History Gush / AnimeAndManga

26th May '16 11:51:09 AM Willbyr
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* I think only one other person mentioned Manga/{{Trigun}}. What the hell. Okay, maybe for everybody else out there, it was just another sci-fi western anime. But to me, it was so markedly special because it was not only my GatewaySeries to anime, but it's allowed me entrance into a whole genre of other works I didn't even know about. Hell, from watching Trigun, I got interested in Series/{{Firefly}} and then Film/{{Serenity}}, and also ''Anime/GunXSword'' which VERY, VERY MUCH deserves a mention. The poster of Vash on my wall and the fact I went against my parents wishes and painted the word T.R.I.G.U.N on my wall in red paint only serves as a small testament to how much the series has changed my life.

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* I think only one other person mentioned Manga/{{Trigun}}.''Manga/{{Trigun}}''. What the hell. Okay, maybe for everybody else out there, it was just another sci-fi western anime. But to me, it was so markedly special because it was not only my GatewaySeries to anime, but it's allowed me entrance into a whole genre of other works I didn't even know about. Hell, from watching Trigun, I got interested in Series/{{Firefly}} and then Film/{{Serenity}}, and also ''Anime/GunXSword'' which VERY, VERY MUCH deserves a mention. The poster of Vash on my wall and the fact I went against my parents wishes and painted the word T.R.I.G.U.N on my wall in red paint only serves as a small testament to how much the series has changed my life.



* ''{{Pluto}}''. Amazing manga written by Creator/NaokiUrasawa, is often forgotten, when, in my opinion, is better than 20th Century Boys. Some people say it's just ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' with other characters and RecycledInSpace, but it's a totally different thing. This troper started reading it only because she was bored and didn't have any good manga; she didn't expected it to be so interesting and moving. With big tearjerkers and amazing ending. One of my favourite manga ever.

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* ''{{Pluto}}''.''Manga/{{Pluto}}''. Amazing manga written by Creator/NaokiUrasawa, is often forgotten, when, in my opinion, is better than 20th Century Boys. Some people say it's just ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' with other characters and RecycledInSpace, but it's a totally different thing. This troper started reading it only because she was bored and didn't have any good manga; she didn't expected it to be so interesting and moving. With big tearjerkers and amazing ending. One of my favourite manga ever.
12th May '16 7:08:04 AM Doug86
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* This troper really liked ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' and wishes another season would be made (although difficult given the series' ending). It has competent (often BadAss) and sympathetic characters and makes one of the best uses of the "ComicBook/{{X-Men}}" FantasticAesop.

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* This troper really liked ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' and wishes another season would be made (although difficult given the series' ending). It has competent (often BadAss) and sympathetic characters and makes one of the best uses of the "ComicBook/{{X-Men}}" "ComicBook/XMen" FantasticAesop.
10th May '16 6:59:49 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/SoRaNoWoTo''. This anime manages to craft an extremely unique and interesting world by [[CultureChopSuey mixing various cultures together]], and it has the [[SceneryPorn background animation]] to back it up. The episodes range from peaceful SliceOfLife, to WarIsHell, to absolute [[TearJerker Tear Jerkers]].

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* ''Anime/SoRaNoWoTo''.''Anime/SoundOfTheSky''. This anime manages to craft an extremely unique and interesting world by [[CultureChopSuey mixing various cultures together]], and it has the [[SceneryPorn background animation]] to back it up. The episodes range from peaceful SliceOfLife, to WarIsHell, to absolute [[TearJerker Tear Jerkers]].
10th May '16 6:57:49 AM GM_3826
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* ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon'': Oh, my god. Volume 1 could be put on a shelf with loads of other harem series, and Volumes 2-4 were only "good". But Volume 5? People often criticize the series because the main character is too overpowered and there are absolutely no stakes, but if so they have never read the light novel. If you had read Volume 5 before watching the anime, at the end of it all you would be amazed that in the end everyone lived. After I did both, I was exhausted. Even though I knew how it was all going to end, the suspense was killing me and I read it in one afternoon. The killer here is that after Volume 5, apparently there's a huge WhamEpisode, meaning that chances are things are only going to get even more insane. It seems ridiculous how often people dismiss the series after reading Volume 5, because it really is THAT good. I would recommend to anyone who's willing to go through 4 books just to see a series [[GrowingTheBeard grow the beard]].

