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  1. The Anime/Manga Discussion Thread


    #704432014-02-23 01:40:18 *Kip said:

    Otherwise known as: The Thread We Were All Waiting For!

    Yes, this is it! The place to talk about Anime/Manga! Got any recommendations? Post them here, or in the Recommended Anime Thread!

    All of your Anime needs, in one place! The ultimate source!

    Talk about what you like, what you dislike. Got any questions? Post them, and see if others have the answers that you need! Post pictures, clips, music, anything you want! Post information about upcoming anime/manga, any kind of franchise merchandise, or video games/visual novels. But let's keep it SFW for now. This is going to be a safe environment. No insults, please! Let's encourage healthy discussion and sharing in this thread.

    Don't like it? Too bad! Bye-bye!


    Let's start this off right

    First off, I'll make a list of some good and recent threads about Anime we already have:

    That should be enough for now. If you'd like to have you thread featured here, send me a PM for consideration for placement on the OP, or post a link in this thread instead!

    http://i.imgur.com/vFb1w81.gif

    Have fun, and remember, all negativity towards other users or the thread will be removed!

    And let's keep bumping this thread for old AND new users to see, so that we don't have a million and one threads out there about the same thing. This will be our redirection thread for silly one-liner posts with no tags or titles about random anime/manga.
  2. #704452014-02-23 01:44:47 *Kip said:

    Some simple rules:

    • Be kind to others.
    • Encourage discussion.
    • Hide your spoilers! You can use !!! directly in front of [ ] with words inside to add a spoiler to your post. It should look like this
    • Again, keep it SFW!

    Try to be as friendly or polite as possible. We don't want to ruin the thread for others. I'll have to punish all troublemakers!

  3. #704472014-02-23 02:00:51Kip said:

    I suppose I'll start the thread off with a very obvious statement;

    Our site, TheColorless, is based off of Dollars from Durarara.

    http://windows7themer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Durarara-Dollars-Logon-Screen.jpg

    I liked DRRR, but personally I feel like the anime wasn't as exciting as I thought it would be. I liked reading the light novels, but the anime is way too short. Where is the second season!?

    I don't know if they're just having a hard time thinking about how to implement the other characters or not, but I do know the creator was disappointed because they wanted it to be about Celty and the fandom was compiled of mostly BL fans who shipped Shizaya... which I suppose it a bit depressing, considering the actual plot seems like it's pretty interesting.

    Maybe this is just my mod-side speaking, but I really hope season 2 comes out soon so that we can have more members on the site again. I was pretty mad when I found out the DRRR S2 ad was fake when it came out a while back! I got all excited for nothing.

  4. #704542014-02-23 04:52:55Rinneko said:

    I agree. When I initially came upon the synopsis of DRRR!!, with all its references to the Headless Rider, I did imagine the plot to be mainly centred around her. I found the anime to be quite distant, and couldn't really relate to how different back stories were being revealed without a clear plot at that time. However, the ending was pretty cool.

    The light novels definitely were better, and I would love it if there was a second season going in to the continuation. I think the excitement sure escalates after the area the anime covered, and to see it portrayed in animated form would be wonderful. :)

    I don't know anything about a false DRRR!! S2 advertisement though.

  5. #704522014-02-23 04:34:40Teil said:

    Mkay well I guess I'll start by bringing my favourite genre into the mix. Slice of Life animes of course.

    Sliceoflife

    The genre itself is pretty self-explanatory so I'll leave it at that. I'm not exactly sure what it is about shows such as Clannad, Oregairu, or even something like Seitokai Yakuindomo that draw me in, but they do a hell of a good job doing it. What makes even less sense is that when I was first started watching anime I wouldn't dare touch shows beyond the average action series and was incredibly close-minded about the topic. Nonetheless, I now reside within a world of leisure filled comedy, and sappy romances that make my heart melt.

    In all honesty, I think part of me yearns for the day-to-day adventures portrayed in the genre. Naturally, a lot of them are beyond reality in a variety of ways, but still seem more attainable than what would occur in any generic action show. It gives me, the viewer, a sense of hope that my boring, everyday life could perk up at any time. It makes me feel that even given the person I am irl, I can still meet various people with different personalities, and go about living a care-free happy life.

    Until such a day arrives, slice of life shows will continue to satisfy this need for a simple, but less than normal life. As well, it provides a relaxing sense of entertainment that I do not feel could be done better in any other way. Sorry if I added a little bit of emotion in part of that but yup. That's slice of life to me. Interested in seeing what other people will be putting out!

