Anime Influence and suggestions

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It is very apparent that Anime has lots of influence on gamers.  My experience with Anime is pretty much Starblazers, Robotech, Akira, Lodoss Wars, Vampire Hunter D, and Slayers (The only one out of all of these I do not like.)

It often appears to me that the Anime likes to put alot of comedy into the fantasy which may be a misconception but it is one of the reasons I have trouble finding ones I like.  I have lots of Anime at my fingertips with my Netflix account.

Can someone suggest some Anime that might be along the lines of Lodoss Wars that I might reference?  I have access to tons of Anime for free but it is a bit overwhelming.

I realized from the Warlord thread that there are very few anime characters I can recognize.  I am willing to give it a second chance.

My Wife loves Inuyasha, but I don't think that is quite to my tastes.

Any help would be appreciated.

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I don't know what Lodoss Wars is, but it's really hard to go wrong with Tri-Gun, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo (faux anime), anything by Hayao Miyazaki, Ninja Scroll, Metropolis... And I really liked Macross 2, which is (obviously) the sequel to Macross - one of the shows Robotech is cobbled from.
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I do, however, have one last lesson on this subject. That last one? The only build in this post that can one-shot average opponents[by dealing twice as much damage as they have HP? I would argue that it is not optimized. Why isn't it optimized? Because it's overkill. Overkill is NOT optimizing. This means that there are portions of this build dedicated to damage which can safely be removed and thrown elsewhere. For example, you probably don't need both Leap Attack AND Headlong Rush at the same time. You could pick up Extra Rage feats for stamina, feats to support AoO effects, feats that work towards potential prestige classes, and so on. However, you could also shift our ability scores around somewhat. I mean, if you're getting results like that with 16 starting Strength, maybe you can lower it to 14, and free up four points to spend somewhere else - perhaps back into Charisma, giving you some oomph for Intimidating Rage or Imperious Command if you want. You can continue to tune this until it deals "enough" damage - and that "enough" does not need to be "100%". It could easily be, say, 80% (leaving the rest to the team), if your DM is the sort who would ban one-hit killers.
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 Claymore may be worth a shot. I second Cowboy Bebop. 

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Oh, yeah: Princess Mononoke is awesome, though bizarre. And there's one that features giant raccoon , but I can't remember what it's called.

Oh, and if you can find Voltron (the one with the lions)... DO IT!!!
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I do, however, have one last lesson on this subject. That last one? The only build in this post that can one-shot average opponents[by dealing twice as much damage as they have HP? I would argue that it is not optimized. Why isn't it optimized? Because it's overkill. Overkill is NOT optimizing. This means that there are portions of this build dedicated to damage which can safely be removed and thrown elsewhere. For example, you probably don't need both Leap Attack AND Headlong Rush at the same time. You could pick up Extra Rage feats for stamina, feats to support AoO effects, feats that work towards potential prestige classes, and so on. However, you could also shift our ability scores around somewhat. I mean, if you're getting results like that with 16 starting Strength, maybe you can lower it to 14, and free up four points to spend somewhere else - perhaps back into Charisma, giving you some oomph for Intimidating Rage or Imperious Command if you want. You can continue to tune this until it deals "enough" damage - and that "enough" does not need to be "100%". It could easily be, say, 80% (leaving the rest to the team), if your DM is the sort who would ban one-hit killers.
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So when do you think Bachmann will be saying she met a mother the previous night that had a son who got a blood transfusion using a gay guy's blood, and now the son is retardedly gay?
When she meets CJ's mom?
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Ghost in the Shell is pure awesome. No or very little comedy in it. You have two tv seasons, a tv movie and two movies. The second movie sucks and you can skip it. I recommand seeing the movie (1995) first than the tv series and tv movie. They are releasing 4 new movies this year. 50 minutes long each, called Ghost in the Shell: Arise.

I second Cowboy Bebop, both the series and the movie.

Ninja Scroll is a must! I never saw Ninja Scroll 2. You might want to check it out.