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* ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon'': Oh, my god. Volume 1 could be put on a shelf with loads of other harem series, and Volumes 2-4 were only "good". But Volume 5? People often criticize the series because the main character is too overpowered and there are absolutely no stakes, but if so they have never read the light novel. If you had read Volume 5 before watching the anime, at the end of it all you would be amazed that in the end everyone lived. After I did both, I was exhausted. Even though I knew how it was all going to end, the suspense was killing me and I read it in one afternoon. The killer here is that after Volume 5, apparently there's a huge WhamEpisode, meaning that chances are things are only going to get even more insane. It seems ridiculous how often people dismiss the series after reading Volume 5, because it really is THAT good. I would recommend it to anyone who's willing to go through 4 books books, with some harem-ish moments, just to see a series [[GrowingTheBeard grow the beard]].
10th May '16 6:55:24 AM GM_3826
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* ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon'': Oh, my god. Volume 1 could be put on a shelf with loads of other harem series, and Volumes 2-4 were only "good". But Volume 5? People often criticize the series because the main character is too overpowered and there are absolutely no stakes, but if so they have never read the light novel. If you had read Volume 5 before watching the anime, at the end of it all you would be amazed that in the end everyone lived. After I did both, I was exhausted. Even though I knew how it was all going to end, the suspense was killing me and I read it in one afternoon. The killer here is that after Volume 5, apparently there's a huge WhamEpisode, meaning that chances are things are only going to get even more insane. It seems ridiculous how often people dismiss the series after reading Volume 5, because it really is THAT good. I would recommend to anyone who's willing to go through 4 books just to see a series [[GrowingTheBeard grow the beard]].
9th May '16 1:47:35 AM XUserBolt2345
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*** Totally seconded. The franchise just leaves you wanting for more seasons for some reasons... Because I was.
9th May '16 1:41:58 AM XUserBolt2345
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* Speaking of Inio Asano, ''Manga/OyasumiPunpun'' is definitely one of his best works. While noticeably dark, it is also a wonderfully-done coming-of-age story with well-written, easy-to-relate and realistic characters. It also reminds me that life isn't as easy as you predicted, which is hurtfully true. It is a great read from start to finish.


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* Wait, no ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' yet? I've got loads of reasons why I love this manga so much. It has an awesome world building which gets you to know many things about the unique ghoul world and society. However, the strongest point of this series is probably the well-written characters and their development. The author never fails to make you know feel, and identify with them. Backed up with nice symbolism and spectacular art, this series is definitely my favorite manga of all time. The sequel does not disappoint either, and it never fails to make me wait for new chapters every week.
3rd May '16 4:43:23 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Despite the astounding amount of InternetBackdraft it has gotten, this troper feels the need to mention VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi. Yes, you heard right. The show so openly criticized by the SN readers/players, and called downright horrible by those who've watched the anime as a stand alone. I'd heard about it by one of those bashing reviews, and out of curiosity, had looked it up and started watching it. Granted, it ''is'' filled with {{Narm}} and the main character is the Largest Ham to end all [[LargeHam Large Hams]], but it really doesn't deserve the harsh critique it's getting. The characters are colorful, it takes a little unique spin on the GroundhogDayLoop setting itself apart from it's predecessor, the [[NarmCharm Narm is just so outright hilarious]], and Beatrice is possibly the biggest {{Badass}} that this troper has seen by [[spoiler: Dragging the resident LargeHam out into a crowd with Bernkastel nearby, NAKED AND ON A CHAIN, and then proceeding to whip him around by it.]] And this is coming from a fan of the original sound novel.

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* Despite the astounding amount of InternetBackdraft it has gotten, this troper feels the need to mention VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi.VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry. Yes, you heard right. The show so openly criticized by the SN readers/players, and called downright horrible by those who've watched the anime as a stand alone. I'd heard about it by one of those bashing reviews, and out of curiosity, had looked it up and started watching it. Granted, it ''is'' filled with {{Narm}} and the main character is the Largest Ham to end all [[LargeHam Large Hams]], but it really doesn't deserve the harsh critique it's getting. The characters are colorful, it takes a little unique spin on the GroundhogDayLoop setting itself apart from it's predecessor, the [[NarmCharm Narm is just so outright hilarious]], and Beatrice is possibly the biggest {{Badass}} that this troper has seen by [[spoiler: Dragging the resident LargeHam out into a crowd with Bernkastel nearby, NAKED AND ON A CHAIN, and then proceeding to whip him around by it.]] And this is coming from a fan of the original sound novel.
24th Apr '16 8:38:28 PM IshtarDragon
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**MAN, Manga/HunterXHunter is such an amazing [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstruction]] of the shonen genre you could spend ''days'' talking about its plot and subtleties. Speaking of which, say what you want about the original 1999 anime, but ''good lord'', it has some of the most beautiful SceneryPorn I've seen this side of Anime/CowboyBebop, coupled with Kazuhiro Furuhashi's usual laid-back tone and pacing, makes for some of the most enjoyable and athmospheric {{Padding}} I've had the pleasure of sitting through. Not to mention the character-writing is magnificent: the main four characters have amazing chemestry together and are so darn likeable (not to mention that the writers seem to have taken the the concept of a "ragtag bunch of misfits that end up becoming some sort of family together" and '''ran''' with it). And that is not even going into the surprisingly well-done [[TearJerker tear-jerking]] moments or the action scenes that still manage to be breath-taking despite the obviously limited budget (Hisoka vs. Gon anyone?). IMHO the 1999 version is a beautiful, beautiful anime and a great complement after watching the awesometastic 2011 version.
12th Apr '16 6:30:32 AM Willbyr
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** It's basically {{Kinnikuman}} meets Literature/JourneyToTheWest. It pays tribute to a huge pool of influences spanning all media (most notably Franchise/{{Superman}}), and receives tribute from an equally large and diverse group (only Franchise/{{Alien}} had a comparable influence on video games). Yet somehow, there's nothing quite like it.

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** It's basically {{Kinnikuman}} ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' meets Literature/JourneyToTheWest.''Literature/JourneyToTheWest''. It pays tribute to a huge pool of influences spanning all media (most notably Franchise/{{Superman}}), and receives tribute from an equally large and diverse group (only Franchise/{{Alien}} had a comparable influence on video games). Yet somehow, there's nothing quite like it.
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