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  • The General Anime/Manga Thread

    Right, since no one has done it yet I decided to take it upon myself to create a general anime & manga thread for discussing all things related to anime and manga: Discussions about the shows, the soundtracks, the openings and endings etc. Basically an all-purpose thread not limited to any specific part of the anime/manga phenomenon.


    I'll start the thread of with some anime/manga recommendations:

    Major - a baseball manga/anime about a boy named Honda/Shigeno Goro* that lasted for 6 seasons with about 26 episodes per season. The first 5 seasons are pure gold, but the 6th season doesn't quite hold up to the previous seasons. The show basically follows Goro's baseball life from pre-school up to and including the beginning of his career in the Major League. Two OVA's (Original Video Animations) were later released that covered the World Series and Goro's life as a father ten years after his retirement from the Major Leagues due to an injury.

    Hajime no Ippo - A boxing manga/anime about a boy in highschool who is regularly beat up a group of bullies. After a particularly nasty beating he's rescued by Takamura Mamoru, a middle-weight professional boxer and taken to the Kamogawa gym run by former boxer Kamogawa Genji. At the gym Takamura gives Ippo a chance to vent his frustration by punching the sandbag, which reveals that Ippo has phenomenal punching power due to the strength he's built up while helping out his mother in the family fishing charter business. After this incident Ippo decides to pursue a path as a professional boxer training at the Kamogawa gym. The show follows Ippo's career as a professional boxer and the manga has currently been adapted into three anime seasons, the first running for 76 episodes, while the two subsequent seasons ran for 26 and 25 episodes respectively. As there is still a truckload of material left in the manga to cover, a fourth season is probably not too far off.

    Fairy Tail:

    Source: MyAnimeList, http://myanimelist.net/anime/6702/Fairy_Tail

    Set in an imaginary world, the Earth Land, there exists a Mage Guild called "Fairy Tail." Fairy Tail is stationed in the town Magnolia, residing in the Kingdom of Fiore, and is currently governed by Makarov, Guild's master.

    Lucy Heartfilia, a 17-year-old girl, wishes to become a full-fledged mage and join one of the most prestigious Mage Guilds in the world, Fairy Tail.

    One day, out of pure coincidence, she meets Natsu Dragneel, a boy who is transportation-sick, but very cheerful in nature. However, the thing she does not know is that Natsu is the closest connection to Fairy Tail, as he is a Mage in Fairy Tail.

    [Written by MAL Rewrite]

    © Copyright Original Source



    This anime is definitely worth the watch, as long as you don't mind the excessive fan service (Nothing too explicit IMO, but your mileage may vary ). The story is awesome, but the high point of this anime is definitely the awesome Celtic and Celtic Rock style music that's used as the soundtrack for this anime. The show was put on hiatus last year, but a new show will begin airing starting this week, taking off from where the last one stopped.

    Hunter x Hunter (2011):

    Source: MyAnimeList, http://myanimelist.net/anime/11061/Hunter_x_Hunter_(2011)


    Synopsis
    A new adaptation of the the manga series by Togashi Yoshihiro.

    A Hunter is one who travels the world doing all sorts of dangerous tasks. From capturing criminals to searching deep within uncharted lands for any lost treasures. Gon is a young boy whose father disappeared long ago, being a Hunter. He believes if he could also follow his father's path, he could one day reunite with him.

    After becoming 12, Gon leaves his home and takes on the task of entering the Hunter exam, notorious for its low success rate and high probability of death to become an official Hunter. He befriends the revenge-driven Kurapika, the doctor-to-be Leorio and the rebellious ex-assassin Killua in the exam, with their friendship prevailing throughout the many trials and threats they come upon taking on the dangerous career of a Hunter.

    © Copyright Original Source



    This is definitely the shonen anime among shonen animes. It basically blows other animes like Naruto and One Piece out of the water, and that's not to say that these shows are bad by any stretch of the imagination, only that HxH is that much better. Unfortunately, due to the manga authors frequent bouts with illness the same cannot be said about the original manga; while the story is just as good in the manga as it is in the anime the drawing quality is at times nothing short of abysmal. Fortunately this is not the case for the anime, and it's there that the show really shines. If you want to know how a shonen anime should be when it's done right there's basically no excuse for not watching this anime.

