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SepiaSylph
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"ANIME: The 2008 End of the Year Wrap-Up"


  

          

2008 is fast on the way out, and there was a lot of anime to watch, old and new, subbed and dubbed. Let's review:

Best and worst of 2008?

What anime did you watch this year?

What series did you love or hate?

Which ones did you miss but plan on seeing as soon as possible?

Are you a n00b who just started watching anime? What series/movie did you start with?


Let's wrap up this year's experience with anime in this post.

  

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Subject Author Message Date ID
Anime I watched in 2008
Dec 13th 2008
1
how was Serial Experiments Lain? I...
Dec 15th 2008
6
      Watch it.
Dec 15th 2008
8
           Sounds like my kinda show.
Dec 17th 2008
20
Anime I watched in 2008
Dec 13th 2008
2
*dons a Subs Gang t-shirt*
Dec 14th 2008
3
      Gurren Lagann was the CLEAR standout
Dec 15th 2008
11
           I'll check it out.
Dec 16th 2008
19
                Tenjo Tenge was wack
Dec 17th 2008
26
Anime I watched in 2008
Dec 14th 2008
4
How was Soul Eater?
Dec 15th 2008
9
Soul Eater is pretty fun shonen formula...
Dec 15th 2008
15
KUROZUKA is good
Dec 16th 2008
17
^^^ Know what's up
Dec 17th 2008
23
I may give it a second chance...
Dec 17th 2008
24
are people still complaining that Xam'd is Playstation only?
Dec 18th 2008
33
      yes...
Dec 18th 2008
36
Death Note!!!!!!!
Dec 15th 2008
5
^^^ cosign
Dec 15th 2008
7
Wow, really?
Dec 15th 2008
10
lol. imagine having to wait every week
Dec 15th 2008
12
yeah... Ive seen a few eps of other series...
Dec 17th 2008
22
i fell off
Dec 15th 2008
14
      It's worth it.
Dec 16th 2008
18
           CoSign.... Near is no L... but its still worth it if only...
Dec 17th 2008
21
                ooh ok
Dec 17th 2008
28
you should watch Gankotsuou: Count of Monte Cristo if you haven't
Dec 15th 2008
13
I love that story. I'll definitely check it out.
Dec 16th 2008
16
Gankotsou is one of the few shows that Gonzo didn't fuck up
Dec 17th 2008
30
      damn. i just watched it again.
Dec 20th 2008
38
Kino's Journeys is very beautifully done
Dec 18th 2008
34
you're just watching YuYu Hakusho?
Dec 17th 2008
25
No, just finally watching it all the way through.
Dec 17th 2008
27
every year I start to loathe anime more and more..
Dec 17th 2008
29
Why?
Dec 18th 2008
31
you know, I take back saying loathe, but..
Dec 18th 2008
32
uh, what american cartoons are you watching?
Jan 04th 2009
50
Anybody see "L Reborn"
Dec 18th 2008
35
Haven't seen it but I saw something about it.
Dec 19th 2008
37
I seen posters for it....
Dec 20th 2008
39
eh I dunno about this one.
Jan 03rd 2009
42
      I think they could come up with some ill crimes for him to solve.
Jan 06th 2009
52
so i relented and started Code Geass
Dec 21st 2008
40
Really?
Jan 02nd 2009
41
      It's a mix of things that make it work...
Jan 03rd 2009
44
           Yea, I Noticed The Similarities Between Geass & Death Note...
Jan 04th 2009
49
Linebarrels of Iron disappointed me.
Jan 03rd 2009
43
RE: ANIME: The 2008 End of the Year Wrap-Up
Jan 03rd 2009
45
Code Geass!!!!!!
Jan 04th 2009
46
he reminded me of Light Yagami
Jan 04th 2009
47
That's Just What I Love About LeLouche
Jan 04th 2009
48
I'm glady yall are FINALLY watching CG.
Jan 04th 2009
51

SepiaSylph
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1. "Anime I watched in 2008"
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Some are repeats, others are oldies that I finally watched all the way through.

