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#1074484 - well theyre all on netflix, so im gonna watch them all eventua…  [+] (4 new replies) 11/12/2014 on Anime & Manga - anime... 0
#1074498 - redclover (11/12/2014) [-]
just search netflix categories
#1074500 - rdunc (11/12/2014) [-]
i have but netflix uk has a pretty shitty selection so the three i listed are pretty much the best on there of ones i havent seen yet
User avatar #1074503 - avoideduniform (11/12/2014) [-]
Just Hola or some shit to get a different country netflix
#1074507 - rdunc (11/12/2014) [-]
i like to watch it on my tv through my ps3 and changing my DNS all the time is far too much hassle
#1074480 - sup anime board, what should i watch next steins gate, sword a…  [+] (10 new replies) 11/12/2014 on Anime & Manga - anime... 0
User avatar #1074540 - zomaru (11/12/2014) [-]
I'ma go with Rei on this one, Steins gate is certainly the winner in that category.
#1074621 - rdunc (11/12/2014) [-]
right on, thanks
User avatar #1074505 - Rei (11/12/2014) [-]
Steins;Gate
#1074508 - rdunc (11/12/2014) [-]
thanks
#1074482 - anonymous (11/12/2014) [-]
Watch what you want to watch.
#1074484 - rdunc (11/12/2014) [-]
well theyre all on netflix, so im gonna watch them all eventually. just curious about what people gravitate towards
#1074498 - redclover (11/12/2014) [-]
just search netflix categories
#1074500 - rdunc (11/12/2014) [-]
i have but netflix uk has a pretty shitty selection so the three i listed are pretty much the best on there of ones i havent seen yet
User avatar #1074503 - avoideduniform (11/12/2014) [-]
Just Hola or some shit to get a different country netflix
#1074507 - rdunc (11/12/2014) [-]
i like to watch it on my tv through my ps3 and changing my DNS all the time is far too much hassle
#23 - well technically he could have been selling it with liberty ci… 11/11/2014 on Seems legit +1
#147 - some righteous **** i tell ya hwat 11/09/2014 on He has some weird fetishes 0
#51 - see its the complete opposite for me, i power so much more wee… 11/06/2014 on Alison Brie, Nick Offerman,... 0
#38 - yeah i assumed they did it in other places,but ive know a lot …  [+] (5 new replies) 11/06/2014 on Alison Brie, Nick Offerman,... 0
User avatar #40 - captainprincess (11/06/2014) [-]
I tend to give out the first drag by default
mostly because I almost never have my own product, and 90% of what I have I get given for free anyway (lucky me amirite)

but mostly I tend to construct them with the people involved in mind
certain people will elicit "tactical" product placement throughout the spliff so that the different people get what I have concluded is the optimal dose for them

But then I rarely engage in back-and-forth sessions anyway
it's usually "each gets his own" or "twos me"
only with my old man do I go in for back-and-forth and even then it's a very relaxed form
not puffpuffpass more puffthinkpuffthinkpass
#43 - nushroom (11/06/2014) [-]
dunno about weed cus ive never really done it, but i smoked, and where i live its normal to let out the first drag of a cig to get rid of lighter fumes.
User avatar #44 - captainprincess (11/06/2014) [-]
never thought of that lol
I just did it just cause I was a 14 yearold boy and big boys were telling me the rules of smoking

and I just carried it on out of habit
#45 - nushroom (11/06/2014) [-]
same with me too, but they actually told me why.
User avatar #46 - captainprincess (11/06/2014) [-]
Ah
I never got such in-depth tutoring
just "hit this shit boy" and "no you let the first drag go free"
#35 - i believe it was Leviticus 21:6 'and god said unto abraham, bl… 11/06/2014 on Alison Brie, Nick Offerman,... 0
#32 - exactly there really is an art to it, and there are few more c…  [+] (9 new replies) 11/06/2014 on Alison Brie, Nick Offerman,... 0
User avatar #48 - hyperhippy (11/06/2014) [-]
that rule isn't just from Liverpool it's pretty much UK wide, you roll it you spark it, also if you bought the weed but didn't roll it you get seconds then you pass the doobie to the left hand side. buyer's rights. <-- don't know if that's a thing anywhere else but it's what we do in the mMdlands.
User avatar #49 - hyperhippy (11/06/2014) [-]
*Midlands.
User avatar #37 - captainprincess (11/06/2014) [-]
Oh THAT rule
That's liverpudlian is it? cool

No that rule still applies also but in my circles it goes handinhand with the practise of I guess "freeing" the first drag or something
noone really thinks there's anything wrong with it but it's just a custom now I suppose

none of us put any product in the foremost tip anyway so it's all good, it's just a little wasted tobacco. Almost a sort of tribute to whatever unknown spirits or gods of tobacco there are out there.

personally though, I tend to favour the opposite in that the owner of the product either gets first in the chain, OR he gets the generous portion if the rotation is slower and proportion based rather than a constant rotation

in short I smoke with several kinds of smokers, I have almost itemized list of various customs and where to apply them
lul
#38 - rdunc (11/06/2014) [-]
yeah i assumed they did it in other places,but ive know a lot of people from enighbouring areas that have never heard of it. again though there are so many iterations on the the rules e.g. for me if i have weed and i roll someone a spliff i get rollers rights because im doing them a favour. but if i dont have weed and i roll someone a spliff i give it to them because they paid for it and were doing each other a favour. crazy how in depth smokers can get over this stuff haha
User avatar #40 - captainprincess (11/06/2014) [-]
I tend to give out the first drag by default
mostly because I almost never have my own product, and 90% of what I have I get given for free anyway (lucky me amirite)

but mostly I tend to construct them with the people involved in mind
certain people will elicit "tactical" product placement throughout the spliff so that the different people get what I have concluded is the optimal dose for them

But then I rarely engage in back-and-forth sessions anyway
it's usually "each gets his own" or "twos me"
only with my old man do I go in for back-and-forth and even then it's a very relaxed form
not puffpuffpass more puffthinkpuffthinkpass
#43 - nushroom (11/06/2014) [-]
dunno about weed cus ive never really done it, but i smoked, and where i live its normal to let out the first drag of a cig to get rid of lighter fumes.
User avatar #44 - captainprincess (11/06/2014) [-]
never thought of that lol
I just did it just cause I was a 14 yearold boy and big boys were telling me the rules of smoking

and I just carried it on out of habit
#45 - nushroom (11/06/2014) [-]
same with me too, but they actually told me why.
User avatar #46 - captainprincess (11/06/2014) [-]
Ah
I never got such in-depth tutoring
just "hit this shit boy" and "no you let the first drag go free"
#31 - yeah i knew that americans smoke spliffs, its just that its no…  [+] (3 new replies) 11/06/2014 on Alison Brie, Nick Offerman,... 0
User avatar #56 - darksideofthebeast (11/06/2014) [-]
We smoke it through our nose, Jesus said we should do it that way.
#33 - KievLeviathan (11/06/2014) [-]
We Americans actually smoke our "spliffs" through our noses (as Jesus intended)-- that's why they have to be smaller
#35 - rdunc (11/06/2014) [-]
i believe it was Leviticus 21:6 'and god said unto abraham, blaze that shit nigguh'
#29 - i think you may be right, apparently kingsize skins are super …  [+] (11 new replies) 11/06/2014 on Alison Brie, Nick Offerman,... 0
User avatar #30 - captainprincess (11/06/2014) [-]
funny thing is that
despite the readily available materials my excuse for going spliff over bong is that I just enjoy the very act of smoking itself

the rolling
the dribbling of the materials inside
placing the filter at one end
sealing it all together with a loving lick

and then waiting with the fag hanging from your lips for a bout 5 minutes before you actually light it and take the first drag

I even tend to apply the "rule" of spliffs that I was told when I first encountered it, in that you never take in the first drag and you let it out like it's poison, and I tend to do that with regular fags now for no particular reason
#32 - rdunc (11/06/2014) [-]
exactly there really is an art to it, and there are few more calming expiriences than sitting back after a hard day, taking out your supplies, putting some music on and rolling up.

