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Mar 25, 2008 9:46 PM

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I just noticed that the post I made on 3/17 about Trouble Love Attack! not being a valid entry hasn't yet been taken care of. I'm pretty sure you don't want this BL manga in the list for this club! It should be Junai Tokkou Taichou! (aka Love Attack!).


 
Mar 25, 2008 9:57 PM

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If finding good manga is difficult because there are so many, maybe we should concentrate on the longer series? and maybe some shorter ones if they are outstanding. It's also hard to include those that are currently publishing unless they have at least a few volumes published. For instance, currently popular shoujo manga include Vampire Knight, and Gentlemen's Alliance Cross which have love triangles (quadrangles, pentagons?) as major parts of the plot and relatively little (maybe none, even) comedy, but who can say where they will end up? (neither one are even finished in Japanese). I have started many series but I have no idea where a lot of them are going although they look like romance to me.

But I think we can add: I Hate You More Than Anyone by Banri Hidaka--mainly because she has apparently written many series about members of the same family and how they all fall in love. So probably most things written by that author fit the criteria. There's a new series about a different girl but I think it's along the same lines: VBRose



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Mar 26, 2008 11:30 AM

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amcsi said:
Kirjath: and saying romance/comedy makes me want to not add those anime. This club is kind of a haven for people who don't like it when they trash their "would be loved" romance anime with "funny trash" ;)


Huh. Comedy trashes your romances? I'm sorry to hear that. I'll refrain from making further suggestions then...


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Mar 26, 2008 12:32 PM

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I'm sorry, Kirjath, but it pretty much does. There are exceptable limits though.
Of course just because they add too much comedy in an anime with a romantic storyline doesn't make it bad as an anime (Love Hina, for instance, I think is a very good anime), but it does make it bad as a romance anime (for me). But this is what this club is about.

 
Mar 26, 2008 3:23 PM

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Alright. Comedy makes bad romance. I shall agree to disagree with you (respectfully). The only other experience I've got with romance in anime/manga is pretty much just shoujo, so I think it's about time I went back to reading some manga and waiting for the April season to start. Perhaps there'll be some good romance series that have (finally) been turned into anime.


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Mar 26, 2008 5:06 PM

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Let's just name pure romance anime as 'melodrama' (or 'drama romances', cos most of them are dramas) and those with a lot of humour as 'romance comedies'. Like normal movies :)
 
Mar 26, 2008 9:32 PM

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Wikipedia says: The word "melodrama" is a portmanteau word, formed by combining the words "melody" (from the Greek "melōidía", meaning "song") and "drama". Thus, in melodrama, music is used to increase the spectator's emotional response or to suggest character types. While this use of music is nearly ubiquitous in modern film, in a melodrama these musical cues will be used within a fairly rigid structure, and the characterizations will accordingly be somewhat one-dimensional: Heroes are unambiguously good, villains unambiguously bad, and musical cues upon entrance of either will be unambiguous in signalling these facts to the audience. In other words, a melodrama tends to be a formulaic production, with a clearly constructed world of connotations: a villain poses a threat, the hero escapes the threat (or rescues the heroine) and there is (generally) a happy ending.

I don't think melodrama is a good word.

 
Mar 27, 2008 2:23 AM

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Hmm in polish it means something a bit different ;) OK lets just stick with drama romances.
 
Apr 7, 2008 9:27 PM

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yall should put myselfl;yourself (i didnt see it if it is there)
 
Apr 8, 2008 4:11 AM

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New series, looks pretty standard: Itazura no Kiss, only 1 ep. so far but not especially comedic.
By the way, when we use the word melodrama, we aren't referring only to the strictest definition of the word. We are saying that something is melodramatic, or contains melodrama--usually we mean something like, cliched, overexaggerated, overacted, over-emotional, etc.


 
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New series, looks pretty standard: Itazura no Kiss, only 1 ep. so far but not especially comedic.
By the way, when we use the word melodrama, we aren't referring only to the strictest definition of the word. We are saying that something is melodramatic, or contains melodrama--usually we mean something like, cliched, overexaggerated, overacted, over-emotional, etc.

Way to early to put that in the list. Besides, there is romance in it yet, none, the only thing there was, was a little lust in the begaining.
 
Apr 8, 2008 8:47 PM

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yeah... but a new series with romance? must watch! If it proves to be serious in the beginning, I could add it to the club list really soon^^

 
Apr 24, 2008 9:35 AM

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Please add Nana, Ouran High School Host Club, Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge, Peach Girl, Honey and Clover, and Paradise Kiss. These are some of the greatest anime romances ever!
 