-Naruto Shippuuden, of course (and eff them for killing off You-Know-Who in the manga)
-Death Note
-Gun x Sword
-Berserk
-Serial Experiments Lain
-Gunslinger Girl
-Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino
-Gantz (the only one I give a thumbs down. wtf.)
-Devil May Cry
-Witch Hunter Robin
-Yu Yu Hakusho
-Wolf's Rain
-Jigoku Shoujo seasons 1-3
-X (tv)
-Shigurui
-Ghost Hound
-The Twelve Kingdoms
-Blade of the Immortal
-Tokyo Tribe 2 (but only a few episodes so far)



  

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6. "how was Serial Experiments Lain? I..."
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have had the whole series on DVD for some time now, but never got around to watching it.

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SepiaSylph
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8. "Watch it."
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It was really weird, but in a good way.

It's the kind of show you'll watch multiple times, looking for the symbolism and answers to questions you'll
undoubtedly have for weeks, maybe months after watching.

  

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20. "Sounds like my kinda show."
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I'll probably run through it this weekend.

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hardware
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2. "Anime I watched in 2008"
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Sat Dec-13-08 09:41 PM by hardware

          

subbed:
Michiko to Hatchin
Paprika


dubbed:
Azumanga Daioh
Beck
Hell Girl seasons 1 & 2
Genshiken 1-15
Gun x Sword (again)
Gurren Lagaan
Gantz
Black Lagoon: 2nd Barrage
Hellsing Ultimate 04
Tenjou Tenge (SUCKED)

  

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SepiaSylph
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3. "*dons a Subs Gang t-shirt*"
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lol. Seriously though, did you have a favorite out of this list? Or a hated?

I see you watched Gantz. Man I hated that show .

Gun x Sword was surprisingly good.
I wanted to quit after the first couple episodes, but I have a "no unfinished series" rule. Show surprised me.

  

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11. "Gurren Lagann was the CLEAR standout"
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even though it was pure giant robot otaku stuff, the way it was presented was stupid awesome. i really gotta get it on DVD. it was the best i've seen this year.

Hell Girl was great. really creepy stuff that kept getting interesting every episode.

Michiko and Hatchin is turning out good too. it's the first anime since Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales that i actually scramble for the subs as they come out. It's very refreshing to see a live action director take on this kind of project.

>lol. Seriously though, did you have a favorite out of this
>list? Or a hated?
never watch Tenjo Tenge. ever

>I see you watched Gantz. Man I hated that show .
>
Gantz was wierd as fuck. it was alright, just really really graphic. not at all what i thought it was.

>Gun x Sword was surprisingly good.
>I wanted to quit after the first couple episodes, but I have a
>"no unfinished series" rule. Show surprised me.

yeah, i saw Gun x Sword last year subbed but i wanted to watch the dubs to refresh. it was really deep for what it was and was actually 100% the kind of anime i like. not the createst, but it met all my requirements about taking conventional anime archetypes and adding some threatening ideals and serious character drama rather than just fighting to be fighting.

  

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19. "I'll check it out."
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>never watch Tenjo Tenge. ever

lol. Oh no! Someone suggested this one. I'll have to read up on it, cause I don't want to start a wack show.


>Gantz was wierd as fuck. it was alright, just really really
>graphic. not at all what i thought it was.

Show pissed me off. Greatly.

  

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26. "Tenjo Tenge was wack"
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it was like the first eps were building up to some awesome fights and then it hits the second half witch is basically a LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG ass flashback in the middle of the series which completely confuses (what i saw as) the main plot so by the time they go back to the present in the last 2 eps, you don't even care anymore.

