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cresshead
11-30-2009, 10:35 AM
i already have appleseed 1&2, vexille, zone of enders, planetes,ghost in the shell, akira,voice from a distant star

any more good sci fi anime around you'd reccomend?

Skonk
11-30-2009, 10:38 AM
Cowboy Bebop
FLCL (AKA: Furi Kuri, AKA: Fooley Cooley)
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Last Exile
Full Metal Panic!

WCameron
11-30-2009, 10:42 AM
Neon Genesis Evangellion (although this runs the risk of pissing you off with the ending/endings. heh)
Not sure which GitS you mean, I assume all, but if not, Stand Alone Complex 1 and 2.
If you like epics filled with drama as well as space battles Legend Of Galactic Heroes is Very Good. Try the original tv series, then the side stories.

I liked the US Dub (mostly) of Gundam Wing. I imagine its much better and probably makes more sense in a subtitled version -:-)

Good thread. I'm also looking for some good recommendations :-)

- Will.

WCameron
11-30-2009, 10:43 AM
Ah yes I cannot believe i forgot Cowboy BeBop! Good one Skonk!

- Will.

calilifestyle
11-30-2009, 10:55 AM
Full metal panic was ok.
last exile was great.
i would add gun sword, The Third: the girl with the blue eye
and Gurren Lagann this series reminds of dragon ball but with mechs
Also i have to add Now and Then, Here and There

Mike_RB
11-30-2009, 11:24 AM
Wings of Honneamise

Amazing film. Maybe a little more 'alternate reality' than scifi. One of my favorite films.

http://www.nihonreview.com/images/AnimeWoH01.jpg

rednova
11-30-2009, 11:27 AM
Hi:

I really loved coyote ragtime show, I bought the complete collection and enjoyed it.
Do you already have the old robotech or mazinger Z ? Old but still good !!!

rednova

T-Light
11-30-2009, 12:23 PM
Carefull with the Anime stuff Cress. HM Gov passed laws regarding some of its content two or three weeks ago. (Seriously, I've no idea what these imbeciles have now made illegal but I think Anime is a part of it).

Slightly different to anime is a film called Casshern (it's a film with real actors but the graphics and effects are very 'Anime' in influence)
http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi582811929/
We picked it up in Tesco's for a couple of quid.

Update: IMDB says it's based on a 1973 anim movie so there you go :thumbsup:

Iain
11-30-2009, 12:37 PM
Not strictly anime but anything by Studio Ghibli is pretty awe inspiring.....

http://www.onlineghibli.com/films.php

calilifestyle
11-30-2009, 01:52 PM
also i enjoyed Karas disc one. Disc two didn't feel as good.

cresshead
11-30-2009, 02:35 PM
cheers guys!

i have cowboy be bop the film..there appear to be several 'complete box sets on amazon..not sure which one to get..

re Legend Of Galactic Heroes:
amazon.com or co.uk doesn't list Legend Of Galactic Heroes at all...maybe wrong title name?

i've seen Casshern a few years back was 'okay' but i prefer 2d or 3d graphics to film.

i liked freedom disc 1 but was waay too expensive to collect at 20mins a disc!
there now vol1 and vol 2 available but only a bluray complete...grrr!

i have robotech the movie...was 'okay' but not liking the character designs much really.

Wings of Honneamise isn't available on uk dvd right now but i'll keep an eye out for it.

on my hitlist then...
1.Full metal panic..which edition though??
2.Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum Collection
3.Noein Complete Series Boxset ..any comments on this?
4.cowboy bebop..but which one??

i'm sort a hesetant on ghost in the shell 1 gig and 2 gig as i really did not like thegots 3d film...was awful...not even got thru it...though i did like the first 2d film

ideally i'd like a tv serise moreso than a film as the runtimes and cost give you more bang per pound [buck]

Twisted_Pixel
11-30-2009, 02:59 PM
Not sure if some of these veer a bit too far from the Sci-Fi line, but I enjoyed; Samurai 7, Fist of the North Star and Guyver.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samurai_7
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fist_of_the_North_Star
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guyver:_The_Bioboosted_Armor

calilifestyle
11-30-2009, 03:03 PM
Not anime but i really think Farscape should be part of your library

BigHache
11-30-2009, 03:36 PM
Although it's a short, "Magnetic Rose" is an absolute classic, it's one of three stories on the "Memories" disc.

I guess more of the steampunk genre, "Steamboy" was a good watch.

The ending was a bit weird, but I enjoyed "Ergo Proxy".

Rahxephon was decent if you can get past the high school backdrop.

Patlabor - classic. It has a very political backdrop but I'm partial to early 90's anime.

"Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence" is really different from SAC, in fact it doesn't even follow exactly the storyline, as the main character does not exist in physical form in the movie, but you can't really have a TV series without your main character. :) SAC also deviates from the long, deep, internal character/moral reflecting that Innocence has. Much more action. More 'splosions.

Mike_RB
11-30-2009, 03:39 PM
Although it's a short, "Magnetic Rose" is an absolute classic, it's one of three stories on the "Memories" disc.


forgot about Magnetic Rose, another of my favorites. Otomo makes some cool stuff.

calilifestyle
11-30-2009, 04:00 PM
The patlabor series was great in its' days. But after watching it after getting older i really didn't enjoy it like as much.

cresshead
11-30-2009, 04:19 PM
Although it's a short, "Magnetic Rose" is an absolute classic, it's one of three stories on the "Memories" disc.

I guess more of the steampunk genre, "Steamboy" was a good watch.

The ending was a bit weird, but I enjoyed "Ergo Proxy".

Rahxephon was decent if you can get past the high school backdrop.

Patlabor - classic. It has a very political backdrop but I'm partial to early 90's anime.

"Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence" is really different from SAC, in fact it doesn't even follow exactly the storyline, as the main character does not exist in physical form in the movie, but you can't really have a TV series without your main character. :) SAC also deviates from the long, deep, internal character/moral reflecting that Innocence has. Much more action. More 'splosions.

okay if first gig SAC is anything like the first movie 'i'm in'...i have it no in my 'basket' on amazon....

jasonwestmas
11-30-2009, 04:26 PM
The Angel Cop Collection is very amusing if nothing else.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Di9hRHEx_o

cresshead
11-30-2009, 04:34 PM
"Paprika" - wonderful. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1dt5j_paprika-trailer-us_ads
Crazy music&images, good story... I sometimes watch some sequences on our projector (Bluray), just for the goosebumps.
"Wonderful Days" - For some reason called SkyBlue in the US. Remarkable proof that mixed techniques can work convincingly (drawn animation, CG, real sets). Unfortunately one of the youtube comments is correct (in my opinion): Trailer is better than the movie - though it is not that bad. And as in Paprika, some sequences are just beautiful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gVWY19wQ2U

Non-SciFi:
"The girl who leapt through time" is nice, but not really SciFi...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU4EfF85u60 "Mindgames" is seriously over the top.
"Tekkonkinkreet" and "Tokyo Godfathers" are pretty powerful films.
"Grave of the Fireflies" is still my favourite Ghibli, though, as Iain mentioned, it's hard to choose...

yeah i have sky blue...good film

Paprika is now in my basket on amazon too!:thumbsup:

re angel cop..i'll take a look at the youtube version first

jasonwestmas
11-30-2009, 05:00 PM
re angel cop..i'll take a look at the youtube version first

yeah, I think all the episodes are on there so. . . :)

shrox
11-30-2009, 06:35 PM
Vexille: 2077 Isolation of Japan

I just saw it on Hulu. I know, Hulu is USA only...

Lamont
11-30-2009, 06:57 PM
GITS/SAC 1&2/Innocence
Cowboy Bebop. You can get the Perfect Collection which is all of them for $20~$25, then toss in the movie for $12 more.
Dead Leaves (A great short)
Memories
Patlabor
Whatever Ghibli puts out, we buy.
FLCL
Iria
Appleseed

So many series come out here all the time, and it's hard to weed through the massive piles of mediocrity to get to the gems. I'm not into Naruto, Full Metal or stuff like that. I will watch DBZ on Sundays.

cresshead
11-30-2009, 07:02 PM
Vexille: 2077 Isolation of Japan

I just saw it on Hulu. I know, Hulu is USA only...

yeah Vexille is one of my fav animes for sure:thumbsup:

WCameron
11-30-2009, 09:56 PM
Legend of Galactic Heroes has never been licensed outside of Japan I think, but there are fansubs around that you can find in the usual places.

Most of the variations in the Cowboy BeBop boxed sets are just the Remastered and reboxed versions, so I think generally any one you can get for a decent price will do you.

GunXSword was another good one. Trigun is also worth a look see.

Ghost In The Shell 1st and 2nd gig are more or less completely unrelated to the two movies. Sort of a n Alternate Reality version that starts from Zero and develops its own mythology using the same characters from the film.

Oh man Ergo Proxy.... the first 10 episodes it was my favorite anime series of the moment, but then the last 3 just sunk it for me. Worth checking out though, def.

Rahxephon was good, kinda Evangellion light. heh. Never saw the movie though.