Interesting rule there. In liverpool sparking a spliff is coveted and people tend to take a big pull at the start to get a nice burn going. very interesting that there are colloquial rules to cannabis as well as the universally accepted e.g. in liverpool the person who rolls the spliff gets to spark it, regardless of whos weed it is.

its called rollers rights and its probably a big reason everyone who smokes weed here regularly learns to roll properly
User avatar #48 - hyperhippy (11/06/2014) [-]
that rule isn't just from Liverpool it's pretty much UK wide, you roll it you spark it, also if you bought the weed but didn't roll it you get seconds then you pass the doobie to the left hand side. buyer's rights. <-- don't know if that's a thing anywhere else but it's what we do in the mMdlands.
User avatar #49 - hyperhippy (11/06/2014) [-]
*Midlands.
User avatar #37 - captainprincess (11/06/2014) [-]
Oh THAT rule
That's liverpudlian is it? cool

No that rule still applies also but in my circles it goes handinhand with the practise of I guess "freeing" the first drag or something
noone really thinks there's anything wrong with it but it's just a custom now I suppose

none of us put any product in the foremost tip anyway so it's all good, it's just a little wasted tobacco. Almost a sort of tribute to whatever unknown spirits or gods of tobacco there are out there.

personally though, I tend to favour the opposite in that the owner of the product either gets first in the chain, OR he gets the generous portion if the rotation is slower and proportion based rather than a constant rotation

in short I smoke with several kinds of smokers, I have almost itemized list of various customs and where to apply them
lul
#38 - rdunc (11/06/2014) [-]
yeah i assumed they did it in other places,but ive know a lot of people from enighbouring areas that have never heard of it. again though there are so many iterations on the the rules e.g. for me if i have weed and i roll someone a spliff i get rollers rights because im doing them a favour. but if i dont have weed and i roll someone a spliff i give it to them because they paid for it and were doing each other a favour. crazy how in depth smokers can get over this stuff haha
User avatar #40 - captainprincess (11/06/2014) [-]
I tend to give out the first drag by default
mostly because I almost never have my own product, and 90% of what I have I get given for free anyway (lucky me amirite)

but mostly I tend to construct them with the people involved in mind
certain people will elicit "tactical" product placement throughout the spliff so that the different people get what I have concluded is the optimal dose for them

But then I rarely engage in back-and-forth sessions anyway
it's usually "each gets his own" or "twos me"
only with my old man do I go in for back-and-forth and even then it's a very relaxed form
not puffpuffpass more puffthinkpuffthinkpass
#43 - nushroom (11/06/2014) [-]
dunno about weed cus ive never really done it, but i smoked, and where i live its normal to let out the first drag of a cig to get rid of lighter fumes.
User avatar #44 - captainprincess (11/06/2014) [-]
never thought of that lol
I just did it just cause I was a 14 yearold boy and big boys were telling me the rules of smoking

and I just carried it on out of habit
#45 - nushroom (11/06/2014) [-]
same with me too, but they actually told me why.
User avatar #46 - captainprincess (11/06/2014) [-]
Ah
I never got such in-depth tutoring
just "hit this shit boy" and "no you let the first drag go free"
#26 - yeah my friend had one once. it was fine but i felt like a cra…  [+] (1 new reply) 11/06/2014 on Alison Brie, Nick Offerman,... 0
User avatar #42 - yesrilo (11/06/2014) [-]
Jesus you two take your weed smoking seriously don't you. It's a spliff. There's not a lot more to it in my eyes.
#24 - yeah i always equate it to alcohol in that bongs are like shot…  [+] (3 new replies) 11/06/2014 on Alison Brie, Nick Offerman,... +1
User avatar #25 - crownangel (11/06/2014) [-]
I don't understand pipes though, they really suck. It's Bong or Blunt for me.
#26 - rdunc (11/06/2014) [-]
yeah my friend had one once. it was fine but i felt like a crack fiend smoking from it
User avatar #42 - yesrilo (11/06/2014) [-]
Jesus you two take your weed smoking seriously don't you. It's a spliff. There's not a lot more to it in my eyes.
#22 - no doubt, youre putting away 1/3 to 1/2 of a spliff in a few b…  [+] (5 new replies) 11/06/2014 on Alison Brie, Nick Offerman,... 0
User avatar #23 - crownangel (11/06/2014) [-]
They are more of a casual method. Back in the day I only used one at home or at a hangout.
#24 - rdunc (11/06/2014) [-]
yeah i always equate it to alcohol in that bongs are like shots and you do it when youre looking to get as high/drunk as possible as fast as possible, whereas rolling and smoking a spliff is more like drinking a bourbon or a cocktail where it takes some time but is ultimately more rewarding, at least i think
User avatar #25 - crownangel (11/06/2014) [-]
I don't understand pipes though, they really suck. It's Bong or Blunt for me.
#26 - rdunc (11/06/2014) [-]
yeah my friend had one once. it was fine but i felt like a crack fiend smoking from it
User avatar #42 - yesrilo (11/06/2014) [-]
Jesus you two take your weed smoking seriously don't you. It's a spliff. There's not a lot more to it in my eyes.
#20 - interesting. bongs are awesome every now and then but some peo…  [+] (1 new reply) 11/06/2014 on Alison Brie, Nick Offerman,... +1
User avatar #60 - skaffanl (11/07/2014) [-]
I agree.
#17 - thats fair, but to me it definitely seems like theyre more pop…  [+] (3 new replies) 11/06/2014 on Alison Brie, Nick Offerman,... +1
User avatar #18 - skaffanl (11/06/2014) [-]
Here in the Netherlands everyone smokes joints or sometimes blunts. Only people I know who use bongs are the biggest stoners i've ever seen. I've tried a hit once and was stoned all night, and he does it every hour or so.

Didn't know if you cared, but now you got more perspective.
#20 - rdunc (11/06/2014) [-]
interesting. bongs are awesome every now and then but some people use them religiously. i think it defiinitely gives a more intense high when you first hit it but i much prefer just putting on some music and smoking a fat spliff. its so much more relaxing and at the end of the day thats why im smoking weed.
User avatar #60 - skaffanl (11/07/2014) [-]
I agree.
#15 - so, this has been bothering me for some time, i'd like an amer…  [+] (37 new replies) 11/06/2014 on Alison Brie, Nick Offerman,... +4
#59 - anonymous (11/06/2014) [-]
Hoon a Buckie (gravity bong, whatever..) then compare that one cone to smoking a whole spliff. For me it's the bang for buck ratio buckies give that I like
#57 - frigoffeh (11/06/2014) [-]
a bong will get you higher off smaller amounts of weed, a joint is more fun to smoke IMO, blunts are just great, period. Why is it so popular? I don't know, bongs are popular because you don't need as much weed but i guess it's more because people think they need things they really dont. I dont understand why people have many different bongs. If i were to own one, id buy one and thats it. Quality and style also play factors. Same with clothes, you dont need j's on your feet, but if you can buy em then why not.
User avatar #55 - darksideofthebeast (11/06/2014) [-]
I enjoy a nicely rolled joint, but I don't always have enough weed + it lets out a couple hits just from burning itself down.

