ummm, thats an ignorant statement.Originally posted by Gallstaff@Feb 13, 2003 @ 12:55 AM
...I hate dragonball z too, who doesn't?...
Akira is a fantastic movie, but not one to see if you just want a good time. It's really a sci-fi/horror hybrid, and much of the story can be difficult to follow due to the fact that they tried to cram something like 4 volumes of manga into 2 hours (if you've seen LotR and had trouble keeping track of what the hell was going on, Akira will likely inspire much the same feeling if you don't know anything about the backstory going in). Akira was a lot of peoples' introduction to anime, and I'd recommend it in terms of something that would shatter preconceptions about what kinds of stories and themes animation can convey (as well as the kind of production value an animated film can have; Akira is truly stunning in places), but given your qualifiers I don't think it's appropriate.Akira - Best...movie...EVER! Ok it's a bit dark and definately a league all it's own.
He more or less explained his reasoning in his post; trying to say that an argument that amounts to "the fights take too long and the plot is repetitive" is a holier-than-thou anti-mainstream one is pretty ridiculous, especially since he recommends Tenchi Muyo in the same post. Before you decide to attack me for elitism, note that I was a DBZ fan (and still enjoy DB when I happen to catch it), until I just got sick of seeing the same thing over and over and over again. Based on various comments I've seen floating around, I very much doubt that I'm alone in this experience. I am not an anime fanatic, and DBZ was not displaced by a more "hip" series - I simply stopped watching it and largely shifted my attention to live-action science fiction series that I found more compelling (particularly Babylon 5, which was already 7+ years old at the time).Are u to good to be able to watch something that has been mainstreamed?
yes that is hellsing.Originally posted by PUNJABEE@Feb 16, 2003 @ 06:58 AM
That hellsing sounds kinda cool. Ive never seen it.
I THINK i saw a clip of an ep one time. There was this guy in red, and he held up someone with a gun, or something... Shot at the person, and the person was a shadow, or SOMEthing of the sort, reflected the bullet, and TOTALLY destroyed the character, with BOOKOOS of blood.
Looked really cool!