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Old 15-03-2010, 11:18 AM   #1   [permalink]
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Someone doesn't watch anime?!?!?

This guy I work with wanted to know what the best movie I owned(anime&non-anime) was and he said he'd watch my top pick for anime. But he doesn't really like anime. The only thing he knows about anime is all the little kids stuff that shows on american tv. So I figured the best one to have him watch is Grave of the Fireflies...

But my question is:
what would you show to someone who doesn't watch anime?
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Old 15-03-2010, 10:14 PM   #2   [permalink]
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Elfen Lied or Mouse!


Or maybe Lain.
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Old 16-03-2010, 07:36 PM   #3   [permalink]
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Not such a good idea to start with those depressing stuff, try studio ghibli stuff like princess mononoke, my neighbour the totoro, laputa, howl moving castle, Crimson Pig, those are allways a crowd pleasure. I would suggest Akira, but its way too long of a sit for most people. Ninja scroll or Jin Roh if your friend is more into fast paced actions.
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Old 16-03-2010, 11:04 PM   #4   [permalink]
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OK. You want a serious answer? Actually, I was only semi-serious in my first response. Elfin Lied and Mouse are good series, but your friend might think you're a pervert if you start with those.

Start him off with the films of Hayao Miyazaki. Takahashi above names several of them. I would add Miyazaki's most recent film Ponyo. The storyline is kid stuff, but the artwork is fantastic. Some of the backgrounds reminded me of a Van Gough painting.

You mentioned Grave of the Fireflies. That is a good one, though very depressing. Is your friend into depressing stuff?

If you want more adult fare, try Perfect Blue. It is a bit of a mind f---. Maybe save that one for later. The same goes for Boggiepop Phantom and Paranoia Agent. Well, maybe PA is a good one to start off with. Boogiepop would just be too confusing for a newbie.

For a series, start him off on Serial Experiments Lain, Outlaw Star, Death Note, Blood+, or Lunar Legend Tsukihime.

FLCL might get him hooked.

Let us know what you choose and how he likes it. I'm curious.

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Originally Posted by MeMyself View Post
You mentioned Grave of the Fireflies. That is a good one, though very depressing. Is your friend into depressing stuff?
Yes he says he likes sad stuff. So I told him I had one that would make him cry.

I have and love all the Miyazaki films but I think they might be to kiddie for him. His girlfriend might like them though...

I haven't given them to him yet(I will in the next couple days) but am planning Grave of the Fireflies and Ghost in the Shell
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I guess the subject matter of most of Miyazaki's films are geared towards those no older than their early teens, but adults can certainly appreciate the artistry. I know you agree with that. Still, maybe you'd better hold off just a bit to the point where he is interested in seeing more anime. Then you can tell him, "Now this may be a bit juvenile, but the art work is well worth seeing."

Try Millennium Actress next.
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Why do you guys like watching anime?
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I like the stories.
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I ran out of tv...
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I ran out of tv...
???
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Originally Posted by MeMyself View Post
???


Yeah... Ditto... (???)
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Originally Posted by MeMyself View Post
???
I guess he/she meant like tv has nothing of interest to me, I get bored real quick with those reality shows and the unimaginative talent shows on tv nowadays.Though as of late I get the same feeling from most animes as well, you know the been there, done that, got the tshirt kind of feelings.
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Originally Posted by Takahashi View Post
I guess he/she meant like tv has nothing of interest to me, I get bored real quick with those reality shows and the unimaginative talent shows on tv nowadays.Though as of late I get the same feeling from most animes as well, you know the been there, done that, got the tshirt kind of feelings.


That's about sums it up. There ain't nothing good on tv except the news. The thing is, I haven't watched traditional cable since Sept '09. No cable...
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That's about sums it up. There ain't nothing good on tv except the news. The thing is, I haven't watched traditional cable since Sept '09. No cable...
There's news on TV? I haven't seen any news on TV in years. All I see are a bunch of ignorant morons shouting their ill-informed opinions at each other. Most of the stuff is made up. Oh, Wolf Blitzer is OK.

Meanwhile, let's get back to talking anime.
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Really. Don't appreciate your attitude, sir.
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