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Mimi wo Sumaseba
Mimi wo Sumaseba
1 hour ago
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Kaguya-hime no Monogatari
Kaguya-hime no Monogatari
Yesterday, 1:07 AM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 10
Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa
Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa
Jul 25, 12:01 AM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 8
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20th Century Boys
20th Century Boys
Jun 13, 5:18 PM
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Oyasumi Punpun
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jal90 Jul 11, 1:59 PM
Well, it's quite curious that you think that, because as you probably know Nausicäa is a very deeply personal work from Miyazaki, an adaptation of his very own manga after all. While Grave of the fireflies is an adaptation of a story by Akiyuki Nosaka. Then again it may be a mere matter of structure. It is widely considered that Nausicäa is just an introduction to a longer story, while the other is a full narration by itself. Take into account though that this "worship nature" is a common thread in Miyazaki's body of work, who constantly rambles about humanity interferring with nature and the need to develop a more eco-friendly viewpoint to human progress. This is one of his most prominent narrative tropes, and it created a staple. I feel like many stories about man vs nature owe a lot to Miyazaki, which may explain why it feels less personal at this point.

Grave of the fireflies is indeed bleak... it's supposed to be like that, though, because you could consider the story a way for the author to settle with his own past and survivor's guilt. The real Seita never died, and that explains a lot of the psychology behind the movie. To a point the story is a personal quest for redemption.

I can't really tell you a specific order to watch the following Ghiblies. You may want to avoid Princess Mononoke for a while, since you didn't like Nausicäa and they are similarly themed. But for Miyazaki anything in general is a good starting point. I would suggest Spirited away, which is his most famous and referenced, and it's one you can always come back to later. Castle in the sky is an excellent choice as well, which is rather straightforward and a lot of fun, so depending on your mood you may prefer it to the heavy symbolism and intricacy of the narration in Spirited away. Porco Rosso, on the other hand, has a more adult approach and feeling.

My neighbor Totoro isn't one I'm fully confident to recommend. A lot of people dislike it and don't see the point, but it's one of the most valuable works in his filmography and explains a lot of the infatuation critics and animators in the West have shown towards Miyazaki's films. It's an observational narrative with very little conflict, and what it offers is a level of simplicity and essential joy for childhood that is very hard to describe but has trascended ages and cultures in a way very few anime can be compared to. It is probably the most universally loved Miyazaki among film professionals, along with Spirited away.

With Takahata things are less obvious, I think. You will probably enjoy Only yesterday a lot according to your tastes but I'd say the best first impression will be The tale of Princess Kaguya. The thing about that one, though, is that is his last work, and in many ways it feels like a wrap-up of his career as a director, which you may find even more enjoyable after you've explored through the rest of his movies, at least the ones in Ghibli. Takahata is actually a very consistant auteur despite his constant shift in styles and premises, and he has his own share of common themes and approaches through his filmography, like Miyazaki.

Outside of the big two, look no further than Whisper of the heart. It is actually one of the very best of the studio and like a gold standard for teen romance and coming of age. It's also plenty accessible and easy to enjoy. You seem to not be very much into romance though, but if it's a specific issue with Shinkai you will much likely find this one a lot more satisfying since it actually puts a lot of focus on characterization while being as visually impressive, if not more.

Take into account that these are my recommendations for a next step, but except for a couple clunkers (there's one of them you didn't list here so... good taste), I'd insist that the entire Ghibli is worth the ride. I didn't include for example any Yonebayashi in my recs, but that's because he owes a lot to Miyazaki, and you'll probably enjoy his films as a bit of an extention of Miyazaki's filmography if you develop a liking for his style.
jal90 Jul 5, 3:36 AM
Thank you! It went way too long I think xD

What are your thoughts on HxH?
Kagami Jun 26, 3:16 AM
PriPara and Aikatsu are great and I highly suggest checking them out even if you're new to the genre. They are VERY fun and VERY enjoyable and the niche fandom is absolutely amazing. Same with Precure as well! I just love kids anime such as PriPara, Aikatsu, Precure, Pokemon, etc! If you ever need a watching buddy for one... Kagami is your man!

Interested in little ol me? T-Thanks. You seem like a sharp and smart guy and I always enjoy reading your posts so same!
Kagami Jun 25, 3:54 AM
My profile gif?

That's Aroma from PriPara! She is my favorite character <3

Hey man by the way.
Shocked Jun 24, 6:59 AM
Magic Knight Rayearth...that was during my CLAMP binge in preparation to watching Tsubasa Chronicle four years ago. What a strange beast that was. Plot aside, it was also fascinating to see how the budget died over the series as the girls became pallet swaps of each other, having only their colors and hair styles to differentiate them from a distance.

