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Old 2002-01-19, 05:30 AM   #1
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What better way to start off an Anime thread than by talking about the Anime that is most widely regarded as the greatest ever, Akira?
So what's your favorite part?

Personally, I don't have one; I just enjoy the whole thing because it tests the limits of cel animation. It's an excellent piece of work.

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Old 2002-01-19, 05:44 AM   #2
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Bah, Akira had nothing special in my opinion, now Ghost in the Shell, Ninja Scroll or Perfect blue are much better movies, you should check those out red.
 
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Old 2002-01-19, 05:54 AM   #3
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It's pretty good. My all-time favorite is Vampire Hunter D., first anime movie I ever watched.
 



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Old 2002-01-19, 05:57 AM   #4
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I think I may be the only one on this board, but I really dont watch much Anime, or any TV for that matter
 
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Old 2002-01-19, 06:04 AM   #5
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I hardly watch TV anymore, this board has consumed me along with everything else on my computer.
 
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Old 2002-01-19, 08:47 AM   #6
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Smile Akira, Ghost in the shell, and Vamire hunter D

I haven't seen them fully, though I have them on CDs, Ghost is the most resent and seems to have the best animation, I like the way Akira is developing, it is very violent and coecides with the cyberpunk janer.
 



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Old 2002-01-19, 01:56 PM   #7
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Akira is gret, and the Region 2 is getting released real soon, so good news then.

However, 3x3 eyes is the best anime for me, I don't know why, the animation isn't really that good, but the story I thought was brillant, and I really love the relationship between Pai and Yakumo. The ending of the series was a real cop-out, and was one of the worst ever things to happen to such a terrific series. But excluding the last 2episodes from the end, it was terrific anime.

But for anime which is absolutely astouding, try Studio Ghibili Films such as Princess Mononoke-not really good compared to his other stuff, but indeed 'magical'. But stuff like My Neighbour Totoro, Kiki's Delevery Service, and the all time great which I truimphant to everyone hwo disses anime as being sex, and violence..THE ALMIGHTY Laputa
 
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Old 2002-01-19, 02:16 PM   #8
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Thumbs up It was ok.

When I first saw it, I didn't think much of it. I figured it was all violent, no plot type of show. I picked up the recent Pioneer release, and boy did the new translation help it out. Its ok.
 
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Old 2002-01-19, 02:21 PM   #9
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Do you mean Akira Jim?, if so many of my friends think that too, while they still think its alright, they were suprised that a storyline existed. Its not an anime I stick in for my friends to watch, more stuff like Cowboy Bebop, Akira is great, but not everyone's cup of tea
 
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Old 2002-01-19, 05:07 PM   #10
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I am reading the original Akira graphic novels and I have to say it is totally amazing.Blows the animated version away.
The flaw in the anime version is too much imprtant stuff had to be taken out to com,presse it to 2 hours

I agree laputa is one of the all time best animes and wings of honniemase too
 
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Old 2002-01-19, 05:40 PM   #11
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What Akira book are you reading?, and your right that the graphic novels were superior, alot of stuff had to be cut out for the anime, which was understandable but did affect the overall anime I felt.
 
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Old 2002-01-19, 06:27 PM   #12
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Akira was ok... I liked Ghost in the Shell better though.

Aaaaand anything by Ghibli just blows those two away. Well, maybe Mononoke Hime and Mimi o Sumaseba don't. But Laputa does.
 


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Old 2002-01-22, 03:10 PM   #13
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Fave bit in Akira? The bike chases thru Neo Tokyo...
 
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Old 2002-01-22, 05:07 PM   #14
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I just love Akira from start to finish
 

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Old 2002-01-22, 06:31 PM   #15
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Of course

What Akira book are you reading?, and your right that the graphic novels were superior, alot of stuff had to be cut out for the anime, which was understandable but did affect the overall anime I felt.
I'm up to book 4.I believe 5 (of 6) is out soon.I do think the Akira movie is great jsut the books are amazing.Unequaled in comics actually IMHO.I havent read a comic this good and I've read 'all the susposed best'
 

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Old 2002-01-24, 03:09 PM   #16
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It's a nice introduction to Anime.

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