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Topic: Favourite cartoons and anime

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  1. Stressed Guy
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    14 April 2020
    What is everybody's favourite cartoons and anime? I'll go first, mine are Scooby Doo and Dragon Ball Z.
  2. uncut_gems
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    21 April 2020 in reply to Stressed Guy

    Stressed Guy,

    Great question! I have always liked cartoons my whole life (Loony Toons as a kid, then of course Family Guy, Rick and Morty, etc. later), but I haven't really watched any anime. Maybe you could recommend some? I'm almost done with my very first one, Neon Geneses Evangelion, which I've really been enjoying. I've seen and loved lots of anime style movies, but not any shows besides the one I've just mentioned. I've also heard Fullmetal Alchemist is quite good, and I remember as a kid my sister really liking one called Hellgirl.

    Would love to hear what you have in mind and hope you're staying safe!

    Warmly,

    Gems

  3. Stressed Guy
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    12 May 2020 in reply to uncut_gems
    Hi Uncut Gems,

    I've watched a bit of anime over the years so I'd be more than happy to offer some recommendations.

    I would recommend Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Pokemon, Digimon and Yu-Gi-oh. I'd also be happy to tell you a bit of info on them. Or you can use Wikipedia to look it up if you want.

    In regards to any other anime I know there's shows such as Death Note, Bleach and Naruto.

    I know my brother has seen all 3 and likes them but I haven't even seen an episode so I can't comment on them lol.

    My friend back in High School used to watch One Piece and liked it. I watched one or two episodes and absolutely hated it lol.

    Now that you mention Full Metal Alchemist I do remember it vaguely as a kid. I owned a video or two and used to watch it on Toonami (Which was an anime programme on Cartoon Network which aired late at night) I don't remember all that much but I did like it lol. Not sure if that makes sense.

    Also, what's Neon Genesis Evangelion about? And what's Hell Girl? I've never heard of them.

    Anyway, it's been nice chatting to you. Sorry for taking so long to reply on both of my posts. I feel bad about it.

    John

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    13 May 2020 in reply to Stressed Guy

    Hi Stressed Guy,

    No worries at all! These are truly hectic times, and everyone just gets to things when/if they can. I'll make note of all those recommendations :) I didn't know you have Cartoon Network in Australia (I'm American), but you mentioning Toonami brought back lots of childhood memories!

    NGE is about a small group of kids who pilot enormous gundams, called EVAs, to battle aliens that threaten futuristic Tokyo, called Angels. It's can be quite dark and grim but also has lighter moments and has a great plot and characters. If I recall correctly, Hell Girl is also very dark about a spirit who visits people who have been bullied and asks them if they want to take revenge.

    Talk soon!

    Gems

  5. eight
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    13 May 2020 in reply to uncut_gems

    i need to watch keep your hands off eizouken... i keep planning it ever since it became popular in january. two aspiring animator girls and their managerial money-minded friend try to make an anime together and i know it was lauded for how creatively the mangaka approached things like speech bubbles and how the character design is actually Unique rather than Moe Anime Girl #70389. apparently its also based off his experiences of drawing as an outlet for being behind in school because of his adhd? i keep hearing about how it's implied the main characters are implied to have adhd or autism in some form. also cowboy bebop but i think everyone has to get around to bebop sometimes when its such a landmark anime. so long space cowboys

    one of my best friends is big on avatar the last airbender and i send her a lot of memes. i dont understand too much but my favourite is that tumblr post explaining how the fire nation couldve never taken over everything because its such a shit element. they throw water you throw fire? thats steam dissolving in front of your eyes at best and scalding hot water at worst! you throw fire they throw rock you get hit with hot rock, war over. i Want to try it i remember finding a drive of high definition enhanced episodes but I'll need to dig it up again or something. maybe i will understand atla more. also man that "i didn't know aussies had cartoon network" i'm going to shove you in a locker like a high school bully for seppo crimes like having into the spiderverse on your country's netflix

  6. SapereAude
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    13 May 2020

    I loved Mysterious Cities of Gold as a kid. Probably where I got my love of travel and adventure from.

    The Simpsons was always good for a laugh.

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    My favorite anmie movies are 'Akira' and 'Ghost In a Shell'.

    Favourite cartoon would be the 90's X-Men series.

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    In terms of cartoons I like the usual Simpsons, Futurama, and Family guy.

    For animes, I really enjoyed attack on titans and death note.

