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18th Jun '17 10:32:02 AM nombretomado
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* Only now is ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' on here? For shame. Granted, I suppose like the Elfen Lied example above, the gore would put some people off. This troper does not like horror. At all. Still I regret not picking Higurashi up sooner. It is so much more than I thought it might be when I first read summaries on ThatOtherWiki. It has made me [[CrowningMomentOfFunny laugh]], [[TearJerker cry]], and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming feel all warm and fuzzy inside]] in addition to freaking me out. Thank you, Ryuukishi07 and 07th Expansion.

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* Only now is ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' on here? For shame. Granted, I suppose like the Elfen Lied example above, the gore would put some people off. This troper does not like horror. At all. Still I regret not picking Higurashi up sooner. It is so much more than I thought it might be when I first read summaries on ThatOtherWiki.Wiki/ThatOtherWiki. It has made me [[CrowningMomentOfFunny laugh]], [[TearJerker cry]], and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming feel all warm and fuzzy inside]] in addition to freaking me out. Thank you, Ryuukishi07 and 07th Expansion.
13th Jun '17 8:43:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/CControl'' is very interesting, what with being essentially "[[XMeetsY Wall Street meets Madoka Magica]]". If an anime about [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome awesome battles between various incredible creatures]] with just a dash of commentary about the current financial state of the world sounds like something of interest to you, do give it a shot.

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* ''Anime/CControl'' is very interesting, what with being essentially "[[XMeetsY "[[JustForFun/XMeetsY Wall Street meets Madoka Magica]]". If an anime about [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome awesome battles between various incredible creatures]] with just a dash of commentary about the current financial state of the world sounds like something of interest to you, do give it a shot.



** ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'': This show is pretty much ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerPuffGirls'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' + PsychicPowers where Professor Utonium is a BadassNormal on par with ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''. There, watch it like now! Not convinced? Okay. There's always something to keep you looking foward to the next episode. There are extremely creative applications of the wide variety of said PsychicPowers. The characters never lose their charm and are almost always hilarious, especially the AntiVillain[=s=]. The plot is very deep and complex for a Shounen [[AvertedTrope without any excess of]] {{Filler}} despite being 51 episodes long, and its often [[PlayedForLaughs nonsensically funny]] ReferenceOverdosed nature is sure to put a smile on pretty much any long-time anime fan.

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** ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'': This show is pretty much ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerPuffGirls'' [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' + PsychicPowers where Professor Utonium is a BadassNormal on par with ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''. There, watch it like now! Not convinced? Okay. There's always something to keep you looking foward to the next episode. There are extremely creative applications of the wide variety of said PsychicPowers. The characters never lose their charm and are almost always hilarious, especially the AntiVillain[=s=]. The plot is very deep and complex for a Shounen [[AvertedTrope without any excess of]] {{Filler}} despite being 51 episodes long, and its often [[PlayedForLaughs nonsensically funny]] ReferenceOverdosed nature is sure to put a smile on pretty much any long-time anime fan.
10th Jun '17 10:35:18 AM nombretomado
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** [[{{Pita}} I]] don't like Anime much, to be honest. It feels like, much of the time, when a show is bad, people judge it by different standards than they do non-anime, just because it's anime. I hate gratuitous catgirls, I hate watching shows with no understanding of anywhere other than Japan, and I hate having every single relationship loaded with gay subtext. I had nearly given up on the entire platform. This was until ''Anime/{{Monster}}''. Clever writing, clever plotting, great characters, amazing themes, and none of the things that had irked me about other animes. It's just an amazing piece of fiction. It is, to other animes, what TheWire is to other TV series, South Park is to other WesternAnimation series, and Film/InglouriousBasterds is to other movies. Truly a brilliant show.

