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Old December 24th, 2012, 08:56 PM
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Since the entire series is not over I will likely copy and pasta the summaries and add some intros I may add something in my own words but I don't exactly have a silver tongue so here it goes.

Code: Breaker- Riding the bus one day, Sakurakouji Sakura looks out the window to see people being burned alive with a blue fire and a boy her age who's unharmed and standing over the people. She comes back to the site the next day and there are no corpses or evidence of any kind of murder, just a small fire. She then goes to class to find there's a new transfer student, Oogami Rei, who looks exactly like the boy she saw before and wears a black glove only on his left hand. Oogami is a Code Breaker, one who "does not exist". He is a seemingly cold-blooded killer who follows the principle of "an eye for an eye", to "use evil against evil". Convinced that killing is not right, Sakurakouji sets out to stop him and penetrate his icy heart.

Psycho-Pass- In the near future, it is possible to instantaneously measure a person's mental state, personality, and the probability that a person will commit crimes with technology called the Dominator. Just thinking about a crime can make you guilty, and in this world there is no mercy for criminals. Detectives work in pairs--one Enforcer and one Inspector--with Enforcers delivering lethal justice, and Inspectors making sure their partners don't take things too far. The story follows Enforcer Shinya Kogami, who must solve and manage crimes in this dark future.

Girlz Und Panzer- You may have heard of kung fu, but the girls at Oarai High School practice gun-fu - really, really BIG 75mm gun-fu, in fact. It's called Sensha-do, and it's the martial art of operating armored tanks! They take it seriously too, and since winning the national Sensha-do championship is such a huge deal at Oarai, they sometimes go to extreme ends in order to get the best students from Panzer class to sign up. Which is how Miho Nishizumi, who HATES operating tanks, gets drafted to join doomsday-driven driver Mako, even-triggered gunner Hana, highly receptive radio operator Saori and combustible tank-fangirl and loader Yukari as the incomparable Anko Team. They may not be on the half-track to fame and fortune, and maybe a few of them would rather shop for tank tops than become tops in tanks, but once their focus is locked and loaded, they're absolutely driven.

Just a side note on gogoanime.com (my main free anime video source) has subtitles in a mix of German and English, it's mainly English and you should be able to pick out some of the German.

Shinsekai Yori (Does not have an Opening)- About one thousand years into the future, civilization has been retrograded and humans are living dispersed within small communities. People in this era have a psychic power called "Juryoku" which materializes things they imagine. In the absence of advanced scientific technology, people are using this power as a major source of energy. One day, a girl called Saki, along with her friends, finds a small archive robot outside the town. It records the ancient history of humans. It tells them that Juryoku was found in the 21st century and the discovery caused a world war between psychics and non-psychics. The psychics won this war and thus their reign of terror began. When the adults in town figure out that the children discovered this forbidden knowledge, they seal their Juryoku and exile them. Saki and the others end up in a forest where they meet a huge hairless bipedal mouse known as a "Bakenezumi" and get involved in a violent war the creatures are currently engaged in.

Zetsuen no Tempest (also no opening via youtube)- The story revolves around Mahiro Fuwa, a teenager whose family was mysteriously murdered one year before and his friend Yoshino Takigawa. Mahiro is contacted by Hakaze Kusaribe, the leader of the Kusaribe clan who was left stranded on an unknown desert island by her followers, and agrees to help Hakaze in exchange of her help to find out the culprit for the death of his family. Upon learning of his friend's intentions, Yoshino joins him on his quest to stand against the Kusaribe clan who intends to awake the "Tree of Zetsuen" whose power can bring ruin to the entire world.



Like I said before if I find anything really interesting or a need-to-know fact about the anime I will edit this post. I hope you find yourself bored someday and watch some of these great animes. Some of them may be nearing their end or have ended though.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 11:35 PM
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I agree with what Harley said, but I also think that sometimes if the movie a famous person is attached to isn't "Hollywood" enough it's going to fly under everyone's radar. What I mean is, if the movie is a little weird or offbeat or has an unclear message or even theme then Hollywood isn't going to know what to do with it, how to market it to people.

