Joined: 25-May 05
From: Sacramento, California
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Hmm … how come I know I am getting the same look I got from the rental store guy …
Anyway … looking for suggestions for Anime available in US that I can rent … buy … etc.
My first experience with Anime was Ronin Warriors / “Samurai Troopers” … from there I’ve enjoyed Sailor Moon, The different Dragon Ball series, Yu-Gi-Oh (*blush* I know … I know ... my husband thinks the same thing) … and recently started watching Inuyasha and Full Metal Alchemist. FMA is probably as dark as I’d like to go.
Just looking for suggestions of titles … and thought this would be the perfect place to ask.
Thank you in advance! ~ K
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Naruto- great show with lots of good characters, some good fight scenes but completely bloodless (well, a trickle of blood coming from a character's mouth every now and then, but that's about it). Very melodramatic, though. Be prepared for 5 or 6 shots of completely irrelevant characters reacting for every 1 plot twist. Takes about 10 episodes to get through the action in one episode of FMA, but, nonetheless, very good.
GunParade March- only 12 episodes. Short, sweet. A love story between two enlisted kids in the military in an alternate universe. Some confusing fight scenes (they *are* in the military), some death, but other than that... uplifting. Uh, wait, now that I'm remembering more about it, some isolated innuendos (and some not-so-innuendos) among the secondary characters, but nothing worse than Miroku groping people in InuYasha. Am trying to avoid over-use of the word "sweet," but that's all there really is to describe this one...
Vision of Escaflowne- The movie has more blood and sex than the TV show (more than Trigun and InuYasha, less than Cowboy Bebop), but still not very much. The show is pretty clean. Good fight scenes, great music, solid plot. What I like most about Escaflowne is the time they spend developing the characters (which is most of the time). It's like a soap opera almost. By the time you get to the end, you know exactly why characters do the things they do because you feel like you know them (hmmm.... getting a little creepy obsessed, there, shio, eh?). AND, they respect the Viewer's intelligence enough to not keep up a steady bombardment of flashbacks as with Naruto (I've seen them show the same flashback THREE TIMES in the same episode, but that has nothing to do with anything, does it?).
Ranma 1/2- I've only read the manga for this one, I'm assuming they clean it up a little bit for the anime? Fanservice bits aside, I really liked the manga and am gonna get around to watching the show eventually. I don't know what they changed for the show, but the basic thing is about a boy and his father who fall into a cursed spring and are, well, cursed. Since this all comes out in, like, the first chapter, I don't think it would be too much of a spoiler... So, Ranma's curse is that he turns into a woman every time he's hit with cold water. And hilarious antics ensue!
Anyone have recommendations of darker anime? Not sex-and-violence stuff exactly (am NOT looking for Blood the Last Vampire and like that), but with more substance, than, say, Inuyasha?