I like to smoke out of bongs the most, but blunts and joints are seconds favorites.

But other than that, I'd gladly smoke a joint if I had enough and didn't care about wasting a tiny bit.
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#41 - hotsand (11/06/2014) [-]
I don't know necessarily about the culture of things, I think some kids like how things look aesthetic-wise rather than efficiency, but I've found that the smarter stoners pick bongs to stretch out pot as much as possible, ESPECIALLY if you're in an expensive state such as Texas where our bud costs 20$ a gram.

Christ, I went through two joints in two days, then the same amount of weed through a bong over nearly a month.
#51 - rdunc (11/06/2014) [-]
see its the complete opposite for me, i power so much more weed in a bong than with a few fat spliffs
User avatar #39 - kyojinn (11/06/2014) [-]
I use glass because I only smoke at home, and it gives me an enjoyable smoke.
#28 - KievLeviathan (11/06/2014) [-]
Americans smoke joints-- that is, we don't add tobacco like you would for a spliff
#31 - rdunc (11/06/2014) [-]
yeah i knew that americans smoke spliffs, its just that its normally this type of spliff, with no cone and sometimes no roach. it makes sense that you would have it smaller because of the lack of tobacco padding it but i never got why theres no attempt to cone. they just seem sloppy and less enjoyable to smoke. thats just me though
User avatar #56 - darksideofthebeast (11/06/2014) [-]
We smoke it through our nose, Jesus said we should do it that way.
#33 - KievLeviathan (11/06/2014) [-]
We Americans actually smoke our "spliffs" through our noses (as Jesus intended)-- that's why they have to be smaller
#35 - rdunc (11/06/2014) [-]
i believe it was Leviticus 21:6 'and god said unto abraham, blaze that shit nigguh'
User avatar #27 - captainprincess (11/06/2014) [-]
I'd say it's to do with the resources available

It seemed like in the US, rolling your own smokes isn't common enough that you can really get the supplies anywhere that tobacco is readily available

So I would bet that the popularity of paraphenalia is due to it being more commonly obtained than rolling materials, combined with the fact that it's not a consumable material, but a permanent device you can re-use

but at the old homestead, rolling your own isn't even remotely strange or abnormal anywhere. even in the heart of London you can easily get skins and filters and you'll probably see atleast half of the smokers around you with their self-rolled fags, so naturally the spliff is more common since it uses the materials and skills we tend to learn anyway
#29 - rdunc (11/06/2014) [-]
i think you may be right, apparently kingsize skins are super rare in the US. all i can say is thank god we live in the UK. having the option to use paraphenalia or smoke green skin joints is nice but smoking a fat spliff is unparalleled to me
User avatar #30 - captainprincess (11/06/2014) [-]
funny thing is that
despite the readily available materials my excuse for going spliff over bong is that I just enjoy the very act of smoking itself

the rolling
the dribbling of the materials inside
placing the filter at one end
sealing it all together with a loving lick

and then waiting with the fag hanging from your lips for a bout 5 minutes before you actually light it and take the first drag

I even tend to apply the "rule" of spliffs that I was told when I first encountered it, in that you never take in the first drag and you let it out like it's poison, and I tend to do that with regular fags now for no particular reason
#32 - rdunc (11/06/2014) [-]
exactly there really is an art to it, and there are few more calming expiriences than sitting back after a hard day, taking out your supplies, putting some music on and rolling up.

Interesting rule there. In liverpool sparking a spliff is coveted and people tend to take a big pull at the start to get a nice burn going. very interesting that there are colloquial rules to cannabis as well as the universally accepted e.g. in liverpool the person who rolls the spliff gets to spark it, regardless of whos weed it is.

its called rollers rights and its probably a big reason everyone who smokes weed here regularly learns to roll properly
User avatar #48 - hyperhippy (11/06/2014) [-]
that rule isn't just from Liverpool it's pretty much UK wide, you roll it you spark it, also if you bought the weed but didn't roll it you get seconds then you pass the doobie to the left hand side. buyer's rights. <-- don't know if that's a thing anywhere else but it's what we do in the mMdlands.
User avatar #49 - hyperhippy (11/06/2014) [-]
*Midlands.
User avatar #37 - captainprincess (11/06/2014) [-]
Oh THAT rule
That's liverpudlian is it? cool

No that rule still applies also but in my circles it goes handinhand with the practise of I guess "freeing" the first drag or something
noone really thinks there's anything wrong with it but it's just a custom now I suppose

none of us put any product in the foremost tip anyway so it's all good, it's just a little wasted tobacco. Almost a sort of tribute to whatever unknown spirits or gods of tobacco there are out there.

personally though, I tend to favour the opposite in that the owner of the product either gets first in the chain, OR he gets the generous portion if the rotation is slower and proportion based rather than a constant rotation

in short I smoke with several kinds of smokers, I have almost itemized list of various customs and where to apply them
lul
#38 - rdunc (11/06/2014) [-]
yeah i assumed they did it in other places,but ive know a lot of people from enighbouring areas that have never heard of it. again though there are so many iterations on the the rules e.g. for me if i have weed and i roll someone a spliff i get rollers rights because im doing them a favour. but if i dont have weed and i roll someone a spliff i give it to them because they paid for it and were doing each other a favour. crazy how in depth smokers can get over this stuff haha
User avatar #40 - captainprincess (11/06/2014) [-]
I tend to give out the first drag by default
mostly because I almost never have my own product, and 90% of what I have I get given for free anyway (lucky me amirite)

but mostly I tend to construct them with the people involved in mind
certain people will elicit "tactical" product placement throughout the spliff so that the different people get what I have concluded is the optimal dose for them

But then I rarely engage in back-and-forth sessions anyway
it's usually "each gets his own" or "twos me"
only with my old man do I go in for back-and-forth and even then it's a very relaxed form
not puffpuffpass more puffthinkpuffthinkpass
#43 - nushroom (11/06/2014) [-]
dunno about weed cus ive never really done it, but i smoked, and where i live its normal to let out the first drag of a cig to get rid of lighter fumes.
User avatar #44 - captainprincess (11/06/2014) [-]
never thought of that lol
I just did it just cause I was a 14 yearold boy and big boys were telling me the rules of smoking