- Will.

cresshead
12-01-2009, 04:02 AM
Carefull with the Anime stuff Cress. HM Gov passed laws regarding some of its content two or three weeks ago. (Seriously, I've no idea what these imbeciles have now made illegal but I think Anime is a part of it).


you mean this?

search results from google...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDjtMgsBuvE

it's almost thru..
http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2008-09/coronersandjustice.html

wow this labour govt just amazes me at how much 'control' they want of your ever shrinking freedom to choose for yourself what to read/watch

so cartoons are now evil as you can't tell how of a drawing of a character is so ban them...

but films like normal porn and films like 'saw' are just warm n fuzzy for labour people...maybe they use it reference how to torture people in afganastan?

...:gotpics:...no sunny jim they're banned!:hey:

[QUOTE=354. Subsection (6) requires that a person in an image is to be treated as a child if the impression conveyed by the image is that the person shown is a child, or the predominant impression conveyed is that the person shown is a child despite the fact that some of the physical characteristics shown are not of a child.

355. Subsection (7) provides that references to an image of a person include references to an imaginary person, and subsection (8) makes it clear that references to an image of a child include references to an imaginary child.[/QUOTE]

that would mean feature films like hard candy may become a criminal offense to own maybe? even though the actress was 18.

Kuzey
12-01-2009, 05:35 AM
I saw one episode of "Blood: The Last Vampire" kinda cool...anybody seen it? They also made a film version which I haven't seen yet.

Kuzey

Twisted_Pixel
12-01-2009, 06:03 AM
I saw one episode of "Blood: The Last Vampire" kinda cool...anybody seen it?

Another one in my collection. As far as i was aware it was a short rather than an episode though.

Kuzey
12-01-2009, 07:03 AM
Another one in my collection. As far as i was aware it was a short rather than an episode though.

Hehe...it seems like it's both. A few shorts and a tv series later on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_The_Last_Vampire

Kuzey

BigHache
12-01-2009, 01:17 PM
I've tried watching Blood+ and have had a hard time staying interested the further it went on. I liked the first few episodes but it felt only somewhat related to the original movie. The original film anime was kinda gritty which was a nice style. The live action movie was pretty decent as well.

I like the works that Production I.G produces. Jin-Roh is another in my collection.

Paprika was a really interesting film. Weird visuals but really nicely done.

Angel Cop is another one of those 1991-95 animes that just come off as cool. Sigh, gone are the days of most traditional animators, let's do everything in Flash instead… bother…

I recall Blue Submarine 6, or something, being interesting. It's been a while since I've taken a look at it though.

The Highlander anime had enough technology to qualify as sci-fi. It was directed by the same guy who did Ninja Scroll.

Intuition
12-01-2009, 01:28 PM
Ok, Required Anime.

Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Cowboy Bebop.

Also, if you like Cowboy bebop you should check out Samurai Shamploos. Same writer and animation team. You will love it.

Any Studio Ghibli Films are great. Totoro, Mononoke, Nausica of the Wind (my first anima was Nausica, its wicked cool), sprirted away. ETC.

The newest Anime that has come out that is as good as Akira, Ghost in the Shell is called... Tekkon Kinkreet. Its is an absolute masterpiece.

Made me buy PS3 jsut for the Blu Ray and an HDTV. Thats how good it is.

I'll think of more in another post.

Speedmonk42
12-01-2009, 03:05 PM
This thread = awesome.

cresshead
12-01-2009, 03:28 PM
certainly is..my save for later basket on amazon is getting full!

MachineClaw
12-01-2009, 05:00 PM
Not nessesarly sci-fi but...

Afro Samurai and the follow up Afro Samurai:Resurection.

robots and monks wearing headphones rockin to mp3s.

Seriously wicked anime.

rednova
12-01-2009, 05:56 PM
Hi:

I just watched 'battle for terra' on pay-per-view. Amazing !!!
I really loved both the story and the animation. I was happy to recognize
Meni's name on the credits.
Great work Meni !!!
But I was horrorized to see autodesk maya on the credits !!!
Cheers !!!

rednova

Mike_RB
12-01-2009, 05:58 PM
But I was horrorized to see autodesk maya on the credits !!!

Why? All the character animation was Maya I believe.

Intuition
12-01-2009, 06:31 PM
......
Also, if you like Cowboy bebop you should check out Samurai Shamploos. ......

Sorry, I mean "Samurai Champloos". Heh.

Wickster
12-01-2009, 06:41 PM
Not sure if it has been mentioned but if you can figure out to get the whole "Macross Frontier" series then you should watch that. It had some licensing issues so it never really got a world release, but the visuals on it are really good.

You can find some clips on youtube and I think a movie is coming out for it also.

