Does anyone know when netflix will be changing up their anime? I've watched it all, and now I was just wondering how long I'd have to wait and what the titles of the anime are. So if anyone knows the names that be great
There has been very little dubbed anime the past few years - the Region One US Anime market collapsed faster than the rest of the world's markets did - and there's no sign of it returning anytime soon. And NF was never very good at restoring their older stuff as it wore out. Although recently Haibane-Renmei magically reappeared after years of being "unavailable". So, I have no faith that even the market will return, let alone if NF will ever purchase any - for IW or disc. But they did tend to only purchase anime that had been English dubbed.
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Unfortunately eviltimes is mostly correct. The North American anime industry is going through, lets call it shrinking pains. The early 2000's saw a huge anime boom in which many studio's started dubbing lots of anime. Unfortunately for people who enjoy English dubbed series, the fan fair has shifted, and I can't help but acknowledge that the igeneration an it's addiction to free fansubs certainly is part of this shift. Basically the most anime fans these days seem to get their media, 1. for free, and 2 subbed by other fans with a superiority complex. Unfortunately free is always more attractive than paying. Irregardless you do have many legal choices and the industry is slowly realizing that this word is a instant digital word. What does that mean?
Here is a list of places where you can watch anime streaming for free. Hope this was helpful.
Good call, Orion1
You know it's funny though, because I checked the series that Netflix does have and I was pretty impressed. Particularily with the fact that they have Monster completed. I didn't even realize that Viz had finished it. I havn't looked to see if it is subs only though or if it has a dub yet. Other titles was also impressed with include.
Mushishi, Macross Plus, Sky Crawlers, Grungrave, Moribito, Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro, FLCL, Dead Leaves, Last Exile, Full Metal Alchemist and it's remake Brotherhood, Elfen Lied, Trigun, Darker than Black, Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. I and II and the original movie, Gurren Lagann, Gun Slinger Girl, Baccano, Shigurui, Eden of the East, Spice and Wolf, Ouran High School Host Club, XxxHolic, Blood+, Casshern Sins, Ga-Rei Zero, Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo, Initial D, Phantom Requiem for the Phantom, Chobits, Blue Gender, and Rideback.
It appears to me that someone at Netflix knows their anime pretty well and is doing a decent job at getting some very good titles. I myself still need to finish Night Raid 1931 and Corpse Princess among a few others I didn't mention but it's not huge priority at this moment. I'm also still pushing through Naruto which is also conveniently on Netflix now. Maybe someday I'll actually make to Shippuden on Crunchy.
Yeah, with what must be a very small budget they manage to keep a respectable sampling available. If I didn't already own most of it or had rented the rest more that once...
But when HR came back from "unknown" I was quite astonished.
You know, with the economy and disasters the Japanese "seed money" to get anything started must be in short supply. Here's hoping our favorite artists get back to work in their tiny cubicles once again!
No worries I have faith. Every season a few great artists are still putting some interesting works out, and new animation houses like White Fox sprout up every once in a while adding some new flair to the industry. Hopefully fan service and moe/etchi minded fans won't be the last people purchasing anime, but unfortunately in Japan it certainly seems that way. Seinen and Josei titles have always been a hard sell with anime, but it seems that they are getting even harder with the state of industry.
I didn't know where to post this clip or even if anyone has mentioned Pacific Rim yet, but I enjoyed it quite a bit recently and have been queuing a few animes that might have inspired it. At any rate here's a recent clip of del Toro enjoying some of the things that inspired him:
I pre ordered Pacific Rim some time ago. Once I saw the trailer I knew it was going to be Evangelion - live action, but the closest to EVA we'll ever get.
Also I will add an article I ran across on a SF blog about anime. He seems to know more about the genre that I do, although I've seen some of the more famous anime. I have my own favorites, and I'm looking for more to add to the queue. The best anime posting is directly below the Michael Ansara RIP article:
I just recently added: Memories, Paprika, and Neon Genesis Evangelion. Any other recs?