    *In this thread I will follow the practice of writing Japanese names in the traditional way where the family name comes first, and the given name second.
    ~Formerly known as Chrawnus~

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Chrawnus View Post
      Right, since no one has done it yet I decided to take it upon myself to create a general anime & manga thread for discussing all things related to anime and manga: Discussions about the shows, the soundtracks, the openings and endings etc. Basically an all-purpose thread not limited to any specific part of the anime/manga phenomenon.


      I'll start the thread of with some anime/manga recommendations:

      Major - a baseball manga/anime about a boy named Honda/Shigeno Goro* that lasted for 6 seasons with about 26 episodes per season. The first 5 seasons are pure gold, but the 6th season doesn't quite hold up to the previous seasons. The show basically follows Goro's baseball life from pre-school up to and including the beginning of his career in the Major League. Two OVA's (Original Video Animations) were later released that covered the World Series and Goro's life as a father ten years after his retirement from the Major Leagues due to an injury.

      Hajime no Ippo - A boxing manga/anime about a boy in highschool who is regularly beat up a group of bullies. After a particularly nasty beating he's rescued by Takamura Mamoru, a middle-weight professional boxer and taken to the Kamogawa gym run by former boxer Kamogawa Genji. At the gym Takamura gives Ippo a chance to vent his frustration by punching the sandbag, which reveals that Ippo has phenomenal punching power due to the strength he's built up while helping out his mother in the family fishing charter business. After this incident Ippo decides to pursue a path as a professional boxer training at the Kamogawa gym. The show follows Ippo's career as a professional boxer and the manga has currently been adapted into three anime seasons, the first running for 76 episodes, while the two subsequent seasons ran for 26 and 25 episodes respectively. As there is still a truckload of material left in the manga to cover, a fourth season is probably not too far off.

      Fairy Tail:

      Source: MyAnimeList, [url

      http://myanimelist.net/anime/6702/Fairy_Tail]Set[/url] in an imaginary world, the Earth Land, there exists a Mage Guild called "Fairy Tail." Fairy Tail is stationed in the town Magnolia, residing in the Kingdom of Fiore, and is currently governed by Makarov, Guild's master.

      Lucy Heartfilia, a 17-year-old girl, wishes to become a full-fledged mage and join one of the most prestigious Mage Guilds in the world, Fairy Tail.

      One day, out of pure coincidence, she meets Natsu Dragneel, a boy who is transportation-sick, but very cheerful in nature. However, the thing she does not know is that Natsu is the closest connection to Fairy Tail, as he is a Mage in Fairy Tail.

      [Written by MAL Rewrite]

      © Copyright Original Source



      This anime is definitely worth the watch, as long as you don't mind the excessive fan service (Nothing too explicit IMO, but your mileage may vary ). The story is awesome, but the high point of this anime is definitely the awesome Celtic and Celtic Rock style music that's used as the soundtrack for this anime. The show was put on hiatus last year, but a new show will begin airing starting this week, taking off from where the last one stopped.

      Hunter x Hunter (2011):

      Source: MyAnimeList, [url

      http://myanimelist.net/anime/11061/Hunter_x_Hunter_(2011)][/url]
      Synopsis
      A new adaptation of the the manga series by Togashi Yoshihiro.

      A Hunter is one who travels the world doing all sorts of dangerous tasks. From capturing criminals to searching deep within uncharted lands for any lost treasures. Gon is a young boy whose father disappeared long ago, being a Hunter. He believes if he could also follow his father's path, he could one day reunite with him.

      After becoming 12, Gon leaves his home and takes on the task of entering the Hunter exam, notorious for its low success rate and high probability of death to become an official Hunter. He befriends the revenge-driven Kurapika, the doctor-to-be Leorio and the rebellious ex-assassin Killua in the exam, with their friendship prevailing throughout the many trials and threats they come upon taking on the dangerous career of a Hunter.

      © Copyright Original Source



      This is definitely the shonen anime among shonen animes. It basically blows other animes like Naruto and One Piece out of the water, and that's not to say that these shows are bad by any stretch of the imagination, only that HxH is that much better. Unfortunately, due to the manga authors frequent bouts with illness the same cannot be said about the original manga; while the story is just as good in the manga as it is in the anime the drawing quality is at times nothing short of abysmal. Fortunately this is not the case for the anime, and it's there that the show really shines. If you want to know how a shonen anime should be when it's done right there's basically no excuse for not watching this anime.