and I just carried it on out of habit
#45 - nushroom (11/06/2014) [-]
same with me too, but they actually told me why.
User avatar #46 - captainprincess (11/06/2014) [-]
Ah
I never got such in-depth tutoring
just "hit this shit boy" and "no you let the first drag go free"
User avatar #21 - crownangel (11/06/2014) [-]
Bongs definitely give you a stronger hit
#22 - rdunc (11/06/2014) [-]
no doubt, youre putting away 1/3 to 1/2 of a spliff in a few big whiffs, and i like bongs but i wouldnt enjoy smoking them all the time personally.
User avatar #23 - crownangel (11/06/2014) [-]
They are more of a casual method. Back in the day I only used one at home or at a hangout.
#24 - rdunc (11/06/2014) [-]
yeah i always equate it to alcohol in that bongs are like shots and you do it when youre looking to get as high/drunk as possible as fast as possible, whereas rolling and smoking a spliff is more like drinking a bourbon or a cocktail where it takes some time but is ultimately more rewarding, at least i think
User avatar #25 - crownangel (11/06/2014) [-]
I don't understand pipes though, they really suck. It's Bong or Blunt for me.
#26 - rdunc (11/06/2014) [-]
yeah my friend had one once. it was fine but i felt like a crack fiend smoking from it
User avatar #42 - yesrilo (11/06/2014) [-]
Jesus you two take your weed smoking seriously don't you. It's a spliff. There's not a lot more to it in my eyes.
User avatar #16 - anonymoose (11/06/2014) [-]
Not from America, but bongs and other ways are cleaner no tobacco needed more potent and quicker. I don't think it's that they're more popular in America, I think it's that they're more popular with people who smoke very regularly.
#17 - rdunc (11/06/2014) [-]
thats fair, but to me it definitely seems like theyre more popular in america, at least more so than in the UK. i guess the difference is that its just assumed that tobacco is used in spliffs here so the cleanliness doesnt come into it.

the irony of the regular smokers argument is that in england and again this is only in my expirience it's the regular smokers that smoke spliffs and more casual weed fans use paraphenalia, probably because its much trickier to roll a large coned spliff well than it is to pack a bowl.

But each to their own, i guess
User avatar #18 - skaffanl (11/06/2014) [-]
Here in the Netherlands everyone smokes joints or sometimes blunts. Only people I know who use bongs are the biggest stoners i've ever seen. I've tried a hit once and was stoned all night, and he does it every hour or so.

Didn't know if you cared, but now you got more perspective.
#20 - rdunc (11/06/2014) [-]
interesting. bongs are awesome every now and then but some people use them religiously. i think it defiinitely gives a more intense high when you first hit it but i much prefer just putting on some music and smoking a fat spliff. its so much more relaxing and at the end of the day thats why im smoking weed.
User avatar #60 - skaffanl (11/07/2014) [-]
I agree.
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i cant stand dubbed so that works out perfectly, thanks a lot pal
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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R1: kissanime.com/Anime/Code-Geass-Lelouch-of-the-Rebellion/Episode-001?id=1532
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2: kissanime.com/Anime/Code-Geass-Lelouch-of-the-Rebellion-R2/Episode-001?id=1632

Cowboy Bebop: kissanime.com/Anime/Cowboy-Bebop-Sub/Episode-001?id=28612

Excellent choice in anime. That site plays them in HD so you shouldn't have a problem with picture quality and I'm sure that plays in the UK as I've sent links from that site before. The only "issue" is that the site won't play the videos unless you disable adblocker, but there aren't any pop up adds just the clicking ones, and if you're going on an anime binge and watching them in full screen the ones on the sides won't matter anyways.

Enjoy your shows.
#252 - rdunc (10/26/2014) [-]
thanks a lot man this is awesome, youve helped me out in a big way. i'' let you know what i think of them when ive finished them all in about a decade haha
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User avatar #247 - silentark (10/25/2014) [-]
At home, though if you meant where I get them from, I usually buy a hard copy when it comes out (I got a store nearby that sells just about everything related to anime and import games) That is, if I liked the eng subbed version.
#248 - rdunc (10/25/2014) [-]
fair enough, i cant really afford to but box sets, and onnline links for anime tend to be disgraceful quality
User avatar #249 - silentark (10/25/2014) [-]
If youre of the 'aarg scurvy' disposition and don't mind english subbed, try nyaa torrents, multiple groups put up varying resolutions of the same anime, ranging from 480, 720 and 1020
#251 - rdunc (10/26/2014) [-]
i cant stand dubbed so that works out perfectly, thanks a lot pal
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User avatar #242 - golnax (10/25/2014) [-]
Yes, as a matter of fact I do. I could link you to each show individually if you liked. Where would you want to start?
#243 - rdunc (10/25/2014) [-]
if you could provide links for evangelion, deathnote, code geass and cowboy bebop i would appreciate it . preferably subbed and if theyre high quality, thatd be cool, i'm probably gonna connect my laptop to the tv with a hdmi cable so the pictures gonna get blown up
#250 - golnax (10/26/2014) [-]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: kissanime.com/Anime/Neon-Genesis-Evangelion/Episode-001?id=5235

Death Note: kissanime.com/Anime/Death-Note/Episode-001?id=14564

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R1: kissanime.com/Anime/Code-Geass-Lelouch-of-the-Rebellion/Episode-001?id=1532
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2: kissanime.com/Anime/Code-Geass-Lelouch-of-the-Rebellion-R2/Episode-001?id=1632

Cowboy Bebop: kissanime.com/Anime/Cowboy-Bebop-Sub/Episode-001?id=28612

Excellent choice in anime. That site plays them in HD so you shouldn't have a problem with picture quality and I'm sure that plays in the UK as I've sent links from that site before. The only "issue" is that the site won't play the videos unless you disable adblocker, but there aren't any pop up adds just the clicking ones, and if you're going on an anime binge and watching them in full screen the ones on the sides won't matter anyways.

Enjoy your shows.
#252 - rdunc (10/26/2014) [-]
thanks a lot man this is awesome, youve helped me out in a big way. i'' let you know what i think of them when ive finished them all in about a decade haha
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User avatar #227 - golnax (10/25/2014) [-]
I haven't actually seen any of those anime unfortunately, so I can't give you my opinion on any of them. I can understand you're not wanting to watch it on your laptop. The last time I checked, Code Geass, Cowboy Bebop, and Neon Genesis were all on netflix as was Eden of the East, Death Note, Elfen Lied and several others that I listed.

Speaking of which, if you look up a bit you'll find that I've given you several more anime recommendations as well as an in depth review (Or as in depth as I can get with 2000 characters per post) on both Neon Genesis Evangelion and Code Geass. Happy anime watching~
#239 - rdunc (10/25/2014) [-]
yeah theyre on the american netflix but as usual we get shafted in the UK. i'd buy crunchyroll but we dont even get that despite them saying they were planning to bring it here over two years ago. it seems like most of the other anime netflix has sucks because the few people ive spoke to havent heard of them/ never watched them, and the reviews arent too great either. i should just bite the bullet and watch them online, but the picture quality tends to suffer so much. do you have links for places to watch these? thanks
User avatar #242 - golnax (10/25/2014) [-]
Yes, as a matter of fact I do. I could link you to each show individually if you liked. Where would you want to start?
#243 - rdunc (10/25/2014) [-]
if you could provide links for evangelion, deathnote, code geass and cowboy bebop i would appreciate it . preferably subbed and if theyre high quality, thatd be cool, i'm probably gonna connect my laptop to the tv with a hdmi cable so the pictures gonna get blown up
#250 - golnax (10/26/2014) [-]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: kissanime.com/Anime/Neon-Genesis-Evangelion/Episode-001?id=5235

Death Note: kissanime.com/Anime/Death-Note/Episode-001?id=14564

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R1: kissanime.com/Anime/Code-Geass-Lelouch-of-the-Rebellion/Episode-001?id=1532
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2: kissanime.com/Anime/Code-Geass-Lelouch-of-the-Rebellion-R2/Episode-001?id=1632

Cowboy Bebop: kissanime.com/Anime/Cowboy-Bebop-Sub/Episode-001?id=28612

Excellent choice in anime. That site plays them in HD so you shouldn't have a problem with picture quality and I'm sure that plays in the UK as I've sent links from that site before. The only "issue" is that the site won't play the videos unless you disable adblocker, but there aren't any pop up adds just the clicking ones, and if you're going on an anime binge and watching them in full screen the ones on the sides won't matter anyways.

