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AnimeGuruma (5 jaar geleden) #1967460
Hmmm...series that I thought were great at first but then I disliked afterwards...probably the Bokurano anime? I thought it was great, but after reading the manga, I noticed the huge number of tweaks in the anime's synopsis...so now, if I ever recommend Bokurano to someone, I'd tell him/her to read the source material and to not watch the anime adaptation. What else...Oh, right, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. That was the anime that sucked me into the whole media, so at first I thought it was the best stuff ever, but now it's in my 'okay-decent' category. OH YES, I forgot, there's Lucky Star and K-ON! too. I guess now I'm not really into the whole cutesy-cutesy slice of life schoolgirl anime (there are SO MANY series like it nowadays!!!).
How about you?

Yeah, Trigger is a new studio but they're heavy hitting with character designs and director. It's basically taken the best people from the Gainax crew.

For me, a lot of series got old. I sold off a huge chunk of my manga, and am re-reading the rest. I've found, personally, that the shojo stuff isn't sticking anymore and I find it immature and silly. Though, when I was a teenager I was probably thinking in a similar vein to the girls in the manga haha. Re-reading them now, it's awful. Karekano anime stayed, but that was Gainax and they took liberties with it and made it much different than the manga.
Even old things that I re-read weren't as appealing, like Kenshin and Dragon Ball. In DB (towards the end) I could feel Toriyama's frustration and apathy. It was very saddening. I still love it, but I see it in a different way, now, especially after I know more of the history behind the making of it. Most of my shonen manga did stay, and I immensely enjoyed some series like they were new again.
CLAMP series seemed very dated LOL!!
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AnimeGuruma (5 jaar geleden) #1967200Oh okay, I get what you mean. Actually, I'm not really like that; I was born in the mid-1990s and I started getting into anime in middle school, so I didn't have that sort of experience. Though, now, I do consider myself as a more knowledgeable overseas anime fan compared to others (watching most shows every new season), if that helps.
Are you the 'get off my lawn' type? :)

Hmmm... I'd say yes sometimes. I have a hard time with some young anime fans that are extremely socially awkward, screaming catch phrases and handing out free hugs at conventions. I think anime is so much more available nowadays, and I had to struggle a lot to get it when I was young (everything was either very expensive, bootleg (fansub tapes), or I had to translate it myself). It makes me sad that old series which are much higher quality are overlooked for newer, flashier series that have a lot less substance and are the same stereotypes over and over again. I think Shinichiro Watanabe said something about anime being stale, relying on sex and unoriginal plot lines. I'm interested to see what he does with Space Dandy but I'm not impressed as of yet.
I see some redemption in Madoka, Kill la Kill (I adore Sushio), and Titan. I can't say I've seen something just like it, at least.
I probably don't keep up with as much anime as you (you sound like a champ!), watching every new series seems quite daunting especially when I can't stand a lot of it :-/. The boyfriend and I sit and watch a bit of each new show, maybe 5 minutes to a whole episode. Usually the series is nixed somewhere in that point, a few last until episode 7.
Are there any series you once enjoyed, but after a decade and a re-viewing/reading you couldn't swallow it/had outgrown it?
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AnimeGuruma (5 jaar geleden) #1966465Haha, as in considering myself way more experienced than newer collectors?
When have you started collecting?

Haha not so much that, but you've been around the block, watched 'classics,' was probably around when 1 ranma 1/2 graphic novel was $18 and a subbed video w 2 eps on it was $30+. The time of Media Play LOL. The time of sci-fi channel anime movies, project A-ko. When you had to send away to some shady place to get a C- quality copy of Sailor Stars.

You know anime wasn't always streaming, free & easy. Manga wasn't scanlated and there were only 10 series to choose from.

... Or maybe not XD
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Wow started collecting in 2008, huh? Do you ever get that 'get off my lawn' feeling?
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Gotta say, love how impressive your collection is! How do you manage to find space for it all? =P
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Hmm, I don't actually think there are many comics I have read that are like Aku no Hana, although, I read a lot of sci-fi and fantasy comics myself. also, I am so sorry to take long with my reply.

So, here is what I'd recommend:

The Sandman by Neil Gaiman
Since the beginning of time, the Endless have existed. They are 7 siblings; Dream, Death, Desire, Despair, Destiny, Delirium (who was once Delight) and Destruction. Each name describes that being's function in our world and the realms that they reside in. Several years ago, a coven of wizards attempt to capture and end Death. Instead they accidently captured Dream and when he finally escapes after years spent in within a box, he must face the changes that have occurred in his realm and in himself. The story basically revolves around Dream and there are many short stories that have to do with various characters (normal human beings) from different time periods and their interactions with the Endless.

Fables by Bill Willingham
"The series deals with various characters from fairy tales and folklore – referring to themselves as "Fables" – who have been forced out of their Homelands by "The Adversary" who has conquered the realm. The Fables have traveled to our world and formed a clandestine community in New York City known as Fabletown. Fables who are unable to blend in with human society (such as monsters and anthropomorphic animals) live at "the Farm" in upstate New York." -Wikipedia

HellBlazer by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette and Jamie Delano
"John Constantine is an unconcerned, amoral occultist with a British working-class background. He's an anti-hero who manages to come out on top through a combination of luck, trickery and genuine magic skill. While sometimes striving for the good of mankind, Constantine was often manipulative and a dangerous person to have as a friend, as the lives and souls of those around him became perilously involved in his misadventures. He took pains to protect himself from direct attacks, but his friends and relatives were often endangered in order to strike at him. The spirits of deceased friends haunted him, individually or as an entourage of ghosts." -IGN & Wiki

Witchblade by Marc Silvestri and David Wohl
You may have heard of the anime, but originally Witchblade was an American comic. The anime and manga are both adaptations. (Although, I would recommend the manga anywho. It is good, while the anime is okay)

"The series follows Sara Pezzini, a NYPD homicide detective who comes into possession of the Witchblade, a supernatural, sentient artifact in the form of a gauntlet which bonds with a female host and provides them with a variety of powers. The weapon has bonded with various other women throughout history, the most recent being the series' former co-lead, Danielle 'Dani' Baptiste. Sara struggles to hone the powers of the Witchblade and fend off those with a nefarious interest in it, especially entrepreneur Kenneth Irons." -Wiki

Vampirella by Forrest J. Ackerman
This is an older comic which added a bit of spice to the concept of vampires.

"Vampirella was originally presented as an inhabitant of the planet Drakulon, a world where a vampiric race lived on blood and where blood flowed in rivers. Draculon orbits twin suns that were causing droughts across the planet, marking certain doom for Vampirella and her race. The race of which Vampirella was born, the Vampiri, were able to transform themselves into bats at will, possessed superhuman physical attributes, sprout wings when required to fly, and drink blood. The story begins with the inhabitants of Drakulon dying slowly due to the drying up of its blood. The last few lie dying when a spaceship from Earth crashes on the planet. Vampirella, sent to investigate, is attacked; retaliating, she discovers that the astronauts have blood in their veins. In order for her race to survive, she manages to pilot the ship back to Earth where her adventures begin. Vampirella becomes a "good" vampire, and devotes her energy to ridding our world of the evil kind. Evil vampires owe their existence to Dracula, who came from Drakulon but was corrupted by Chaos." -Wiki

There are so many comics...honestly, I need to actually look to see what I have in my ol' comic box and then I will give you more recommendations. For now, tell me what yah think of these ones and we'll go from there.
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