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** [[{{Pita}} I]] don't like Anime much, to be honest. It feels like, much of the time, when a show is bad, people judge it by different standards than they do non-anime, just because it's anime. I hate gratuitous catgirls, I hate watching shows with no understanding of anywhere other than Japan, and I hate having every single relationship loaded with gay subtext. I had nearly given up on the entire platform. This was until ''Anime/{{Monster}}''. Clever writing, clever plotting, great characters, amazing themes, and none of the things that had irked me about other animes. It's just an amazing piece of fiction. It is, to other animes, what TheWire ''Series/TheWire'' is to other TV series, South Park is to other WesternAnimation series, and Film/InglouriousBasterds is to other movies. Truly a brilliant show.
6th Jun '17 4:08:23 AM capthanos
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** ''Anime/Code Geass'' is, in my opinion, the best anime of all time. Nothing I have seen has surpassed it. It has everything one could want in a series: action, romance, comedy, tragedy, mystery, philosophical debates, and much, much more. Not only that, but it does all of the aforementioned things well. For the most part the dialogue is great. The plot and themes are great, and most of all, the characters are great. From Kallen to C.C to Shirley to Jeremiah Gottwald to even [[Spoiler:Rolo]]. And above all of those characters is Lelouch vi Britannia, quite possibly the greatest character of all time. I honestly find that a lot of the so-called "flaws" are really just nitpicks, such as the fanservice, which never really bothered me. The story is told very logically and consistently, so I don't see a problem with that either. This anime is just so amazing and incredible!

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** ''Anime/Code Geass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is, in my opinion, the best anime of all time. Nothing I have seen has surpassed it. It has everything one could want in a series: action, romance, comedy, tragedy, mystery, philosophical debates, and much, much more. Not only that, but it does all of the aforementioned things well. For the most part the dialogue is great. The plot and themes are great, and most of all, the characters are great. From Kallen to C.C to Shirley to Jeremiah Gottwald to even [[Spoiler:Rolo]].[[spoiler: Rolo]] as well as other characters. And above all of those characters is Lelouch vi Britannia, quite possibly the greatest character of all time. I honestly find that a lot of the so-called "flaws" are really just nitpicks, such as the fanservice, which never really bothered me. The story is told very logically and consistently, so I don't see a problem with that either. This anime is just so amazing and incredible!
6th Jun '17 4:05:34 AM capthanos
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** ''Anime/Code Geass'' is, in my opinion, the best anime of all time. Nothing I have seen has surpassed it. It has everything one could want in a series: action, romance, comedy, tragedy, mystery, philosophical debates, and much, much more. Not only that, but it does all of the aforementioned things well. For the most part the dialogue is great. The plot and themes are great, and most of all, the characters are great. From Kallen to C.C to Shirley to Jeremiah Gottwald to even [[Spoiler:Rolo]]. And above all of those characters is Lelouch vi Britannia, quite possibly the greatest character of all time. I honestly find that a lot of the so-called "flaws" are really just nitpicks, such as the fanservice, which never really bothered me. The story is told very logically and consistently, so I don't see a problem with that either. This anime is just so amazing and incredible!
4th Jun '17 12:16:53 AM NamelessTroper
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* [[Tropers/NamelessTroper This troper]] is rather disheartened that nobody has even mentioned ''Anime/LoveLiv''e once. Seriously, it's, at least in this troper's heart, the anime equivalent of Film/HighSchoolMusical, with [[NarmCharm over-the-top acting]], a nice story, excellent scene execution, somewhat-polarizing-but-still-lovable characters ([[TheWoobie Nico]], anyone?) and especially an absolutely amazing OST. Every single episode is memorable and meaningful, and the series wraps up with a rather heartfelt ending, yet still somehow makes you smile through your tears. It's even better if you take the time to watch the NND livestreams and the live concerts in Japan with the girls' voice actresses, and realize just how much effort they and the entire production team have put into this project.
** Its spinoff, ''Anime/LoveLiveSunshine'', is no slouch either. Although initially not too impressive, it quickly seperated itself from its predecessor's shadow, becoming its own series, and boy was it amazing. The characters are given much more development, the plot is arguably more relatable, and the songs were beautiful as always, and possibly even better than some songs from the original, thanks to the new girls' impressive vocals.