Apr 25, 2008 12:02 AM

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As much as I heard from Honey and Clover, Ouran High School Host Club and Nana, they don't have much romance in them.
Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge... I dunno. Does it really pass, do you think? I haven't seen it
Peach Girl I haven't seen, but looking at descriptions, it sounds really good, and I've seen Paradise Kiss episodes, and yes, that passes^^

 
May 6, 2008 1:51 AM

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amcsi said:
As much as I heard from Honey and Clover, Ouran High School Host Club and Nana, they don't have much romance in them.
Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge... I dunno. Does it really pass, do you think? I haven't seen it
Peach Girl I haven't seen, but looking at descriptions, it sounds really good, and I've seen Paradise Kiss episodes, and yes, that passes^^


Actually when you watch Nana its the different type of romance. It's from a very realistic point of view. Not the type of romance that you can find in most romantic animes which mostly seem too good to be true.

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May 6, 2008 6:10 PM

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I've noticed that you have Kanon up there but not Clannad. True, Clannad does have comedy, but there is a growing relationship between the two main characters (Okasaki and Nagisa).
 
May 6, 2008 8:11 PM

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There are growing relationships in many anime, but not all can join the list.
I've seen Clannad and there wasn't too much romance in it. Kanon I added because they told me there's a lot of romance in it, but if you say it's mostly like Clannad, I might remove it from the list. Of course I'm open to opinions.

 
May 11, 2008 5:06 PM

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Well, since I just joined this club, I guess this'll be my first post ^^
Anyways, I think I've found another homeland, since I try to hunt down any anime with a shred of romance in it XD (except anime's that I find poorly animated, that's my pet peeve T_T)
On to the anime:

D.N.Angel (Only seen it about 2 years ago, so I'm not sure if it passes amcsi's test XD)
H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~
Lamune (just a simple romance)
Myself;Yourself
sola (I'd guess it'd be romance, but it kind of changes afterwards... Give it a chance? XD)
Tokimeki Memorial ~Only Love~
Yoake Mae Yori Ruri Iro Na

Now, some of these DO have comedy, but I hope they aren't too much x_x
 
May 11, 2008 10:31 PM

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Clannad and Kanon have some love moments in last episodes. But I'm sure it's too few to get on the list.
 
May 12, 2008 2:21 AM

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Actually, now that Translucent mentioned it, I am a little surprised you don't have Lamune on the list.


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May 12, 2008 4:53 AM

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Lol it seems I'm always noted for making all kinds of rules :P
For anime I haven't seen, I there's nothing I can bring up against, so I'll add those ones
Sola is a bad example, it's where the feelings are showed way too indirectly (and I've only seen it till episode 11, but I didn't like it)
DNangel can go on the list, on the other hand :) and that romance scene in the middle of the anime was worth 10 points :)

I also added Itazura na Kiss. It's ongoing and very good!
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Jun 2, 2008 11:50 AM

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Ah! My Goddess and Chobits
 
Jun 2, 2008 4:12 PM

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too much comedy and too few romance :/ well Chobits does have some pretty good scenes with side characters. Opinions, guys?^^

 
Jun 2, 2008 10:27 PM

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AMG and Chobits rather not.
 
Jun 4, 2008 9:55 AM

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how about Love Hina ^^


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Jun 4, 2008 10:57 AM

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how about Love Hina ^^

We already decided no to Love Hina Anime. There was'nt really romantic, more of an iffy comedy filled with fillers.
 
Jun 11, 2008 7:26 PM

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you should add Clannad one of best ive seen in a log time
 
Jun 12, 2008 2:08 AM

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Too few romance elements :/

 
Jun 18, 2008 8:21 AM

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So, why not chobits?
Oh and i got one for the list i guess, dunno what you guys think about it but.. how bout suzuka? I mean it has romance written all over it sports aswell but still! the actions that the lead takes, is all about romance!
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Jun 18, 2008 12:00 PM

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Well Chobits is disputable. I'll say its half-half with a bit more comedy. So I see a matter to solve here. Cos seeing Lovely Complex also on the list made me wondering: it's ok if anime has loads of comedy elements if it has loads of romance as well? If yes, then we might review our earlier decisions.
 
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Personally I do not think the other elements should be an element in deciding if something should be contained in this club, rather only exactly if it's romantic or not. I guess amcsi aims for a purer dramatic romance-only direction, though.
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Jun 18, 2008 2:03 PM

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How about Marmalade Boy? One of the best romance animes.
 