T-Light
12-01-2009, 07:56 PM
Cresshead:

you mean this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDjtMgsBuvE
That'll be it


it's almost thru..
http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2008-09/coronersandjustice.html
It's through, it had royal assent in November.


wow this labour govt just amazes me at how much 'control' they want of your ever shrinking freedom to choose for yourself what to read/watch
Yup, add to that they have full acess to your emails, web browsing habits, your hardrive (yes really) and the fact that our internet access around the globe has been censored by the home office for nearly ten years and it really does look rather Orwellian around here.

so cartoons are now evil as you can't tell how of a drawing of a character is so ban them...
Yup.


but films like normal porn and films like 'saw' are just warm n fuzzy for labour people...maybe they use it reference how to torture people in afganastan?
Could be, it's sexually orientated material they'll imprison you for, violence isn't something that gets their knees jerking.

They tried to ban 18 certificate games like Grand Theft Auto a few years ago. They brought in emminent child pschologist Tanya Byron to back them up. After several months of research into harm and effect She essentially concluded the government were full of sh**. I LOVE Tanya Byron :heart:

For anyone coming into this late...
HM Gov have brought in a law in England and Wales (not Scotland, possibly not N Ireland) that can have you imprisoned for three years and earn you a place on the sex offenders register for possessing Anime images (possibly in a sexual context - heavy petting etc). Reason given is they can be missinterpreted to be childs faces on adult bodies.

Be Afraid.

cresshead
12-01-2009, 11:20 PM
just ordered ghost in the shell gig 1 gig2 and solid state....
they're on their way!

whoo hoo!

Nemoid
12-02-2009, 05:20 AM
Spriggan
oh and i'd also go for some classic Leiji Matsumoto stuff (Capt Harlock, Galaxy 999, Yamato...)

cresshead
12-06-2009, 03:10 PM
just ordered ghost in the shell gig 1 gig2 and solid state....
they're on their way!

whoo hoo!

ghost in the shell box sets arrived today...yeah SUNDAY!...delivery on a sunday...?? weird!!
just started to watch them...so far really like it...

also been tryingto dig out a dvd boxset version of freedom prfoject but not found one yet..everyone seems out of stock of the dvd version but instock of the blu ray...and me no have a bluray player....boo hoo!

WCameron
12-07-2009, 12:10 AM
Spriggan
oh and i'd also go for some classic Leiji Matsumoto stuff (Capt Harlock, Galaxy 999, Yamato...)

I wish Funimation would get off their buts and release Space Pirate Captain Harlock and Galaxy Express 999 in real physical dvd boxed sets, instead of just VOD downloads from their site. I mean they spent the cash for them!

- Will.

Philbert
12-08-2009, 11:06 PM
I agree with many of the titles presented here. Especially, Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, and Sky Crawlers. I would also like to add Crest of The Stars, the Armitage III OAVs / movies (I'm sculpting Armitage right now), a really amazing series called Death Note, and a film I just discovered called The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

BTW Shhh! It's a secret... http://animecrazy.net/

warrenwc
12-31-2009, 02:12 PM
Side note-
I feel like an IDIOT!
Finally watched Cowboy Bebop with the original Japanese soundtrack.
Music is better, dialogue is better & I'd swear it's edited differently.
Almost like having a new DVD.
I'm going to check out some of these other suggestions too.

cresshead
12-31-2009, 03:05 PM
just ordered the girl who lept thru time

Philbert
12-31-2009, 03:25 PM
Finally watched Cowboy Bebop with the original Japanese soundtrack.
Music is better, dialogue is better & I'd swear it's edited differently.
Almost like having a new DVD.

If you like music check out an anime series called Beck or the English name for it is Mongolian Chop Squad. It's about the formation of a band and their rise to stardom. The music is really good and even better, then music for both English and Japanese versions is good so you get double the music.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BECK:_Mongolian_Chop_Squad

Edit: I just noticed in that link they're making a live action movie of it in 2010



just ordered the girl who lept thru time

I hope you like it!

Lamont
01-01-2010, 10:37 PM
Side note-
I feel like an IDIOT!
Finally watched Cowboy Bebop with the original Japanese soundtrack.
Music is better, dialogue is better & I'd swear it's edited differently.
Almost like having a new DVD.
I'm going to check out some of these other suggestions too.Cowboy Bebop I think has two English subtitle options. One is the hearing impaired and the other is a more direct translation. They used some of the better actors/actresses to voice the characters in the English version. Although the delivery is different and some of the words they localized are for American audience, they are equal. Although the way Ed delivers lines is much different, as she makes play with strange Japanese words that don't translate well, so for English they made her rhyme. Fae's lines are delivered more sexy in Japanese with a few double entendre, while the American version she seems like a hardass.

I have to look around for it, but I have a website that has the more obscure independent Anime put out by smaller studios. These are usually 20~30 minutes long and pretty cool. Navigation is in Japanese, but easy.

Strider_X
01-01-2010, 11:54 PM
Don't forget:
Macross Plus
Robot Carnival
(Live action) Natural City