  6. #704592014-02-23 08:57:31 *Rinneko said:

    http://31.media.tumblr.com/2b1ce06bfa5380a9bdad2090bcba4d75/tumblr_mxjv71NC7T1sjzcz4o9_1280.jpg

    Oz Vessalius, one of the Heirs of the Four Dukedoms, has just turned fifteen. His life is rich and carefree, darkened only by the constant absence of his father. At his coming-of-age ceremony, however, everything changes. For no reason that he can discern, he is cast into the prison known as the "Abyss", only to be saved by a "chain" known as Alice, the Bloodstained Black Rabbit or B-Rabbit for short. The mystery begins there as Oz unravels the mystery behind Alice, the Abyss and the strange organization known as Pandora. The series features heavy references to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and can be considered both fantasy and mystery.
    From the Pandora Hearts Wiki.

    Pandora Hearts isn't as shallow as it initially seems. Both the anime and manga kick off like your typical action genre, with the hero going on a quest to find the answer for the main goal. However, the plot gradually thickens as the different backgrounds and pasts of the characters are explored. A character that had been previously sidelined would be brought in to the limelight with a surprisingly psychological past. There is also a considerable amount of painful character death implemented. The plot will be nothing to complain about, albeit a little confusing at some points. 

    Personally, I found the art passable when the manga first started and Mochizuki did improve as the years progressed. I really love the manner in which Pandora Hearts is coloured, when the opportunity does come about. I enjoy the art style currently being utilised, as well. 

    If you are planning on giving it a go, please read the manga and not the anime. I feel that the manga lets you experience the true depth of the plot more. :)

  7. #704742014-02-23 15:03:49Rinneko said:

    Glad to know that I'm not the only one who enjoys PH. I haven't met many who've even heard of it. Really, I do hope they decide to make a season 2! I want to see many of the later scenes in animated action, and voiced. :)

  8. #704812014-02-23 17:40:21Kip said:

    you know, i never really bothered to look at PH before but i've seen the art EVERYWHERE and it is gorgeous.

  9. #705182014-02-24 18:02:39 *Kip said:

    http://i.imgur.com/WWYThqs.jpg

    I think I'd like to share my favorite anime with you all. I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE A CERTAIN SOMEBODY I'm lookin' at YOU Juke! hasn't seen it yet!

    Wolf's Rain takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, where humans have made new civilization in old cities. Technology belongs to those who are only of nobility, science, or riches.

    Wolves are considered to be highly spiritual creatures in this world, but humans hunted them all into extinction. We, the audience, know that this is not true, and that wolves (being the spiritual creatures that they are) have developed the ability to create an illusion, disguising themselves as humans and living among them.

    Our main wolves, Kiba, Tsume, Hige, and Toboe, do have a main quest in all of this. They seek out a place called Paradise (yeah I know, Johnny Bosch is just looking for Paradise again, big surprise there). In order to find this place, they need to follow the Flower Maiden, Cheza, who has to ability to lead them to it. However, the main baddie, Lord Darcia III, wants to destroy Paradise because of his family history. BIG SPOILERS ABOUT DARCIA FAMILY: Lord Darcia I is thought to have created Paradise since he is the reason for the creation of Cheza, the key to opening the gates of it, and ended up disappearing into Paradise himself along with a wolf. His entire family was cursed with "Paradise Sickness" after that, leaving all to have an obsession and desire to find it, which ultimately leads to their deaths. It is not limited to family members through blood, but anybody who becomes part of the Darcia family. Lord Darcia III's beloved, Lady Hamona, fell sick because of this family curse, and died. It is said that Paradise Sickness does not kill you, but instead steals your spirit. It was possible for Darcia, or so he thought, to reunite her body and soul if he brought her to Paradise. However, Lady Hamona is murdered before he can bring her there. This drives Lord Darcia III into a rage and urge to destroy Paradise because of the misery it has placed on his family and loved ones.

    The anime is full of action and adventure, lots of metaphors, a bit of romance, and heart wrenching scenes that make me cry my eyes out like a baby every time I rewatch this series. I highly recommend it. You can watch it in English or Japanese, I happen to think both dubs are fine. It's one of the better ENG-dubbed anime out there, and probably better without subs.

    There are 30 episodes, 26 season episodes and 4 OVA's that are still part of the actual story. I would suggest keeping a box of tissues close for the final episodes if you cry easily during sad or happy anime scenes.

    The final ending of the show is nice, and it ties in to the whole "creating a new world" thing that the show subtly hints at. A very good series, and it saddens me to know it didn't get more popular. You can expect to find analogies and metaphors like those you'd see in NGE, but not as biblical or overly dramatic (NGE took it really far, Wolf's Rain sort of has it's own lore that it follows involving mankind and animals, and plants creating all life; some environmental awareness as well, since technology/War is what destroyed the planet in the first place, and humans hunting most animals into extinction, or leading animals to develop into monstrous creatures built to survive in the brutal world humans created for them).

    The episodes go by fast. There's some comedy here and there, mostly from our comic relief characters. Lightens the mood a lot in this anime (we pretty much needed it, trust me, it's in all the right places). There's definitely going to be characters you hate, and ones that you never want to see leave. I'd fangirl about Wolf's Rain all day if I could!

    Oh, and did I mention that the music is just lovely?