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« Reply #1080 on: January 30, 2014, 04:46:58 AM »

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I've been out of the anime loop for abut 8 years, but have been watching (and thoroughly enjoying) Samurai Champloo.  Are there any other anime series available on Netflix that are worth watching?

All the kiddies tell me that crunchyroll is the go-to place for anime these days.

I'm not big on anime at all, but I have some coworkers who love the series Attack on Titan, which I see is available on CrunchyRoll.

Attack on Titan is now available on Netflix as well.  Will be my next series...heard its amazing.

The first two episodes were a bit grim and the Titans were pretty creepy.  Makes for an excellent start and look forward to powering through the rest of it.  

Just watched the first episode.  "A bit grim" and "pretty creepy" would be significant understatements.
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« Reply #1081 on: January 30, 2014, 01:14:23 PM »

It's been a long time since I did the anime thing, but I've added it to the queue. 

Is there anything else in the last, say, 10 years that is "must see"?

Of the ones listed here, I would put Bebop and Escaflowne in that category.
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« Reply #1082 on: January 30, 2014, 01:36:04 PM »

Quote from: JCC on January 29, 2014, 08:03:52 PM

Has anyone seen the final, special episode of the IT crowd from last Fall? It's not on netflix. I was wondering if it was any good.

What???? I didn't know it existed, but now I must find it...
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« Reply #1083 on: January 30, 2014, 07:35:16 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 30, 2014, 01:14:23 PM

It's been a long time since I did the anime thing, but I've added it to the queue.  

Is there anything else in the last, say, 10 years that is "must see"?

Of the ones listed here, I would put Bebop and Escaflowne in that category.

If you're looking for series, these are the animes in the past 10 years that have impressed me the most:

  • The Last Exile; don't know how to describe, but it's for sure epic.
  • Samurai 7; a sort of steampunk retelling of Kurosawa's Seven Samurai
  • Samurai Champloo; Samurai revenge with hip hop thrown in (may already be on Netflix because it's available on netflix.ca)
  • Planetes;  blue collar sanitation workers on a space station -has to be seen to be believed
  • Darker Than Black; somewhat dark urban arcana (may also be on Netflix)
  • Technolyze; somewhat dark cyberpunk
  • Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex 2; IMO better than the 1st series
  • Gungrave; urban arcana/horror
  • Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit; historical fantasy set in feudal Japan and China

[Edit] I didn't include Attack of the Titans on my list because I already mentioned how excellent it is. Added 1 I missed. slywink

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« Reply #1084 on: January 30, 2014, 07:42:28 PM »

Quote from: kronovan on January 30, 2014, 07:35:16 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 30, 2014, 01:14:23 PM

It's been a long time since I did the anime thing, but I've added it to the queue.  

Is there anything else in the last, say, 10 years that is "must see"?

Of the ones listed here, I would put Bebop and Escaflowne in that category.

If you're looking for series, these are the animes in the past 10 years that have impressed me the most:

  • The Last Exile; don't know how to describe, but it's for sure epic.
  • Samurai 7; a sort of steampunk retelling of Kurosawa's Seven Samurai
  • Samurai Champloo; Samurai revenge with hip hop thrown in (may already be on Netflix because it's available on netflix.ca)
  • Planetes;  blue collar sanitation workers on a space station -has to be seen to be believed
  • Darker Than Black; somewhat dark urban fantasy (may also be on Netflix)
  • Technolyze; somewhat dark cyberpunk
  • Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex 2; IMO better than the 1st series
  • Gungrave; urban fantasy/horror

The anime series "Rideback" is on netflix, and is really good. Give it a shot, I'm glad I did.
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« Reply #1085 on: January 30, 2014, 07:53:35 PM »

Is any of the anime kinda like epic western adventures without the heroes being kids with spikey hair and big swords or small girls? Not judging, its just not for me.
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« Reply #1086 on: January 30, 2014, 07:54:07 PM »

Quote from: kronovan on January 30, 2014, 07:35:16 PM

  • Samurai Champloo; Samurai revenge with hip hop thrown in (may already be on Netflix because it's available on netflix.ca)
Yep, it's on Netflix.  I just finished it earlier in the week...excellent series.  Same director as Cowboy Bebop, with the same voice actor as Spike doing one of the leads.  
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« Reply #1087 on: January 30, 2014, 07:59:14 PM »

For anime Hunter x Hunter is fantastic, but not on Netflix.
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« Reply #1088 on: January 30, 2014, 08:00:33 PM »

Quote from: forgeforsaken on January 30, 2014, 07:59:14 PM

For anime Hunter x Hunter is fantastic, but not on Netflix.

