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post #21 of 56
Oooh Ohoooh!! Me!!!
post #22 of 56
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Originally Posted by BelovedK
I love Anime so much that i wish i really *looked* like a character. I've only seen a few movies, but they are so beautiful...Which character should i be??
I used to be called Anime Girl in highschool because I would go around looking like an anime chick with pigtails and funny-colored hair. Also, I would doodle anime throughout classes and at my school I was definitly the first to know anything about anime. Even the guys who were obsessed with gaming didn't realize most of it came from Japan until I pointed it out. I kinda started a trend

Anyway, I started with Sailor Moon at 12 and I've dabbled in all the different genres. I have all kinds of OAVs and even some Hentai I prefer the OAVs to those that are dubbed.

I've made anime costumes, mostly Sailor Moon characters and I love Shampoo from Ranma 1/2. I dressed as her for Halloween one year as well. If any of you do end up dressing up for a convention, definitly post some pix!
post #23 of 56
Thread Starter 
[QUOTE=I've made anime costumes, mostly Sailor Moon characters and I love Shampoo from Ranma 1/2. I dressed as her for Halloween one year as well. If any of you do end up dressing up for a convention, definitly post some pix![/QUOTE]

If you go to "cosplay.com" (Costume Play)you will see a TON of costumes. From Anime to video games.

I've also met some people who make their own amazing costumes for LARPing (Live Action Role Play).
post #24 of 56
Thread Starter 
[QUOTE=Anyway, I started with Sailor Moon at 12 and I've dabbled in all the different genres. I have all kinds of OAVs and even some Hentai I prefer the OAVs to those that are dubbed. [/QUOTE]

Ah, hentai... translation = perverted

It is artful, and I even have a couple (Flare 1&2, Keko Kamen) but I keep them away from my children at all cost. Remember what I said in the 3rd post of this thread... Japanese see sex as a joke on TV, but PDA is forbidden.
post #25 of 56
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Originally Posted by DougLong
Ah, hentai... translation = perverted

It is artful, and I even have a couple (Flare 1&2, Keko Kamen) but I keep them away from my children at all cost. Remember what I said in the 3rd post of this thread... Japanese see sex as a joke on TV, but PDA is forbidden.


Yep, mine are tucked away in the top shelf of the closet . . .
post #26 of 56

Could some one Please recommend a title to start with?

I am intrigued by what I read here! I love beautiful animation.
Could any of you Anime fans recommend something appropriate for me to watch with my almost 8 year old?
Then what could I watch with my husband when our son is asleep?
Thanks,
Lorraine
post #27 of 56
For with your 8-year old, almost anything by Studio Ghibli will be okay (see note about Monoke Hime below), although my favorite is Kiki's Delivery Service followed by My Neighbor Totoro.

Azumanga Daioh is another one that's okay for children, but is a little odd. Sort of slice of life, if you can get past the weirdness it is fabulous.

Aside from the utterly childish ones like Pokemon, most anime is designed so that adults can/will enjoy it too.

Stuff that might not be okay to watch with your 8 year old:
Tenchi Muyo is silly, Key the Metal Idol is beautiful, ditto Escaflowne. Neon Genesis, a lot of people watch, but that is really really odd. Child's Toy (Kodomo no Omocha) is about children, but deals more with relationships. Kare Kano and Ai Yori Aoshi are both romantic comedies as well, with older main characters than CT, KK has moments with an art style that can be hard to follow. Ranma 1/2 is sort of the candy of the anime world, it's fun to watch for awhile and then you get stuffed and sick of it, stop for a bit and then feel like watching it again. There is a *huge* amount of that series available. The Slayers' series are more action-adventurey.

On the more serious side of things, Monoke Hime has enough violence that you might want to watch it yourself before you let your son see it.

Anyway, I'll let someone else chime in with more ideas.
post #28 of 56
Start with either Kiki's or Totoro. You should be able to find those at a video rental store. For the adults, Ranma will be easiest to find, but you'll probably want to wait on that until you can find the first tape.

If you're thinking of buying and watching... hmmm... start by seeing what has the most episodes available for the least amount of money. Avoid anything with suspcious cover art.
post #29 of 56
Great thread!

My 7rold daughter is into Pokemon (DEEPLY into it!) and we have the Miyazaki films. I like that she's getting into anime cuz I love Asian films and culture.

I want to branch out of the Miyazaki realm but don't know where to go now. (Note: she couldn't make it through five minutes of Princess Mononoke. In fact, when I watched it later by myself, I had to look away in parts.)