Jun 18, 2008 3:17 PM

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lol drama romance! guess that makes school days a perfect fit.. lol but that one is not getting in the list! lol .. my vote for now is with suzuka
 
Jun 18, 2008 3:38 PM

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Boro said:
my vote for now is with suzuka


^^ yea suzuka was really nice I also liked Air

 
Jun 18, 2008 5:37 PM

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low!..
here are my animes!

>> soLa
>> kaze no stigma
>> kamichama kaRin
>> speciaL A
>> vampire knight

iLL just post other animes wHen i remembered them! haha



 
Jun 18, 2008 5:38 PM

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hahaa.. forgot!

>> touka gettan
>> alice academy
>> honey and clover



 
Jun 18, 2008 10:56 PM

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Good chance you may disagree, but I'll mention it anyway.

Wicked City - its officially more of a Horror themed thing, but the whole storyline centers around a Romance, which I dont get why it isn't listed as that, so since the story lies completely around a Romance plot I have to at least mention it
 
Jun 19, 2008 12:49 AM

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Hmm if you read the other posts, this club is focused on romance.

my 2 cents about the anime posted above:

Sola - Might be a good one.
kaze no stigma - Definetly not focused on romance
Kamichama Karin - same as above
speciaL A - Might be one that an be added, havent seen that one
vampire knight - hehehe.. funny , definetly Vampire club material. Its not focused on romance
touka gettan - not focused on romance
alice academy - Comedy, not romance
honey and clover - I have to agree on this one
Wicked City - Its not like Elfen lied, it has nothing to do with romance so, no to this one imo

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Kaiserpingvin said:
Personally I do not think the other elements should be an element in deciding if something should be contained in this club, rather only exactly if it's romantic or not. I guess amcsi aims for a purer dramatic romance-only direction, though.

Not quite. I'm sure I've said so before, that it's okay for an anime to have comedy in it and get on the list, provided it makes up for it ;)
And Countach: it was you were against adding Chobits, so I didn't add it^^
Marmalade Boy: okay, seems good enough to go on the list. (I haven't seen it)
Sola: nah, too indirect
Vampire Knight: has a chance of getting on the list, since I'm watching this ongoing anime and it's slowly, but beginning to gain romantic parts, but isn't quite at that level yet.
Touka Gettan: I haven't seen it, but from AMV's, it seemed as though it's very romantic. But if you say so, Boro, I won't add it.
Honey and Clover: I was waiting for this request^^
Special A: okay, seems good enough^^
School Days: This anime is a disgrace to love :/

 
Jun 19, 2008 6:32 AM

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:'( still no answer about suzuka :(
 
Jun 19, 2008 7:28 AM

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amcsi said:

And Countach: it was you were against adding Chobits, so I didn't add it^^

Hehe, thats true, but I was confused seeing Lovely Complex :P I still say Chobits rather not.
 
Jun 19, 2008 9:20 AM

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I'm kind of surprised since Onegai Teacher is on the list yet Onegai Twin isn't on.

 
Jun 19, 2008 10:27 AM

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I'm kind of surprised since Onegai Teacher is on the list yet Onegai Twin isn't on.


meh.. no surprise for me anymore.. cause it aint focused on romance.. so it makes sense.
 
Jun 19, 2008 4:01 PM

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Sorry, Boro, I didn't read it. Suzuka is fine.
I should add to the club information a list of anime that didn't get onto the relations list, with explanations of why, so as to not have to answer the same questions over and over :P

 
Jun 19, 2008 4:15 PM

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amcsi said:
Sorry, Boro, I didn't read it. Suzuka is fine.
I should add to the club information a list of anime that didn't get onto the relations list, with explanations of why, so as to not have to answer the same questions over and over :P


Definetly! :P that saves everyone some time :P

And thnx for Suzuka :P
 
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I request the removal Special A from the Anime Relations List.
 
Jun 21, 2008 9:46 AM

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I request the removal Special A from the Anime Relations List.


Well , its ok if you request it.. but, for what reason?
 
Jun 21, 2008 1:01 PM

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I think its still hard to tell if Special A has a lovey dovey couple at the moment. But I think its just beginning the the romance part of the anime. The ending of the lates episode really showed Hikari and Takishima's relationship growing.

 
Jun 21, 2008 4:21 PM

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Any kind of event can cause the relationship of characters to grow, but it's extremely common and isn't a big thing. I'm taking Special A off the list, and have it On-Hold. It seems it isn't proven to be romantic enough, at least right now. Maybe after some episodes it will change its style.

 
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I havent seen Special A so.. i dont have an opinion on this one :P
 
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