HAHA, that wasn't for me, was it? Because I looked it up and it was a kid with spiky hair :-D
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« Reply #1089 on: January 30, 2014, 08:10:53 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on January 30, 2014, 07:53:35 PM

Is any of the anime kinda like epic western adventures without the heroes being kids with spikey hair and big swords or small girls? Not judging, its just not for me.

No, not really. You have to remember that anime features and series are primarily funded by Japanese companies and any production has to sell well in that maket. That market has really only proven to have a taste for westerns that have some twist on them or are cross-genre. So there's Trigun which has a lot of comedy, some steampunk and yeah, the wacky anti-hero with weird hair. There's also a fair amount of space cowboy like Cowboy Beebop and Oultaw Star. Usually when a Japanese producer gets an itch to produce something along the lines of a Western, it's almost always a Samurai movie - usually with a revenge story. Those are afterall the western equivalents for that culture.
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« Reply #1090 on: January 30, 2014, 08:25:32 PM »

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I've been watching The IT Crowd.  Funny, but I wish they hadn't written off a major character in the second season.  it was jarring and out of place for the character.  otherwise, I'm enjoying it.  

I'll dig up Attack on Titan later.  it gets mentioned a lot.  I want them to get the next season of Archer soon so I can binge on it.  

Unfortunately, FX is bad about putting there shows up in a timely fashion.  For example, they put up Season 8 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia in November after Season 9 had already ended.  They only just put up the second season of American Horror story, too.

As for IT Crowd, getting rid of that major character paved the way for a much better one (in the form of Matt Berry).  The show gets a lot better, too.
well, that's good news.  I've only watched a few with the newer guy, and I miss the old one.  mainly, I'm bummed that the cliffhanger of season 1 was left to hang.   also, the budget clearly jumps from S1 to S2 and it's a bit jarring when you watch them back to back.  like when Mac on IASiP went from normal sized to super sized.

I too am waiting for S9 of Sunny.

ok. the new guy is great.  I love the Employee of the month episode. so many great episodes
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« Reply #1091 on: January 30, 2014, 08:27:20 PM »

Thanks Kronovan - I figured as much, but who knew if there was a hidden treasure trove waiting to be found by me :-)
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« Reply #1092 on: January 30, 2014, 09:08:15 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on January 30, 2014, 07:53:35 PM

Is any of the anime kinda like epic western adventures without the heroes being kids with spikey hair and big swords or small girls? Not judging, its just not for me.
I dislike over exaggeration and super powered characters in anime as well.  Here are a couple I enjoyed:

Le Chevalier D'Eon - The story begins in Paris 1742, when the body of a woman named Lia de Beaumont is found in a casket floating along the Seine. The only clue regarding her death is the word "Psalms", which is written in blood on the lid of the casket. D'Eon de Beaumont, Lia's younger brother and a knight in service of King Louis XV, takes it upon himself to investigate his sister's mysterious death.

I thought the final couple episodes went a bit over the top with paranormal stuff but everything else was pretty great.  I especially loved the episodes in Russia that showed how Catharine the Great came to power.

The Last Exile - The story is set on the fictional world of Prester, where its inhabitants use aerial vehicles known as vanships as a means of transportation. On this world which is divided in eternal conflict between the nations of Anatoray and Disith, sky couriers Claus Valca and Lavie Head must deliver a girl who holds the key to uniting the two factions.

Technically this features pretty young teens as the protagonist but they are treated more as eyes to view the story from.  The bulk of the story centers on the war and features really unique airship style combat.
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« Reply #1093 on: January 30, 2014, 09:15:34 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on January 30, 2014, 08:27:20 PM

Thanks Kronovan - I figured as much, but who knew if there was a hidden treasure trove waiting to be found by me :-)

Do you like Firefly?  If so, you'll probably like Cowboy Bebop.
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« Reply #1094 on: January 30, 2014, 10:23:31 PM »

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Quote from: Razgon on January 30, 2014, 08:27:20 PM

Thanks Kronovan - I figured as much, but who knew if there was a hidden treasure trove waiting to be found by me :-)

Do you like Firefly?  If so, you'll probably like Cowboy Bebop.

There's not many angry kids with spiky hair or big swords in Bebop either.
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« Reply #1095 on: January 31, 2014, 03:03:51 AM »

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  • The Last Exile; don't know how to describe, but it's for sure epic.
  • Darker Than Black; somewhat dark urban arcana (may also be on Netflix)

I loved The Last Exile and went to the trouble of tracking down a copy of 'The Murata Range Complete Set Edition' on DVD back in 2008. And yes, Darker Than Black is on Netflix.
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« Reply #1096 on: January 31, 2014, 01:25:36 PM »

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Quote from: kronovan on January 30, 2014, 07:35:16 PM

  • The Last Exile; don't know how to describe, but it's for sure epic.
  • Darker Than Black; somewhat dark urban arcana (may also be on Netflix)

I loved The Last Exile and went to the trouble of tracking down a copy of 'The Murata Range Complete Set Edition' on DVD back in 2008. And yes, Darker Than Black is on Netflix.