An excellent source book is The Anime Encyclopedia Revised & Expanded Edition by Jonathan C.... From 1917 up through the early 2000's - has short descriptions and is mostly nuetral (they manage to restrain themselves) when it comes to opinion. Also includes biographies and histories of Anime Houses, Production Companies and the Famous. It will answer almost all your factual questions and is very informative.
Everybody who's discovered anime has a bias. Mine is I have a high standard. I only discovered it about Y2K (Adult Swim - Cowboy Bebop) and have watched a lot, if not all of what NF had on discs during that decade. I was insatiable (if that's the right word). In my opinion it's the same as every other art form: 99.999% of it's shit.
So this is what I own and I only regret Redline (might have been a gift, I don't remember.)
Blood+ 50 ep bootleg
Blood the Last Vampire (2001) anime BluRay
Blue Submarine No. 6
Cowboy Bebop The Movie
Cowboy Bebop The Series
Vision of Escaflowne 26 eps
FLCL Fooly Coolly
Ghost in the Shell original release
Ghost in the Shell (1995 special edition 2004)
Ghost in the Shell 2: Inosensu (2004)
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence fansub R2 english dub (2005)
Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008) BluRay
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2009) BluRay
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig
GITS: SAC 2nd Gig laughing man fansubs
GITS: SAC Solid State Society
GITS: SAC Solid State Society R2 fansub
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Grave of the Fireflies
Haibane Renmei 2 disc set
Jin Roh the Wolf Brigade
Neon Genesis Evangelion: platinum edition
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth
Neon Genesis Evangelion: End of Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Resurrection Dir Cut eps 21-23
Evangelion 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone BluRay
Evangelion 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance BluRay
Evangelion 3.33 fansub
RahXephon complete collection: 26 eps and the movie
Read Or Die OVA
R.O.D. the TV
Reign: The Conqueror (Alexander) fansub
Serial Experiments: Lain BluRay /DVD/Book Box Set
The Sky Crawlers BluRay
Texhnolyze original individual discs and ost
Witch Hunter Robin
Wolf’s Rain Complete 30 eps
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Add to that over 50 soundtrack CDs. As has often been said:
How to rate? Stand Alone Complex, Bebop, FLCL, Lain, Porco Rosso. If you watch Grave of the Fireflies and don't cry you are not human. I seem to like the cop shows and sci fi stuff. And the only Miyazaki I like is his earlier (and his personal favorite) Red Pig - every other fan drools over the old man, but Disney has bought him up. Evangelion was supposed to be the end all of giant robot shows and not only did it spawn a legion of imitations, it itself never ends!
Don't like all the panty shots and giant boobs stuff, or all the love stories for pre teens (His and Her Circumstances - watch as I find cover from the fan's katana blades!) The silly copies of Evangelion and Bebop that never end. The silly comedies (only comedy anime I ever liked was FLCL, and that's funny). Can't stand most of the anti American stuff (Barefoot Gen - oops, ducking again!) Escaflowne is for kids, but I have 6 CDs of the music!
Orion1 would completely disagree with me (well, 99.999%, anyway).
So, find what you like. NF used to have a lot of good stuff on discs.
Golly EV, I guess it boils down to personal taste, but Grave of the Fireflies didn't do it for me. What I enjoyed more was Barefoot Gen, but I've only read those in manga form, not seen the anime. It was pretty harrowing. The opposite side to that coin would be from an American angle on the war, like in the book, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand ( just look up the title, she also wrote, Seabiscuit). Though I don't view her book as propaganda.
The only objection to some anime I've found is some of the voices for the characters. They've gotten better at it, but I prefer an adult voice to sounds adult, some of the European animation does a better job at that, so does Disney/Pixar.
I don't understand that whole panty shots thing, giant boobs--I would guess that's some sort of fetish thing or maybe cultural? Some of that stuff doesn't translate.
Thanks for the recs though. I'll check out the book too. There was a place on the web where you could read some of that manga on the web, though I bought most of mine. I started to read some of the Buddha stuff online, it's quite a few volumes, but it's a bit problematic--not like reading in your easy chair.