Paprika was awesome.
The DVD for this has english subtitles or spoken language, whichever way you want it.
Weak on story, great on visuals like most anime. Looks like you can watch all of Redline on youtube.
Still the best anime movie ever made. Great story, excellent visuals.
Anyone have movie suggestions?
Paprika was awesome.
The DVD for this has english subtitles or spoken language, whichever way you want it.
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Ghost in the Shell(s) and pretty much every Ghibli movie is "good".
That thread comes at an interesting time because I was considering starting a similar one. I saw several anime movies recently and realized I had not seen much in the past few years (and they are very rarely distributed in theater around here if they are not by Ghibli), so I made a list of 50ish movies released in the past 3 years and started digging. Brief comments incoming for the good ones, I let you right click google the titles to know more:
Note: my rating system: yuck, meh, and then one to four stars. I only list here recent movies that were three or four stars.
Kaguya Hime no Monogartari (Tales of the Princess Kaguya): Ghibli by Takahata, based on the oldest known written japanese fiction or something. A poor bambou cutter find a little princess that turns into a human baby and decides to make a princess out of her. A pretty impressive hand-drawn children book look to it with remarkable animation (there is notably a flight sequence in the middle of the movie that is breath taking). The story is pretty dark and feels like a compilation of folk tales (no surprise at it's what it is) more than a well built coherent story, but still three stars.
Momo e no Tegami (A Letter to Momo): By the director of Jin-Roh but with preciously nothing in common. It's a coming of age movie centered on a 13 year old girl moving with her mom to an island in japanese inner sea. It takes a turn toward the fantasy/comedy as the old house they movie in is haunted by spirits. But what do they want?? The resolution is a bit over the top, which is strange because the rest of the movie is very subtle and amusing. Three stars.
Koto no Ha no Niwa (The Garden of Words): 50ish minutes movie by Makoto Shinkai that chronicles the meetings of a young woman and a teenager in a park on rainy days. The very subtle, delicate and original writing of Shinkai along with spectacular production (the backgrounds are 2D painting based on photos that are sometimes mapped on 3D models, it's jaw dropping stuff time and time again). Three stars.
Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children): Let's start by the problem. This is a werewolf story (or more exactly a story involving werewolves), the character design for the wolf forms is a bit crap and at times (luckily very rarely) it steps dangerously into furry territory. Other than that, it is an amazing movie about the struggles of a single mom and about choosing the life you want to live. What surprised me the most though is the quality, inventiveness and grace of the film making. Four stars!
Niijiro Hotaru (Rainbow Fireflies): A kid who lost his father has an accident and is sent several decades in the past to live the last summer of a village that will be sunken by a dam. Strange premise and strange character design for this coming of age story that never really goes were you expect it. Including in its epilogue that turns into a grand final. Three stars.
Kokurikozaka kara (From Up On Poppy Hill): Ghibli by Miyazaki (Gor˘ no Hayao). It's a teenage students romance set in the early 60s. It is absolutely brilliant, because the story is both haunted by the long lasting consequences of WWII and energized by a post war generation that has an unquenchable thirst to live. Four stars!
Summer Wars, Sword of the Stranger, Cowboy Bebop Movie (just cause). There's a lot of decent and okay ones out there but Ghibli has a monopoly on the really good visual storytelling ones.
Let me list some older and less slice-of-life'ish movies:
Akira and Ghost in the Shell got mentioned already, so let me add:
Patlabor and Patlabor 2: The first is a detective story of sorts and the second is a refection on war. Giant robots in both, but not exactly action packed.
The Castle of Cagliostro: This is the ultimate action/adventure/romance/comedy/fun movie. A young Miyazaki at the helm of these crazy adventures of a thief trying to steal a mysterious treasure as well as the heart of a princess. Probably a bit dated technically, but it's Lupin the 3rd!
Macross Plus: The Movie: Giant robots, drama, future pop, the ghosts of youth and the love of flight. Shinichir˘ 'Cowboy Be-Bop' Watanabe co-directs, Y˘ko Kanno on the soundtrack, what a ride!
Mind Game: The strangest comedy, mixing art styles and animation techniques to tell the psychedelic story of a loser in search for the meaning of his life (includes a trip to the heavens and being swallowed by a whale). Expect the unexpected in the most Bill Plymptonian of anime!
