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Old 2012-04-05, 10:57   Link #1
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Quality 2012 anime?

Is there any epic 2012 anime?. When I say "epic" I mean like real "quality" anime, the kind where you might only one or two series of this level in the whole year.

Some examples of older series that qualify (in my opinion) are Madoka Magica, FMA: Brotherhood, Cross Game, Toradora, Casshern Sins, Gurren Laggan etc. You know, the really epic ones.

I watched most of last season's anime, only skipped a few, and while there were some pretty decent series I didn't find the one that ends up standing out. Looking at the new season, I don't see anything exciting on the horizon.
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Old 2012-04-05, 11:02   Link #2
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At this moment... Fate/Zero. Next best thing since the forging of Excalibur.
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Old 2012-04-05, 11:03   Link #3
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Kids on the Slope (didn't start until next thursday)
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Old 2012-04-05, 11:05   Link #4
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Epic huh? I second Fate/Zero. Perhaps Zetman too.
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Old 2012-04-05, 11:17   Link #5
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Definitely Fate/zero and Zetman, they're the only ones who caught my attention this year...
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Old 2012-04-05, 11:48   Link #6
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Old 2012-04-05, 12:17   Link #7
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For Kids on the slope, I see it's directed by Watanabe and music by Yoko Kano. I will definitely check this out and thanks for mentioning it because if I hadn't looked it up I'd only watch 5 minutes of it before deciding if I'm gonna drop it or not. My tolerance threshold for noitamina is very low. Noitamina series are usually cute but kind of bland at best, bland and depressing at worst. In the last few years I think I only enjoyed Usagi Drop and House of 5 leaves.

I will give Zetman a shot too.

I didn't watch Fate/Zero because I haven't seen Fate/Stay Night either. My friends recommended it to me as well but being based on an erogame and a VN kinda puts me off. I didn't like Clannad or Kiminozo so I started avoiding VN to anime adaptations. I was actually disappointed when I found that Kanon was based on an erogame.

Nichibros was cool and fun to watch but hardly "epic" More like watching my teenage years again Symphogear gave me Dragonauts vibes from the first episode so I avoided like the plague. I think one of the characters also said something about having 100 climaxes :s
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I didn't watch Fate/Zero because I haven't seen Fate/Stay Night either. My friends recommended it to me as well but being based on an erogame and a VN kinda puts me off. I didn't like Clannad or Kiminozo so I started avoiding VN to anime adaptations. I was actually disappointed when I found that Kanon was based on an erogame.
You might want to give them a try xD

Fate/Stay Night or Fate/Zero doesn't really have ecchi scenes in it. For the anime adaptations they've decided to cut off the scenes and I can safely say that it works quite well.

And as for Fate/Zero...I don't think you have to watch F/SN before watching it...Fate/Zero is the prequel after all, so it goes first in the timeline.
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Old 2012-04-05, 12:33   Link #9
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You can't compare Fate series to Clannad, they are of different genres. Clannad and Kanon are drama/romance while Fate series are action.

Truthfully Fate/Stay Night anime is not that great. I liked the movie with alternative version much more despite being rushed.

Fate/Zero is a prequel so in all honesty you can watch it without Fate/Stay Night. Fate/Zero is MUCH better!
However, if you watch F/Z first, you will kill all the possible enjoyment from F/SN. F/SN keeps a lot of things hidden while F/Z states everything out blunt since F/SN watchers already know all the stuff so no point going around the bush.

It's really up to you now. To go straight to F/Z and ignore F/SN though it has some cool characters (though you can still give it a go).
Or be patient and watch F/SN first and then watch F/Z which as I said are much better series.
Never played the game so I'm stating it as an anime watcher.
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Old 2012-04-05, 12:37   Link #10
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Yeah, I heard it was a prequel and ecchi doesn't bother me either way. I am just prejudiced against VN to anime adaptations but since so many are recommending it I think I will give that a try as well.

But now I have a really strong urge to go and watch Rayearth
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Old 2012-04-05, 12:46   Link #11
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Yeah, I heard it was a prequel and ecchi doesn't bother me either way. I am just prejudiced against VN to anime adaptations but since so many are recommending it I think I will give that a try as well.

But now I have a really strong urge to go and watch Rayearth
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Old 2012-04-05, 12:49   Link #12
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Well, in the sense of shows that have aired in the past four months I personally don't think many could be labelled as "epic", but many, many people have spoken very highly about Fate/Zero - both on this site and elsewhere.