Darker Than Black isn't on Netflix for me.
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« Reply #1097 on: January 31, 2014, 03:49:07 PM »

It's not on streaming, but you can get the DVD from Netflix, it appears.  

I just looked up the word "DVD" and found out that prior to streaming, people used to take physical discs and place them in what they called a "DVD player".  The disc would then display movies and shows on their tv.   icon_eek

...I'm so glad we've evolved past those barbaric days of yore.  
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« Reply #1098 on: January 31, 2014, 04:04:00 PM »

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Quote from: MonkeyFinger on January 31, 2014, 03:03:51 AM

Quote from: kronovan on January 30, 2014, 07:35:16 PM

  • The Last Exile; don't know how to describe, but it's for sure epic.
  • Darker Than Black; somewhat dark urban arcana (may also be on Netflix)

I loved The Last Exile and went to the trouble of tracking down a copy of 'The Murata Range Complete Set Edition' on DVD back in 2008. And yes, Darker Than Black is on Netflix.

Darker Than Black isn't on Netflix for me.

If you're also considering any of the others in the list I posted, I'd recommend viewing those before Darker than Black. It's an excellent anime, but it's a small notch below the others I listed.
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« Reply #1099 on: January 31, 2014, 04:07:52 PM »

I tried to find Last Exile on netflix streaming last night, but struck out.  Could it be under another name or it's original Japanese title?
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« Reply #1100 on: January 31, 2014, 04:12:56 PM »

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Quote from: kronovan on January 30, 2014, 07:35:16 PM

  • The Last Exile; don't know how to describe, but it's for sure epic.
  • Darker Than Black; somewhat dark urban arcana (may also be on Netflix)

I loved The Last Exile and went to the trouble of tracking down a copy of 'The Murata Range Complete Set Edition' on DVD back in 2008. And yes, Darker Than Black is on Netflix.

Darker Than Black isn't on Netflix for me.

Interesting... maybe they pulled it, yup DVD only now. Just checked my account and I streamed it on Netflix back in July of last year. Didn't recall it being that long ago.  icon_neutral

Last Exile is DVD only as well.
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« Reply #1101 on: January 31, 2014, 04:22:16 PM »

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Interesting... maybe they pulled it, yup DVD only now. Just checked my account and I streamed it on Netflix back in July of last year. Didn't recall it being that long ago.  icon_neutral

It disappeared on Netflix Canuckistan recently too.   icon_confused
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« Reply #1102 on: January 31, 2014, 06:47:33 PM »

If you just want to see if Last Exile is for you you can view the first episode on YouTube.
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« Reply #1103 on: February 03, 2014, 03:46:42 AM »

Man, how can they not have Groundhog Day available on February 2nd?  They've had it streaming before...
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Drops February 14th.  And apparently season 1 is available with Director commentary from David Fincher and Joel Schumacher.
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« Reply #1105 on: February 09, 2014, 06:30:23 AM »

Just watched "John Dies at the End".  Not sure if it was utterly brilliant or the stupidest thing I've ever seen.   saywhat
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« Reply #1106 on: February 09, 2014, 01:31:01 PM »

I just thought it was a fun film by the tried and true filmmaker Don Coscarelli.  Bubba Ho-Tep, the Phantasm series, even Beastmaster aren't going to win awards (although Bubba Ho-Tep and Bruce Campbell's Elvis should have), but they're very entertaining nonetheless.
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« Reply #1107 on: February 09, 2014, 03:25:45 PM »

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Just watched "John Dies at the End".  Not sure if it was utterly brilliant or the stupidest thing I've ever seen.   saywhat

Ah yes... watched that last year. In the same boat.  nod
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« Reply #1108 on: February 09, 2014, 03:49:24 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on February 09, 2014, 06:30:23 AM

Just watched "John Dies at the End".  Not sure if it was utterly brilliant or the stupidest thing I've ever seen.   saywhat

Probably about as a good a job that could be done with the book, though amongst the changes it lost one really big plot line.
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« Reply #1109 on: February 17, 2014, 05:11:37 AM »

Watched Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. This is the big budget Hansel & Gretel movie with Jeremy Renner - I noticed Netflix previously had several low budget versions on it. I dunno why I put this on my Netflix queue as it didn't look all the great from the trailers. So going in my expectations were pretty low. But it was actually a fun flick. Totally prosperous as the characters have all sorts of current day style weapons, and use current day expressions, and apparently have figured out how to make insulin. But once you go with it the movie is just nice, fun, mindless entertainment. There's some good fight sequences and the plot isn't actually all that bad, and it looks good to boot. Kinda the perfect Netflix film.
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« Reply #1110 on: February 18, 2014, 03:34:21 AM »

After hearing that Netflix was cutting 3D offerings I was surprised to find things like "The Croods" listed for show. It may be that where is up is just what is left in the pipeline.