Perfect Blue: Hitchcockian thriller by the late Satoshi Kon about a stalked japanese idol... or is it about an idol becoming crazy? Or both? A bit roughly animated, but dark, poignant and allready packed with Kon's brillance.
Tokyo Godfathers: A hobo, a transvestite and a runaway girl find a baby in a dumpster... it's a christmas movie! Probably the less Kon'ian of Kon's movies, but a funny comedy and heartwarming tale all the same.
Ninja Scroll: ninja + fantasy + a healthy dose of blood and sex. Need I say more?
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Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu (The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya) my wife watched the series, i didn't, with that i don't think you need the series to follow the movie.
No OVA's right?
Jin-Roh The Wolf Brigade is probably one of my all time favorites
No one mentioned "Princess Mononoke" or "Spirited Away" ?
I'm pretty much out of the loop when it comes to jap animations, recent i saw was albator and it was pretty nostalgic.
Some little youtube picks.
All the movies from Satoshi Kon are awesome, perfect blue, millenium actress, tokyo godfathers, paprika. Haven't seen : Beyond the Cloud : the promised land mentionned, which is a good SF anime, Wonderful Days was also quite nice. Armitage if you enjoy oldschool cyberpunk. I do like Final Fantasy : Spirits within, didn't like the other FF movie as much. You can check Tales of Earthsea if you enjoyed Ursula K. Le Guin book.
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If you're looking for something really new, Appleseed Alpha was pretty good. It's a prequel to Appleseed (2004), and not nearly as good as that one, but I found it entertaining enough. About the only criticism I had about the CGI is that the mo-cap stuff looks really good while everything else that had to be animated by hand seems to have too few frames.
Something else I didn't see mentioned yet: Black Rock Shooter. Definitely a style-over-substance anime, but I don't care. That's exactly what I look for.
There's a ton of new CG anime like Appleseed Alpha and Captain Harlock... none have been particularly good. Anime's in a lost decade now, which is a shame since the 90's were considered the second golden age of japanese cinema pretty much solely because of anime. I blame moe waifu and tsundere shit.... even the deconstructionist moe shit is still moe shit. All the recent tsundere stuff is derivative of the worst harem shit from the 90s too.
EDIT as far as recs go, dunno if anyone's recommended Wings of Honneamise yet. Arguably Gainax at its hand-drawn best which you can watch on Hulu subbed in its entirety. It's basically about a fictional country's dysfunctional, underfunded space program and its first attempt to get a man in orbit.
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Guess I haven't really looked that closely. The last fully-CG movie I watched before Appleseed Alpha was the Tekken movie (which was awful). Appleseed just caught my eye because it was featured on PS Store for a while and I'm a huge fan of the 2004 movie.
Can't really disagree about the rest, though not for quite the same reasons. For normal full-season anime I used to watch at least 3-4 things per season, now I often go 3-4 seasons without watching any of it at all. Still possible for things to surprise me now and then though; Kill la Kill for instance.
Oh yeah just caught Kill La Kill recently actually. I loved Dead Leaves to hell but somehow Kill La Kill kinda got under the radar for me.
I just saw Starship Troopers: Invasion the other day and that's a CG movie by the same director and the same studio as the 2004 Appleseed movie, the recent Appleseed Alpha and the CG Captain Harlock. ST:I was so lame (even if you don't take the scenario and the voice acting into account) that it certainly did not make me want to see any of the others.
To put good animes into this post I'll add another couple slice of life ones:
Tonari no Yamada-kun (My Neighbors the Yamada): Lesser known Ghibli movie by Takahata, based on a comic strip about the every day life of a family. Very funny and still, at times, poignant and even inspiring. Very original 'fast sketch' visual style.
By˘sohu 5 senchimŕtoru (5 centimeters per second): 60ish minutes drama by Makoto Shinkai. Three short stories: a kid goes on a trip to meet his girl neighbor who moved away, two teenagers flirt with each other, a lonely man wonder what became of the woman he loved. Masterful tearjerker, technically top notch and with one of the best anime song ever (along with the likes of Voices in Macross Plus).
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Back in the 1980's anime was a lot different. There was a lot of stuff for adult men.
From Wikipedia, Makie is taken prisoner by a tentacle to be punished for her "crimes" against the Black World by being repeatedly raped
Good visuals, story is pretty good. Misogynistic as hell. It's almost 30 years old so the animation is a little wonky.