I'm sure Cat Dog would have more insight on this.
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Old December 25th, 2012, 05:32 AM
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I'm watching Hidamari Season 3 now (X Honeycomb)
It's really funny and interesting girl life~
It's about Yuno and her friend at Hidamari Apartement life, OHOHO! They're really good!
I'm just waiting for Tales of Symphonia OVA Episode 10 part 2 been dubbed by xFlameberg in Youtube so i can watch the ending.

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That anime..Psycho-pass...looks really interesting, maybe i'll try it later~
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Old December 25th, 2012, 11:43 AM
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General seasonal anime talk should actually go into the J-E thread of talking, so here's a merger
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Old December 26th, 2012, 05:46 PM
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I'm a big fan of rather short anime with often rather odd stories that makes you think or feel things, preferably in the genres of romance or friendship. Examples of such anime that I've liked a lot are Tsuritama, No.6 and Kokoro Connect, even though the third is probably not as odd as the others.

I'm wondering if anyone knows of more anime that are more like these, rather than long running, slowly progressing (I'm guessing here but lol it seems that way), action filled stuff like Naruto or One Piece and whatnot :3 Note that I can be picky about the animation style :p I love the styles of Tsuritama and No.6 and I downright detest stuff that looks more like, hm, yugioh ^^'
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Old December 26th, 2012, 06:19 PM
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Reminds of how amazing everyone thinks Michael Jackson is now that he's passes. For example, VH1 ranked Michael Jackson as the 40th greatest artist of all time just a few years before his death. When they made the list again (I believe a year or two ago) he was ranked number two. Sympathy vote much?
Putting aside my own love for Michael, I'm going to have to agree with you on this. I personally think he is the single best male artist of all time (note - in this I mean solo artist), but I was somewhat aggravated by this too. I'd love to feign naivety and say that 'oh, his death just got us to appreciate his music in a different way that we had before, we were touched all over again' but the way I see it is that yes, 'sympathy votes' were the reason these inaccurate lists placed him on the top, rather than judging him completely by his own merits and actions before his death.

I'm listening to Dirty Diana as I type this, lol.
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Old December 26th, 2012, 06:26 PM
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I watched Captain Eo at Disneyland, and honestly Michael Jackson has an amazing voice. He deserves somewhere near the top by all means, but yeah some of it is just because they died and the magazines want all the attention.

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Old December 26th, 2012, 08:26 PM
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I would recommend taking a look at the noitaminA block of shows. While they've become much less so recently, they hold a lot of unique little gems in their lineup. Tsuritama and No. 6 are part of it, in fact.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 05:55 AM
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I understand why the media tends to lavish praise upon dead celebrities, and upon dead people in general, but the overkill for which it's done is often kinda ghastly. Any character flaw or undesirable personality trait is just washed aside in a sea of "but s/he's deeeeeeeeeeead!" Bleh.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 08:29 AM
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Artists usually gets more praises when they died lol. Like Michael Jackson, everyone kept making fun of him because of the story with him and the kid. But now, more people respects him because he passed away and now realizes that he was a great artist or just jumps on the bandwagon.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 12:12 PM
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I find it funny how people care more about celebrities after their deaths than prior to them. For instance, sales in Michael Jackson albums skyrocketed after he died. Something makes me wonder if it's the widespread 'I have to get his old albums since there won't be any ones!' mood or if it's something else, but whatever it is, I don't understand it.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 12:25 PM
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Old December 28th, 2012, 06:54 AM
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MJ can't speak clearly somehow, I've noticed that.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 11:52 AM
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In modern days dead people don't speak as well as they did when they were alive, I agree with you, droomph.

