Discussion What is Anime?

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    I mean as in layman terms? What does it mean? How is it different from regular animated motion videos?

    What's so special or interesting that adults follow it?

    Noob here, but just curious
     
  2. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    animation from japan
    they follow certain pattern
    story lines are very entertaining
    they can be for children as well as adults.
     
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  3. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    For a beginner who would like to see a few, any linkys to the ones to start with?
     
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    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Death Note is a good one and not too long.

    You should also check out Studio Ghibli's movies, since they are a movie, they aren't long, stories are generally very well though out.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Fairy tail
    Dragon ball z
    Naruto
    Bleach
    One piece

    These are the big long ones which are massively popular
    all of them are meant for younger audience, but nevertheless.

    Technically Pokemon is also an anime.
     
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  6. WingZero

    WingZero RAID Rookie

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    Checkout Deathnote. It's less than 40 episodes and great series.
     
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  7. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Linky, can't find any 40 episode series to download :(
    --- Double Post Merged, Jan 22, 2014 ---
    Ignore. Just found it. Didn't have the Anime Filter on :fp:
     
  8. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Starting with Episode 01 of Death Note.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    I would generally start with something inferior. Deathnote is vastly high quality stuff. It should be seen later.
     
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    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    :truestory:
     
  11. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    What would you recommend??
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Anime is what the western world knows & identifies as Japanese Animated Series ..


    that would depends on the genre you prefer .. Fantasy, Action, Fighting, SciFi, Action-Comedy, Thrillers, Romance .. (and the usual involving 3-4 of these) & focussed on different demographics .. (kids, adults, girls)

    Anime is pretty diversified .. but you do need to get accustomed to its fundamental visual style & themes.

    Hero's Journey is a common theme of many popular animes ..

    Naruto, DBZ, One Piece etc fall under the Shonen category which mainly involves fighting & over the top fantasy combat, these type of shows are mostly targeted to Young Male audience who can spends hours in front of the TV :p due to its repetitive nature.

    Seinen is Shonen's older & more sophisticated counterpart which includes more sexual, (realistic) violence, love, satire, & political themes.. Think Anime-Noir. eg. Ghost in the Shell, Akira, Cowboy Bebop, Full Metal Alchemist (perfect mix of Shonen & Sienen) & Hellsing.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    FMA is shounen.
     
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    True but the storyline is something much more complex & produced in a different way all together.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Yeah, it is a good shounen, that being said One piece is pretty epic too.
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Apple & Oranges .. :)
     
  18. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    I am not comparing.
    I am just saying OP has maintained very high quality for more than 10 years and if there is one Shounen that can only be good if it remains Shounen it is one piece.
    As you stated FMA could have been a very good Seinen, plus it is like 200 chapters or so.
     

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