Surprised no one mentioned Berserk: The Golden Arc, 3 movies Egg of the King, Battle for Doldrey, and Advent
The Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn movie series is pretty good if you like Gundam, or are into the UC timeline. Probably some of the best Gundam animation to date.
The Evangelion movies are good too, arguably better than the series. More so just puts more detail, and is going further than the series.
Eden of the East? Think that is the name, it has some good movie spin offs but I think it requires you to watch the anime..
Also I'll never understand why Evangelion is considers good, fuckin horrible main character surrounded by the dumbest cast of illogical fucks.
I think it is a love/hate relation with Eva, the series I think is a huge contributor for that. That ending was pure balls(supposed low budget, and thats where it shows), and makes you feel like you wasted a huge amount of time and is definitely the definition of anti-climatic. EoE was essentially the reworked ending, but was just a giant middle finger instead from Anno. Only way I made peace with the ending was believing that Shinji really did die, cause hes a bitch. I think the praise mostly comes from how influential the original series was regarding the mid 90's. It's a deconstruction of harem and mecha type animes, also tackles things like philosophy and religion. A lot of animes after have pull some sort of influences from it. But for the most part, it's Anno that really makes it what it is, his direct response to the whole thing regarding fans and fame. He is someone who has openly stated he despises the otaku culture, and goes on from there to gold trolling. But who the hell am I kidding, I don't endorse it as the greatest thing ever. It has about the same amount of acclaim as Madoka, and I dragged my face through the first three episodes to only happily continue when Mami got her shit bit off.
The Rebuild is just good animation, same bitchass Shinji to hate. Still has one of the greatest conceptual design for a mech, let alone a biomech going berserk mode. I usually dislike a lot mechs out side of maybe the realm of Universal Century, Macross, VOTOMs, and Patlabor.
edit; Also if it isn't a selling factor, Kazuya Tsurumaki of FLCL fame is also behind the animation for Rebuild.
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Macross is my jam - also they recently had a mech show where the guy comes from the future into the past, that series was pretty tits also - I dont mind mech shows but its not something i like to watch alot off because most of it comes out pretty derpy. Knights of Sidonia is considered a mech show and its on Netflix, not a movie but its pretty awesome.
Ive tried watching Eva a few times, and each time i spend more time wondering why its loved instead of trying to get immersed into it.
Space Battleship Yamato recently had a bunch of released in the form of BD's, its an old story retold as far as i know.
Macross Plus is a decent old-school movie, has some pretty good aerial battles in it.
I love redline. movie is so fking good.
Macross is so good. Not sure of that one, the last one I was really excited for but I didn't watch was Break Blade, I watched the OVAs before. I think last season? they officially started releasing a series, I don't know how much it differed, if not just lose actual animation quality for a tv slot.
Knights of Sidonia is greatness, Nihei's work is amazing. I wish we got to see either Blame! or Biomega, but Sidonia is next best.
I'll also endorse Redline, definitely one of my favorite animators currently(Koike). He's also slated to direct Lupin the Third: Jigen's Gravestone; much excite. Another work of his for an opening for the movie Party 7, which was actually directed(Ishii) by the guy who did the screen play for Redline.
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Fantastically animated with a sandbox world type of feel. Two brothers, Kuro and Shiro, fight to keep control of the streets of Takaramachi from groups of warring gangs. Some amazingly well animated fight scenes.
Sword of the Stranger
Follows Kotaro, a young boy who is hunted by a group of swordsmen from Ming Dynasty China for mysterious reasons. Among the group is a fearsome Western fighter named Luo-Lang, whose only desire is to find a worthy opponent. Due to circumstances, Kotaro and his dog meet Nanashi, a nameless ronin who is haunted by memories of his past which have led him to avoid drawing his sword ever again. Again really well animated fight sequences
Upon reaching the train station to death, a dejected soul is informed that he is 'lucky' and will have another chance at life. He is placed in the body of a 14-year-old boy named Makoto Kobayashi, who has just committed suicide. Watched over by a neutral spirit named Purapura, the soul must figure out what his greatest sin and mistake in his former life was before his time limit in Makoto's body runs out.
A Letter to Momo
Momo Miyaura is a shy and imaginative 11-year-old girl who is suffering because of her father's recent death and the resultant extreme changes in her life. From the big city of Tokyo, Momo's family moves to her mother's childhood home, a remote island named Shio where she stumbles upon another world of beings.
