on last time grep was up. (More recently, I made one of my roommates marathon all of Eva in one sitting. Actually, I gave up and went to bed, and he finished the series.) rrProbably the most recent series I've seen has been Angel Beats--another marathon with my roommate after another roommate of ours got us started. (He also claimed that we would succumb to the SOUL-CRUSHING DEPRESSION at the end of the series, whereas we both found it pretty uplifting. Some people.)rrStuff in the back of my mind to watch: Mushi-shi, Noir (I'm somewhere in the middle...)... and that's about all that I can think of at the moment.
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I am just starting into my October ritual of Clannad. I keep questioning why I do this to myself. T.T
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