Let's talk anime.

I'm looking for anime that is of the futuristic, yet not grim setting.

Similar to the following:
- Time of Eve
- K
- Eden of the East

But not like:
- GitS: Stand Alone Complex
- Ergo Proxy

The plot doesn't matter so much, just the futuristic kinda bright, cool imagery.

BishopRS wrote:

I'm looking for anime that is of the futuristic, yet not grim setting.

Similar to the following:
- Time of Eve
- K
- Eden of the East

But not like:
- GitS: Stand Alone Complex
- Ergo Proxy

The plot doesn't matter so much, just the futuristic kinda bright, cool imagery.

Hmmm, futuristic but not grim, tough sell. 'Moonlight Mile' maybe?

BishopRS wrote:

I'm looking for anime that is of the futuristic, yet not grim setting.

Similar to the following:
- Time of Eve
- K
- Eden of the East

But not like:
- GitS: Stand Alone Complex
- Ergo Proxy

The plot doesn't matter so much, just the futuristic kinda bright, cool imagery.

Fractale maybe? Can't think of many other futuristic anime I've seen that isn't dark or just there for the girls.

Planetes?

Not having seen any of the three, I can't be sure that I'm hitting the right note. Planetes is set in orbit and isn't very grim. Mouretsu Pirates is definitely not grim at all, and despite the name isn't about fan-service either.

momgamer wrote:

Planetes?

This. A thousand times this. Also, the manga is equally as fantastic. Probably one of my favorites in my collection.

Thanks for the recommendations. I'm thinking more based on earth. I guess futuristic is maybe a mislabel but rather 'high tech' would describe more what I was looking for.

BishopRS wrote:

Thanks for the recommendations. I'm thinking more based on earth. I guess futuristic is maybe a mislabel but rather 'high tech' would describe more what I was looking for.

Going with waaay into the future, I would recommend Broken Blade. A good pseudo-futuristic anime is Noein, though in the beginning it seems geared for a younger audience (It really isn't). And Letter Bee, which is themed cold more than dark. Availability of the latter two might make them less easy to find and watch, short of purchase.

Eldon_of_Azure wrote:
BishopRS wrote:

Thanks for the recommendations. I'm thinking more based on earth. I guess futuristic is maybe a mislabel but rather 'high tech' would describe more what I was looking for.

Going with waaay into the future, I would recommend Broken Blade. A good pseudo-futuristic anime is Noein, though in the beginning it seems geared for a younger audience (It really isn't). And Letter Bee, which is themed cold more than dark. Availability of the latter two might make them less easy to find and watch, short of purchase.

I've not heard of Noein. Seems cool. Broken Blade was awesome, although the ending seemed abrupt. Letter Bee isn't my thing. Thanks for the advice

BishopRS wrote:
Eldon_of_Azure wrote:
BishopRS wrote:

Thanks for the recommendations. I'm thinking more based on earth. I guess futuristic is maybe a mislabel but rather 'high tech' would describe more what I was looking for.

Going with waaay into the future, I would recommend Broken Blade. A good pseudo-futuristic anime is Noein, though in the beginning it seems geared for a younger audience (It really isn't). And Letter Bee, which is themed cold more than dark. Availability of the latter two might make them less easy to find and watch, short of purchase.

I've not heard of Noein. Seems cool. Broken Blade was awesome, although the ending seemed abrupt. Letter Bee isn't my thing. Thanks for the advice :)

Now that I'm neither drunk nor tired, I can complete my recommendation list :
If you are interested in uncompleted (yet) anime, look into Robotics;Notes, Sword Art Online, and Gintama (Note: Gintama is going on episode 263, so there is plenty to see already).

Humanity has Declined and Bodacious Space Pirates have actually just finished recently, but I haven't gotten caught up on them yet. I found the former to have an interestingly amusing plot and the latter to be a little slow to start (Although I have seen people vouch that it picks up pace soon enough).

EDIT: I'm not sure why I hadn't thought of it before, but Gurren Lagann is another good series as well, a little over the top, but good.

Eldon_of_Azure wrote:

EDIT: I'm not sure why I hadn't thought of it before, but Gurren Lagann is another good series as well, a little over the top, but good.

You could say that.

Astroboy (especially the 2003 version) might work. Maybe Darker than Black? Or maybe Black Jack?

I don't know, it's hard. I don't watch stories for the landscape, so I don't have a good feel for what you're after. What is it about the futuristic setting that appeals to you?