The first three episodes of Ergo Proxy were visually impressive and the speculative fiction angle was very stimulating. After that it goes downhill, but maybe you'll like it.

You might want to check out Gantz. Two season anime. Some good ideas behind it, but the series was made before the manga was too developped, so the ending is meh.
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Ah yeah!  I saw Ninja Scroll as well, it was incrdible.

Thanks so far, I will see if I can find Cowboy Beebop on Netflix, if not I know there is ghost in the shell.

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Damn! I would have mentioned GitS, but I thought it was already on your list. Good catch, HD.
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I do, however, have one last lesson on this subject. That last one? The only build in this post that can one-shot average opponents[by dealing twice as much damage as they have HP? I would argue that it is not optimized. Why isn't it optimized? Because it's overkill. Overkill is NOT optimizing. This means that there are portions of this build dedicated to damage which can safely be removed and thrown elsewhere. For example, you probably don't need both Leap Attack AND Headlong Rush at the same time. You could pick up Extra Rage feats for stamina, feats to support AoO effects, feats that work towards potential prestige classes, and so on. However, you could also shift our ability scores around somewhat. I mean, if you're getting results like that with 16 starting Strength, maybe you can lower it to 14, and free up four points to spend somewhere else - perhaps back into Charisma, giving you some oomph for Intimidating Rage or Imperious Command if you want. You can continue to tune this until it deals "enough" damage - and that "enough" does not need to be "100%". It could easily be, say, 80% (leaving the rest to the team), if your DM is the sort who would ban one-hit killers.
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So when do you think Bachmann will be saying she met a mother the previous night that had a son who got a blood transfusion using a gay guy's blood, and now the son is retardedly gay?
When she meets CJ's mom?
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Damn! I would have mentioned GitS, but I thought it was already on your list. Good catch, HD.


Oh yeah!? Welll.... Ummm... Welll thank you.
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I cannot believe no Toriyama works have been suggested. Especially since you seem to love the shounen genre, especially with a bit of camp*coughslayerscough*. 

Ruroni Kenshin kicked ass, Claymore is quite good, GitS and Bebop are also amazing. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is a kickass manga, but the anime is super new. Digimon Adventure and Tamers both seriously kicked ass, but Savers is much, much more shounen than those two, if nowhere near as amazing

The HST, and really the P6, suck really hard. The only thing that resembles decent writing there is One Piece, which is campy and Shounen, so you might like it.

But, first things first, get off netflix. It sucks. No subs, all craptastic dubs. Funimation has subs, even if they are a bit mediocre, of basically every anime they're doing, both at their website and youtube. You have the internet. There is no excuse to be watching dubs.

Also, Inuyasha? Seriously, that's even worse than a large part of the P6. 
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Also, Inuyasha? Seriously, that's even worse than a large part of the P6. 


Hush, virgin! I almost have all the mangas. It's pretty good. 

Makes me feel like a 15 year old Japanese girl.  
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Also, Inuyasha? Seriously, that's even worse than a large part of the P6. 


Hush, virgin! I almost have all the mangas. It's pretty good. 

Makes me feel like a 15 year old Japanese girl.  

GTFO, scrub. It makes HxH look well-written.
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If you liked ninja scroll, basilisk could be an option.

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I forgot to mention, there are anime versions of X-Men, Blade, Iron Man, and Wolverine.
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I forgot to mention, there are anime versions of X-Men, Blade, Iron Man, and Wolverine.


I've seen the X-Men. Overly talky and padded to the extreme. And the abundance of animation shortcuts (such as not showing the character that is talking or a shot of some random background when Emma Frost was getting out of that pod) bugged me a lot.
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There's only one anime that isn't total crap and it's already been mentioned several times: Bebop ftw, holmes. 

EDIT: Mononoke was pretty ok, too.  It's no Bebop, though.
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I forgot to mention, there are anime versions of X-Men, Blade, Iron Man, and Wolverine.

No, there aren't. There really really aren't.

Also, Gundam is amazing. Especially Wing. Also, Eva is great.
There's only one anime that isn't total crap and it's already been mentioned several times: Bebop ftw, holmes. 