Enjoy your shows.
#252 - rdunc (10/26/2014) [-]
thanks a lot man this is awesome, youve helped me out in a big way. i'' let you know what i think of them when ive finished them all in about a decade haha
User avatar #179 - silentark (10/25/2014) [-]
Just bear in mind with hellsing there's two versions, they both have the same characters in general, but the plot is different, hellsing ultimate is more canon with the manga and in my opinion, better. I might as well add on a couple, not to the detail as above though, no offense, but google them for more info.

Clannad- A slice of life (usually means a mostly realistic setting) anime about theirr relationship between two people from high school till afterwards (warning, this one will make even the manliest of manly men cry), great anime even if you're looking for something with less action and fighting.

Tora-dora- another slice of life anime worth the watch. About a guy with a scary face and an agressive pint-sized midget, good story with a few chuckles thrown in.

Spice and wolf- Fantasy set anime about the adventures of a travelling peddler and a wolf-goddess of the harvest, less on the violence but full of intrigue.

Black lagoon- probably heard of this one, a Quentin tarinteno inspired anime about a crew of misfit mercenaries in a lawless city, tons of guns violence and all that good stuff, another bonus is sony bought the production righs and only costs about half as much to buy a physical copy
User avatar #190 - silentark (10/25/2014) [-]
Fullmetal alchemist- Another of those 'everybody and his mom' type animes, deep plot, memorable characters with a bit of humor, just bear in mind that, like hellsing, theres two versions with brotherhood being more canon with the anime

Sword art online- another of those everybody ones. solid story set in an MMORPG turned death game, only real disappointment was the seasons ended rather spontaniously. Just bear in mind season 3 (gun gale online) hasn't been released in english yet.

Guilty crown- If you liked code geass, you will enjoy this one, rebel uprisings, MC has special power, mystery female lead, etc.
User avatar #197 - silentark (10/25/2014) [-]
Girls und Panzer- about rival groups of schoolgirls partipating in competitions where groups of tanks face off against each other, they got their history on the tanks mostly spot on, but probably give it a miss if you're not a tank-nut

Darker than black- Gritty anime involving people with supernatural powers, albeit with a sometimes grisly cost (e.g. the first ep there's a guy who can defy gravity, but has to break his own fingers as compensation, or an opera singer with a sonic voice, but has to eat cigarettes after use), pretty damn worth looking into.

Bake/Nisemonogatari- a series getting to two full seasons and a few movies, about a previously vampire- possessed student and the supernatural, tons of intrigue and lots of accurate refences to jap lore, worth the watch if you like supernatural flicks.

Fairy tail- another large, mainstream anime made by shounen jump (one piece) about the (mis)adventures centered around a guild of slightly insane, overpowered mercenaries, personally havent watched past season 2 but so far story is what to expect from Jump and the fillers have given me a chuckle

Persona 4 the animation - I rarely recommend animes or movies based on games but this one is worth it. about a group of students fighting in an alternate world to prevent murders in theirs, worth the watch and the two or three fillers didn't kill it.
User avatar #199 - silentark (10/25/2014) [-]
Last couple
Melancoly of haruhi suzumiya- likely heard of this one, two seaons, a movie and a spin off. about the main character and high school with a nonsensical girl who has the habit of making her delusoins real. Fun to watch, just beware there is a six episode black hole, you can skip episodes 13-18.

soul collector- set in a colledge where a controller and their anthromorphic weapons collect he souls of evil beings, interesting art style, zany characters and good action sequences across four seasons.

Lucky star- kinda love or hate, slice of life involving the random daily life of four schoolgirls, no real plot, but I found one of the main characters a bit TOO easy to identify with.

Chrome shelled regios- set in a world overrun with air polluting monsters and the only inhabitable places are giant, walking domed cities, good story with plenty of action

While I could keep going i'm going to stop, i'm hungry, got crap to do and getting bored.
User avatar #201 - silentark (10/25/2014) [-]
Whoops, soul collector is meant to be soul eater. I really should proof read
#240 - rdunc (10/25/2014) [-]
thanks man, between you and golnax i have enough anime to last me for a decade haha. where do you normally watch these?
User avatar #247 - silentark (10/25/2014) [-]
At home, though if you meant where I get them from, I usually buy a hard copy when it comes out (I got a store nearby that sells just about everything related to anime and import games) That is, if I liked the eng subbed version.
#248 - rdunc (10/25/2014) [-]
fair enough, i cant really afford to but box sets, and onnline links for anime tend to be disgraceful quality
User avatar #249 - silentark (10/25/2014) [-]
If youre of the 'aarg scurvy' disposition and don't mind english subbed, try nyaa torrents, multiple groups put up varying resolutions of the same anime, ranging from 480, 720 and 1020
#251 - rdunc (10/26/2014) [-]
i cant stand dubbed so that works out perfectly, thanks a lot pal
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User avatar #114 - garymuthafuknoak (10/25/2014) [-]
ok well if you like kill la kill you absolutley fucking have to watch gurren lagann. People were excited for kill la kill to be gurren lagann succesor but it wasnt at all. kill la kill is good. but gurren lagann is fucking legendary.

also my little monster is really fun to watch and also my best friend who doesnt watch anime only watches hunter x hunter so im guessing its good
#120 - rdunc (10/25/2014) [-]
awesome, im really into kill la kill, so sounds like this is gonna blow my fuckin mind. i really wish netflix UK had a more comprehensive anime collection. i want to brush up on the classics, cowboy bebop, , evangelion, code geass etc but i dont really like watching stuff on my laptop
User avatar #111 - golnax (10/25/2014) [-]
Okay, so while I don' readily know what anime are on the netflix in UK (although I could find out pretty easily, I'm both lazy and tired) but seeing as how you have access to FJ, I'm going to assume you have a source of internet to watch it elsewhere and if need be, I can provide sauce for many of the anime I'm about to list.

Get ready for multiple replies, 'cause there's probably gonna be a couple.

*Takes in a huge breath*

Attack on Titan - Figured I'd get this one out of the way. Yes, everyone and their mother likes this show. Yes it's probably overhyped. But you know what? It's still worth the watch. Amazing animation, and amazing story, a stellar musical score and, best of all, it's going to have lots of episodes but not an enormous fuck ton like One Piece, Bleach or Naruto (Which I'll also go over). Currently there's 25 episodes in total, some of which are in English if you prefer to watch it dubbed. I went ahead and watched it subbed, and I normally hate subs. That's how good this anime is. 10/10, watch that shit.

Death Note - another anime that everyone and their mother loves to death, but again for a reason. Where other anime might be filled with action, this one isn't as much and in fact, the entire thing plays out like a battle of wits. With an excellent antihero as the main character, the story will make you question just what is right in terms of justice and wielding power. Not to mention this anime is unique in that it has two endings. Episode 25 is ending one, and if you're not satisfied with that there's always ending two which ends on episode 37. 10/10, get on that shit.