  9. Weaponsofmassdisstortion
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    13 February 2021

    someone mentioned "full metal alchemist" which is really good. Right now I am slowly getting through Naruto Shippuden. I remember watching Neon Genisis, the original one, not the reboot. Shinji Ikuri was the OG broken introvert cast as the hero. Which I was very attracted to. I am surprised anyone remembers Cities of Gold. I was always drawn to those old Japanese cartoons. Astro Boy, Ulysses, Samurai Pizza Cats, Voltron (You should check out the American reboot), Yeah Dragon Ball Z was good for it's time.

    I really liked Attack on Titan (Warning it is a brutal anime if you choose to watch it), Marduk Scramble wasn't bad, Neither was Psycho Pass. I want to watch Darker Then Black from start to finish. I also want to check out black clover and under the dog later on.

  10. NobleAlarc32
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    15 February 2021 in reply to Stressed Guy
    I've been watching Sgt. Frog on AnimeLab. I read the first few volumes of the manga shortly after secondary school, so it's good to get back into this bizarre sci-fi-meets-slice-of-life comedy. 😂
  11. Weaponsofmassdisstortion
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    15 February 2021 in reply to NobleAlarc32
    sgt frog, I remember reading the manga of that. Back when Borders Books Music and cafe was still around.
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  12. NobleAlarc32
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    15 February 2021 in reply to Weaponsofmassdisstortion
    Ah, those were the days... speaking of Borders, I recall a bizarre experience I had in Borders Rundle Mall, during my Year 12 art class' excursion to Adelaide.

    The sales assistant working behind the register at the back of the store told me I was virtually identical to her brother in every way, from appearance to mannerisms, and even their voice. They honestly thought their sibling had arrived unannounced from New South Wales for a surprise visit! In a word: uncanny.

    That's not the first time such has happened, however (technically, that particular instance was the second, happening just weeks after the first), and I've lost count of the number of times a perfect stranger has stated that, "You're virtually identical to my grandson/my best mate/some guy who used to go to my school", etc.

    As many as nine other Mes milling around, out there... it'd make the perfect plot for an anime, right? Even better if it had the disclaimer, "based on true events", haha! 😄

    But I digress...
  13. NobleAlarc32
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    15 February 2021 in reply to Weaponsofmassdisstortion
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    %3cbr/%3eBut I digress... I also recommend a series called Infinite Stratos, which offers a glimpse into a somewhat optimistic not-too-distant future. It runs the gamut from heartwarming and feel-good, to tense and edge-of-your-seat, and everything inbetween. Plus, it shows messages of acceptance and validation, which many of us could use in our lives. I'd definitely look it up if you're curious.
  14. Weaponsofmassdisstortion
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    13 April 2021 in reply to NobleAlarc32
    As far as comedy manga goes, Great Teacher Onizuka GTO (I probably spelled the last bit wrong) always got a few laughs out of me.
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    16 April 2021 in reply to Weaponsofmassdisstortion

    What a great idea!

    My favorite cartoon is The Little Mermaid and favorite anime is Ghost in a Shel l

  16. Ggrand
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    16 April 2021 in reply to CalmCat

    Hello everyone...🤗..

    My favourite cartoons, now that’s a very hard question to answer because I have heaps of favourite cartoons, for now I’ll have to say the Flintstones and the original Tom and Jerry....I don’t know what anime is..

  17. Weaponsofmassdisstortion
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    30 April 2021 in reply to CalmCat

    Ghost in the shell, ahhhh now that was a classic. I am one of the few people who actually didn't mind the live action American reboot.

    "come with me, there is no place for us here"

  18. topsy_
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    20 May 2021 in reply to Weaponsofmassdisstortion
    When I was young I enjoyed comics with Richie Rich. I also liked Fred Bassett, and The Phantom. As for anime - I’ve heard the word & know that my grandchildren are “into” it but that’s the extent of my knowledge. Of course being the age I am, these new fandangle things are not half as good as in the “good ‘ole days” lol.
  19. Clade
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    26 May 2021
    Got into Death note months ago that was pretty cool.. I used to watch Naruto alot years ago, onepiece and I think Dragonball z or yugio..
  20. Weaponsofmassdisstortion
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    Well I have finished the entire series of Naruto Shippuden and I can definitely see why it has such an immense following around the world. I started watching Naruto next generation, but it just wasn't the same. It feels like I have been on a journey with some really good friends. And now I have to say goodbye to them. I really want more Naruto. This has happened to me with The Perks Of Being a Wallflower, Into the Wild, and The Wire. I want more of the same series. But I just can't find it. Does anybody else do this? They get really invested in a story and then feel sad when it is time for the story to end? I know this isn't really a major mental health catastrophe or anything, but I suppose Naruto and his friends did help me get through the first lockdown.

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