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Impactful Anime

Post by KaneTaker » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:35 pm

So just starting watching Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad again (for the first time since starting a band) and I have to say, its the only anime I have watched that has the same kind of emotional impact that KS has had. The characters just feel very REAL and identifiable. Highly recommend it. Anyone else have an anime they like in the same way?

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Re: Impactful Anime

Post by Bix » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:54 pm

While I'm not sure how much the mods like going this off topic, I too enjoy BECK, gotta finish it one of these days.
I got inspired to read it after seeing this AMV at Katsucon:
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Re: Impactful Anime

Post by KaneTaker » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:54 pm

Sorry if its not allowed. KS just got me thinking. :)

Oh, and SERIOUSLY finish BECK! The big concert near the end is just...amazing.
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Re: Impactful Anime

Post by Tomate » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:07 pm

Planetes. Period.

A Hard Sci-fi anime/manga, about life in the "space-age". it provides a realistic and dramatic view of life in space in the near future. The principal cast are the "Debris Section" of the Technora corporation, space trash collectors that are charged with the prevention of deadly orbital collisions with free-floating junk

The Story revolves around Hakimachi who is trying to be a crewman for the first space flight to Jupiter, there are lots of themes, like obsession, doubt, guilty, meaning of life and duty.

All around, a great show.
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Re: Impactful Anime

Post by Bix » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:36 pm

I think so far as we keep things relativity KS related we should be good
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Re: Impactful Anime

Post by Bringerof_D » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:39 pm

BECK is amazing, unfortunately i'm short the vol 5 dvd.

i recommend Clannad and Clannad: After Story if you enjoyed KS
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Re: Impactful Anime

Post by Weaver » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:11 pm

Beck was pretty good. I had a really hard time getting over the downright hilarious English.

For some reason K-On!! of all things made me kind of sad and wistful at the end.

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Re: Impactful Anime

Post by Otakumon » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:40 pm

I think 'Haibane Renmei' and 'Graveyard of the Fireflies' were both very good. 'Nausicca of the Valley of the Wind' is good but too short to do real justice to the story from the manga.

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Re: Impactful Anime

Post by Snelx » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:55 am

Depends what kind of anime you like.
For some, moe anime will make an impact for them.

Since i think you are saying emotional impact,
these anime comes to my mind (watch too many to remember)

Saikano.
Higurashi
School Days (the game is better, for more dark scenes)


You may try Nana, the anime,
if you like BECK that kind of anime style.
It's kinda funny, I've played a bunch of VN's and for the first time I'm feeling apprehensive about going down another path. I'm thinking weird crap like how will Hanako ever be happy if someones not there for her.......
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Re: Impactful Anime

Post by Rykthrall » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:57 am

Tomate wrote:Planetes. Period.

A Hard Sci-fi anime/manga, about life in the "space-age". it provides a realistic and dramatic view of life in space in the near future. The principal cast are the "Debris Section" of the Technora corporation, space trash collectors that are charged with the prevention of deadly orbital collisions with free-floating junk

The Story revolves around Hakimachi who is trying to be a crewman for the first space flight to Jupiter, there are lots of themes, like obsession, doubt, guilty, meaning of life and duty.

All around, a great show.
I very much agree with you, although I never actually watched the anime. I read the manga and I must say, Planetes is an overall incredibly emotional series, with quite a few comedic tones as well.

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Re: Impactful Anime

Post by Nekken » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:18 pm

AIR is a good one, and it's based off of a nakige: a VN which, like KS, is written to grab you by the emotions and not let go.

(Actually, AIR is more of an utsuge -a nakige which is designed to grab you by the emotions and shred the everloving daylights out of them- but you asked for impact, and AIR is nothing if not impactful).

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Re: Impactful Anime

Post by Bix » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:32 am

I went looking for anime and manga that dealt with people overcoming disabilities.
I mostly found a bunch of manga's such as Intersex and Steel Ball Run, and one or two graphic survival series, like Berserk and Shigurui
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Re: Impactful Anime

Post by Quark » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:58 am

Monster. Just watch it. It's 74 episodes long, but you owe it to yourself to see the whole series. The characters are phenomenal and it just drew me in in a way that no other show has.

I would also recommend Texhnolyze. It's a bit harder to get into, but it's an extremely compelling and complex story that will reward you if you give it time. And if you're looking for emotional impact, the ending is absolutely devastating.

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