Continued.
User avatar #119 - golnax (10/25/2014) [-]
Next I'll cover the big 4 - Naruto, Bleach, One Piece and Dragon Ball Z

Naruto - This anime is about ninjas in its own... unique way. It's not at all like the ninjas of our world, but then again it doesn't have to be. This anime is actually split into two parts, the first half which is over 200 episodes, and the second half which is currently ongoing. The story is, I think, fantastic in its own right but it can drag on a bit and seem to linger around events that are seemingly unimportant, but in the end connect with the story as a whole. It's got a lot of filler episodes too, so you'll have to skip those. 8.5 out of 10 going on 9, worth the time if you want to sit down and watch it all.

Bleach - Here's an anime that'll make you pumped up, frustrated and exhilarated, sometimes all at the same time. The story is... all over the place, unfortunately, but its easy to follow and it definitely has its moments. The action is great, animation is unique in its own right and the main villain is outright genius in scale to others. Interesting and memorable characters are everywhere and the sound track is unique. Where it falters is the filler. Where Naruto had filler episodes, Bleach has filler seasons. Yes, entire seasons of filler. Beware. I'd take it with a grain of salt though and just skip over these personally until after the main story is concluded, then watch the filler seasons afterwards as they can be watched then and still make sense. 7/10, worth your time if you can stand to skip filler seasons.

DBZ - The one that started them all. Big action, suuuuuper long fight scenes, stellar animation that holds up to this day, super simple story and really all around a fun time. Won't make a huge impact in your life as in make you rethink your existence like Death Note or a couple of others I'll mention might, but you'll want to be a saiyan by the end of it. 8/10, watch that and Dragon Ball some time. Don't watch GT though.

Continue?
User avatar #121 - golnax (10/25/2014) [-]
One Piece - This anime is in of itself fantastic. Unlike the other three super giants, this anime extremely little filler. Yes it has episodes that are not in the manga and these can be considered filler, but the anime is constructed in a way that it's next to impossible for there to be filler. In fact, in the 300 episodes I've watched of it, only 2 have been outright filler and even then those were funny episodes. It's a show about a merry group of rag tag pirates all chasing their dreams. Feel good, actiony, with lots of memorable moments and characters and character development for days, this is arguably the best of the big four. If you can stomach over 500+ episodes, 700+ chapters of manga and live to tell the tale. 8.5/10, give it a chance matey.

Now on to some smaller anime:

Afro Samurai - 5 episodes, 2 movies. That's it, the shortest anime I've ever seen other than FLCL. What makes it so special though? Samuel. L. Jackson. The nigga himself voices the main character and his wacky, white haired ninja side kick. The story again isn't overly complicated, nor is it very serious. But if you're looking for a short action series with lots of action and a killer voice actor as the lead, this is where you need to go.

FLCL - otherwise known as Fooly Cooly! This nonsensical anime is what put nonsensical anime on the map (I think, could be wrong). Filled with seemingly random events and a non linear story, FLCL will keep you guessing, laughing, and asking what's happening throughout - unless you pay really close attention and can wade through the almost satirical overtones. If you like Kill la Kill, you'll love it's predecessor. 8/10, it's a Fooly Cooly dream thing.

Eden of the East - Not gonna lie, you'll probably either love or hate this one. A crazy story about a guy giving strangers seemingly all powerful cell phones and telling them to change the world, it's a slice of life anime with a bit of a twist. 11 episodes and 2 movies, it's little known show but good.
User avatar #123 - golnax (10/25/2014) [-]
Hellsing - Here's another one everyone and their mother likes. This is arguably one of the most iconic anime out there. Lots of gore, action, swearing (God the swearing), big world themes like religion and war, the story follows Alucard, a seemingly unstoppable vampire helping the British government... for some reason. The anime itself is 13 episodes I believe, but it has an OVA that covers the story as well. 9/10, watch this and the abridged series you cheeky cock waffle.

Elfen Lied - following the theme of gore, here's Elfen Lied - potentially the goriest anime I've seen. It's definitely the first that comes to mind when I think gore and anime. With a short listing of 13 episodes, this is another one of those you'll either love or hate. Other than the main antihero, the characters aren't very memorable but the music certainly is, and the story is downright heartbreaking at times. If you're in the mood to cry and potentially cringe, this one's worth your time. Also boobs. 8/10.

Gun Grave - Now here's a little known diamond in the rough. Gun Grave is about a man brought back from the dead in an almost Frankenstein like manner who is hellbent on one thing - getting his memories and life back. A mafia filled story of loss, friendship and regret, this show will have you loving, hating, then loving one of the main characters again and again until the very last episode which is so, so satisfying to get to. Of all the anime I've suggested so far, this one potentially has the best pacing. 9.5/10

Trigun - Another relatively little known anime, this show follows the story of Vash the Stampede, a man who wherever he goes trouble seems to follow, but he just wants love and peace for the entire world. A heartbreaking story of misfortune, this anime will get you addicted to its quirky themes in no time and make you sad that it ends the way it does, or maybe satisfied depending on your point of view. 9/10, watch this show sometime.

More later, I'm getting a bit of shut eye.
User avatar #195 - golnax (10/25/2014) [-]
Continued.

Cowboy Bebop - Space cowboys. That is the general theme, and it's fucking awesome. Spike and his small rag tag crew are bounty hunters just flying throughout the solar system collecting bounties. Dull as that might sound, it's really exciting to watch. In the short time frame that they focus on each character, they all get developed surprisingly well - even the side characters that you don't see much of, Like Edward's father for example. This is the only anime I know of that has won awards as well, not including movies of course, sot that alone should tell you it's worth the watch. 9/10, see you when you're done watching space cowboy.

Paranoia Agent - Oh boy, this anime. This is one of my personal favorites and for good reason I think. This is a very... subtle anime. And at the same time, it's not subtle. The premise of the show is that a young character designer is attacked one night by a young boy with a golden bat and skates, and pretty soon other people are attacked as well, leading the police on a merry go round to find this person and eventually the entire country/world. This anime focuses heavily on themes of paranoia, rumors, and psychology and is often over looked because of how its structured. But, like FLCL, if you pay attention it all makes sense - and it's brilliant. 10/10, get your paranoia on.

Digimon - Now here's a curve ball huh? Contrary to the other anime I've listed so far, this is a show specifically targeted at kids. However, it's time tested and Digimon is more mature than it might seem. It delves in themes of unity, friendship, and more mature topics like divorce and the death of a family member, all from a child's point of view and of course while trying to save the world. I'll admit this is a childhood favorite of mine, but as I said, it's time tested and I can watch it year after year and still find something to enjoy. If you're looking for something light hearted, here's your show. 8/10, easily.

More to come.
User avatar #208 - golnax (10/25/2014) [-]
Durarara!! - Now here's a fun little show. Ryugamine has just moved to the big city of Tokyo, Ikebukuro to be more specific, and his best friend is showing him around. But lots of weird and amazing things happen in this city, like a headless motor bike rider and a guy who can throw guard rails like they were nothing. Never a dull moment in this anime, and the climax drawing between three rival gangs is rather tense towards the later episodes, all coming up to a satisfying conclusion at the end. 8.5/10, worth the Russia Sushi it promotes.

