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1.Neon Genesis Evangelion: Submitted by nekokatechan Evangelion is,
undoubtedly, a classic anime. Whether or not it is shown depends on
people's wishes in the first meeting. Neon Genesis Evangelion falls
under the 'sci-fi', 'philosophical', 'religious', 'social issues',
'comedy' and 'incomprehensible' category. One of the most popular anime
ever. Click here for more information.
2. Cowboy Bebop: Submitted by nekokatechan Cowboy
Beebop is a futuristic adventure set around the crew of The
Bebop. One of the greatest creations of director Watanabe Shinichiro
(creator of Samurai Champloo and Escaflowne). More information can be viewed here.
3. Fruits Basket: Submitted by nekokatechan Fruits
Basket is the story of a young
high-school girl, Honda Tohru. Having lost her mother in a car
accident, she has come to live alone in a tent in the forest near her
school. Never a quitter, she strives to honor her mother's memory and
work hard to do the best she can with her life. One day, she happens
across a house in the woods, not far from her
makeshift abode. The residents, Sohma Yuki and his cousin Shigure,
aren't total strangers. Sohma is the coolest guy at Tohru's school!
Will the chance encounter lead to new friendships, and perhaps, a new
romance? Why all the talk of the Chinese Zodiac? Why is the title
"Fruits Basket"? A firm favourite for final selection.
4. Wolf's Rain: Submitted by nekokatechan
Wolf's Rain is the story of a pack of wolves in their search for
Paradise. Of course, there is a lot more to the series than that,
Flower Maidens, mysterious nobles who wage war on each other, illusions
and many other things. Another firm favourite for selection. More
information can be viewed here.
5. X TV Submitted by nekokatechan X (the TV series) basically explains what
happened in X 1999 (the movie) in more detail and greater depth. X, the
TV series, introduces all the main characters who are involved in the
battle of Dragon of Heaven vs Dragon of Earth one by one. Here is the
summary on the plot from the movie:
At the millennial edge, the concluding battle for humanity's future is
staged. Kamui Shirou's destiny has been decided as he returns to Tokyo
to face his ultimate challenge. The Dragon of Heaven, defenders of the
Earth, stand ready to protect the world from the Dragon of Earth, the
seven angles of ledgend, who embrace the devastation of the planet to
bring about its purification. Now Kamui must decide which side to fight
for although he finds the idea utterly unappealing. It isn't until
realizing that his two childhood friends, Fuma and Kotori Monou, are in
grievous peril that Kamui decides to step into his fated position in
the climactic strugle of the Year of Destiny: 1999. A firm favourite of
the President, showing of this would include the movie, OAV - Episode
00 and the first OAV of Tokyo Babylon.
6.Chobits/Love Hina: Submitted by nekokatechan, metnal_gloxy, jezmm
Naturally, a harem anime had to be submitted. I've put two up here as
one entry, as I'm not sure which would be preferred by the masses.
Chobits is a CLAMP creation, therefore has the typical love beats all
CLAMP attitude. It's funny at times, and very perverted but also has some
level of depth.
I have no idea how deep the Love Hina anime is. I have read a little of
the manga, but apparently the manga is more perverted than the TV series.
In any case, it's up for selection.
For more information on both of these series go to these links.
Other things to consider are:
SUBS VS DUBS! Would you prefer subtitled anime in the original language or would you prefer dubbed in English?
Licenced VS Fansubs! Do you object to fansubs? (Obviously, those who prefer dubs will.)
Elfen Lied - Despite the fact that it DID get through the censorship, I think that as it will be our first term, it's probably for the best that we show... slightly more tame anime. Elfen Lied is explicit, and despite the fact that, yes, we're all of age... We want to make as many people comfortable as possible. Perhaps later in the year?
Excel Saga - Will be shown towards the end of the year or beginning of next. Although I despise Excel Saga with a passion, I'll admit that most anime fans don't, so, yes, it will be shown, just not yet.
Don't Ask For
Fullmetal Alchemist: There are many reasons. Firstly, my copy of FMA is a badly subbed (and I mean virtually unwatchable) DVD where only about 1 in 8 episodes work. It's impossible to get hold of the DVDs we need, because not all volumes have been released in the UK yet. It's also being currently run on TV, so there's no point showing a series when it's on TV at the same time...
Naruto: Not only is Naruto as boring as hell as soon as it gets to the Chuunin Exams, it's overplayed and doesn't really have much by way of an engaging plot. Yes, it's a fan favourite, that's marked by the fact that no one wanted to dub the series because nearly every person who would have bought the DVD had downloaded it. Let's just say that, despite the fact I do like the characters in Naruto and will promptly fangirl any Shikamaru piece of merchandise I can find, it isn't the kind of anime for a weekly showing.
Loveless: Well, for one, it's Shounen-ai, and not everyone will be comfortable with that. But more importantly, I can't get hold of the fansubs. All the mirrors I try appear to be either maxed out or Loveless has ceased to be held there. Kitty boys have become popular recently, and if someone can supply the subs then fine, but Loveless is just one of those animes that seems to be for the fangirls and... well, not much else...
Battle Vixens: While fanservice is all good, an entire series based on it isn't.
Anything Obscenely Long: Sailor Moon, One Piece, Naruto, Yugioh, Dragonball and all the rest are just too long to show. And I'm talking about subs here, because there's no way that I would ever watch One Piece in dub. We don't have that many meets, and showing 250+ eps of One Piece or Sailor Moon just won't happen.
Is anyone interested in Live Action? I'm not talking about the pron either. With the Evangelion LiveAction movie on the horizon (although halted, I must admit) I was wondering if anyone was interested in the already out there LiveAction series? Even if the Sailor Moon LA does resemble Power Rangers just a little, and GTO isn't as good as the anime, if anyone would like to see Live Action added to the list, don't hesitate to ask. Of course, many people don't even know that LA exists...
In any case, Azumi and Azumi 2 will most likely be shown. (We're pretending they're PG-15, okay?)
OVAs and Movies
For the first meeting it is unlikely that much anime will be watched. Subs Vs Dubs and other things will have to be discussed and we'll have to start the process of deciding actually what we want to watch. We'll also have to introduce people to each other and all the other stuff. On days where time is cut short, or for the first few sessions where we'll be too busy trying to do other things to really get much done by breaking into a series, I thought that movies and OVAs would be best.
Blood: The Last Vampire: Short and sweet (heh), Blood would be good as a session filler. It only runs for 45 mins and it's not exactly taxing on the brain.
Sakura Taisen: (Only on fansub) Another mecha anime with pretty girls. It didn't really capture my attention but compared to most anime movies, it's pretty decent... Especially compared to:
X: Which is quite possibly the worst anime film ever. But then again, I'm a fan of the actual series, and I hated the way they massacred the plot. In any case, it's here because it's easy to dip in and out of.
Akira: Need I say more?
Azumi: Live Action adaptation of Yu Koyama's manga of the same name. Very good with some interesting characters, well choreographed fight scenes and a very pretty girl in the lead ^^ (Always a bonus!) While the acting can seem wooden at times, Azumi manages Live Action better than most... Plenty of blood and a life-like portrayal of Japan pre-Edo.