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  1. Haak
    2014-03-20 06:45
    Originally Posted by brightman View Post
    Gundam Reconguista G is the newest Gundam series with Director Tomino serving as Chief Director.
    You in?
  2. TheEroKing
    2014-03-19 01:46
    Little Busters!
    Sorry; dynamic content not loaded. Reload?
  3. FlavoryFantasy
    2014-03-17 14:29
    Lulz Archon. Nice choice for a new avatar.
  4. Triple_R
    2014-03-17 12:04
    I love your avatar. Very cute and funny, lol.
  5. TheEroKing
    2014-03-16 06:50
    and here's your Homura.
  6. TheEroKing
    2014-03-15 13:45
    Had the psd for the Tomoyo one.
  7. TheEroKing
    2014-03-13 08:22
    wasn't expecting you to be the 1st person to comment on it I think I'll stick with this one for a while, it's a decent gimmick :x
  8. Last Sinner
    2014-03-11 22:43
    Last Sinner
    One of the numerous reasons I just can't care about Attack on Titan. The people I know that like it all say it's for purely primal and gratuitous reasons. I can appreciate what you're trying to say, but with the exception of Mikasa, I just can't care.

    I take it Tsuruko and Naruko both never get their love interests to realise how much they like them?

    I'll rephrase it to modern shounen then - I have watched a bit of Fist of the North Star and totally dig it. Kenshin - maybe....another on a long list to get through. It's okay but wasn't standing out. I'm aware one of the OVAs is highly regarded. As for YYH and HxH, not my cup of tea. But Ken is cool as flock.

    Okabe - yes. Little Busters - can't watch it.

    Fate/Zero - Urobuchi wrote it, therefore I despised the characters for the greater part, particularly the males. Especially Kirei, who was one cool, snide villian in the FSN game - didn't think Urobuchi could make him that boring. And as for Kiritsugu - I am sure people dig the whole destruction angle and get some form of beauty or weird satisfaction from it. I don't - he had choices and he always made terrible ones. It's the same reason my mentor and I utterly despise Grave of the Fireflies - the guy made terrible decisions over and over when he knew better. And Kiritsugu knew better. He was permanently convinced his way was the only way. The only thing I can say was he deserved what he got. Maybe he set things right in the long run, but whatever. I couldn't give a damn about Kiritsugu and his code and that he couldn't see the consequences of his actions until it was too late. To hell with Urobuchi and his obsession with the abyss and killing the characters he loves most in the most painful way and giving women utterly cruel, demeaning deaths while the guys die in glory. (I know you like his stuff, so if we could agree to disagree, I'd appreciate it.) However, we can agree that Rin was portrayed well in it. However, you're the first person from here to say that to me. I remember during its airing everyone bitched hard about that episode dedicated to Rin.

    Batou - erm...not really...Togusa - yes. Aramaki - didn't see enough of him to form a solid stance.

    Akagi - kind of but not really. Kaiji - yes.

    Which Shu? I don't get that reference.
  9. Last Sinner
    2014-03-11 19:19
    Last Sinner
    We agree on enough things. If we were too similar, it'd be scary and make for boring conversation. I think the only other fundamental difference is you've traversed recent anime way more than I'll ever dare to, while I've gone back in time way more than you have.

    *shrug* Well, for about every male character I actually give a damn about from stuff I've watched, there's ten female characters I like. Feminine characters are fine as long as they're not just submissive saps. But when it comes to me, I need complexity. I just can't see anything or anyone from a simple perspective.

    I'll say it again - Madoka Ayukawa and Tomoyo Sakagami are virtually kindred spirits. They have virtually the same background, they both do things their way, they both have one heck of a kick. I guess one fundamental difference would be the naivete. Tomoyo is somewhat unfamiliar with the expectations of others/the norm - Madoka is all too familiar with them, to the point it is a nemesis. And there's this crazy but pure win episode where the three main characters end up being in a Top Gun-like scenario and Madoka is a fighter pilot.

    Don't get me started about what people whinge about when it comes to females in shounens....frankly, to be a female character in a shounen title is almost always tragic, as far as I'm concerned. You're always going to have red-blooded readers only giving a damn about your body and being a love interest. They're rarely allowed to be proper characters. And I've utterly had it with the constant flood of stupid comments about Mikasa's abs, yet alone her as a character. Heaven forbid a girl from being fit and physically powerful...*facepalm* Honestly, I didn't even finish the first episode of Titan. I knew within minutes this title would make me utterly sick. My stance on shounen has pretty much come to this - if it isn't Fullmetal Alchemist, I don't care. I utterly despise shounen.

    Fair points on Fate and Misato. I like them too.

    Ohana was the only thing I could find to care about in H-S I and I really didn't care for what Okada saw fit to do with her.

    As for Anohana - see, this is one title I wish I could have liked. Except...well...Menma....freaking Menma....You know how Rin from Bunny Drop is that kind of character that makes your heart swell and you'd do anything to give her a decent chance in life? When it comes to Menma, every organ in by body wants to simultaneously explode and send a fatal virus airborne to wipe out humanity. The guys ticked me off too. Whereas Naruko and Tsuruko were both characters that had appeal. Even if they were polar opposites and antagonistic to each other, they gave things some depth and something unique. But since the story revolves around Menma, I couldn't stay with Anohana. Again, because Okada.