Wings of Honneamise
In an alternative Earth, a young astronaut participates in a controversial fledgling space program. Well animated and wonderfully fleshed out world. Feels like (and is as good as) a Ghibli move, but it's not.
Memories is made up of three separate science-fiction stories. In the first, "Magnetic Rose," four space travelers are drawn into an abandoned spaceship that contains a world created by one woman's memories. In "Stink Bomb," a young lab assistant accidentally transforms himself into a human biological weapon set on a direct course for T˘ky˘. The final episode, "Cannon Fodder," depicts a day in the life of a city whose entire purpose is the firing of cannons at an unseen enemy.
Filled with the stylings of art deco, 20's swing styled jazz, and references to sumerian mythology, Metropolis is a wonderful experience in any genre. Taking place in Metropolis, a multi layered city reminiscent of a hybrid cross between "Blade Runner" Los Angeles and a level out of "Sonic 2" where robots serve man as a segregated lower working class. Keichi and his uncle are thrust into a world of mystery as they stumble upon a newly developed robot girl Tima, who just might be the link between two worlds
Origins Spirits of the Past
Takes place on a future Earth where genetically engineered plants have taken control of vast portions of the biosphere. Two friends, Agito and Cain, live in the tiny and relatively primitive Human zone. After the stumble upon a relic from the past deep within the woods, they are caught up in a conflict between radical human factions and sapient plant life. I thought it started very well and established a very interesting world but petered out toward the end
Crying Freeman, oldschool but great. Crying Freeman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia6 episodes and a live action movie.
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"It's better to look ugly and win, than pretty and lose."
Never really got in to anime, but have watched a few. Metropolis and Spirited Away were cool, does Triplets of Belleville count as anime? Really like that one for some reason, the art was wonky and the story was enjoyable, it was impressive how good it was and there is almost no dialogue at all. Saw them all in this tiny, really old, ran down theater in Indianapolis owned by some guy in his 70s/80s that only played animes, weird independent films, etc...pretty cool place.
Stuff I watched at home that I actually stuck with were Elfen Lied and Berserk. Elfen Lied had some pretty cool art, and some nice psychotic overly violent moments but every time the chicks gigantic tits popped out of her shirt I got worried someone would walk in the room and think I was a Searyx. Still mad Berserk just ended. I loved that series but wasn't committed enough to pick up the Manga to keep going.
Just watched Wings of Honneamise on hulu. Great movie. The attempted rape scene was a little much. lol
LOL wtf, all of Otaku No Video is on youtube? It's the ultimate mockumentary about the birth of the 90's anime heyday in Japan...it's mostly animated but it does have filmed documentary segments about otaku (including a couple americans who moved to japan) and even became famous for exposing the insane cell theft trade. Essentially it's an autobiographical film about the creation of GAINAX: the main char is based on Hideaki Anno, and his fat dude sidekick is the guy who eventually becomes famous for fighting a trollwar on 2chan and resigning after he called it "like putting ones face next to an anus and breathing deep" whilst defending Gurenn Lagann's pilot. Ironically, dude was right, Gurenn Lagann became one of Gainax's greatest hits.
Anyways, the movie is pretty famous for satirizing a lot of the huge egos in the Tokyo animation industry and even has a few rising stars who would eventually found BONES, production IG, madhouse and other younger studios:
This far in and no one has mentioned "Howl's Moving Castle" yet? Blasphemy!
Also, "Ninja Scroll" and of course "Akira."
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The Tale of Princess Kaguya cost $50m to make and grossed $25m in Japan. It's pretty crazy when you consider that in Japan:
Poppy Hill $56m
The Wind Rises $120m
When Marnie Was There, the latest Ghibli movie, also does not look like it will draw much people. But still, The Wind Rises has a budget of $30m ($22m for Poppy Hill and Earthsea) and these gross numbers are domestic only and theaters only, so I am not exactly sure what their deal is. Only they totally messed up the royalties on the toy lines or foreign rights of their movies, it does not seem at first glance that even two under performing movies in a row could kill the studio. Another possibility is that these wikipedia/box office mojo numbers are extremely bogus or that their financial troubles are not related to the movie production. A third one is that they are not in financial troubles and it's just about shareholders being shareholders ("Wouldn't two guy in an office just managing the royalties of previous works be a lot more cost efficient than making new works?").
