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FullbringIchigo

@Rukiafan7 love those series espivcially Yu Yu Hakusho but if you think Goku is a goody too shoes then your obviously not watching super right now

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RR529

@themcnoisy, sorry for taking so long to reply, but yes, I'm in the US. the second season of JoJo ended last week (I actually enjoyed this series more than I thought I would), so tonight season 2 of Attack on Titan starts up. I was one of the few people who didn't fall in love with the series, but I'll still check S2 out.

@Reanfan7, yes! Rurouni Kenshin is one of my top 5 anime (alongside DBZ, InuYasha, Evangelion, & Eureka 7), and I also really enjoyed Yu Yu Hakusho (even though I haven't ever made it past the Dark Tournament arc, as I always get distracted by something else shortly after...).

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WanderingBullet

Have to say that Haikyuu! and One Punch Man were my favorite series in terms recent animes. Your Name. (Kimi no Na wa) is also a really good movie. Plus, the soundtrack's great.

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RR529

Purchased the digital version of the original Ghost in the Shell on Amazon the other day. I've seen a ton of anime over the years on TV (including this on the Sci-Fi channel years ago, though I'm most familiar with the series through the two TV anime series that Adult Swim airs every once in awhile), as well as some on streaming services, but this is the first time I've actually bought any anime, so I'm a bit excited. Hopefully I'll get the chance to watch it tomorrow night.

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KisekiFan7

So is the Boruto anime a decent follow-up to Naruto Shippuden? I'm thinking about adding it to my list of must-watch anime, but the trailer makes it feel like the series focuses on the school-life setting...ew.

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RR529

As I mentioned earlier in the week I bought the original Ghost in the Shell, and on Wednesday night I had the time to sit down and watch it.

I totally had forgotten how good it is. It's really one of those films that grabs you, and you get so into it, it's over before you know it. The animation is stunning to look at to this day, with some great action scenes, while the story is easy enough to follow, but deep enough to warrant multiple views to get the most out of it.

Also, someone posted the entirety of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods on YouTube, and switched out it's original soundtrack with Bruce Falconer's tracks from Funimation's release of the DBZ TV anime, which was pretty cool.

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RR529

@WanderingBullet, hopefully they finally get it right with Cowboy Bebop. From what I understand, the recent Ghost in the Shell film was Okay (which is better than how most of these things turn out. Looking at you, Dragonball Evolution...), so hopefully that means they're on the right track. Not to mention, anime that's a tad bit more grounded (like GitS & CB) I think translates better to live action than something like Dragonball.

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WanderingBullet

Agreed, both Dragonball and Airbender were horrible.

I'm a huge Cowboy Bebop fan and as much I would like to see a good live-action adaptation, my fear is that they will have a really hard time getting the characters (Ed for example) right. Then of cause there's also Yoko Kanno's soundtrack which I feel they must include.

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Ralizah

Hollywood anime adaptations are inevitably terrible. Films that just steal material from anime (The Matrix, Black Swan, The Lion King, etc.) inevitably wind up being a lot better.

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RR529

Anyhow, I watched Ghost in the Shell: Arise recently on Netflix, and am surprised I haven't heard of it more (unless GitS is too old a franchise for these kids and their One Pieces, Attack on Titans, & One Punch Mans).

It's of course nowhere near the quality of the original film, but I still enjoyed it, and think the prequel angle saves it from the fate of being "just an underwhelming reboot". The Major is a tad younger and rash (and it has more action as a result), which I think gives it a unique feel amongst the other GitS material (even if I wasn't a big fan of her being "blinded by love" in the third part, I'm glad they were trying out different things).

Worth a look if you like the series or sci-fi anime in general. In fact, while I think the original film is still the best place to start, I'd recommend newbies check this out before the two TV anime, just because it won't be as much of a commitment (each part is it's own story, although the team is slowly being put together episode by episode).

Only thing is, Netflix (US) only has the first 3 parts (they still need part 4 & the 2015 film to finish it out), and while the first two are both Dub/Sub, part 3 is Sub only (I dunno', maybe it's Funimation wanting you to go buy it too see the whole thing). Again, not a huge deal as each part is it's own story, but worth mentioning.