Bubblegum Crisis and/or Bubblegum Crisis 2040?

The season's half over, so it's time to start looking at the slate for next season:

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The ending of Saki Achiga-hen - Episode of Side A is the only thing I'm excited about on the TV side. Can't get enough of my moe mahjong players. I'll be checking out Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, both because it's a fantasy anime and it has been compared to Spice and Wolf. Vividred Operation might be worth a look. Probably will wait for recommendations on the others.

Anything catching anyone else's attention next season?

Chihayafuru season 2! Woo!

Minami-ke season 4!!! This is all I could ever ask for! Love this series.

All the way down in movies... Nekomonogatari and Kizumonogatari both look like followups to 2009's Bakemonogatari. Want.

Hypatian wrote:

Chihayafuru season 2! Woo!

Woo!

I've found my favorite bad anime for this season. Girls und Panzer is basically World of Tanks: The Anime.

And apparently "tankery" is a cultural art form on par with flower arrangement.

And the girls go to school on a gigantic aircraft carrier that's had it's flight deck converted to a town.

And they don't bother explaining any of it.

On a different note... winter 2013 looks pretty sparse. Minami-ke should be good(hopefully FEEL will pull it off). Also, Kyoto's doing an original series, which is a first. Hopefully that'll be good.

No new giant robot series, which makes me sad. There really needs to be another Macross series...

cube wrote:

I've found my favorite bad anime for this season. Girls und Panzer is basically World of Tanks: The Anime.

Been thinking about checking that one out... but honestly I don't need yet another moe anime obsession...

cube wrote:

I've found my favorite bad anime for this season. Girls und Panzer is basically World of Tanks: The Anime.

I think you told me about that one. I plan to check it out after finishing Fractale.

It looks like fun, at least.

Nothing to see here, move along.

Moving along...

I don't know if anyone else is watching Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. I've been enjoying it, but I have to say this week's episode was incrediable, if only for the fight in it.

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha!!! Hurray love that Manga, it's about macro economics in a fantasy/feudal world. But with juicy action bits and tons of humor! awesome!

Where the hell is my Natsume Yujincho though?

Having just finished watching all of Black Lagoon, I must know: Is the first step taken, in the ending sequence, one of her moving forward or back? It's like a crazy optical illusion, in all but two could I swear that it was a partial step back, then forward.

The 12 Days of Savings ended up being too good of a deal to pass up. Acquired the first Eden of the East movie, Grave of the Fireflies, and Gantz for just a hair over $50. The sale runs, now, until Dec 19. They also ended up shipping the second set of Steins;Gate early, as I just received that today and am very pleased with it (The English dub is surprisingly good (The Mad Scientist vibe is spot on)).

Not really sure about any of the upcoming series for the spring, actually am starting to fall behind on the fall ones I'm following now, so I guess that I'll just be sticking with them.

I recall a little earlier in the thread that FATE / STAY ZERO is running for $<500, If FATE / STAY NIGHT was along the same price range, those interested may be in luck this spring.

I'm sure this has never been asked before so... recommend me some anime. The only shows that I have been able to watch an entire series of are Claymore and High School of the Dead. I've tried Full Metal, Gunslinger Girl, Elfen Lied, and a couple others, but nothing has stuck.

EverythingsTentative wrote:

I'm sure this has never been asked before so... recommend me some anime. The only shows that I have been able to watch an entire series of are Claymore and High School of the Dead. I've tried Full Metal, Gunslinger Girl, Elfen Lied, and a couple others, but nothing has stuck.

Damn, dude. Death Note, Death Note, Death Note.

EverythingsTentative wrote:

I'm sure this has never been asked before so... recommend me some anime. The only shows that I have been able to watch an entire series of are Claymore and High School of the Dead. I've tried Full Metal, Gunslinger Girl, Elfen Lied, and a couple others, but nothing has stuck.

If you liked Claymore, Berserk may be good for you.

Sorry, I meant to add, and preferably on Netflix IW. I looked for Death Note and Berserk, no luck. I'm not into amine enough to subscribe to a service like Crunchy Roll.

EverythingsTentative wrote:

Sorry, I meant to add, and preferably on Netflix IW. I looked for Death Note and Berserk, no luck. I'm not into amine enough to subscribe to a service like Crunchy Roll.

Most non-new stuff on there is free actually.