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Does anyone else watch anime and/or read manga?

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Raiderjoseph

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« on: (19:20:13/09-09-16) »
Genuinely curious. I just started Boku no Hero Academia and was wondering if I was the only one here who watched. 12 nuyen says at some point Black Lagoon will be mentioned. Or Golgo 13.
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« Reply #1 on: (07:14:31/09-10-16) »
Yep :)

Actually, my daughters have since taken over the anime/manga "fanaticism" in the family and they suggest new series all the time. I'[m not familiar with Boku no Hero Academia, but, of course, have watched Black Lagoon and Golgo 13. We recently finished Jormangund and Gangsta and are now working on Dimension W and Battlefront Blood Blockade.

I tend not to get into manga as much, but quite enjoyed the Resident Evil series when I finally got around to reading it last year.

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« Reply #2 on: (07:55:46/09-10-16) »
Dimension W is pretty cool. Never heard or those other ones though. Boku No Hero Academia might be a little peppy for Shadowrunners(being a doujin and all that) but damn if its not cool.
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« Reply #3 on: (11:00:53/09-10-16) »
+1 for Black Lagoon and Jormungand. Samurai Champloo and Cowboy Bepop are my favorite series ever.

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« Reply #4 on: (11:45:03/09-10-16) »
I keep trying to watch anime, but every time I watch a series that goes past 12 episodes, something retarded happens and the characters stop being relateable...  Or the series gets shonen-ized, where it drops all originality and just becomes action scenes of people fighting.  Common symptoms of shonen-itis include a tournament-fighter arc and the protagonist breaking the limit of possible power multiple times.

The ones I have liked are FLCL, Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and Tokyo Ghoul.  I haven't seen Samurai Champloo all the way through (same with Cowboy Bebop) but what I saw was great.  Black Lagoon was good until they had this annoying four-episode arc entirely focused around these out-of-place "creepy assassin children" and it was so cliche and predictable, I hated it.  Everything else was awesome though.
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« Reply #5 on: (11:52:05/09-10-16) »
Ah! Ghost in the Shell. All of them. The manga got weird at the end, mind you. All that hacking and politics was boring.

I haven't seen Samurai Champloo all the way through (same with Cowboy Bebop) but what I saw was great. 

They're worth iiiiit! Do iiiiiit! No, really. At least Cowboy Bepop.
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« Reply #6 on: (14:44:51/09-10-16) »
I keep trying to watch anime, but every time I watch a series that goes past 12 episodes, something retarded happens and the characters stop being relateable...  Or the series gets shonen-ized, where it drops all originality and just becomes action scenes of people fighting.  Common symptoms of shonen-itis include a tournament-fighter arc and the protagonist breaking the limit of possible power multiple times.

The ones I have liked are FLCL, Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and Tokyo Ghoul.  I haven't seen Samurai Champloo all the way through (same with Cowboy Bebop) but what I saw was great.  Black Lagoon was good until they had this annoying four-episode arc entirely focused around these out-of-place "creepy assassin children" and it was so cliche and predictable, I hated it.  Everything else was awesome though.

Funny I like doujins. As long as the protags don't because god slayers who can't lose. THATS when the series becomes unrelatable to me. Hence why I hate Fairy Tail. I also hate Fairy Tail for the societial and political fallacies. I actually think I hate those worse. Seriously. If a story has a hole in the setting it screws me up hard.
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