  

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4. "Anime I watched in 2008"
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Sun Dec-14-08 08:41 PM by KwesiAkoKennedy

  

          

Macross Frontier
Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
Soul Eater
Golgo 13 (shakes fist at fansubbers)
kure-nai
Birdy the Mighty Decode (not "bad" but actually lost interest in this)
Ryoko's Case File
Blade of the Immortal (FAIL)
Bounen no Xam'd
Casshern SINS (lost interest in this too. too much aimless emo)
Gundam 00 2nd Season
KUROZUKA (lost my interest in this for the same reason as Casshern)
Nodame Cantabile Paris-hen (actually need to catch up on this)
Michiko to Hachin
Tokyo Tribe 2 (a tad bit better than expected)
MINDGAME

  

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9. "How was Soul Eater?"
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I looked at that title a few times but never watched.

What kind of anime is it?

  

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15. "Soul Eater is pretty fun shonen formula..."
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But unlike Naruto or One Piece, it's animated and plotted a lot better.

There are times when it does get bogged down in convention but overall, the design, character dynamics, and creepiness of it's overreaching subplot make it a different enough to keep my attention where Naruto and Bleach have lost me on their endless fillers and poorly executed stretching of the storyline.

  

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17. "KUROZUKA is good"
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emo, yes, but it's only 12 episodes.

i gave up on casshern. 24 episodes is too long for a show like that.

xam'd is the best of '08.

  

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23. "^^^ Know what's up"
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Ain't nothin' touching Xam'd! Nothin'!

  

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24. "I may give it a second chance..."
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...but Xam'd is the reason I dropped it.

  

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33. "are people still complaining that Xam'd is Playstation only?"
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hahaha

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36. "yes..."
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because on the internet, being a whiny bitch is much more important than getting a show first.

  

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5. "Death Note!!!!!!!"
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It the only thing I watch all the way through in 08. And it made me fall back in love with anime again.

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7. "^^^ cosign"
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i loved death note. i still will watch it in re-runs.

  

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10. "Wow, really?"
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>It the only thing I watch all the way through in 08.

It was fantastic though. I really enjoyed it.
I remember starting my downloads in the morning so I could get as many possible by that night, lol.
It was like watching a really good detective show. With shinigami!

  

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12. "lol. imagine having to wait every week"
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i was on AdultSwim.com every Friday. lol

  

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22. "yeah... Ive seen a few eps of other series..."
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but Death Note is the only thing I saw from start to finish this year.

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14. "i fell off"
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when the white haired kid came in
they started to loose me
=(
is it worth trying to go back?

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18. "It's worth it."
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I never recovered from Near being a lame substitute, but I still enjoyed the remaining episodes.

It's worth it to see what happens to every one though. And more people going crazy.

  

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21. "CoSign.... Near is no L... but its still worth it if only..."
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to see how it all comes together in the end. The last ep was pretty impressive.

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28. "ooh ok"
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welp it's stopped airing i think
i'll have to hunt it down online

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13. "you should watch Gankotsuou: Count of Monte Cristo if you haven't"
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it's one of the more acurate depictions of the book despite it being set on the moon.

and Kino's Journey. i've probably said that 100 times on here, but nobody seems to be lisening

GO WATCH KINO'S JOURNEY RIGHT FUCKIN NOW!!
GO WATCH KINO'S JOURNEY RIGHT FUCKIN NOW!!
GO WATCH KINO'S JOURNEY RIGHT FUCKIN NOW!!
GO WATCH KINO'S JOURNEY RIGHT FUCKIN NOW!!

  

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16. "I love that story. I'll definitely check it out."
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And I'll add Kino's to the list too, lol. Promise!

  

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30. "Gankotsou is one of the few shows that Gonzo didn't fuck up"
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in the end. I was very grateful of that. I hold it in high regard also.

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38. "damn. i just watched it again."
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damn.

they really did an awesome job

it was plotted exceptionally well

i was holding back tears on the last few eps

  

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34. "Kino's Journeys is very beautifully done"
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One of my faves. When i first started traveling outside the US 4 years ago i began watching it.....it hit all the right buttons.


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25. "you're just watching YuYu Hakusho?"
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damn. that's a clssic. how'd you like it?

the manga was different but equally as good.