Hayao Miyazaki is what 75? Japanese are like elves though and 75 is like 35 in the U.S. And besides him there is one other great animator at Ghibli, I think he did Grave of the Fireflies.
I've been listening to some anime podcasts and to get a profit on some of these movies, it's not as simple as you'd think. Some depend a lot on foreign licensing. And that competes with torrents, etc.
All I know is that it would be a shame if Ghibli shut down.
I have a bad news for you: Miyazaki is 73 and Takahata who did Graves and the recent Kaguya is 78.
The future at Ghibli are Miyazaki's son Gor˘ (Earthsea, Poppy Hill) and Hiromasa Yonebayashi who directed Arrietty and the recent Marnie. Both in their '40s.
My question is, are we still going to see a Nausicaa sequel of some sort. For the most part of the whole Ghibli closing its doors was mostly to stop generating new movies, versus maintaining its older IP; if not to regain ground of where the studio will go after Miyazaki actually departs copmletely. Also read somewhere that they'll be focusing on series? versus actual movies? Idk where I read that, but I think they have a series coming out relatively within the next season or so, based off a childrens book. But also on the whole Nausicaa, Miyazaki gave the greenlight to Anno to basically making the sequel, whom was also the key animator for the first and unrelated MC voice actor for The Wind Rises.
Regardless, in due time we'll end up seeing movies from them again, maybe contracting people outside of Ghibli to put the Studio Ghibli brand on it(Heres to hoping Akiyuki Shinbo, if they can pull him away from strong otaku style.) Similar to how we see Disney with the likes of Pixar, I think this is part of the whole on going Miyazaki retirement with now Takahata right behind him. It would be devastating for it to outright disappear, being such a strong household name, and a very important studio to the likes of any animator in existence right now.
I'm only pissed cause to this day, Lupin the Third Castle of Cagliostro never gets recognized, maybe because its one part MonkeyPunch, but still god damnit, the greatness.
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Apparently it's more about taking a break to figure out what to do next: Studio Ghibli Is Not Dead Yet
As for Castle of Cagliostro, I think it's a mix between not being a Ghibli movie (it started with Castle in the Sky) and not having some of the most obvious miyazakiesque themes and aesthetic (like Nausicań who is also not a Ghbli movie, but that is based on an universe that Miyazaki used in a couple manga). You will noticed though that it was quoted on post 6 of this thread by yours truly so 'never' is a bit strong a word!
Lol yeah I just found the tumblr translation version with some additives beyond that article. Supposedly there are a bit of job cuts going on and such due to revenue, and they're looking or were talking about basically going back to what the Studio use to be when they were basically pulling in freelance artists. I tried finding it but can't :c But I feel I wasn't too far off the mark with Ghibli working like Disney/Pixar and pull in other animators, writers, ect and i'm really hoping they'll try to do a sense of collaborative works with all the animators within Japan(and maybe outside), cause there are a ton of amazing animators over there.
Shinbo being foremost favorite of mine, pound for pound style. Most notable fame, Magicia Madoka, but personal favorite Sensei Zetsubou. Be weird to pull him from the heavily otaku and ecchi like scenario, but his animation work is amazing. His use of bring in the real life inside the animation, static patterns, and vectored colors and shapes, as well as a lot of calligraphy cuts.
Then a rising favorite, Masaaki Yuasa(whom also has influences from Cagliostro XD) notable works being recently onboard for Space Dandy, Mind Game, Tatami Galaxy, Kaiba and most recently Ping Pong the Animation, which was real good 12ep. Hes extremely good at making colorful acid trip like sequences, heavily used in Dandy. Great use of color and just overall woobly effects. If you've seen Champloo, he was the animating director for Ep9, which was the episode Mugen finds the tribe of mountain monks? and they're growing a field of pot, shit burns down sequence pursues. I think Yuasa might fit better as a collaborative effort with Ghibli has his body of work is pretty diverse and can definitely deliver a very enjoyable film geared towards a young audience, while remaining adult like themes.
And of course if you've seen Mindgame, you know. Thats is a movie thats definitely worth a watch.