    The Major...see, I did think about putting her on that list. But I didn't for one reason - wish fulfillment. As awesome as Motoko's personality is as well as how she conducts herself if general on the job and in her private life, the original Stand Alone Complex series and the movie overly sexualised her. As much as the character is supposed to not be subject to one's desires, the way they used her in those parts ultimately did allow that. As for the 2nd GIG, that is when she breaks free of that stupidity IMO.

    See, almost every female you listed, I somewhat agreed with. I don't think we're as different as you think we are. I just think life shaped us differently to give us different needs and perspectives.

    The thing I'm always careful about now is never assume for one second what women are into within anime these days. I've learned that Elfen Lied and Gantz have WAY more female fans than I'd ever thought possible. I've seen women that look like they're in high-end jobs discretely walk into a comic/manga store and walk out with a pile of yaoi. I've seen and been told about women who only watch ecchi titles. And while it can be assumed somewhat that some women will love cute - you never can be sure of what kind. Women/females are more complex that what anime makes them out to be for the greater part. Perhaps that's part of why I need characters that are more complex than the norm. There's only so far I can detach from reality.

    Frankly, it's not the females in anime that I have more issues with. It's the males....I'm not kidding that when out of the hundreds and hundreds of titles I've seen, I would utterly struggle to list ten male characters that I actually gave that much of a damn about.
  10. Last Sinner
    2014-03-11 09:49
    Last Sinner
    Lafiel from Crest of the Stars - A very apt representative of a process-driven race and culture. An even bigger contradiction of the damsel in distress trope since Lafiel was almost always saving Jinto. Straight-forward, feisty, polite, elegant, overly confident without being arrogant. The maturity of her conversations with Jinto is just mind-blowing. If I ever had to pick one female who could have a bond with a male that wasn't solely defined or dominated by love yet so darn epic, Lafiel's with Jinto was just magic.

    Lain from Serial Experiments Lain - Oh, Lain...Now, are we going to avoid the idea that Lain is a genderless entity rather than a human since she is more like a process rather than a person? Certainly Lain's creator intended Lain to be female, so I guess we can say for our discussion's sake that she is. But certainly the one person Lain always gravitated to was Arisu - after all, Arisu was the only person who ever showed Lain any true affection/treated Lain as a friend. Lain's form of love for Arisu would be quite a pure one - given Lain's real identity, there is no sexual aspect to it. It also does reinforce that affiliation and affection are earned through actions rather than mere intentions.

    Lina Inverse from Slayers - Personified chaos, a real anarchist, selfish and pragmatic. Yet so damn awesome...She was never a hero but did whatever a dire situation required. An eternal source of laughter. And that crazy voice that Megumi Hayashibara gave her. They don't make them like Lina anymore.

    Shiki Ryougi from Garden of Sinners - Morally ambivalent, always walking a line between sanity and darkness. Female yet many aspects of a male, further amplified by that dual-tone voice Maya Sakamoto gave Shiki. So dangerous yet so insatiable. Someone you can't be a fence-sitter with. Someone afraid of living but scared of dying. Someone who knew happiness and a normal life would never be attainable, but was able to find something worth living for just from knowing one person in the world gave a damn about her and wouldn't ever give up on her, even if he is a fair idiot at times. And seriously, how badass can you get with that red jacket and blue kimono combo outfit? Nasu, why are you so awesome?!

    Kurisu Makise from Steins;Gate - Well I had to pick someone really stuck in the modern way of things in anime yet still standing. Kurisu just turned that damn tsundere trope upside-down and ending up being way more than that. The antagonist to the fanciful dreams of Hououin Kyouma and the catalyst required for Okabe to man up and become the hero. A real source of intellect and awesome nerd moments. (lab coat, Dr. Pepper, @chan, Tina) And seriously, she is the main reason those overly moe early episodes are bearable. (And yes, I know I haven't finished it yet...but I saw enough to appreciate Kurisu. It's either the next thing I watch or the one after.)

    I'm going to have to extend that list to make room for Erin. Hopefully I can find a few more to go with her.

    Note these wouldn't be my ten fave characters - but in terms of 'breaking the mold', for sure.

    Sorry for the wall of text.

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    ===All Time Favorites==
    Higurashi Kai (10)
    Puella Magi Madoka Magica (10)
    Hunter x Hunter (10)
    Steins;Gate (9.5)
    Little Busters! Refrain (9)
    Clannad After Story (9)
    Akagi (9)
    Shirobako (9)
    Paranoia Agent (9)
    Usagi Drop (9)
    Shin Sekai Yori (9)
    Serial Experiments Lain (9)
    Ergo Proxy(9)
    Nana (9)
    Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (9)
    Tiger and Bunny (9)
    Durarara! (9)
    Zetusen no Tempest (9)
    Fate/Zero (8.5)
    Neon Genesis Evangelion (8.5)
    Mawaru Penguindrum (8.5)
    Nanoha A's (8.5)
    Tari Tari (8.5)
    True Tears (8.5)
    Kemono no Soujia Erin (8.5)

    == Top Movies==
    The End of Evangelion (10)
    Colorful (9.5)
    Time of Eve (9.5)
    5cm per second (9)
    Okami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (9)
    Castle in the Sky (8.5)
    Summer Wars (8.5)
    Place Promised in our Early Days (8.5)
    Kotonoha no Niwa (8)
    Nanoha Movie 1st & 2nd A's (8)
    The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (8)
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