Among them is something called "Scary Tales.". I watched the first episode and will watch the rest. It is a series about older versions of fairy tales. Each episode is divided into two segments. The first one dealt with Red Riding Hood, complete with cannibalism and and slaughter, and then the story of Bluebeard. During the segment there are interviews with people discussing the truth behind the stories and the state of the world at the time. I am looking foward to Cinderella's step sisters getting their eyes pecked out.
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« Reply #1111 on: February 18, 2014, 07:03:58 PM »

Quote from: Crawley on February 17, 2014, 05:11:37 AM

Watched Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. This is the big budget Hansel & Gretel movie with Jeremy Renner - I noticed Netflix previously had several low budget versions on it. I dunno why I put this on my Netflix queue as it didn't look all the great from the trailers. So going in my expectations were pretty low. But it was actually a fun flick...

Agreed. I actually enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. I put down my liking it to it reminding me of some of the settings and archetypes in P'n'P RPG's I've played. I really thought my son would appreciate it as much, but it only registered and "it's OK I guess" from him.
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« Reply #1112 on: February 20, 2014, 09:23:37 PM »

Was flipping through the movie titles to other day with the gf looking for something different and settled on "An Awkward Sexual Adventure".  Don't let the poor title drive you away. Although there is a fair amount of incidental nudity, the movie was much better than either of us anticipated.  I gave it a 4 out of 5.
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« Reply #1113 on: March 04, 2014, 05:20:07 PM »

Farscape popped back up in my recommended list last week.  I had tried getting through the first episode on three separate occasions, but the cheesy effects and sorta lackluster acting turned me off.  I decided I'd give it one more shot to see if it clicked...and it finally did.  Watched the first three episodes and I'm quite enjoying it now.  As long as I approach it knowing the whole thing is going to me somewhat silly, it's pretty fun.
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« Reply #1114 on: March 04, 2014, 05:27:07 PM »

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Farscape popped back up in my recommended list last week.  I had tried getting through the first episode on three separate occasions, but the cheesy effects and sorta lackluster acting turned me off.  I decided I'd give it one more shot to see if it clicked...and it finally did.  Watched the first three episodes and I'm quite enjoying it now.  As long as I approach it knowing the whole thing is going to me somewhat silly, it's pretty fun.

Farscape is great, and really picks up in season 2.  Scorpius is a great villain, and the show goes in some real interesting directions plot wise.  Things at the time would have been a one off and reset at the end of the episode in shows like Star Trek end up as season long problems.
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« Reply #1115 on: March 04, 2014, 05:44:30 PM »

The best thing about Farscape is Crichton's reactions to the everything around him.  It's often hilarious.  His attempts to apply pop culture references and humor to this alien environment makes for some great comedic episodes.  

The chemistry between the cast members was also a huge boost to the show's entertainment value. 

Also, the writers weren't afraid to go over the top.  The episode in which Crichton dreams he's in a looney tunes episode for the entire hour is a definite example of this.



And finally...Chiana.  Sweet, sweet Chiana.
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« Reply #1116 on: March 04, 2014, 06:38:31 PM »

it takes about 6 or so episodes before you go from 'why am I bothering' to 'glad I kept going'.  even my wife, who's only mildly interested in SF of any kind ranks this as one of her favorite series. 
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« Reply #1117 on: March 04, 2014, 07:33:26 PM »

Silence of the lambs added for march.

Been wanting to see it again.





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« Reply #1118 on: March 04, 2014, 10:32:31 PM »

The Clone Wars animated series is coming on March 7.  They'll have the first five seasons, the Clone Wars movie, and the unaired 13-episode sixth season.

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"Don't miss the wickedly talented Adela Dazeem in RENT, streaming now: http://nflx.it/1hHwPuf"  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #1119 on: March 05, 2014, 03:52:08 AM »

Quote from: EddieA on March 04, 2014, 10:32:31 PM

The Clone Wars animated series is coming on March 7.  They'll have the first five seasons, the Clone Wars movie, and the unaired 13-episode sixth season.

I was looking into buying these recently, but between the movie and the multiple series, I couldn't figure out where I was supposed to start.  Glad I waited.
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