And I saw <33, was more meaning towards articles that praise Ghibli, its never mentioned. It recently got its collectors edition made, still waiting for mine to arrive. Comes w/ multi-audio track with Hayter and Yamada(i'd imagine other languages, I just don't know their VA's), and should come w/ a small artbook with a bunch of movie posters and other artworks revolving around the movie.
i'm in the minority, i rarely like a ghibli movie, usually the stories are steeped in waist deep in old folklore, and isn't compelling. trust me, i've given nearly every ghibli a movie a chance since i saw grave of the fireflies over 20 years ago, who shows that shit to a 10 year old? (my sister thats who, she was awesome got me all the latest animes in the 90s) but man these ghibli movies are hard to watch, maybe i need a spawn to watch it with.
So you could show grave of the fireflies to your kid?
I take it back about the patlabor 2 movie. It's adult, but the story is really dry with all of the action in the last 20 minutes. Well animated and lots of cool robots.
Going to watch Doomed Megalopolis tonight.
Doomed megalopolis is an absolute masterpiece... dunno if it had been rec'd earlier but it's definitely one of the top 5 from the 90's. Huge oversight on my part.
Watch it subbed but I recall the old dubbed version wasn't a complete travesty. Definitely subbed if you can find it.
From the '90s there was a lesser known movie that I really enjoyed back then, but I don't remember it much, so maybe take it with a grain of salt: Venus Wars. Anyone saw that?
Yeah... It had been based on the latest manga from the creator of Gundam, but it had these massive ogre-like tanks vs mono bikes instead of mecha and space zionists. The movie was kinda disjointed but did a fair attempt at adapting the manga.
Initial D, the racing anime, is getting restarted. The anime finished, so they're telling the whole story again with a series of animated movies. Trying to bring in new viewers by making it flashy and such. You may like that. I think the first one hits theaters next month.
God damn, Ko Dokomo made this thread his bitch. Awesome list man.
Porco Rosso is awesome.
Watched Tekkon Kinkreet. Very good, wonder why I've never heard about it? It's focused on two kids but it has adults and they act like adults. The art is stylized a bit but I like it, characters look more Japanese than European.
Maybe it had licensing issues?
Also the director has a European name. I wonder how he got the job, did he fund the project?
He's an american, i think the Japanese director just found interest in him through his previous software/cgi work he did. It also probably gave them a nice appeal to EU/NA by having somebody like him on the directorial team.
Great movie though, it's definitely up there on my favorites.
The girl who leapt through time
FF7: Advent Children (i'd still classify it as anime)
are all super good, but Spirited Away is by far my favorite.
Casshern the live action film is also one of my favorites, although it's a live action movie based on an anime.
the video clip for Ken Ishii's Extra - the first person scenes, that aged pretty well, were jaw dropping stuff at the time).
Anyway, the american guy (Michael Arias) was very high in the food chain when the movie was in production. I went and dug up for you a catalog from the 1999 Annecy animation film festival because I saw both Arias and Morimoto there as they were part of a panel on new tech in animation in Japan. In it, Morimoto presents Arias as 'the director Michael Arias who is responsible for computer graphics.' So maybe Arias was the director all along? Anyway, there was a funny anecdote they shared during the conference, they were working on a shot of one of the character facing wind and I am not sure if it was the hair or a piece of cloth, but they tinkered again and again with their 3D plugin to make it look good and then they said 'fuck it' and Morimoto drew it by hand in 5 minutes!
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Can one of you please satiate my desire to find a movie that is similar to Phantasy Star. Magic, Medieval, Hidden futuristic Tech, monsters. +nets!!!
Last exile maybe. More streampunky than phantasy star tho.
Last Exile was awesome, but it's an Anime (26 episdooes?) as opposed to a Movie.
I don't really know what would work for you. Maybe if you wanted to do some old shit, Robotech would be up your alley. They had a few movies and a few anime series as well.
I really had never heard of Guin Saga. Dont ask me why, cause it sounds like I should have. Like the longest fucking book series in the world or some crazy shit. Author couldnt even finish the series cause they got sick.
Record of Lodoss War is about the closest out of the recommendations from you guys, but thanks for trying. I tried a couple random chat rooms where you can watch anime series for free, but they were just as stumped.
I have no idea why Im craving it > Phantasy Star was just like.. my thing when I was kid with my trusty Sega Genesis. Never got into PSO though. Star Ocean was the last game that really reminded me of Phantasy Star. But then again, I dont play games that much anymore.
Iria: The Zeiram Animation is... kind of phantasy starry?
That could scratch his hitch for a bit indeed!
Vampire Hunter D had a couple of good movies. Sort of medieval/magic/tech I suppose.