FMA - Full Metal Alchemist is another one of those unique animes. Yes everyone's seen it and yes it's as good as it's made out to be. How it's unique is that like Hellsing it splits in two, the original series and Brotherhood. If I were to have you watch these two one at a time, I'd have you watch the original first. The first 15 episodes or so are spot on to the manga, where as in brotherhood the initial episodes are more recaps of these 15 and feel rushed. After that though, brotherhood would be the better anime. They're both good in their own right, but there really is no comparing them. Watch 'em both or watch one, this is one not to miss. 9.5/10

.hack -This is the series that SAO and Log Horizon want to be - and this came first. Seriously, the premise is the same but just... better, more fresh I think. Virtual reality MMO, things happen to people in real life, etc. I'll be honest, I haven't seen all of this - there are 4 series of it I believe, but it's on my to do list. .hack was the first and is probably going to stay the best out of this trio of MMO anime. Since I haven't seen it all, I'll give this a ??/10 with a positive outlook.

Devil May Cry - Oh yes, there's an anime for this. 13 episodes, same voice actors as in DMC3 and 4, if you like DMC you'll like this. Lady makes and appearance as well a couple of times, which was nice to see too. Don't remember much about this, only that dante doesn't go devil mode. 7/10.
User avatar #212 - golnax (10/25/2014) [-]
Monster - This anime is really fucking good. How good you ask? HBO has been pondering with the idea of making this a live action series, that's how good. Monster takes place in Germany and is about a young and upcoming genius of surgery who one fateful night saves the life of a child rather than a politician. This child, as it turns out, was a killer though and went on to kill more afterwards. Once the surgeon found out, he made it his mission to end the life of that boy to make up for all the lives he indirectly took. A masterful anime with a downright chilling villain at times, this is a slightly longer anime that I blazed through and I'm sure you will too. 10/10, heil Johann.

GunXSword - Another little known anime, GunXSword takes place on a planet called the Endless Illusion and follows a couple of wayward vagabonds Vaan and Wendy as they hunt for The Claw, a man who took Vaan's one and only love and Wendy's brother from them. This is a bit of a light hearted show... at first, right up until around episode 15 or so I think. Lots of laughs, plenty of action, it's a fun adventure to follow up to the end. 8/10, DAMN IT'S SPICY!

I'm starting to run out of anime to list, so I'll finish this off with a fully dedicated post to two of my favorites - Neon Genesis Evangelion and Code Geass, one for each. These are the big wigs in my book, and I'll explain why shortly.
#217 - golnax (10/25/2014) [-]
Neon Genesis Evangelion - Now this is an anime that I often find you either love it or you hate it, and I fall into the former group. There are so many reasons to love this anime, but let me point to what drew me to it at first, first. When the creator of Neon Genesis was making the show, he was diagnosed with clinical depression. Like, full on suicidal thoughts clinical depression, and for the first half of the anime he was on medication to help deal with that. The second half, he drops the meds. And it shows.

The premise of the show is that 10 years in the past, beings known as Angels appeared and almost systematically destroyed everything in their path. When they had passed, humanity decided to make a contingency plan should they ever return, thus the EVA program was born, in which titanic robotic beings that need to be piloted by 14 year old children. Now, 10 years later, the Angels are back and it's up to Shinji and two others to stop them from destroying it all again.

Now, without spoiling anything, let me just touch up on how the creator's depression showed as the show progressed. At first, it's easy fighting off the Angels and balancing every day life. But as the Angels keep coming it keeps getting harder and harder, and Shinji's mental state slowly deteriorates as does everyone else's with the threat of annihilation hanging over them. In case it wasn't obvious, religion is a theme in this anime and was a point of tension for the creator, hence his inclusion of it in the show.

I really can't stress enough how you can just see the creator's depression manifest as the show goes on. There was a point in episode 19 when the EVA goes out of control that flat startled me because of how different it was to everything else thus far in animation and in violence. This anime is a first hand look into the mind of a clinically depressed person, and it's a thrilling experience at that. 10/10, get in the damn robot Shinji.
#220 - golnax (10/25/2014) [-]
Code Geass - Lelouch of the Rebellion R1 & R2 - Where do I even begin? This is by far my favorite anime of all time thus far, and I can't see anything replacing it any time soon. There are so many things I love about this anime, the music, the animation, the characters, the story, the pure emotion - and I cannot stress this enough, this is an emotion fueled anime. There is anger in Lelouch's voice, sorrow in Suzaku's, rage and conflict and depression and disappointment - I've never seen so many character convey such a wide array of emotions over the course of 50 episodes in an anime before and so welly executed.

Lelouch Lamporogue, also known as Lelouch Vi Britannia, is an exiled prince of the Holy Britannian empire. He and his crippled sister Nunally, abandoned by their father and their country, now live in Area 11 - the formerly known country as Japan, taken over by the Empire 8 years prior. When Lelouch gets mixed up in some rebel terrorist activity, he is given a godlike power from a mysterious woman - the absolute ability to compell anyone to do anything for him. With this power and nearly a lifetime filled with hatred for his country, Lelouch sets out to destroy the Holy Britannian empire and recreate the world into a kinder, more gentler place for his sister.

Now, there are a couple of things I'd like to point out in all of this. This premise, the Holy Britannian empire, and even the Knightmare Frames, the show's version of a gundamn - this could have been our reality had two things in history been different. Had the Dark Ages never occurred, we would have the technology now to make Knightmare's a reality, and had Britain won the war for American Independence, the USA and likely the rest of the Americas would be the Britannian Empire as it was still known back all those years ago.

That in itself is incredible, that we could have lived in this reality instead of our own, aside from the supernatural of course. More in the next post.
User avatar #225 - golnax (10/25/2014) [-]
A small clip and slight spoiler. Helps illustrate the rant.

Lelouch Kills Charles and Marianne (English Dub)

Throughout the two series R1 and R2 (round 1 and 2), several themes are thoroughly explored that are controversial at best. Racism, oppression, political corruption, family affairs, military duty, honor, the ends justifying the means, the list goes on and on and on. The show was almost taken off of the air at one point when in it one of the characters, Meena, is shown masturbating in a dark room on the corner of a table to a picture of on the the Britannian princesses Euphemia. The fact that Code Geass had the balls to show a character's lesbian sexuality in such a risque way just goes to show how unafraid the producers were when going into this show. And the result?

For not skimming on the details, for not taking out the human element that is quite frankly almost if not entirely missed in several of the anime I've listed before this, Code Geass creates characters that almost feel alive in how human and emotional they are. Everyone is important in their own way in this show, everyone contributes to the story. There are no useless characters, no one is there just to be there. It all fits towards an emotional end game, a whole that is uncompromising in it's message - "You can't change the world without getting your hands dirty."

I'll stress it one more time, emotion is what makes this anime so good. Strip away layers of the show, the gundam aspects, the drama, the plot even and what you're left with is almost child like in its emotional values. A son abandoned by his father and forced to take care of his sister on his own, that is the core of this anime and the very soul of its nature. Neon Genesis displayed raw depression, Code Geass displays the resulting emotions of a child abandoned and practically destroyed. Infinity/10, I can find no flaws with this anime no matter how hard I might try, no matter how many times I watch, it's still by far my favorite anime of all time.
#124 - rdunc (10/25/2014) [-]
wow i really appreciate the effort man, i'll keep this bookmarked for later. do you have any thoughts on the ones i listed up in my previous comment? theres a bunch i want to watch on my laptop e.g. evangelion, code geass, cowboy bebop etc but im not really into watching stuff on the internet if i can help it, hence why i wanted to know if the netflix ones were any good. i recently watched akira online and it detracted from the it so much that i had to watch it on a laptop screen rather than my actual tv
User avatar #227 - golnax (10/25/2014) [-]
I haven't actually seen any of those anime unfortunately, so I can't give you my opinion on any of them. I can understand you're not wanting to watch it on your laptop. The last time I checked, Code Geass, Cowboy Bebop, and Neon Genesis were all on netflix as was Eden of the East, Death Note, Elfen Lied and several others that I listed.

