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What is your favorite anime (tv series and/or movies)?

 
 
glitterbag
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jun, 2020 02:31 am
I suppose the animation is the thing that turns me off.....the hair, the big eyes, the low set ears look more like pixie/fairy characters than 'humans' that actually exist........It's just my preference, I find the animation so distracting I can't hear the dialogue .....
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jun, 2020 03:38 am
@glitterbag,
My first experience was Marine Boy when I was a kid in the 60s. I suppose that normalised it for me.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jun, 2020 11:49 pm
@izzythepush,
I guess I prefer Soupy Sales, my parents would laugh and that made it seem cool to me. The Road Runner, Deputy Dawg, old Mel Brooks cartoons......they made me laugh, the anime stuff dialog is choppy and flat....at least to me....
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2020 03:40 am
@glitterbag,
I’ve not heard of soupy sales, and was unaware that Mel Brooks made cartoons. I liked Deputy Dawg and Roadrunner though, but if I’m being honest I preferred all the other WB characters.

I like to pretend that Roadrunner is about Hell that Wile E Coyote is Mussolini or some other despot with an overpowering hunger.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2020 09:00 am
I've never watched anime, but I likely would have if my grandson had stayed with me longer. We went successively through Teletubbies, Barney the Purple Dinosaur, Power Rangers, Ninja Turtles, some of Batman - Anime might have been next.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2020 09:11 am
@edgarblythe,
Probably Pokemon, that’s how it starts.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2020 09:32 am
@izzythepush,
I forgot. Pokemon was his new interest as he was moving to his new home.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2020 10:28 am
@edgarblythe,
It’s a cartoon that kicks in to the need to collect, like baseball cards. They have to catch them all, apparently a big part of the Pokemon movie was ticking off all the different types as they appeared.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2020 10:49 am
@izzythepush,
For me it was Speed Racer.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2020 11:08 am
@izzythepush,
My grandson had a collection of what I assume to be Pokemon cards, in which he would shuffle and deal them out. Then we would play the cards against each other. I had no idea what were the supposed rules but no matter what card I played I lost every single time. He would give me a spiel about why his card won but it didn't enlighten me at all. I always suspected he was playing on my ignorance.
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2020 11:08 am
@izzythepush,
Whoops, I meant Mel Blanc, he was voice of Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck....many of the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies....

You're correct, Mel Brooks didn't do cartoons ... sorry!
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2020 11:37 am
@glitterbag,
That’s OK, I thought I might have missed a whole genre. When I was a kid we had two channels and kid’s tv was about an hour and a half late afternoon. Same hour and a half on both channels. Shorts like Tom and Jerry and Bugs Bunny would pop up now and again on regular programming, often as filler, sometimes last minute. I can still remember the excitement of hearing they we’re going to put an unscheduled cartoon on.

Usually though it was just that hour and a half. There was allsorts, not just cartoons, but magazine programmes like Blue Peter and Dramas, some real strange stuff from Czechoslovakia. The Singing Ringing Tree being most notable.

In terms of cartoons I saw what was on, and what was on most were Hannah Barbara cartoons. They weren’t my favourites but they’re what I saw most of.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2020 11:50 am
@glitterbag,
I always saw Mel Blank listed. Never realized some WB characters were voiced by Stan Freberg - most notably Beaky Buzzard.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2020 02:09 pm
@glitterbag,
glitterbag wrote:

I guess I prefer Soupy Sales, my parents would laugh and that made it seem cool to me. The Road Runner, Deputy Dawg, old Mel Brooks cartoons......they made me laugh, the anime stuff dialog is choppy and flat....at least to me....

That sounds like something someone who never has watched a good anime series would say. You do realize that anime is merely a medium. Not all anime series falls under children's shonen style action like Pokemon or the opposite end, tentacle porn/hentai for immature adults and teens.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2020 03:23 pm
@tsarstepan,
Maybe that's it, I just haven't seen the right one. I'm not insulting you or your taste in entertainment...I just don't find it enjoyable....
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 20 Jun, 2020 12:56 pm
Disney has helped import anime making it very accessible with its pitch-perfect English dubs. A great entry into the animated medium.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 20 Jun, 2020 01:07 pm
@tsarstepan,
Maybe anime is a step too far for some people. How about familiarising them with Japanese films first. Death Note and Battle Royale would be a good start.

That’s just me though.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 20 Jun, 2020 01:17 pm
@izzythepush,
Death Note is an anime, unless you mean the highly divisive live-action Netflix remake. Battle Royale is really violent, if that's your thing. I did enjoy the novel which it's based on. The movie itself was a bit too campy and low-budgeted B movie.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 20 Jun, 2020 02:35 pm
@tsarstepan,
The version of Death Note I saw was live action.
McGentrix
 
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Reply Sat 20 Jun, 2020 05:21 pm
@izzythepush,
I saw this:



is coming in August.



is this the one you saw?
 

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