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    Re: The Anime Thread 2 :)

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    Nice figurines there IW. Was thinking of having one on my desk at work.. but they are prety expensive at £25!
    Arigatou gozaimasu!

    Ah, I wish they was £25 each, have you been looking at Figma or Nendoroids, they hover around that price. If you ever do purchase any, try to avoid buying from China since they pretty much always 99% fake hence the cheap price, unless you don't mind that. On a other note Dakimakura's from China are ok, they cost about £20 or so and not like £90 for the legit versions. AmiAmi and Hobby Link Japan do sales every so often where you can pick up figures that are 75% off their price, but you have to be quick, since they sell out in a flash.

    I also recommend visiting Hobby Frontier, their prices are always £10-15 more then AmiAmi but their customer service is the best. AmiAmi has the cheaper figures, they always 15/20% off but their customer service is good, but not as personal as the previous retailer. Hobby Link Japan are the middle ground. Their prices are higher then AmiAmi but their customer service is more "forgiving" when you need a little extra time to pay for figures.

    The figures in the photos of mine range from as cheap as £35 to £108 for the real expensive ones, for example, the Hyakka Ryoran Samurai Girls all cost £100 each. I like to think of them as gold assets, since the resale value only goes up.

    Ah insane ain't it, only reason I started this hobby because one late night, I watched Hatsune Miku Live and wanted a figure of her really badly, so since then, it's snow balled.

    So, here is some Anime that I would recommend to people.

    Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls should be added to the Ecchi list, one of my favourite Animes, but it does have a very different drawing style to the art.

    I would also recommend people watch Crest of the Stars and then Banner of the Stars, it's a great Space Opera, it has 3 seasons with 2 movies.

    Strawberry Panic is 26 episodes of Yuri fun, there is also Maria-Sama, that went on 4 seasons, finally! I would recommend Aria (Animation, Natural and Origination) The story line for the last two are really good, don't expect any action or anything, it's a slow Anime but with good characters and story line, both end very well.

    Just about to finish Ikkitousen the first season, that's been fun.
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    Re: The Anime Thread 2 :)

    Not a huge anime fan, most of it annoys me. However, I have been enjoying a few series'. Sakamichi no appolon has been really good thus far, I only got into it as it's by the Cowboy Bebop director and again has Yoko Kanno on the soundtrack.

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    Re: The Anime Thread 2 :)

    Have updated with a few more animes

    Have started watching this recently , it came out in 2011.
    Denpa onna to seishun otoko

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    Re: The Anime Thread 2 :)

    Finishing up AQUARION EVOL.



    EDIT: It's still ongoing. How did I imagine I was finishing it up is beyond me hehe
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    Re: The Anime Thread 2 :)

    Here's a couple for the sci fi list
    starship operators http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQo1i_4iWmM

    Outlaw star http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCccmIFG1ms (not the best of trailers)
    this one is older very noticeable from the artwork but I still like it.

    not a sci fi, title sounds like porn but it's not
    XXXHOLiC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwZiOWAO0k0
    I'm not sure if this is ecchi, slice of life or fantasy, Japanese school kid who can see spirits and other supernatural things, he meets a witch who sells wishes, but the wishes give people exactly what they ask for, not necessarily want and generally come with a bitter sweet cost.

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    Re: The Anime Thread 2 :)

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    not a sci fi, title sounds like porn but it's not
    XXXHOLiC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwZiOWAO0k0
    I'm not sure if this is ecchi, slice of life or fantasy, Japanese school kid who can see spirits and other supernatural things, he meets a witch who sells wishes, but the wishes give people exactly what they ask for, not necessarily want and generally come with a bitter sweet cost.
    It's probably best described as a supernatural comedy in my opinion. It's not exactly serious even when it covers slightly deeper elements. XXXHolic also crosses over into tsubasa chronicles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI0eMv2ig9o) which also crosses into chobits (clamp does this crossover thing a fair bit). Tsubasa chronicles is pretty good in my opinion too.

    I'd like to add in rozen maiden to the list, supernatural slice of life. Living dolls, want to become 'alice'. Bit of fighting, comedy, slice of life but works well in my opinion.

    I'll have a dig through my collection for other suggestions later, might take a while lol...