But I can say that I really, really enjoyed Natsume Yuuchinjou Shi the most out of any series that have aired this year, although it would prolly be good if you familiarized yourself with the first three seasons and/or the manga before "jumping right in" to the series, should you be interested to try it out.

That being said, Natsume is not "epic" in the sense of dramatic and exciting and action-packed. More often than not it is quiet and reflective - although the story is extremely engaging.
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Symphogear gave me Dragonauts vibes from the first episode so I avoided like the plague. I think one of the characters also said something about having 100 climaxes :s
As for Symphogear, there's not ecchi scenes but have a bit of yuri moments. Despite this, this show is plot-heavy and do not have any big-breasted females besides Kanade and Ryoko, right ?
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Old 2012-04-05, 13:05   Link #14
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Yeah, I've been watching Natsume from the first season, it's cute. I still got a couple of episodes left to finish it.

Really looking for one of those anime that leave you gazing at the screen with your mouth open thinking "well I might as well just sleep for the next few days until this epic feeling wears off because anything I do now will just seem pointless in comparison."

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As for Symphogear, there's not ecchi scenes but have a bit of yuri moments. Despite this, this show is plot-heavy and do not have any big-breasted females besides Kanade and Ryoko, right ?
I watched the first episode and tbh I didn't like it. The following is just my opinion so no offense to anyone who enjoys this series, but to me it looks like someone took a load of cliches, mixed them up in a bucket and made Symphogear to fill a timeslot. Cliche anime doesn't bother me; Gurren Lagann is nothing but tropes all the way and it's still awesome. Symphogear starts out with someone visiting a grave, then one of the main characters dies in the first episode, so it sets a serious tone. Then they throw in all the cliches, the ridiculous dialogue and the action that makes no sense and it's more funny than serious. So I have something that is blatantly absurd but seems to intend to be taken seriously; to me that is pretentious. That's why I compared it to dragonaut. What this anime needed is ecchi scenes and boobs, and as a fanservice anime it would have made a lot more sense and not be pretentious at all.

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Old 2012-04-05, 13:18   Link #15
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You could give Hyouge Mono a try, though it will be quite a while before the subs are complete. It's from 2011.

I'll also suggest Thermae Romae (see my avatar) about a Roman bath designer who is mystically transported to contemporary Tokyo. It's a pretty low-budget production, but the story and characters overcame any deficiencies on the animation and artwork side. It's also quite short so you could watch the whole thing in an hour or two.
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You could give Hyouge Mono a try, though it will be quite a while before the subs are complete. It's from 2011.
Hmm ... well, both Seiji, myself and a few others all feel that Hyouge Mono is ... well, yes - I would even say "epic".

Only 14 of the 35 or so eps of this series are subbed atm, and while the subber does a very careful and excellent job (esp in trying to preserve the "older language style of the time period in English") they take some time to come out with their work.

Also, it seems to me that the series targets more of a "smaller niche" than most anime viewers. If you happen to find yourself squarely in that niche than you will be absolutely delighted, maybe even to the extent of being blown away (as I was/am). But imo it must be admitted that the niche is small.

But hey - wouldn't hurt to give it a try, eh?
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Only 14 of the 35 or so eps of this series are subbed atm, and while the subber does a very careful and excellent job (esp in trying to preserve the "older language style of the time period in English") they take some time to come out with their work.
I've wondered whether the Japanese script uses more archaic forms of the language as well. If so, I suspect that's one reason why the releases are so slow. It's one thing to translate a contemporary comedy where everyone speaks relatively simple and colloquial Japanese. I doubt that's true for Hyouge Mono.
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Isn't it a bit early in the year to ask a question that will have limited answers? Just seems this would be a better question to ask at July or October considering there's three seasons worth of material to go through yet.
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Old 2012-04-05, 23:06   Link #19
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Isn't it a bit early in the year to ask a question that will have limited answers? Just seems this would be a better question to ask at July or October considering there's three seasons worth of material to go through yet.
It's early but fans who keep an eye on upcoming anime usually have a pretty good idea which series are worth looking forward to. Normally I'd be pretty clued up myself but I don't really have the time for it any more, and I'm really craving a great series to watch. As an example, I knew Watanabe was involved in a project again but I thought it was just the live action Cowboy Bebop; I had no idea he was directing a new anime.
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Old 2012-04-07, 03:44   Link #20
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Horizon second season will be out this year. (if you haven't seen the first season, watch it) Epic in terms of setting, number of characters, and creativity in the action department.
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