  

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SepiaSylph
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27. "No, just finally watching it all the way through."
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Like Big O, which I left off the list. I'd never seen all the episodes, or in order, so I figured I'd do it right.

And I thought it was hilarious. Sometimes I wondered if it was really as funny as I was making it, but the way he
acted and said things sometimes would have me rolling.

There are some other oldies that I need to watch again, like Ruroni Kenshin and Escaflowne.

  

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29. "every year I start to loathe anime more and more.."
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Wed Dec-17-08 11:16 PM by x_amano_x

  

          

while American animation finally starts stepping it's game up and begins to slowly restore my faith in it.

however, I did catch a few series and movies this year that caught my eye. I stopped caring about the whole subs or dubs thing as both languages have their fair share of good and bad voice acting. The few shows that I did catch had stellar voice acting from the english cast. Those are listed here.

Paprika (holy shit this was an amazing movie, even better that I saw it on Blu-Ray)

Welcome To The NHK (kind of watered and toned down from the book, but it was still really good and kind of hit home with me)

Desert Punk (great dialogue, decent action, fucking hilariously crude humour)

I went out and got the FLCL ultimate boxset which has loads of awesome commentary from the english voice cast and the original director of the show)

Steamboy (awesome cast, and every bit of what I would expect from Katsuhiro Otomo)

Cromartie High (fucking. funny. as. hell)

Perfect Blue (finally caught this one, I love Satoshi Kon and everything that he's done)

Ghost In The Shell : Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society (loved the series, loved the movie. Also a big fan of the comics and the original movies)

Pani Poni Dash! (don't know what possessed me to queue this up in netflix, as it's not something I would normally watch. However, I gave it a shot since I heard a lot of comparisons to Azumanga Daioh (on lots of LSD) so I watched of over that on xbox live. It was pretty funny and fucking surreal. Shit tons of anime, movie, comic book and video game references throughout the show)


I might also add that there are shows that I'll never watch in english (not because it may be bad or anything, just that it's more appropriate). However, there was only one show I really watched this year that I held in that regard and that was the original Fist Of The North Star.

I was on a huge Hokuto No Ken kick this year as I still believe that Kenshiro is the baddest motherfucker on the planet.

I also saw a few episodes of Xam'd : Lost Memories on the Playstation Network and it's a very good looking show. I want to watch more, but I barely have any space left on my PS3's HDD. I really need to upgrade and soon.

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SepiaSylph
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31. "Why?"
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And interesting list of shows. Some of them I hadn't even considered but now I will.

I love a really good dub (Cowboy Bebop, Hellsing). But the bad ones make my eye twitch.

  

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32. "you know, I take back saying loathe, but.."
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it's not really doing it for me. It just seems like there hasn't been a lot of good shows lately. Anime is really popular right now in both overseas and as a result it's starting to feel like the late 90s when No Limit started putting out all those damn records like every day it seems. More quantity, less quality. haha

but you know, with anything, you have to sift through all the crap in order to find what's good.

I agree with you on some shows in english being bad enough to make you twitch, when it's bad, it's BAD. haha

I also watched Last Exile again a few weeks ago. It's definitely one of my favorites. The ending is pretty much lost to me, but I guess if I watch it again, I'll probably see just what the hell was going on haha. If you haven't seen it, I suggest you check it out.

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50. "uh, what american cartoons are you watching?"
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>while American animation finally starts stepping it's game up
>and begins to slowly restore my faith in it.

must not be on CN or Nick cause most of them suck.

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35. "Anybody see "L Reborn""
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It's supposed to be a Deathnote spinoff, focusing on L.....i presume before the events of the Deathnote series.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaTFwSba6RY

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37. "Haven't seen it but I saw something about it."
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I wasn't aware it was done already. Let the search begin, lol.

  

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39. "I seen posters for it...."
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....when i was in Tokyo this past June. I think it was being released at the end of that month there....???