So I'm in love with all of Taylor Swift's singles, I Knew You Were Trouble. most notably. It's so catchy and the little bits of dubstep and the lyrics are just o m q amazing. <3
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Old December 28th, 2012, 05:04 PM
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If anyone is into kpop or jpop, I suggest giving INFINITE, a seven member South Korean pop group, a try. They're amazing - one of the better male kpop groups I've heard, comparable to that of BIGBANG and Teen Top. I recommend the album Evolution, and my favorite songs from the album are CAN U SMILE, Hysterie, and Voice of My Heart. All of them are strangely addicting and will run around in your head for hours on end. They're so good dklfjsdf

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Old December 28th, 2012, 05:31 PM
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I understand why the media tends to lavish praise upon dead celebrities, and upon dead people in general, but the overkill for which it's done is often kinda ghastly. Any character flaw or undesirable personality trait is just washed aside in a sea of "but s/he's deeeeeeeeeeead!" Bleh.
So agreed. What most people fail to remember these days is that Heath Ledger was kind of a jerk when he was alive. He gave one decent performance in his entire career and the fact that he was kind of a deadbeat celebrity otherwise is just swept under the rug.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 05:53 PM
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So agreed. What most people fail to remember these days is that Heath Ledger was kind of a jerk when he was alive. He gave one decent performance in his entire career and the fact that he was kind of a deadbeat celebrity otherwise is just swept under the rug.
I beg to differ! I mean, he still had a pretty unruly personality, but his performances in The Order and I'm Not There were all spectacular! Sure, we all might have differing opinions, but consider his other roles outside The Dark Knight and Brokeback Mountain, if you weren't already. But yes, I will attest to the fact his death was overly popularized in the media especially with the fine, yet shallow performances he gave in his lifetime.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 08:57 PM
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Sweetie, I cannot comprehend a single thing you just said. Care to elaborate?
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Lately, I've been kinda lost on what to listen to, but I generally like all of the sonic music so that's all I actually listen to atm.
Sonic music is something I've always found to be pretty unique, but one band does spring to mind with some similarities! I suggest checking out some stuff from Amy Can Flyy; they're a decent band with a lot of fast paced electronicy music with a lot of power chords thrown in, so it's the closest to Sonic that I can come up with haha. It's still pretty different to Sonic, but it's worth checking out. Here's a taster!

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Old December 28th, 2012, 11:32 PM
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I was listening to his songs and unlike say every other song I have I can't understand a thing he's saying. I would but he mashes up every word in a vice-press of angst and emotion and even though paninis are great the cheese is melted if you probably don't catch my drift I don't know what I'm saying anymore
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Old December 29th, 2012, 07:03 PM
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I beg to differ! I mean, he still had a pretty unruly personality, but his performances in The Order and I'm Not There were all spectacular! Sure, we all might have differing opinions, but consider his other roles outside The Dark Knight and Brokeback Mountain, if you weren't already. But yes, I will attest to the fact his death was overly popularized in the media especially with the fine, yet shallow performances he gave in his lifetime.
I hate to be that guy that rags on the dead actor, but from what I saw of Heath Ledger (including Brokeback Mountain) he wasn't all that fantastic. I never saw either of the movies you mentioned so maybe I missed something! They were all more recent works of his too I think so perhaps he got better with age

I actually went on a trip to see Heath Ledger with my school once back when he was just an Australian actor on Neighbours or Home & Away or whichever show he was on. I wasn't all that impressed with him because I didn't watch the show he was on but he seemed nice enough then. I guess because we were school kids and not the media
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Old December 31st, 2012, 03:03 AM
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Maybe this is just me being old, but I liked Ledger a lot in A Knight's Tale. God, that was over 11 years ago... I am old!
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Maybe this is just me being old, but I liked Ledger a lot in A Knight's Tale. God, that was over 11 years ago... I am old!
It's called a lance. Hello?

The Brothers Grimm was also one I remember him from. I should really rewatch both those movies.
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Speaking of the Brothers Grimm, is anyone annoyed about these dark and gritty takes on their stories such as Snow White & the Huntsman and the upcoming Hanzel & Gretel film this year?
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Heck no! I love dark fairy tales. They were dark to begin with and I love all the things people do when adapting and retelling them. You don't know how much I dig fairy tale stuff. I am so going to see Hansel and Gretel.
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