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:
Seikon No Qwaser
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...
Last edited by bdc; 5th January 2014 at 01:34 PM.
So...this time we watched first episodes of these shows.
My mate included some different genres this time.
Kanojo x Kanojo x Kanojo (Hentai! surprise)
The World God Only Knows
Ladies Vs Butlers
Full Metal Panic!
Aria The Scarlet Diva
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:
Last edited by bdc; 12th January 2014 at 10:52 AM.
Steins gate is a personal fave of mine at the minute.
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.
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)
Last edited by bdc; 13th January 2014 at 07:34 PM.
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