Glad you enjoyed the reads! Some are short blips or comedic clips like those, but if you ever find one of my analyses/rants, I bid you good luck in wading through the walls of text. But yeah, whenever I find something interesting, especially if they're not as popular, I'd like to throw in my thoughts to try and give insights to shows that aren't looked at as much. Plus, it helps to track you thoughts so you can go back and reflect on shows years down the line.
Johnnyd3rp Jun 22, 4:29 AM
The anime mixed really well the comedy with the serious moments even the "fillers" episodes weren't boring. The characters were likeable and they all got a good development, i especially liked Erika. Considering that the target of the anime are children the story kept me interested for the whole run with the ep 48 being my favorite.

I really liked the character design/art style (especially the design of Dark Precure and Cure Moonlight), good soundtrack and the animation maintained the quality for 49 episodes. The fighting scene were really well done.

Manaban Jun 22, 4:07 AM
Mhm. Don't mention it, man xP

Kind of a shame to see a worthwhile thread get so little attention compared to so many other, not really worthwhile threads, which is always a prevalent thing on AD but it seems particularly lacking in the past couple of weeks ._.
AzureDaora Jun 19, 9:54 AM
I'm not getting annoyed, really. Just that I've done this so many times that I've gotten tired of it. Before I would've gladly wrote 5000 words to describe PMMM to other people in full detail. Heck, I actually did. I even used a word counter.

Now I've lost that spark to discuss again. If the sequel comes, I do hope another speculah thread in /a/ happens and we can all be happy trying to decipher every rune, every aspect, every line, every background and everything about it once again just like before.
Fvlminatvs Jun 18, 8:53 PM
I would recommend Otaku no Video. When it popped up in the West it was always through fansubs and the trading/copying of VHS tapes. There was usually a 1-4 year delay when it came to anything coming out of Japan because of how primitive the internet was in those days and the small size of the fandom.

I'd also recommend Urusei Yatsura and Ranma 1/2, at least a season or two of each. Though separated by about a decade, these adaptations of Rumiko Takahashi trickled over to the West as well. Ranma 1/2 actually got VHS distribution in the States.

Also, look up Super Dimension Fortress Macross. It was brought over alongside Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross and Genesis Climber Mospeada. All three were packaged by a man named Carl Macek into a single story, their dialogue rewritten and some scenes rearranged to make it seem like three continuous generations (instead of three separate, unrelated shows). The result was called Robotech and it very quickly gained a cult following. Carl Macek became a by-word in the anime scene of the 1980s and 1990s--some people hated him for how he butchered the shows he brought to the States, others loved him for helping to bring anime over in the first place.
Fvlminatvs Jun 17, 9:48 AM
I'm honored my words made it onto your Sandbox.
AzureDaora Jun 15, 10:28 PM
Keeping up with your comments.

Glad you're actually taking time to look at the characters.
AzureDaora Jun 15, 8:16 PM
that's a wewlad

read all of your posts so far, some of your thoughts were practically the same i had when i first watched the show
all of your questions will get answered eventually as well

just ask me any questions if you think you're missing something, I daresay i know 95% of everything about meduka by now
Shoegum Jun 15, 4:24 AM
I tried to illuminate the depths of my dream with history's starlight, but unfortunately the instructions were a bit vague and I have now unleashed a super-virus upon Eastern Europe. I hope you're willing to take responsibility for this.
Manaban Jun 8, 5:47 AM
Huh. Oreshura specifically is one that's always interesting to hear other people's thoughts on to me, because it feels like the kind of people who like H/E sort of stuff tend to really not like it, but most of the good ratings come from non-fans of that sort of thing. I look at my stats page and people like Kazami or HaXXspetten almost universally have it rated sub-5, myself included. It doesn't really try to climb far and above the standard for LN adapted harems, though, it's got enough of its own thing going to be easily differentiated but I usually find this to be the case with these types of series, and I highly doubt anybody who complains about the lack of innovation in the genre would praise OreShura specifically for it. And it doesn't do anything insulting or demeaning towards the audience for these types of shows either or these types of series themselves. It just seems that the usual audience for stuff like this tends to strongly dislike it and most of the praise for it comes externally, and it's hard to pinpoint why this is the case. I just found it to start off strong and devolve into a complete trainwreck, though, myself.
Manaban Jun 8, 3:00 AM
Well, I liked it quite a bit and it wasn't lewd in the slightest with central premise, so make of that what you will. I was mostly just thinking "Gee, if he's going to walk down into it expecting a meme-generator he's setting himself up for disappointment."

Also it interests me that ZnT, Mahouka, OreImo, Oreshura, and Seto no Hanayome are on that list. Didn't think you were interested in stuff like that, what's the logic behind those?