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I finished some episodes of the latest season (thankfully they brought it back!) Young Justice! It is great, though I’m not sure what to make of all the new characters, and no Wally. I mean the new characters are good in their own way, but I feel like the creators are pushing too many people into the show too fast. The original was amazing because it was slow paced and got us to into the heads of the characters very well. But the new show has so many new faces, it is difficult for any of them to feel as real as S1-2 did. Still, its high quality.


The second half of TeamFourStar’s Dragonball Kai Abridged Episode 3 JUST DROPPED about half an hour ago.
AND. IT. IS. SO. GOOD. :exploding_head:


Dragonball lends itself to so much trolling, lol.


Two awesome game soundtracks I can’t stop listening to:
The Messenger (I like The Future version best)


The Bastion soundtrack is on Youtube. Added it to my library to nuzz later. Sleepy…


The Bastion soundtrack is amazing.

Anyhow, I’m listening to the greatest anime theme song about love and fighting ever of course.


Imagine this soundtracking an old 8 bit game…


I honestly could listen to it forever. Its so peaceful and enchanting.


While anyone who watched that show remembers that theme song and its great I put forth this as best anime theme song about love and (sorta) fighting.

This is someones english translation version of the song, its ok but not as good as the original

or just go here to read the lyrics translated

Interestingly if you check out the Japanese version of the Sailor Moon theme song it using the same backing track but has very different song content and the song structure is very different. Here is a comparison video

for simplicity and catchiness I have to give it to the english version, though I may be biased here as that is what I grew up hearing many mornings before going to school.

Oh and since we are talking about anime theme songs I would be silly to not mention my favourite anime theme song of all time


Listening to Starbomb (Ninja Sex Party), A Boy and His Boat. :joy:

Why? Because I remembered while listening to The Protomen that I had listened to NSP and SB a lot and had to listen to it again.


I watched that anime a few times. Some of the additional content for the series sort of expands on it a bit more on what it is, but it never crossed my mind as love. It seemed like it was trying to convey something more complex than that, hence the “I’m f***** up” part and the intense rivalry and anger between the two.

Also, I agree with you there. The English version of the theme song is better in my opinion, but the Japanese one is catchy too. I like the dub version better because its easier to sing along with and I grew up with it. :sweat_smile:


To be honest I haven’t seen Neon Genesis Evangelion since the late 90’s so I am a little foggy, all I remember was it was basically monster of the week for most of it, then got real weird and then just finished, my then pre teen mind got annoyed at that ending but maybe I should revisit it now it is on Netflix. Still love the theme song though.
I guess I just don’t watch much anime in general anymore, though I did just watch One Punch Man season 2 and though it was ok, was not anywhere as good as the first season. Looking forward to a new season of Boku No Hero Academia though, which I think is out later this year.
Any other suggestions for Anime? I was thinking of trying Gurren Lagann as I hear its good, but I am still only really dipped my toe into anime. I like series with interesting premises and not a crazy amount of episodes (I am not going to start a Naurto, One Piece or Gintama)

Things I have watched:

  • DBZ (Good, but too much filler and got samey after a while, watched a long time ago)
  • Card Captor Sakura ( a little a long time ago)
  • Cowboy Bebop (liked it)
  • Assasination Classroom (liked it)
  • Neon Genesis Enavgelion (my thoughts are above)
  • One Punch Man (thoughts above)
  • My Hero Academia (liked it)
  • Mirrai Nikki (Liked the premise, got more annoyed with the series as it went to the point where I hated it but had gone too far to turn back)
  • Megalo Box (liked it)
  • Sailor Moon ( a bit a long time ago)
  • Pokemon (first series or two a long time ago, eh it was a thing back then)

There might be more but I can’t think of them now


Oh, you might have to revisit it for sure then. The universe expanded quite a bit, and a new piece is expected to be released any time soon. Now I don’t think its bad or anything, just now as amazing as people make it out to be. It is certainly something to consider because it does many things differently…or did. Now many try to copy it. The MC is still annoying, of course. haha

As for anime suggestions…oh boy! I watch a ton of genres and things, so I’ve got tons of things to suggest across 'em all. Gurren Lagann is great, it reminded me a lot of Michiko to Hatchin strangely, so that is definitely on the list to watch. Here’s a… “quick” list.