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* [[Tropers/NamelessTroper This troper]] is rather disheartened that nobody has even mentioned ''Anime/LoveLiv''e ''Anime/LoveLive'' once. Seriously, it's, at least in this troper's heart, the anime equivalent of Film/HighSchoolMusical, with [[NarmCharm over-the-top acting]], a nice story, excellent scene execution, somewhat-polarizing-but-still-lovable characters ([[TheWoobie Nico]], anyone?) and especially an absolutely amazing OST. Every single episode is memorable and meaningful, meaningful and the series wraps up with a rather heartfelt ending, yet still somehow makes you smile through your tears. It's even better if you take the time to watch the NND Website/NicoNicoDouga livestreams and the live concerts in Japan with the girls' voice actresses, and realize just how much effort they and the entire production team have put into this project.
** Its spinoff, ''Anime/LoveLiveSunshine'', is no slouch either. Although initially not too impressive, well-received, it quickly seperated itself from its predecessor's shadow, becoming its own series, and boy was it amazing. The characters are given much more development, the plot is arguably more relatable, and the songs were beautiful as always, and possibly even better than some songs from the original, thanks to the new girls' impressive vocals.
21st May '17 6:11:04 PM LongLiveHumour
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** ''Mushi-shi'' is an ecologist's wet dream. Despite the ''mushi'' being completely fictional, not to mention''ethereal'' beings, the meticulous research into their varied lifestyles is so evident that I wouldn't be surprised to learn Yuki Ukushibara had studied biology. Parasites that exploit human instincts such as parental behaviour or the use of fire? Check. Parasitoids that lead their host to more fertile feeding grounds? Check. Predators that imitate the call of their prey to exploit swarming behaviour? Check. Sky comb jellies? Check, check, check. It's like watching one of those wonderfully soft-voiced documentaries - "and now the barnacle castrates the crab and makes it believe it's pregnant..." - where awful things happen but the narrator is so delighted by how ''beautiful'' the animals are that you just can't care.
16th May '17 3:28:30 PM nombretomado
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* [[LEXicon712 I]], who used to frequently edit TVTropes all the time, now is back to gush the [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] out of ''Anime/TigerAndBunny''. It's atop the best anime this year. Kotetsu is an {{Adorkable}} BAMF and he won me over when he tried to make friends with DefrostingIceKing Barnaby. The other heroes are also awesome, ranging from the awkwardly cute Japanophile Ivan Karelin/[[ShapeShifting Origami Cyclone]], CampGay Nathan Seymour/[[PlayingWithFire Fire Emblem]], and aspiring IdolSinger Karina Lyle/[[AnIcePerson Blue Rose]], among the others. The plot started kind of slow, but soon the heartwarmingness of Kotetsu and Barnaby really made me love this series. The final episodes left me on the edge of my seat. God, please Bandai, dub this series, it deserves to be on Creator/AdultSwim!

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* [[LEXicon712 I]], who used to frequently edit TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes all the time, now is back to gush the [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] out of ''Anime/TigerAndBunny''. It's atop the best anime this year. Kotetsu is an {{Adorkable}} BAMF and he won me over when he tried to make friends with DefrostingIceKing Barnaby. The other heroes are also awesome, ranging from the awkwardly cute Japanophile Ivan Karelin/[[ShapeShifting Origami Cyclone]], CampGay Nathan Seymour/[[PlayingWithFire Fire Emblem]], and aspiring IdolSinger Karina Lyle/[[AnIcePerson Blue Rose]], among the others. The plot started kind of slow, but soon the heartwarmingness of Kotetsu and Barnaby really made me love this series. The final episodes left me on the edge of my seat. God, please Bandai, dub this series, it deserves to be on Creator/AdultSwim!
30th Apr '17 2:57:17 PM Golondrina
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* Tatsuyama Sayuri's "Happy Happy Clover" which ran from 2005 - 2008. I first discovered "Happy Happy Clover" randomly in Summer 2010, when I was watching random anime clips and I seen the first episode of the anime unsubbed. For the next two years, I forget what the anime was called until I decided to order all 5 volumes of the manga in Christmas 2012. For those that never heard of "Happy Happy Clover", it's about the daily lives of a very optimistic and energetic female rabbit named "Clover" who spends time with her friend Mallow,Kale, and Shallot. Clover's dream is to go out exploring with an adult rabbit named "Rambler" who would visit Crescent Forest ever once in a while. I finished reading all the volumes last Summer, and it was one of my favorite manga to read next to Sanrio's "Fluffy Fluffy Cinnamoroll" manga. Now that I finally finished reading the mangas, I can finally watch the anime and understand whats going on even though there is no subs. Happy Happy Clover also got two video games that we're released in Japan in 2007 and 2008 for the Nintendo DS. "Happy Happy Clover" deserves more love in the anime community, since this along with "Bannertail" from 1979,Maya The Bee,Chi's Sweet Home, and Nyanpire are the only anime and mangas that I could find that doesn't focus on the humans but on the animals that talk. If the anime ever get's translated I think the perfect voice for Clover would be {{Sandy Fox}} and Mallow would be voiced by {{Stephanie Sheh}} who both voice female characters. Sandy Fox is good when voicing hyperactive female characters, while Stephanie Sheh would be using her Mikuru Asahina voice for Mallow especially since there both very shy. I'm surprised the manga doesn't have it's own page on this site.

