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Episode 11 - New Anime Shows
edited November 2005
Have you seen Gankutsuou, Mushishi or Place Promised? What did you think of them? If you haven't seen them, do you plan to?
Don't be spoilerific.
Mushishi is a wonderful show, though I don't know how some people might react to it. I find that it has a sublime beauty to it, and that it evokes tender emotions. It reminds me very much of Japanese folklore.
I very much enjoy how, despite how strange the mushi are, they're consistent in that they follow their own rules. I don't see the main character as a shaman so much as a travelling scientist.
Johannes Uglyfred II
Gankutsuou!!! Definitely my favorite show since FMA. The graphics alone set it apart from other anime - it really looks unique with all the crazy textures n such - and plus... it's Dumas! Omg! The Count is a very well-defined character, he absolutely has to be one of the most enigmatic and stunning characters in an anime ever. I also like how they focused on the younger generation, and its parallels to the older one. I love love love Albert and Franz and Eugenie (even if Albert is the most naive and clueless kid to ever live, and Eugenie was supposed to be a lesbian in the book XD)
Some other good post-FMA anime are Trinity Blood (which is also Gonzo, and just got licenced) - it's a bit random until you get about 10 eps in, but it's pretty, the world concept is neat, and I like the characters - which is more than I can say about well, most of the other current anime. :P Think of all the esotericness and mystery of the Old World, but in the future, where the Vatican is at war with the Empire of Methuselah (Vampires) centered in Byzantium/Constantinope/Istanbul. OoOoo.
The Snow Queen is also good - the art is pure nostalgia, and the story actually takes a Han Christien Andersen story and fleshes it out and makes it not suck. It's aimed a bit more at kids, but it sort of touches the tender spot in everyone, and again, the nostalgia :) A great example of an anime that isn't porn, bloody, or hoooooorribly cliche. The only bad part is that the fansubs are really slow -_- Gerda and Kay... socute!
There's Bleach, which honestly, I do sort of like, but... it's Bleach. Ghostbusting spirit samurai duking it out DBZ style. Yeah XD The manga I recommend though - none of that shitty Don Kanonji random filler :( The stuff about the "hollows" and the inner politics of the Death Gods is neat though, and the plot has some nice surprises coming, but I really wish they'd elaborate on the world a bit more. And make it less like DBZ.
Naruto is still going.... and I like Naruto... but the filler, oh god the filler.
I've noticed Mushishi just sitting there not sure if i should approach it or not, but i will be sure to take a look at it now. Thanks.
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