Them's fightin' words.
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Them's fightin' words.



Meh, let's go.  All you'll do is yell something stupid like 'Windscar1!!1elevnty!!1one' over and over again and wave your hands around all silly.  I think I'll be ok.

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Meh, let's go.  All you'll do is yell something stupid like 'Windscar1!!1elevnty!!1one' over and over again and wave your hands around all silly.  I think I'll be ok.


Given that I have good enough taste not to recognize whatever you're referrencing off the top of my head, I'll be the one winning.
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Given that I have good enough taste not to recognize whatever you're referrencing off the top of my head, I'll be the one winning.



So you'll yell something like 'overrrr niiiinee thoussaaaannnndd!!eleventy1!!' instead?  Yeah, I still b safe, brah. 
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Given that I have good enough taste not to recognize whatever you're referrencing off the top of my head, I'll be the one winning.



So you'll yell something like 'overrrr niiiinee thoussaaaannnndd!!eleventy1!!' instead?  Yeah, I still b safe, brah. 

No, not at all. Toriyama is oooooold, broski. I know it's kinda hard for an old guy like you to keep up with, but do try to choose something from this century.
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Man, I didn't watch that garbage when it was old, son!  Crap is crap no matter how new or old it is.  And anime is, by and large, crap.  Like, fo' realski. 

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There's only one anime that isn't total crap and it's already been mentioned several times: Bebop ftw, holmes. 

EDIT: Mononoke was pretty ok, too.  It's no Bebop, though.


I assume you've never seen the goodness that is Cromartie Highschool:

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I don't watch crap, sorry.
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I'm working on a story of five avian hengeyokai (of various bird species), battling a feline hengeyokai and his army of warforged and golem monstrosities.


















Gatchaman, anyone? (yes, I'll be certain to aknowledge that when I write it)
... his army of warforged and golem monstrosities.



So machines are monstrosities? This stereotypical insult will be noted for future references.
I don't watch crap, sorry.


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Hey brah, I'm serious.  I've tried watching the stuff and I just can't.  It's awful except for Bebop.  I'm not kidding - this is as honest as ya'all'll see me!
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Then try reading. Scanlations are free and easy to find.
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Why would I read that garbage when there's so many good books by, you know, talented authors out there?  Right now, for example, I'm reading a lot of Irvine Welsh stuff.  Ain't no anime got anything on Irvine Welsh.
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Hey brah, I'm serious.  I've tried watching the stuff and I just can't.  It's awful except for Bebop.  I'm not kidding - this is as honest as ya'all'll see me!


Have you tried Ghost in the Shell?
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Hey brah, I'm serious.  I've tried watching the stuff and I just can't.  It's awful except for Bebop.  I'm not kidding - this is as honest as ya'all'll see me!


I agree with you ZB.
It's definately not my cup o' tea.
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Here's some anime for you, RH:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYRPvz-LV-k


What the hell was that?!
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Have you tried Ghost in the Shell?



Is that the one with the kids in the robots or whatever?  Like one died but came back in a robot thingy or something?  If so, yes.  And no, I didn't like it.

Also tried Full Metal Alchemist and Bleach.  Not impressed.
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Have you tried Ghost in the Shell?



Is that the one with the kids in the robots or whatever?  Like one died but came back in a robot thingy or something?  If so, yes.  And no, I didn't like it.

Also tried Full Metal Alchemist and Bleach.  Not impressed.


No, that is not GitS. GitS doesn't have kids protagonists or stupid anime faces in it. The themes and plots are adult and complexe. But you need to like cybepunk and speculative fiction to enjoy it. The art in the film is top notch too. 
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I could have sworn I've seen it.  Guess not.  Oh well, no loss.
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Hey brah, I'm serious.  I've tried watching the stuff and I just can't.  It's awful except for Bebop.  I'm not kidding - this is as honest as ya'all'll see me!


I agree with you ZB.
It's definately not my cup o' tea.





You drink tea?!?!?!?!?
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