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| "Re(5):Newly released anime??" , posted Mon 2 May 00:54|
What's Speed Grapher about? Can anyone go into more detail?
Really...REALLY...if you're going to get into Speed Grapher, don't look it up, just let it surprise you. Telling you anything about it would do a disservice to the show. It's in the near future, it's weird and it's shocking.
I hope it doesn't fall apart soon.
If anything, I give it points for using Duran Duran as the OP - such an appropriate song.
As for some other mainstream shows:
Tsubasa Chronicle - Clamp fans will eat this up as usual, but if you're not familiar with their previous series, it'll prolly come off as just another shounen type series. Nothing necessarily wrong with that though, and Yuki Kaijira music's always a plus.
Eureka 7 - I'm not sure what to make of this yet. Since it's done by Studio Bones, the production values are great, but like Pollyana said - it's surfing robots. Seems to be catered to a younger crowd, but it may pick up.
Sousei no Aquarion - Blatant cheese, with the standard religious imagery combined with 3D CG mecha. The literally orgasm-inducing combining sequences almost make it worth watching though.
Basilisk - an adaptation of a novel, it has a definite Ninja Scroll feel to it, which means the masses will eat it up if and when it gets licensed.
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| "Re(3):Newly released anime??" , posted Wed 4 May 06:07|
I don't think I'm going to watch the tsuabasa anime. I love clamp and all, but seriously, the first volume of the manga put me to sleep (I ended up giving the book to a friend who was also reading XXXHolic, so he could connect both stories) - speaking of which, is holic getting animated?
anyway, I've been watching eyeshield (first 2 eps, but I had to switch sub groups since C1 seems to have stopped already) - seems like good fun. I'm a big football (american) fan, so I thought the show'd be good on that alone. plus, since it took prince of tennis's old timeslot, it just HAD to be good right?
| "Re(2):Newly released anime??" , posted Fri 13 May 04:23|
Does anybody here know any newly released anime that is fun or good to watch besides Eyeshield 21, Mar, Yakitate!JAPAN!, and Basilisk??
I watched the first three of Basilisk, I thought the story was pretty interesting though it was somewhat hard to grasp at first. All the information piles on at one time. The character designs are pretty interesting. I'm not too good with voice actors but some of them sound pretty familiar, Yashamaru sounds like Gaara from Naruto.
Hm, I wouldn't know directly compare this to ninja scroll but it seems pretty nice. They have some familiar names in the anime such as Tokugawa Ieyasu and Hanzo Hattori. Other than that its kinda like a half love story half war story since the main characters Gennosuke and Oboro are repeating what their elders did in the past which was to fall in love.
The intro music is pretty good as well as the ending credits theme too.
The thing is, and I just discovered it these days, Yamada Fuutarou, the writer of the original work Kouga Ninpouchou (the subtitle for Basilisk) is the same one who wrote Makai Tensho (Ninja Ressurection).
So, any similarities are not coincidences.