Originally Posted by gpn
I had picked it up just to see some of SAC on blu-ray, but so much of the story was removed, it was an unsatisfactory viewing experience, so I would say skip them.
You get a +1 for the Rose avatar though.
, I will pass
Originally Posted by waxHead
Thank you for posting the list, I appreciate it. I'm constantly looking for anime recommendations, but I haven't had time to look through lists and figure out what I might be interested in. I tried to do this last night and earlier today based on what Rightstuf has for sale and didn't get too far.
That said... I've watched a few animes a number of times (Ghost in the Shell and Ninja Scroll probably more than any others) and seen Akira, Tekkon Kinreet, Princess Mononoke, Paprika, Blood: The Last Vampire, Spirited Away and Castle of Cagliostro at least once each. I own, but have yet to watch: Samurai Champloo, Sword of the Stranger, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Nausicaa and Casshern Sins. There are probably a few titles I'm forgetting, but these are the ones I remember off-hand. I love Ghost In The Shell, Tekkon Kinkreet, Blood, and Spirited Away, but didn't like Paprika, and the pacing/story of Princess Mononoke is a bit dull for me. Also, as much as I like Ninja Scroll, the gratuitous sex and violence is a bit much.
Based on the plot of Freedom, I think I'd enjoy that quite a bit, as well as the Soul Eater series and possibly Appleseed (not sure if I should go with both films, or just try Ex Machina).
I considered Grave of the Fireflies, but it just seems really depressing, and for some reason, I recall ruling out 5 Centimeters Per Second this time last year when Buy.com had their sale.
If anyone would be able to provide additional recommedations based on this post, I'd really appreciate it. I'm always looking for more intellectually-stimulating (and fun!) anime. Thanks in advance for any ideas/recommendations
I loved the first Appleseed
and the music is awesome, have the album. Appleseed Ex Machina
gets really cheap often, so that's an easy pick with no regret. I have the
Steelcase LE of Appleseed
, never could find a good price on the
. I'd recommend both. DVD of Appleseed
is so cheap used. Camel
of Ex Machina down to $9.99, that's when I got it but it's only $11.49
right now, beating Rightstuf.
More recommendations that I did not see on that list, but I enjoyed and thought I'd share maybe someone else does too: Zone of the Enders
and Star Ocean EX
. ZoE is only the same universe as the video game, it's a prequel and there is no need to have played the game. Star Ocean on the other hand, is basically the first 2 (of 4) discs of the PS1 game. Problem is they never brought it back for a 2nd season so I'm sad :( I've heard they did 5 JP voice CDs with same VA's to finish it, but I need subtitles, heh.