      *In this thread I will follow the practice of writing Japanese names in the traditional way where the family name comes first, and the given name second.
      .....Black Lagoon?
      Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.

      -Thomas Aquinas

      I love to travel, But hate to arrive.

      -Hernando Cortez

      What is the good of experience if you do not reflect?

      -Frederick 2, Holy Roman Emperor

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      • #4
        Originally posted by TimelessTheist View Post
        .....Black Lagoon?
        I can't stay up late enough to watch it on Toonami.

        Blue Exorcist is interesting (if you ignore the whole 'killing Satan' thing...)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TimelessTheist View Post
          .....Black Lagoon?
          Have not seen it. Might pick it up later.
          ~Formerly known as Chrawnus~

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
            I can't stay up late enough to watch it on Toonami.

            Blue Exorcist is interesting (if you ignore the whole 'killing Satan' thing...)
            Speaking of Toonami, is all anime on Toonami dubbed, or do they air subbed shows too?

            And yeah, Blue Exorcist was pretty okay. Could have been a bit longer though IMO.
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            • #7
              Thanks Chrawnus. I'll be checking Hunter x Hunter out, at least.

              If you haven't seen Claymore, I'd recommend it.
              I'm not here anymore.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Carrikature View Post
                Thanks Chrawnus. I'll be checking Hunter x Hunter out, at least.

                If you haven't seen Claymore, I'd recommend it.
                Be sure to watch the 2011 version of Hunter X Hunter if you do. Not saying that the 1999 version is bad, but the 2011 version starts over from scratch, covers more of the manga, has little fillers except for some recap episodes and is still ongoing. And I prefer the soundtrack of the 2011 version over the older one.

                Regarding Claymore, it's been a while since I saw it, so I don't remember much of it. I might rewatch it just to refresh my memory.
                ~Formerly known as Chrawnus~

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Chrawnus View Post
                  Speaking of Toonami, is all anime on Toonami dubbed, or do they air subbed shows too?

                  And yeah, Blue Exorcist was pretty okay. Could have been a bit longer though IMO.
                  They're all dubbed. Honestly, dubbing doesn't bother me - it's light years better than the old '60's versions where sound and motion seldom matched.

                  "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
                    They're all dubbed. Honestly, dubbing doesn't bother me - it's light years better than the old '60's versions where sound and motion seldom matched.
                    Meh, from my experience the performance of dub voice actors are at best mediocre, except for a few rare exceptions. Though if it works for you then it's okay, I guess.
                    ~Formerly known as Chrawnus~

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Chrawnus View Post
                      Meh, from my experience the performance of dub voice actors are at best mediocre, except for a few rare exceptions. Though if it works for you then it's okay, I guess.
                      Well, for Yu Yu Hakusho the voices seemed to fit the characters better than the original, especially Kuwabara's voice.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Cerebrum123 View Post
                        Well, for Yu Yu Hakusho the voices seemed to fit the characters better than the original, especially Kuwabara's voice.
                        I haven't seen the dubbed version of Yu Yu Hakusho, so I can't really judge on that show. Based on past experience I doubt I'd agree with you though.

                        Anyway, I generally prefer the original Japanese voice actors over the English voice actors, because most of the time the Japanese voice actors are better at conveying emotions than their English counter-parts.


                        And at times the English voice actors are so horrible that they sound like I did when I was little and played with my toy figurines.
                        Last edited by JonathanL; 04-03-2014, 11:21 AM.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Chrawnus View Post
                          I haven't seen the dubbed version of Yu Yu Hakusho, so I can't really judge on that show. Based on past experience I doubt I'd agree with you though.
                          Well, in the dubbed version he has a bit of a deeper gruff voice, still annoying, but that fits in with the character. In the original, he's this high pitched whining voice. It doesn't fit him at all IMO.

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                          • #14
                            I treat them as separate works.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
                              I treat them as separate works.

                              That's pretty much what they are (if we're speaking of subbed vs dubbed anime in general, and not just Yu Yu Hakusho in particular).
                              ~Formerly known as Chrawnus~

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