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Thanks for the lengthy reply! I'd be interested in hearing what you like about these shows.
Full metal alchemist
FMA: Brother hood
FMA Movie: Conquerer of shambala (spelling?)
I watched several episodes of Full Metal Alchemist. It actually had a pretty interesting premise, if I remember correctly, but it must not have held
my attention... I can't remember any real specifics about it outside of the fact that his brother's soul it trapped in a suit of armor. I don't
even remember how far into it I was, which doesn't say much for a running plot-line... I hope it didn't turn out to be one of those shows who's
only progressive plot element is the need to travel from one town to another (read: Pokemon) with random encounters thrown in as McGuffins.
All that being said, my memory isn't what it used to be, so I may have to give it a second look.
The remake of Evangelion and the Movie is good
Is it a different story, or just updated art or something? I'd really like to know more about this from someone who's seen it.
Ergo Proxy is amazing
I remember hearing about this already. Checking it out on Anime News Network right now. I think this one is going on my list
I have Blood The Last Vampire, which I actually enjoyed, but I'm not sure there was enough there for an ongoing plot, and the creature design was
relatively boring. I did like the setting on Okinawa, as I'm a USAF member myself. Is Blood+ a series based off of the movie?
This one gets bandied around quite a bit. It must not be all that bad. I didn't care for the art style if I remember, but if the story's good that
can be overlooked. Can you tell me what you like about it? It looks like more mechs, though
Dragon ball z (long, sometimes lame, brings me back to my younger days)
Oh hell no. I could be convinced to watch this series in my youth before I had critical thinking, or anything at all to do with my time, but I really
don't think I could be bothered to suffer through episode after mind-numbing episode of 3 minutes worth of story stretched out for 30 agonizing
Full Metal Panic
I've also heard a lot about this. Can you tell me why you recommend it?
I've seen this one. It was entertaining, but didn't make it to my tops
I did enjoy spending time with it though. Never had to convince myself to
load up the next episode. I'd recommend it to others.
I have a good friend who also recommended this to me, and he's the same guy who got me to watch Wolf's Rain, so I value his opinion. I guess it's
loosely based on The Magnificent Seven (an old Western movie with a group of unlikely, and bad-ass, heroes that safe a small town from a gang)?
I had forgotten about it. Would you recommend it over Ergo Proxy or Escaflowne? How would you rank it in terms of priority?
Ah yes, I watched quite a few of these when they were on Hulu. It started out very interesting!
I think it fell into an unfortunate rut though. After a while it lost a good running plot line and gut stuck in a "problem of the day" routine.
Hopefully it pulled out of it, and added some new element after a while, but I gave it quite a few episodes to change my mind before I got bored.
It really is worth a watch, at least until he bests his first nemesis anyway.
And if you like cars, then you'll like Initial D
Not for me, but I read a good review in Play magazine once.
And if you want some ones i watched when i was younger:
Sailor moon (series)
My neighbour totoro (movie, amazing!)
Kiki's delivery service
Can't deal with the Sailor Moon, although I gotta give it credit for it's place in old-school pop culture.
The other two are Miyazaki movies, which I said I adore. They are the epitome of perfection in anime! My sons watch Totoro constantly
And my all time favourite. Nausicaa and the valley of the wind(movie, seen this a million times since birth)
Another excellent Miyazaki movie!
The only anime i actually own is Love Hina (hehehe), i just download the rest because anime is really expensive here. I also recommend Fruits
Basket if you like semi-love stories =p, i loved the manga. had them all
Love Hina does sound like the basis for a lot of laughs
I generally don't purchase the fluffy anime, but I might look at getting my hands on a few
episodes for a test-run.
Actually I remember Fruits Basket getting some pretty positive reviews. What are your thoughts on it? Good and bad.