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PLEXTOR08

I'm thinking of buying the Claymore manga box set this summer.

My favourite manga of all time is Berserk and a good friend of mine who also a huge Berserk fan recommended it to me. I watched the first episodes of the anime to get a feel for the story without spoiling too much and it definitely gave me similar vibes.

I'm also looking for a good existing anime to watch as I've heard that this summers anime will be really weak.

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RR529

@ZurapiiYohane, as a big Dragon Ball fan, it's a tough call, but I'd say start with GT, if only because it's already finished, while Super is still ongoing. Both aren't as good as DBZ or Dragon Ball, though.

Between the two, Super has the better arc concepts, while GT has the better animation (though Super is getting better in this regard), and executes it's arcs better, IMO.

On the canonical nature of the series', Toriyama (the mangaka who made Dragon Ball) had no part in the development of GT, which is why most fans don't consider it canon. As for Super, the first two arcs are reimaginings of the Battle of Gods & Resurrection F films, which Toriyama directly oversaw (and vouched for their canonical status). The later Super arcs are a bit more sketchy in this regard. Toriyama provides the basic plot for Super, but Toei (the studio behind the anime) & Toyotaro (the mangaka behind the manga) are both free to decide how to get from point A to B, so the events in Super's anime & manga play out differently, even though they cover the same stories. The anime is much further ahead, but has more inconsistencies, while the manga is further behind, but fixes the anime's plot holes (the best it can).

It should be noted that so far, all the events of Super actually take place DURING DBZ, not after (during the 10 year time skip after the defeat of Buu, but before Goku fought Uub in the Martial Arts Tournament), so they could find a way to wrap it up and keep GT relevant, but I'm not sure exactly how they'd go about that.

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RR529

If you aren't playing it yet but want to, now is the best time to jump into Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, as they're currently holding 2 celebrations that all players benefit from (one is for the game's second anniversary, and the other is because the game has 500,000 followers on Facebook).

All players get a Transcended UR Super Sayain 2 Goku, God Dragon Stone (can be traded for your choice of a really good SSR character, choices consisting of Super Sayain 3 Goku, Super Sayain 3 Gotenks, Ultimate Gohan, Gohan Absorbed Super Buu, Perfect Cell, Legendary Super Sayain Broly, and Full Power Frieza), and 40 Dragon Stones (you need 50 for a multi-summon) upon their first log-in during the celebration period.

Also, they're giving away more goodies every day over the next couple weeks (more Dragon Stones, Awakening Medals, Training Items, Support Items, Trading Post Points, and Anniversary Tokens. The Anniversary Tokens are a special item that can be saved up and traded for various items, including various SSR Characters, such as Super Sayain Goku, Super Sayain Youth Gohan, Android #18, Piccolo, & more).

There's also a big sale on Dragon Stones if you opt to purchase some, and each purchase comes with a Super God Dragon Stone as a bonus, and like the God Dragon Stone, you can trade them directly for a certain SSR character (a different character selection than the God Dragon Stone at that).

Furthermore, while they don't currently have anything going on, they usually hold special summon events during celebrations as well (multi-summons reduced to 30 Dragon Stones, SSR summon rates doubled, or one SSR guaranteed), so watch out for that. I do know their next summon event will introduce the game's first Super Sayain 4 characters. Oh, also, levels in the main quest usually give out 3X more experience during celebration periods as well, though I haven't checked to see if they're doing that.

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WanderingBullet

Just found out that there are live-action movie adaptions of Tokyo Ghoul (Jul 2017) Fullmetal Alchemist (Dec 2017) as well.

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RR529

Finished up Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet on Netflix this morning. Won't go into too much detail (as I did in the TV Show Thread), but if you like sci-fi/mecha anime, you should really check this one out. Cool setting, too.

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WanderingBullet

@Tasuki Not sure about Edward but at least Alphonse Elric's armor looked pretty cool.

There are so many live-action anime adaptions nowadays, even One Piece is getting a live-action tv series as well. I never could get into Death Note's anime, I wonder if the Netflix movie will be any good. I saw the trailer and I like Willem Defoe voicing Ryuk.

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RR529

@WanderingBullet, @Tasuki, Count me in as another who never really could get into Death Note. I may check out the Netflix film though.

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