  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (so damn amazing, sub and dub is amazing)
  • Darker than Black + the OVAs that broke me (second best dub I have heard, Yin is probably the weakest dub, but given her character, its understandable)
  • Hunter x Hunter (what can I say, its too good)
  • One Piece
  • Black Clover (the anime is great, but the manga is honestly better because no filler and its ahead a bit)
  • Dragon Ball
  • Dragon Ball Z (but DB is best and I suggest is first)
  • Shingeki no Bahamut
  • Ōban Star-Racers (don’t care, its an anime)
  • Hitsugi no Chaika (t-t)
  • KILL la KILL
  • Zero no Tsukaima
  • Toradora
  • Your Lie in April (kill me now)
  • Dr. Stone (manga is super awesome, anime just came out)
  • Just about ANY Gundum (older, the better, but stuff like Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team is also good)
  • Mirai Nikki (this one reminded me a lot of Akira for some reason)
  • Kimetsu no Yaiba (new, just started, but I like it a LOT)
  • Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (can be a bit frustrating but its good)
  • Dororo (based on a REALLY old manga. Its really, really good!)
  • Urusei Yatsura (comedic, old, but adorable at times. I enjoyed it a lot)
  • Naruto Part 1
  • Sailor Moon
  • Digimon S1-S3
  • Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken
  • Ookami to Koushinryou (kill me again)
  • FLCL
  • Darling in the FRANXX (okay, so this is love-hate, hate because…come back to me when you watch it)
  • ALL Lupin
  • Eiga Koe no Katachi (anime movie, about a BEAUTIFUL manga)
  • Bubblegum Crisis
  • Eureka Seven
  • Hori-san to Miyamura-kun (don’t know if its still ongoing, but its based on a cute manga I like)
  • Yū Yū Hakusho
  • Mirai no Mirai
  • Nanatsu no Taizai
  • Violent Evergarden (if only for the absolutely beautiful animation)
  • Golden Kamuy
  • Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta (really cute! Like Ponyo!)
  • Non Non Biyori & Non Non Biyori Repeat (stories about a bunch of girls doing average adventure things on, nothing else, its really refreshing and adorable. Just kids having fun.)
  • Akira
  • Megalo Box
  • Mary to Majo no Hana
  • Ballroom e Youkoso
  • Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho
  • Alice to Zouroku (good, ended too quickly)
  • Black Lagoon
  • Fullmetal Alchemist (not Brotherhood, but if you like Fullmetal Alchemist, watch Brotherhood next)
  • Devilman Crybaby
  • Shinsekai Yori
  • Tekunoraizu (Texhnolyze)
  • Mūnraito Mairu
  • Basilisk
  • Beserk
  • Samurai Champloo
  • Monster

If there’s any more, I’ve forgotten them temporarily. haha but whatever you do…do NOT watch Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku (Now and Then, Here and There) no matter how many times people tell you to. You will just be tortured emotionally. It is not fun. It’s just a depressing reminder of what humans can do and do even today.

Now if you are open to manga…

  • Kingdom
  • Red Storm
  • Vinland

The first two are the best non-manga manga I have read in a really long time. THey are very original, the art is amazing, the characters and plots are powerful, and they are also very fun. The later is about Vikings, and although the art is very anime-y and the doesn’t come across very educated about its time, its still very good.


I disagree on this one. I would watch Brotherhood.

And here’s a few I can think of off the top of my head:

  • melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (watch in Airing order, and more than just the first episode)
  • working!!
  • Hellsing (Ultimate is more gorey)
  • Mushi-shi


anime is out too, just saying :wink:


  • [quote=“Rhyagelle, post:1136, topic:7210”]
    Non Non Biyori & Non Non Biyori Repeat (stories about a bunch of girls doing average adventure things on, nothing else, its really refreshing and adorable. Just kids having fun.)

i took this up on @Fraggles recommendation, being a mostly fantasy anime guy myself, and i’ve got to say it’s probably one of the most wonderful endearing and relaxing things i’ve come across. 2 seasons of 12 episodes, a few OVAs. Highly recommend, easy to casually watch whenever a moment opens up. :+1:
also: nyanpasu :blush:

and for more recent/non slice of life “more actiony”, i’ll totally second Dororo(2019) and Kimetsu No Yaiba too



Brotherhood is not bad of course, and I love BONES to pieces, but I believe that the original anime is better than Brotherhood even should the two be vastly different and Brotherhood be more like the manga. It incorporates a stronger narrative, a more cohesive one. Brotherhood throws aside some elements that made the original so strong for better background animation and smoother animation in general. I’m not one to simply enjoy things just because they look better. The only true consensus is that the ending is better than the 2003 version (and I 100% stand behind that lol), but let’s remember that the 2003 version aired and completed when the manga had not, and yet it still told a story that was amazing, complex, twisty, and yes, even made some people cry. It just wasn’t a story that was like the manga’s.

Now both are great, and Brotherhood does remain more true to the manga, but that doesn’t necessarily mean its better, or even a better watch. I would recommend reading the manga over watching Brotherhood, but as an anime I would recommend watching the 2003 version if short on time, but if capable watching both.

At the end of the day though, they are two completely different animes. :sweat_smile:


Yea, I know, but I can’t stand that animation so I like to pretend it doesn’t exist. :joy:


This. Watch Brotherhood first and go back to the first if you like it.
The original FMA is a really good show but Brotherhood just blows it away with the action, feels and kickass soundtrack.


:open_mouth: woot? the first 3 episodes were absolutely gorgeous, and the perfect blending of the cgi water was just great on top


It is animated by the same people who animate the Attack on Titan show, and I honestly don’t like the art style. The over use of shadows and outlines draws my attention too much, and its…annoying. I do love Vinland though, so I’d recommend it to anyone.


I feel like I’d be letting myself down if I didn’t recommend JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. The first few episodes can feel a bit slow for some people, but it definitely picks up in part 2. It’s a wild, over-the-top ride and anyone who hasn’t seen it should. Plus, with part 5 ending this Sunday, it’s a good time to pick it up.


I have to second this suggestion. Among Hellsing and Cowboy Bebop my all time favourite anime.