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    Re: The Anime Thread 2 :)

    Ok, some more recommendations

    Gosick - think mystery drama, slice of life, set in 'world war 2' period but not world war 2.
    Simoun - slice of life, mystery, fighting, flying ships.
    Gundam Unicorn (slowly being released lol) - its gundam based around the unicorn model, it's 6 OVA's rather than a series though
    Strike Witches - magical flying female soldiers fighting not from earth enemies
    Sky Girls - basically the same as strike witches but using flying exoskeletons
    Black Lagoon - surprised this isn't mentioned... black comedy with lots of guns
    Zoids - 'animal' based mecha series, my personal fav is genesis (5th series)

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    Re: The Anime Thread 2 :)

    Tnx guys, will update shortly

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    Re: The Anime Thread 2 :)

    Another - Horror, ghost (very dark and feels like a film with pacing and story)
    Brave 10 - skilled fighters (all different styles and weapons) set in feudal Japan times
    High School DxD - Angel, Demons and Falling Angels fighting against each other (nudity but no actual sex)
    Hunter x Hunter - Remake of the old series. Didn't see it first time, loving it. Had to read all the manga once I got up-to-date with the anime
    Kore wa Zombie desu ka - Zombie, Necromancers, Vampires and Mages in a modern setting with a bit of comedy (not seen the second season yet)
    Occult Academy - strange one with both witchcraft and time travel from the future

    Nicked from the other thread.

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    Update complete. Arigato gozaimas minna.

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    Two new Black Rock Shooter T-Shirts arrived the other day, going to be wearing one today. xD

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    Re: The Anime Thread 2 :)

    Quote Originally Posted by IronWarrior View Post
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    Two new Black Rock Shooter T-Shirts arrived the other day, going to be wearing one today. xD
    Nice T-shirts there!
    Btw, I have started cosplaying as Altair from Assassins Creed for the last two years now. MCM EXpo , Eurogamer ...

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    Re: The Anime Thread 2 :)

    Right, it's been summer holidays for me for about 2 weeks and a bit now. Time to watch some anime! Nisemonogatari and Mirai Nikki (sp? Future Diary) are gonna be defo watches for me. Might have to watch Bakemonogatari again too as I don't remember what happened in it.

    I may check out some more mainstream/longer ones such as Fate Zero and Guilty Crown as well as return to Bakuman. I can't spend too much of my time watching anime though, tons of things that I need to do! Oh don't I miss first year uni and all those years before that!

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    Oh wow, you haven't watched Mirai Nikki yet? You in for a treat. It's totally awesome. Yuno Gasai is the best, wish I could marry a women like that.

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    Re: The Anime Thread 2 :)

    Quote Originally Posted by IronWarrior View Post
    Oh wow, you haven't watched Mirai Nikki yet? You in for a treat. It's totally awesome. Yuno Gasai is the best, wish I could marry a women like that.
    After watching the last 4 episodes of Bakemonogatari again, I can't believe that I didn't finish it!

    Next, Nisemonogatari Then Mirai Nikki. I'm sure I'll like Mirai Nikki, but I don't think it'll beat Bakemonogatari for me

    Tasogare Otome x Amnesia's last episode also aired today, so it should be subbed and uploaded for me to watch tomorrow. I think a bittersweet ending is unavoidable though.

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    Re: The Anime Thread 2 :)

    Just as I guessed, the last episode of Tasogare Otome x Amnesia is such a bittersweet ending. It's very, very touching. At the beginning I thought I had lost some of my emotions as I could understand the characters, but couldn't feel their feelings. But as I went through it, I was very moved by the scene. It's so simple and inevitable, but somehow, the feelings are translated fully onto the viewer.

    The ending is quite funny though, not sure why they decided to do that - probably to please the crowd?

    A funny way to describe the last ep (from MAL dadihu): "they make us cry then they say "hey, i was just trolling, tadah" then you go FUUUUU"

    If you want something relaxing, slightly dark with a touching ending, definitely watch Tasogare Otome x Amnesia. Although it definitely won't be a 10/10 anime or anywhere close to it, it's definitely on my "Favourites" list.

    I've gotta say, it was weird as I had just watched 7 episodes of Nisemonogatari in a row, so suddenly switching to Tasogare Otome x Amnesia was like visiting a whole different country/culture/world.

    Btw, Nisemonogatari has a lot of ecchi scenes that are cleverly done and humourous, rarely seen nowadays as most scenes are simply "fanservice". Storyline isn't as strong as Bakemonogatari but it's still interesting nonetheless.

    EDIT: Apparently Tasogare Otome x Amnesia has a "Deux Ex" ending and so does Mirai Nikki. Will be interesting to see what happens in Mirai Nikki.
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