Hello hello! Another Shauncastic is out! This week we talk about ANIME!!! We nagged and nagged Shaun to do this topic for a while, but he kept waving our pleas away because *gasp!* he doesn’t like cartoons that are from the Land of the Rising Sun!
Well that’s not entirely true. He gives an okay reason as to why he doesn’t care for much of what anime has to offer since the 80s, but he’s missed so many good ones!
Al, Nathan, Rico, and I try to convince Shaun there is still some good out there while we list some of our favorites 🙂
I had a very long list, so of course I wasn’t able to name them all. Here’s what I had jotted down during the conversation:
- Soul Eater
- Genkatsuo: The Count of Monte Cristo
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
- Samurai Champloo
- Cowboy Bebop (Shaun was having a tough time swallowing our explanation. We may have to go A Clockwork Orange on him with this one. LOL!)
- Ouran High School Host Club (thought it was going to be lame, but it’s totally hilarious)
- Fruits Basket (slice of life with a celestial twist)
- Ghost in the Shell (movie & TV)
- Birdy the Mighty: Decode
- Eden of the East
- Speed Grapher
- Le Chevalier D’Eon
- Lupin III (my absolute favorite classic)
- Princess Tutu (the one cutesy anime I’ve been able to stomach all the way through)
- Scrapped Princess
- Sailor Moon (can’t wait for the rebooted series)
- High School of the Dead (beware of heavy melodrama and excessive fan service, but awesome gore)
- Gundam Wing
- Fairy Tail (Currently working on this after a friend kept telling me to watch it. It’s great so far. From the same creator behind Rave Master)
- Akira (required watching no matter what)
- Venus Wars
- Devil Hunter Yohko (sexy times all around, lol)
- Wolf’s Rain
- Shamanic Princess
- Blood-C (so…much…blood…and censored gore – thank the gods)
I’m sure the list will continue to grow thanks to Netflix’s and Hulu’s library. I recommend perusing Hulu Plus’ collection; it’s bigger and a lot of them are subbed.
This week’s edition of Intro to Geek is the first of four Valiant Comics books I’m reviewing this month. Archer and Armstrong is my favorite of all the books currently out so far. It has that perfect blend of comedy and action — Christian ninjas living in secret at a Christian amusement park. Um, what?
Really, this is a fun read. I can’t shut up about how great this is.
Go! Read it!!!
Intro To Geek: 14:20
Anime is My War: 32:00
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