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Postby JosefK » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:11 pm

Discuss anything related to anime
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How to get anime
For the uninitiated and perhaps clueless


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There are two ways to obtain anime: Streaming and torrenting
There are advantages and disadvantages to each
Streaming allows you to obtain anime quickly and simplifies the process of finding anime, but is usually lower in video/sound quality. You also may have to deal with buffering problems if your internet is slow

Torrenting takes longer and the process of finding anime can sometimes require more effort, but the quality is almost always better. You also have more options in choosing who is subbing the anime (translating and adding the subtitles), as there are usually several groups doing this for any one anime, and some are better than others (depending on preference)

Torrenting
(personally recommended)

If you don't know how to torrent (god help you, it's 2013), simply download and install utorrent, and then find torrent links which should automatically open the program to begin the download.
By far, the most popular option for finding anime torrents is nyaa
Two sub groups I personally recommend are GG and Commie. Searching for anime torrents and selecting one done by a random sub group will usually yield decent but occasionally terrible results.
Other trustworthy sub groups are: Subdesu, Hadena, and Doki

To find subs done by GG or Commie, click the link I provided above and type in the name of the anime on the top right.
If nothing shows up, then they did not do a sub for that anime. Instead, click the link for nyaa, change the category (next to the search bar) to "Anime - English Translated Anime" and then do an open search

Streaming

Top recommendation: Crunchyroll. Signing up there will give you a free 14 day membership that allows you to stream at 1080pp
Other options are
http://www.animefreak.tv/
http://getanime.com
And many others via google


Anime Recommendations
For the season of Spring 2013

Full list
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Top Series

Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan/Advancing Giants)
action, dystopia, horror
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Suisei no Gargantia (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet)
science fiction, action, romance
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Aku no Hana (The Flowers of Evil)
psychological, thriller, drama, [and a uniquely interesting art style]
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Other Spring 2013 series
That are also pretty good, based on personal opinion

Chihayafuru season 2 (Watch season 1 first)
Sport, romance, sometimes comedy
Beautiful art, good story, great characters
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Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san
Simple silly comedy
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Dansai Bunri no Crime edge
action, fantasy, romance
The first few episodes were interesting. It's shaping up to be kind of generic, though
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Uchū Kyōdai (Space Brothers)
science fiction
This is a series that began in 2012 that is being continued (at about episode 50)
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Other Anime Recommendations
Not limited to any season
If you're new to anime, probably start with one of these


Full Guide Picture
This is a massive overall guide to well received animes/movies/mangas for the years before 2012
I admit I haven't watched everything on the list, but whenever I select one at random to fill up a Sunday I've been pleased. Hopefully you will be too
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Other Recommendations
Animes that are not on that list (probably because they were released after it was made)

Steins;Gate
science fiction, mystery, romance
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Darker than Black (2 seasons)
sci-fi-noir, action, supernatural
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Baccano
adventure, comedy, fantasy
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Durarara!!
action, supernatural, comedy, psychological
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Arakawa Under the Bridge
comedy, romance
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Eureka 7
adventure, mecha, romance
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Fate Stay Night
action, romance, fantasy
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Soul Eater
action, adventure, comedy, supernatural
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Toradora
romance
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Sword Art Online
action, romance, fantasy
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User-Specific Recommendations


Critikill
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Fate/Zero
Hunter x Hunter
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
Accel World
Angel Beats!


Dukka
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Snoop Toward the Terra
Boku no Pico


Oneiros
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Spice & Wolf
Gai - Re - Zero
C:The Money of Sould and Possibility Control
Gundam 00
Dragonaut
Gurren Lagan
Bonen no Xamdou
Casshern Sins
Jyu Oh Sei
Koukaku no Regios
Darker Then Black
Toaru Majutsu no Index
Soul Eater
D. Grayman
Baccano
Dog Days (New)
Rurouni Kenshin
Spice & Wolf
Gai - Re - Zero
C:The Money of Sould and Possibility Control
Gundam 00
Dragonaut
Gurren Lagan
Bonen no Xamdou
Casshern Sins
Jyu Oh Sei
Koukaku no Regios
Darker Then Black
Toaru Majutsu no Index
Soul Eater
D. Grayman
Baccano
Dog Days (New)
Rurouni Kenshin
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Re: Anime general

Postby Dukka » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:14 pm

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Re: Anime general

Postby Critikill » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:01 am

Sword Art Online: The only good show coming out this summer (fall?).
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Re: Anime general

Postby JosefK » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:21 am

Sword Art looks good, I just wish it didn't remind me so much of .hack. For some reason, every time a show comes up about virtual reality games they're either about to destroy the world or trap the people playing them inside. I like it and I'll keep watching, but it's just not as original as it could have been

I wouldn't say it's the only good thing though. Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita had a slow start but I think it's going to be good, and Natsuyuki Rendevous looks promising. I'm not convinced Campione! is going to be terrible either. La storia della Aracana Famigala is kind of a guilty pleasure too.. I know it's a shit show, but I'll be damned if it isn't beautifully animated with some funny gags
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Re: Anime general

Postby Critikill » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:37 am

Hmm... Should I catch up to Fairy Tail, or watch/finish Claymore then Blassreiter...
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Re: Anime general

Postby Sizlak » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:38 am

Critikill wrote:Hmm... Should I catch up to Fairy Tail, or watch/finish Claymore then Blassreiter...

THIS IS ON NETFLIX

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Re: Anime general

Postby Sen » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:44 am

Need another anime now. Something similar to Code Geass/Guilty Crown.
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Re: Anime general

Postby Critikill » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:48 am

What is it about Code Geass are you looking for? Just the show as a whole, or...?
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Re: Anime general

Postby Dragoneles » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:08 am

Has anyone heard of The Winx? Not sure if that counts as anime or not, but I was interested in it way back when I had TV.
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Re: Anime general

Postby Sen » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:11 am

Critikill wrote:What is it about Code Geass are you looking for? Just the show as a whole, or...?

Just the show as a whole, yes.

Though, I did like the "Unique ability" aspect of Lelouch until Season Two when they started handing it out to just about everyone.
So preferably one with a main character w/a special power.
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