As for a series, maybe Scrapped Princess? Its decent.
I just got done watching Sword of the Stranger.
Great suggestion, thanks.
The place promised in our early days (Kumo no Mukō, Yakusoku no Basho) was decent movie as far as anime sci-fi goes. really well animated and drawn. princess mononoke and grave of the fireflies are also pretty good.
The Place that was Promised is actually a fairly bloated big-budget reward project for its director Makoto Shinkai after he turned everyone's heads for his infinitely superior first OVA: Voices of a Distant Star.
Unbelievably, Shinkai created Voices of a Distant Star by himself (his girlfriend voiced the female) with his PC and a copy of Lightwave. It's a hard sci-fi space opera with the usual Japanese highschool romance epic. But it builds on some classic sci-fi tropes like time dilation and some old-school space battles.
Looks like you can watch the first ep online: Crunchyroll - Watch Voices of a Distant Star Episode 1 - Voices of a Distant Star
It's a short film. It's probably called episode 1 because of the way things are stored on crunchyroll. Also I think there are two versions: The 'made at home' one with his wife and him doing the voices and a remastered one using a voice actors.
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I dont know why, but Ive loved Vampire Hunter D for ages it seems like. Some of the other stuff Ive seen so far has been ok. Watched a couple episodes of each suggestion. Iria isnt exactly what Im looking for but it definitely gets pretty close - Ive been watching the hell out of it. Never realized you could find all this anime for free without actively pirating any of it.
My daughter and I finished watching A Letter to Momo today. It was a really good movie, and she enjoyed seeing the 3 "creatures", whatever you want to call them.
You might want to check out "Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki - Wolf Children", pretty good light-hearted movie in that area.
Light-hearted is not the word I would use to describe a movie about the struggles of a single mother and the difficulties of finding your place when you grow up different than other kids!
The girl's antics totally make the movie!
Speaking of not light hearted movies, Makoto Shinkai's best didn't seemed to be posted: 5 CM's Per Second (well he released it in three different segments then a final one hour ish movie). His earlier two movies which were posted here were great too, especially the "voices of a distant star" but he didn't have much resources for that. They did redo it with professional voice actors like the version i saw but the animation was still just himself.
5 CM's is imo his magnum opus it was the culmination of his unique story telling along with his abilities as an animator with proper resources (which again is small comparatively in team size but his work is amazing). Pretty good story, the end is somewhat confusing but it makes sense when you think about it. The only hint I can give is the following: In the very last second of the final montage look at the main dude's facial expression.
The Garden of Word's by Shinkai was equally gorgeous and the story was good but not at the same level as 5 CM. I would still watch it because it's only 40 minutes of quality.
Last edited by Kaio; 09-01-2014 at 07:57 AM.
Posts 19 and 4 of the thread, just sayin', just sayin'
Necro this ish! just watched all the Ghibli ones.
She also told me that she refuses to watch it again because of how sad it made her, but I really liked it. Thanks for the suggestion.
For the Major ? I don't really see it.
Well.. if it means she'll be running around naked for two thirds of the movie sign me in.
I just marathoned 2nd Gig over the past 3 nights. Fuck such a good show. The two season are in my HOF pyramid. I don't know if there is a perfect casting. The world has to be right. If it's after the movie source material we won't get to see the rest of Section 9. But we'll get Batou.
A war is coming, I've seen it in my dreams. Fires sweeping over the Earth, bodies in the streets, cities turned to dust... retaliation.
Hollywood is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until everything you love is dead.
By the director of Snow White and the Huntsman! That's promising! In all fairness though the latest live action efforts by Oshii have been pretty bad, so even him doing the live action version of his anime would have been bad news. The music must be Kenji Kawai though or some serious heavyweight like maybe Howard Shore.
I am not sure who I would recommend for the job, but probably not Rithy Panh. He is an amazing cambodian director (in fact the only contemporary cambodian director well known internationally), but his forte is documentaries about the life in Cambodia after the Khmer Rouge. I guess that's as good a time as any to recommend Rithy Panh's 'S21: The Khmer Rouge Death Machine' that contain one of the most amazing shot in the history of film. For the more adventurous I also enjoyed 'The Burnt Theater'.
there's hope he directed this
Also seems like he was married to snow whites mother (liberty ross) and cheated on her with snow white (kristen stewart), while filming.
sure why not.
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