Re: Anime Discussion Thread
Seems like I got a lot of subjects to go through... Oi oi... Here goes.
On the subject of Neon Genesis Evangelion; Well, actually... No. Forget it. The one thing I learned about the series is that no two opinions of the epic series, the endings, and all the mind fucking it has done to the generations that has viewed it are alike.
I had an entirely different post for the subject of Eva, but like I basically said, it ain't right, nor wrong, so I got rid of it.
Now, onto other subjects.
Death Note: I don't know how, I don't know why, but I just couldn't really get into the series. I'm the type that would enjoy dark mysterious anime/manga that Death Note pretty much set itself to be, even the twist of knowing who the mass murderer is, no less him being the main character, should have gotten me glued to the TV. But no such luck, after the first few episodes post L's first appearance, I stopped watching episode after episode. And after L died, that was pretty much the kiss of death to me, I lost all interest. Maybe it was because Light apparently had the generic "God Complex" that most villains obtain, regardless of any twist the character had given it. Could have been that it was just too obvious for me. I could half guess most of the stuff I bothered to watch. Could be because I have a love hate relationship with Jump... Lately, it's been hate...
Inuyasha: Miroku was a funny character, Shippo was a funny character, Inuyasha had his moment, as did Kagome, Sango and Kirara all had their moments. The problem for me, was that what the series was apparently intended to be, a love story, was its Achilles Heel. In comparison to its Comedy Based, usually one shot misadventures, the episodes that focused more on its main plot were flat out dull. When the anime suddenly ended, I was happy, because it was DONE AND O-V-E-R. I really do wish the series was more based on random and funny misadventures to find shard of the jewel, that's where it was fun to watch, and not something one goes through just to say "yeah, I watched it." But for those who were fans, and wanted real closer to the series, the 54'th, and apparently final Manga had hit Japan July 1'st so wait... one, maybe two years?
The Dragon Ball series: I'll just be "short" about this. Dragon Ball was the best, DBZ was great when I first watched it, but afterward, anybody offered me a DVD, even for free, would have suffered great pain, and Dragon Ball GT was nothing short of a "Kiss of Death, Reincarnation, and DEATH again"
YuYu Hakusho: I think to explain how much I loved this series... I would have to say that somebody stole my YuYu Hakusho movie DVD a few years back... And I'm still hunting that person down, and when I find him, oh, there will be hell to pay...
Fighting Spirit/Hajime no Ippo: THE FIGHTING: Have yet had the opportunity to watch the series, and collecting the manga would be such a kick to the pocket... (84 volumes, and counting...) however, I have the video game "Victorious Boxers: Revolution" for the Wii, which is a Hajime no Ippo game, and dammit, it's still my favorite Wii game so far. And if the story line is actually more complex and detailed than the game's, I want the anime.
Now, speaking of Anime that has graced the station of Cartoon Network. Anybody noticed Adult Swim pulled a fast one on us Saturday night, when they aired Code Geass and Cowboy Bebop last night? I mean, wow, I know AS has a tendency of being a smart ass group, what with their bump and all. But "Cheering Mao" and "Perriot le Fou" on the same night? Talk about a psycho-fest. Pierrot le Fou, for some reason, is one of the creepiest anime showdowns I've ever watched. Mad Pierrot's child-like insanity was just something that came out of the blue. Even his death was a cringer. Then there was Mao, whom if it wasn't for him, I probably wouldn't have watched the episode, let alone Code Geass (tried, but I can't get into it. Feels to much like Gundam Seed for some reason.) Again, child-like insanity, ended only in death after a show down at a theme-park based setting.
Space + Psycho with a Child's Psychosis + Theme Park Setting = Creepy.
Ok, I'm done... For now...
"It's not so much as preventing insanity... As much as it is taking advantage of Insanity..."
[This is where I'd put one of my drawings I worked hard on in my sig, but since I'd have to spring five bucks to do so, I'll just put me photobucket link here.]
Hybird's Deviant Art
(Better work is in my deviant...)