October 27, 2020, 08:30:53 PM

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Offline cupiscent

Re: Anime Favorites
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2019, 04:19:36 AM »
I'm just the opposite. I believe anime can cross the line that is difficult to do with real people. For example, Attack on Titan.  It's something that I can't believe be done to a similar level with real life.

Anime provides opportunity for creativity not possible with real people.

This. Pretty much why some anime live action adaptations (Attack on Titan live action, for one) failed as well, because some materials just can't be translated well enough into another medium. The Attack on Titan live action was just way too gory, for one.

Oh, I absolutely agree that anime and animation provide opportunity to deliver content that is too difficult / expensive / otherwise unwieldy to do in live-action. My problem is that I have trouble gleaning emotion from animated faces, so all the whizbang action in the world leaves me cold because I have no emotional context from the characters. (Context that is provided by micro/regular expression on live-action actor faces.) This is entirely a me-problem!

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Re: Anime Favorites
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2019, 06:45:00 AM »
What about the first 10 minutes in Up by Pixar  @cupiscent  I found that emotional.

I’ve never watched any Anime/Manga myself.
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Re: Anime Favorites
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2019, 07:24:41 AM »
What about the first 10 minutes in Up by Pixar  @cupiscent  I found that emotional.

I’ve never watched any Anime/Manga myself.

Wall-E was emotional, too :)
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Offline Bender

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« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2019, 01:05:51 PM »
Don't want to come across as pedantic, but anime and animated are different. Anime is very Japanese and related to the manga subculture. Animation is just a style of making Movies/TV. I wouldn't call Wall-E, Incredibles ets as anime.

Having said that Wall-E is just amazing. The first Incredibles, Toy Story....it has its classics. I nearly cried at ending if You Story 3.
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Offline S. K. Inkslinger

Re: Anime Favorites
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2019, 03:33:51 PM »
What about the first 10 minutes in Up by Pixar  @cupiscent  I found that emotional.

I’ve never watched any Anime/Manga myself.

That 10 minutes crushed me. Totally. Like a pile of rubble under a giant's heel.

And agreed with @Bender anime are pretty much exclusively the big-eye Japanese art style guys, animations (Pixar, Disney, American Graphic novels, etc.) are totally different. 

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Re: Anime Favorites
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2019, 04:41:51 PM »
Yes I know anime is different to Pixar. I never said it was. I’m sorry if I offended anyone and derailed the thread.

Hopefully this topic gets back on track.
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Re: Anime Favorites
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2019, 06:56:40 PM »
Offended? I feel offended that you thought someone might be offended. Grrr!

Anyway this can be thread for both. I enjoy discussing and watching both.
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Re: Anime Favorites
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2019, 07:21:05 PM »
Last summer Film4 (a TV channel) showed all Ghibli movies, and I really enjoyed a bunch of them - otherwise anime isn't really for me.

I've watched a few animation films without children and I was surprised to really like Inside Out and Despicable Me ;D
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« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2019, 08:07:53 PM »
I used to watch animes but I like the Mangas more. I hate fillers :)
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Re: Anime Favorites
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2019, 03:08:33 PM »
My favorites are clearly the two Ghost in the Shell movies and the two seasons of Stand Alone Complex. They are among my favorite fiction things ever. That stuff has a transcendental thing going on for me.

Princess Mononoke is also an obvious one. While not of the same caliber, I also really like Seirei no Moribito and Mushishi a lot.
And while it's rough and clunky like nobody's business, Record of Lodoss War has that early to mid 90's fantasy style that I really love.
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Re: Anime Favorites
« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2019, 04:00:53 PM »
https://youtu.be/fLaBzPPF4cU

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« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2019, 11:38:15 PM »
https://youtu.be/fLaBzPPF4cU

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Re: Anime Favorites
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2019, 04:04:30 PM »
Watching One Punch Man Season 2. A big drop in quality from Season 1. Very few positives.
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« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2019, 08:55:09 PM »
I was at a party once where someone put on an episode of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. The entire episode was just a fight scene, but the combatants took a break after every move to explain what they were doing and how they were able to do it. It was amazing.

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Re: Anime Favorites
« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2019, 04:56:37 AM »
I was at a party once where someone put on an episode of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. The entire episode was just a fight scene, but the combatants took a break after every move to explain what they were doing and how they were able to do it. It was amazing.

That sounds hilarious, hahah. I've heard a lot of good things about Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, but haven't gotten to watching it yet. I guess I'll have to some day.

On my side I've just finished watching Neon Genesis Evangelion. Quite an artistic anime that showed a character's struggle through depression and mental breakdown, and there were some pretty f*&cked up stuffs as well.