We don't have American TV so we don't see Cowboy Bebop here. My daughter started liking YuGiOh a bit but it didn't catch her eye like Pokemon. I think the Pokemon world is more inhabited, if that makes sense, than YuGiOh. It's rich and has history and is consistent.

And I like the utterly childish Pokemon The whole family has taken on my daughter's interest and we are firmly entrenched in the Pokemon world. Not exaggerating here. We even did a Pokemon Christmas recently
post #30 of 56
Princess Mononoke is a powerful movie. It was adapted by Neil Gaiman, too! I love that film, but the violence is really intense.

My gateway anime film was Spirited Away. I think my mouth was agape through the entire thing! I've also seen Grave of the Fireflies (sobbed, it broke my heart and I had to stop watching), Kiki (very cute! safe for all ages), and Castle in the Sky (also safe for all ages).
post #31 of 56
For me, Pokemon has the same problem that Sailor Moon does (although not nearly as badly as SM), they've got a set number of plots and after you watch 2 episodes there's only about 5 minutes of really new material in each episode. Of course, Ranma 1/2 can get that way too and I've still watched a lot of that, so so much for that argument.

There is nothing wrong with utterly childish anime, it just isn't as guaranteed to be enjoyed by adults, if that makes any sense. Sort of like Barney, but not as bad. See with Barney, some adults are fine with it or at least tolerate it cause their 3 year old is fascinated, others see a bunch of kids hanging out after school with no adult supervision whatsoever in a classroom that apparently is filled with a hallucinogenic gas causing *all* the kids to think a toy dinosaur has come to life and is giant and feel that it's not at all appropriate. Whereas with anime, there'd just be a potential for a smidge of boredom with the repetitive nature of some episodes.
post #32 of 56
LOL about the plots being so similar. My stepson noticed that when my dd plays with her Pokemon figurines, she sets up plots along similar lines as the shows. LOL Of course, the plot is only the skeleton. She adds some crazy stuff in there too!

I'll check out Ranma!
post #33 of 56
Thanks for all the replies!
I can't wait to check out some of the films that were suggested and watch them with my son! We won't have time till next week.

I just thought I would share the link to this site; it is a parental guide to Anime
http://www.abcb.com/parents/index.htm

You all might already be familiar with it. I was just wondering if you agree with the titles they suggest.

The pictures look so beautiful. I find allot of the children’s animation on TV so ugly. We have just blocked the teletoons channel.
My son is starting to outgrow some of the few cartoons I found acceptable or else he’s seen all the episodes so I am really looking forward to seeing some Anime with him!
post #34 of 56
Hello again Anime fan!
I finally had time and watched Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind with my son.
It is absolutely beautiful! We loved it.
When we were checking DVDs out, we saw Kiki's delvery service but my son did not want to see it saying it was "just for girls".He is going through a phase at the moment everytime he sees girls on the cover he says it is only for girls.Nausicaa is a girl too but I guess there was enough action. And he loved the Ohmus.
I now realised some of the stuff I did not like on the teletoons channal that I blocked is also Anime like the Trans Formers,so certainly not all Anime is good.
I am looking forward to more Miyazaki (spelling?)films.
Did you see the one about the cat?
post #35 of 56
Yeah, we finally got Nausicaa as well. We fast-forwarded through the "war stuff" that Sophia dislikes but overall, we loved the story. Sophie has been drawing pictures of the ohmu
post #36 of 56
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Originally Posted by jalilah
I am looking forward to more Miyazaki (spelling?)films.
Did you see the one about the cat?
You mean the one about the Manx? I saw that years ago, but don't remember much of anything about it, including the title.
post #37 of 56
I have only seen a few things by Miyazaki (Spirited Away
and Princess Mononoke) and Akira.

I really grooved on the Miyazaki films but I didn't care for Akira that much. Visually it was great, but I don't think I quite got the story the way I was supposed to.

I appreciate all the ideas about what to see in this thead!
post #38 of 56
An anime neophyte here, but what I know I love (spirited away, kiki's delivery service, etc.)-and I even like psuedo anime (Teen Titans)-is that bad? It's something that's definitely on my list for more exploration-thanks to everyone for mentioning their favorites.
post #39 of 56
What about naruto stuff? Is that interesting for kids? (Keeping in mind, for my child, Princess Mononoke was too much and we had to fast-forward through the "war stuff" in Nausicaa...And she adores Pokemon.)
post #40 of 56
The one I asked about the cat is " The Cat Returns".We just saw it. It is very good, very original.I recomend it for yourger children.There is no violence.It is produced by Miyazaki.
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