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42. "eh I dunno about this one."
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a whole show about L? Could get kind of annoying after a while.

Fuck your sig.

  

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52. "I think they could come up with some ill crimes for him to solve."
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I think it would be just like Deathnote, just using different criminals and crimes. Deathnote's writing and pacing was excellent. If they keep him in the same vibe, it'd be dope.

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40. "so i relented and started Code Geass"
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not what i expected

dope as hell. i'm kinda glad i hadn't started it sooner since now i have somn to watch over the holidays

and Xam'd is another one i thought was somn else that i liked

i guess i can trust ya'll

  

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41. "Really?"
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>dope as hell.

I'll keep that in mind.

  

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44. "It's a mix of things that make it work..."
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Geass is literally Death Note/Gundam in a setting similar to all those private boarding school harem shows. Not entirely serious at all times, it often quickly approaches parody and I don't think that was unintentional. At the same time the plotting and cliffhanger endings to every episode made it hard to quit.

It was a fun campy show and one of the best guilty pleasures of the last couple of years.

  

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49. "Yea, I Noticed The Similarities Between Geass & Death Note..."
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cept the lead character is a lot more likable in Lelouche/Zero then Light/Kira who while both being brilliant, LeLouche/Zero came off as having more backbone and a more admirable character since his ambitions wasn't as self gratifying as Light who felt himself to the extent of being omnipotent yet getting pa\/\/ned in the end lol. Both met their end but at least LeLouche didn't go out like a whimpy crying bitch.

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43. "Linebarrels of Iron disappointed me."
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The shit sucked. I thought it would be a good since it had the mech designs of ZOE.

No empathy for white misery (c) BDot

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45. "RE: ANIME: The 2008 End of the Year Wrap-Up"
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I started watching some of these before but never had a chance to finish them, but here goes...

Gunslinger Girl - Is really good. It's not too dark, or too serious even though there's little to no humor in it, there are occasions, where it can seem a little less like cyborg killing machines shped like little girls, overall a B.

Samurai Marionette J - This show alwas makes me laugh. Lime, Cherry, and Bloodberry make for a really good dynamic with each other. This one is probably a B+

Samurai Gun - If you like Trigun, Bebop, or Kenshin, you should check his out, it's got it's flaws, but it's really good. I absolutely think this is one of the best Anime I've seen in years. An A definitely

Sakura Wars TV - If you like Shoujo stuff, this is a good show. If you like Steam-Punk stuff this is an even better show. Crazy Steam Powered Mechas running around the "capitol" destroying Wakiji, which look like mecha, but are really the physical incarnation of spiritual energy being used for evil...I mean it's just so straightforward and kinda cliched that it really is a good show. An A-

Gilgamesh - This show was weird, I don't think anysynopsis I could give would be fitting. I enjoyed it, but at the end I was a little less than satisfied. It's got NGE sorts of intrigue, but again it's really hard to follow in the later episodes. Overall a C, if you get a chance to see it you should, but don't go looking for it.

Desert Punk - Last but certainly not least. Desert Punk is just straight up lecherous humor. I mean the Punk has Style and skill, but this show is all about the stupid jokes, and the skirt-chasing.
It's awesomely hilarious. An A+.
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46. "Code Geass!!!!!!"
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Lelouche = DAT MASTERMIND!!!

Easily one of my favorite characters in all of anime

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47. "he reminded me of Light Yagami"
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except more delusional and less cowardly

  

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48. "That's Just What I Love About LeLouche"
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He had alot more poise & backbone then Light. Light pretty much was cornered and acted like a straight up bitch when exposed & having his comrades try to take him in whereas LeLouche was cornered by his own & ready to take his L & in the end choose to be a hero.

And the people he owned like his old man & the other dude who also had a Geass to read folks minds also made for great epics.

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51. "I'm glady yall are FINALLY watching CG."
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me and KAK were like the only people watching it back then the post was going. it might still be on the board somewhere.

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