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Old 5th January 2014, 11:44 AM
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Default Taking baby steps exploring the new millenium's anime



As I mentioned here I recently ran into a former co-worker who's a big manga/anime fan.

I used to watch a lot of anime in the 80's but somehow it all sort of stopped somewhere in the 90's...
Recently I re-discovered my old passion for anime I guess and also started watching a "new" (post-2000) anime series titled Highschool of the Dead which left me wanting to watch more series.

Only problem was I knew nothing about the newer series,so after some experimenting I bumped into this anime guy I knew from work and he has been introducing me to the newer anime series.

He did this by letting me watch the first episode of series I was interested in (mainly naughty or more fan service oriented anime series for but also some other ones he suggested) which allowed me to get a feel of the series.

This has helped me tremendously as I was just watching series openings before and they often are misleading.

Yesterday I went back over to his place and we watched a lot of first episodes and even 1 second episode.

We also had a little New Year's celebration which only upped the fun (yes alcohol was involved ).

This time we watched these first episodes:

Kämpfer
Agent Aika
Seikon No Qwaser
Infinite Stratos
Ikki Tousen
Heaven's Lost Property

And episode 2 of Girls und Panzer!

I enjoyed them all though Aika and Ikki Tousen looked decidedly old school to me (Aika is indeed a 90's anime),which is not a bad thing btw.

Kämpfer is a weird one with a guy transforming into a girl (but still looking somewhat like a guy) when he goes into battle mode,which can lead to all kinds of fun things I guess.

My favourites out of the bunch would be:





Infinite Stratos and Seikon No Qwaser look very promising as well though...
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Just got a message from my mate and will be exploring more newer anime with him this weekend.
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Old 12th January 2014, 10:37 AM
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So...this time we watched first episodes of these shows.
My mate included some different genres this time.

Chobits
Needless
Kanojo x Kanojo x Kanojo (Hentai! surprise)
The World God Only Knows
Ladies Vs Butlers
Full Metal Panic!
Aria The Scarlet Diva
Shuffle

Well,Chobits was a really fun mix of scifi and naughtiness,Needless almost gave me a headache (my mate had warned me it could be described as Dragonball Z,not really a fan of that one I'm afraid,meets Mad Max)...as it was so "intense" but I sort of liked it.

Kanojo came a bit as a surprise as I wasn't expecting a Hentai but my mate had a good laugh I guess. It is a very well made Hentai though.

The World God Only Knows was ok I guess,Ladies Vs Butlers was naughty fun,Full Metal Panic! was a request as I already watched Fumoffu some time ago,really liked it.

Aria and Shuffle were both enjoyable as well.

My favourites out of this bunch:



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Old 13th January 2014, 07:18 AM
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So...this time we watched first episodes of these shows.
My mate included some different genres this time.

Chobits
Needless
Kanojo x Kanojo x Kanojo (Hentai! surprise)
The World God Only Knows
Ladies Vs Butlers
Full Metal Panic!
Aria The Scarlet Diva
Shuffle

Well,Chobits was a really fun mix of scifi and naughtiness,Needless almost gave me a headache (my mate had warned me it could be described as Dragonball Z,not really a fan of that one I'm afraid,meets Mad Max)...as it was so "intense" but I sort of liked it.

Kanojo came a bit as a surprise as I wasn't expecting a Hentai but my mate had a good laugh I guess. It is a very well made Hentai though.

The World God Only Knows was ok I guess,Ladies Vs Butlers was naughty fun,Full Metal Panic! was a request as I already watched Fumoffu some time ago,really liked it.

Aria and Shuffle were both enjoyable as well.

My favourites out of this bunch:



The New Berserk! and Evangalion films are worth a try. (the origional Berserk series is a classic and also worth picking up)

Steins gate is a personal fave of mine at the minute.
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Old 13th January 2014, 08:30 AM
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I'll ask him about those when I visit him again.
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Old 13th January 2014, 08:53 AM
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Also nice to see some love for heaven's lost property. There's a huge amount of love put into that show, its one of those where you can tell the creators had a blast making it. Even the end credits are fantastic.
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Would be nice if that one got a UK release,there's a US and Aussie release.
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Default Best anime reviewers?

I've been watching some reviewers on youtube lately...what are the best reviewers (youtube or otherwise) in your opinion?
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Old 13th January 2014, 07:20 PM
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Here's 2 I've been watching/exploring.

GrArkada has fun reviews but I don't always agree with his opinions.

GRArkada - YouTube

TuxedoRay is the stereotypical ecchi fan I guess but he has some interesting videos up if you're into ecchi manga/anime.

TuxedoRay - YouTube (NSFW)

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