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* Tatsuyama Sayuri's "Happy Happy Clover" which ran from 2005 - 2008. I first discovered "Happy Happy Clover" randomly in Summer 2010, when I was watching random anime clips and I seen the first episode of the anime unsubbed. For the next two years, I forget what the anime was called until I decided to order all 5 volumes of the manga in Christmas 2012. For those that never heard of "Happy Happy Clover", it's about the daily lives of a very optimistic and energetic female rabbit named "Clover" who spends time with her friend Mallow,Kale, and Shallot. Clover's dream is to go out exploring with an adult rabbit named "Rambler" who would visit Crescent Forest ever once in a while. I finished reading all the volumes last Summer, and it was one of my favorite manga to read next to Sanrio's "Fluffy Fluffy Cinnamoroll" manga. Now that I finally finished reading the mangas, I can finally watch the anime and understand whats going on even though there is no subs. Happy Happy Clover also got two video games that we're released in Japan in 2007 and 2008 for the Nintendo DS. "Happy Happy Clover" deserves more love in the anime community, since this along with "Bannertail" from 1979,Maya 1979, Maya The Bee,Chi's Bee, Chi's Sweet Home, and Nyanpire are the only anime and mangas that I could find that doesn't focus on the humans but on the animals that talk. If the anime ever get's translated I think the perfect voice for Clover would be {{Sandy Fox}} Creator/SandyFox and Mallow would be voiced by {{Stephanie Sheh}} Creator/StephanieSheh who both voice female characters. Sandy Fox is good when voicing hyperactive female characters, while Stephanie Sheh would be using her Mikuru Asahina voice for Mallow especially since there both very shy. I'm surprised the manga doesn't have it's own page on this site.
30th Apr '17 11:49:02 AM nombretomado
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* This series [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove hardly ever gets talked about]], which is a true shame...but hands down one of the best animes I've ever seen is ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}''. The fact they kept remaking this series three times AND a movie really shows how much Japan loved it. And I was so happy to see it hit the states back when {{Toonami}} was still around. Sadly that was short lived too...:'( And they haven't made any dvds to be released for the 2001 series, that's my biggest heart break. But you can still find episodes circulating around Youtube and other parts of the net. ''Cyborg 009'' has so many lovable characters, a great plot, a unique art style, and special mention goes to the opening and credit songs of the series, the music is downright beautiful! Look them up on Website/YouTube, "What's the Justice" and "Genesis of Next". The intro alone has beautiful and surreal images. It is a very under-rated series in the West and it deserves more attention than it gets :(

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* This series [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove hardly ever gets talked about]], which is a true shame...but hands down one of the best animes I've ever seen is ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}''. The fact they kept remaking this series three times AND a movie really shows how much Japan loved it. And I was so happy to see it hit the states back when {{Toonami}} Creator/{{Toonami}} was still around. Sadly that was short lived too...:'( And they haven't made any dvds to be released for the 2001 series, that's my biggest heart break. But you can still find episodes circulating around Youtube and other parts of the net. ''Cyborg 009'' has so many lovable characters, a great plot, a unique art style, and special mention goes to the opening and credit songs of the series, the music is downright beautiful! Look them up on Website/YouTube, "What's the Justice" and "Genesis of Next". The intro alone has beautiful and surreal images. It is a very under-rated series in the West and it deserves more attention than it gets :(
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