Speaking of which, if you look up a bit you'll find that I've given you several more anime recommendations as well as an in depth review (Or as in depth as I can get with 2000 characters per post) on both Neon Genesis Evangelion and Code Geass. Happy anime watching~
#239 - rdunc (10/25/2014) [-]
yeah theyre on the american netflix but as usual we get shafted in the UK. i'd buy crunchyroll but we dont even get that despite them saying they were planning to bring it here over two years ago. it seems like most of the other anime netflix has sucks because the few people ive spoke to havent heard of them/ never watched them, and the reviews arent too great either. i should just bite the bullet and watch them online, but the picture quality tends to suffer so much. do you have links for places to watch these? thanks
User avatar #242 - golnax (10/25/2014) [-]
Yes, as a matter of fact I do. I could link you to each show individually if you liked. Where would you want to start?
#243 - rdunc (10/25/2014) [-]
if you could provide links for evangelion, deathnote, code geass and cowboy bebop i would appreciate it . preferably subbed and if theyre high quality, thatd be cool, i'm probably gonna connect my laptop to the tv with a hdmi cable so the pictures gonna get blown up
#250 - golnax (10/26/2014) [-]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: kissanime.com/Anime/Neon-Genesis-Evangelion/Episode-001?id=5235

Death Note: kissanime.com/Anime/Death-Note/Episode-001?id=14564

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R1: kissanime.com/Anime/Code-Geass-Lelouch-of-the-Rebellion/Episode-001?id=1532
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2: kissanime.com/Anime/Code-Geass-Lelouch-of-the-Rebellion-R2/Episode-001?id=1632

Cowboy Bebop: kissanime.com/Anime/Cowboy-Bebop-Sub/Episode-001?id=28612

Excellent choice in anime. That site plays them in HD so you shouldn't have a problem with picture quality and I'm sure that plays in the UK as I've sent links from that site before. The only "issue" is that the site won't play the videos unless you disable adblocker, but there aren't any pop up adds just the clicking ones, and if you're going on an anime binge and watching them in full screen the ones on the sides won't matter anyways.

Enjoy your shows.
#252 - rdunc (10/26/2014) [-]
thanks a lot man this is awesome, youve helped me out in a big way. i'' let you know what i think of them when ive finished them all in about a decade haha
User avatar #179 - silentark (10/25/2014) [-]
Just bear in mind with hellsing there's two versions, they both have the same characters in general, but the plot is different, hellsing ultimate is more canon with the manga and in my opinion, better. I might as well add on a couple, not to the detail as above though, no offense, but google them for more info.

Clannad- A slice of life (usually means a mostly realistic setting) anime about theirr relationship between two people from high school till afterwards (warning, this one will make even the manliest of manly men cry), great anime even if you're looking for something with less action and fighting.

Tora-dora- another slice of life anime worth the watch. About a guy with a scary face and an agressive pint-sized midget, good story with a few chuckles thrown in.

Spice and wolf- Fantasy set anime about the adventures of a travelling peddler and a wolf-goddess of the harvest, less on the violence but full of intrigue.

Black lagoon- probably heard of this one, a Quentin tarinteno inspired anime about a crew of misfit mercenaries in a lawless city, tons of guns violence and all that good stuff, another bonus is sony bought the production righs and only costs about half as much to buy a physical copy
User avatar #190 - silentark (10/25/2014) [-]
Fullmetal alchemist- Another of those 'everybody and his mom' type animes, deep plot, memorable characters with a bit of humor, just bear in mind that, like hellsing, theres two versions with brotherhood being more canon with the anime

Sword art online- another of those everybody ones. solid story set in an MMORPG turned death game, only real disappointment was the seasons ended rather spontaniously. Just bear in mind season 3 (gun gale online) hasn't been released in english yet.

Guilty crown- If you liked code geass, you will enjoy this one, rebel uprisings, MC has special power, mystery female lead, etc.
User avatar #197 - silentark (10/25/2014) [-]
Girls und Panzer- about rival groups of schoolgirls partipating in competitions where groups of tanks face off against each other, they got their history on the tanks mostly spot on, but probably give it a miss if you're not a tank-nut

Darker than black- Gritty anime involving people with supernatural powers, albeit with a sometimes grisly cost (e.g. the first ep there's a guy who can defy gravity, but has to break his own fingers as compensation, or an opera singer with a sonic voice, but has to eat cigarettes after use), pretty damn worth looking into.

Bake/Nisemonogatari- a series getting to two full seasons and a few movies, about a previously vampire- possessed student and the supernatural, tons of intrigue and lots of accurate refences to jap lore, worth the watch if you like supernatural flicks.

Fairy tail- another large, mainstream anime made by shounen jump (one piece) about the (mis)adventures centered around a guild of slightly insane, overpowered mercenaries, personally havent watched past season 2 but so far story is what to expect from Jump and the fillers have given me a chuckle

Persona 4 the animation - I rarely recommend animes or movies based on games but this one is worth it. about a group of students fighting in an alternate world to prevent murders in theirs, worth the watch and the two or three fillers didn't kill it.
User avatar #199 - silentark (10/25/2014) [-]
Last couple
Melancoly of haruhi suzumiya- likely heard of this one, two seaons, a movie and a spin off. about the main character and high school with a nonsensical girl who has the habit of making her delusoins real. Fun to watch, just beware there is a six episode black hole, you can skip episodes 13-18.

soul collector- set in a colledge where a controller and their anthromorphic weapons collect he souls of evil beings, interesting art style, zany characters and good action sequences across four seasons.

Lucky star- kinda love or hate, slice of life involving the random daily life of four schoolgirls, no real plot, but I found one of the main characters a bit TOO easy to identify with.

Chrome shelled regios- set in a world overrun with air polluting monsters and the only inhabitable places are giant, walking domed cities, good story with plenty of action

While I could keep going i'm going to stop, i'm hungry, got crap to do and getting bored.
User avatar #201 - silentark (10/25/2014) [-]
Whoops, soul collector is meant to be soul eater. I really should proof read
#240 - rdunc (10/25/2014) [-]
thanks man, between you and golnax i have enough anime to last me for a decade haha. where do you normally watch these?
User avatar #247 - silentark (10/25/2014) [-]
At home, though if you meant where I get them from, I usually buy a hard copy when it comes out (I got a store nearby that sells just about everything related to anime and import games) That is, if I liked the eng subbed version.
#248 - rdunc (10/25/2014) [-]
fair enough, i cant really afford to but box sets, and onnline links for anime tend to be disgraceful quality
User avatar #249 - silentark (10/25/2014) [-]
If youre of the 'aarg scurvy' disposition and don't mind english subbed, try nyaa torrents, multiple groups put up varying resolutions of the same anime, ranging from 480, 720 and 1020
#251 - rdunc (10/26/2014) [-]
i cant stand dubbed so that works out perfectly, thanks a lot pal

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