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The Anime/Manga Thread

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This is just a thread for discussing any anime we are interested in, have watched, want to watch, or whatever else applies.

 

I am easily a fan of classic anime including Kinnikuman, Fist of the North Star, Lupin the Third, Space Adventure Cobra, Ashita no Joe, Otokojuku, and Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 among others. I'm mainly inclined to classic franchises because I tend to feel MOST anime nowadays is too reliant on or deliberate with their use of fanservice and overly annoying characters compared to back then, thus I tend to avoid most modern animes but direct iterations/spinoffs of an older series (ex. Golgo 13 and JoJo's) or ones consisting primarily of adults (ex. Black Lagoon).

 

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This is an image I once made by tracing over existing images of characters and putting them in one massive group pic, all of these except for Mazinger (waiting for better subs to be available online) I have watched at least one full episode of. Unfortunately I lost most of the individual images of each character so I can't really expand the roster without doing it all over again (It's not too difficult aside from Kenshiro and Gundam). I did do one recently of Moguro Fukuzou from Laughing Salesman (Which is my current avatar) but I'm not sure If I'll bother re-making the rest.

 

From left to right...Kitaro (GeGeGe no Kitaro), Ryotsu Kankichi (Kochikame), Mazinger Z, Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star), Lupin III, Astro Boy/Atom, Cobra (Space Adventure Cobra), RX-78 Gundam (Mobile Suit Gundam), Kinnikuman, Cutey Honey, Seiya (Saint Seiya / Knights of the Zodiac).

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I'm currently watching City Hunter (Most might know of the comical Jackie Chan movie or the Korean live-action TV drama) which is the culmination of what I love about classic anime: A great soundtrack, a protagonist voiced by Akira Kamiya (Voiced Kinnikuman, Kenshiro from Hokuto no Ken, Shuutaro Mendou from Urusei Yatsura and the main pilot in Getter Robo) plenty of lines spoken randomly in english, and m&m's logos appearing on fast food bags and toasters. Also watching the OVA series of Jojo's Bizzare Adventure, finishing up the original 1973 Cutey Honey, and for manga I'm a couple volumes into Riki-Oh (Another series more well known for its live action movie "Story of Ricky", albeit a polar opposite to City Hunter)

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I'm currently watching City Hunter (Most might know of the comical Jackie Chan movie or the Korean live-action TV drama, or Nicky Larson as this series was known as in France) which is the culmination of what I love about classic anime: A great soundtrack, a protagonist voiced by Akira Kamiya (Voiced Kinnikuman & Kenshiro as well as major characters in Space Battleship Yamato, Getter Robo, and Urusei Yatsura) plenty of lines spoken randomly in english, and m&m's every other episode.

lol that film brings back memories!!

Wasn't the best Jacky Chan film imo but nonetheless good to watch hehe

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Lately I've been watching an especially bizarre series on Youtube called Warau Salesman which is currently being subbed. Every episode revolves around a mysterious dealer in the "soul business" named Moguro Fukuzou who works with clients free of charge to relieve them of their problems albeit in a manner that almost always leaves them worse off than prior, especially if they fail to abide any promises made.

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