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Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by aquaboi, Dec 2, 2005.
Huh? Shouldn't one of the very best you've seen be one of your all-time favorites?
Full Metal Alchemist was also very good.
So is Trigun.
Anyone know if the DVD of FMA movie is out yet?
jeez...so many things i haven't watched yet. where have i been?!!
Beware, watching too much will get you bored!!
I too have been waiting for the FMA movie. The best thing to do is just monitor the major anime sites/forums.
he is reserving the rights to vote on future movies
If u like Kenshin... Try Samurai Deeper Kyo... Also RAVE or Ravemaster Halu is a funny anime but the art is interesting but ok... i guess....Anyway Eremetar Gerad is good also ^^
watching too much will ruin my social life and get me kicked out of school!
the anime DarthHowie listed are obviously the best.
ghost in the shell has a rating of 11? wow i should start watching that over winter break. hunter x hunter is really really good even though the characters seem so lame. full metal alchemist has a depressing story. I thought Noir was not that good, but a lot of people like it. Trigun, Rurouni Kenshin, Hunter x Hunter, Bleach, and YuYu Hakusho are the anime you would want to watch if you loved fighting.
There is also a good detective anime, not very popular for some reason, but my whole family really enjoys it. its called detective academy q. There was also a aniem called Monster that seemed to have a really good story. MONSTER is currently at around episode 62 i believe and still going. For those who like drama, Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien.
Dont forget Onegai Teacher. It is a bit ecchi but its good and humorous.
ninja scroll.... it's a really nice movie.
if you wanna go crazy, get urotsukidoji.
Monster is almost done... current fansubs available are up to 67. there are 74 episodes in the series...so exceited.
Forgot about samurai deeper kyo...i give it a 7...simply cause it's about ninja and samurai....
if you want a good laugh...Irresponsible Captain Tyler is not too bad.
I'm up to Episode 37 on Rurouni Kenshin, it's excellent and getting very interesting.
Can't say I agree with this though.
Tried Kyo and I thought it was one of the biggest waste of my time. The story relied too much on the supernatural to make it interesting - unlike RK which is closer to real life with people full of flaw and background and believable storyline. I everytime a new monster appears in the fray, making it less and less credible as the story goes.
Sort of explains why I didn't like the Feng Shui Arc in RK either.
I'm just the type to go for realism, methinks.
RK is harderly "real" but I know what you mean.
As for me, as long as it's entertaining, I like it.
anybody seen inuyasha before? I hear that's pretty good. The only reason why i haven't given it a try is that there are like 160+ episodes....and i'd have to start at 1....that's a lot of downloads...
call me lazy...
So where do I begin?
The Shinsengumi is a covert police/security force protecting the Shogunate during the Bakumatsu by sheer force or fear; they uphold a certain code of conduct, most especially 'Aku, Soku, Zan' or 'Destroy Evil Immediately'. The bandana of 'Truth' on their forehead is the same used in their banners.
Chief Commander : Kondo Isami
Vice Commander : Toshizo Hijikata
1st Division Captain : *Okita Souji (the smiling kid in episode 29-ish)
2nd Division Captain : Nagakura Shinpachi
3rd Division Captain : Saito Hajime
The Shinsengumi employs a favoured style of battle, namely the 'hirazuki' or the horizontal thrust which Watsuki-san adapted to create a unique battle technique for Saito Hajime called the 'gatotsu'. His close friend, Okita Souji uses it to great effect, called the 'three point hirazuki' that is so fast it's as if it hits three different points on the body simultaneously. It was said to be developed by Shinsengumi chief Toshizo Hijikata, the one Saito considered 'a military genius'.
At the fall of the shogunate the Emperor Meiji returned to power, with several Imperialist namely Toshimichi Okubo and Yamagata Aritomo beginning a new era in modern Japanese history. Okubo was recorded to be ambushed by ronins - something Watsuki-san adapted by making the smiling kid the killer, but Okubo found by the ronins already dead...
If you watched the OVA, you will see the third great Imperialist by the name Saigo Takamori - the one wearing white and often talking to his wife, whom hired Himura Kenshin whom was modelled upon one of the four great hittokiri of the Bakumatsu namely Gensai Kawakami, whom surprisingly was small and quite feminine in looks but deadly with the sword. One of his notable moves is the 'quick draw' or 'battoujutsu' that is so fast it kills before the enemy could even see the blade.
Dang, there's too much to type here but I think you get what I mean by 'realism'. The story is more 'down-to-earth' and believable, so to speak - unlike Oda Nobunaga being a major monster?
* Was the model to the Soujiro character, in real life died at the age of 25 from tuberculosis in 1869. He had been coughing out blood during the Ikkedaya House affair (ambush on Imperialist hide out) - but kept secret to preserve troop morale.
Erm, I'm sure y'all could see how I love the show?
Good info! Explains many things to me and clarifies things, thanks.
What I meant about the realism was not the names or actual historical value but rather the fighting. The fighting is not "real" nor the physical feats accomplished but I love it regardless. In fact...that's why I like it.
Very cool stuff.
Well, learnt all that from my own reading from various resources off the net and I was amazed by how the artist was able to incorporate history into the story seamlessly without distorting them too much.
Watsuki modelled a lot of the characters in there to the real life members of the Shinsengumi:
Sagara Sanosuke - Harada Sanosuke (10th Division Captain, brash, hot tempered)
Shishio Makoto - Kamo Serizawa (former leader, psychotic, 'traitor')
Aoshi Shinamori - Toshizo Hijiikata (vice captain, quiet, calculative, clever)
Soujiro Seta - Okita Soushi (1st Division captain, master swordsman at young age, tuberculosis)
Some weapons in there were also of historical significance:
'Kikuichimonji Norimune' - Soujiro's sword when fighting Kenshin once belonged to Okita!
'Nagasone Kotetsu' - Kondo Isami's sword, chipped when it cut Kenshin's sakabattou into two during the fight at the village
'Kanesada' - Toshizo Hijikata's sword, can't remember when it was mentioned
and lots more... and I thought the others are likely to be bored by now...
Anyway, you can start at Wikipedia and lots more out there.
Dang, I think I'm gonna rewatch the thing again!
I finished RK yesterday and DANG! what a huge let down. RK really was disappointing after the defeat of Shishio around Episode 56ish. Then from 57-80ish it's all random rubbish episodes.
It only get more interesting near the end when the Feng Shui stuff comes along. It really sucks because Kenshin doesn't use his ama kakeru ryu no hirameki or ku zu ryu sen in the later episodes.
I guess I have to watch the OVAs...
You're not finished RK until you finish the OVAs....trust me...the OVAs finish off RK spectacularly....i'll shut up now cause i don't want to spoil it for you.